The How NOT To Make A Movie Podcast

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This podcast is a celebration of collaboration… and what happens when good collaboration goes horribly wrong.

When filmmaking craft turns to crap.

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S2E20: “Charlie Fleischer Is In ‘Toon’ With The Universe”

If you don’t know Charlie Flesicher’s name, you know his voice. He’s the voice of Roger Rabbit. He’s appeared – in human form – on TV and in movies since the 70’s. We worked with Charlie on “Demon Knight” – the first “Tales From The Crypt” branded horror movie. He…

S2E19: “Rust Makes Our Heads Explode”

Nobody should ever die on a film or TV set. No one should ever get injured either but physical things happen (stunts, for instance). Injuries should should be rare. Death should be a complete stranger. With hundreds of hours of produced film and TV content under our belts, Gil Adler…

S2E18: “Who’s The Boss?”

Film sets are a fascinating place to work. They definitely reflect the nature of the people working on them – especially at the top. But who’s really in charge of any set? Who’s the boss? Most sets are like bee hives. And, while everyone thinks the director is queen bee,…

Beware The “Castle Of Horror”!

Welcome to The Castle Of Horror – the latest episode of the How NOT To Make A Movie Podcast! In it, we talk to Terry Castle daughter of film legend WILLIAM CASTLE – producer of Rosemary’s Baby but more importantly producer AND director of iconic Hollywood horror movies  THE HOUSE…

S2E17: “Castle Of Horror”

The movie biz attracts all kinds. The horror biz attracts the most unusual among the movie biz. And those who succeed in the horror biz? They’re a truly special breed. The House On Haunted Hill… The Tingler… 13 Ghosts… These were all competently made horror movies. What made them noteworthy…

S2E16: Car Ride To Hell

Welcome to our first new episode of 2023! We’re dropping a Joel Silver story we’ve been threatening to tell since we started this podcast last year. The Car Ride To Hell! How do we know it ended up in Hell? Well, for starters, Donald Trump makes an appearance – two…

S2E15: “Best Bits”

For a lot of people, 2022 was an outright annus horribilus. One to forget. That wasn’t the case for us here at the How NOT To Make A Movie Podcast. For starters, we came into being this year. That was a good thing (all things considered). We found a growing…

Bonus Episode: “Is “Die Hard” A Christmas Movie?

Tis the season to ask this essential question: Is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie?

S2E14: “Post Mortem” (Featuring Chelsea Rebecca & Jason Stein)

The body’s on the slab now. Let’s do the post mortem. This past Saturday, our little Podcast held a benefit for the Motion Picture Home – the MPTF. They’re a great organization that takes care of film folk in need. We performed a live table read of “Dead Easy”. That’s…

The LIVE DEAD EASY Table Read For Charity!

Coming Saturday, December 17 AT NOON PACIFIC TIME! The Charity – The Motion Picture Home (the MPTF). They’re a great organization that takes care of film and TV people in need. Our Stellar Cast: SEAN ASTIN JAKE BUSEY TIA CARRERE BRETT CULLEN JOHN KASSIR CHELSEA REBECCA LESLIE ZEMECKIS To Make…

S2E13: “(James) Bonding With Peter Iliff”

Peter Iliff’s passion for movies started with James Bond. He was six and his dad took him to see “Goldfinger” on the day it opened. They watched it twice. Now, it may seem strange – a dad taking his six year old to see a Bond film – but, strangely,…

The LIVE Table Read For Charity

Please join us & THE CRYPT KEEPER at NOON PACIFIC TIME on SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 for a LIVE TABLE READ FOR CHARITY! Some movie projects become legend without ever getting made. “Tales From The Crypt Presents Dead Easy” is one of them. We’ll be reading “DEAD EASY” – the “Tales…

S2E12: “Buried Bodies”

Wanna know how to break into the move and TV biz? Know where all the bodies are buried. In order to do that, you have to be in on the burying process. If you’re not leading the body-burying op, you must be assisting. In Hollywood, those people – the ones…

The “DEAD EASY” LIVE Table Read For The Motion Picture Home Promo

Please join us on Saturday, December 17 at NOON PACIFIC TIME for a very special charity event! We’re going to do a table read of “Dead Easy” – the script for the second Tales From The Crypt feature that never was. Long rumored, and now, finally, found!We’re doing this for…

S2E11: “An Unexpected Journey”

Doing this podcast has been the ultimate unexpected journey. It all started when the Dads From The Crypt interviewed me for an episode of their podcast. The moment Jason Stein – one of the dads – told me the group’s franchise – reviewing Crypt episodes and giving parenting advice -…

The “DEAD EASY” Table Read For Charity

Please join us – that’s Alan Katz & Gil Adler – as we host a TABLE READ FOR CHARITY!The Charity: The Motion Picture Home (the MPTF). They help film folk in need.The Read: The second “Tales From The Crypt” movie that never was (we made “Bordello Of Blood” instead) -…

S2E10: “Hanging Out W Alan & Gil”

In this episode, Gil and I invite you to hang out with us and shoot the shit. But – before we forget (and while we have your attention) – please join us Saturday December 17 at NOON Pacific time for a “TABLE READ FOR CHARITY”. The MOTION PICTURE HOME (run…

S2E10: “Hanging Out W Alan & Gil”

In this episode, Gil and I invite you to hang out with us and shoot the shit. But – before we forget (and while we have your attention) – please join us Saturday December 17 at NOON Pacific time for a “TABLE READ FOR CHARITY”. The MOTION PICTURE HOME (run…

The “Dead Easy” LIVE Table Read For Charity

Please join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, at NOON PACIFIC TIIME for a “TABLE READ FOR CHARITY”!In the first season of the How NOT To Make A Movie Podcast, we told the tortured story of making “Bordello of Blood” – a movie none of us wanted to make. Our hearts…

“Can You Believe Taye Diggs?” – VIDEO VERSION

The short answer is YES! You absolutely can believe Taye Diggs and that’s the whole point of this episode! We ask the question “What makes an actor ‘believable’?” And, the actor we’re using for demonstration purposes in this episode is the terrific Taye Diggs who, it just so happens, Gil…

Host (And Producer)

A L Katz (Alan to his friends) has been in the film and TV business for over 35 years. In that time, he’s written and produced iconic TV series like HBO’s “Tales From The Crypt” and Showtime’s “The Outer Limits”. He’s written and produced iconic feature franchises like “Children Of The Corn II” and “Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight”. And then there’s “Bordello of Blood”. After taking two decades off to deal with a deepening depression (Bordello had a little something to do with it), Alan is back! And, boy, has he got a story to tell.

Executive Producers: Dads From The Crypt

Dads From The Crypt is a podcast where three spooky dads who really like HBO’s “Tales From The Crypt” talk about and review episodes of the TV series and the two feature films that arose from the series. They also interview whichever Crypt writers, directors, producers, actors, actresses or crew they can sink their fangs into. Same goes for all things related to the horror genre (and music, too). Each Dads From The Crypt podcast also includes a bit of battle-tested parenting advice. Where else on the internet are you going to find that? Nowhere! Please visit their website:  https://dadsfromthecrypt.com/

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