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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Aug 30, 2019

BEWARE OF THE BLOB! We watched the original 1958 The Blob starring Steve McQueen and the special effects-laden 80s remake!


The Blob (1958)

"It Creeps and Leaps" by Kim Newman, Criterion

"The Strange History of the Blob Movies" by Ryan Lambie, Den of Geek

Director Commentary


Oct 10, 2018

We travel to Count Orlok's castle to dine with the OG film vampire! We watched F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu and Shadow of the Vampire!


Nosferatu (1922)

Drakula halala

Dracula and the Gothic in Literature, Pop Culture, and the Arts edited by Isabel Ermida, pg 139

Writing the Horror Movie by Marc Blake and Sara...

Jun 20, 2018

We close out our Universal Monsters series with a splash! We watched Creature From the Black Lagoon and Guillermo del Toro's gorgeous The Shape of Water!

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)

Film historian commentary with Tom Weaver

"10 Aquatic Facts About Creature From the Black Lagoon" by Mark Mancini, Mental Floss


Nov 15, 2017

We talk the king of the monsters with MechaGodzilla level Patreon subscriber Chris! It's the OG Godzilla versus Shin Godzilla in a battle of epic proportions!

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Godzilla (1954)

Commentary by film historian David Kalat, Criterion collection

Akira Takarada interview, Criterion collection


Nov 8, 2017

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!

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The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen,...