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A bi-weekly look at the monster movies, TV shows, cult films, and horror stuff that keeps YOU up at night! In the days before syndicated stations and 24 hour programming, television stations often showed old monster movies hosted by local on-air talent. It is in this spirit that “Test Pattern” is made – a little bit spooky, a little bit silly, but always informative! Jacob and Tab have a new topic each week, with a focus on the macabre offerings shown on television starting in the mid 1950s, ...
 
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We look at the 1971 controversial psychological "experiment" and discuss the 2015 movie based on the real events, The Stanford Prison Experiment! Sources: The Real Deal "The Story: An Overview of the Experiment", The Stanford Prison Experiment Official Page Dr. Zimbardo's Slideshow Narration for the 40th Anniversary Presentation, stanford.edu Conse…
 
Haters can frig off, because we're visiting the deep hole in the woods where we're keeping our monster friends! We watched The Pit & PG: Psycho Goreman! Sources: The Pit (1981) Film historian commentary with Paul Corupe and Jason Pichonsky "Interview with Jeannie Elias", BluRay featurette "Interview with Sam Snyders", BluRay featurette "Interview w…
 
We're hexed by the Mother of Sighs as we explore Dario Argento's original Suspiria and the 2018 remake starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson! Sources: Suspiria (1977) Film historian commentary with David Del Valle and Tory Howorth "Do You Know Anything About Witches?" BluRay featurette "Suzy in Nazi Germany", BluRay featurette "Suspiria - A Sig…
 
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! Sources: 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 Bertram, Biography.com "The Tin Man's Toxic M…
 
We take a look at the original Conjuring film and talk about the real life Warrens! Sources: "What's in a Title? The Conjuring Producer and New Line in Dispute Over TV Rights" by Nellie Andreeva, Deadline "Screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes Talk The Conjuring, Finding the Film's Point of View, Real Life Paranormal Incidents and the Appeal of Horror…
 
Gather round Monster Kids, we're joined again by James to revisit the world of horror anthologies with the 80s cult classic, Waxwork! Sources: Director/Star Commentary with Anthony Hickox and Zach Galligan "The Waxwork Chronicles", featurettes "Making of Waxwork", featurette Find James Online! @CalamityJames4 on Twitter…
 
This is an extremely disturbing, lengthy case that involves home invasion, stalking, sexual assault, rape, and murder. We want to be very clear about that so that people who might experience distress from listening to discussions about those topics can stop the episode here. We want to encourage everyone to put their mental health and well-being fi…
 
This is an extremely disturbing, lengthy case that involves home invasion, stalking, sexual assault, rape, and murder. We want to be very clear about that so that people who might experience distress from listening to discussions about those topics can stop the episode here. We want to encourage everyone to put their mental health and well-being fi…
 
We honor one of the horror greats by looking at two of his most colorful films. Join us as we party with Vincent Price in The Masque of the Red Death and The Abominable Dr. Phibes! Sources: Vincent Price Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography by Victoria Price "Vincent Price: 'Master of Horror' on film, but great day off screen" by Kelley Vlahos, WT…
 
Abandon most of your hope, all ye who enter here. James D. takes us to two dystopian near futures with Children of Men and The Rover (2014)! Sources: Children of Men (2006) "The Vulture Transcript: Alfonso Cuaron on Children of Men" by Abraham Riesman, Vulture "Children of Men: 8 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Alfonso Cuaron's Movie" by Michael Bald…
 
We welcome you to Fright Night ... for real ... with the 1985 original classic and the 2011 remake! Sources Fright Night (1985) Actor/Director Commentary - Chris Sarandon, Jonathan Stark, and Tom Holland Actor/Director/SFX Commentary - William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, Tom Holland, and Randy Cook You're So Cool, Brewster, documentary "What is Fr…
 
We’re howling at the moon with Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf and the 1985 film adaptation, Silver Bullet. Sources: Cycle of the Werewolf (pub. 1983) by Stephen King The Losers' Club Podcast - Cycle of the Werewolf Silver Bullet (1985) Director commentary with Daniel Attias Producer commentary with Martha De Laurentiis Interview with Daniel L…
 
In the first of two episodes curated by Jacob for his birthday month, we investigate the growing tomato menace with Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and dream alone with the sensitive monster that is Swamp Thing! Sources: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (1978) "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: An Oral History of the 1978 Film" by Sam Dean, Bon Appetit Swa…
 
We yell our own names as a fierce battle cry as we seek glorious death with The 13th Warrior and Beowulf! Sources: The 13th Warrior (1999) "Why The 13th Warrior Didn't Work" by Tom Reimann, Collider "What is a Mary Sue ... And What Exactly is Wrong with Them?", Jessie Gender "Phone Call Lands Hollywood Director in Prison", CNN Beowulf (2007) "Beowu…
 
** 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 $…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Brandon to talk about online horrors brought IRL with Dee Snider's Strangeland and Hard Candy! Sources: Strangeland (1998) Writer/actor commentary with Dee Snider "Strange Stories From Behind the Scenes of Dee Snider's Strangeland" by Jacob Shelton, Ranker "Why Dee Snider's Strangeland Sequel Never Got Made" by Mich…
 
We cut right to the heart of slashers with My Bloody Valentine and The Prowler! Sources: "Slasher Movies: The Complete History", Evolution of Horror The Prowler (1981) "Retrospective: The Prowler (1981 - 35 Years Later" by Dave J. Wilson, Dread Central "Brutal Slasher The Prowler is a Showcase of Tom Savini's Best Work" by Meagan Navarro, Bloody Di…
 
In this episode, we live in fear of Max Cady as we explore the original Cape Fear and the 1991 Martin Scorsese remake starring Robert De Niro! Sources: Cape Fear (1962) "Cape Fear" by Jim Stafford, TCM "He's Out Now: Cape Fear (1962)" by Larry Wallace, Medium Cape Fear (1991) "Martin Scorsese Ventures Back to Cape Fear" by Janet Maslin, The New Yor…
 
We’re revisiting an old Monster Kid friend. Shin Godzilla level patron Sketches is taking us through a tour of Guillermo Del Toro’s early films with Cronos and Mimic! Sources: Cronos (1993) Director's commentary "Guillermo Del Toro: I'm Not Interested in Regular Superheroes", Clarin "Federico Luppi on Cronos", Criterion featurette "Ron Perlman on C…
 
We journey to a fantasy world with Fire and Ice and Genndy Tartakovsky's "Primal"! Sources Fire and Ice (1983) Ralph Bakshi commentary "The Making of Fire and Ice", featurette "Thomas Kinkade's Surprising Involvement with 1983's Fire and Ice" by Andy Smith, Hi-Fructose "A Family Friendly Machete? What Do You Mean No Race War? & A Secret Frazetta Pr…
 
In this episode, there's blood on the snow. We watched 30 Days of Night and Let the Right One In! Sources 30 Days of Night (2007) "Preproduction", BluRay featurette "Building Barrow", BluRay featurette "The Look", BluRay featurette "Blood, Guts, and the Nasty #@$A&!", BluRay featurette "Stunts", BluRay featurette "The Vampire", BluRay featurette "N…
 
We're donning black gloves and fedoras as Shin Godzilla level patron Ryan joins us to discuss two Sergio Martino giallo films - The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh and All the Colors of the Dark! Sources: Giallo "What, Exactly, is a 'Giallo' Film?" by Tom Newth, Frieze "A Brief History of Giallo", The Giallo Files "Black Gloves and Magenta Lights: Five …
 
**Apologies about Tab's audio in much of this! We cleaned it up as much as we could, but it's a little muffled for about two thirds of the episode!** We're joined by Godzilla level patron Elizabeth to get meta with Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon and The Final Girls! Sources: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) "Behind the …
 
In this installment, we're joined by James to talk about one of his favorite anthologies . . . Creepshow 2! Sources: Creepshow 2 (1987) "Predatory Sludge, Vengeful Chief Wood'nhead, and the Creep in Creepshow 2" by Megan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting
 
Take the escalator to hell with Sylvester because Satan's waitin' ... for you to listen to the Test Pattern Halloween Special! Cartoons: "The Old Mill" (1937) - Find it on Disney+! "Spooks" (1932) https://youtu.be/R-kOOEn-8pY "Minnie the Moocher" (1932) https://youtu.be/N7VUU_VPI1E "Dr. Jerkyl's Hyde" (1954) - Find it on HBO Max! "Claws for Alarm" …
 
We stop for a quick bite in ‘Salem’s Lot, with our discussion of Stephen King’s novel and the 1979 TV adaptation! Sources Salem's Lot by Stephen King "Why Salem's Lot is Stephen King's Favorite Book" by Jack Wilhelmi, ScreenRant Salem's Lot (1979) Director's Commentary "Revisiting the film of Stephen King's Salem's Lot" by Rebecca Lea, Den of Geek …
 
We’ve got our popcorn and sodas and the usherette has seated us … join us, for a late night double feature of two monster musicals - The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Little Shop of Horrors! Sources: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) "The Rocky Horror Picture Show: The Film That's Saved Lives" by Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, BBC "After 40 Years, Rocky H…
 
The air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and pumpkins are appearing on porches … It’s Halloween! For our first entry in our Halloween programming, we’re travelling to the “other” side with Coraline and Frankenweenie! Sources: Coraline (2009) "Neil Gaiman on the Origins of Coraline", HarperCollins Publishers "The Folktale That Inspired Coraline is …
 
We’re staying in to watch the movies of the week! Godzilla level patron Ryan M. has curated an episode featuring two TV terrors - Bad Ronald and Dark Night of the Scarecrow! Sources: Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981) Director/Writer commentary Production documentary, featurette Q&A with Larry Drake, Tonya Crowe, and J.D. Feigelson, featurette…
 
In this episode, we reach out to your minds with our exploration of The Dead Zone and Scanners! Sources: The Dead Zone (1983) Commentary with Kim Newman and Tim Jones “Memories of the Dead Zone”, Blu-Ray featurette “Visions and Horror From The Dead Zone”, Blu-Ray featurette “The Look of the Dead Zone”, Blu-Ray featurette Scanners (1981) "How They M…
 
Godzilla level patron Stephen curates a sumptuous French meal with Raw and Climax! **We compare Raw to Contracted in the episode, but I accidentally called it Contagion and then we both called it Contagion the rest of the episode because we forgot the actual title. Sources: Raw (2016) "Q&A with Raw Director Julia Ducournau" by James Prestridge, Clo…
 
We're joined by Shin Godzilla level patron Pete to talk about two underseen and underrated Australian horror flicks - Patrick (1978) and Next of Kin (1982)! Sources: Not Quite Hollywood, Ozploitation documentary Patrick (1978) Director commentary Next of Kin (1982) Director/producer commentary Cast commentary Original ending featurette Find Pete on…
 
We're joined by Hans (aka @DJ_BadHombre) to journey into the strange world of David Lynch with Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive! Sources: Blue Velvet (1986) "Blue Velvet" by Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review "Blue Velvet - Small Town Horror Tale" by Ron Magid, American Cinematographer "Angelo Badalamenti", Criterion interview featurette "A Suburban R…
 
We're joined by Jacob's sister Jen to get weird with Panos Cosmatos' Beyond the Black Rainbow and Mandy! Sources: "Mandy and Beyond the Black Rainbow Share a Lot More Than the Year 1983" by Clayton Purdom, The AV Club Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) "Interview: Beyond the Black Rainbow Director Panos Cosmatos" by Phil Brown, That Shelf "Journey Bey…
 
We're joined by Shin Godzilla level patron Louis to dive into the bizarre world of Junji Ito, with Uzumaki and Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack! Sources: "An Interview with Master of Horror Manga Junji Ito", Grape "The Junji Ito Interview: A Conversation with the Creator of Uzumaki" by Akiko Iwane, Baum Geist "Junji Ito Reacts to Anime Cats", Crunchy Roll "H…
 
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! Sources: Battle of the Planet of the Apes (1973) "How Battle for the Planet of the Apes Ended a Franchise" by Don Kaye, Den of Geek "E…
 
We're joined once again by James to talk about the Mario Bava anthology masterpiece, Black Sabbath! Sources: Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas Film historian commentary with Tim Lucas "Maestro of the Macabre: The 6 Most Influential Mario Bava Films" by Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting Horror Europa with Mark Gatiss, BBC documenta…
 
We get the last laugh with the silent classic The Man Who Laughs and Joker! Sources: The Man Who Laughs (1928) "The Man Who Laughs: The Scary Clown Movie That Inspired the Joker" by Jim Knipfel, Den of Geek "The Man Who Laughs Documentary", TheaterRaven "Conrad Veidt - Short Documentary", ConnieVeidt "The Original Masterwork: Victor Hugo's Les Mise…
 
In this edition of the Mailbag, we read your answers to the listener question, answer a couple of questions from you guys, and tell you what we've been up to! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Listen to @DJBad…
 
Forget evil stepmothers ... this episode is all about evil stepfathers! We watched The Night of the Hunter and The Stepfather! Sources: The Night of the Hunter (1955) "The Big Idea - The Night of the Hunter" by Rob Nixon, TCM "The Essentials - The Night of the Hunter" by Jeff Stafford and Rob Nixon, TCM "Creating The Night of the Hunter" by George …
 
In an episode curated by Godzilla-level patron Jack (from Random Movie Roulette), it's the end of the world as we know it! We jump on the choppa with The Terminator and Miracle Mile! Sources: The Terminator (1984) "26 Things You Might Not Know About the Terminator Movies" by Ivan Cohen, Vulture "The Terminator at 30: An Oral History" by Joe McGover…
 
To give this episode some context, we recorded it about two weeks ago. It felt performative and hollow to include a discussion about the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests and then go to fun, lighthearted questions and games, so there is not a discussion about those subjects in this episode. Black lives matter. It's not up f…
 
While we know everything going on is more important, we wanted to offer this mental break to those that would like it. We talk to J about editing and get lost along the way! Check out Catherine Mary Stewart as Bibi in The Apple - "Speed" After this episode, go listen to the "Return of the Living Dead" episode of The Greg Proops Film Club (and all t…
 
In this episode, we're joined by Andrea to solve the Lament Configuration and explore the depths of hell. We have SUCH sights to show you with Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart and his film adaptation, Hellraiser! Sources: The Hellbound Heart (pub. 1986) “Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser”, featurette Hellraiser (1987) “Hellraiser: Resurr…
 
In this episode, we’re looking at the monstrous side of motherhood with Rosemary’s Baby and David Cronenberg’s The Brood. We know that Polanski’s history and crimes may make this an episode that some people decide to skip, or that some people may choose to skip to our coverage of The Brood. We fully understand and respect that choice. We will be ta…
 
In this edition of the Mailbag, we read your answers to the listener question, answer a couple of questions from you guys, and tell you what we've been up to! Monster Kid Projects Hamish's horror movie review blog For Dying Out Loud James D's (@jamesd7004) short film "The Monster" Pete's band The Smart Folk Andrew Tibbs - My Horror Listen to @DJBad…
 
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! Sources: Hagsploitation "Hagsploitation: horror's obsession with older women returns" by Anne Billson, The Guardian "A primer for the unexpec…
 
In this episode, we're out for blood. We read Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and watched the film adaptation starring Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise! Sources: Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice "Anne Rice: The Interview with the Vampire novelist on her daughter's death, living through her own funeral and the dangers of Oxford" by Adam Jacques, T…
 
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