Episode 23: Universal Monsters Series – Frankenstein, Frankenweenie, & Young Frankenstein

We get electrified about the king of the Universal monsters – the one and only Frankenstein’s Monster!  We’ll look at the legacy of the original 1931 classic and two influenced works – Tim Burton’s original short “Frankenweenie” and the Mel Brooks spoof/love letter Young Frankenstein!

Sources

Frankenstein (1931)

Commentary with film scholar Rudy Behlmer, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay

Frankenstein (1931)” by Felicia Feaster, from TCM

Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory, pgs. 66-69

“The Frankenstein Files” Making Of Featurette, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay

Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934 by Thomas Patrick Doherty, pg. 297

Guillermo Talks!” by Mike Sampson, JoBlo.com

Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit and Frankenstein” by CS, from comingsoon.net

 

Frankenweenie” (1984)

Tim Burton: How Disney Fired Me” by Edward Bovingdon, from Yahoo Movies

 

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Director Commentary, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“It’s Alive! Creating a Monster Classic” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BlueRay

Show Info:

Test Pattern is originally broadcast on 103.5 FM WLSPLP Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, underwritten by the Bank of Sun Prairie.

Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.

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Episode 22: Sasquatches – Abominable, Exists, & the Bigfoot Legend

We study the king of the cryptids!  We’re examining the legend of Bigfoot through “true” sightings and representations of the legendary monster in films like Abominable, Exists, and more!

Sources

Bigfoot

Bigfoot“, from The Skeptic’s Dictionary

“Had Slain His Thousand”, from Placerville Mountain Democrat

“A Terror to Ranchmen. ‘Bigfoot,’ the Giant Grizzly, and His Costly Depredations”, from Goshen Daily Democrat

Bigfoot Claim Exposed As Hoax“, from CBS News

Bigfoot Hunter Admits He Lied About Killing Beast” by Joel Landau, from The New York Daily News

Bigfoot Dead? Hunter Plans to Take Sasquatch Corpse On Tour” by Bonnie Burton by CNET

Show Info:

Test Pattern is originally broadcast on 103.5 FM WLSPLP Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, underwritten by the Bank of Sun Prairie.

Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.

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You can also follow Tab @horrorflicktab and Jacob @banedrom.

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Bonus Episode #2: MST3K

Tab fangirls out about MST3K … and Jacob humors her!

Sources

 

Show Info:

Test Pattern is originally broadcast on 103.5 FM WLSPLP Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, underwritten by the Bank of Sun Prairie.

Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.

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Episode 21: Consume – The Stuff & They Live

We can’t get enough … of The Stuff and They Live in this episode about the horror of 80s consumerism!

Sources

The Stuff (1985)

Why Larry Cohen’s The Stuff is a Work of Scruffy Genius” by Ryan Lambie from Den of Geek

They Live (1988)

They Live (1988)” by David Kalat, from TCM

Show Info:

Test Pattern is originally broadcast on 103.5 FM WLSPLP Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, underwritten by the Bank of Sun Prairie.

Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.

Follow the show on Twitter @testpatternshow.

You can also follow Tab @horrorflicktab and Jacob @banedrom.

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Episode 20: Michael Mann – Manhunter & The Keep


In our first Godzilla-level Patreon curated episode, Ryan S. (@TheGiantBWithU) gives us a Hallowed Halls double feature of Michael Mann’s films!

Sources

The Keep (1983)

In Defense of Michael Mann’s The Keep” by Chris Alexander, from ComingSoon.net

Movie of the Day: The Keep” by Joshua Miller, from CHUD.com

Shlock & Awe: The Keep” by Kyle Anderson, from Nerdist

Manhunter (1986)

Manhunter is a Serial-Killer Movie That Keeps the Gloves On” by Katie Rife, from The AV Club

Why You Should Watch Michael Mann’s Manhunter” by Ryan Lambie, from Den of Geek

13 Things You Never Knew About Manhunter, the First Hannibal Lecter Movie” by Gary Susman

Show Info:

Test Pattern is originally broadcast on 103.5 FM WLSPLP Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, underwritten by the Bank of Sun Prairie.

Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.

Follow the show on Twitter @testpatternshow.

You can also follow Tab @horrorflicktab and Jacob @banedrom.

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