Friday, 31 December 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - New Year's Eve Knees Up 2021


For New Year's Eve, we thought we'd throw a little party! And so we scaled the north face of the drinks cabinet and span some favourite tunes! Warning - does contain some very strong language,  but on the upside, there's some kick-ass tunes ! 


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Thursday, 23 December 2021

From the Great Library of Dreams 048 - And To All A Good Night by Jim Moon


For our final Yuletide ghost story, Mr Jim Moon relates a tale he heard many years ago in a pub just before Christmas... 

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Wednesday, 22 December 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2021 - The Muppet Christmas Carol


For our Christmas special this year, we are revisiting a much loved modern classic, a fuzzy felt incarnation of a famous festive tale by Charles Dickens. Yes, we are doing The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Sunday, 19 December 2021

From the Great Library of Dreams 047 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


In a very special festive edition, Mr Jim reads for you all A Christmas Carol - the complete and unabridged original text by Charles Dickens,  first published 148 years ago today on 19th December 1843! 

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HYPNOGORIA 199 - In Search of Santa Part VI - Yule Goats & Tomten


In this new chapter of In Search of Santa, we discover the history of Christmas gift-bringers in Scandinavia, from the present day Julemanden, to the more ancient Yule Goat and the Jultomten!

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Thursday, 16 December 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 038 - Star Wars Holiday Special


As Teresa had never seen the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special - possibly the worst two hours of television ever broadcast - we thought it would be a fun idea to watch it as a festive special... 

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Monday, 13 December 2021

From the Great Library of Dreams 046 - The Treasure of Abbot Thomas by MR James


No Christmas is complete without a tale from the master of ghost stories, M. R. James. And tonight we discover why some things should stay buried in The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, first published back in 1906 in Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

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Sunday, 12 December 2021

HYPNOGORIA 198 - The Treasure of Abbot Thomas


In this episode we have our traditional Christmas commentary, revisiting a classic television adaptation of an MR James tale. Tonight we have reached Christmas 1974, and this year the BBC's A Ghost Story for Christmas was The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, directed by Lawrence Gordon Clark. 

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Thursday, 9 December 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 057 - Sint (2010)


For our classic movie we are keeping on the theme of bad Santas and revisiting the marvellous Dutch comedy horror Sint (2010) in which an undead Sinterklaas - the Dutch version of St. Nick - terrorises Amsterdam!

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Wednesday, 8 December 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 045 - The Snow by Hugh Walpole



In the first of our ghost stories for Christmas this year, we have a little story set in the depths of winter and in the shadow of an ancient cathedral. It's Christmas Eve, it's snowing, and this is a truly chilling tale from Hugh Walpole!

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Sunday, 5 December 2021

HYPNOGORIA 197 - The Legend of Herne the Hunter


In this festive special we explore the legends and lore of Herne the Hunter. We examine his appearances in classics such The Box of Delights, The Dark is Rising and Robin of Sherwood, explore his connections with the Wild Hunt and Christmas, and untangle his history and folklore from Shakespeare, ghost stories, and the pagan wildwood.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 056 - Santa’s Slay (2005)


Sadly it's crap film time again, but as it's nearly Christmas we have some seasonal stupidity for you in the shape of Santa's Slay (2005) in which wrestler Bill Goldberg is a demonic St Nick!

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Monday, 29 November 2021


This year we are going some special for the festive season! In our advent calendar at hypnogoria.com this year, behind every door is a different ghostly story taken from history and folklore, telling the tales of the assorted spectres and phantoms that are said to walk aboard at Christmas time! 

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Sunday, 28 November 2021

HYPNOGORIA 196 - The History of Universal Horror Part XVII


The horrors of '43 continue with mad science zombies in The Mad Ghoul, an eerie anthology of tales in Flesh & Fantasy, and Holmes tangles with the Spider Woman! Universal also begins another franchise with Calling Dr Death - the first of the Inner Sanctum Mysteries starring Lon Chaney Jnr.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 037 - Blackadder3 - Duel and Duality


In this final episode of Blackadder III, our hero is embroiled in a potentially deadly tiff between Prince George and Wellington, played by Stephen Fry at his shoutiest! 

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Sunday, 21 November 2021

HYPNOGORIA 195 - The History of Universal Horror Part XVI


1943 was another bumper year for Universal, with a new Phantom of the Opera, Lon Chaney Jnr. taking on the cloak of the Count in Son of Dracula, and a new franchise launching with Captive Wild Woman. Even the adventures of Holmes and Watson were taking an eerie turn...

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Thursday, 18 November 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 055 - Suspiria


In this podcast, we have one of the greatest cult movies of all time - Dario Argento's 1977 masterpiece Suspiria! A dark fairy tale of murder and witchery from the legendary Italian director and all set to an iconic soundtrack by Goblin! 

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Tuesday, 16 November 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 044 - The Story of the Moor Road by E and H Heron


Another tale from the casebook of Mr Flaxman Low, the original occult detective! In this story Mr Low encounters a highly dangerous apparition that haunts a lonely road, something that's far more sinister than your usual ghost...

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Sunday, 14 November 2021

HYPNOGORIA 194 - The History of Universal Horror Part XV


1942 continues to be a bumper year for Universal, with Kharis rising from the grave once more in the shape of Lon Chaney Jnr. in The Mummy's Tomb, delivering old dark house thrills in Night Monster with Bela Lugosi, and pitting two titans of terror against one another in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man!  Plus the great detective Sherlock Holmes, as played by Basil Rathbone, begins a long running series of film adventures at Universal! 

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Friday, 12 November 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 035 - Blackadder3 - Amy & Amiability


In this episode Prince George is skint and so Blackadder tries his hand at being a dandy highwayman. Plus we have guest stars Warren Clarke and the great Miranda Richardson!

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Sunday, 7 November 2021

HYPNOGORIA 193 - The History of Universal Horror Part XIV


In this chapter we see Universal riding high on the success of The Wolf Man, and launching a record-breaking number of horror movies in 1942, including a new addition to the Frankenstein saga with their newly crowned king of horror, Lon Chaney Jnr. donning the famous square skull and neck bolts! 

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Sunday, 31 October 2021

HYPNOGORIA 192 - The Origins of Halloween Part 9


It is 1978, and this is the night he came home! In this chapter we look at John Carpenter's classic Hallowe'en, uncover its origins, explore its connections with the holiday and learn how it brought horror back to Hallowe'en night! 

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Saturday, 30 October 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Halloween Special - The Blair Witch Project


For this year's Hallowe'en special, we venture into the woods and relive classic found footage frightener The Blair Witch Project

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