Episode 58: The Movies That Define Us – The Thing (1982) & The Fly (1986)

 

To close 2017, we discuss (and by discuss, I mean gush over) our two favorite movies of all time – The Thing (Tab) and The Fly (Jacob)!

Sources

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 57: The Ghosts of Milburn – Ghost Story by Peter Straub & Ghost Story (1981)

This week, return to the haunted libraries of Test Pattern for a Tomes of Terror episode, featuring Peter Straub’s chilly classic Ghost Story and the 1981 film adaptation of the same name.

Sources

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 56: A Cut Above the Rest – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) & Pieces

Godzilla level patron Mad Max curates an episode that is truly a cut above the rest – a chainsaw cut, that is!  We dissect The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Pieces!

Sources

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 55: Chilling Comedies – Clue (1985) & Haunted Honeymoon (1986) (with Patreon subscriber Ryan!)

This week, MechaGodzilla level Patreon subscriber Ryan makes us laugh with two chilling comedies – Clue and Haunted Honeymoon!

Sources

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 54: A Tale of Two Houses – Hausu (1977) & House (1986)

This week we join forces to bring you a tale of two houses! Our movie choices go head to head with Tab’s pick Hausu vs. Jacob’s pick horror comedy cult classic House!

Sources

Hausu (1977)

“Constructing a House”, Criterion Collection making of featurette 

You’ll Never Watch the Weirdest Horror Film the Same Way Again” by V Renee, from No Film School

The Curious Case of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (1977), or: How to Describe an Indescribable Movie” by Sam Prime, from Fantastic Fest

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 53: Extrême Français – Inside (2007) & Martyrs (2008) (with Patreon subscriber Armando!)

This week, MechaGodzilla level Patreon subscriber Armando takes us into the dark world of French Extremity with two brutal films – Inside (2007) and Martyrs (2008).

Sources

Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity by Alexandra West

Show Info:

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 .

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Episode 52: GOJIRA! – Godzilla (1954) & Shin Godzilla (with Patreon Subscriber Chris!)

We talk the king of the monsters with MechaGodzilla Patreon subscriber Chris! OG Godzilla meets Shin Godzilla in a battle of epic proportions!

Sources

Godzilla (1954)

Commentary by film historian David Kalat, Criterion collection

Akira Takarada interview, Criterion collection

Haruo Nakajima interview, Criterion collection

“The Unluckiest Dragon” with Greg Pflugfelder, Criterion collection

Godzilla: Why the Japanese Original is No Joke” by Tim Martin, The Atlantic

Show Info:

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.

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Episode 51: Universal Monsters Series – The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) & Frankenhooker

We catch up with an old friend as we go back to We Play All the Classics with the classic masterpiece The Bride of Frankenstein!  And … if you wanna date, look no further than our second feature – Frankenhooker!

Sources

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen, Legacy Collection

“She’s Alive: Creating the Bride of Frankenstein”, Legacy Collection featurette

Why is Bride of Frankenstein often analyzed as a gay parable?” by Jeff Saporito, ScreenPrism

Ernest Thesiger’s Embroidery

Frankenhooker (1990)

Director’s commentary

Show Info:

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.

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Episode 50: Monster Kids – Monster House & Paranorman

Nurse your Halloween candy hangover with a lighthearted look at two movies aimed at children (with plenty of horror elements and references, of course!)

Sources

Monster House (2006)

Director’s commentary

Paranorman (2012)

Director’s commentary

Making of featurette

Show Info:

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.

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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