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Hard Light with No Filter: How Michael Powell’s Career was Ended by “Peeping Tom”

 

By S.A. Bradley

There’s a scene in Director Michael Powell’s notorious Peeping Tom (1960) where the main character, Mark Lewis (Carl Boehm), works his side job as a pinup photographer. He’s very good, but detached. There’s a “new girl” whom we first see only in profile. Mark is preoccupied and barely notices her until she turns and reveals a disfigured lip. Mark is awestruck. He’s compelled to pick up his movie camera and film her face. It’s awkwardly sexual. Another model protests, “but what about the customers”?

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Show Notes for Episode 010

Music can be scary, even terrifying.  Certain combinations of notes induce nervousness and unease in the listener.  Musicians have known about these intervals for centuries.  They can induce tension, character, and depth into a song, and have been used in music throughout the world since before music theory was even a thing.  In modern music these intervals are the roots of jazz, blues, and rock and roll.  In the medieval European Christian church, however, religious leaders branded these intervals satanic – making them even more unsettling.  Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 010”

Show Notes for -Episode 007- The Gods of Monsters: The Men Who Mastered Makeup

Boo!

You know those scary monsters that haunt your dreams?  Make-up artists and actors make them come to life.

Make-up effects have evolved with film from the beginning of cinema.  Artists delve into the dark parts of themselves to make real horrors we may not have even imagined.

Sometimes the work is so good that the monsters become iconic in our culture. Continue reading “Show Notes for -Episode 007- The Gods of Monsters: The Men Who Mastered Makeup”

Show Notes- for Hellbent for Horror -Episode 006- The Shock Heard Round the World_ Shock Theater and Horror Hosts

Shock! Theater Package Pressbook

Horror Host Underground’s List of Active Horror Hosts

E-Gor’s Chamber of TV Horror Hosts

Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror-by Jason Zinoman

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Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema

These are the Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema

What are your limits?

Surely there are some types of horror movies that you will not watch.  Or are there? Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 005: What Are Your Limits? The Dark Waters of Exploitation and Extreme Cinema”