Sunday, 17 June 2018

HYPNOGORIA 94 - Spawn of the Gill-man Part III


In this episode Mr Jim Moon brings this series of podcasts on gill-men and aquatic horrors full circle with a look at some curious cases from the annals of cryptozoology which seems to have echoes of the Black Lagoon...

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Friday, 15 June 2018

FOLK HORROR REVIVAL - HARVEST HYMNS Volumes One & Two


Harvest Hymns Volume 1 - The Twisted Roots of Folk Horror music


An exploration of the artists and their music who laid the foundations for future generations of Folk Horror musicians. Taking in Murder Ballads, Acid Folk, Occult Rock, The Blues and Traditional Folk Music as well as Film Soundtracks Twisted Roots is a collection of articles, interviews and album reviews from the likes of Maddy Prior, Jonny Trunk, Sharron Kraus, John Cameron and Candia McKormack and many more. Featuring an article on the Psychomania soundtrack by Mr Jim Moon! 



Harvest Hymns Volume Two: Sweet Fruits 


This volume focuses on music that has been inspired and influenced by those artists, composers and albums covered in Vol.1 (Twisted Roots’) to create the music that we now would consider to be `Folk Horror’ – or that at least grazes in the same pastures as those artists. A mixture of interviews, articles and reviews from, about and with the likes of Adam Scovell, Moon Wiring Club, Drew Mullholland, Broadcast, The Devil & The Universe, Jim Jupp, Inkubus Sukkubus and A Year in the Country.

Keep your eyes peeled for Scarecrows, Horn Dancers and Corn Rigs, Hamlets, Fetes and Villages, Black Eyed Dogs, Hanging Trees and the mist rising in Fields of Blackberries, Weeping Willows, the Rolling of the Stones, and the Great God Pan sat upon his throne… and beware of all that goes on Beyond the Wych Elm for there ‘tis the Season of the Witch


All proceeds from Folk Horror Revival books go to the Wildlife Trust.


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

THE 'ORRIBLE 'OUSE OF TERRIBLE OLD TAT - The Great Ice Lolly Wars


Welcome once again dear fiends to the 'Orrible 'Ouse of Terrible Old Tat! Well then, since we last spoke a remarkable thing has occurred! For in the possibly ironically named Great Britain, the first signs of something resembling summer have manifested! Something rare and wonderful indeed! Furthermore forecasters are predicting a long hot summer and newspaper editors are I understand already dusting "Cor wotta scorcher!" headline layouts. Of course, it's probably all tosh but while there's still some sunshine knocking about, it's time to return to the cryogenic vaults of the 'Orrible Old 'Ouse and discover some curious relics from the chiller cabinets of days gone by... 

Now last summer, we had an extensive look-back at the history of ice lollies down the ages. We charted the rise and fall of these chilly summer treats, and discovered how various strategies were used to flog variously mixes of flavoured liquids and ice cream frozen onto sticks. And along the way we met a great many icons from pop culture and cult fiction who were pressing into service in the Great Ice Lolly Wars! However we didn't cover quite everything... But before we embark on a freshly thawed chapter, here's the original series of posts all collected together for your reading pleasure! 


Part 1 - It Came From Beyond the Chiller Cabinet! Welcome to the Ice Lolly Wars! 



Part 2 - Sky Ray the Space Age lolly! 


Part 3 - Doctor Who and the Sky Rays!



Part 4 - Exterminate! How the Daleks became ice lolly salesmen! 



Part 5 - The No Strings Attached Years - Gerry Anderson themed lollies!  




Part 6 - We Can Refreeze Him - 1970s cult TV tie-ins 



Part 7 - Monkey Business - King Kong, the Emperor of Ice Cream 




Part 8 - A long time ago in Chiller Cabinet Far Far Away - The age of the blockbuster tie-ins! 





Sunday, 10 June 2018

HYPNOGORIA 93 - Spawn of the Gill-man Part II


We continue our exploration of the Gill-man's kith and kin, this time rounding up assorted Black Lagoon knock-offs! We take a look at The She Creature (1956), Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961), Horror of Party Beach (1964), Beach Girls and the Monster (1965) and The City Under The Sea AKA War-gods of the Deep (1965).

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Sunday, 3 June 2018

HYPNOGORIA 92 - Spawn of the Gill-man Part I


Beginning a new mini-series, Mr Jim Moon returns to the world of aquatic horrors to discover assorted ameos and homages to the Gill-man, not to mention a few outright rip-offs too!  We have a look at Return of the Creature (1955),  Castle of the Monsters (1958), Monster Of Piedras Blancas (1959) , Mad Monster Party (1967), Chabelo and Pepito vs. The Monsters (1973), The Monster Squad (1987), plus some small screen appearances in McHale's Navy and Night Gallery.

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Sunday, 27 May 2018

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 44 - Up Under the Roof By Manly Wade Wellman


In this week's show we have a tale of terror originally published in Weird Tales magazine. It's a story of a boy and a monster from the late great Manly Wade Wellman.

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Sunday, 20 May 2018

MICROGORIA 54 - The Hamlyn Book of Monsters


In this episode we look at the last of the books on the weird and the wonderful written by Daniel Farson for Hamlyn. In this colourful volume, the kids of the 1980s could learn all about assorted monsters from dinosaurs to the xenomorph! 

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