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Test Pattern: A Horror Movie Podcast

Mar 11, 2021

** This episode was recorded and released prior to Scarlett Amaris telling her story of abuse at the hands of her partner, Richard Stanley. We do briefly discuss Stanley's work on the early production of the film and his return to set. 

We believe and support Ms. Amaris and will not cover Stanley's work moving forward.  In addition, we have donated $200 to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in honor of Ms. Amaris to ensure that Patreon funds received during the time of recording and release do not go to supporting Stanley's work. **

We've got an appointment with the doctor - Dr. Moreau, that is! We're discussing the H.G. Wells novella The Island of Dr. Moreau, the 1932 adaptation Island of Lost Souls, and the disaster-plagued 1996 remake!


The Island of Dr. Moreau by H.G. Wells (pub. 1896)

"The Many Futuristic Predictions of H.G. Wells That Came True" by Brian Handwerk, Smithsonian Magazine

"H.G. Wells: A Visionary Who Should Be Remembered for His Social Predictions Not Just His Scientific Ones" by Simon John James, The Independent

"In the Name of Darwin" by Daniel Kevles, PBS

"America's First Climate Debate" by Gordon S. Wood, HistoryNet


Island of Lost Souls (1932)

Film historian commentary with Gregory Mank, Criterion

"A Conversation with John Landis, Rick Baker, and Bob Burns", Criterion featurette

"David J. Skal Interview", Criterion featurette

"Richard Stanley Interview", Criterion featurette

"Island of Lost Souls: The Beast Flesh Creeping Back" by Christine Smallwood, Criterion

"Charlie Gemora: Hollywood's Famous Gorilla Man" by Nick Thomas, The Spectrum

"Island of Lost Souls" by Jeff Stafford, TCM

Censoring Science in 1930s and 1940s Hollywood Cinema by David Kirby, et al. (pgs 235-236)

"Charles Laughton in the 1932 Horror Classic, Island of Lost Souls" by Glenn Erickson, TCM


The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley, documentary