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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

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!

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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!

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Hagsploitation

"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!

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"Behind the Planet of the Apes" documentary

Escape From the Planet of the Apes (1971)

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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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

Producer...


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!

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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...