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 .

Listen to the Episode!

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 .

Listen to the Episode!

Episode 34: Harbingers of Doom – Night of the Comet & Maximum Overdrive

This week, we’re looking to the skies with Night of the Comet (1984) and Maximum Overdrive (1986)!

Sources

Night of the Comet (1984)

In honor of Night of the Comet, a Cult Time Capsule of 80s America” by Sherilyn Connelly, from The Village Voice

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

How Did This Get Made? Maximum Overdrive (An Oral History)” by Blake Harris, from 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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

 

Episode 15: Killers in the Hills – The Hills Have Eyes (1977 and 2006)

We take to the hills with Wes Craven’s original The Hills Have Eyes and Alexandre Aja’s brutal remake!

Sources

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The Hills Have Eyes is based on a REAL Story! The Sawney Bean Cave Clan” by David Ian McKendry, from Blumhouse

11 Terrifying Facts about The Hills Have Eyes” by Matthew Jackson, from Mental Floss

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!

Episode 10: What is Best in Life – Conan the Barbarian & Conan the Destroyer

We take an epic journey with one of Jacob’s childhood favorite heroes – Conan – as we look at Conan the Barbarian and its more family-friendly sequel, Conan the Destroyer!

Sources

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

Everything You Never Knew About the Making of Conan the Barbarian” by Abhimanyu Das, from Gizmodo

15 Things You May Not Have Known About Conan the Barbarian” from IFC

A Brief History of Conan the Barbarian” by Phil Bresford, from Starburst Magazine

Conan the Destroyer (1984)

15 Things You May Not Have Known About Conan the Destroyer” from IFC

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!

Episode 6: Christmas 1964 – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians & The Magic Christmas Tree

We’re looking back at the magically weird Christmas of 1964 with Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and The Magic Christmas Tree!

Sources

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Bad Movie Night: The Holiday Season Joylessness of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” by Jason Bailey, from Flavorwire

10 Remarkable Things: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” by Ryan Lambie, from Den of Geek

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!

Episode 3: The Wild World of Cannon Films – Masters of the Universe

We explore the wild world of Cannon films and one of Jacob’s favorite movies from the studio – Masters of the Universe!

Sources

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Mastering the Universe: He-Man and the Rise and Fall of a Billion-Dollar Idea” by Benjamin Levisohn from PopMatters

In Defence of … Masters of the Universe, Dolph Lundgren’s Fantasy Flop” by Joshua Winning, from Digital Spy

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!

Episode 0: Test Pattern Reborn!

 

We go into our horror histories to explain our monster kid origin stories!

Show Notes

Jacob:

Tab:

How We Got Into Horror:

  • Thriller” (video) by Michael Jackson, with spoken work by Vincent Price
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968), directed by George A. Romero

Books:

Magazines:

Television:

Movies:

Toys:

Comics:

  • Tales From the Crypt
  • Dead of Night

Horror Preferences:

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!