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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Apr 2, 2020

We're exploring the darker side of TV journalism and the desire for fame with To Die For and Nightcrawler!


To Die For (1995)

"Grins, Gore, and Videotape: The Trouble With the Local TV News" by Eric Pooley, New York Magazine

"A Role to Die For" by Bob Strauss, South Florida Sun Sentinel

"Women Who Kill Part 2" by...

Oct 25, 2018

We discuss the case of H. H. Holmes - both the story we know and the truth.


H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Clips: H. H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer, directed by John Borowski

Song played in the episode is "In the Pines",...

Mar 28, 2018

We examine the case of Jeffrey Dahmer through the lens of the recently released bio pic My Friend Dahmer and the narrative documentary The Jeffrey Dahmer Files.

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Jeffrey Dahmer:

Stone Phillips interview with Jeffrey Dahmer, Lionel Dahmer, and Joyce Flint, "Dateline" NBC 1994

"How Systemic Racism...

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...

Jun 14, 2017

We go back to the depths of Soul’s Midnight to look at America’s most infamous unsolved case – the Zodiac Killer – and David Fincher’s ultra-realistic adaptation of Robert Graysmith’s Zodiac.  


The Zodiac Killer

This is the Zodiac Speaking (documentary)

His Name is Arthur Lee Allen...