Cinema Autopsy: Dawn of the Dead (1978)
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Does this summer got you feeling cooped up? Dragging your feet like a grey painted zombie?

We all know that when there's no room left in Hell, the dead will walk the Earth. But since Earth is feeling a bit more like hell lately, there's no better time for you pull up a chair and watch the George Romero classic, 'Dawn of the Dead' with us!

Classic Ghost Stories
Classic Ghost Stories
Tony Walker
S0208 The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood
( S0208: The Empty House by Algernon Blackwood We did the Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood as Episode 20, and there I said: Algernon Blackwood Algernon Blackwood was an English writer born in 1869 who ended up as a broadcaster on the radio and TV. His writing was very well received at this time and critics loved him. Even the great American author of weird tales HP Lovecraft cited Blackwood is one of the masters of the craft. Blackwood came from a well-to-do family and was privately educated despite that he was quite an adventurous man. He was interested in Hinduism as a young boy and his career was varied. For example, he ran a dairy farm in Canada and also hotel in the country. It became a newspaper reporter in New York City and was also a bartender and a model and also a violin teacher! All of this time, though he was always writing. He liked being outdoors and his stories often feature the outdoors. He was also interested in the occult and was a member of the hermetic order of the Golden Dawn along with such other characters is Arthur Machen and WB Yeats and Alistair Crowley. At one point he was a paranormal researcher for the British Society for Psychical Research and it is said that this story was based on a case that he investigated. The Empty House Structurally, the story is simple: our man hears of the house, he visits the house, he explores the house, weird stuff starts to happen, the ghost is revealed to be a replaying of a tragic scene from the house’s past, the protagonist is merely an observer. If he has an arc, it is the transformation of his attitude to his aunt from seeing her as a feeble old lady to a woman who is in some respects braver than he is. Blackwood lays on the dust, the shadows, the moonlight as well as scurrying beetles and some black thing that scurries off (probably a cat, maybe a rat in the dark). He does this well. We are taken right there. Michael Kellermeyer describes the story as an exploration of fear, rather than ghosts and I think that’s a good point. In that it matches some other stories like Marghatina Laski’s The Tower and H R Wakefield’s Blind Man’s Buff There’s a whole genre of ‘night in a haunted house’ stories. The Empty House Reminds me of a story I recently read from 1835, No. 252 Rue M. Le Prince by Ralph Adams Cram. That is much older, and more decadent. It’s worth a read though. In 252 Rue. Me Le Prince, as in this story, the person visiting the haunted house is merely a witness to past happenings. At least that was my take. Of course, that is like the Stone Tape theory of hauntings, which holds that the fabric of a building somehow records strong emotion and plays these scenes back as hauntings. It is also reminiscent of Blackwood’s own The Kit Bag, in that we have someone lurking out of sight who eventually is seen and in both cases they are the ghosts of criminals. The story also reminded me of Blind Man’s Buff by HR Wakefield, which we read recently , not to mention The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker, which we haven’t yet got round to. One bizarre incident in The Empty House is when he turns to see his aged aunt’s face is transformed into the face she had as a girl. He finds this horrific and turns from out, but I can’t see why it would be horrible and what purpose it has in this story. I had wondered whether she had been transformed into the murdered maid, but this does not seem to be the case. Blackwood with his stories of outdoor adventure and colourful employment history sounds very much like a man’s man and I am familiar with that archetype from my father’s attitudes and most of the rugby-playing chaps I knew. Blackwood’s stories, especially The Wendigo, are problematic for a modern audience because of their everyday racism. There is also a hint of misogyny, and ageism in his view that the aged aunt (I wonder how old she really was supposed to be – fifty?) is not expected to be brave or dogged, though she proves to... Support this podcast
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Dead Rabbit Radio
Dead Rabbit Radio
Jason Carpenter
The Classics Ep 24 - SpongeBob SquarePants Defecation (Brazilian Broadcast)
Today we encounter a murderous cat from American folklore, then take a trip to Brazil to watch an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants that reportedly causes explosive diarrhea! Tailypo is an American legend. This long-tailed beast is hunting down a hermit and his three dogs. But does the hermit get what’s coming to him, or does he get a once-in-a-lifetime thrill?! Then we take another look at the Conspiracy Iceberg to investigate the “SpongeBob SquarePants Defecation (Brazilian Broadcast). Was there really a lost episode that sent an entire city of children running quickly to the toilet? Patreon MERCH STORE!!! Links: Going Obscure Tailypo Tailypo: An Appalachian Folktale Archive Pokeman Seizures 'It’s going to hit the poorest people': Zika outbreak feared on the Texas border Poverty and lack of essential water and sanitation systems are paramount in the outbreak of the Zika virus. 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic Diarrhea in Zika Virus Infection: A Problem in Gastroenterology Rio 2016: Swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to be almost certain of contracting a virus Dirty Rio water a health hazard for athletes, threat to 2016 Olympics: report Listen to the daily podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts! ------------------------------------------------ Logo Art By Ash Black Opening Song: "Atlantis Attacks" Closing Song: "Bella Royale" Music By Dr. Huxxxtable Rabbitron 3000 created by Eerbud Thanks to Chris K, Founder Of The Golden Rabbit Brigade Dead Rabbit Archivist Some Weirdo On Twitter AKA Jack Email: Twitter: @DeadRabbitRadio Facebook: Paranormal, Conspiracy, and True Crime news as it happens! Jason Carpenter breaks the stories they'll be talking about tomorrow, assuming the world doesn't end today. All Contents Of This Podcast Copyright Jason Carpenter 2018 - 2020
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Who Would Win
Who Would Win
James Gavsie
Pinhead vs Green Lantern John Stewart
And on the next episode of Who Would Win... The most requested horror icon goes up against The Mighty Architect of DC! Will The Hell Priest himself Pinhead (Repped by Ray) be able to entice and flay yet another mortal or will the awesome power of the Green Lantern John Stewart (Repped by James) have enough internal fortitude to push his way to victory? How will special Guest Judge and Executive VP for Who Would Win Brent Pope decide between Will and Vice? Check out the Who Would Win YouTube Channel! Check out our brand new Who Would Win Merch Store: Follow us all on Twitter: @WhoWouldWinShow @JamesGavsie @AlmightyRay Music - "Ghost" ( ) ( ) ( ) & ( “music by Twisterium /”) * Support this podcast at — Advertising Inquiries:
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