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.

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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.

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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!

Sources

 

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 23: Universal Monsters Series – Frankenstein, Frankenweenie, & Young Frankenstein

We get electrified about the king of the Universal monsters – the one and only Frankenstein’s Monster!  We’ll look at the legacy of the original 1931 classic and two influenced works – Tim Burton’s original short “Frankenweenie” and the Mel Brooks spoof/love letter Young Frankenstein!

Sources

Frankenstein (1931)

Commentary with film scholar Rudy Behlmer, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay

Frankenstein (1931)” by Felicia Feaster, from TCM

Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory, pgs. 66-69

“The Frankenstein Files” Making Of Featurette, Frankenstein Legacy BluRay

Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934 by Thomas Patrick Doherty, pg. 297

Guillermo Talks!” by Mike Sampson, JoBlo.com

Guillermo del Toro on The Hobbit and Frankenstein” by CS, from comingsoon.net

 

Frankenweenie” (1984)

Tim Burton: How Disney Fired Me” by Edward Bovingdon, from Yahoo Movies

 

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Director Commentary, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“Inside the Lab: Secret Formulas in the Making of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“It’s Alive! Creating a Monster Classic” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BluRay

“Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein” featurette, Young Frankenstein 40th Anniversary BlueRay

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 13: Kong Legacy – King Kong (1976 and 2005)

We complete our exploration of the legacy of Kong with the 1976 and 2005 remakes!

Sources

King Kong (1976)

King Kong (1976)” by Keith Phipps, from The AV Club

“Lorenzo Semple, Jr: The Screenwriter Fans Love to Hate – Part 2” by Steve Swires

King Kong (2005)

King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon – From Fay Wray to Peter Jackson by Ray Morton

Peter Jackson: A Filmmaker’s Journey by Brian Sibley

“Kong Cometh!” by Paul A. Woods, from Peter Jackson: From Gore to Mordor

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 12: Kong Legacy – King Kong (1933)

We journey to Skull Island with the original 1933 RKO classic – KING KONG!

Sources

King Kong (1933)

King Kong (1933)” by Jason Fraley, from The Film Spectrum

Commentary by Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston, Special Edition King Kong

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 8: Universal Monsters Series – Dracula (English and Spanish Language) & Bram Stoker’s Dracula

We examine the legacy of Dracula through Bram Stoker’s novel, the 1931 Universal classic, its Mexican counterpart, and Francis Ford Coppola’s lavish adaptation!

Sources

Dracula by Bram Stoker

The Wild Evolution of Vampires, from Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold” by Devon Maloney, from Wired

Dracula (1931)

Dracula (1931): The Eye of the Storm” from The Nitrate Diva

Dark Carnival: The Secret World of Tod Browning by David J. Skal

Dracula (1931, Spanish language version)

Dracula (1931) – Is the Spanish Language Version Superior?” by Chris Thomson, from Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop

Dracula vs. Dracula” from Cinemagraphe

Dracula (1931)” from Journeys in Classic Film

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)

Francis Ford Coppola Looks back on Dracula and Reflects on Hollywood’s Superhero Obsession” by Jordan Zakarin, from Yahoo Movies

Coppola’s Imaginative, Opulent Take On Dracula Created an Unlikely Blockbuster” by Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, from The A.V. Club

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 1: Universal Monsters Series – Phantom of the Opera & Phantom of the Paradise

In our first episode in our Universal Monsters series, we examine The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and Brian De Palma’s surreal musical Phantom of the Paradise!

Sources

The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory

Haunted Hollywood Part 5: Ghosts and Haunts of the Hollywood Movie Studios” by Troy Taylor, from Prairie Ghosts

There’s Something About Mary: Misdeeds and Maneuvers on the Set of Phantom of the Opera (1925)” by Gordon Thomas, from Bright Lights Film Journal

The Phantom of the Opera (1925) A Silent Film Review” by Fritzi Kramer, from Movies Silently

We’ll Never See the Same Phantom of the Opera Audiences Did 90 Years Ago” by Lou Lumenick, from The New York Post

Versions and Sources of The Phantom of the Opera” from Nerdly Pleasures

How Technicolor Changed Storytelling” by Adrienne LaFrance, from The Atlantic

Kino Lorber Releasing the Silent Version of The Phantom of the Opera on DVD and BluRay” by Chris Coffel, from Bloody Disgusting

Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

The Devil’s Bargains and Unsparing Satire of Phantom of the Paradise” by Noel Murray, Keith Phipps, Nathan Rabin, Matt Singer, and Scott Tobias, from The Dissolve

Production” from The Swan Archives

The Double Vision of Phantom of the Paradise” by Noel Murray, from The Dissolve

Edgar Wright on Phantom of the Paradise” from Trailers From Hell

Big in Winnipeg” by Alan Jones, from The Dissolve

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 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.

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