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Test Pattern

Aug 2, 2017

We're on the highway to hell with the road horror classic The Hitcher and Death Proof, Quentin Tarantino's love letter to road thrillers and Russ Meyer films!

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The Hitcher (1986)

"Just the Two of Us: Robert Harmon's The Hitcher" by Blake I. Collier, from Mockingbird

The Dollop Episode 57:...

Jul 5, 2017

We celebrate the 4th of July 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,...

Jun 21, 2017

We venture into the realm of horror in fantasy with Legend (1985) and Willow (1988)!  Tab fangirls about Rob Bottin and Jacob regales listeners with tales of Burglekutt.


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Legend (1985)

Director's commentary - Ridley Scott

"Ridley Scott's Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: The Making of Legend" by...

May 17, 2017

We explore the legacy of the Alien franchise, with a focus on Alien and Aliens and a brief discussion of the other films!


Alien (1979)

The Book of Alien by Michael Cross and Paul Scanlon

"Looking Back at Ridley Scott's Alien" by Ryan Lambie, from Den of Geek

The Beast Within: The Making of Alien (documentary,...