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We’re joined by a special guest to discuss and dissect the polarizing cult-classic horror musical “Repo! The Genetic Opera”.

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Hammy Horror Musical” edition of the series between Repo! The Genetic Opera and Don’t Go in the Woods. In which, the runaway winner was Repo! The Genetic Opera.
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Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy, to dive into this one, we have a great former guest in the form of Knuckleball director Michael Peterson.

Over the course of the episode, you will hear Mike and Scott talk about the hit-and-miss singing in the movie, try to fill in the gaps in the movie’s world-building efforts, and debate whether the soundtrack is any good or not. Mike also talks about his enjoyment of seeing Joan Jett in the film but how, if he was the director, he would have made more of her cameo.

Elsewhere in the episode, the pair talk about overacting extras, the randomness of this flicks ensemble cast, and wonder how the film ended up with the cult following it got.*

*Many apologies to any members of that cult following. It might not be for Mike and Scott, but that’s just like their opinion, you know? Hopefully, you can still enjoy the episode despite our sniping.

Listen to Mike’s previous appearances on the Guilty Pleasures pod here and here.
Listen to Mike Peterson’s previous appearance on the show here.


Guilty Pleasures is a monthly spin-off show of the popular New Horror Express (NHE) podcast. Each month, NHE host Scott Murphy, alongside some former guests on the interview podcast, takes a deep dive into a 21st Century “Guilty Pleasure” horror movie as chosen by you the listener in an online poll (based on a particular theme).

Host Scott Murphy is a freelance journalist, reviewer, and podcaster. He got into horror in his early teens and has not looked back since. As well as reviewing on New Horror Express, he currently writes reviews for The Wee Review and has previously written for Slimehouse TV, Subtitled Online, and The 405.  His favorite horror movie is The Shining, and his favorite horror novel is Interview with The Vampire.

Be sure to tune in the first Saturday of every month for new episodes of THE GUILTY PLEASURES PODCAST on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

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