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The Terror Test: Test Prep #17

February 15, 2018 by


Portrait of the Artist as a Glum Man Contains Eraserhead (1977) spoilers. What was Wild at Heart about David? “Well, it’s about one hour and forty-five minutes.”         ~An interview with Toby Keeler, recounting a conversation with Lynch “Believe it or not, Eraserhead is my most spiritual film.” Why? Elaborate on that, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #16

January 31, 2018 by


Destroy Your Sight With a New Gorgon: “Don’t Look Now” and Macbeth Contains “Don’t Look Now” (story and film) and Macbeth spoilers. “Do you fear/ things that sound so fair?”                         ~ The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare “Just chance, a flick of a […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #15

January 17, 2018 by


Carveth vs. Carveth Contains The Brood (1979) and Frankenstein (1818) spoilers. “I think the reason why Mommy left… was because for a long time… I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I thought she was supposed to be. And she just wasn’t like that. […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #14

May 12, 2017 by


Amour Fou-Frou Until I got to the New French Extremity movement that features intense scenes of violence and gore, most of the French horror films I was considering for this article wouldn’t score in the podcast’s scare factor category. However, if the podcast graded a “weird” factor, we’d have some winners. Previous to this movement, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #8

January 12, 2017 by


Anti-Paraskevidekatriaphobia Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mom “We notice that in ironic comedy that the demonic world is never far away.” ~ Northrop Frye Potential spoilers for Friday the 13th (1980) and Psycho (1960). As a young horror fan, I liked Italian gialli, often considered proto-slashers, but was rarely excited […]

Assembly Required

May 6, 2013 by


“Assembly,” noun. First of all, a gathering, all of us here together. Convocation. Parliament. The act of putting something together: assembly required. The thing that is put together, parts considered as a whole: a mechanical assembly. Many years ago, through their observations of “ordinary” Americans (this was the late 40s, so we’re mostly talking about […]