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Twilight

2008-10-08 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

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Episode #25: Torture Horror

2008-09-28 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Torture in horror films can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
Announcement:
*Sadly, the December 2008 episode will be the last Dark Gate Horror Podcast

News:
* Pathology is now on DVD
* True Blood (my favorite new series)
* Ghostbusters 3?!?
*ZOMBIES 2.O: "THE OUTBREAK" PUMPS NEW LIFE INTO UNDEAD FILMS. INTERACTIVE HORROR FLICK LETS VIEWERS MAKE FATAL DECISIONS.
* Director/Producer Guillermo Del Toro is Co-Writing a vampire trilogy of novels

MAIN DISCUSSION:
*Interview with Professor Aviva Briefel
*“Torture Porn: When Good Times Go Bad An IGN investigation: What's driving the current wave of horror films and what is the phenomenon really about?" by Scott Collura
* Now Playing at Your Local Multiplex: Torture Porn
Why has America gone nuts for blood, guts, and sadism? By David Edelstein
*Last House on the Left (1972) and here
*Saw (2004)
*Screenwriting blog by Marty Langford, article “Ugly Times”
*Misery (1990)
*The Devil's Rejects

MUSIC:
The song of the night, "Mine Again" by the Black Lab was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Thanks for listening! Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #24: Creepy Kids in Horror Films

2008-08-23 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Creepy Kids in Horror Films can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
News:
*Twilight film will release November 21, 2008
*Possible Candyman remake?
*Remake in the works of The Rocky Horror Picture Show
*Remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street with Billy Bob Thornton as Freddy Krueger!
*Review:The Happening

MAIN DISCUSSION:
*The Omen(1976)
*The Ring (2002)
*Joshua (2007)
*The Orphanage and here
*The Exorcist (1973)
*The Sixth Sense (1999)
*Hide and Seek (2005)

ARTICLE:
"Child's Prey: 15 Creepy Kids in Movies" by Gary Susman from Entertainment Weekly, January 15, 2008.

MUSIC:
The song of the night, "Not Coming Home" by the Cool Waters Band was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss Torture in Horror Films. Thanks for listening! Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #22: Fangoria Convention

2008-08-23 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Review of Fangoria's "Weekend of Horrors" Los Angeles Convention on 4/27/08 can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
Discusses:
*The cast reunion for the 40th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead, including George Romero!
*Special Guest Appearances, including Ray Wise, Brian O'Halloran, Erik Preston, Tony Todd, and the cast of Moonlight
*Feast 2 & 3
*And much more!

The song of the night, “Down with Everything” by The Transfer was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss Friday the 13th. Thanks for listening!
Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #23: Friday the 13th

2008-07-26 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Friday the 13th can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
Discusses:
Article: “Small is Scary: The Master of Fright reveals why big studios rarely deliver horror movie magic” by Stephen King, from Entertainment Weekly, July 11, 2008.
Why Friday the 13th is Unlucky
1993 Study Results
Friday 13th not more unlucky, study shows
Interview with Scott S. Cunningham
Article: “The High Art Of Horror Films Can Cut Deep Into the Psyche”

The song of the night, “ The Horror Movie Song" by Ben Minnotte was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss Creepy Children in Horror Films. Thanks for listening! Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #21: "Based on a True Story"

2008-05-19 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of horror films "based on a true story" can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
Discusses:
Exorcism of Emily Rose
Amityville
Amityville Horror
Wolf Creek
Zodiac

The song of the night, “The Way You Are” by 46Bliss was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss horror television shows, past and present. Thanks for listening!
Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #20: Universal Studio's Monsters (1920's-1950's)

2008-03-23 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Universal Studios monsters can be found here.

He who fights monsters should look into it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze long into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes into you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

SHOW NOTES:
Discusses:
Dracula (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
Mummy (1932 vs. 1999)

The song of the night, “The Black Company” by Spirit Creek was provided tonight from the podshow podsafe music network. Check them out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will cover films that are "based on a true story". Thanks for listening!
Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #17: Urban Legends

2008-03-08 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Urban Legends and uses in film can be found here.

REFERENCES:
In the Blood
Candyman1
Candyman2
Candyman from Creative Screenwriting Magazine
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends by Jan Harold Brunvand
Hollywood Discovers an Apocryphal Legend: 2 films focus on 'suicide rules' By Leo Reisberg from The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.

The song of the night, “Rabbit for Halloween” by Marc Gunn was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will cover houses having a conscious will or soul. Have a fantastic Halloween!…

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Episode #19: Alfred Hitchcock

2008-03-03 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Director's Series #2: Alfred Hitchcock will can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
News:
The Birds remake
Alfred Hitchcock Presents film

Discusses:
The Birds review
The Birds review
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The song of the night, “Mine Again” by Black Lab was provided tonight from Podshow Podsafe Music Network.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will discuss Universal's Monsters. Thanks for listening!
Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Episode #18: Building having a conscious will

2008-01-21 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of buildings having a conscious will can be found here.

SHOW NOTES:
Discusses:
Stephen King's The Shining
Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
and Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House

The song of the night, “I’ll Pretend” by Arthur Yoria was provided tonight from Magnatune.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next episode will be the second in our director's series: Alfred Hitchcock. Thanks for listening!
Email me at darkgatehorror@gmail.com…

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Update--- The Wicker Man (Episode #7)

2007-12-10 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

I have received several emails recently letting me know that the Wicker Man review (episode 7) does not download. I don't know what happened to it because it used to work, but regardless, it has been re-uploaded onto my server, and is available for downloading. Thanks to those of you who emailed me to let me know.

I am almost done preparing the next episode, sorry for the delay. It was supposed to be out last week, but a family emergency came up, and I am in Wisconsin right now.…

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Episode #7: Wicker Man

2007-12-10 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Wicker Man can be found here.

Show notes:
*How I love cult films!
*An email from Abe in New York.

References:
*History
*Wikipedia
*Rotten Tomatoes
*Gender References
*Pagan References
*Pagan References

The song of the night, “Better Days” by Dylan in the Movies was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next episode will cover Halloween. Have a great week!…

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Episode #16: Omens and Premonitions

2007-10-09 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Omens and Premonitions and uses in film can be found here.

ARTICLES:
Death Omens
Premonitions

Stir of Echoes

The song of the night, “Down In Flames” by Superbeing was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next podcast will be discuss Halloween. Thanks for listening!…

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Episode #15: Zombies Part Two

2007-09-02 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Zombies Part Two can be found here.

ARTICLES:
Invasion of the Ring Tone Snatchers By Janet Maslin

The song of the night, “Bordeau” by The Shapes was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.…

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Episode #14: Zombies Part One

2007-09-02 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Zombies Part One can be found here.

Show notes:
Thanks for listening! It has been a nice, relaxing summer. Thanks for not unsubscribing! I will try to post at least once per month. I have seven episodes in the works. Email me with any topic suggestions.

Check out:Anthology of Punk Horror

ARTICLES:
The Critical Critics
Rotten Tomatoes

28 Days Later review from ign.com

The song of the night, “August Moon” by Dylan in the Movies was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

Thanks to Josh Woodward for providing his song "I Want to Destroy Something Beautiful" for the opening and closing music. Visit this talented artist at joshwoodward.com.

The next podcast will be Zombies part two: a review and analysis of the Stephen King novel, The Cell.…

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Episode #13: Scream Trilogy

2007-08-12 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of the Scream trilogy can be found here.

Show Synopsis:
Scream is a 1996 smart satire of the horror film genre, directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. The film revitalized the slasher film genre in the mid 1990’s, similar to what Halloween (1978) did for the 1970s, by using a standard concept (teens being brutally killed off being one example) with a tongue-in-cheek approach that successfully combined straightforward scares with dialogue that satirized slasher film conventions. There were two sequels which did fairly well with critics and fans alike.

The song of the night, “I Want To Hear What You Have Got To Say” by one of my favorite bands, The Subways was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next podcast will discuss Stephen King's novel The Cell and Zombies.…

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Episode #12: The Lost Boys (1987)

2007-08-12 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of The Lost Boys (1987) can be found here.

Show notes:
*The film that launched the Coreys
*That'll teach you to drink blood, Michael!
*There is a straight-to-DVD sequel coming in 2008

VAMPIRES:
Use of Vampire Lore

ARTICLES:
Monsters at Play: The Lost Boys Review by Lawrence P. Raffel
Review from horror.com

The song of the night, “Wave Goodbye” by Steadman was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next podcast will discuss the Scream films.…

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Episode #11: Women Gothic Writers

2007-05-13 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Women Gothic Writers can be found here.

Articles:
*“The Gothic Experience”
* Defining Gothic
*Famous Women Gothic Writers
*Charlotte Perkins Gilman
*"The Yellow Wallpaper"
*Mary Shelley
*Frankenstein

References:
Haunted Women: The Best Supernatural Tales by American Women Writers. Edited by Alfred Bendixen. Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., New York: 1985.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton. William R. Tyler. Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York: 1973.
Lewis, R. W. B. Edith Wharton : A Biography. NY: Harper & Row, 1975

The song of the night, “Without You” by Black Lab was provided tonight from music.podshow.com.

The next episode will cover Final Destination, Death and Grim Reaper. Thanks for listening!…

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Episode #10: Our Fascination with Horror

2007-04-26 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Fascination with Horror can be found here.

Show notes:
*Thanks for hanging in there for my extended hiatus-- I'm now living in Los Angeles. It's good to be back in Southern California (home).

MAIN TOPIC: Why are we fascinated with horror?
*Horror from a cultural and psychological standpoint
* Leon Rappoport
*Nightline Article

Articles:
*Review: ‘Hitcher’ Surprisingly Harrowing By CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Movie Critic
*7 Deadly Sins of Horror
*Chicago Tribune Article

The song of the night, “Ghostly Feeling” by Beight was provided tonight from Magnatune.com.

The next episode will cover gothic women writers. Thanks for listening!…

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Episode #9: M. Night Shaymalan

2006-11-27 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of M. Night Shaymalan can be found here.

Show notes:
*This is the first in the Director's Series, covering the films of M. Night Shaymalan.

References:
*Biography
*Sixth Sense
*Unbreakable
*The Village
*Lady in the Water

The song of the night, “Fallen Angel” by Bree DeMoss was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next episode will cover the writings and films of Stephen King. Thanks for listening!…

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Episode #8: Halloween

2006-10-31 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Halloween can be found here.

Show notes:
Review of two of my favorite fall/Halloween films:
1) The Blair Witch Project
2) Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow

References:
*Sleepy Hollow review
*Sleepy Hollow

The song of the night, “Scared” by Allison Crowe was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next episode will be the first in the Director's series, and will cover the films of M. Night Shyamalan. Thanks for listening!…

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Episode #6: A Nightmare on Elm Street

2006-10-08 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Dreams and A Nightmare on Elm Street can be found here.

Show notes:
* Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them. -Edgar Allan Poe

References:
* The Dreaming Mind by Dr. Van de Castle
* The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan
* Scientific American online articles on sleep
* Sleep-deprivation.com
* National Sleep Foundation website

The song of the night, “Title & Registration” by Death Cab for Cutie was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.…

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Episode #5: Mothman

2006-08-22 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of the Mothman can be found here.

Show notes:
*Sorry for the delay, I moved 2200 miles away, and am reassembling my usual routines.
*Paranormal Podcast with Jim Harold in iTunes
*Ahhhh! Ultraterrestrials!
*Sand Cranes, teratorns and cryptozoology, oh my!




References:
*Prairie Ghosts
*Mothman
*Mothman Central
*Mothman Lives

The song of the night, “Pray for Rain” by Allison Crowe was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.…

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Episode #4: Jack the Ripper

2006-07-22 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Jack the Ripper can be found here.

Show notes:
*Whitechapel in 1888 was as fun as a barrel of dead monkeys!
*Missing evidence, Freemasons and mysterious literate men, what could be better?
*Metropolitan Police, aka "Scotland Yard" vs. London City Police: the showdown.

References:
*Casebook
*Crime Library

The song of the night, “Rock & Roll Queen” by The Subways was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next podcast will discuss the legend of the Mothman. Talk to you soon!…

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Episode #3: Secret Keeping

2006-07-17 :: darkgatehorror@gmail.com (Ellen)

Discussion of Secret Keeping as a plot device in film and literature can be found here.

Show notes:
*Sophocles wrote, "Do nothing secretly; for Time sees and hears all things, and discloses all."
*Discussion of:
1) “The Minister’s Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1836)
*“For the Earth, too, had on her Black Veil”
2) “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe (1843)
*“All in vain; because death, in approaching the old man, had stalked with his black shadow before him, and the shadow had now reached and enveloped the victim.”
3) Fatal Attraction (1987)
4) The Sixth Sense (1999)

References:
*PostSecret

The song of the night, “Summer” by The Remainders was provided tonight from the PodShow Podsafe Music Network. Check it out at music.podshow.com.

The next podcast will discuss Jack the Ripper. Talk to you soon!…

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