The Terror Test – EP 27 – The Birds & Birdemic: Shock and Terror

August 26, 2016
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THE TERROR TEST podcast is a conversation between two horror fans to weigh the merits of films and decide whether to admit them  into our sacred horror canon. We want to know what is worth recommending to non-fans and what to watch next.  We review the films on the basis of SCARE FACTOR, MONSTER QUALITY, and PRESENTATION. […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #5A

August 12, 2016
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Existential Horror from Breillat to Kaufman This week’s trio of terror is different from the horror films I generally watch. “Existential horror” came to mind as a way to describe them, so I researched the term. After some searching and a brief email exchange with a horror academic, I couldn’t find a satisfying definition (or […]

The Terror Test – EP 26 – Green Room, The Invitation, & Antichrist

August 12, 2016
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THE TERROR TEST podcast is a conversation between two horror fans to weigh the merits of films and decide whether to admit them  into our sacred horror canon. We want to know what is worth recommending to non-fans and what to watch next.  We review the films on the basis of SCARE FACTOR, MONSTER QUALITY, and PRESENTATION. […]

The Terror Test – EP 25 – The Purge I, II, & III

August 5, 2016
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THE TERROR TEST podcast is a conversation between two horror fans to weigh the merits of films and decide whether to admit them  into our sacred horror canon. We want to know what is worth recommending to non-fans and what to watch next.  We review the films on the basis of SCARE FACTOR, MONSTER QUALITY, and PRESENTATION. […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #4

July 29, 2016
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The Purge Will Be Televised. The Revolution Lost Its Corporate Sponsors. I wasn’t excited about watching The Purge. I figured it would be an extended home invasion movie played out as a joyride. To some degree it is, but it also isn’t. I enjoyed its connections to dystopian visions like “The Lottery” and The Hunger […]

The Terror Test – EP 24 – Psycho and Frenzy

July 22, 2016
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THE TERROR TEST podcast is a conversation between two horror fans to weigh the merits of films and decide whether to admit them  into our sacred horror canon. We want to know what is worth recommending to non-fans and what to watch next.  We review the films on the basis of SCARE FACTOR, MONSTER QUALITY, and PRESENTATION. […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #3

July 15, 2016
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Hitch Me Up! Hitch Me Down! The oldest memory I have of terror involves the piece of music “The Lonely Man” by Joe Harnell. My body electrified with fear when I heard the first four notes of the melody. And then I would run. I didn’t have to see Bruce Banner’s eyes turn white or […]

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