10: 31 Days of Halloween

In this episode, we take a break from analyzing horror movies and instead play a game of 31 Days of Halloween--1 movie per day based on pre-determined criteria!

We also introduce a new segment: Real Shit? Or Fake Shit? It's the game show sweeping the nation!

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod •Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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09: Tremors/Jaws

In this episode, discuss creature features and aquatic horror. Get stranded with us as we compare the 1990 creature feature Tremors and the 1975 blockbuster inventor itself, Jaws.

Plus, we discuss the ensuing wave of Jaws rip offs and sequels, shark symbolism, and machismo.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod •Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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08: American Mary/Repo! The Genetic Opera

In this episode, we hack into two movies with very different takes on the topic of body modification. Let us give you a hand with the 2012 indie Canadian horror film American Mary and the gruesome 2008 horror musical Repo: The Genetic Opera.

Plus, we discuss the differences between plastic surgery and "body modification" and how society treats each, music, music, and also music. Did we mention one of these movies was a musical?

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod

•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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07: Something Wicked This Way Comes/Needful Things

In this episode, we delve into bargains with the devil, Disney’s pivot to darker material, and childhood innocence. Sell your soul to us with 1983 children’s dark fanasty movie Something Wicked This Way Comes and the 1993 small-town thriller Needful Things.

Plus, we discuss editorial interference, how all composers are sneaky thieves, and how annoying unnecessary narration is.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod

•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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06: The Babadook/A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

In this episode, we delve into monsters as metaphors for trauma. Get Baba-shook with the 2014 horror drama The Babadook and wake up in a cold sweat with the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Plus, we discuss bland acting, German expressionism, and how weird the brain is.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod

•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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05: Carrie/Frankenstein

In this episode, we discuss misunderstood monsters with the 1976 high school horror movie Carrie and the 1931 classic Frankenstein.

Plus, we discuss Colin Clive and James Whale's sexuality, phrenology, and, of course, music scores.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod

•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.

•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.

•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

•Frankenstein theme by Bernhard Kaun

•"Theme from Carrie" and "Breaking the Mirror" by Pino Donaggio

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04: Gremlins 2/Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

In this episode, we discuss parody sequels with the same directors as the originals. We're talking about Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Joe Dante's Gremlins 2.

Plus, we discuss Rambo, the difference between hippies and yuppies, and cultural trends of the 80s.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod
•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.
•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.
•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.
•Featuring music and audio from:
oThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (score by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell)
oThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (score by Tobe Hooper & Jerry Lambert)
oThe score from Psycho by Bernard Herrmann
oBach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
oThe Rambo Theme by Jerry Goldsmith

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03: Silver Bullet/Late Phases

In this episode, we discuss small-town werewolf troubles. Bark at the moon with us about the campy 1985 Silver Bullet and the 2014 horror drama Late Phases (aka, Night of the Lone Wolf).

Plus, we discuss disabilities on horror, the history of Hollywood werewolves, bridge symbolism, and Gary Busey.

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•Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod
•Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.
•Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.
•Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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02: Urban Legend/Theater of Blood

In this episode, we discuss themed killers out for revenge with the 1998 post-Scream slasher Urban Legend and the 1973 Vincent Price film Theater of Blood.

We cover Rebecca Gayheart's and Vincent Price's amazing performances, urban legends, Parisian theaters, and Dreamgirls. (Also, the song that Brandon was referring to before the "Aren't You Glad You Didn't Turn on the Light" sequence in Urban Legend was "Crop Circle" by Monster Magnet.)

●Find us on Twitter @eerie_earfuls
●Find us on the web at https://eerieearfuls.wordpress.com/ 
●Theme music – “Baba Yaga” by Kevin MacLeod
●Synopsis music – “Anxiety” and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod.
●Logo designed by @whirlingnerdish.
●Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.

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01: Horror Shorts (Pilot)

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In our pilot episode, we discuss two short films: Oculus Chapter 3: The Man with the Plan (2005) and Don't Look Away (2017). Plus, we discuss the horror genre and what it means to us. 


(Theme music - "Baba Yaga" by Kevin MacLeod; synopsis music - "Anxiety")


Sources and Extra Reading:

  • “Don’t Look Away” (2017) by Christopher Cox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3hG-5grlw&list=FLTXD7o6Ce6Cu6As9NirormA&t=0s&index=3
  • "Reversed Facial Images and the Mere-Exposure Hypothesis” by Theodore H. Mita, Marshall Dermer and Jeffrey Knight (Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 8/1977) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/232497305_Reversed_facial_images_and_the_mere-exposure_hypothesis
  • “Why do we hate seeing photos of ourselves?” by Robbie Gonzalez (io9, 10/22/13) https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-do-we-hate-seeing-photos-of-ourselves-1450081943
  • “Why Are the Mirrors Covered in a House of Mourning?” by Aron Moss (Chabad.org) https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2969340/jewish/Why-Are-the-Mirrors-Covered-in-a-House-of-Mourning.htm
  • “How Mirrors Work” by Gallagher Flinn (How Stuff Works, 8/5/2009) https://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/everyday-innovations/mirror.htm
  • Snopes Fact Check: Bloody Mary (Fact checker: David Mikkelson, 10/5/2008) https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bloody-mary/
  • Snopes Fact Check: Breaking a Mirror (Fact checker: David Mikkelson, Updated 5/13/2016) https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/breaking-a-mirror/
  • “4 Creepy Mirror Legends, Because Sometimes Your Reflection Isn't All That's In There” by Gabrielle Moss (Bustle, 10/21/2016) https://www.bustle.com/articles/186405-4-creepy-mirror-legends-because-sometimes-your-reflection-isnt-all-thats-in-there