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The Terror Test: Test Prep #13

April 28, 2017 by

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I Have a Mouth, But I Can’t Hear My Scream The video for Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” started my obsession with silent films. The images from Nosferatu are still powerful and I know at least one other person who has been profoundly changed by early cinema: Murray Leeder. I’ve brought him into this space before because […]

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: Test Prep #7

September 18, 2016 by

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Toilet, Toilet in the stall…. It can be any time of the day, but you usually do it at night. You go into the bathroom—hot water has to be on—you turn on the hot water full blast—and the bathroom has to have a mirror. Then you flush the toilet and as you’re flushing the toilet, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #6

September 5, 2016 by

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Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas! or Repetition In Heaven and Hell “I think this story is about Hell. A version where you are condemned to do the same thing over and over again. Existentialism, baby, what a concept: paging Albert Camus. There’s an idea that Hell is other people. My idea is that it might […]

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

August 26, 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. […]

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. […]