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The Terror Test – EP 68 – The Omen & Peeping Tom

May 15, 2018 by

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

The Terror Test – EP 67 – Mother! and Night of the Living Dead

April 27, 2018 by

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

The Terror Test: Test Prep #8

January 12, 2017 by

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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 […]

The Battle Begins

September 15, 2013 by

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It feels like it happened a million years ago, but it’s been a few years since my Mother told me her sad news on July 12, 2011. It was a Thursday evening when she called me from her cellphone while I was on my way home from work. When I heard the news, I broke […]

Say “Yaki Soba” With A Southern Accent

June 8, 2013 by

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For Mothers’ Day my sister and I took our daughters to Jasper. The plan was to pick up our mother and take her out to eat at the new Japanese restaurant in what used to be Wendy’s. For once, and probably because I wasn’t driving, it wasn’t raining. Instead, the sun streamed down over the […]

Where I Come From

May 13, 2013 by

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It’s always raining when I go home. About once a month, I pack up my small daughter and we drive, across town, on two interstates. We take Coalburg Road to the new highway that everyone still calls “Corridor X” and that has been in the process of being built since before I was born. We […]