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!

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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 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

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Episode 44: We Are Legion – The Exorcist III:Legion & Fallen (1998)

In our latest entry in Tales From the 90s, we explore two excellent possession films – The Exorcist III and Fallen!

Sources

The Exorcist III: Legion (1990)

All This Bleeding: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III” by Chris Evangelista, from Paste

A 25th Anniversary Look Back at: The Exorcist III (1990)” by Jerry Smith, from Icons of Fright

Fallen (1998)

Fallen (1998), from Forever Cinematic

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

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