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.

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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!

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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 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!

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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

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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.

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

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Episode 45: The Displaced Man – The Wicker Man (1973) & Don’t Look Now

We take trips to Scotland and Venice and discover that there is a level of horror in being an outsider in a strange land.  Sergio’s Patreon Pick launched us into a double feature of British films from 1973 – The Wicker Man and Don’t Look Now!

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The Wicker Man (1973)

The Wicker Man (1973) – Defining of the Folk Horror” by Adam Scovell, Celluloid Wicker Man

Schlock & Awe: The Wicker Man Makes Hippies Seem Real Scary” by Kyle Anderson, Nerdist

The Wicker Image

Don’t Look Now (1973)

Director commentary, Criterion Collection

“Don’t Look Now: Looking Back”, Criterion Collection featurette

“Something Interesting”, Criterion Collection featurette

“Nicolas Roeg: The Enigma of Film”, Criterion Collection featurette

Ophelia” by John Everett Millais

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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Bonus Episode #5: We Saw IT!

SPOILERS AHOY! We float down to the sewer with the S.S. Georgie as we share our feelings (and those of our listeners) on the new IT!

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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 40: Universal Monsters Series – The Invisible Man & Hollow Man

We perform a disappearing act with our latest entry in We Play All the Classics – The Invisible Man and Hollow Man!

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

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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)!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Follow the show on Twitter @testpatternshow.

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

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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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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

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