October 7

Day of the Dead, 1985

The boys are celebrating the Halloween season by revisiting a film they first watched together 25 years ago! Dion & J. Blake sit down to chat about George A. Romero and his 1985 cult classic, Day of the Dead. In classic SNMS fashion, they take a walk down memory lane before launching into an in-depth discussion about Romero, his zombie films, the special effects work of Tom Savini, the film’s original script, its ensemble cast, its musical score, and much more!

For more information about Blake’s documentary and to support SCORED TO DEATH: THE DARK ART OF SCARY MOVIE MUSIC, you can visit its Kickstarter page at:

The campaign runs through November 1st, 2022. Or visit scoredtodeath.com.

September 16

Leon- The Professional, 1994

The boys are back, covering one of the most iconic films of their early friendship, and a 90’s classic, Leon- The Professional. In their classic format, J. Blake and Dion Baia talk about the US cut verse the International Cut, the provocative storyline, and the auteur-styling. So sit back, crack open a cold one as the fellas take you back in an all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

August 26

SNMS Presents: The Side Cast Reunion

J. Blake and Dion Baia sit down, recollect, and reminisce about the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers Podcast, their favorite episodes, what they’ve been up to on their own adventures, and an upcoming SNMS surprise. Come hang with the boys like old times!

June 6

SNMS Presents: Strange Occurrence Out at Fort Courage

Hey there True Believers! From the minds of Dion Baia and long-time SNMS listener Moose Matson comes this tribute to the old-fashioned radio-plays we love, this suspenseful thriller produced by James Hancock of Wrongreel, a podplay meant to shine a light on the long-lost art of, The Theater of the Mind! Come listen to this terrifying tale of a man in 1879 obsessed with hunting down the legendary Bigfoot creature, and the madness that it brings.

July 17

The Lost Episode: The Fog, 1980

The boys have been cleaning off the desk and found the LOST episode– their foray back into John Carpenter for Patreon from last October 2020, with The Fog from 1980.

J. Blake and Dion Baia have a blast unpacking this classic, going down memory lane and discussing the locations, supporting cast and the film’s backstory. So if you’re jonesing to hang out with your old SNMS pals Blake and Dion, give this a spin on the old turntable tonight, and kick back and enjoy this forgotten gem, the LOST the episode of the legendary and acclaimed cult classic movie podcast, Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

ALSO

Please also check out the new books from both J. Blake and Dion Baia, which is a great way to continue to support the podcast:

Scored to Death 2 More Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers, by J. Blake Fichera

Morris PI: The Men From Icehouse Four by Dion Baia

November 11

2020 Announcement

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 has been a tough year for everyone, including us & we appreciated everyone’s support as we reduced our schedule to once a month. However, with new projects in the works—Blake’s new book is coming out on December 1st & Dion’s new book is being released June of next year, as well as other projects—we have decided that, AT THIS TIME, there are just not enough hours in the day to do the type of labor intensive show that we do. So like many other podcasts, we will be moving to a “seasonal” format. After 6-plus years of continuous episodes [a very long Season 1, lol], Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers is going on hiatus. As of right now, the plan is to reconvene in a few months, and hopefully begin recording again by Spring…whether it is in our current format, or perhaps in a new one.

We appreciate everyone’s support. We love communicating with you here on social media, and we are planning to continue to post here, as well as on Twitter & instagram. So please continue to follow us, to stay in touch with what we are up to until the show returns. Also, you can follow Blake on social media @Scored to Death: The Book & Podcast, and Dion at @Dion Baia – Author.

Thanks! And, “Later.”

PS – Blake’s new Scored to Death 2 book is also available for pre-order on Amazon.

October 23

Poltergeist, 1982

Welcome to the 2020 Halloween Edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia are going way back to 1982, and unpacking this groundbreaking but sometimes forgotten horror movie classic, the Tobe Hooper/Steven Spielberg extravaganza, Poltergeist ! The boys analyze the many conspiracy theories and controversaries surrounding the film, while talking about the novelization which is jammed packed with supplemental information and binary storylines that did not make the final movie cut. It’s all going down on this all new, exciting and fun installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

September 25

The Maltese Falcon, 1941

The boys are back for their monumental anniversary podcast, and boy is it a whopper! J. Blake and Dion Baia are going way down the alley and discussing a classic near and dear to their hearts, The Maltese Falcon, from 1941.

As usual, they go all-out unpacking this massive topic, first going over Dashiell Hammett‘s groundbreaking and game-changing career. They hit the rise of the ‘gentlemen detective‘ of the 1930s, and how this 1941 film influenced and begot us film noir and the hard-boiled detective. It’s a jammed pack, lengthy podcast- their longest to date… (and boy does Dion talk a lot!). But this topic is right in their wheelhouse, and it’s their anniversary. Blake and Dion also talk about their new upcoming books. So kick back your heels, get comfortable and grab your favorite drink, cause the fellas are analyzing one of the their favorite topics, on an all new anniversary edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, which is now is also on Patreon!!

August 28

Short Circuit, 1986

Welcome back to Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia this week head way down the alley, back to 1986 and highlight the forgotten gem, Short Circuit ! They unpack the novelization and the subtle differences that add a large amount of character depth, which also may explain the need for a now controversial stereotype in the comic relief. They also chat about the practical technology used to make Johnny Five, and the themes expressed in this warm, light-hearted story. It’s all going down in this dog-days-of-summer 2020 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!   

August 14

The Terminator – A SIDE-CAST UPDATE, 1984

Dion Baia and J. Blake continue in their impromptu summer Side-Casts series, this time around returning to a classic and doing a supplement edition for The Terminator, from 1984. They dive into the original novelization, (which they had not read for their original podcast episode that covered this iconic film). The boys also expand their discussion of the Brad Fiedel soundtrack, utilizing interviews Blake has done with the legendary composer. Blake and Dion highlight tidbits from the novel that add a lot of dimensions to the characters, and unpack the elements of the fabulous Fiedel score- even chatting about the three pop songs supplied by the pop rock group, Tahnee Cain & Tryanglz. It’s all going down on this special, surprise edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

EXTRAS!

Check out this article by Adam Grove at the Bedlam Files of the differences between the two different Terminator novelizations.

Have a listen to the original podcast the boys did on The Terminator.

July 31

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 1989

Welcome back to another edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! This week J. Blake and Dion Baia are taking a trip down memory lane, all the way back to 1989 and discussing two bodacious and triumphant dudes, and their phonebooth. Yes, Bill and his friend Ted are heading into the past, and let’s hope they don’t change history… so grab all your loose change because the boys a droppin’ a dime on an all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

EXTRAS!

Here’s Dion driving the screen-used Wyld Stallyn’s van from their upcoming film, Bill & Ted Face the Music!

June 26

F/X (1986) and FX2 (1991) Double Feature!

Welcome back to another exciting edition of the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! Dion Baia and J. Blake are doing a double feature this week, covering a forgotten but classic franchise, F/X from 1986 and FX2 from 1991, both starring Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy. The boys discuss the many legendary character actors who fill out both movies, and amazing premise that has become a common theme on the podcast, the fascination movie audiences had/have with practical SFXs—specifically makeup FXs; and the terrific rollercoaster rides these films take us on. So come reminisce about 2 forgotten gems on another enthralling installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

May 29

Nothing But Trouble , 1991

Welcome back to another exciting, all new installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia are getting lost in the backwoods this week, covering a cult classic and very polarizing film, Dan Aykroyd‘s only directorial effort, Nothing But Trouble, from 1991.

The boys talk about the script changes and editing to make it a PG-13 from a Rated R, as well as how wacky this comedic-horror genre is, and perhaps why this zany film bombed at the box office. Is it really that bad? They also go through the insane story that Warner Bros. let Aykroyd put on the screen. So come on down and bail Dion and Blake out before it’s too late as they give some love to this forgotten gem, on this hilarious and fun all new edition of the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers‘ podcast!

Extras!

Have a look at the amazing unused Boris Vallejo poster for Nothing But Trouble !

Check out Digital Underground‘s music video for Some Song (Featuring 2Pac), with cameos from Dan Aykroyd, Daniel Baldwin and even Eazy-E and Dr. Dre!

May 13

The Black Hole – The SIDE-CAST UPDATE, 1979

The boys are back, for a quick *new* special, revisiting a cult classic, Disney’s The Black Hole, from 1979!

The Black Hole, 1979

Dion Baia and J. Blake are dropping a brand new add-on to their 2015 podcast on this iconic film. They’ve now read the Alan Dean Foster novelization, the Jack Kirby comic newspaper strip translation, and the Whitman comic book adaptation– which also goes Beyond the Black Hole. The fellas learned a crap load more that answer a lot of questions they posed in their 2015 episode, and even see what supposedly happened once crew of the Palomino passed through the black hole! They also go deeper into the John Barry’s soundtrack and the journey to get it reissued and remastered. Come on down for this special companion piece ‘update‘ on an all new edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

*Dion at one point referred to Robert Forester as William Forester… his apologies.

Extras!

Check out the Jack Kirby Comic Strip Adaptation!

Here’s the full 4 issue Whitman comic book translate, which continues once they go Beyond the Black Hole!

April 24

The Changeling, 1980

Welcome back to another exciting, social-distancing episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! After a short delay, J. Blake and Dion Baia are going way down the alley to discuss a personal favorite, the haunted house classic The Changeling, from 1980 starring George C. Scott. The boys discuss the real life history on which the film is based, and gush over their love for the amazing, George the C. Scott. So sit on back and listen as Dion and Blake throw some much-deserved love to this trail-blazing epic, on a brand new, exciting edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

*Dion mistakenly referring to the 1971 film The Last Run starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere as The Rundown– sorry about that.

EXTRAS!

Here’s the crazy place Dion was referring to in the podcast, The Overbrook Asylum, that could be the setting for an amazing horror film that the boys are already writing!