Download the App!

show episodes
 
M
Midnight Mass

1
Midnight Mass

Peaches Christ & Michael Varrati

Unsubscribe
Unsubscribe
Monthly+
 
Join cult leader Peaches Christ & filmmaker Michael Varrati for some hilarious and hardcore audio worship of their favorite cult movies! Each episode focuses on a unique film, filmmaker, performer, or genre and includes special guest stars, super-fans, and surprises befitting midnight movie celebration. Subscribe today and truly become one of the Children of the Pod-corn!
 
Stay safe, stay sane, stay queer (and stay home!) with WQUR: Queer Quarantine Radio, starring BenDeLaCreme, Jinkx Monsoon, Peaches Christ and Major Scales! This thrilling, hilarious, and oh so campy scripted comedy series is inspired by 1940s radio shows of yesterQUEER for the modern, quarantine era. WQUR promises you’ll THRILL at the drama and GAG at the eleganza. Support this podcast at anchor.fm/WQUR and Patreon.com/WQUR
 
The Wicked Grounds podcast is a collection of open converstationscaptured live at Wicked Grounds Cafe. Subjects can range from sex,relationships, politices, geekery, movies, more sex, you name it.Wicked Grounds first opened our doors September 16th 2009 just in timefor the Folsom Street Fair. Over the next few years we became abeloved haven of the kink community of San Francisco andbeyond. Frequently a place for munches, demonstrations, meetups andeven the occasional porn shoot and garnering ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
The queerest queers to ever queer - drag legend PEACHES CHRIST and horror maestro MICHAEL VARRATI from the MIDNIGHT MASS podcast - join us for a deep dive into our individual Top 5 UNDERSEEN QUEER CULT CLASSICS. There are some real obscure titles here, some stone cold bangers, and all sorts of interesting discussions along the way! --- Support this…
 
Call your Three Mothers! This week, Peaches and Michael are donning their black leather gloves in a special Idol Worship celebration of Italian maestro of horror: Dario Argento! In addition to discussing this celebrated director's undeniable penchant for blood-soaked style, our hosts delve into the indulgent, fairytale logic of films like SUSPIRIA,…
 
Our buddy JASON SHAWHAN (Nashville Scene) returns to the gravy to rank our individual Top 10 Films of 2022 (thus far). May has only just begun, but there have already been some true bangers in Q1 - between that fact and Jason's eclectic tastes, it should be a wild and friendly curation! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/movieswithgravy/su…
 
Dishes are done, man! This week, Peaches and Michael are getting the QED report together in celebration of 1991’s DON’T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER’S DEAD! In addition to discussing the film’s unusual tonal shifts, our hosts delve into this cable-era classic’s important messaging regarding personal agency. Joining the conversation is drag icon Alaska T…
 
In here, life is beautiful! This week, Peaches and Michael are celebrating the “divine decadence darling” of 1972’s CABARET! In addition to discussing this landmark musical’s layered messaging, our hosts delve into how this celebrated classic puts the “cult” into “culturally important.” Joining the conversation is drag legend Coco Peru, who shares …
 
Ain’t gonna dream no more! This week, Peaches and Michael are taking Hypnocil and staying up late in celebration of 1987’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS! In addition to discussing this legendary sequel’s brilliant world-building, our hosts delve into why this particular entry in the franchise altered the course of pop culture forever.…
 
Don’t call her babe! This week, Peaches and Michael are flinging their high heels in celebration of 1996’s BARB WIRE! In addition to discussing the film’s prophetic drag stylings, our hosts delve into the singular cult sensation that is Pamela Anderson and why she deserves her own brand of Idol Worship. Joining the conversation is acclaimed filmmak…
 
Our buddy MEAGAN NAVARRO (Bloody Disgusting) returns to dissect Jennifer Reeder's new horror film, NIGHT'S END, as well as help us rank the TOP 5 BEST HORROR FILMS OF 2022 thus far. The year is barely three months old, but there have already been some weird, wild, and wonderful flicks to consider. Join us for a horror-tastic dive with one of the be…
 
Amer-I-Can! This week, Peaches and Michael are donning their tiaras in celebration of 1999’s DROP DEAD GORGEOUS! In addition to discussing the film’s powerhouse pageant cast, our hosts delve into the film’s mockumentary indictment of Americana. Joining the conversation is acclaimed performer and podcast host Teri Gamble, whose lifetime of love for …
 
The world can be a better place for you! This week, Peaches and Michael are taking a strange trip in celebration of 1968's SKIDOO! In addition to discussing this psychedelic curiosity's prophetic approach to mind expansion, our hosts delve into why this star-studded, Otto Preminger-directed fever dream deserves a cult rediscovery. Joining the conve…
 
When William Hurt passed away on March 13th at the age of 71, he left behind a dazzling career and problematic legacy that we've been contending with ever since. Joining us to remember the acting titan, and dissect the troublesome nature of his personal life (and how to reconcile the two) are CLAY KELLER (Screen Drafts podcast), SCOUT TAFOYA (Roger…
 
Strike a pose! This week, Peaches and Michael are voguing the house down in celebration of 1991’s MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE! In addition to discussing how a documentary can be cult, our hosts delve into the film’s luminous representation of queer people in an era where there was little to be seen. Joining the conversation are three sensational stars o…
 
They're all gonna laugh at you! This week, Peaches and Michael are putting on their best prom wear in celebration of 1976's CARRIE! In addition to discussing this zeitgeist defining classic's impressive roster of stars, our hosts delve into the film's undeniable significance for queer and marginalized audiences. Joining the conversation is none oth…
 
Joining us from across the pond, SAM INGLIS (24FPS UK) returns to the podcast to help us rank the UNDERRATED TEEN FILMS from 1972-2022. It was a near impossible, task but we did our best. Will your favorites make the list? Will you discover your new favorite? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/movieswithgravy/support…
 
They’re coming to get you, Barbara! This week, Peaches and Michael have boarded themselves into the old farmhouse in celebration of 1968’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD! In addition to discussing the undeniable legacy of filmmaker George A. Romero, our hosts delve into how this cult classic defined zombie cinema forever. Joining the conversation is one …
 
The saw might be family, but gravy is life! Film critic ISAAC FELDBERG (Paste, RogerEbert.com) joins us for a deep dive into the new TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and the films we believe inspired it. Does this new legacy sequel have a valid reason for existing? Will we be be able to control out bias, considering it was written by MWG alum, Chris Thomas …
 
Are you close? This week, Peaches and Michael are brushing up on the lyrics to the National Anthem in celebration of 2006's SHORTBUS! In addition to discussing this controversial classic's depiction of a sexual landscape before social media, our hosts delve into how the discourse surrounding the frank subject matter is more important today than eve…
 
This town doesn't just love television...they live it! This week, Peaches and Michael are zipping up their little black dresses in celebration of 1981's SHOCK TREATMENT! In addition to discussing this electric musical's prophetic vision of a reality television-laden future, our hosts delve into the film's tenuous legacy as the follow-up to THE ROCK…
 
It's Season Two... and we're coming up from the depths! This week, Peaches and Michael are donning their best swimwear in celebration of 1954's CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON! In addition to discussing this classic's enduring impact on pop culture, our hosts delve into the Creature's undeniable connection to marginalized audiences. Joining the conv…
 
Patching in all the way from Delaware, MITCHELL BEAUPRE (Letterboxd, The Film Stage, Paste Magazine) joins us to discuss the new Steven Soderbergh thriller, KIMI, and the films we believe inspired it. We dive into its place in Soderbergh's oeuvre, Zoe Kravitz's amazing blue hair, and much more. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/movieswith…
 
In our second annual HORROR ROUNDTABLE, we've assembled a who's who of horror hotties - BJ COLANGELO from the THIS ENDS AT PROM podcast, MEAGAN NAVARRO from BLOODY DISGUSTING, and filmmaker, actor, and all-around madman GRAHAM SKIPPER. We dive into the best horror entertainments from film and television from 2021 and leave no stone unturned along t…
 
We have such sights to show you! This week, Peaches and Michael are opening a different kind of box for the holidays in celebration of 1987's HELLRAISER and its sequels! In addition to discussing the film's contributions to a generation's sexual awakening, our hosts delve into the cultural impact of Clive Barker's unfettered imagination and why the…
 
There's a giant blow dryer in our pool! This week, Peaches and Michael have come from beyond the stars and crashed in the Valley to celebrate 1988's EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY! In addition to discussing this cult classic 's quintessential 80s aesthetic, our hosts delve into its camptastic message of sexual empowerment. Joining the conversation is none ot…
 
Life is a banquet! This week, Peaches and Michael intend to live, live, LIVE as they celebrate 1958's AUNTIE MAME! In addition to discussing the undeniable might of Rosalind Russell, our hosts delve into the movie's messaging about the power of chosen family. Joining the conversation is drag superstar and theater icon Charles Busch, who offers stor…
 
When it came to making bad movies, he was the best! This week, Peaches and Michael are donning their furriest pink sweaters in celebration of 1994's ED WOOD! In addition to discussing Tim Burton's biopic love letter, our hosts delve into the legacy of the man who inspired it and how he became one of the true Patron Saints of Cult. Joining the conve…
 
What goes on in this nursery isn't for kids! This week, Peaches and Michael are busting out their caftans and reading up on childcare, because they're celebrating 1973's THE BABY! In addition to discussing this twisted opus's depraved and possibly problematic attributes, our hosts also delve into why it's the perfect film to show your family this h…
 
Valley girls vs. the apocalypse! This week, Peaches and Michael are hitting the mean, abandoned streets in celebration of 1984’s NIGHT OF THE COMET! In addition to discussing the movie’s influence on the badass genre heroines that would follow, our hosts delve into the powerful symbology of handing a broken world to future generations. Joining the …
 
Children can be nasty, don't you think? This week, Peaches and Michael are tying their braids as tight as a noose in celebration of 1956's THE BAD SEED! In addition to discussing horror's obsession with murderous youth, our hosts delve into the unique legacy Rhoda Penmark created for a generation of cinematic brats. Joining the conversation is Dr. …
 
No more Miss Nice Girl! This week, Peaches and Michael are having a big piece of chocolate cake in celebration of 1996's MATILDA! In addition to discussing the film's inherent queerness, our hosts delve into the unquestionable cult impact of director Danny DeVito's unique vision. Joining the conversation is none other than Matilda herself, the lege…
 
Hello darlings! This week, Peaches and Michael are stirring the cauldron and lighting some jack o'lanterns in honor of the true reason for the season: ELVIRA! In addition to discussing Elvira's role as the "Patron Saint of Halloween," our hosts delve into this acclaimed icon's impact on pop culture and her long lasting connection to the queer commu…
 
The buzz is back! This week, Peaches and Michael are grabbing some barbecue and steering clear of the backroads as they celebrate 1986's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2! In addition to discussing the film's radical usage of dark comedy, our hosts explore this sequel's journey to becoming a separate cult sensation from its legendary predecessor. Joini…
 
All revved up and ready to go! This week, Peaches and Michael are dodging the hall monitors and dancing in the gym as they celebrate 1979's ROCK 'N' ROLL HIGH SCHOOL! In addition to discussing the film's intersection of rock rebellion and teen comedy, our hosts explore the importance of the punk ethos in the cult canon. Joining the conversation is …
 
First they greet you, then they eat you! This week, Peaches and Michael have cooked up a delicious dish in celebration of 1987's BLOOD DINER! In addition to discussing the film's brand of unhinged comedy, our hosts explore the trailblazing importance of the woman behind the camera who dared to deliver one of cult's goriest romps. Joining the conver…
 
Everyone's entitled to one good scare! This week, Peaches and Michael are staring into the mouth of madness as they celebrate the horror master himself: John Carpenter! In addition to discussing Carpenter's genre-defining filmography, our hosts dig into the legendary auteur's flair for atmosphere and thoughtful curation of gender politics. Joining …
 
Don’t feed the plants! This week, Peaches and Michael are taking an interest in bloodthirsty botany as they celebrate 1986’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS! In addition to discussing the film’s show-stopping musical numbers and monstrous alternate ending, our hosts delve into why this story of a killer plant is some of cult cinema’s finest social commentar…
 
You've gotta have a gimmick! To mark the first ever "Idol Worship" installment of the show, Peaches and Michael are feeling a certain tingle as they celebrate the legacy of foundational filmmaker William Castle! In addition to discussing Castle's staggering filmography (THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THIRTEEN GHOSTS, HOMICIDAL, to name a few), our host…
 
Our popular FROM TOP TO BOTTOM series returns with one of the greatest filmmakers to ever step behind a camera - the inimitable FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA. And we're joined for this 90-minute (that's a laugh) dive into his entire filmography by writer and producer BRYAN COGMAN, from GAME OF THRONES. It's a beautiful messy dive into one hell of an auteur.…
 
Tell your mother! This week, Peaches and Michael are stewing up a vat of rat poison to celebrate John Waters’s 1977 cult classic DESPERATE LIVING! In addition to discussing the film’s disdain for the suburbs and parallels to the WIZARD OF OZ, our hosts dig into why Mortville is ultimately a place of chosen family. Joining the conversation is verifi…
 
We go deep into the recesses of the CANDYMAN franchise - the original, the reimagining/spiritual sequel, and all those pesky sequels - with CALEB WARD, the VP of Acquisitions for Highland Film Group, formerly of Freestyle Digital Releasing. We also touch on Fantastic Fest, growing up in the South, and shitty emo and folk bands. And if you think we …
 
Siempre Viva! This week, Peaches and Michael debate taking the potion of eternal youth as they celebrate 1992’s DEATH BECOMES HER! In addition to discussing the film’s gothic roots and classic Hollywood homages, our hosts dig into why we find Meryl and Goldie at war so damn delicious. Joining the conversation are legendary drag icons Jinkx Monsoon …
 
It’s a subhumanoid meltdown! This week, Peaches and Michael rally for “reel” independence as they celebrate Troma Entertainment, the legendary studio that has built a bonafide cult thanks to decades of subversive cinema. In addition to discussing such Tromatic films as THE TOXIC AVENGER and CLASS OF NUKE ‘EM HIGH, our hosts explore the notion of wh…
 
We killed the teen dream! This week, Peaches and Michael take a slo-mo strut down the hallway as they celebrate 1999's JAWBREAKER! In addition to discussing the film's Rocky Horror roots and impeccably curated punk rock queerness, our hosts explore the holy triumvirate of "teen bitches" that changed the way we view high school films forever. Joinin…
 
You’re doomed! You’re all doomed! This week, Peaches and Michael take a trip to camp as they celebrate the ongoing legacy of the 1980 horror classic FRIDAY THE 13th and its many beloved sequels. In addition to discussing the film’s undeniable impact on pop culture, our hosts delve into our obsession with final girls, the grand guignol of Betsy Palm…
 
The music made us do it! This week, Peaches and Michael delve into the psychotronic, Faustian world of Brian De Palma’s 1974 rock opus, THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE! In addition to discussing the film’s killer soundtrack, unique style, and blurry queerness, our hosts take a deep dive into the singular fan phenomenon that caused PHANTOM to be a break…
 
We kick off Season 2 of the podcast with an in-depth discussion of AMERICANA FILMS with DAVID FEAR from ROLLING STONE and ADAM B. VARY from VARIETY. What does "Americana" mean? Well, we discuss that too. Excuse my audio - it's a little tinny. But Adam and David sound like champions. And remember...movies are great, but they're better with gravy. --…
 
It’s our first episode…and also a 30th anniversary?! Join hosts Peaches Christ and Michael Varrati as they take a “strange trip to a planet without men” and celebrate three decades of the drag cult classic VEGAS IN SPACE! Featuring an in-depth interview with the film’s director, Phillip R. Ford, and glamorous star, Miss X, this inaugural Midnight M…
 
Cult leader Peaches Christ & filmmaker Michael Varrati welcome you to join them at Midnight Mass for some hilarious and hardcore audio worship of their favorite cult movies! Each episode focuses on a unique film, filmmaker, performer, or genre and includes special guest stars, super-fans, and surprises befitting midnight movie celebration. Subscrib…
 
Episode 27. In the first of our new quarterly series, FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, we're covering the entire filmography of one of the most energetic, inventive, and influential filmmakers of the past 40-years, SPIKE LEE. We're joined by RYAN MARKER from the SCREEN DRAFTS podcast to discuss each and every title in his oeuvre (television included). Then we'l…
 
Episode 26. We're diving into the Greatest Female Horror Performances of the 21st Century with HARMONY COLANGELO from THE AV CLUB and the THIS ENDS AT PROM podcast, ZENA DIXON from REAL QUEEN OF HORROR and BLOODY DISGUSTING, and CLARKE WOLFE from DC DAILY and THE WALKING DEAD Twitch Channel. It's a super-sized episode for a super-sized topic and it…
 
Episode 25. Being from the South, getting trapped in a silo is one of our worst nightmares! We're joined by MARYA E. GATES from MovieFone and RogertEbert.com to discuss the new indie thriller from Magnolia Pictures, SILO, and the films we believe inspired it; closed out with an interview with the film's producer, SAMUEL GOLDBERG. --- Support this p…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login