episode 007: The Day the Clown Cried

Jen invites author, artist, and asshole Mike Rosen on the show to discuss Jerry Lewis’s unfinished Holocaust, um, comedy-drama The Day the Clown Cried. Thanks to Flemish TV and Australo-German filmmaker Eric Friedler, enough footage from the notorious project has surfaced for us to discuss it. Shoutout to Friedler and the Library of Congress curator who were too important to talk to us.

Mike Rosen is the cartoonist responsible for the webcomic Guttersnipe. He also authored the graphic novel Malleus Maleficarum, available from SLG Publishing, and illustrated Misunderstanding Comics.
The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.

episode 006 – The Johnsons (1992)

CONTENT WARNING: Besides the usual immaturity, this episode covers a film whose plot involves rape and incest. Use caution!

Jen welcomes filmmaker and burger expert Yfke van Berckelaer to discuss one of about three Dutch horror films, The Johnsons! Yfke provides an excellent survey of the Dutch film industry (it’s not just Paul Verhoeven!) and gives some background on the making of the film, which is a bit of an undiscovered horror classic.

Yfke is a Dutch genre filmmaker who lives in Los Angeles and is obsessed with everything that sparkles and yes, that includes the 80s. She also writes about awesome things for the cult magazine Schokkend Nieuws, and you can follow her burger adventures at www.burgerists.com and @burgerists on Instagram and Twitter.

And when in Los Angeles, be sure to visit Cinefile Video!

The Johnsons (1992)

Directed by Rudolf van den Berg
Written by Roy Frumkes, Rocco Simonelli
Starring Monique van de Ven
Esmée de la Bretonière
Kenneth Herdigein

Produced by
Richard Abram (associate producer)
Haig Balian (producer)
Chris Brouwer (producer)
Arnold Heslenfeld (executive producer)

Music: Patrick Seymour

Cinematography: Theo Bierkens

Editor: Wim Louwrier

Release dates
14 February 1992

The theme music for Have You Seen This? is “B005” by Monroeville Music Center.