Genre Exposure: A Film Podcast
Genre Exposure: A Film Podcast
Genre Exposure
A bi-weekly podcast plumbing the depths of genre films from the old, new, cult, and transgressive. Join us as we explore the wide world of cinema broadening our horizons one movie at a time.
Episode 042: Ludo (2020)
In this episode, we wrap up our focus on Indian cinema for the time being. After the highs of Tumbad and the lows of 13B, Dustin brings a quirky black comedy crime film hoping to lift his co-hosts spirits and drag the group across the finish line. Join us as we delve into Anurag Basu's Ludo from 2020. Michael has some harsh criticism for the depictions of several members among the central cast. Jason gets completely lost in the film and struggles to even discuss the plot. Dustin fights through the chaos to champion the merits that made the movie such an enjoyable experience. But before all that, we have dueling shout outs to the Star Trek franchise and the dated but still running American comic book series Spawn. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Michael: She Will (2021) -Dustin: Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale (2017) -Jason: Orphan: First Kill (2022) Show Notes: -Ludo Trailer -Go check out Halloweenapalooza -Related Film: Pulp Fiction -Related Film: Waterworld -Related Topic: Ludo -Related Topic: Mahabharata -Related Song: O Betaji O Bbuji -Related Film: Dead of Night -Related Comic: Spawn -Related Film: Love Exposure -Related Film: Lucky Number Slevin -Related Film: Clash of the Titans -Related Actor: Shah Rukh Khan -Related Show: Power Rangers -Related Topic: Yama -Related Topic: Chitragupta -Related Topic: Diwali -Related Film: Adrenaline Drive -Related Film: Life in a Metro -Related Film: The Apartment -Related Film: Inglorious Basterds Next Time: The Righteous (2021)
Sep 14
1 hr 49 min
Quick Cuts Episode 007: Pink Rabbit (2022)
In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, Jason and Dustin team up to deep dive on the brand new horror film Pink Rabbit. Shot by a two-person crew on a micro-budget, Pink Rabbit is a feminist fantasy horror film that transcends its production value to deliver an enjoyably thought provoking experience. The story follows Martha during her daily work routine when an encounter with the titular Pink Rabbit plunges her into a series of bloody quests fighting her way back home to her son. From the start, we have hoped to use the podcast as a platform to spread the love for filmmaking and so we appreciate being offered the opportunity to watch something new and also help push more eyes towards checking it out. Be sure to hit up the show notes below to follow the links so you can check out Pink Rabbit for yourself and show some love to the filmmakers. We'd also like to thank Zetkin Yikilmis for reaching out to us about the film and giving us the opportunity to screen it ahead of its release. Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( Show Notes: -Pink Rabbit Trailer -Keep track of the film at its Official Site -Pre-Order Pink Rabbit VOD via iTunes -Follow the film on Facebook -Follow the filmmakers on Instagram -Related Film: Planet Zee -Go check out Planet Zee on Tubi -Related Film: Some Smoke and a Red Locker -Related Film: Street Trash -Related Film: The House by the Cemetery -Related Film: Evil Dead II -Related Film: Wrong Turn -Related Film: Puppet Master -Related Show: The Dukes of Hazzard -Related Fiction: Alice in Wonderland -Related Film: Beetlejuice -Related Cartoon: Looney Tunes -Related Film: It -Related Film: Don't Look Now -Related Film: Spookies -Related Film: Carrie -Related Show: Star Trek -Related Film: Day of the Dead -Related Film: H. P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House -Related Film: Triangle -Related Film: Tag -Related Film: Run Lola Run
Sep 6
1 hr 1 min
Episode 041: 13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009)
In this episode, we continue our exploration of Indian cinema with a blind pick from Jason leading us to check out Vikram Kumar's 13B: Fear Has a New Address (also known as Yavarum Nalam) from 2009. While normally we bank on our varied tastes and interests to lead us to differing viewpoints on a film and thus, ultimately, a more balanced discussion, this is a rare time where we all walked out in the same place. Jason struggles to find the good in the film and theorizes how the concept could have been better capitalized on. Dustin accuses the film of committing his worst sin in movie making. Michael relates his own comical struggles with finishing the movie. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Michael: Light & Magic (2022) -Dustin: Baby Oopsie (2021) -Jason: Redline (2009) Show Notes: -13B: Fear Has a New Address Trailer -Go check out Darkside Releasing -Related Film: Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves -Related Film: Poltergeist -Related Film: Insidious -Related Film: Ringu -Related Film: The Omen -Related Film: Kill Baby Kill -Related Film: Psycho -Related Film: The Twilight Zone -Related Film: Child's Play 2 -Related Film: Brimstone Next Time: Ludo (2020)
Aug 31
1 hr 16 min
Episode 040: Tumbbad (2018)
In this episode, we take our first stab at focusing exclusively on some world cinema for a block as Michael launches us into a series on Indian cinema. It all kicks off with an amazing slice of period horror that weaves a generation spanning tale of greed. Join us as we check out Rahi Anil Barve's Tumbbad from 2018. Jason praises the visual design of the monstrous entities in the film. Michael celebrates the stylistic parallels to the works of Guillermo del Toro. Dustin dares to claim that this might be one of those rare few features worth calling a perfect movie. Before all that, we set up as usual with a whirlwind overview of Indian cinema to guide discussion. Please pardon us as we stumble through some names and terminology. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Jason: Thoroughbreds (2017) -Michael: The Quarry (2020) -Dustin: Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)  Show Notes: -Tumbbad Trailer -Go check out Live, Laugh, Kill -Go check out This is GWAR on Shudder -Stream Tumbbad on Amazon Prime -Related Film: RRR -Related Topic: Lumiere Brothers -Related Topic: Parallel Cinema -Related Film: Darti Kelal -Related Film: Neecha Nagar -Related Film: Nagarik -Related Film: Do Bigha Zamin -Related Films: Apu Trilogy -Related Film: Pather Panchali -Related Film: Aradhana -Related Film: Sachaa Jhutha -Related Film: Kati Patang -Related Film: Daag -Related Topic: Salim–Javed -Related Film: Zanjeer -Related Film: Deewaar -Related Topic: Bollywood -Related Topic: Masala film -Related Story: Mahabharata -Related Story: Ramayana -Related Film: Khalnayak -Related Film: Gardish -Related Topic: Rasa -Related Film: Rang De Basanti -Related Film: Footloose -Related Topic: Parsi Theatre -Related Film: Coolie -Related Film: Bombay -Related Author: Shripad Narayan Pendse -Related Film: The Devil's Backbone -Related Film: The Orphanage -Related Topic: British Occupation of India -Related Film: The Evil Dead -Related Film: Suspiria -Related Film: Keoma -Related Author: Clive Barker -Related Anthology: Books of Blood -Related Game: Assassin's Creed -Related Film: Assassin's Creed -Related Film: Jaws -Related Film: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Next Time: 13B: Fear Has a New Address (2009) 
Aug 17
1 hr 53 min
Episode 039: It Follows (2014)
In this episode, we dig deep into the mailbag to check out the first listener suggestion the podcast ever received. This leads us back to show-favorite director David Robert Mitchell and his landmark 2014 horror film It Follows. Jason champions the film's classical aesthetics. Dustin focuses in on the varying interpretations of what "It" actually is. Michael returns to the topic of nightmare logic and draws some interesting parallels to prior episodes of the show. And so much more! Special thanks to Robert for suggesting we check this one out. Got a movie you champion? A hidden gem you think needs more love? Just want to see more discussion on a particular film? We want to check out the movies you suggest to us. Write in at or contact us on your favorite form of social media and shoot us a movie recommendation. Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Jason: Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) -Dustin: Island of Death (1976) -Michael: The Bob's Burgers Movie (2022) Show Notes: -It Follows Trailer -Stream It Follows on Netflix -Go Check out the Prescribed Films Podcast Network -Related Film: The Myth of the American Sleepover -Related Film: Nope -Related Film: Halloween -Related Film: Rear Window -Related Film: The Burbs -Related Musician: Disasterpiece -Related Film: Come True -Related Film: Killers from Space -Related Film: Under the Silver Lake -Related Film: The Evil Dead -Related Poem: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock  -Related Film: A Nightmare on Elm Street -Related Novel: The Idiot -Related Film: Society -Related Show: The Good Place -Related Film:  Ringu -Related Novel: The Old Man and the Sea Next Time: Tumbbad (2018)
Aug 3
1 hr 43 min
Episode 038: Robot Carnival (1987)
In this episode, we wrap up our series on anthology films with an obligatory Dustin-mandated anime episode. Stepping away from the world of horror, we gear up to dive into Science Fiction to check out Robot Carnival from 1987. With an all-star crew of nine prominent animators taking the director chair for their own segments, the film offers a buffet of varying themes, moods, and ideals. Michael continues to weigh out his complicated feelings toward anime. Jason seems unusually familiar with the various directors' hentai credits. Dustin prepared way too many notes and an on-air allergy attack threatens to end the show. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Michael: Dana (2020) -Dustin: Celia (1989) -Jason: The Borderlands (2013) Show Notes: -Robot Carnival Trailer -Stream Robot Carnival on Tubi -Stream Robot Carnival on YouTube via RetroCrush -Go check out the I Like It Spooky podcast -Related Anime: Robotech -Related Anime Macross  -Related Film: Project A-Ko -Related Film: Roujin-Z -Related Music: Hisaishi & Ghibli -Related Film: Hana-bi -Related Film: Sonatine -Related Film: Brother -Related Show: Takeshi's Castle  -Related Company: Discotek Media -Related Film: Daffy Duck's Quackbusters -Related Film: Akira -Related Film: Neo-Tokyo -Related Film: Memories -Related Film: Steamboy -Related Film: Metropolis -Related Film: Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie -Related MV: Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend -Related Film: The Professional: Golgo 13 -Related Film: GMK Giant Monsters All-Out Attack -Related Film: Day of Heaven -Related Show: Monty Python's Flying Circus -Related Song: Sibelius - Karelia Suite  -Related Film: Star Wars: Visions -Related Film: The Animatrix -Related Film: Mad God -Related Anime: Lensman -Related Film: Macross Plus -Related Film: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari -Related Film: Metropolis -Related Film: Star Wars -Related Show: The Kids in the Hall -Related Film: Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend -Related Film: Gundam: Char's Counterattack -Related Anime: Guyver -Related Anime: Dan Doh! -Related Anime: Astro Boy -Related Anime: Hurricane Polymar -Related Anime: Casshern -Related Film: Streets of Fire -Related Band: Power Station -Related Film: Tenet -Related Topic: Gynoid -Related Film: TerrorVision -Related Film: Weird Science -Related Novel: Daddy-Long-Legs -Related Film: The Reflecting Skin -Related Film: Megazone 23 Part II -Related Anime: Kite -Related Anime: Mezzo Forte -Related Anime: Cool Devices -Related Film: Lily C.A.T. -Related Composer: George Winston -Related Film: Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands -Related Studio: Tatsunoko Production -Related Show: Midnight Mass -Related Amusement Park: Tokyo Disneyland -Related Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam -Related Cartoon: Dungeons & Dragons -Related Film: Promare -Related Anime: Zeta Gundam -Related Anime: Gundam ZZ -Related Song: Seiko Matsuda – Tenshi no Wink -Related Film: The Children Who Chase Lost Voices -Related Film: Paterna Inverted -Related Cartoon: Popeye -Related Cartoon: Mighty Mouse -Related Film: Junkers Come Here -Related Topic: Meiji Era -Related Anime: Black Magic M-66 -Related Film: Blood: The Last Vampire -Related Film: Blood: The Last Vampire (Remake) -Related Anime: Golden Boy -Related Anime: Monster -Related Film: 20th Century Boys -Related Film: Neon Genesis Evangelion -Related Anime: Blue Submarine No. 6 -Related Short: Night on Bald Mountain -Related Film: Fantasia -Related Artist: Hieronymus Bosch -Related Film: The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad -Related Cartoon: Tom & Jerry -Related Anime: Urashiman -Related Film: Catnapped the Movie -Related Film: A Tree of Palme -Related Anime: Fantastic Children -Related Film: The Little Prince & Eight-Headed Dragon -Related Film: Horus: Prince of the Sun -Related Film: Twilight Zone: The Movie -Related Film: Tetsuo: The Iron Man -Related Film: Castle in the Sky -Related Film: Heavy Metal -Related Show: Black Mirror -Related Film: Appleseed -Related Film: Tenchi Muyo in Love -Related Anime: Voltron -Related Anime: Transformers -Related Anime: Sailor Moon -Related Meme: “That Pool” Next Time: It Follows (2014)
Jul 20
2 hr 14 min
Episode 037: Cat’s Eye (1985)
In this episode, we continue our focus on anthology films by advancing to the beloved world of 80s horror. We check out Stephen King's Cat's Eye from 1985 directed by Lewis Teague. Michael shares his appreciation for the very MCU-like interconnected nature of King's world in the film. Dustin champions the more critically maligned segment in the anthology and the tension of high-stakes gambling. But before all that Jason shares just how desensitized he is to extreme horror. Also, as our first go discussing King as a topic we spend some extra time discussing his career along with our favorite works and film adaptations. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Jason: The Sadness (2021) -Michael: The Card Counter (2021) -Dustin: Crimes of the Future (2022) Our Favorite Stephen King Story: -Jason: Pet Sematary (1983) -Dustin: Pet Sematary (1983) -Michael: The Mist (1980) Our Favorite Stephen King Film Adaptation: -Michael: The Mist (2007) -Jason: The Shining (1980) & Pet Sematary (1989) & Misery (1990) -Dustin: Secret Window (2004) & Riding the Bullet (2004) Our Dream King Adaptations: -Michael: The Long Walk (1979) & Talisman (1984) -Jason: The Boogeyman (1978) -Dustin: Mile 81 (2011) & Bad Little Kid (2015) Show Notes: -Cat's Eye Trailer -Listen to Dustin on Unsung Horrors for their Blu-ray Wishlists Part 2 -Go check out The Bad Movie Bunny Podcast & Blog -Related Author: Stephen King -Related Author: Clive Barker -Related Film: The Evil Dead -Related Show: Stranger Things -Related Film: Maximum Overdrive -Related Book: Night Shift -Related Film: Children of the Corn -Related Film: Sometimes They Come Back -Related Film: Creepshow -Related Film: Twilight Zone -Related Film: Nightmares -Related Film: From A Whisper To A Scream -Related Film: Creepshow 2 -Related Film: Tales from the Darkside -Related Film: Cujo -Related Film: Christine -Related Film: The Green Knight -Related Film: The Northman -Related Film: Firestarter -Related Film: Firestarter (Remake) -Related Story: Quitters Inc -Related Film: Videodrome -Related Song: Phil Medley, Bert Russell - Twist and Shout -Related Film: Dead Zone -Related Song: The Police - Every Breath You Take -Related Song: Question Mark & The Mysterians - 96 Tears -Related Story: The Ledge -Related Film: Airplane -Related Show: Starman -Related Film: Salem's Lot -Related Film: David Lynch's Dune -Related Film: Trick r Treat -Related Film: Verotika -Related Film: Puppet Master -Related Show: Tom & Jerry -Related Film: Puppet Master: Axis Termination -Related Film: A Bay of Blood -Related Film: Deep Red -Related Film: Possession -Related Film: E.T. -Related Film: Conan the Destroyer -Related Film: Star Wars: The Last Jedi -Shout out to the Madison County Humane Society -Related Film: Lawnmower Man -Related Film: Sometimes They Come Back Again -Related Film: Dreamcatcher -Related Film: The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything -Related Show: Muppet Babies -Related Film: Alligator -Related Film: The Jewel of the Nile -Related Film: Navy Seals -Related Film: Back to the Future -Related Film: The Red Shoes -Related Film: Predator -Related Film: Predator 2 -Related Film: Death Becomes Her -Related Film: Van Helsing -Related Film: The Avengers -Related Film: Gerald's Game -Related Film: 1922 -Related Topic: Dollar Baby -Related Short Film: Disciples of the Crow -Related Anthology: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams -Related Film: The Mortuary Collection -Related Series: The Dark Tower -Related Film: The Uncanny -Related Film: Uninvited Next Time: Robot Carnival (1987)
Jul 6
1 hr 53 min
Episode 036: Dead of Night (1945)
In this episode, we eagerly kick off our next block focusing on anthology films. Michael starts the conversation with the legendary Ealing Studios classic Dead of Night from 1945. Jason helps define the stylistic elements of anthology films. Michael embraces the very British Horror vibe of the movie. And for some reason, Dustin can't stop using the term urtext. But before all that Dustin hops on the soapbox to champion Alex Garland's Men, Michael tries to not discuss Rescue Rangers and Jason finally breaks the rules to talk some Star Trek. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Michael: Operation Mincemeat (2021) but actually Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (2022) -Dustin: Men (2022) -Jason: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022) Show Notes: -Dead of Night Trailer -Go check out Fans of the Dead -Related Film: Grand Hotel -Related Film: If I Had a Million -Related Song: Barenaked Ladies – If I Had a Million Dollars -Related Film: L'amore -Related Film: Quartet -Related Film: Intolerance -Related Film: Tales of Manhattan -Related Film: Unheimliche Geschichten -Related Film: New York Stories -Related Film: The Red Violin -Related Film: Hellraiser: Bloodline -Related Film: Trilogy of Terror -Related Film: Trick 'r Treat -Related Film: Creepshow -Related Show: The Twilight Zone -Related Film: The Twilight Zone -Related Show: Tales from the Darkside -Related Film: Tales from the Darkside -Related Show: Outer Limits -Related Film: Tales from the Crypt -Related Show: Tales from the Crypt -Related Film: Tales from the Hood -Related Film: V/H/S -Related Film: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs -Related Topic: Hyperlink Cinema -Related Film: Ju-On: The Grudge -Related Film: Pulp Fiction -Related Film: Reservoir Dogs -Related Topic: Prophetic Dreams -Related Film: Horror of Dracula -Related Film: The Hound of the Baskervilles -Related Film: Brides of Dracula -Related Film: Peeping Tom -Related Film: Final Destination -Related Film: A Christmas Carol -Related True Crime: Constance Kent -Related Film: Occulus -Related Film: Amityville: A New Generation -Related Film: Amityville Dollhouse -Related Film: Amityville: It's About Time -Related Film: Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes -Related Show: Friday the 13th -Related Film: The Lady Vanishes -Related Performers: Abbot and Costello -Related Film: Urban Legend -Related Film: The Entity -Related Film: Ghostbusters -Related Film: Casablanca -Related Topic: Immersion Therapy -Related Film: Deep Red -Related Topic: Mobius Strip -Related Topic: The Steady-State Theory -Related Episode: The Twilight Zone: Twenty Two -Related Episode: The Twilight Zone: The Mirror -Related Film: From Beyond the Grave -Related Episode: The Twilight Zone: Shadowplay -Related Film: The Great Gabbo -Related Episode: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Glass Eye -Related Episode: The Twilight Zone: The Dummy -Related Episode: The Twilight Zone: Caesar and Me -Related Film: Magic -Related Film: Devil Doll -Related Show: Goosebumps -Related Film: Goosebumps -Related Film: The Mortuary Collection -Go check out Kanopy -Go check out Fandor Next Time: Cat's Eye (1985)
Jun 22
1 hr 37 min
Episode 035: Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
In this episode, we return to our vault of listener suggestions to cool down from our focus on made-for-tv movies. Echoing back to our block on Westerns and Dustin's recent foray into Hong Kong cinema, we're taking a look at Jiang Wen's Let the Bullets Fly from 2010. Dustin weighs some shoddy CGI as the price of admission for the comedy that follows. Jason shares his undying devotion to Chow Yun-fat. Michael lays out some of the differences between Hong Kong cinema and films from mainland China. But before all that, the Shaw Bros boxset round-up concludes plus Michael and Dustin bond over their admiration for Elisha Cuthbert. And so much more! Special thanks to Cliffy for suggesting we check this one out. Got a movie you champion? A hidden gem you think needs more love? Just want to see more discussion on a particular film? We want to check out the movies you suggest to us. Write in at or contact us on your favorite form of social media and shoot us a movie recommendation. Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Jason: Kimi (2022) -Michael: The Cellar (2022) -Dustin: Crippled Avengers (1978) & All The Haunts Be Ours Boxset Round-up Show Notes: -Let the Bullets Fly Trailer -Go check out The Jacked Up Review Show -Go check out Attack of the Killer Podcast -Related Film: Hard Boiled -Related Film: Painted Skin: The Resurrection -Related Film: The Monkey King -Related Film: Journey to the West -Related Film: Yojimbo -Related Film: Robin Hood: Men in Tights -Related Show: Looney Tunes -Related Film: Keoma -Related Film: The Killer -Related Topic: Dragon Dynasty Next Time: Dead of Night (1945)
Jun 8
1 hr 29 min
Episode 034: Seance (2000)
In this episode, we wrap up our series on made-for-tv movies by jumping ahead fifteen years and setting our sights on Japan as we discuss Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Seance from 2000. This completes a secret (and accidental) subtheme across the last few episodes of films based on a work of literature. Jason takes a stand against sham psychics and also puts the Stephen King miniseries Rose Red on blast. Dustin gushes his heart out over Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Spurred on by all our talks about mediumship and the paranormal, Michael opens up about his own real-life encounter with the unknown. And so much more! Part of the Prescribed Films Podcast Network ( What We've Been Watching: -Michael: Love and Monsters (2020) -Dustin: The Mighty Peking Man (1977) -Jason: Jackass Forever (2022) Show Notes: -A Clip from Seance -Go check out Rude Horror Podcast -Know Your Meme: That Pool (again) -Related Film: Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself -Related Film: Sweet Home -Related Game: Sweet Home (NES) -Related Film: Cure -Related Film: Pulse -Related Film: Pulse (Remake) -Related Miniseries: Penance -Related Film: Wife of a Spy -Related Novel: Seance on a Wet Afternoon -Related Film: Seance on a Wet Afternoon -Related Film: Rose Red -Related Topic: Mediumship -Related Topic: Doppelganger -Related Topic: Seance -Related Film: The Poughkeepsie Tapes -Related Film: Occult -Related Topic: Electronic Voice Phenomenon -Related Topic: Hitchcock's Ticking Bomb -Related Film: Ringu -Related Film: A Simple Plan Next Time: Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
May 25
1 hr 27 min
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