In our fourth podcast, the Damn Dirty Geeks reveal their inmost selves unto the audience. With help from returning guest Mallory O’Meara and special guest makeup effects artist Frank Ippolito, the gang recalls their humble nerd beginnings and how they blossomed into hyphenates in the entertainment biz.

We reflect on our collective geek origins as inspired by Romero zombies, Mexican horror movies, classic radio dramas, werewolves and movie effects magazines, just to name a few. Plus Episode #004 celebrates the reunion of the Hot Dog Stand, the joys of audiobooks, the sound of balloons and other audible gems!

Podcaster, film production pro Mallory O'Meara and makeup effects artist Frank Ippolito team up as our Special Guests in Episode 004 on the Damn Dirty Geeks podcast.

The Secret Origen of Geeks

by Damn Dirty Geeks

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Trivia: Scott was a bit fuzzy on some details, but told the gist of old radio horror show episode correctly, even though the men-turned-inside-out radio drama originated from Arch Oboler’s Lights Out and not Inner Sanctum. The episode was titled “The Dark” and featured a doctor and medic responding to an emergency call at the old house, not two cops as stated on the podcast. But the cackling old woman, the dark in the floor and inverting human physiology are all there — and you can hear it on this excerpt from Oboler’s 1962 LP “Drop Dead” right here!

Dark Dunes Productions website – creator of upcoming films HARBINGER DOWN, MONSTERS VS. KIDS and YAMASONG
NecronomiCon Providence website – a biennial convention that explores the work of H.P. Lovecraft and that of his myriad literary and artistic offspring, via speakers, panel discussions, book readings, and workshops
Makeup/Special Effects artist Frank Ippolito’s website –
Tested – Mythbusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage explore breakthroughs in science, amazing tales of exploration, and discoveries in nature to emerging technologies
BALLOON – Frank Woodward’s comedy/horror short BALLOON is an official selection at the 2015 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego, September 11-13th
Frank Ippolito’s CreatureGeek podcast –
SyFy makeup series FaceOff – watch Frank Ippolito on Seasons 1 and 5
Re-Animator the Musical – starring our pal Graham Skipper
Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare – John Fasano’s 1987 horror film starring Frank Dietz

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