Episode 28: Tromaville – The Toxic Avenger & Class of Nuke ‘Em High

We’re taking a trip to Tromaville with The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke ‘Em High!

Sources

The Toxic Avenger: A Brief History of Troma’s Superhero Franchise” by Jim Knipfel, from Den of Geek

Class of Nuke ‘Em High is a Nutty, Nostalgic Treat” by Bill Gibron, from PopMatters

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 27: Horror in Anime – Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust

Jacob curates an episode that’s all about horror in anime with Wicked City and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlines.

 

Sources

Wicked City (1987)” by Jasper Sharp, from Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese Cinema

Wicked City commentary by Michael Toole

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 26: What’s the Story Mother? – Alien, Aliens, & the Alien Legacy

We explore the legacy of the Alien franchise, with a focus on Alien and Aliens and a brief discussion of the other films!

Sources

The Book of Alien by Michael Cross and Paul Scanlon

Looking Back at Ridley Scott’s Alien” by Ryan Lambie, from Den of Geek

The Beast Within: The Making of Alien (documentary, Alien Anthology BluRay collection)

Superior Firepower: The Making of Aliens (documentary, Alien Anthology BluRay collection)

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 25: Tom Savini – Maniac & The Burning

We pay homage to the Sultan of Splatter, Tom Savini, with two of his earlier films – Maniac and The Burning!

Sources

Tom Savini

Forward” by Tom Savini, from Horror 101: The A-List of Horror Films and Monster Movies Vol. 1

Interview, Fantastic Flesh documentary

Savini’s a Scream: Checking in with the Master of TerrorMania” by John Hayes, Pittsburg Post-Gazette

“Freddy V Jason” by Chris Hewitt, from Empire

Maniac (1980)

Maniac commentary, William Lustig and Tom Savini

Behind the scenes featurette, Maniac BluRay

The Burning (1981)

The Burning – Production” by J.A. Kerswell, from Hysteria Lives

The Burning – Promotion” by J.A. Kerswell, from Hysteria Lives

The Burning – Censorship” by J.A. Kerswell, from Hysteria Lives

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 24: All the Damn Vampires – The Lost Boys & Near Dark

We become creatures of the night and go back to 1987 – the year of the tragically hip vampire – with The Lost Boys and Near Dark.

Sources

The Lost Boys (1987)

5 Things You Might Not Have Know About The Lost Boys on its 25th Anniversary” by Oliver Lyttleton, from IndieWire

9 Found Facts About The Lost Boys” by Andrew LaSane, from Mental Floss

The Infamous Sax Man from Lost Boys Still, Still Believes: A Chat with Tim Capello” by Christopher Bickel, from Dangerous Minds

Near Dark (1987)

Director commentary, Near Dark

One of the Coolest Vampire Movies Ever: Watching Near Dark with Scott Weinberg” by Jeff Bayer, from Film School Rejects

Near Dark Highlighted Everything That Was So Special About Bill Paxton” by John Squires

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.

Contact us via email at jacobandtab@testpatternshow.com or use the Contact form.

Like the Sun Prairie Media Center Facebook page and follow The Sun on Twitter @spmediacenter

Listen to the Episode!