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139 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Season 5: Episode 237 - THE 80’s: Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988)/Bad Taste (1987)
Killer Klowns From Outer Space (1988) The film is about a clan of evil aliens from an unknown region, who all resemble circus clowns. They arrive on Earth and invade a small town in order to capture, kill, and harvest the human inhabitants to use as sustenance. Killer Klowns from Outer Space was filmed in Watsonville, California, and at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The film utilizes practical effects, including rubber suits. The score was composed by John Massari. The film received generally positive reviews and has been considered a cult classic. Bad Taste (1987) This New Zealand science-fiction comedy horror film directed, produced and photographed by Peter Jackson, who also stars and co-wrote the screenplay, along with Tony Hiles and Ken Hammon. Independently produced on a low budget, it is Jackson's first feature film. Jackson and friends take on most of the key roles, both on and off-screen. The plotline sees aliens invade the fictional New Zealand village of Kaihoro to harvest humans for their intergalactic fast food franchise, where they face off against a four-man paramilitary force. It was a film that provided Jackson with the necessary leverage needed to advance in the industry. Much of the film was shot in and around Jackson's hometown of Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, New Zealand using a 25-year-old 16mm Bolex camera. Originally begun as a 20-minute short film called Roast of the Day. Bad Taste was shot primarily on weekends over the course of four years, at an initial cost of around $25,000. Toward the end of the shoot the New Zealand Film Commission invested around NZ$235,000 into the film to ensure its completion. Heavily influenced by special effects pioneer Tom Savini, Jackson incorporated many absurdly gory special effects Opening Credits/Introduction (1.52); Oh My GOD!!! (19.05); Killer Klowns From Outer Space Trailer (21.07); That Is Like So Tubular (23.13); It Is Totally Rad (1.00.11); The Double Bill (1:05.55); Bad Taste Trailer (1:07.09)); Bodacious Talk (1:09.11); Such A Wastoid (2:08.12); End Credits (2:13.36); Closing Theme (2:15.56) Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes Closing Credits – I Eat Cannibals by Toto Coelo. Taken from the album Man o’ War. Copyright 1983 Radiachoice Records Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All Songs Available Through Amazon.
101 minutes | Feb 21, 2022
Season 5: Episode 236 - MAKE/REMAKE: Imitation of Life (1934)/Imitation of Life (1959)
Imitation of Life (1934) Imitation of Life (1959) The original film was directed by John Stahl and was a box office success where it was released in 1934 and again in 1936. It is as in the Film National Registry. The film stars Claudette Colbert and Louise Beavers. The film deals with miscegenation and is considered one of the top films dealing with race issues. The 1959 film, starring Lana Turner, Juanita Moore and John Gavin. The film was another box office smash and received two Oscar nominations for Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner. This film is also in the Film National Registry as being important to preserve. The film was also part of the Douglas Sirk films that would garnish the tag soap opera melodramas. Dealing with race issues during their respective time periods, it is interesting how each film handles the central themes. Mahalia Jackson appears as a gospel singer. Opening Credits; Introduction (2.02); It’s A True Original (17.06); Imitation of Life (1934) Trailer (18.44); Let’s Start At The Beginning (21.23); Let’s Do A Remake (57.07); Imitation of Life (1959) Trailer (52.15); Let’s Give It Another Go (54.35); Did We Need Two? (1:21.57); End Credits (1:36.18); Closing Credits (1:37.47) Opening Credits– Used with permission by Epidermic Sounds Closing Credits – I’m Living in Shame by Diana Ross and the Supremes. Taken from the album Let the Sunshine In. Copyright 1969 Motown Records. Used by kind permission. All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
161 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Season 5: Episode 235 - KINGS OF HORROR: American Psycho (B E Ellis)/American Psycho (2000)
Book: American Psycho By Brett Easton Ellis Film: American Psycho (2003) A novel by Bret Easton Ellis, published in 1991. The story is told in the first person by Patrick Bateman, a serial killer and Manhattan investment banker. Alison Kelly of The Observer notes that while "some countries [deem it] so potentially disturbing that it can only be sold shrink-wrapped", "critics rave about it" and "academics revel in its transgressive and postmodern qualities" The book would epitomise the 80’s in every sense of the word and would be one of the most controversial during that time. The film was directed by Mary Harron and starting Christian Bale, the film would give a satirical look at the novel. Set in the 1980s, the film focuses on the actions of Patrick Bateman, the self-proclaimed "American psycho" of the title. While at first glance Bateman is a yuppie New York City investment banker, he is gradually revealed to be living a gruesome second life as a serial killer preying on prostitutes, work colleagues, and finally random members of the public. Producer Edward R. Pressman purchased the film rights to the novel in 1992. After discussions with David Cronenberg fell through, Harron was brought on to direct and cast Bale in the lead role. Lionsgate acquired worldwide distribution in 1997 and temporarily replaced Harron and Bale with Oliver Stone as director and Leonardo DiCaprio portraying Patrick Bateman. DiCaprio left in favor of The Beach and Harron and Bale were brought back. We are joined by Matthew Brockmeyer, writer and novelist and Steven Templeman, film aficionado. Opening Credits; Introduction (1.39); Forming the Plot (14.39); Plot Synopsis (15.50); Book Thoughts (20.25); Rating a Book (1:07.44); Introducing a Film (1:17.20); Film Trailer (1:19.14); Lights, Camera, Action (1:21.19); Epilogue (2:19.54); End Credits (2:34.24); Closing Credits (2:36.27) Opening Credits– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes Closing Credits – That’s Just What You Are – Aimee Mann. Taken from the album I’m With Stupid. Copyright 1994 Geffen Records Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
92 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Season 5: Episode 234 - INTERVIEWS: The Mark B Perry Interview
The Mark B Perry Interview Mark B Perry is the writer and producer of the new Dark Shadows Reincarnation series currently in preproduction. Mark B. Perry grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, where his childhood love of Carl Reiner's The Dick Van Dyke Show inspired him to pursue a writing career-after all, doing what Rob, Buddy, and Sally did all day sure looked like a great way to make a living. Because the University of Georgia lacked a prestigious film school at the time, Mark cobbled his own degree together from film and TV classes in the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism, supplemented by studies in play-writing, acting, directing, and cinema in the theater department. Before graduating with a bachelor's in broadcast journalism, Mark won the Claude P. Callison Award (or "Claudie" as it was known back in the day) for excellence in filmmaking by a student. After a brief sojourn writing and producing industrials for the local newspapers and a variety of companies including Southern Bell, General Motors, and Oral-B, Mark moved to Los Angeles in 1986 where he worked as an office temp by day while churning out sample feature screenplays and television scripts by night. Two years later, a chance viewing of a new series called The Wonder Years changed his trajectory forever. Mark's spec script for that top-ten show led to a freelance episode and a staff writer gig where the highlight of his first day in the room was the announcement that his spec script, "Summer Song," was to be purchased and produced as the premiere of the 1989-90 season. After racking up eighteen writing credits on The Wonder Years, a Humanitas nomination for his Thanksgiving episode, "The Ties That Bind," and his first producer title, Mark went on to write, produce, and sometimes serve as show-runner on such diverse series as Northern Exposure, Picket Fences, Moon Over Miami, Law & Order (which still sometimes gets him excused from jury duty), Party of Five, Push (to this day a sensitive subject), Time of Your Life, Pasadena, First Years, That Was Then, One Tree Hill, Windfall, and What About Brian. After helping to successfully launch the second season of ABC's Brothers & Sisters in 2007, Mark was a co-executive producer on CBS's Ghost Whisperer, then an executive producer on the first two (and arguably best) seasons of ABC's Revenge, followed by a stint as executive producer on NBC's Heartbeat. In 2018-19, Mark wrote the first season finale of Netflix's Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, "Two Doors Down," an LGBTQ-themed episode starring Academy Award-winners Melissa Leo and Ray McKinnon and directed by Wendy Stanzler. As a writer-producer on the first season on David E. Kelley's Picket Fences, Mark shared an Emmy Award for Outstanding Dramatic Series. For his "Falsies" episode of Party of Five, Mark was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Achievement in Dramatic Writing. And for his writing and producing services on that same series, Mark shared a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue Closing Credits – Sorry For Writing All the Songs About You – by Clara Mae. Taken from the EP Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You. Copyright 2018 Big Beat Records All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
92 minutes | Jan 30, 2022
Season 5: Episode 233 - SOAP: Episodes 50 - 65
Episode 50 - 65 Burt is abducted and trying to find his way home. Elaine is having an affair on Dutch and he is suspicious. Corrine and Tim break up. Jessica makes a decision. Jody fights for custody of his daughter. Billy has an affair with his teacher and Benson takes another job. Opening Credits: Soap Theme by George Aliceson Tipton Closing Credits: Mirrors by Justin Timberlake. Taken from the album 20/20 Experience. Copyrighted 2012 RCA Records All Rights Reserved. All songs available through Amazon. All original incidental music opened and copyrighted by the LLPodcast Productions.
167 minutes | Jan 29, 2022
Season 5: Episode 232 - DARK SHADOWS: Episodes 810 - 856
August 1969 Episodes 810 - 830 September 1969 Episodes 831 - 855 Tim Shaw appears with a show girl. The hand finds a home back to its owner. Count Petofi is the harbinger of death. We go back to the present. Lady Kitty comes to call and live with the family. Barnabas is in peril. Opening Credits; Introduction (1.08); Out of the Shadows (23.11); Into The Shadows: Scene 1: Quentin’s Story (1:07.09); Scene 2: Count Petofi’s Story (1;24.02); Scene 3: Magda’s Story(1:39.07); Scene 4: Amanda’s Story (1:47.50); Scene 5: Barnabas and Julia’s Story (2:02.26); Shedding Some Light (2:21.03); Character Breaks (2:33.13); Tune In Next Time (2:42.20); Closing Credits (2:43.48) Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Closing Credits – Pie di Te (I Won’t Tell) by Mina from the album Studio Uno. Copyright 1965 PSP Italy Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
116 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 231 - THE 80s: Dead adn Buried (1981)/The Uninvited (1987)
Dead and Buried (1981) Directed by Gary Sherman and Jack Albertson’s last film, this mystery slasher set in a Maine coastal town where people disappear and come back as reanimated corpses. The film bombed upon its initial release but loved by critics especially concerning its atmosphere and performances. The film would later receive a cult following that multiplies every year. The poster itself would become an iconic film poster. Dan O’Bannon, one of the screenwriters would write scripts for Alien, Return of the Living Dead and Total Recall. The Uninvited (1987) The film primarily takes place aboard a luxury yacht owned by a criminal multimillionaire and bound for the Cayman Islands, whose passengers and crew are terrorized by a mutant cat. The film stars George Kennedy and cult classic actor Clu Gulagar. The film would be a critic favourite and loved by all who see it or on the other side where they hated it and called it the worse film with no middle ground covered. Opening Credits/Introduction (1.51); Oh My GOD!!! (17.46); Dead and Buried Trailer (21.12); That Is Like So Tubular (23.01); Let’s Score this Bitch (58.57); It Is Totally (1:07.54); The Univited Trailer (1:09.09); Bodacious Talk (1:10.04); Such A Wastoid (1:44.47); End Credits (1:52.23); Closing Theme (1:53.26) Opening Credits– Planet Synth by Dan Hughes Closing Credits – The Pussy Cat Song by Connie Vannett from the album For Adults Only. Copyright 1976, Fireball Records. Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All songs available on Amazon.
106 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 230 - THE INTERVIEW: EG Daily aka Elizabeth Daily Interview
Elizabeth Daily is an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California known for her roles as Buttercup from The Powerpuff Girls, Tommy Pickles from Rugrats, Babe from Babe: Pig in the City, Bamm Bamm from Fruity Pebbles commercials, Young Mumble from Happy Feet, Dottie from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Rudy from ChalkZone and Candy from The Devil's Rejects. You can follow her via her website: https://egdaily.com/ Activism links can be found via her website: https://egdaily.com/home/activism/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3QVL6A4hJlJVP44ZnvCguk All songs are recorded by EG Daily or Elizabeth Daily. All songs are copyrighted and owned by permission of the Songwriters and record companies and are used by kind permission. All songs are available through iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. All rights reserved.
66 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 229 - BEWITCHED: Season 3: Episodes 8 - 16
Season 3 – Episodes 8 – 15 Diaper Dan is an undercover spy. Aunt Clara causes a blackout. Samantha and Darrin bicker over a sports jacket. Endora hexes a bowl of popcorn. Samantha purchases a possessed chair. Aunt Clara zaps up Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin stands on trial as a fraud. Aunt Clara zaps up a real pink polka dotted elephant. Opening Credits; Introduction (.39); Bewitching Going Ons / Season 3: Episode 8 – Dangerous Diper Dan(9.02); Episode 9 – The Short, Happy Circuit of Aunt Clara (16.10); Episode 10 – I’d Rather Twitch than Fight (23.24); Episode 11 – Oedipus Hex (30.47); Episode 12 – Sam’s Spooky Chair (35.11); Episode 13 – My Friend Ben (Part 1) (38.51); Episode 14 – Samantha For the Defence (Part 2) (42.41); Episode 15 – A Gazebo Never Forgets (45.25); Episode 16 – Soap Box Derby (58.25); Witch or Mortal (55.49); The Bewitching Hour (58.21); End Credits (1:01.13); Closing Credits (1:01.49) Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller Closing Credits – Pink Elephants on Parade Remix DJ Jack – by Disney Chorus from the Dumbo soundtrack. Versione italiana: Iamjackg – Pink-e... Copyright 1941 Disney Records Copyright owned by Screen Gems. All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
103 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 228 - KINGS OF HORROR: Odd Thomas (Dean Kootnz)/Odd Thomas (2013)
Book: Odd Thomas By Dean Koontz Film: Odd Thomas (2013) Published in 2003, Odd Thomas is about a short order cook who is visited by a ghost of a young girl who has been brutally raped and murdered. The novel would kick off a series of six novels based on the chronicles of Odd Thomas and would lead to a film and graphic novel. Odd Thomas would be one of Dean Koontz most loved and critically acclaimed character and series. Odd Thomas (2013) Odd Thomas is a supernatural mystery thriller directed by Stephen Somner who also wrote the screenplay and co-produced. It stars that late Anton Yelchin. This would Stephen Somner’s last film to direct to date with his next project caught in production hell since 2005. The film was a box office bomb due to law suits and mismanagement of release. The film would find its audience on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu. The film has also been reassessed by critics who consider this as one of the better Koontz adaptions. We are joined by writer and scriptwriter, Barry Waldo. Opening Credits; Introduction (1.39); Plot Synopsis (9.13); Forming the Plot (17.15); Book Thoughts (51.07); Introducing a Film (52.11); Film Trailer (53.14); Lights, Camera, Action (55.41); Epilogue (1:34.38); End Credits (1:38.31); Closing Credits (1:40.03) Opening Credits– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes Closing Credits – Ghost In My Life by Wolf Gang from the album Alveron. Copyright 2014 Cherry Tree, Interscope and Polydor records Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All songs available through Amazon.
181 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 227 - DARK SHADOWS: Episodes 766 - 809
June 1969 Episodes 766 - 786 July 1969 Episodes 787 - 809 Dirk turns into a vampire. Magda goes a field trip to the king of the gypsies. A severed hand gets a storyline. Aristede enters the grounds. Count Petofi comes to call. Quentin has a werewolf picture done. Poe and Wilde get plagiarised Opening Credits; Introduction (1.05); Out of the Shadows (17.36); Lara Segment Recollection (43.07 ); INTO THE SHADOWS - Scene One (52.06); Scene Two (1:06.57); Scene Three (1:34.17); Scene Four (1:56.27); Scene Five (2:02.27); Morning Has Broken (2:31.21); Character Breaks (2:40.54); Tune In Next Time (2:50.52); Closing Credits (2:52.24) Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Closing Credits - Put Your Hand In The Hand – by Ocean from the album Put Your Hand In The Hand. Copyright 1971 Kama Sutra Records Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
117 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 226 - THE 80s: Shock Treatment (1981)/Streets of Fire (1985)
Shock Treatment (1981) The follow-up to Rocky Horror Picture show is a sequel to the cult classic but not a direct sequel. Many Rocky Horror cast members returned for the film, but only Jeremy Newson reprised his role as Ralph Hapschatt. However, due to his title of "Judge", some fans have speculated that Gray is also reprising his role of the unnamed Criminologist. In addition to actors from Rocky Horror, other alums filled out the cast. Many of the original film's Transylvanians appeared as audience members, while Imogen Claire was given the slightly-larger part of the Wardrobe Mistress. Raynor Bourton, who originated the titular role of Rocky in the stage production, portrayed one of the singing soldiers in "Thank God I'm a Man", and Chris Malcolm, who originated the role of Brad Majors, was cast as Vance Parker, a local police officer. Founder and long-time president of Rocky Horror fan club, Sal Piro, also has a silent cameo appearance as the man using the payphone during the opening sequence. The film would later be turned into a stage musical in 2017 in London, England Streets of Fire (1984) A 1984 American neo-noir rock musical film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. The film is described in its opening credits and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable" and is a mix of various movie genres with elements of retro-1950s woven into then-current 1980s themes. According to Hill, the film's origins came out of a desire to make what he thought was a perfect film when he was a teenager, and put in all of the things that he thought were "great then and which I still have great affection for: custom cars, kissing in the rain, neon, trains in the night, high-speed pursuit, rumbles, rock stars, motorcycles, jokes in tough situations, leather jackets and questions of honor" It would inspire Capcom’s video game Final Fight. Opening Credits/Introduction (1.54); Oh My GOD!!! (9.25); Shock Treatment 1981 Trailer (14.19); That Is Like So Tubular (19.10); Rate It (49.15); It Is Totally Rad (55.41); Streets of Fire 1984 Trailer (1:02.32); Bodacious Talk (1:04.54); Such A Wastoid (1:37.38); End Credits (1:44.56); Closing Theme (1:50.25) Opening Credits– Epidermol Sounds Songs within the Show: Denton, Shock Treatment and Bitchin in the Kitchen taken from the Shock Treatment Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Copyright 1981 Twentieth Century Fox Music. Nowhere Fast, Never Be You and Can Dream About You Taken from Streets of Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Copyright 1984 MCA Records. Closing Credits: Tonight Is What It Means To Be Young performed by Fire Inc. Taken from the Streets of Fire Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Copyright 1984 MCA Records. All Rights Reserved. All Songs used by kind permission. All songs available through Amazon.
115 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 225 - BEWITCHED: Season 2 Episode 38/Season 3 Episodes 1-7
Season 2 Episode 38 Season 3 Episode 1 – 7 Tabitha uses her magic for the first time. Aunt Clara comes to babysit unaware that Tabitha is using her magic. Tabitha is discovered to be a powerful witch and Aunt Hagatha and Enchantra along with Endora wish her to go to private witch school. Aunt Clara accidentally turns Larry’s son into twins. Darrin’s supposed long term friend comes to visit and gets turned into a wood nymph. Endora becomes annoyed by Uncle Arthur. Endora zaps a house into the vacant lot to throw a Halloween party. We are joined by Jim Nemeth. Opening Credits; Introduction (.38); Bewitching Going Ons (8.39); Season 2: Episode 38: Prodigy (8.39); Season 3: Episode 1: Nobody’s Perfect (18.52); Episode 2: The Moment of Truth (35.22); Episode 3: Witches and Warlocks are my Favourite Things: (44.48 ); Episode 4: Accidental Twins: (56.12); Episode 5: A Most Unusual Wood Nymph (1:05.20); Episode 6: Endora Moves In For a Spell (Part 1) (1:17.07); Episode 7: Twitch or Treat (Part 2) (1:34.14 ); Witch or Mortal (1:43.49); The Bewitching Hour (1:47.37); End Credits (1:51.05); Closing Credits (1:52.44) Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller. Incidental Music – by Jack Keller. Copyright owned by Screen Gems. Closing Credits – Jingle Bells by Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby. Taken from the album Christmas with the Andrew Sisters and Bing Crosby. Copyright 1943 Decca Records. All songs used by permission. All songs available on Amazon.
95 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 224 - KINGS OF HORROR: Green Thoughts (J Collier)/Little Shop of Horrors (1960 & 1986)
Book: Green Thoughts By John Collier Film: Little Shop Of Horrors (1960) Little Shop of Horrors (1986) This short story written by John Collier was the basis of the Roger Corman cult classic Little Shop of Horrors which would later become a Broadway musical and a hit film of the same name. John Collier is an award winning writer who has written short stories, novels and some of the great screenplays of our time to include The African Queen and I Am A Camera. Many of his short stories would be used for episodes of the Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and Alfred Hitchcock Presents and turned into hit Hollywood film. 1960 Original film was directed by Roger Corman who was dared to shoot a film over two days. Quickly putting a script together with an idea based on John Collier’s short story which he read and loved and adding elements from his other two favourite authors Arthur C Clark and HG Wells. Corman took inspiration from the orchid bulb which grows quite large but when splits and buds has a tongue like pistil which would enable the plant to speak. Later they gave it a Venus fly trap look but leaves of the orchid and inner colourings of the orchid. Directed by Frank Oz and based on the hit off Broadway musical of the same name. Little Shop of Horrors was filmed on the Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage at the Pinewood Studios in England, where a "downtown" set, complete with overhead train track, was constructed. Produced on a budget of $25 million, in contrast to the original 1960 film, which, according to Corman, only cost $30,000, it was well received by critics and audiences alike, eventually developing a cult following. The film's original 23-minute finale, based on the musical's ending, was rewritten and reshot after test audiences did not react positively to it.] For years only available as black-and-white workprint footage, the original ending was fully restored in 2012 by Warner Home Video. Opening Credits; Introduction (2.44); Forming the Plot (9.35); Introducing a Film: Little Shop of Horrors (1960) (24.12); Film Trailer (27.11); Lights, Camera, Action (28.37); Introducing a Film: Little Shop of Horrors (1986) (44.15); Film Trailer (50.04) Lights Camera, Action (52.08); End Credits (1:21.36); Closing Credits (1:27.36) Opening Credits - It’s Christmas Eve – taken from the album A Christmas Horror Story by Alex Kashkin– Classical Jingle by Dan Hughes Music Interludes and Closing Credits – Prologue: Little Shop of Horrors, Da Doo, Skid Row (Downtown), Don’t Feed the Plants – from Little Shop of Horrors Original Broadway Production. Copyright `1982 – Geffen Company courtesy of Menken and Ashman. Suddenly Seymour – taken from the original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Copyright `1986 Geffen Records – courtesy of Menken and Ashman Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All songs used with permission All songs available to buy from Amazon.
119 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Season 5: Episode 223 - DARK SHADOWS: Episodes 723 - 765
April 1969 Episodes 723 - 743 May 1969 Episodes 744 - 765 Zombie Quentin passes out. Reverend Trask makes a comeback. Laura Collins comes back to do her storyline in colour. Angelique comes back to wreak havoc. Laura wants to burn up her kids. Werewolf is running amok. Barnabas and Magda need to stop the werewolf. Opening Credits; Introduction (1.06); Out of the Shadows (10.52); Into The Shadows Pt 1: (36.17); Into the Shadows Pt 2 (41.42); Into the Shadows Pt 3 (51.15); Into the Shadows Pt 4 (1`:08.36); Into the Shadows Pt 5 (1:15.46); Into the Shadows Pt 6 (1:26.55); Into the Shadows Pt 7 (1:33.05); Shedding Some Light (1:37.07); Character Breaks (1:49.08); Morning Has Broken (1:55.34); Closing Credits (1:56.52) Opening and Closing Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue Closing Credits: Different by Cass Elliott taken from the album Pufnstuf original film soundtrack. Copyright 1969 Ringosoundtrack All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
87 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Season 5: Episode 222 - THE INTERVIEW: The Don Briscoe Tribute
Cecil Donald Briscoe (March 20, 1940 – October 31, 2004) was an American stage and soap opera actor known for starring in the TV series Dark Shadows. We are joined by Roger Davis, Mrs Shawn Randall (close friend of Don Briscoe), Bonnie Jenkins (Don Briscoe’s Sister) and his great niece. Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue Closing Credits: If These Walls Could Speak by Amy Grant. Taken from the album Lead Me On. Copyright 1988 A&M Records. All songs used by kind permission. All songs available on Amazon.
116 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
Season 5: Episode 221 - THE INTERVIEW: The Sam Irvin Interview
Sam Irvin is an American film and television director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author and film teacher. Irvin's directing credits include Guilty as Charged, Oblivion, Elvira's Haunted Hills, and all the episodes of two television series: Dante's Cove and From Here on OUT. His other credits include co-executive producer of Bill Condon's Academy Award-winner Gods and Monsters; associate producer of Brian De Palma's Home Movies; and historical consultant on the Tony Award-winner Liza's at the Palace. Irvin authored the acclaimed biography Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise (Simon & Schuster), the children's book parody Sam's Toilet Paper Caper! (Knuckle Samwitch Books), and the novel ORBGASM: An Erotic Pulp Sci-Fi Satyricon (Knuckle Samwitch Books). Irvin has won two Rondo Awards for Best Article of the Year ("The Epic Saga Behind Frankenstein: The True Story" published in Little Shoppe of Horrors magazine #38) and Best Interview of the Year ("Elvira Exposed!" published in Screem magazine #36). Between projects, Irvin taught graduate courses on directing at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Opening Credits: Courtesy of Epidermal Sounds Closing Credits: Listen To The Man by George Ezra. Taken from the album Wanted on a Voyage. Copyright 2013 Columbia Records. All songs used by kind permission. All songs available on Amazon.
110 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
Season 5: Episode 220 - THE 80‘s: The Changeling (1980)/The Fog (1980)
The Changeling (1980) The Canadian supernatural horror film from 1980; its plot follows an esteemed New York City composer who relocates to Seattle, where he moves into a mansion he comes to believe is haunted. The screenplay is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter claimed he experienced while he was living in the Henry Treat Rogers mansion in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, in the late 1960s. The film also features Melyvn Douglas also in our book to screen episode Ghost Story. The film won eight inaugural Genie Awards, including Best Motion Picture, and was nominated for two Saturn Awards. It is considered one of the best horror films of all time, and one of the most influential Canadian films of all time. The Fog (1980) The John Carpenter’s supernatural horror film would put mother and daughter scream queens in a film together in the form of Janet Leigh and Jamie Lee Curtis. It tells the story of a strange, glowing fog that sweeps over a small coastal town in California, bringing with it the vengeful ghosts of mariners who were killed in a shipwreck there 100 years before. A novelization of the movie, written by Dennis Etchison, was published by Bantam Books in January 1980. The novel clarifies the implication in the film that the six who must die were not random but in fact descendants of the six original conspirators. The film has a guest star appearance by John Houseman who also features in our book to screen film this month Ghost Story. We are joined by author Jim Wosochlo (Unexhumed, Appalachian Schaumboch’s Tavern). You can follow him via Twitter: https://twitter.com/wosochlo We are also joined by author Matthew Brockmeyer (Nest of Salt, Under Rotting Sky). You can follow him via Twitter: https://twitter.com/humboldtlycan Opening Credits/Introduction (1.51); Oh My GOD!!! (14.01); The Changeling Trailer (15.37); That Is Like So Tubular (18.02); Joseph Spirit Score (52.57); It Is Totally Rad (1:03.26); The Fog Trailer (1:04.51); Bodacious Talk (1:07.37); Such A Wastoid (1:28.41); End Credits (1:43.37); Closing Theme (1:46.15) Opening Credits– Epidermal Sounds Closing Credits – Ghost by Ella Henderson, taken from the album Chapter One. Copyright 2014 Syco/Columbia Records Original Music copyrighted 2021 Epidermal Sounds. All rights reserved. All songs available on Amazon.
108 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Season 5: Episode 219 - BEWITCHED: Season 2: Episodes 29 - 37
Season 2: Episodes 29 – 37 Samantha disappears intermittently. Samantha gets blackmailed by a private detective for using her powers. Samantha mistakes a hobo to be Darrin’s Uncle Albert. Endora gives the world two Darrins – a serious one and a fun side one. A teenage warlock falls in love with Samantha. The private detective arrives again to blackmail Samantha and Darrin. Endora sends Samantha and Darrin back in time to see if Darrin would have married Samantha if he knew ahead of time if she was a witch. Darren thinks Samantha’s magic got him the perfume account. Opening Credits; Introduction (.35); Bewitching Going Ons; Season 2: Episode 29: Disappearing Samantha (12:57); Episode 30: Follow That Witch (Part 1) (19.44); Episode 31: Follow That Witch (Part 2) (27.40); Episode 32: A Bum Raps (31.35); Episode 33: Divided He Falls (38.48); Episode 34: Man’s Best Friend (49.01); Episode 35: The Catnapper (57.54); Episode 36: What Every Young Man Should Know (1:05.56); Episode 27: The Girl With The Golden Nose (1:14.35); Witch or Mortal (1:30.09); The Bewitching Hour (1:37.31); End Credits (1:42.21); Closing Credits (1:42.52) Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller. Copyright owned by Screen Gems. Closing Credits – Everybody Wants To Be A Cat by The Stretchy Legs Big Band– from the motion picture Aristocats. 2019 Sketchy Leg Big Band Productions. http://www.sebskelly.com/contact All rights reserved. All Songs available through Amazon.
101 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Season 5: Episode 218 - KINGS OF HORROR: Ghost Story by Peter Straub/Ghost Story (1981)
Book: Ghost Story By Peter Straub Film: Ghost Story (1981) The book was released on 01 January 1979 and would be the watershed moment of Peter Straub career and become a bestselling smash. His earlier work had great critical acclaim but this would be the book that made him a household name. The story would involve five elderly gentleman in which the book explores their five narratives into a chilling story. This is considered one of the greatest horror novels of the 20th Century . Some of the characters and location would pop up in other books by Straub such as the novels Koko and Floating Dragon. This 1981 film would bring together some of the greatest actors from the golden age which would include Fred Astair, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr and John Houseman and would make Alice Krige an actress to look out for. It follows a group of elderly businessmen in New England who gather to recount their involvement in a woman's death decades prior when one of them suspects her ghost has been haunting him. The film differs from the book as it removes a fifth characters story within the framework of the film. the filming process was emotionally turbulent for star Fred Astaire, who confided in Irvin that he felt he was going to die or be murdered while shooting the film, and at one point considered dropping out of the production. Opening Credits; Introduction (1.38); Plot Synopsis (7.30); Forming the Plot (8.21); Book Thoughts (16.21); Rating Ghost Story (45.09); Introducing a Film (48.04); Ghost Story Film Trailer (49.23); Film Synopsis (51.41); Lights, Camera, Action (57.17); Epilogue (1:29.57); End Credits (1:36.30); Closing Credits (1:37.21) Opening Credits– Epidermol Sounds Closing Credits – Haunted by The Pogues taken from the original soundtrack album Sid and Nancy. Copyright 1986 Epic Records Original Music copyrighted 2020 the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. All songs available on Amazon.
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