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Golden Age Horror Podcast (GoldenAgeHorror.com)
45 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
Episode 65 – The Blob (1958)
A series of encounters between a space blob and the world’s oldest teenagers.
47 minutes | May 29, 2021
Episode 64 – Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Andrew and Matt go under the sea, where the seaweed is always greener (in someone else’s lake). Creature from the Black Lagoon was directed by Jack Arnold and stars Richard Carlson Julie Adams Richard DenningAntonio MorenoNestor PaivaWhit Bissell. The Creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning underwater. Additional notes Space Seed/The Wrath of KhanThe Lady from the Black Lagoon by Mallory O’Meara relates the story of the designer of the Creature, Millicent PatrickThe Shape of Water
48 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 63 – The Fly (1958)
The return of Vincent Price (Danzig voice intensifies)
38 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
Episode 62 – The Thing from Another World Apology Tour
I messed up and lost my audio for this one, so treat yourself to two excerpts from recent Patreon content – THE THING (1982) and INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956)
49 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Episode 61 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Let’s talk about pods baby. Show Notes Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) was directed by Phillip Kaufman and stars: Donald SutherlandBrooke AdamsVeronica CartwrightJeff GoldblumLeonard Nimoy The film’s Wikipedia page It’s a remake of the 1955 film, which is adapted from the novel by Jack Finney. There are two other remakes, one from 1993 and one from 2007. We watched the version that was available (freely and legally) on YouTube but seems to have disappeared. Topics Discussed The many versions of this storyDonald Sutherland as heartthrob Wilhelm ReichThe paranoid tradition of 1970’s horrorFreddy and the DreamersThe X-Men Andrew recommends buying all the back issues of Indiepocalypse.
46 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 60 – Village of the Damned (1960)
We move into our sci-fi horror with this archetype-defining classic. Show Notes Village of the Damned was directed by Wolf Rilla and stars George Sanders The film’s Wikipedia page The story was adapted from the novel by John Wyndham We watched the version that is streaming on the Criterion Channel Topics Discussed European Nightmares: Horror Cinema in Europe Since 1945The Falcon, the Saint, and serial movies from the fortiesBlumhouse & the Dark Universe Andrew recommends buying all the back issues of Indiepocalypse.
37 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Episode 59 – Don’t Look Now (1973)
Andrew and Matt conclude their series on Folk Horror with this old Nicholas Roeg chestnut, starring Julie Christie, classic beefman Donald Sutherland, and, of course, Venice. Show Notes Don’t Look Now was directed by Nicholas Roeg and stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. The film’s wikipedia page The story was inspired by Daphne Du Maurier’s short story of the same name Andrew watched the Criterion blu-ray. I watched the version you can rent for $4 on Amazon Prime. Topics Discussed Don’t Look Now: British Cinema in the 1970’sBlair Witch ProjectRoger Corman and his influenceThe PatreonThis happened to my buddy Eric Andrew recommends buying all the back issues of Indiepocalypse.
46 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Episode 58 – Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Desperate to produce content for the content mills, Andrew and Matt resort to remote recording and in the process discuss the first Australian film on the podcast. Show Notes Picnic at Hanging Rock, which is for grownups only please, was directed by Peter Weir and stars Rachel Roberts, Anne-Louise Lambert, Dominic Guard, Helen Morse, Vivean Gray and Jacki Weaver The film’s wikipedia page The story was inspired by Joan Lindsay’s 1967 book of the same name We watched the version available on the Criterion Channel. Andrew recommends buying all the back issues of Indiepocalypse.
41 minutes | May 3, 2020
Episode 57 – Belladonna of Sadness (1973)
Andrew and Matt live out the quarantine days with a trip into this psychedelic medieval witchcraft animated film. Show Notes Belladonna of Sadness, which is for grownups only please, was directed by Eiichi Yamamoto and starred Aiko Nagayama and Tatsuya Nakadai. The film’s wikipedia page We were inspired to watch this film after reading this top 10 list on Unquiet Dead. The story was inspired by Jules Michelet’s 1862 non-fiction book “La Sorcière”. We watched the version available on Kanopy, which may be free with your library. Matt recommends Castlevania Season 3 on Netflix. Andrew recommends Indiepocalypse. Sponsor Whaling City Web – We’re owning our own content in 2020 Follow Andrew on twitter @pizzapranks for more information about his indie game anthology Indiepocalypse
50 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Episode 56 – Whistle and I’ll Come to You (1968)
A double feature this month – we talk about the excellent 1968 BBC adaptation of “Whistle and I’ll Come To You”… and also the other one. Show Notes The first version of Whistle and I’ll Come to You was released in 1968, was directed by Jonathan Miller and stars Michael Hordern. The second version was released in 2010, was directed by Neil Cross, and stars John Hurt. The film’s wikipedia page The story was adapted from the short story “Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” by MR James. We watched the version available on YouTube (1968) and Amazon Prime (2010). Matt recommends the Color Out of Space. Andrew recommends not recommending anything. Sponsor Whaling City Web – We’re owning our own content in 2020 Follow Andrew on twitter @pizzapranks for more information about his indie game anthology Indiepocalypse
56 minutes | Feb 13, 2020
Episode 55 – Night of the Demon (1957)
We continue to delve into folklore horror with this excellent 1950’s film, by the same director as Cat People. Show Notes Night of the Demon released in 1957 was directed by Jacques Tourneur and starred Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. My chihuahua is sick and you can hear her making a horrible cough […]
70 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Episode 54 – The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Christoper Lee wields the good, good magic. Show Notes The Devil Rides Out was released in 1968, stars Christopher Lee and Charles Gray, and was directed by Terence Fisher. We watched the Scream Factory version, which has some great extras. Matt recommends The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover. Andrew recommends The Drifting Classroom.
55 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
Episode 53 – The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971)
The devil comes a calling as we kick off our folk horror series. Show Notes The Blood on Satan’s Claw was released in 1971, stars Linda Hayden and Patrick Wymark, and was directed by Piers Haggard. I tried to explain the basics of the folk horror genre in a bonus episode that was released on Halloween. Birth, Movies, Death has put out a great (better) explainer of the folk horror genre. I am in the midst of reading Adam Scovell’s Folk Horror and I mention it a bit on the show.
12 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
BONUS Episode – A Survey of Folk Horror
Matt presents, as a Halloween treat, 10 minutes of explanation and recommendations about the folk horror subgenre. Mentioned on the Show The Witchfinder GeneralThe Wicker Man Blood on Satan’s Claw Kwaidan Kuroneko OnibabaLair of the White WormThe DevilsThe WitchA Field in EnglandMidsommarThe Golden BoughChildren of the CornHalloween III Audio Sources We’d like to start taking listener questions and comments on the show – if you have a message, you can leave a message for us by calling (508) 817-3408, or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Matt:
28 minutes | Sep 27, 2019
Episode 52 – Phantasm (1979)
Matt and Andrew drift in and out of the dreamy indie PHANTASM. Show Notes Phantasm was released in 1979 stars Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, and Reggie Bannister, and was directed by Don Coscarelli. Here is a great version of the soundtrack done up chiptune style on bandcamp. the score to this movie is phenomenal! If you’d like to experience the film in your own home there is a recent remastering of the film available on blu-ray.
40 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Episode 51 – The Dunwich Horror Picture Show (1970)
Still humming with eldritch energy from the Necronomicon Providence, Andrew and Matt talk about their experience at the live showing of the Lovecraftesque adaptation of the DUNWICH HORROR. Show Notes The Dunwich Horror stars Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley and Sandra Dee and adapts the 1932 HP Lovecraft story of the same name. The full text of the story is available at HPLovecraft.com. Andrew and Matt saw the film on a decaying 35mm print at the Necronomicon PVD (with live accompaniment!). If you’d like to experience the film in your own home there is an affordable DVD available.
140 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Episode 50 Extravaganza
Andrew and Matt run through EVERY MOVIE covered on this podcast. They share their thoughts and feelings.
45 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Episode 49 – Horror Express (1972)
This month, Andrew and Matt tackle the Terry Savales vehicle HORROR EXPRESS. The vehicle? It’s a train. Horror Express on Wikipedia Show Notes We watched the free Amazon Prime version of this flick. Further (more insightful) reading: The Nitrate Diva on the Horror Express
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