There are three things that are very addictive – heroin, tattoos, and creating podcasts.
I’ve never tried heroin, and already have a tasteful selection of tattoos, so I’ve decided to create a new show.
Whereas “Bill Watches Movies” is a lighthearted romp through a movie, maybe two hours from start to finish, I’ve decided that the new show is going to be more of a deep dive.
Each season of “Monsters by the Minute” will cover one movie, from start to finish, on both sides of the camera.
You and I are going to talk about the stars of the movie, the actors who bring the story to life, and the journey that brought them to Hollywood.
We’re going to talk about the creative artists on the other side of the camera – the scriptwriters, the producers, the directors, the set designers, the cinematographers, the makeup artists, everyone who gave the stars the platform to perform.
Finally, we’ll also talk about history – Hollywood history, US history, world history, and anything that I feel will give you an even deeper understanding of the movie.
For the first season of Monsters by the Minute, I’ve chosen “The Mummy”, the 1932 understated occult classic starring Boris Karloff, Zita Johann and David Manners.
Directed by Karl Freund, this beautiful, haunting movie cemented Karloff’s reputation as a star, and put Freund in the director’s chair for Universal after his success as a cinematographer for 1931’s “Dracula”, and made the studio’s reputation for low budget horror.
If you’d like to be an early adopter, you can subscribe to the show via your favorite Podcasting Subscription Machine here:
Listen to the trailer below, and then stay tuned for Monsters by the Minute, Season One: The Mummy.