Archive for Pop Horror

Horrorlust Radio Episode #013

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In this installment of Horrorlust Radio, I present thoughts and reactions following the first haunt outing of the season. Enjoy interviews and snippets from The Deadland, The Fear Factory and Haunted Farm of Terror. Also included is an entry of Pop Horror, a segment where we take a look at the haunted happenings in television and film.

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 013

SHOW NOTES

Corrections: Cannibal Holocaust, the film that was referenced during Pop Horror, was released in 1980 not the 1970s as was stated.

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

“Jeepers Creepers” by Paul Whiteman and His Swing Wing (Jeepers Creepers Original Motion Picture Score, 2001)

Dead & Breakfast Theatrical Trailer, 2004

“Shrunken Head Kids” by Calabrese (Midnight Spookshow, 2003)

Zombie Line Dance from Dead & Breakfast, 2004

“Inside This Coffin” by Calabrese (The Traveling Vampire Show, 2006)

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Horrorlust Radio Episode #008

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In episode #008 of Horrorlust Radio, I’m joined by long-time friend and fellow haunted house enthusiast, Phil Patroniti.

In this installment of Horrorlust Radio, Phil and I reflect on the highs and lows of the 2014 season. We also discuss our earliest memories of haunted attractions and explore the reasons why haunting remains near and dear to our hearts.

This episode also features the second installment of Pop Horror, a segment concerned with horror in television and film; this time around we’re discussing season five of The Walking Dead. We also debut a new segment entitled Hallowed Grounds, in which we highlight one of the many awards recognized here at Horrorlust; today the spotlight will fall on the Horrorlust Haunt of the Year Award.

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 008

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The short horror fiction series I mentioned near the beginning of the podcast is called The Midnight Library. The series seems to consist of only twelve books; the first was titled Voices and was released in 2005. The cover shown below is from the second entry in the series entitled, Blood and Sand.

Any bird animal that can mimic human speech is surely evil.

Any animal that can mimic human speech is surely evil.

I also made reference to a Saturday Night Live sketch called “The Merryville Brothers.” In each bit a couple is seen entering what resembles a traditional carnival dark, the theme of the which varies from sketch to sketch. In each version the characters witness a performance by the animatronic Merryville Brothers who are portrayed by live actors.

Inevitably, one of the characters become creeped out by the robots; a fear that is only heightened when the ride experiences a subsequent malfunction which in turn gives rise to a series of increasingly strange antics on the part of the Merryville Brothers.

SNL regulars Taran Killam, Bill Hader and Bobby Moynihan appear in each entry of the series of sketches; guest stars include Jim Carrey, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and a cameo by Tom Hanks. Click the link to watch the Merryville Brothers Halloween.

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

1. “Sweet Dreams” by Marilyn Manson (Smells Like Children, 1995)

2. Troll 2 Theatrical Trailer, 1990

3. “Nekrofelia” by The Nekromantix (Brought Back to Life, 1994)

4. General Store Run from Troll 2, 1990

5. “Trick or Treat” by The Nekromantix (Return of the Loving Dead, 2002)

Horrorlust Radio Episode #004

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Creator of the Chop Shop and horror hound, Steve, served as co-host for episode #004 of Horrorlust Radio.

In the fourth episode of Horrorlust Radio, Steve and I discuss horror films, the role of sequels and the often blasphemous practice of remakes. We also talk at length about Steve’s childhood and teenage recollections of Halloween which include his involvement in a basement home haunt and a harrowing encounter with a woodland lunatic.

This episode of Horrorlust Radio also features two fresh segments — Cauldron Questions and Pop Horror. In Cauldron Questions my co-host and I answer three burning questions and then in Pop Horror we discuss all things horror in the land of film and television such as The Walking Dead and an independent film titled The Houses October Built. 

Steve and I also explore the the history of his spooky but likable alter-ego, Uncle Dead Guy. And unsurprisingly, we have some fun with speculation regarding potential haunted house visits.

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 004

SHOW NOTES

The book I referenced on several occasions during the podcast is called Shock Value and was written by Jason Zinoman (Penguin Press, 2011).

Required reading...seriously , go and read it.

Required reading…seriously, go and read it.

Steve and I also discussed a number of old horror comic books which included EC Comics’ most popular title, Tales From the Crypt. In addition to Tales From the Crypt, EC Comics also published The Vault of Horror, The Haunt of Fear and a slew of other non-horror related comics. The company published this style of comic from the 1940’s until the mid-1950’s when it began to focus on the well-known humor magazine, MAD.

In addition to EC Comics’ line of titles we also discussed a pair of titles that Steve was more familiar with from his youth, Creepy and Eerie by Warren PublishingThe former originally had an 18 year run from late 1964 until publication ceased in February 1983; Creepy was resurrected in 2009 and is currently published by New Comic Company LLC in partnership with Dark Horse Comics. Eerie was launched in 1966 and it too ceased publication in February 1983.

For your pleasure, I’ve included a few examples of cover art below.

Tales From the Crypt would later become a hit HBO series from 1989-1996.

Tales From the Crypt would later become a hit HBO series from 1989-1996.

 

Creepy, undoubtedly inspired by its EC Comics forerunners.

Creepy, undoubtedly inspired by its EC Comics forerunners.

 

Eerie, the sister publication to Creepy.

Eerie, the sister publication to Creepy.

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

1. “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins (Cow Finger & Mosquito Pie, 1956)

2. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Theatrical Trailer, 1974

3. “Boogie Man” by Mad Sin (Burn & Rise, 2010)

4. Kirk meets Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 1974

5. “Out of the Dark” by Mad Sin (A Ticket Into Underworld, 1993)