February 23

A SNMS Side Chat, Feb 2024

Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers is coming at you, to open up the 2024 season. They boys are winging it this week since the tape got stuck and shredded in the VCR, having an off-the-cuff discussion about anything that comes to mind, which is usually about the good old days of childhood. Come have a listen as Blake and Dion head back down the alley yet again, in this very special installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

December 20

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown ! Dion and Blake are back for a surprise episode to close out 2023, and thought what perfect way than to tackle the holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas, from 1965. The lads talk about Charles M. Schultz and his iconc strip, and the forces that came together to produce this seemingly unlike Christmas Special which has gone on to become a seasonal tradition. So grab your eggnog or your Coca-cola, and sit back as the boys unpack this last year’s installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

December 14

A Christmas Story, 1983

Seasonal Greetings from Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! This Christmas season J. Blake and Dion Baia are back to close out the 2023 year with a holiday classic! The boys are sitting down and talking all things, A Christmas Story, from 1983! Dion and Blake unpack this classic film, it’s legendary writer, it’s unsung director, and iconic cast. So, grab some eggnog because it’s all going down this week on an new 2023 Christmas edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!!

October 30

Tales From the Crypt, S2:16: Television Terror, 1990

Welcome to a surprise, bonus 2023 Halloween episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! Dion Baia and J. Blake get back together to have a quick chat about Dion‘s favorite episode from the early ’90s show, Tales From the Crypt, that starred the legendary Morton Downey Jr. They reminisce about this iconic series and why they feel this particular installment was both a harbinger for modern reality TV, and a stellar example of pure horror when Tales was firing on all cylinders. So gather around the campfire and get ready for a scare, as the boys celebrate Halloween on this latest 2023 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

October 26

Prince of Darkness, 1987

The boys are back for a 2023 Halloween edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! In memory of an old near and dear friend, J. Blake and Dion Baia dive into this lesser-appreciated classic from John Carpenter‘s catalog. They discuss its position in the director’s apocalyptic trilogy, the origin and influences, and try to give this horror b-side it’s justifiable due in the annuals of cinema history. So, grab a drink, sit back and lock the doors as Dion and Blake unpack another classic in this all new, 2023 Halloween installment of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

July 7

Dead Heat, 1988

This week on Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, J. Blake and Dion Baia are back and reminiscing about the 1988 classic, Dead Heat. They dissect this insane horror/comedic mash-up and get into some of the deepest unpacking anyone every has dared to go about the events in the story and motives for the characters. So come have some fun on this summer 2023 edition of SNMS!

June 12

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 1989

Dion Baia and J. Blake are tackling the third film in the iconic Spielberg/Lucas series which charted the exploits of adventurer and archeologist Indiana Jones, in what was thought to be the final in a trilogy, 1989’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In typical SNMS fashion, Blake and Dion utilize the original novelization, comparing and contrasting what made it into the final cut, and what scenes and subplots were ultimately discarded and left on the cutting room floor. They also discuss the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series and Harrison Ford’s reprisal of Indy in the 1993 TV movie, Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues. Better grab a drink and put your feet up because it’s a gonna be long one, on this all new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

May 5

The Fugitive, 1993

The boys are back for a Spring 2023 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia bring the band back together and cover a film near and dear to their childhood, The Fugitive from 1993. They discuss the movie’s origins and the epic original 1963 television series, and try to put into context how big of a deal this film was for their generation. So, grab your bucket of pizza and some Mega-jolt cola, because Dion and Blake are running from the law in this brand-new episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

March 24

SNMS Presents: The Winter 2023 Sidecast

The boys are back for a delayed 2023 edition of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers! J. Blake and Dion Baia hook up to discuss what they’ve been watching over the 2023 winter season, which as regular listeners will know, leads some pretty interesting and off-the-beaten-track tangents. And the guys got some pretty fun ones today. So grab a cold brew or cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy some fun conversations, Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers-style!

December 19

SNMS Presents: The 2022 Christmas Episode

Happy Holidays, everyone! J. Blake and Dion Baia are back to end 2022 with a zinger. The boys get together and each make a list of 5 Christmas-themed films and television shows they both love that haven’t yet been covered on the show. The also look back at the prior holiday films they’ve examined, and at their favorite Christmas TV specials and holiday films– some of which are off the beaten track. So come on down and wrap the year up with some warm, holiday fun with Blake and Dion on another festival and exciting episode of Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers!

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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:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/scoredtodeathmovie/scored-to-death-the-dark-art-of-scary-movie-music

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