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The Terror Test: Test Prep #14

May 12, 2017 by

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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 #12

April 20, 2017 by

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Slicing Up 8 ½ Eyeballs Contains  A Cat in the Brain (1990) and 8 ½ (1963) spoilers. “You can’t make love stories.”   ~ 8 ½ “If I made Romantic movies nobody would go see them.”  ~ A Cat in the Brain Around age twelve, I started seeing names like Argento, Bava, and Deodato in magazines […]

The Terror Test – EP 40 – Mystics in Bali & Three…Extremes

February 10, 2017 by

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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 #10

February 5, 2017 by

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Tremolo: Sweet Chariot of the Gods Contains Mystics of Bali (1981) spoilers. My first experience of Mystics in Bali was the croaked commands–part Yoda, part Wicked Witch– of the Leyak (or Leak) Queen. I played bass in a surf band and was listening to our new album. Our main songwriter added the Mystics sample on […]

The Terror Test – EP 39 – Wolf Creek & The Babadook

January 27, 2017 by

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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 by

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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 by

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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. […]