EP36: Mad Love

Love will do strange things to a guy. One might write a song or read sweet poetry to his object of affection. Another might climb a mountain or drive across the country in order to show his true feelings. Or perhaps it might take… a little more than that. Follow Matt and Jason on a journey into the blackest depths of amour with their commentary on the 1935 dark suspense tale, Mad Love. It’s a wild romance straight out of the asylum with rants and ravings on Peter Lorre, censorship, questionable wooing tactics, marrying rich, snacks, suicide, and enough tasteless stereotypes to keep you in stitches. And when the love finally dies, join your handsome hosts for some chat on their recently watched movies. Are you ready to kill the thing YOU love?

No, Not THAT Mad Love | The Ballad of Reading Jail | The Hands of Orlac | Oh, Rolo Mio | Peter Lorre | Grand Guignol | Pygmalion and Galatea | Ted’s A Real Ladykiller | Suicide Doors | Jason Meets His Dream Crush | M&J: Just Like The Patty Duke Show | The Death of Klytus | Expression Ze Deutsch? | Who’s Afraid of Itty Bitty Birdies? | Porphyria’s Lover | Project It Into The Rear | Der Verlorene

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  1. Another stellar show. And I cast my vote at deadlantern.com/vote for you guys. You rock as always.

    And how can you not love owning a Roku box? It’s the best!

    • Thanks for your vote! We’re very pleased to see the response our request has garnered, and appreciate all of the effort our listeners have made. Everyone, please, keep it up!

  2. Wow! Another stellar show and a must for my Netflix queue. My wife watched M with me for the first time and now is a Peter Lorre fan… wait till I break out the champagne and the Mad Love. Thanks Terror Transmission your the best!

  3. Damn you Netflix…. No Mad Love. Just the other Mad Love. ugh.

    • That’s also the only version iTunes has for rental, too. Damn you thrice over, Miss Barrymore!

  4. This really is such an amazing film. Not only for its brilliant performance from Lorre, but also for its sheer audacity in terms of perversion.

    I wonder if, in some alternate universe, they’re watching the complete cut of Mad Love, along complete cuts of The Black Cat and Bride of Frankenstein. They probably got nice prints of London After Midnight as well.

    • And they’re probably drinking actual mimosas, too. The scoundrels!

      • And spilling actual wine on the actual carpet, causing someone to actually sleep on the actual couch for an actual fortnight.

        BTW\….picture this: Lorres’ eyes on James Arness. They almost fit now, don’t they?

  5. It is really great to get such a response from our avid listeners (whom we adore), both for this particular show and the Splatcademy Awards! If you guys and dolls keep listening we will be sure to keep delivering the goods for as long as we are able. Thanks Terror Fiends!!

  6. I’m still holding out for The Town That Dreaded Sundown and the Whit Bissell retrospective….

    • I’d definitely second the Whit Bissell retrospective.

      • Whit Bissell, eh? The Sultan of Smooth! I will work on pulling some clips and researching him for a ‘soon-to-be’ special. I am thinking video on this one, but let me discuss the myriad possibilities with my co-host, the Grand Poobah of Coiffure and Vestiture in the meantime. Expect something… soon!

  7. Great work! I enjoyed this quite a lot. I’d never seen it before and might never have without you guys. —Derek

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