Episode #308 – Verotika

Please read… bear with us on this one — this was originally intended to be our Maximum Fun Drive episode, before the world exploded. So it may seem a little choppy in places, where we chopped out some fairly extensive MFD talk* (also there’s some minor equipment/audio interference toward the end — sorry). Thank you to our intrepid editor Jordan Kauwling for going above and beyond. Anyway, even though this would normally not be a full episode week, we thought we’d post it now anyway, to help keep folks’ spirits up, and if you’re wondering why we don’t even mention the GIANT GLOBAL PANDEMIC, it’s because we taped it before shit got real.

Anyway… OH WHAT AN EPISODE. We’re joined by screenwriter and Switchblade Sisters host, April Wolfe, to discuss Wolverine himself, Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut, Verotika — an anthology of “sexy” (?) horror tales. And this time we even managed to give April a working microphone!

Brief content warning: because this is an “erotic” horror movie by Danzig, there are some references to violence against women. Honestly, the movie is so incompetent that the awful stuff mostly seems ridiculous in context, but if any reference to that is upsetting, be aware (the episode keeps it to a minimum).

* As Jesse notes at the top of the show, the MFD has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although members should have gotten information to access the bonus content for this year, including The Flop House’s “lost” episode on the movie Life (the Jake Gyllenhaal one, not the Eddie Murphy one), and a Judge John Hodgman where the learned judge adjudicates whether Elliott can drag Dan’s Twitter jokes. If you still want to become a member, you can go to maximumfun.org/join and become a sponsoring member of the community at any time — during this pandemic we want to take care of yourselves first and foremost, (and probably second and third too). Then if you have anything extra, donate to disaster relief. But if you’re fortunate enough to have EXTRA extra, memberships do help keep Max Fun staffers and podcasters salaried, at this time when everyone is struggling, and help keep the network afloat.

Enough jabber! We love you all! Please stay safe and healthy, and we’re honored to be there with you while we all struggle through this, if only in your headphones.

That’s a real nice poster your nephew did, Glenn!

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Verotika has no Wiki page.

Movies recommended in this episode:

The Lawnmower Man

The Lodge

First Cow

The Farewell

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March 21st, 2020



  1. Michael (Last Name Withheld) says:

    Thank you, guys. I came here hoping to see one of your new experimental interstitial bits and I was treated with this. I want you know that it helps give me and, I assume, others a sense that things are still stable for the time being. Even if it is just illusory, it does provide comfort. One of the first things I thought when I heard the bars were closing down in New York is how Stuart and his wife are doing. But the fall out of all this is much wider than my limited imagination.

    We love you. You matter to us. We don’t say it enough.

  2. Tim says:

    Great episode, and great guest!
    I would never have guessed that any Maxfun Drive talk was edited out if I hadn’t read it in the post. Jordan Kauwling is a fantastic editor.

  3. njc says:

    FYI: The direct-download link is missing from the page.

    Thanks for putting this one out early for us!

  4. Branden says:

    So we can’t call Elizabeth Bathory a monster? All the “rumors” about her were just concocted by jealous and resentful men? Come on! I enjoy this show but sometimes you guys take your leftist ideology too far. Women are fully capable of being evil too, just like men.

  5. Vardulon says:

    Here’s a low-bitrate version for people with data caps! (sorry it’s so a


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