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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Jul 26, 2017

Godzilla level Patreon subscriber Tommy curates a Hallowed Halls episode featuring King Ghidorah!  We watch Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah!

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Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964):

"Ghidorah the Three-Headed Monster (1964)" by Glenn Erickson, from TCM


Jul 19, 2017

We examine censorship in horror with a detailed look at the Hays Code, the demise of horror comics, and the video nasties era!

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The Hays Code

"The History of Hollywood Censorship and the the Ratings System" - Filmmaker IQ

Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema...

Jul 12, 2017

We look 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...

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,...