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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Aug 5, 2021

We're off to see the wizard ... and to explore the horrors of Oz with the original MGM classic The Wizard of Oz and the Disney-produced sequel Return to Oz!


The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"Judy Garland was Put on a Strict Diet and Encouraged to Take 'Pep Pills' While Filming The Wizard of Oz" by Colin...

Aug 6, 2020

We're wrapping up our look at the original Planet of the Apes franchise with a deep dive on the final film, as well as the live action and animated series that followed!  Help us send off the apes Test Pattern style!


Battle of the Planet of the Apes (1973)

"How Battle for the Planet of the Apes Ended a...

May 1, 2020

In this episode, we’re joined by Annette for a couple of movies focused on little old ladies … who are hellbent on revenge and murder!  We watched the iconic Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and Lady in a Cage!



"Hagsploitation: horror's obsession with older women returns" by Anne Billson, The...

Dec 20, 2019

In our second installment of our Going Ape series, we look at the two darkest entries in the Planet of the Apes franchise - Escape From the Planet of the Apes and, Jacob's favorite, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes!


"Behind the Planet of the Apes" documentary

Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)


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