Episode 61: Dick Smith – The Exorcist (1973) & The Sentinel (1977)

We return to the Hallowed Halls of horror to celebrate the work of Dick Smith with two hellish films – one classic (The Exorcist) and one cult classic (The Sentinel)!

Sources

Dick Smith

Movie Magic: Dick Smith

Jordu Schell interviews Dick Smith Part 1 and Part 2

Dick Smith, Oscar Winning Make Up Artist Dies at 92” by William Yardley, The New York Times

The Exorcist (1973)

Director’s commentary, William Friedkin

Writer’s commentary, William Peter Blatty

“The Fear of God: The Making of the Exorcist”, 25th Anniversary DVD edition

The Exorcist: Cultural Impact

The Exorcist: 10 Creepy Details From the Scariest Movie Ever Made” by Anthony Breznican, Entertainment Weekly

13 Great Movie Posters You Didn’t Know Were Inspired by Famous Artworks” by Dicte Houmoller

The Sentinel (1977)

Satan at the Door: The Sinister Events Surrounding The Sentinel” by Jeffrey Konvitz, The Lineup

The Sentinel: Hell on the 5th Floor” by Donato Totaro, Off Screen

Since You’ve Been Gone: An Interview with Cristina Raines“, Hill Place Blog

In Defense of Michael Winner’s The Sentinel” by Chris Alexander, Comingsoon.net

The Horrors of New York: On The Sentinel” by Caryn Coleman, Comingsoon.net

Edgar Wright on The Sentinel, Trailers From Hell

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Episode 33: Horror on the 4th of July – Jaws & Return of the Living Dead

We celebrate Independence Day the Test Pattern way with two wildly different movies set on 4th of July weekend – Jaws & Return of the Living Dead!

Sources

Jaws (1975)

Jaws (1975)” by Rob Nixon, TCM

Why Jaws is Essential” By Rob Nixon, TCM

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Director’s Commentary, Return of the Living Dead

11 Firsts From Return of the Living Dead” by JD Gillam, from This is Horror

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 32: The Apocalypse Trilogy – The Thing, Prince of Darkness, & In the Mouth of Madness

This week, we prepare for the end of the world with John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy – featuring The Thing, Prince of Darkness, & In the Mouth of Madness

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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 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.

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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.

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Episode 18: Alfred Hitchcock – Shadow of a Doubt & Vertigo

For our first installment of Hallowed Halls, we look at the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock!

Sources

Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews edited by Sidney Gottlieb

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life of Darkness and Light by Patrick McGilligan

The Top 21 British Directors of All Time” from The Telegraph

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Shadow of a Doubt” by Brian Eggert, from Deep Focus Review

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)” by Jeremy Arnold, from TCM

Vertigo (1958)

Why Vertigo is Essential” by John M. Miller and Brian Cady, from TCM

Pop Culture 101 – Vertigo” by John M. Miller, from TCM

The Big Idea Behind Vertigo” by John M. Miller, from TCM

Behind the Camera on Vertigo” by John M. Miller, from TCM

Vertigo (1958)” by Brian Cady, 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.

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Episode 14: Henson’s Dark Worlds – The Dark Crystal & Labyrinth

We look at the darker end of the Jim Henson filmography spectrum with The Dark Crystal (1982) and Labyrinth (1985)

Sources

The Dark Crystal (1982)

“A Natural History of The Dark Crystal: The Conceptual Design of Brian Froud” by Catriona McAra (pp. 101-116), from The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson by Jefferson McFarland

“Reflections of The Dark Crystal: Light on the Path of Creation” Making of Featurette

“The World of The Dark Crystal” Making of Featurette

Labyrinth (1985)

“Inside the Labyrinth” Featurette

“Journey Through the Labyrinth: Kingdom of Characters” Making of Featurette

“Journey Through the Labyrinth: The Quest for the Goblin City” Making of Featurette

How to Beat the Labyrinth Two Door Riddle” by Sarah Keartes, from Nerdist

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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Minisode #2: William Peter Blatty

We pay tribute to the author of The Exorcist!

Sources

Words of Wisdom: William Peter Blatty“, from the American Task Force for Lebanon

William Peter Blatty, Author of The Exorcist, Dies at 89” by Paul Vitello, from The New York Times

The Comedic Side of William Peter Blatty, the Author of The Exorcist” by Amisha Padnani, from The New York Times

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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