The Trash Twins

Katie Skelly and Sarah Horrocks discuss some of their favorite trash.
RSS Feed





All Episodes
Now displaying: 2015
Dec 1, 2015

Episode 10! In this episode the twins discuss Female Vampirism through the work of filmmakers Jess Franco, and Jean Rollin.

0:00: 15:30 - Intro

15:30 - 35:45 Katie, and Sarah discuss the film Requiem pour un Vampire (Requiem for a Vampire) (1971) starring Marie-Pierre Castel, Mireille Dargent, Philippe Gaste, and Louise Dhour.

35:45 - 1:05:00 The Twins dive through Jess Franco’s vampire films Vampyros Lesbos (1971) starring Soledad Miranda, Ewa Strömberg, and Jess Franco; and Female Vampire (1975) starring Lina Romay, Alice Arno, Jack Taylor, and Monica Swinn.

1:05:00 - 1:38:00 -Katie and Sarah turn the conversation back to Rollin and his film Les deux orphelines vampires (The Two Orphan Vampires) (1997) starring Alexandra Pic and Isabelle Teboul.

Intro: Vampyros Lesbos OST: The Lions and the Cucumber / We Don't Care”
Outro: Pierre Raph, Requiem for a Vampire OST: “Sad Clowns in the Cornfield”

Books Mentioned:
Murderous Passions by Stephen Thrower (Strange Attractor Press); 2014
The Monstrous Feminine by Barbara Creed(Routledge); 1993

Powers of Horror by Julia Kristeva (Columbia Univeristy Press); 1982

Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins


Oct 19, 2015

Episode 9! In this episode, Katie and Sarah discuss the iconic Barbarella.  They discuss both the comic by Jean-Claude Forest, and the movie from 1968.

0:00 - 9:00 - Katie and Sarah catch you up on what they’ve been up to in their absence.  You can buy Katie’s newest comics here and Sarah’s latest here

9:00 - 36:00 In this section, the twins discuss the comic Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest.

36:00 - 1:10:00 Katie, and Sarah discuss the film Barbarella; directed by Roger Vadim, and starring Jane Fonda, Anita Pallenberg, John Phillip Law, Milo O’Shea, and David Hemmings.

Intro: The Glitterhouse-“Barbarella”

Outro: Jamiroquai - “Cosmic Girl”

As always, thanks to our wonderful editor, Sean Witzke.  You can listen to his podcast Travis Bickle on the Riviera here.

Aug 25, 2015

Episode 8!  The Crossover!  In this episode Sarah and Katie are joined by Sean Witzke of the podcast Travis Bickle on the Riviera to talk about the Abel Ferrara films Ms. 45(1981) and Bad Lieutenant(1992).  This is part one of a two part discussion about Ferrara's body of work, the rest of which will be over on the Travis Bickle podcastsite.


04:30 - 26:45 Katie, Sean, and Sarah discuss the film Ms. 45; directed by Abel Ferrara, and starring Zoë Lund, Albert Sinkys, Darlene Stuto, Helen Mcgara, Bogey the Dog based on a script by Nicholas St. John


26:45 - 55:49 The Conversation continues into the film Bad Lieutenant; directed by Abel Ferrara starring Zoë Lund, Paul Calderon, Harvey Keitel, Paul Hipp, Frankie Thorn, and Vincent Argo based on a screenplay by Zoë Lund.


Intro: Joe Delia and Artie Kaplan - “Ms. 45 Dance Party
Outro: Johnny Ace - “Pledging My Love

Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins


Aug 4, 2015

Episode 7!  In this episode Katie and Sarah are joined by Sandra Lanz, a Portland based comic artist whose credits in comics include: Prophet Strikefile #1-2(Image Comics); Creepy Comics #21(Dark Horse Comics); Speculative Relationships Vol. 2 and many more.  Sandra joined Katie and Sarah to discuss the Resident Evil movie series.

00:00 - 19:00 Katie, Sandra, and Sarah discuss their history with the games and movies.

19:20 - 33:00 The conversation moves into the first film Resident Evil(2002), written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; the film stars Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon.


34:50 - 42:07 Next up Resident Evil: Apocalypse(2004), written by Paul W.S. Anderson and directed by Alexander Witt. Once again Milla Jovovich leads a cast that includes Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, and Mike Epps.


43:20 - 59:20 The discussion continues into the third film Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) which is once again written by Paul W.S. Anderson. This time the director is Russell Mulcahy and the cast returns Milla Jovovich alongside Oded Fehr, Mike Epps, Iain Glen, and newcomers Ali Larter, and Ashanti.


60:20 - 1:20:00 Penultimately, Sandra, Katie, and Sarah discuss the fourth film in the series: Resident Evil: Afterlife(2010). For this film Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the director’s helm.  He once again scripts for a cast that includes: Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, Kim Coates, Shawn Roberts, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Spencer Locke, Boris Kodjoe, and Wentworth Miller.

1:21:20 - 1:33:00 And finally, Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson; starring Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Kevin Durand, Sienna Guillory, Shawn Roberts, Aryana Engineer, Oded Fehr, Colin Salmon, Johann Urb, Boris Kudjoe, and Li Bingbing.

1:33:20 - 1:45:51 The discussion concludes with everyone ranking the series, and speculating rampantly about what the sixth and possibly final installment of the series will be like.


Intro: The Misfits - “Astro Zombies”
Outro:Mariah Carey - "We Belong Together"

Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins



As always a special thanks goes out to Sean Witzke who edits our show.  You can hear Sean in his own podcast, the excellent Travis Bickle on the Riviera, which is a part of the Factual Opinion Network of shows. [Link]

Jun 9, 2015

We’re back!  Episode 5 of Trash Twins!  In this episode, Katie and Sarah discuss the New French Extremity movement through the three films: In My Skin(2002), Martyrs(2008), and Trouble Every Day(2001).

00:00 - 10:38 - Katie and Sarah go over some of the overarching themes of the New French Extremity as a whole.  Katie references a book: Brutal Intimacy(Wesleyan Film) by Tim Palmer.  Also worth checking out is the essential lecture on the topic by Alex West (of the wonderful Faculty of Horror podcast): Quelle Horreur! The Films of New French Extremity

for the Black Museum lecture series.


10:38 - 29:43 - The conversation continues into the film In My Skin(2002), written by, directed by and starring Marina De Van.


29:43 - 56:20 - In this section, the twins discuss Martyrs(2008), directed by Pascal Laugier, starring: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Isabelle Chasse, Juliette Gosselin, and Xavier Dolan.


56:20 - 1:25:00 The twins close with a discussion of the Claire Denis directed film Trouble Every Day(2001), starring: Vincent Gallo, Béatrice Dalle, Tricia Vessey, and Alex Descas.


1:25:00 - 1:34:57 Closing thoughts.  


Also Sarah calls August Underground, August Moon for some reason.

INTRO: Tindersticks - "Houses"
Outro: Scene from Trouble Every Day


Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins



As always a special thanks goes out to Sean Witzke who edits our show.  You can hear Sean in his own podcast, the excellent Travis Bickle on the Riviera, which is a part of the Factual Opinion Network of shows. [Link]

Apr 23, 2015

Don't call it a comeback.  The Trash Twins return with an exploration of two key works by Italy's comic finest: Milo Manara and Guido Crepax.

00:00 - 33:00 - Katie and Sarah dive into Milo Manara's Click series which is available currently through the first volume of Dark Horse Comics' Manara Erotica series.

33:00 - 1:11:00 - The discussion continues with Guido Crepax series: BiancaThe edition referenced here is the hardcover Evergreen press edition, which also includes Emmanuelle, and Venus in Furs.  It is currently out of print, but is somewhat widely available. Also referenced here is the recent annoucement by Fantagraphics of 10 Volumes of Guido Crepax coming out starting this fall--which may or may not include critical contributions by a certain set of Guido obsessed twins.

Music: Giorgio Moroder, "Knights in White Satin"

Apr 10, 2015

In this special mini episode of Trash Twins, Katie talks to artist Bei Badgirl, located in Sydney, Australia, for a discussion on her work, process, philosophies and more. Bei's blend of cute and sexy imagery as well has her appreciation of pop/low culture make her not only a great interview but also a great fit for Trash Twins. Check out her work and more at

We hope you enjoy this special episode, and look out for a new full episode soon!

Feb 18, 2015

Welcome back Trashsters!  In Episode 3 we dig into the bloody world of giallo film by examining three films: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970); Bay of Blood(1971); and The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears (2013).

Intro Music: Ennio Morricone - "Fraseggio Senza Strutturra (Alternate Version)"from the soundtrack to the filmThe Bird with the Crystal Plumage.


Musical Interlude: Ennio Morricone - "Plume Di Cristallo theme" from the soundtrack to the film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

  • 00:00 - 27:00 - Katie and Sarah open with a brief discussion of some of the overarching aspects of giallo as genre. In this section, Katie recommends the YouTube videos: “The A to Z of Giallo Cliches”; “How to Spot a Giallo film” and the book La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film by Mikel Koven.  They then transition to a conversation of the film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, directed by Dario Argento, starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi, and Umberto Raho.

Musical interlude: Stelvio Cipriani from the soundtrack for the film Bay of Blood

  • 27:00 - 40:00 - Katie and Sarah continue the conversation with Bay of Blood, directed by Mario Bava, starring: Isa Miranda, Giovanni Nuvoletti, Brigitte Skay, Robert Bonanni, Paolo Monenero, Guido Boccaccini, Laura Betti, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati, Chris Avram, Claudine Auger, and Luigi Pistilli

Musical Interlude: Nico Fidenco - “My Boundless”


  • 40:00 - 1:04 - Katie and Sarah close the episode discussing 2013’s The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears,directed by Hélène Cattet; Bruno Forzani and starring: Klaus Tange, Jean Michel Vovk, Ursula Bedena, Sylvia Camarda, Anna D’Annunzio, Sam Louqyck, Joe Koener, and Birgit Yew.


Outro Music: Nora Orlandi-"Dies Irae" (from the film The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971))

Announcement: Katie and Sarah will be tabling at Emerald City Comic Con in March. Come see us!

Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins


Jan 4, 2015

Welcome back!  In Episode 2 of Trash Twins, we dig into Satan, Satan, Satan; secret blood oaths; social upheaval; and Skelly’s catholic school childhood through the films Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (1971), and Alucarda (1978), in an episode we lovingly title “Subtweeting Your Childhood”.


  • 00:00 - 36:00 - Katie and Sarah discuss the film Don’t Deliver Us From Evil (1971), directed by Joël Séria, starring: Bernard Dhéran, Jeanne Goupil, Catherine Wagener, Gérard Darrieu, Marc Dudicourt, and Véronique Silver.

  • Sarah mentions Kier-La Janisse’s essential tome: House of Psychotic Women:  An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB PRESS) which has recently had its paperback release.  Highly recommended.

  • 36:00 -1:04:00 - Katie and Sarah continue the conversation with Alucarda (1978), directed by Juan López Moctezuma, starring: Tina Romero, Cladio Brook, Martin LaSalle, David Silva, Tina French, Lili Garza, and Susana Kamini

  • Katie mentions the show Bridezilla, the character she talks about can be seen here:



INTRO: Claude Germain,Dominique Ney--music from the film Don’t Deliver Us From Evil
Outro: Dominique Ney - “Dis, Ferme Un Instant Les Yeux” from the soundtrack Don’t Deliver Us From Evil

Email us at:

Follow us on Twitter: @trashtwins