All-time great character actor Stephen Tobolowsky might be best known as Ned Ryerson from GROUNDHOG DAY, but his film and television credits number in the hundreds. His thoughtful character choices for today are appropriately iconic -- George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life and the Monster from Bride of Frankenstein. But the real highlight of this episode are Stephen's riveting storytelling and invaluable wisdom about the hidden gifts a seeming catastrophe can bring.***With Jordan Crucchiola and Stephen Tobolowsky
Welcome to this week's episode of “Friday Night Noir” on Vintage Classic Radio, where shadows creep, doors creak, and the air is filled with the thick fog of mystery. Our first feature is the “Suspense” episode titled "The Evil of Adelaide Winters," where the incredible Agnes Moorehead gives a chilling performance. Originally aired on September 10, 1951, the story revolves around Adelaide Winters, a deceitful medium who preys on the bereaved during World War II. When she attempts to swindle a grieving mother by claiming she can communicate with her son who was lost in battle, Adelaide's own greed leads to a spine-tingling twist of fate. The episode was written by the talented Arthur Ross, and alongside Agnes Moorehead, the cast includes William Conrad, known for his deep, resonant voice and later for playing Matt Dillon on "Gunsmoke," and Lurene Tuttle, a versatile character actress and a familiar voice to radio drama fans. Following that, we delve into the eerie “Inner Sanctum,” with the episode "The Corridor of Doom" broadcasted on the haunting night of October 23, 1945. Penned by the imaginative Robert Sloane, this tale takes us on a nerve-wracking journey alongside a man haunted by a recurring dream of a mysterious corridor that he is compelled to explore. Boris Karloff, the legendary actor whose name is synonymous with horror, stars as the protagonist whose curiosity leads him down a path of terror and possible insanity. This episode also features the voices of the talented Santos Ortega, who brings gravity and depth to every role, and Helen Shields, whose performances added to the suspenseful atmosphere of the story. Both these classic radio dramas exemplify the era when the theater of the mind was at its most powerful, inviting listeners to a world where the imagination sets the scene and the heart races at the sound of a creaking door or an unexpected whisper. So close the curtains, dim the lights, and prepare for a double dose of audio suspense that's sure to leave you on the edge of your seat. This is “Friday Night Noir,” where every twist and turn is a step into the shadows of the past. Stay tuned.
National tie one on day. Entertainment from 1979. Jukebox debuted, no more giving beer for medicine, World of Warcraft released. Todays birthdays - Franklin Pierce, Boris Karloff, Bruce Hornsby, Betty Everett, Miley Cyrus. Larry Hagman died.
On this edition of Parallax Views, we take a break from current events coveage to present a Halloween Hangover episode featuring Dennis Daniel on his book The Horror! The Horror! A Film Fanatic's Obsession With the Cinema of the Macabre. A lifelong horror movie fan and monster kids, Dennis Daniel has contributed to such publications as Deep Red, Delirium, and Cinema Macabre. We end up discussing not only his lifetime love of horror but also the underground tape trading culture of the pre-DVD/Bluray era, the role Dennis played in a fiasco where Charlie Sheen mistook an underground Japanese horror movie for a snuff film, the poetic horror of French filmmaker Jean Rollin, the schlock-tastic Italian cinema of Bruno Mattei, the wild and weird world of Jess Franco films and his muse Lina Romay, the 1930s adaptation of Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff as the Monster, and much, much more!
Le Dr.Frankenstein a t il existé? Bienvenu dans le podcast de La Petite Histoire édité par la Fabrik Audio qui produit aussi le podcast Les Aventuriers, et tous les podcasts de CinéMaRadio. Je tiens à vous remercier pour vos appréciations sur les plateformes de podcasts et notamment sur iTunes. Pour ce mois de novembre alors qu'Halloween est derrière nous j'avais envie de m'intéresser au personnage de Frankenstein, ce savant fou qui est apparu sous la plume de Mary Shelley il y a tout juste deux cents ans puisque c'était en 1818 dans le roman Frankenstein ou le Prométhée moderne. On sait que bien souvent les personnages de fiction sont inspirés de personnalités bien réelles; et j'avais donc envie de savoir si c'était le cas avec le médecin Victor Frankenstein. Il semble que Mary Shelley se soit inspirée de la vie de Johann Conrad DIPPEL, un théologien, alchimiste et médecin allemand, né dans le château Frankenstein en 1673. - Si vous avez envie d'aller un peu plus loin dans ce podcast n'hésitez pas à relire Le roman de Mary Shelley ou ses variations qui ont été nombreuses: Jean-Claude Carrière a par exemple écrit entre 1957 et 1959 six romans Frankenstein qui sont censés être la suite de celui du premier livre de Mary Shelley. En 1973 Brian Aldiss a aussi fait paraitre son roman de science-fiction Frankenstein délivré, qui mêle les personnages de Frankenstein ou le Prométhée moderne — ainsi que Mary Shelley elle-même — il y a une histoire de voyage dans le temps. Et puis L'écrivain André-François Ruaud avec ses essais Les Nombreuses vies de Frankenstein en 2008 et Sur les traces de Frankenstein en 2017 dans lesquels se mêlent fiction littéraire et histoire. Et sinon bien sûr les adaptations cinématographiques dont la première réalisée en 1910 qui est un film muet. Puis le mythique film sorti en 1931 réalisé par James Whale pour Universal Pictures avec Boris Karloff dans le rôle de la créature/ Quelques années sortent les suites La Fiancée de Frankenstein puis Le Fils de Frankenstein. Et enfin plus proche de nous en 1994, Kenneth Branagh a réalisé Frankenstein avec Robert De Niro dans le role du monstre ! Et à noter aussi qu'il y a eu des adaptations plutôt insolites autour de Frankenstein, avec par exemple Frankenstein vs. Baragon (qui mêle le mythe de Frankenstein avec le genre des monstres géants japonais) et qui a été réalisé en 1965 par Ishirō Honda, on a aussi eu droit à Dracula, prisonnier de Frankenstein ou bien encore Les Expériences érotiques de Frankenstein. Et on n'oublie pas le mythique film humour parodique Frankenstein Junior de Mel Brooks sorti en 1974.
The Crypt Dads are joined by Joe Ferry of the Films at First Sight podcast as they review Mario Barav's 1963 anthology film: Black Sabbath. "Black Sabbath" stars Boris Karloff and Mark Damon. Follow Dads From the Crypt! Threads: @dadsfromthecrypt Twitter: @cryptdads Instagram: @dadsfromthecrypt Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DadsFromTheCrypt
When it comes to the Mt. Rushmore of horror actors, Boris Karloff has to be one of the first names that comes to mind. Bryan Clark joins us to talk about Son of Frankenstein, The Comedy of Terrors, and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini. Bryan's Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Bryan-Clark/author/B000AP9BC8 Listen & subscribe wherever you get your podcasts or go to http://www.aotkp.com Connect with the show: Become an Official Attacker: http://jointheattackers.com/ Visit our website: http://www.attackofthekillerpodcast.com/ Like us on https://www.facebook.com/attackofthekillerpodcast Follow us on https://twitter.com/AotKP Follow us on https://www.instagram.com/attackofthekillerpodcast/ Subscribe on https://www.youtube.com/attackofthekillerpodcast Support the show at https://www.patreon.com/aotkp/posts Lastly, check out all the amazing shows at http://thepfpn.com
CRAGG Live from October 31st, 20235-Hour Vintage Halloween (Annual) SpooktacularJoin us this week as we feature our annual Halloween Spooktacular. This year we bring you a 5-hour Halloween marathon featuring the best and the rarest of vintage Halloween vinyl record albums including The Tell Tale Heart read by director WIlliam Castle, Hallowe'en by Lionel Barrymore, The Haunted Mansion Story and Song Disney LP, Halloween Hits of the 1910s-1920s, and more! We even throw in some classic horror icons SINGING including Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr. and Elsa Lanchester. Don't miss this Halloween marathon that goes BUMP in the NIGHT!Listen to the show HERE.What is CRAGG Live Anyways?! The flagship radio show of Cult Radio A-Go-Go!'s, CRAGG Live is a lively 2-3 hour talk radio show hosted by Terry and Tiffany DuFoe LIVE from an old abandoned Drive-In Movie theater with Wicked Kitty, Fritz, Imhotep and Hermey the studio cats and CRAGG The Gargoyle. We play retro pop culture, Drive-In movie, classic TV and old radio audio along with LIVE on the air celebrity interviews from the world of movies, TV, music, print, internet and a few odd balls thrown in for good measure. We air Saturdays at 5:00 pacific.We air on www.cultradioagogo.com which is a 24/7 free internet radio network of old time radio, music, movie trailers, old nostalgic commercials, snack bar audio, AND much more! This show is copyright 2023 DuFoe Entertainment and the live interviews contained in this show may not be reproduced, transcribed or posted to a blog, social network or website without written permission from DuFoe Entertainment.NOTE* There is a brief leader before & after the show which was recorded "LIVE" off the air.
Big thank you to Hollywood royalty Sara Karloff for coming on my show for an interview! Sara discussed when her father, Boris Karloff, received the phrase Master of Horror, his journey from England to the United States as a starving actor, and getting his big break in the classic horror film Frankenstein. She talked about her father being a founder of the Screen Actors Guild, him getting injured during the filming of Frankenstein, and when people finally recognized him as a movie star. She got into Boris winning a Grammy Award for voicing and narrating the 1966 Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas film, Vincent Price carrying her on the set of The Raven, and the competition between her father and Bela Lugosi being media hype. Sara also got into her upcoming show, being a fan of Young Frankenstein, and why she thinks the Oscars won't honor actors of the horror genre. Visit Sara Karloff's website for Boris Karloff merchandise and more information: https://www.karloff.com/. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter: @thereelmax. Website: https://maxcoughlan.com/index.html. Website live show streaming link: https://maxcoughlan.com/sports-and-hip-hop-with-dj-mad-max-live-stream.html. MAD MAX Radio on Live365: https://live365.com/station/MAD-MAX-Radio-a15096. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Sports and Hip Hop with DJ Mad Max: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCE0107atIPV-mVm0M3UJyPg. Sara Karloff on "Sports and Hip-Hop with DJ Mad Max" visual on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzQX67k_zVw.
In this special episode of Drive-In Double Feature Podcast, hosts Nathan and Ryan take you on a nostalgic trip to the drive-in for a spine-tingling triple feature. Settle into your car, grab some popcorn, and rev up your speakers as we revisit the timeless horror classics - "Dracula" (1931), "Frankenstein" (1931), and "Bride of Frankenstein." Join us as we bask in the eerie ambiance of these iconic films, exploring their impact on the horror genre, the unforgettable performances of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, and the evolution of monster cinema. Get ready for a night under the stars as we pay homage to the golden age of horror with this special drive-in episode.
(Mercedes McCambridge Salute)Molle Mystery Theater (Repackage for AFRS) on Mystery PlayhouseJanuary 25,1946 "Burn Witch Burn"A local “doll woman” runs afoul of the mob. A doctor investigates and the strega possesses him, ordering him to “Kill, kill, kill!” anyone who gets to close to her secret. The Black Chapel -Mahogany CoffinA gravedigger prepares for his own death, but is thwarted by a man who is jealous of his job. The gravedigger's corpse comes looking for his bed-cum-coffin, but there's someone there!The Black Chapel. January 06, 1939. CBS net. "The Mahogany Coffin". Sponsored by: Sustaining. Ted Osborne plays an gibbering old madman at the ruined organ in the chapel of evil. This is a thoroughly great horror story about a grave-digger determined to be buried in his hand-made bed, easily convertible to a coffin!. Ted Osborne.Inner Sanctum Mysteries. November 06, 1945. CBS net. "The Wailing Wall". Sponsored by: Lipton Tea, Lipton Soup. A good story about a man who strangles his wife and is haunted by her moans...for forty years!. Boris Karloff, Jackson Beck, Himan Brown (director), Paul McGrath (host), Mary Bennett (commercial spokesman), Milton Lewis (writer), Santos Ortega, Alice Reinheart.Suspense. June 01, 1944. CBS net. "Fugue In C Minor". Sponsored by: Roma Wines. A good ghost story about a huge pipe organ built throughout an entire house, and the reason that it tends to play itself. The script was used subsequently on "Audion Theatre" on July 14, 1990 (see cat. #63967). Lucille Fletcher (writer), Ida Lupino, Vincent Price, Bea Benaderet, William Spier (producer, director), Joseph Kearns ("The Man In Black"), Frank Martin (commercial spokesman), Lucien Moraweck (composer), Lud Gluskin (conductor).The Witch's Tale. May 02, 1938. MacQuarrie (Australian) syndication. "The Devil's Number". Sponsored by: Commercials added locally. Old Nancy is 103 years old today. The dead come back to life on Friday the 13th in an old ruined castle. The script was originally broadcast on "The Witch's Tale" on December 12, 1935. The program may also have been distributed by Artransa. The may 2, 1938 is deduced from internal evidence. Alonzo Deen Cole (writer). The Hall Of Fantasy. September 05, 1952. Mutual net, WGN, Chicago origination. "The Shadow People". Sponsored by: Sustaining. A well-done story of those who are never seen but are always there. The announcements have possibly been deleted. This story was subsequently heard on, "The Hall Of Fantasy on September 21, 1953 and December 7, 1953. J. Sheridan LeFanu (author), Richard Thorne (adaptor). Lights Out. May 11, 1938. NBC net, Chicago origination. "It Happened". Sponsored by: Sustaining. A young woman visiting Paris is kidnapped by a man claiming that her father owes him $150,000. Her adventures in the sewers of Paris include a madman who makes jewelry from the bones of the dead bodies floating past. Arch Oboler (writer), Mercedes McCambridge. Details provided by the Goldindexhttps://radiogoldin.library.umkc.edu/3hrs 5min
Author: The Best Song Ever (This Week)"Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers"Monster Mash" has been a Halloween hit for over five decades. Its roots are in the biggest dance craze inspired by a root vegetable -- The Mashed Potato -- and even Boris Karloff himself was a fan. You can hear "Monster Mash" along with 160 other Halloween songs in a 7.5 hour mix here:This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5409105/advertisement
Mary Shelley tells her Midnight Pals a chilling tale about a brilliant young researcher, Victor, whose arrogance leads him to pursue a deadly ambition. The experiment has been attempted by generations of mad scientists, but never successfully accomplished: the creation of a Frankenstein! Stephen King gets pedantic about terminology. Content notes: swearing, raised voices, violence, gore, death including the murder of a child, mention of strangulation. CAST Mary Shelley — REBECCA D'SOUZA Edgar Allan Poe/De Lacey — RODRIGO BORGES Clive Barker — SISTER INDICA Stephen King — JASON ROBINSON Dean Koontz — WREN MONTGOMERY HP Lovecraft — ROBIN JOHNSON with Victor Frankenstein — DOMINIC RYE The Monster — CANAVAN CONNOLLY The Bride — BETH LINDLY Professor Griffin — ANNA LAZAREV Professor Waldman — BRAD BARNES Dr Krempe — DAVID COURT Agatha — LIETTHYS Captain Walton — LOU SUTCLIFFE Olaf — DEXTER HOWARD additional voices — LORETTA CHANG, MERCEDES HESSELROTH, EVE MORRIS, ADAM ROBINSON Episode written and produced by Robin Johnson, loosely based on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and its various adaptations. Script edited by Bitter Karella. Music by Robin Johnson. Daisy McNamara was an audio consultant. Material based on existing works is used for parody and comment. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is often cited as the first science fiction novel and is certainly one of the most important and influential horror novels ever written. Shelley wrote it at the age of 18 (THAT'S LESS THAN 19) as part of a ghost-story writing competition with her pals. It has been adapted to stage and screen countless times, perhaps most notably in James Whale's 1931 film adaptation starring Boris Karloff as the trope-codifying flat-headed monster. The original novel is in the public domain and can be found on Project Gutenberg at https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/41445A transcript of this episode can be found at https://midnight-pals.simplecast.com/episodes/s01e01-the-tale-of-the-frankenstein/transcriptThe Midnight Pals is the creation of Bitter Karella ©Subscribe to Submitted for the Approval of the Midnight Pals on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Cast, or wherever you find podcasts. For more information, see https://midnightpals.com
GGACP officially ushers in Halloween 2023 with this ENCORE of a fascinating panel discussion about the life and career of screen legend Boris Karloff. In this episode, the boys welcome writer-producer Ron MacCloskey, author-historian Gregory Mank and entrepreneur Sara Karloff for a celebration of all things Boris as well as a look at the 2021 documentary, “Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.” Also: Bela Lugosi plays matchmaker, Colin Clive battles demons, James Whale abuses his power and Karloff predicts stardom for Jack Nicholson! PLUS: “The Girl from Uncle”! The shadowy cinema of Val Lewton! Gregory meets The Bride of Frankenstein! Sara shuns “The Black Cat”! And Boris helps found the Screen Actors Guild! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this special, Halloween edition of Attaboy Clarence, we're visited by three spirits... of radio, as Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and The Great Gildersleeve provide chills and laughs... I'll be directing your attentions to three movies that might send a chill up your spine this Spooktober, including The Monster Walks, The Flying Serpent, and The Catman Of Paris! Join me for a spooky, ooky ride into the weird and wonderful... Sign up now at Patreon and gain access to hundreds more hours of this show, PLUS MUCH MORE at https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
That mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein is back in the lab, this time trying to create a mate for his "monster," who in this film is spending his time roaming the countryside. Ryan is back with us to discuss the 1935 classic Bride of Frankenstein.
Since we will be covering four more Inner Sanctum films in 2024 it was suggested that I might want to acquaint podcast listeners with some of the old radio shows. I love these wonderful horror and suspense tales but most folks have never sought them out. They are quite entertaining as examples of ‘Theater of the Mind' exercises and, as I explain in my introductions, the Inner Sanctum show may have been the starting point for a horror trope that persists to this day. I have picked three interesting episodes that I think will give you a good idea of the tone the program trafficked in and there is even a performance from Boris Karloff to get us started! He is the main character in an adaptation of Poe's The Tell Tale Heart while Richard Widmark stars in the second grisly story about man's lust for immortality. The final story I chose because it fits the October season with the title A Corpse for Halloween. Enjoy! If you have any comments or suggestions firstname.lastname@example.org is the place to send them. Thanks for listening and Happy Halloween!
Halloween 2023 – “Tag, you're it!” Reverend David and his co-host Igor, zombie goldfish extraordinaire, bring you a Halloween special of spooky Big Band tracks! After somewhat of a hiatus they finally get together to produce a show, and give news for future episodes. All tracks are listed as played, so listen in and hear the delectable sounds of Benny Goodman, Eartha Kitt, Cab Calloway, Ethel Merman, Bing Crosby with Boris Karloff, and many more! Tag, you're it.
We are joined by a friend named Alicia who helped us watch and discuss a Rankin Bass film we never knew existed. Boris Karloff and Philis Diller are the major celebrities but theres a ton of talent in this stop motion macabre tale of a scientist inviting all the famous movie monsters (but due to copyrights, not named as such for many) and one hapless nitwit who happens to be the scientists nephew and soon to be owner of a powerful explosive, and a sexy assistant. This movie starts off pretty great and eats a big pile of crap for the last half. We have merch now! Follow us on Twitch for listening parties and just hanging out. also we have a Discord We now have a website! Visit us at www.strangebiscuits.com/graveyard to send us movie suggestions and comment on episodes!You can follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Thegraveyardshiftpod/On Twitter at https://twitter.com/GS_horrorpodAnd on Instagram at www.instagram.com/thegraveyardshiftpod/If you would like to make a donation to help keep the show going and get access to bonus content, you can do so by checking us out at https://www.patreon.com/Graveyardemail us at email@example.com for movie suggestions or Patreon ideas.Thanks for listening.
What's up, dudes? It's a fun, light hearted episode today with special guests Anthony Caruso from ‘Tis the Podcast and CM Chuck from Just Another Friday Night! That's right! We're talking the General Mills monster cereals! Officially created in 1928, General Mills traces its history back to the 1860's. Introduced in March of 1971, Count Chocula is a chocolate loving vampire designed by George Karn. His cereal, as his name suggests, was made of delicious whole grain corn chocolate flavor frosted cereal and marshmallow bits. His Bela Lugosi-inspired voice was provided by Larry Kenney for the commercials. In the 1980's Count Chocula character was re-vamped (pun intended) with a more svelte physique, a slender nose, and added shading on his clothes. New boxes were introduced, even including a set where Lugosi's Dracula chased a terrified Count Chocula.Franken Berry followed soon after in October of ‘71, also a Karn design. He is a slightly rotund pink version of Frankenstein's creature with sweet strawberry cereal and marshmallows. Voiced by Bob McFadden, he was given a Boris Karloff-style voice.Boo Berry, the blueberry flavored cereal ghost mascot, was released in 1973. His Peter Lorre-tinged voice was provided by Christmas special voice acting legend Paul Frees. Boo Berry is a blue ghost with a red bow-tie and red and yellow hat.Rounding out the cast is Frute Brute, a werewolf introduced in ‘74 and retired in ‘82, and Fruity Yummy Mummy, released in ‘88 and retired in ‘92. Both are fruit flavored cereals. In ‘85 the cereal pieces became ghost shaped, and in ‘89 bat shaped marshmallows were introduced.Hanna-Barbera vibe? Check. Classic Universal Studios Monster pastiches? Uh huh. Loads and loads of sugar? Definitely! So grab a spoon, put on your chocolate cloak, and pour out a big bowl full of this episode on monster cereals!'Tis the PodcastFB: @tisthepodcastTwitter: @tisthepodIG: @tisthepodcastFB Group: Tis the Podcast GroupJust Another Friday NightYouTube: @JAFNpodcastFB: @JAFNpodcastTwitter: @JAFNpodcastIG: @jafnpodcastCheck us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Totally Rad Christmas Mall & Arcade, Teepublic.com, or TotallyRadChristmas.com! Later, dudes!
GGACP celebrates spooky season with this ENCORE of an entertaining mini-episode from 2018 as Gilbert and Frank run down (literally) the saddest and sorriest Frankenstein flicks ever to befoul the big screen. Also, Boris Karloff pays the rent, James Karen goes to Puerto Rico, Gilbert meets Samuel Z. Arkoff and James Lipton “interviews” Lon Chaney Jr. PLUS: Zsa Zsa Gabor! William “One Shot” Beaudine! A special appearance by Harold Lloyd Jr! And the mysterious death of Al Adamson! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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HAPPY (almost) HALLOWEEN! Today we are covering Bride of Frankenstein (1935) with our horror-movie expert guest: Dr. Solberg! This film is the sequel to the original that started it all. Boris Karloff returns as the monster unwittingly brought to life by Colin Clive's portrayal of the eponymous mad scientist. But this time, the scheming Dr. Pretorius plots to create him a mate... Dr. Solberg breaks down this film in its entirety and helps us discover why this is one of the most iconic horror films ever made -an absolute must watch for anyone who loves spooky season (or wants to appreciate the humor of Young Frankenstein even more). Stay tuned til the very end where Dr. Solberg will reveal what he considers the top 12 horror films ever made! Dr. Solberg's top 12 horror movie list starts at 1:35:09Please Comment, Rate, and Share our episodes and tell us what you like and what you want to hear more of!*Alas, we could not find Dr. Solberg's recommendation Terrified (Aterrorizados) (2017) on a platform other than YouTube-- but we shall keep searching!—Be sure to check us out onOur website: https://the-old-soul-movie-podcast.simplecast.com/
Frankenstein (1931): Movie Review from the Ray Taylor ShowShow topic: Dive into the classic horror genre with Ray Taylor as he revisits the monumental 1931 adaptation of "Frankenstein", brought to the silver screen under the adept direction of James Whale. This timeless tale, rooted in Mary Shelley's iconic 1818 novel "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus", transitions from page to stage to film in a fascinating evolution, with this particular version drawing inspiration from Peggy Webling's 1927 play. Join Ray as he delves into the film's narrative, exploring the poignant tale of Henry Frankenstein (played by the talented Colin Clive), an impassioned scientist driven to the extremes of human exploration, as he endeavors to craft life from the remnants of the dead. But the heart of this film truly beats in the form of the iconic creature, immortalized by Boris Karloff's unforgettable portrayal and Jack Pierce's masterful makeup design. With a supporting cast that boasts names like Mae Clarke, Dwight Frye, and Edward Van Sloan, this iteration of "Frankenstein" remains a hallmark in the annals of horror cinema.JOIN Inspired Disorder +PLUS Today! InspiredDisorder.com/plus Membership Includes:Ray Taylor Show - Full Week Ad Free (Audio+Video)Live Painting ArchiveEarly Access to The Many FacesMember Only Discounts and DealsPodcast Back Catalogue (14 Shows - 618 Episodes)Ray Taylor's Personal BlogCreative WritingAsk Me AnythingDaily Podcast: Ray Taylor Show - InspiredDisorder.com/rts Daily Painting: The Many Faces - InspiredDisorder.com/tmf ALL links: InspiredDisorder.com/links Genres: Horror
This is a REPLAY podcast, where we revisit some of our early hidden gems, compilations, and most popular episodes. Episode specific description:Classic horror expert Tom Weaver joins the podcast for a fun-filled look at some of his favorite Universal Classic Monster films. Rather than detailing all four of the new to 4K films in the Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Volume 2 release, Tom picks a favorite scene from each movie and a “why'd they do that” moment. We start with 1931's classic “The Mummy” starring Boris Karloff and Zita Johann and directed by Karl Freund. Next, we talk about the 1935 science fiction horror classic “The Bride of Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester Colin Clive, and Ernest Thesiger and directed by James Whale. This sequel to the 1931 “Frankenstein” broke new ground with a monster that could talk and that ultimately wanted a wife. Next, we discuss the 1943 romantic horror film “Phantom of the Opera” starring Claude Rains and Susanna Foster and directed by Arthur Rubin. The fourth film we review is the 1954 3D film “Creature from the Black Lagoon” starring Richard Carlson and Julie Adams and directed by Jack Arnold. And we wrap up the discussion with a fun-filled rapid-fire segment about all eight of the films in both volumes 1 and 2.Purchase on Amazon:Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Vol. 2 4KUniversal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Vol. 1 4K The Extras Facebook pageThe Extras Twitter Warner Archive & Warner Bros Catalog GroupOtaku Media produces podcasts, behind-the-scenes extras, and media that connect creatives with their fans and businesses with their consumers. Contact us today to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. www.otakumedia.tv
Give your Spooktober some extra spark by signing up at Patreon now! You'll get access to the ENTIRE 7-HOUR Universal Horror Special - A Universe Of Horrors - as well as every other Secret History of Hollywood series, including THIN: The Thin Man Story, The Adventures Of Alfred Hitchcock, The Game Is Afoot, Bullets And Blood, and much more... Get early access to The Spooktober Spectacular later this week, featuring movie reviews and Halloween Old-Time Radio fun... A weekly visit from a Golden Age horror icon (including Vincent Price and Boris Karloff) who'll present a macabre classic... A specially recorded spooky Small Tales edition - a selected piece of short fiction with a sinister edge... An entire bank of Movie Commentaries, bonus review shows, a weekly Film Club invitation (October features a classic horror movie each Sunday), and access to my personal Classic Movie Library... A special Halloween watchlist, including links to watch the films... Plus, all patrons gain full access to November's two-day Film Festival - two full days of cinematic excellence, hosted online! Sign up now at Patreon or go to https://www.patreon.com/attaboysecret Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This Saturday! 1965's Die, Monster, Die!, with The Fog Knows Your Name Hazy IPA, given to us by Placentia's @junipermorganbrewing. Another adaptation of The Colour Out of Space, this finds Boris Karloff as the loony patriarch of a family cursed by a stone from outer space. The setting is changed from New England to England, and they slip a love interest in there, because that's what they do. The foggy English countryside pairs up wonderfully with this Hazy, fruity beer, as we get into the full October vibe. Set a reminder for our return this Saturday. Thanks for listening! Check out our website SUBSCRIBE: to the show on Apple Podcast or Google Play. You can also find us on Audible, Stitcher, Spotify, and Listen Notes. Follow us on Instagram , Facebook, and Twitter! We'd love to hear from you, so comment on our show wherever you are listening. And always, support your local brewery.
Hey everybody! My pal Luke is back, and we are here to talk about one of the most celebrated films by Mario Bava! Black Sabbath is a super fun anthology film with three segments, that are very different from each other, but are brought together by the one and only Boris Karloff! We talk about the cast, and differences between the Italian and US versions, plus our thoughts on Bava in general, and some of the other directors he influenced later. So, don't pick up that telephone, steal a ring from a corpse, or let a vampire in the house, because if you do, it will be your doom! As usual, if you want to leave any feedback for the show, you can do so through email at Magazinesandmonsters@gmail.com or to me on Twitter @Billyd_licious or on the shows FB page (I'm also on BlueSky @docstrange.bsky.social). You can find Luke on Twitter @ljacone and on FB at Luke EDD and on the Two True Freaks Network! Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/magsnmonsters/message
It's October and Halloween is approaching fast, which means it's also the season for scary programming. But not everything has to be scary and for adult audiences like "Saw X" and "The Exorcist: Believer," both of which are currently in theaters. "Goosebumps," a new series based on the R. L. Stine series of books, debuts on Disney+ and Hulu on Friday, Oct. 13. Executive producers Pavun Shetty and Conor Welch spoke with co-host Bruce Miller recently to discuss the program and the love for books. Miller and co-host Terry Lipshetz also discuss some great family-friendly options to watch this fall, including "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," "Ghostbusters," "Beetlejuice," "The Addams Family," "Casper" and more. Where to watch "Goosebumps" on Disney+ and Hulu "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" on AppleTV+ "Beetljuice" on Max "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Disney+ "Gremlins" on Amazon Prime Video "Ghostbusters" on Amazon Prime Video "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" on Amazon Prime Video "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" on Amazon Prime Video "Coco" on Disney+ "The Addams Family" (1991) on Amazon Prime Video "Casper" on Netflix Contact us! We want to hear from you! Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll answer your question on a future episode! About the show Streamed & Screened is a podcast about movies and TV hosted by Bruce Miller, a longtime entertainment reporter who is now the editor of the Sioux City Journal in Iowa and Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer for Lee Enterprises based in Madison, Wisconsin. Episode transcript Note: The following transcript was created by Adobe Premiere and may contain misspellings and other inaccuracies as it was generated automatically: Welcome everyone to another episode of Streamed and Screened, an entertainment podcast about movies and TV from Lee Enterprises. I'm Terry Lipshetz, a senior producer at Lee and co-host of the program with the ghoulishly mischievous Bruce Miller, editor of the Sioux City Journal and a long time entertainment reporter. It's Halloween is in the air. I love it. I love doing Halloween or whatever that song is from Nightmare Before Christmas. That's right. Yeah. Danny Elfman, this this Halloween, that kind of stuff. Yeah. You know, are you a fan of Halloween movies? Do you really like all those scary kind of movies? Not scary. Scary. We don't. So the key with movies is they can't scare me where I can't fall asleep for a week. So what would be one that would scare you? What would be a bad one? Anything gory? Like I'm not going to watch a saw movie. Like, saw whatever. They're on the 35th installment of that. I've never seen any of them, and I never will. And I like the Halloween movies. The Freddy Krueger ones, the Jason, the Slash. I just won't watch any. So those are just not for. They're not for me. Yeah, well, I get it. I get it. I think when they get violent, it's not really fun, right? But it's a mystery. And you hear things, but you don't necessarily see anything. Yeah, that it's fun to watch those kind. But if it's the kind like I'm sitting in the house and it could happen to me in a minute if somebody jumped out and had a night or something. No, not right. Yeah, I don't need any. And some of them are just. What was that movie? The Human Centipede. You know, the concept is somebody sewing people together internally. This is just ridiculous. Now, I don't mind a movie that's going to make me jump in my seat a little bit. You know, that's where I get like. Like movies, you know, like Jurassic Park where a dinosaur jumps out at you from the jungle. That's cool. I'm into that. I'll watch that kind of thing. Ghostbusters. And we'll talk about some of these movies soon. But like a movie. Like a Ghostbusters, where goes, it's a little bit scary. There's some make up involved and some things that'll, you know, maybe give you a little trouble falling asleep. But it's not it's not gory, it's not gross. And those are the ones that I just don't want to watch at all. I have no interest. They're not grabbing you in a bear trap in your own house. Right, right, exactly. I love psycho. I can watch Psycho all the time. It's real. It's like, okay. And especially after, you know, the secrets to Psycho. Then you go, Oh, it's even more interesting. And then you start, you know, the bathtub for the 44th time that you're looking at this thing. You see that? Wait a minute. That's. That's somebody in the background that I recognize from a TV show, you know, So there are different things you see each time. And I think that the editing on that is impeccable. It's just incredible how they were able to make you think that it was scary when actually it probably wasn't. Yeah, and even a film like Silence of the Lambs, which has moments that are pretty disturbing. Yeah, a little a little bit gross. But but that it's a psychological thriller about a serial killer. And that's the type of film that I can watch. But they're more realistic. It is realistic, right? Exactly. What about all those scary things like vampires and Frankenstein monsters and werewolves? Do those get you like would Twilight be something you'd say yes to Twilight? I've seen bits of it. It's not really my cup of tea in terms of just, you know, it's like more of a team thing. So it's it's not really, but that is the type of film I would watch, like Interview with a Vampire with Tom Cruise. I love that movie. I thought that was that was good. And those those types of films I'll watch. I like I like the Alien franchise, you know, with Sigourney Weaver and those are scary. Those are scary, but it's it's sci fi. It's a little bit more on the sci fi things. So what's the rule at your house with the kids? Do Are they are they hot to see some of these films? Do they say, Oh, we've got to see this, we've got to see this, we got to see this, And then you say no, or what do you do? Some of them now I've got twin daughters. One of them is a little bit more adventurous, the one that I've spoken about who loves Star Wars. She's a little bit more adventurous. My other daughter, who they're twins, but they're not identical. So one of them looks a little bit actually more like my wife, and that's the one that loves Star Wars. And then there's another daughter that has more of my characteristics and features. Is it bigger? What's that? She has to be here. Yes. She has a very long beard. No, she has a lot of she has long hair. But it's on her head, not on her face, but she's very similar to me where she will get petrified by anything remotely like we watched Jurassic Park as a family and she will not watch the other ones. Like she tapped out after Jurassic Park one and she's 12. Though I would think that The Exorcist is off the table. Off the table? That's not happened. Yeah. And they have a sequel out now. You could see that. Yeah. I'm trying to think if I would see The Exorcist. I mean, I've seen bits and pieces of like, I watched a bit of Poltergeist. I mean, I kind of watch that one. I find if you go in the daytime, it's better when you come out. It's light though, at like seven or 8:00 at night and you come out and it's dark. They are everywhere. All the monsters that you can think of are out there. They're waiting. Yeah, yeah. I'll go during the daytime. You'll be able to enjoy those Doors was a horror film. Sure. But that's. That's different. Like, that's the kind I would watch. That's kind of. I love Jaws. I think that's. It's a great movie. I don't the sequels, not so much but that's that's other reasons altogether. So if we limit it to the the kind of crazed, killer slash eternal scary films. Yeah, they're off the table. Yes. Those I won't watch at all. Did you ever see the ones with Vincent Price and Peter Laurie and Boris Karloff back in the day in the sixties? They did a lot of American international pictures that were creepy, maybe scary, probably, and black and white. And we went to them like they were like soup. You know, We were just we were slurping them up. But many of you watch them now because they'll show them on Turner Classic Movies or TCM. They're not that scary. No. And I think there is a bit of a difference also, because I think the movies of the last 25, 30 years or so as technology has improved and computer graphics and special effects and all that stuff, you can fall back into that level of filmmaking, I think, and increase the Gore level. Whereas some of those earlier movies from the fifties, sixties, even into the seventies, those movies were a little bit more reliant on psychological thrillers and is sometimes the unknown is scarier than the known, right? You know, what you don't see can be scarier, like what's happening just off to the side of the screen that I can't see. You know, that Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Right. And as a result, they're trying to be as family friendly as they possibly can because there's money. There's money on the table that needs to be made. And so they're kind of, if you will, softening the the horror films, but they're still out there like your Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters is a good example of one that they've tried to reboot. Now, how many times? Well, there's another one due out March eight, as long as it's still on target with with the Strikes Go, the sequel. We don't have a name for it yet, but it's it's Ghostbusters, Afterlife Sequel. It's set to be released March 29 for 2024 or later or later. Right. But those are those work like hocus pocus, which is another one. And they've been hugely successful now in in rerun you know, on streaming services and they are making new ones they're it's it's a franchise in Disney is making big money off that so I don't think that will end but I do think there is room for new kind of thrilling family films right. Yeah well and even even if you look at one of the biggest shows on streaming in the last year, Wednesday and Sunday. Right. And that's that's a spinoff of The Addams Family. Right. And my kids love it. Both my daughters love that show. Yeah. Why? Because it's clever. And I think if you go for just the stupidity of some of these things that are just, how can I shock you? That's not that good. Right? And I think the I would talk a kid out of seeing some of those because I don't think that it would be really worth your time. Yeah, I can. I can scare you. Just give me a minute. But am I scaring you and then maybe teaching you something in the process? That's where it gets a little more interesting. Yeah. So what are some of your favorites? What are your favorite acceptable films for family or family? So I think the first one that is my go to and as a fan of music, one I love and it's it's is a staple of television for years and years and years. It's a great pumpkin. Charlie Brown with the soundtrack by the Vince Guaraldi Trio. And I think yeah. And you know, for somebody, I'll tell you this, I'm not a huge, huge jazz fan. Like I have some jazz albums in my collection. But if you're looking for a gateway into jazz, sure, there's like Miles Davis and John Coltrane, all those. But if you if you dig the Peanuts TV shows and you can get into the Vince Guaraldi Trio, that's a good entry point to jazz music. But I digress. You know, I love Very Pumpkin. Charlie Brown is just one of my favorite. You got that one and you've got the Christmas one. They've just have a handful of these programs, you know, themed at holidays, which I think you know, are just staples every year. You got to watch them. You mentioned the music in that I am sure if you were around back in the day, you would not have said, Oh, let's put some jazz with this. It it doesn't fit with peanuts. It doesn't seem like something that you would have with it. And yet we can't think of it now without that kind of music. Right, Exactly. Yeah. And you know the song Linus and Lucy, which is pretty much in every Peanuts television show I've heard the Dave Matthews Band cover it. It's a such a key piece of music there that we all listen to. Absolutely. Yeah. So if we ever go ice skating, we'll know that we have to have the music with us exactly as it just wouldn't be the same. Okay, what else can we watch? So I love and this one that I would like to show to my kids because I think they're old enough and I don't think it's that scary. But I always loved it as a kid was Beetlejuice, and that one is another one that has a sequel, a sequel that's due out later next year with most of the original cast. I love that movie. And again, you're dealing with Tim Burton here, so there's a little bit of a weird genius in play. And then, of course, the music by Danny Elfman is tremendous as well. You mention Tim Burton. He's kind of the king of the family friendly Halloween ask, you know, Yes, you look at all these ones that he has had. Corpse Bride? No. Edward Scissorhands. Yep. A number of those ones fit that that niche where you would go. Yeah. Okay. And he knows how to do it where it's not so scary that you won't sleep for a night or two. But they are creepy and ParaNorman is another one like that. You just throw them all on the heap and it's like. And then Nightmare before Christmas. Come on. Yeah, yeah, yeah. He's made a career. I mean, he's. He's a, he's a bit of a weird dude, but a weird dude in a good way. Yeah. And technically doesn't even do all of these films, but his name is on them. Other people are the directors, so you have to be very careful when you look at them to make sure that you're you're, you know, checking the right one. But yeah, it's is and print is on them very significantly and it's fun to watch, I think. Yes, absolutely It would is a classic but not necessarily scary but it does talk about those people who made those kind of films back when. Yeah. You know, it's movie kind of going back and it scared me a bit as a kid, but I still enjoyed it and love it to this date is Gremlins, and I think that's one of the values that didn't that one kind of lead that and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom among the early films that were they weren't rated R because they definitely weren't R rated level films but they listed them as PG and you kind of needed something in between. And I feel like, wasn't it Gremlins and Indiana Jones that kind of leads that PG 13 rating? There's a little there's a little more risk involved, if you will. And then it became everybody wanted a PG 13 rating. And so then they had to kind of parse it so that how many words are PG 13 ask? And they arrived at the theory that one certain four letter word we come up with it in your own mind once in a film was still PG 13. Yeah. And there was a little bit of like you can allow, you know, some backsides, bare backside would be okay for PG 13, but not right. Not anything about that. Yeah, but then get into the R and then by then you're on the slippery slope to an X, so that's who knows what happens. Yeah. And it became a thing that kids didn't want to go to PG They wouldn't go to G movies because G movies were for babies. That right. The way they'd look at that. Yeah, but a PG movie was one that parents would send you and you didn't have to have the parents sitting with you. PG 13 They might take a dimmer view about, Well, let me see here. Let's see what this is all about. Yeah. And now, you know, I think the kids want to see R-rated all the time. I always look at when you get into movies with sequels, the ones that start out as rated R movies in the first movie, but then get knocked down to PG 13, like National Lampoon's Vacation. I think that was an R-rated film when it came out. But by the time they got to, I think European Vacation was even maybe PG 13. Bigger audience, You're going to get more money. And that's exactly bottom line is the bottom line. Yeah, yeah. The gremlins is no good. No hire. I like a good R-rated movie when it's just for language because it's like, What the heck, I hear this at work, so I don't have to worry about what we're getting on the screen. But sometimes they end up, you know, overdoing it just because they want to shock you with that end of things. But for the most part, PG 13, you're going to get enough thrills there. You're going to get enough of something, and mom and dad aren't going to be mad. Yeah, I agree. Another one that I really loved as a kid, but it did scare me a bit as a kid, but I kind of outgrew that a little bit. Was Ghostbusters I love. I went to see Ghostbusters when it came out. I had a little trouble sleeping that night because you've got that early scene, really, you know? Yeah, well, you know, you go down into the into that basement at the New York Public Library and the ghost that was, you know, sifting through the card catalog. But yeah, you had a kind of scared scared me to death. And I was I'm trying to think how old I was when at that time, you know, I was under ten years old. Eight, nine years old. So it was still a little bit scary to me. But to me, that that is a classic film, that one Ghostbusters two is just okay, I didn't mind the reboot, the Melissa McCarthy reboot from a few years ago. I thought that was fine, but I really actually loved the Ghostbusters afterlife that came out a couple of years ago. I thought it was a nice tribute, some good callbacks to the original film, and I thought there was some some nice tributes to it. I thought they did a nice job with, like, let's say, Harold Ramis bringing him back into the film even though he had passed away. I thought that was nice. It was a good tribute. So I am looking forward to the sequel that's due out next year. Or not? Or not? Maybe not. We allegedly Hey, I'm ready. I'm ready for it because I do like when they make you laugh. In fact, that's kind of the real surprise is that you can see a scary movie, but you still have a reason to laugh. And I think too many of them get very, very serious where you're like, Oh, man, this could happen to me right here in this theater. This is not good. Yeah, exactly. When I was a child, we had movies where you could you were interactive, if you will. They even add some movies where they would wire the seats and they'd have what was called The Tingler. And then it would shock you during the course of the film and you get a jolt from all of that. But one of the things I remember most, because it was my scariest movie ever, was one where you got to vote before you got into the theater. Should the guy, you know, thumbs up or thumbs down and you had to vote. And then at the end of the film, they would show the real door that you had voted for. Now, did anybody ever vote? You know, I don't even know if they made a second real because everybody wants to see a certain ending. Man, you know, they can tell you, oh, you're voting and this is going to count. But this sounds like, you know, politics today. You got a chance to do thumbs up and then you'd put it into this. I remember this vividly in a light and the light would show what you had voted thumbs up or thumbs down. Did the movie scare was called Mr. Sardonic Tests? Mr. Sardo I've heard about that. I never saw it, though. And it was just this man with this frozen face where he had this. It was like, You look like the Phantom of the Opera if you want to have a point of reference. Mr. Sardonic would give you that e scary ride, and that creeped me out as a kid so much that every night I had to go and check to make sure that the basement door was locked so that Mr. Iconoclast wouldn't come up and get me in the middle of the night. Oh, wow. Wow. That's crazy. My parents were letting me go to all his crap. Now I turned out this is great back that it was probably rated G, So yeah, I that it was and you know, I probably was with people that you don't even hear about. You don't even know their names anymore because they were done very cheaply and they were sent all around the country at different times. So you weren't necessarily going to all see the same movie on the same weekend. It was like a special thing. But the idea that it was interactive was, you know, as fun as a little thing. But we were always scared. We were scared, you know. Did you like Young Frankenstein? Mel Brooks, his movie. I try to think if I've ever even seen it, it's black and white. Right? The story of Frankenstein's grandson, I believe it is. Or a and so he inherits the place in in Germany. And he goes over there or Bavaria or wherever it is. It's, you know, some place over in Europe that's Transylvania, like. And the people are all like, you know, well, you're his his grandson, right? And no, no, no, I pronounce it Frankenstein. And there are all the you know, Marty Feldman's in there with the as Igor or Igor, whichever is in it, and Madeline Kahn was in it. And Cloris Leachman, I mean, it was a clever, clever film and a good way of kind of approaching all this. And it did have scary moments. But, you know, is it is is it one you show your kids? I think without the point of reference. Yeah. Having seen Frankenstein, I don't know that you'd get the humor now. I don't know if this would be appropriate for the kids. They still might be a little young for it, but it's along the lines of Frankenstein. But would you consider this to almost be a Halloween ish type of movie? Weird science, the John Hughes film? Yeah, that's clever. Yeah, it's kind of it is like a it is sort of like a Frankenstein. It's just writing teenage boys with the hormones raging. They don't create a monster. They create a hot woman. Right? Right. Well, what about Teen Wolf? Oh, yeah, that's a great fox. Yeah. I mean, you know, it's it's in that genre, all those universal pictures that were classics and they're still mining them now, but then they give him a little twist. And here we've got something that maybe works for a younger audience. Yeah, Teen Wolf, too, right? That was the sequel. But it didn't have Michael J. Fox. Probably not. No. Is Teen Big Thing. It was like Teen Wolf, like not the number two, but it was like, oh, yeah, I think by the time he did, that was one of those ones that they kind of kicked off. And then he got all that success from Family Ties and then he was in the back to the Future trilogy. So he was really. Did he need to do one? No, probably not. No. I think he probably didn't get paid much either. No, no, no. But that was a classic of my youth. I remember that one vividly. And yet it was a cheap movie. Exactly. You know, another one which I don't know if I would consider this. I saw it on some lists for Halloween films, and I don't necessarily know if it's Halloween, but it took place during Halloween and it's E.T. The extra terrestrial. That's a classic false movie. I don't think that counts. I don't think yeah, I don't know if it's a I see it on the list and I get it. And, you know, they dressed up E.T. and and it made it look like a costume in all that. But it's more I think the time of the year, Halloween time than necessarily being a Halloween movie. If we're ditching Jaws as a legitimate movie for this time of year, we're ditching E.T.. It can't be it. I'm fine with that. I'm fine with that. All right. Any more on the list? The girls did watch this one at a pretty young age, and I think it's a good kind of ghost movie. And it appeals both to, I think, parents and Kids is Casper the 1995 film. And that one was kind of fun because it is Casper. Casper, of course, is the Friendly Ghost, but it had fun little callbacks because wasn't Dan Aykroyd as the Ghostbuster made an appearance in it, and you had Father Guido Sarducci from Saturday Night Live. Amen to exercise the house and all that. And I thought that was always a fun film to watch and it's one that's appropriate to the kids. It's not going to scare them. You're you're alright with that and they're not going to go, Wait a minute Dad. What did you do to us? The one that's a spoof of horror films, Scary movie. Would that be one you'd consider? I don't know. I, I think I hate the genre so much. I mean, I've seen Scary Movie. I've seen all know. It's almost like I just don't even I hate I hate that aspect of the genre so much that the the spoof of it just doesn't appeal to me. I never I mean, I know it's not scary scary, but I just like, I can't I don't enjoy the references to begin with, so I'm not going to watch it. How about arachnophobia? Oh, boy, that's been a long time since I saw that one. There was this kind of creepy spiders. Yes. Yeah. Yeah. And then what about this is one maybe you did see with your kids the house with the clock in its walls. Have you seen that one? I don't think so. But it on the list. Put it out. It's. I think it's pretty good and creepy. Okay. And it has people that you you you know, I'm not going to tell you all this because I think you want to go in blind, but it has actors that you recognize in their playing, kind of heightened versions of maybe what we know them for. Okay. But yeah yeah it's Ruby House now. The Haunted Mansions. I have never really liked anything that they've done with Haunted Mansion. The current one that's out in theaters are heading to DVD. I don't like it. I think it is too much plot for what it's trying to unpack. And there, you know, it's like we got to try and tie in with the theme park somehow. We got to make sure that we have these things that we're imagining and we're going to add the music. And then we got to have the hot hatbox ghost because that's going to be at the parks at some point. I hate that. And the Eddie Murphy one that came before was no good either. But I did like when the Muppets did a Haunted Mansion. Oh, yeah. You can't go wrong with the Muppets. Yeah, the Muppets. They. You know, the Muppets were everywhere. The Muppets had done everything. Even though you think where they been, they don't really do too much, do they? Did they did a lot, but they had their own Haunted Mansion movie. And of the three, I think that's probably the best one as a second one out. I don't I don't know if I ever saw that one. That would be fun. Yeah. It's it's cute to see Coco. Oh, yeah. What maybe be classified in this is in this genre because he goes to the dead you know where he's and it scare. I thought it was scary in parts. Yeah but I'm yeah I then it's an animated film and I think it's it's a beauty full film it was visual It's really because that was a Pixar movie. Right. Right, right. Yeah. I'm trying to think of that. And then maybe my favorite recent Pixar film, I'm not sure if there's been a whole lot after that, but I really loved it. It was a really well done. Yeah, very well done. I saw that on some lists for Halloween movies and I was on the fence as to whether or not I would consider it, but they knew the characters out and I wish I could think of the name of the guy. He was the singer who sings Remember Me? Yeah. Yeah, he looks like a skeleton. And they have that character at the theme parks now, singing and talking and interacting with the audience. And I think, Well, that's kind of interesting, but it's not so scary that you would, like, run away from it. You know, you get yeah, it's this could be good. And then the original Addams Family films, those were good. Oh, sure. Yeah. Did you like the you're talking about the ones with like Raul, Julia and Anjelica Huston, right? Yeah, those were fine. I enjoyed them. The reboots that they did, CGI, not so much. Not on your list? No. Now the kids don't mind a may I? They've watched them a number of times. And I think they're they're at least family friendly enough. I don't mind them. I got I think I got dragged to the movie theater to see one of them and it was okay. Yeah. You know who we do? Well, Scooby Doo is awesome. Well, now the live action Scooby Doo. No, I'm not going to watch A lot of Freddie Prinze Jr was in it commercial. No, and I watched that. Yeah. What about monsters Inc? That's a fun one I love. But, I mean, that gets back to the early Pixar movies that I think almost everyone hit it out of the park. Yeah, my one daughter who doesn't like scary things. I think we tried showing that to them when they were little, like four or five years old and she's like, Come back to it since. Yeah, Coraline, that's not so bad. I'm trying to think when I've seen it, but it's been a really. Yeah, well, that's the one with the button eyes and all that. Yeah. Mm. Yeah. So there we are. Cruella. I'm throwing that one at you. That's scary. The live action one for a couple years. Yeah. No, that was fun. I never know if I would. I consider that to be Halloween ish. I don't know. Maybe. Maybe not. But he dresses up. That's a really good soundtrack. Yeah. Costumes, I think. Was it? It was nominated for best costume? I think so. Yeah. I didn't even want it. My. No, I remember because one of my daughters went as cruel a few years ago for Halloween. And so she absolutely wants to see that in the theater. And I, I enjoyed it. And I thought the music kind of kept me going on it. It was well-done from that end. Yeah. No, it's a you know, again, Disney knows how to lean into these things because they know there's money on the back end with that. So if they can find a way to monetize some kind of property, they've got somewhere Maleficent, you know, in there, they'll do it, they'll do it. But I think they're your safest bet when you're looking for something that you can show the kids without corrupting the kids, right? Absolutely. Yeah. One of the things that I have in my back pocket that actually is premiering this week is Goosebumps. Oh, Amber Goosebumps. Did you read any of the books they were before? Well, after my time, I should say. Right. I was not a Goosebumps person. Yeah, I didn't read the books. That kind of I'm not sure when the books came out, but I just either either I'm a little too old for them or it's just not something that I ever got into. The kids loved them and I met R.L. Stine, and R.L. Stine does not seem like the type of guy who would write those kinds of books, but there were more than 60 of them. And then there were spin offs and all these kinds of things. And there were TV series, there was a TV series that would take each book and then, you know, make an individual show about that. But now they've come up with a new series that kind of mash them all up. It's also called Goosebumps. It's it'll be on Hulu and Disney Plus. And what it is, is they've taken five books. The premise of five books, and then created this kind of overlay where it's a high school and the kids are realizing that something is amiss in their school and a ghost possesses one of their favorite teachers and they're worried about this. They don't know what's going on. They're trying to get to the bottom of it. But what they've taken is those five individual stories of these five kids and turned them into they're kind of subplots. So they become social issue ones. Maybe I have a diety when I'm at school. Maybe there is something about the kids don't like me. I mean, those kinds of subplots that play into this. And I was able to talk with the producers of the film or the series or whatever you want to call it. And they were able to explain, you know, how did why do they do this? How do they do this? What's going on there? Connor Welch and Pavan Shetty and they are both former executives at networks. One was at ABC, one was at NBC. And so they kind of knew from the background what would work, what they could do. And they realized that, you know, wait a minute, what you need is a great idea, and then you figure out what to do with that great idea. And so we do have an interview, if you'd like to hear it. Absolutely. Producers, are you two were you big Goosebumps fans as kids? Is that what this is all about? Is this why it happens? That's where it all began. Yes. Voracious Goosebumps reader. The first book series that made reading feel fun as opposed to a task or ad sure that my parents or teachers made me do so. Yeah, I said little seminal series. And now my my oldest daughter is reading them as well, which is really fun. Same with you. Yeah. Yeah. Garner and I are the same age, so we kind of grew up on these books and, and, and, you know, we're looking back on them with a sense of nostalgia. Now. But like kids, like Connor's kids getting scared for the first time. So it's a lot of different perspectives on the same material. And so it was really important to us that we sort of put those things together and made a show that felt appealing to both kids and adults at the same time. It does seem a little more adult than past series. Was that intentional? You you plan that? Yeah, absolutely. We wanted to just sort of, you know, elevated a bit. And also, you know, the book series when I was reading them and now when my daughter reading them was always a little scarier and a little funnier than you expected. And so that was certainly the intention with this series that we would surprise an audience with with more scares and more humor, hopefully, than they thought we would bring. And, you know, in in the landscape with premium television, it was important to us that it that it felt really sophisticated and cinematic and and yeah, it would play well for audiences of all ages. So where do you get the idea to mash things up? Well, you know, we were lucky enough to have access to all of the Goosebumps books because R.L. Stine gave us access and our partners at Scholastic did too. And you know, there's a lot to choose from. So our creators, Rob Letterman and Nick Stoller, had a great idea where they came up with the structure, where for each of the first five, we're following a different character who's dealing with one of the issues from the books. And mid-season they come together and realize what's going on and decided to take matters into their own hands. So we harnessed five of the books for the first five, and then we're pulling from a lot of them throughout the entire series. There's Easter eggs for a Goosebumps fans throughout the entire first season of the show. So if you go a second season and then will these same characters travel with that or does it become a whole new thing? Yeah, the intention would be that these characters would would continue. And yeah, we were just so excited by these new actors, a lot of who will be brand new faces for for, for the audience. And they really just sort of hit their stride and found a really fun chemistry pretty early on in the season. So we'd love to see those dynamics play out for many more episodes to come. Where do you find somebody to be Harold Biddle, for God's sakes, And how do you advertise for that? Well, we were lucky that that, you know, Justin Long, who ends up being possessed by Harold Biddle, comes along. And obviously Justin is so good at both comedy and horror, you know, from even Jeepers Creepers. And he just did Barbarian before we cast him. And some of us were lucky enough to work with him before this. And, and I think Justin is someone that's perfect to do. Both those really comedic physical comedy set pieces, but also is able to be super scary and most importantly, be scared on camera in a really good way. And I think you know, our our he plays Mr. Brad is possessed by Harold Biddle but I think it was important that all of our cast be really good both comedically and dramatically because I think we switch back and forth between comedy and and thrilling stuff pretty seamlessly in the show. Did you worry about him getting hurt because he does bring himself up Quite. I mean, what is this? You know? No, he is just an incredible physical comedian. And to watch him struggle with being possessed by a teenage boy and, you know, not all of it that entails was really, really hysterical. And Justin is just someone who is surprising at every turn. Like every single take is a little bit different. And so we got some really, really fun, compelling performance out of him. And you said, we can't match anything. So doing all over again, right? That's good. Did you talk with R.L. Stine during the course of all of this? And what does he say? We did, yeah. Which was of the most thrilling parts of the entire process. You having his name, you know, in bright green across most of the books in my library, in my child childhood bedroom. But yeah, he was involved in reading scripts and watching cuts. And yeah, one of the most exciting parts was when he first watched the pilot and reported back that that he loved it. And yeah, that was just a thrilling cherry on top. I think, you know, for us we, we didn't take lightly how beloved the books are. I mean, they are massive, massive book series, over 400 million copies, 32 languages, I mean, and we genuinely love them. So we wouldn't have done this without his sort of blessing and support to go forward with this version. Well, your concept of, you know, the mash up does seem like something that, you know, is original. It's not just we're taking another book and we're doing the same thing. It is a different a different take on it. What is it about horror, though, that people love? I think it's the surprise. I think I think actually there's something very similar about horror and comedy in the cadence and the rhythms of it. It's a lot of set up in surprise. The surprise for a horror being a scare or a jump, the surprise or a a joke being the punchline. So Rob Letterman and Nick Stoller, the creators, and Hilary Winston, our showrunner, I think did a really great job of sort of harmonizing between those two genres throughout. So sometimes when you would expect a scare, you would get a laugh. Another other times when when you were thinking, you know, there was a laugh coming, hopefully we we jump scared yet and this is you know there's lot of stuff like that. But we also talked a lot about how just being a high school kid today is super scary. Also, you know, we're dealing with a lot of personal issues these kids are dealing with. So their teacher, he might be possessed by a ghost, but that's not even anywhere near as scary as being rejected by someone you like when you ask them out on a date. And so we're really sort of taking that. And those are universal issues, right? So that's pretty scary growing up right now. Those old media is scary. That's the the real threat that I never had to deal with. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Two were both executives at networks. What did that inform you about what people want? I'm just surprised that this is the direction you're going. You know what I mean? Where you you could control what we put on the air, but now you're creating the content for that. Yeah, well, I mean, you know. Go ahead, go, go for it. Okay. I would say that being on the network side was helpful in perhaps selling and convincing to the powers that be, how to get your original idea through. And so with this, we were lucky enough to have a giant piece of intellectual property, as Bob and said, this is a book series that has sold over 400 million copies around the world. Many different languages. So that is, is that from a network point of view is a great selling point. Okay, you check the big box that handles a lot of marketing, a lot of awareness, and then I think it was helpful in being able to articulate to the the buyers why this was going to be thrilling in different This was going to be something that's funny and scary great. This is going to be something for adults and their kids. Grade This is also going to be something for adults who don't have kids, who grew up watching the book, or maybe adults who don't have kids who aren't a fan of the series. So, yeah, I think having been on the other side just sort of helps speak the language a little bit to get our very original idea through. And I think, you know, we were both I was at NBC, Connor was at Fox, and then we both started producing and we've gone back and forth between comedy and drama. But I think when you're at a network and you're trying to program to a broad audience, you do try to chuck a lot of boxes. You have a medical show, you have a workplace comedy. And I think at the end of the day, what we both learned is that you just have to have a good show. If you have a really good show that's authentic and takes risks and is just, you know, is fun to watch, then people are going to find it. You know, the audience will find the show. And I think at the end of the day, that's what was important to us here, is that we really just make a good show and and then the rest will happen. Now, how is it this time, though, breaking through? Because there are so many shows out there and you do have the built in name recognition, but how do you make sure that you get see? Yeah, well, I think it just has to feel real and relatable. So, you know, as pub and said, all of these issues, all of these hauntings start from a hopefully very relatable place of insecurity, of the burden of finances, of does the boy I like, like me back and vice versa. And then we get to elevate it with these big scary set pieces and monsters and and hauntings. So I think as long as it starts with a relatable nugget, you can kind of explode it to be a big spectacle. And and hopefully some combination of those things will break through the noise. And it's fortuitous that the show revolves around a Halloween party, and that's where the kids find all these items. And we're premiering on October the 13th, Friday the 13th, right before Halloween. So the timing kind of works out to where we're doing a really scary show that comes out in the scariest month of the year, obviously. So what scares you guys? Everything. I think it strikes tomorrow. Yeah, right. That leaves this possibility of never being able to make movies and television again. Yeah. You got everything done though. You have all ten in in. Yes. Very good. Like this. This was all pretty before before the strikes went down and we've been able to. Yeah. Unfortunately our our talent and creators and actors can't do the press. So that's why you see Puppet and I go to outside of that we're very grateful to have gotten it all in the can before this all turned upside down on us and have an are you related to the dean of a certain college or university? Oh, that's funny. Yeah. I also produce the boys and the spin off Gen V and that's coming out this month. And they did name one of the characters after me. So I guess that's that's quite a bit. Yeah. But I think you know that hopefully my character is in, in real life isn't represented by the character in that show. But, but it's that's another fun one that'll be coming out soon too. When you do have those kinds of series that are all on, how do you know which child gets what you know like with this for example, how do I know I should have this in that show and not in that show? You know, I do, Yeah. Luckily, there's not a lot of crossover between the boys universe and Goosebumps. They're they're pretty different audiences. And I think if we did have some of the same tonal touchpoints, we'd have a little bit of a problem. I think it all comes from the creators, Rob and him in here with a really specific point of view and worked with this material and and that in the very beginning they knew exactly what this show was going to be. And with Sony and Scholastic and Disney plus really shape this. And so it sort of took on a life of its own once these guys started and and they just really embraced, you know, their comedy background and the horror here. That's very different than other shows that I work on. And it's it's super exciting. Hey, you guys, thank you so much. I'm dying to see the whole thing. I've only seen a couple of episodes, so don't spoil it. I don't want to know what happens, but I'm glad it's back. I'm really glad it's back. And the idea that it's a lot of stories where you can go, Aha, I get that. Oh, that's from that one. This is a really cool concept. So thanks so much. Hey, if you need to teach at the university, just call me. Oh, this is very appreciated, man. All right, Bruce, thank you for those interviews. Did you catch in there? That one is also a producer of the boys and Gen V, which is a spinoff of that, and they've named a character after him, Dean Shetty. And they said, you said they just did that. But, you know, it's like, hmm, what do we do with our producers here? Let's give them let's give them some kind of a profile. And maybe it's related to reality. Yeah, Yeah, I thought that was pretty funny. It's a good way to to, you know, kind of brown nose a little bit, I guess. Right. We all take after people, too. Let's. Let's make the producers happy. Right? Right. Can't go wrong there. So this show, it debuts on Friday night. It's yeah. Scary. And then it runs for ten weeks and they're looking for a second season. So let's see if it happens. Well, on that note, we will wrap things up. Go get candy. I think we should. That's always a good thing. After a Halloween film, Eat more candy. That's the trick. And visit your dentist and yeah, there you go. All right. Thanks again. And join us again next week for another episode of Streamed and Screened.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Join Mysterious Goings On host Alex Greenwood and film critic Lucas Hardwick as they pull back the curtain on the eerie delights of Halloween and horror cinema in their special limited series, Silver Screams. In this second episode, the guys are allergic to the idea of petting THE BLACK CAT. The guys dissect the striking 1934 horror film performances of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, contrasting Lugosi's theatrics with Karloff's subtlety. Beyond this, they analyze the eerie ambiance of the film, notably the Art Deco mansion erected atop a graveyard and the unnerving themes of Satanism. Listen in for more! Buy the movie here. Visit the website for more information and a complete archive of episodes here. + + + + Next Week's Show Hint: It involves a puzzle box. + + + + "All the Fits That's News": Alex's Substack (Free) Alex Greenwood on Medium: https://a-greenwood.medium.com/ (Subscription) Follow him on X/Twitter: @A_Greenwood Follow him on Threads: https://www.threads.net/@alexginkc Catch Alex's True Crime Show: GOING TO KILLING CITY. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your pods! Enjoyed the episode? Please leave us a review on your podcast platform of choice, and don't forget to subscribe for more literary journeys! LEAVE A REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS For show notes and more, visit the show website at MGOPod.com. This Mysterious Goings On Podcast episode was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2023, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. We are an Amazon Associates seller, and some of our links may earn us a commission. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/j-alexander-greenwood/message
New Filmsuck episode! A Halloween celebration of Boris Karloff in two of his pre-Code films: THE OLD DARK HOUSE and THE BLACK CAT! He's best known for FRANKENSTEIN, but Karloff gave so many great performances, it's a good time to appreciate his range. Many of his films are widely available, but these two more obscure ones are part of the current Criterion Channel "Per-Code Horror" series.
If you're not ready for an October horror movie festival, then you're in the wrong place! We have letters A-H ready for you, featuring an evil car, zombies, vampires, vengeful spirits, and some seemingly regular people with some serious mental health issues. We'll discuss:Audition (1999)The Black Cat (1934)Christine (1983)Day of the Dead (1985)Effects (1979)The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)The Grudge (2004)The House that Dripped Blood (1971)Welcome back to the A-Z of Horror Festival! An October ritual.
This week's podcast is presented by Jacqueline and Stephen.We hear from:· Claire from Clapham who has a response to last weeks call from, a first time callerinnerer Johanna · Laura, who is wondering about the domestic arrangements at Grange Farm· Globe trotting Richard who is calling from Zurich with thoughts about universities· Katy from South Shields, who isn't happy with Rob, Miles and Alan· Jen, Ambridge Pony Club, who has thoughts about Baptism· Michelle, who has hopes for Brad· Katherine, who isn't too keen on the ghost story storyline· Tindara who is a first time solo caller-innerer: she's previously called in with Bernadette,· Doris, who has had a good day· Katherine again, wondering why Rob is panting· Tracey from California: who is delighted by Usha and calls her the Goddess · And finally …Witherspoon who reminds us when he celebrates his birthday and goes all Boris Karloff on us!Plus: we have the Week In Ambridge by Suey, a roundup of the Dumteedum Facebook group by Rob and the Three Twitter Gongs (bronze, silver and gold) from Theo.Please call into the show using this link:www.speakpipe.com/dumteedum. Or send us a voicenote via WhatsApp on: +44 7810 012 881 (07810012 881 if in the UK)Or email us at email@example.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Our annual countdown to Halloween kicks off with one of the biggest names in Hollywood horror. Boris Karloff plays a scientist who thinks he can bring the dead back to life, and he wants to test his theories on his late wife. Lurene Tuttle co-stars in "Death Robbery," a chilling tale from Lights Out (originally aired on ABC on July 16, 1947).
This week we begin out monthlong mini-series/investigation into films simple titled The Mummy, starting with the original from 1932. We discuss how comparable this is to other monster movies of the time period, debate the cool factor of the Mummy's magic powers, and get really existential over what we should be doing with the dead. Also, why we hate corporate acquisitions. (Recorded October 1st, 2023.)
This is the 1st (of 3) in our series of HALLOWEEN / HORROR podcasts for the month of October Today we talk with SARA KARLOFF about her wonderful father and legendary actor BORIS KARLOFF who starred in over 160 films & tv shows. We find out what Boris Karloff was really like! We also talk about the chiller theatre convention (in NJ), the website (karloff.com) and we even ask Sara some music questions. ************** ABOUT SARA: Sara Karloff was born on her father's 51st birthday, November 23, 1938. Boris Karloff was filming Son of Frankenstein at the time. Sara jokes that she was “his most expensive birthday present ever.” Ms. Karloff is widowed, has 2 grown sons and 3 grandchildren. She has lived in Rancho Mirage, CA since 1981. In 1993, following the death of her step-mother, Evelyn Karloff, Sara assumed the responsibility for the persona and licensing rights relating to her famous father and formed Karloff Enterprises. The company's goal is to maintain a standard of excellence and appropriateness when the name or likeness of her father is used. Through the licensing process she has been able to make merchandise and collectibles available to her father's fans. Sara met Ron Chaney (great-grandson of Lon Chaney Sr. and grandson of Lon Chaney Jr.) and Bela Lugosi Jr. (son of Bela Lugosi) for the first time in 1993 at a Famous Monsters of Filmland convention. As a result of that meeting a very special alliance was formed. Although initiated by Ron Chaney, Ms. Karloff spear-headed a three-year effort to have their respective famous relatives immortalized in a series of commemorative United States Postage Stamps. Petitions were circulated all over the country, and with the help of the Screen Actors Guild, the media, innumerable genre magazines, and thousands of fans worldwide, more than 17,000 signatures were collected in support of this project. It was the legions of fans who made this effort a reality. Sara continues to attend conventions around the world speaking about her iconic father and his remarkable legacy. Her favorite audiences are students whose questions reinforce her belief that these classic films are multi-generational in their appeal and their continued popularity is thanks to the wonderful fans! Be sure to visit KARLOFF.com for some wonderful items and information on Boris Karloff. ************* KNOW GOOD MUSIC can be found on Podbean (host site), Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Iheart Radio, Pandora and almost anywhere you listen to podcasts. Visit our YouTube Channel where you can see a couple video segments from each of our interviews. Just search "know good music".
Join Ryan and I for a Minisode on 1932's The Old Dark House, starring Boris Karloff and Gloria Stuart. Have a potato! Support us on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/ConnerandSmith?utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/connerandsmithshow/message
We're kicking off the spooky month in a big way with a whole bunch of fun facts about Boris Karloff, that horror icon. But, he was much more than that! A lover of children and community service, gardener, animal lover, and more. This segment is a special shout out to my Svengoolie friend! Frugal fun. There are a ton of free, or nearly free things we can all do. Let me encourage you to grab a pen and paper and give a few of these a try! 60 year ago CBS had 12 of the top 15 shows in television. We take quick look at the top 15 tv shows from 60 years ago this week in our nostalgia segment. If you'd like to support the Rick's Rambles podcast, the simplest thing to do is to simply share it on your social media and let folks know what you are listening to. If you'd like to support financially, I've partnered with MyFahlo, a company that supports wildlife conservation and positive content on the internet. You can purchase your own wildlife tracking bracelet. Holly and I both have one, and we love them! You can purchase your own here. If you'd like to just purchase me a cup of coffee, you can do that here. And, you can follow Rick's Rambles on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ricksrambles/message
After spending a lot of time talking about the Conjuring and Amityville Horror movies, Michael and Jess finally get around to discussing the three Universal Frankenstein movies starring Boris Karloff as the Monster: Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939).
In this episode of Weirdhouse Cinema, Rob and Joe kick off the Halloween season with 1967's “The Sorcerers,” starring Boris Karloff. It's a groovy mix of hypnosis, mind control and murder. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this edition of Parallax Views, Mike Rothschild, a journalist specializing in the topic of right-wing conspiracy culture, joins us to discuss his new book Jewish Space Lasers: The Rothschilds and 200 Years of Conspiracy Theories. A follow-up of sorts to his previous book The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything, Jewish Space Lasers delves into the history of virulently antisemitic conspiracy theories concerning the wealthy Rothschild banking family and the popularity of those theories within the American right-wing and it's media ecosystem. How did the Rothschilds become public enemy No. 1 of the fringe right in America? How does the Rothschild conspiracy theory feed into conspiracy theories about George Soros and Black Rock's Larry Fink? And how has the Rothchild conspiracy theory crept from the dark corners of the fringe right into, in many ways, the mainstream of U.S. conservatism? Hopefully this conversation will help answer all of those questions and more! And no, Mike is not related to the famed financial family. In the course of our conversation we'll discuss the history of Rothschild conspiracy theories going back to the era of Napolean and Waterloo, the lucrative grift of antisemitic conspiracy theory peddling, the John Birch Society and Gary Allen's None Dare Call It Conspiracy, the modernist poet Ezra Pound and how his protege Eustace Mullins created an antisemitic narrative around the formation of the Federal Reserve (and how well-known figures like Glenn Beck have picked up on this particular conspiracy theory), the Mormon conspiracy theorist Cleon Skousen and his influence on the American right-wing, David Icke's reptilian conspiracy theories and the New Age/Wellness connection to antisemitic conspiracism, Marjorie Taylor Green's conspiracy theory about the Rothschilds and weather modification, Bill Cooper's UFO conspiracy tome Behold a Pale Horse and the strange hoax known as Quiet Weapons for Silent Wars: An Introductory Programming Manual which claimed to be a top secret document, the Rothschilds and Zionism, Cold War anti-communism and antisemitism, the 1930s movie House of Rothschild starring horror icon Boris Karloff and Hollywood's WWII-era reluctance to alienate Nazi Germany, Nazi propaganda films like The Eternal Jew and Die Rothschilds (aka The Rothschilds' Shares in Waterloo), how antisemitic conspiracy theories distract from truly addressing issues like wealth inequality, the role American evangelist and 700 Club host Pat Robertson had in promulgating Rothschild conspiracy theories, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, and much, much more.
We've all got one. The thing we saw in a movie or heard a scary story about that struck a nerve somewhere within us, perhaps in our youth, causing a fear we can't quite explain that persists into adulthood. For me, it's not a monster, but it's body horror that really gets under my skin. But for so many, the movies they watched as children and the monsters within them have left lasting impressions. Whether it's Dracula, Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy, or Pennywise the clown from Stephen King's IT, there's most likely some creature on this list that scared you as a kid and possibly still does. SOURCESUniversal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror – October 12, 2021; by Michael Mallory (Author), Jason Blum (Foreword)https://www.britannica.com/list/10-famous-clowns-from-comical-to-creepy#:~:text=John%20Wayne%20Gacy&text=This%20serial%20killer%20is%20arguably,charity%20events%20and%20children's%20partieshttps://www.entertainmentearth.com/news/history-universal-monsters/This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/5307439/advertisement
Screenwriter, producer, and author Julian David Stone joins the podcast to discuss his new novel, IT'S ALIVE, and the fascinating story about the last-minute casting of Frankenstein. The story involves Bela Lugosi, who was at the height of his popularity having just come off his hit DRACULA (1931), and Boris Karloff, a relatively unknown journeyman actor. And pulling the strings is young 23-year-old Junior Laemmle, head of production at Universal Pictures and son of studio founder Carl Laemmle. Along the way we meet director James Whale, discuss the involvement of Lon Chaney, and explore the backdrop of 1930s Hollywood. It's a fascinating look into the real-life events behind one of the most enduring films and most important developments in the evolution of the Universal Monsters.Purchase IT'S ALIVE on AmazonPurchase FRANKENSTEIN 4K on AmazonPurchase UNIVERSAL MONSTERS 4K Collection on AmazonVisit Julian David Stone's website for more informationFollow Julian David Stone on Facebook The Extras Facebook pageThe Extras Twitter Warner Archive & Warner Bros Catalog GroupOtaku Media produces podcasts, behind-the-scenes extras, and media that connect creatives with their fans and businesses with their consumers. Contact us today to see how we can work together to achieve your goals. www.otakumedia.tv
The Halloween season is fast approaching, so Cinema To The Letter is getting spooky for their next batch of films! Thomas and Bryan kick off their horror-themed curation with Mario Bava's anthology film Black Sabbath! Three tales of terror that feature phone-based stalkers, Slavic vampires, and eerie corpses out to seek their vengeance. Together, our duo answers the crucial questions. What does Boris Karloff mean to the youths? How much did American censorship affect this Italian film's western release? Can Thomas get his ancestors rolling in their graves over his pronunciation of Italian names? Well, watch out for the vampire sitting next to you as you listen to find out! Join our Patreon for $1 for monthly bonus episodes (including more DragonCon 2023 panel recordings) and the chance to vote for new podcasts at patreon.com/cinema2letter! Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! Artwork by Michelle Kyle! Intro music by Burial Grid! We're a proud member of the TalkFilmSociety podcast network!