Matthew Monagle

Matthew is an Austin-based film critic. You can find his work as sites like Film School Rejects, The Playlist, SlashFilm, and the Austin Chronicle. He is also a member of the Austin Film Critics Association. Matt spends most of his free time doting on his dog and losing games of Slay the Spire.

The Interior Podcast

Podcast Episode: Brad McHargue on ‘The Interior’

February 14th, 2023 • Matthew Monagle

Brad McHargue returns to discuss Trevor Juras’s ‘The Interior,’ a micro-budget horror film that combines A24 and ‘Office Space.’

Bit Movie

Podcast: Harmony Colangelo on ‘Bit’

July 11th, 2022 • Matthew Monagle

Harmony Colangelo joins the Certified Forgotten podcast to champion Brad Michael Elmore’s modern vampire classic, ‘Bit.’

Jacqueline Wright Eat Me

Episode 45: Jenn Adams on ‘Eat Me’

October 6th, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

Jenn Adams joins the Certified Forgotten podcast to discuss Jacqueline Wright’s ‘Eat Me,’ a challenging and cathartic rape-revenge film.

Bag Boy Lover Boy

Episode 44: Dede Crimmins on ‘Bag Boy Lover Boy’

September 20th, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

Horror critic Dede Crimmins joins the Certified Forgotten podcast to talk genre film festivals and Andres Torres’s ‘Bag Boy Lover Boy.’


Episode 40: Mike Snoonian on ‘Sweatshop’

June 16th, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

Horror critic and mental health professional Mike Snoonian joins the podcast to discuss Stacy Davidson’s 2009 slasher, ‘Sweatshop.’

The Hive Kathryn Prescott

Episode 36: Molly Henery on ‘The Hive’

March 31st, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

What do you get when you cross Fede Álvarez‘s Evil Dead remake with Christopher Nolan‘s…

Population 436

Episode 35: Christine Makepeace on ‘Population 436’

March 17th, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

Certified Forgotten editor Christine Makepeace coins the term Durst Head on this special ‘Population 436’-themed episode of the podcast.

Breaking Surface Music Box Films

Haleigh Foutch and Perri Nemiroff Talk ‘Breaking Surface’

February 24th, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

When you’re asked to premiere a special video episode for a film festival, you pull…

The Crimson Rivers 2 Jean Reno

Episode 33: Jonathan Barkan on ‘Crimson Rivers 2: Angels of the Apocalypse’

February 3rd, 2021 • Matthew Monagle

When you think of the prototypical Certified Forgotten film, you probably don’t think of a…

Fugue Jack Foley

Episode 30: Lindsay Traves Succumbs To a ‘Fugue’

December 9th, 2020 • Matthew Monagle

What kind of a movie does $20,000 buy you? If you’re writer-director Tomas Street, it…