It’s the Test Pattern Halloween Special!

Happy Halloween, monster kids!  We talk about our favorite spooky animated shorts from Disney and beyond!

 

 “The Mad Doctor” (1933) – Disney

“The Cobweb Hotel” (1936) – Fleischer Studio

 

Lonesome Ghosts” (1937) – Disney

 

“Donald and the Gorilla” (1944) – Disney

 

“Water, Water Every Hare” (1952) – Warner Brothers

 

“Transylvania 6500” (1963) – Warner Brothers

Episode 49: Childhood Ghosts – The Changeling & Lady in White

We break out the Ouija board and contact the spirits of our childhood selves to explore two ghost story movies that terrified us as children.

Sources

The Changeling (1980)

A Denver House That Inspired a Horror Film” by Katie Rudolph, Denver Public Library

The History of a Denver House That Inspired a Horror Film” by Katie Rudolph, Denver Public Library

Cheesman Park: Haunted by Fun (and angry ghosts, probably)” by Byron Graham, Westword

Lady in White (1988)

Director’s commentary

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 48: Trick or Treat – Halloween IIII: Season of the Witch & Night of the Demons

It’s almost Halloween, kids, and we’re watching two movies that were panned upon release, but that have devoted cult followings.  Are Halloween III and Night of the Demons tricks or treats?

Sources

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Director’s commentary

Halloween III: Season of the Witch Deserves Another Look” by Jim Knipfel, Den of Geek

The Unpopular Opinion: Halloween III: Season of the Witch is the Best Halloween Sequel” by Chris Evangelista, SlashFilm

Schlock & Awe: Halloween III: Season of the Witch” by Kyle Anderson, Nerdist

Night of the Demons (1998)

Director/cast commentary

Night of the Demons Deserves More Recognition as a Camp Masterpiece” by Eric Langberg, Everything’s Interesting

Shoutouts

Listen to @DJBadHombre spin metal on Thursdays at 6 PM Eastern – http://wuml.org/

Bloody in Love Horror Podcast – https://bloodyinlove.com/

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.

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

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

Listen to the Episode!

Episode 47: Monster-Kid-Vision – Feast, Feast II: Sloppy Seconds, & Feast III: The Happy Finish

Fred’s Patreon Pick was The Feast Trilogy and it is a grotesque carnival of monster viscera, barf, and inventive deaths!  Get ready for a wild ride!

Sources

Feast (2005)

“Project Greenlight”, season 3

Feast II: Sloppy Seconds (2008)

Writer/Director commentary

Feast III: The Happy Finish (2009)

Writer/Director commentary

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.

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

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

Listen to the Episode!

Episode 46: Disney’s Dark Experiment – The Watcher in the Woods & Something Wicked This Way Comes (with guest host Annie!)

We look at two movies from an experimental time at the House of Mouse.  In the 80s, Disney was trying to be seen as more than just animated films and was targeting an older audience.  The result was a small collection of darker films with distinct horror and sci-fi elements.  Along with guest host Annie from Cinema Throwdown, we explore the weird worlds of The Watcher in the Woods and Something Wicked This Way Comes!

Sources

The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

The Watcher in the Woods is a Generation’s Halloween Nightmare” by Rakesh Satyal, Vulture

Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Something Wicked This Way Comes Revisited: Does the Classic Ray Bradbury Adaptation Hold Up?” by Rob Hunter, SlashFilm

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.

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

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

Listen to the Episode!