Ep 12: Michael St. Michaels

by | Feb 15, 2019

While his roots are in the stage and hairdressing, Michael St. Michaels (Michael Rappaport) has carved a cinematic niche in fringe classics like THE VIDEO DEAD (1987), and most notably, THE GREASY STRANGLER (2016). It was GREASY that brought Michael to the masses as Big Ronnie, an uncompromising oily food-obsessed dad by day, disco dancing murderous monster by night. And then there’s the “big mouses’s head” and frequent trips to the car wash. It is an unforgettable turn in one of the most bizarre, wonderfully original films in recent history, and Michael is the heart of it all. We touch on GREASY, what led him to hairdressing (a certification he only recently let lapse), the ups and downs of getting by in the business, and how life can be turned around in your 70s.

In addition, in the wake of the trailers for PET SEMATARY and CHILD’S PLAY dropping, I dig into discussion on remakes and reboots.


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