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Horrorlust Radio Episode #011

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In episode #011 of Horrorlust Radio, I’m joined by Chop Shop creator, Steve Colwell.

In this installment of Horrorlust Radio, Steve and I held an in-depth discussion about Tod Browning’s Freaks. We also recounted details from our trip to the Motor City Haunt Club’s Haunted Garage Sale, observed the passing of horror icon Wes Craven and laid to rest an old favorite in Lost to Time.

I’m actively seeking sponsors for Horrorlust Radio, if you own or operate a haunted attraction or are otherwise involved or connected to the haunt industry and are interested in such an opportunity you can contact me at the following email address: horrorlust@bluestarproductions.net

Email any questions or comments to the address above or feel welcome to post any reactions to this podcast in the comments section below.

HORRORLUST RADIO: EPISODE 011

SHOW NOTES

Corrections: While Steve and I discussed the career of Tod Browning I accidentally stated that he was born in 1818 — that would make Browning a whopping 144 years old at the time of his death in 1962 which was obviously not the case. Tod Browning was actually born in 1880 and was 82 years old when he passed away.

This photo doesn’t include every member of the cast of Freaks but it was the most complete example I was able to find on the Internet. The mustachioed man center, back row is director Tod Browning to his right is Olga Baclanova who portrayed the villainous Cleopatra. The tall man in the back row is Henry Victor who played Cleopatra’s co-conspirator, the strongman Hercules. Front row, center is the Half-Boy Johnny Eck, not to be confused with the limbless Prince Randian who is pictured next to Eck on the floor.

The Hilton Siamese Twins also loom prominent in this photo, standing behind Prince Randian. To the twins’ immediate left is Daisy Earles who played the role of Frieda in the film but that does beg the question of who it is that is pictured on the opposite side of the photo standing in front of the pinheads, Elvira and Jenny Lee Snow. Harry Earles who was cast as Hans, one of the central characters of Freaks, cannot be found in this photograph. That is either Harry Earles in drag (which I doubt) or another member of the Earles’ Dancing Doll family.

A one of a kind photo for a one of a kind film.

A one of a kind photo for a one of a kind film.

From the Freak Show attraction at Terror Town, circa 2008.

The dried-up husk of a Fiji Mermaid.

The dried-up husk of a Fiji Mermaid.

The songs and audio clips featured in this episode are listed below in chronological order:

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” theme song by Charles Bernstein, 1984

A Nightmare on Elm Street Theatrical Trailer, 1984

“Carousel Ride” by The Midnight Syndicate (Carnival Arcane, 2011)

Nancy in the Bathtub from A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984

“Freakshow” by Midnight Syndicate (Carnival Arcane, 2011)

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Horrorlust Radio Episode #010

Posted in Horrorlust Radio with tags , , , , , , , on September 3, 2015 by bluefall8

In episode #010 of Horrorlust Radio, I’m joined by my brother, Jason Adkins.

In this installment of Horrorlust Radio, Jason and I discussed The Evil Within, a survival horror video game like none other. We also shared our thoughts on the 2014 cinematic release The Houses October Built.

This episode also featured installments of Serious Celluloid and Dead Files, just two of the original segments found only on Horrorlust Radio! In Serious Celluloid, Tod Browning’s oddball classic Freaks is enshrined in the Horrorlust library, meanwhile Jason performed a dramatic reading of a 2010 review of the Detroit haunted attraction, Demonic Demons.

I’m actively seeking sponsors for Horrorlust Radio, if you own or operate a haunted attraction or are otherwise involved or connected to the haunt industry and are interested in such an opportunity you can contact me at the following email address: horrorlust@bluestarproductions.net

Email any questions or comments to the address above or feel welcome to post any reactions to this podcast in the comments section below.

HORRORLUST RADIO: EPISODE 010

SHOW NOTES

Corrections: I mistakenly referred to Dracula (1931) as a silent film while Jason and I discussed Freaks during the Serious Celluloid segment.

We highlighted many positive aspects of The Evil Within including character design; my brother and I agreed that Spider Bitch was the most frightening. Go on, have a look. Good luck sleeping tonight.

Spider Bitch: She's not here to cuddle, fellas.

Spider Bitch: She’s not here to cuddle, fellas.

An original promotional poster for Freaks, on the right side of the image are the eponymous freaks and to the left are Olga Baclanova and Henry Victor who portrayed the villainous trapeze artist Cleopatra and the strongman Hercules, respectively.

Gooble-Gobble, indeed.

Gooble-Gobble, indeed.

The songs and audio clips featured in this episode are listed below in chronological order:

“Early Sunsets Over Monroeville” by My Chemical Romance (I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love, 2002)

Sleepaway Camp Theatrical Trailer, 1983

“Buzzkill Bitch” by The Koffin Kats (Straying from the Pack, 2006)

Bumble Bee Toilet Attack from Sleepaway Camp, 1983

“Graveyard Tree” by The Koffin Kats (Koffin Kats, 2003)