Sunday, 19 September 2021

MICROGORIA 102 - The Brains That Would Not Behave


Continuing our brains-in-jars mini season, we look at two low budget schlockfests - The Brain from Planet Arous from 1957 and The Brain That Wouldn't Die from 1962!

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

MICROGORIA 101 - The Brains of Donovan


In this show we take a look at the three big screen adaptations of the novel Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak - The Lady and the Monster (1944), Donovan's Brain (1953), and The Brain (1962) - three movies, from three different decades, and three very different versions of the story! 

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Saturday, 11 September 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 100th Episode Special


This will be our one hundredth episode! And to celebrate, we thought we would revisit perhaps the most beloved movie of all time! So it's back to 1977 and the original Star Wars! May the Force be with you!

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Tuesday, 7 September 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 039 - A Night in the King's College Chapel by MR James


Continuing our season of readings exploring places important to MR James, and showing a lighter side to the master of ghost stories, in this show we have a reading of the earliest surviving supernatural tale he ever wrote - a whimsical nocturnal adventure set in King's College, Cambridge. 

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Sunday, 5 September 2021

MICROGORIA 100 - William & Mary


Thanks to my arch enemy Mr Real Life getting in the way, it's another trip to the Archives of Abominable Audio this week... But on the upside, we've unearthed a macabre tale from Roald Dahl!  

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Monday, 30 August 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 038 - After Dark in the Playing Fields by MR James


A strange tale of a walk upon a summer's night from MR James. Set at Eton College, this little yarn shows a more whimsical side to the  master of ghost stories... well, at first at least.

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Sunday, 29 August 2021

MICROGORIA 099 - Donovan's Brain


In a new mini series, we take a look at Donovan's Brain by Curt Siodmak, first published in 1942 in the pages of legendary pulp magazine Black Mask. In this first episode we hear the celebrated 1944 radio version produced by the Suspense radio show, and starring Orson Welles! 

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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 037 - Sounds of the Wood by MR James



Beginning a little summer season of readings from MR James, we start with something of a rarity - an atmospheric poem from the master of ghost stories!

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Sunday, 22 August 2021

HYPNOGORIA 188 - The History of Universal Horror Part XIII


In this chapter we look at one of the most seminal horror movies ever made - The Wolf Man (1941). Starring Lon Chaney Jnr., Evelyn Ankers, Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi, and Maria Ouspenskaya, this is the movie that redefined werewolves for ever!

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Saturday, 21 August 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 053 - Killer Sofa (2019)


In this podcast we delve in the murky depths of streaming services and come up with Killer Sofa, an alleged horror comedy from New Zealand from 2019!

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Sunday, 15 August 2021

HYPNOGORIA 187 - The History of Universal Horror Part XII


In this chapter we look at a landmark year for Universal horror - 1941 -  the year that brought us the first appearances of Lon Chaney Jnr. , Evelyn Ankers and the men the monsters feared... Abbott & Costello!  In this show, we discuss Man-Made Monster, Horror Island, The Black Cat with Basil Rathbone and Bela Lugosi, and Hold That Ghost!

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Friday, 13 August 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 032 - Blackadder3 - Ink and Incapability


In this minisode we revisit the phrasmotic meeting between Blackadder and that splendid brainbox Dr Johnson. Warning! Several big papery things tied up with string were harmed during the making of this episode! 










Sunday, 8 August 2021

HYPNOGORIA 186 - The History of Universal Horror Part XI


1940 was a year for returning horror stars and brand new sequels! In this podcast we look at Black Friday starring Karloff and Lugosi, and The House of Seven Gables with Vincent Price. Plus, meet new monster Kharis in The Mummy's Hand, and hook up with The Invisible Woman! 

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Saturday, 7 August 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 052 - Dredd (2012)


It's cult movie time again, and we take a look at the under appreciated Dredd (2012) - which was at last a proper movie incarnation of the classic lawman of the future Judge Dredd from legendary comic 2000 AD! 

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Monday, 2 August 2021

FROM THE GREAT LIBRARY OF DREAMS 036 - August Heat by WF Harvey


From his 1910 collection Midnight House & Other Tales,  we bring you a story of sunlit horror by WF Harvey - August Heat!

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Sunday, 1 August 2021

HYPNOGORIA 185 - The History of Universal Horror Part X


In this episode we look at the first movies in the second wave of Universal horror - ghostly revenge in The House of Fear, medieval murders in The Tower of London, and more mad science mayhem in The Invisible Man Returns!

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Monday, 26 July 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB - Minisode 031 - Blackadder3 - Dish and Dishonesty


In this minisode we kick off a fresh batch of Blackadders, with the opening episode of the third series Dish and Dishonesty, and meet the new addition to the show, nice but dim Prince George played by Hugh Laurie! 

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Sunday, 25 July 2021

HYPNOGORIA 184 - The History of Universal Horror Part IX


In this chapter we discover the story behind Son of Frankenstein (1939)! This movie gave us one of the most remarkable resurrections in film history, not just reviving the Universal Frankenstein saga, but also spawning a new era of horror movies!

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Sunday, 18 July 2021

HYPNOGORIA 183 - The History of Universal Horror Part VIII


A fresh chapter of Universal Horror history! In this episode we examine what happened during the great horror hiatus and how the horror film was resurrected once more! 

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Friday, 16 July 2021

COMMENTARY CLUB 051 - DragonHeart (1996)


Sean Connery as a dragon? Of course it's a classic! Revisiting the 1996 fantasy movie  starring Dennis Quaid, Dina Mayer, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, and Julie Christie! 

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Sunday, 11 July 2021

HYPNOGORIA 182 - The Saga of Black Beth


In this special we uncover the saga of Black Beth, a character who first appeared in legendary 1980s horror comic Scream! We learn of her surprising origins, and take a look at her resurrection by Rebellion and the brand new adventures chronicled by writer Alec Worley and artist DaNi, including the latest hot-off-the-press one shot special The Devils of Al-Kadesh

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Sunday, 4 July 2021

MICROGORIA 098 - Hickory Dickory Doom


While Mr Jim is laid low with a throat infection, we have the strange tale of a curious clock, that just might be a portal to Hell itself! 

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Sunday, 27 June 2021

MICROGORIA 097 - The Sound of Thunder Lizards


In a little T Rex tangent I couldn't fit into the Damnation Alley saga, we exploring the culty connections between dread dino Satanus in Judge Dredd, Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park and Westworld, time tourism, 2000 AD's Flesh, T Rex hunting, and Ray Bradbury! 

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