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TMBDOS! Episode 221: “The Invisible Ray” (1936).

November 16th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are back, and they are both a bit drunk and barely edited (okay, Lee is quite a bit more drunk than Daniel). But they were determined to talk about the Lambert Hillyer sci-fi/horror film "The Invisible Ray" (1936), featuring the talents of Boris Karloff, Béla Lugosi, and the lovely Frances Drake. They do eventually get there, but it takes them 40 or so minutes. Some of the subjects brought up: Canadian geography; the films that truly scare Lee; bunk science that's somewhat based in reality; Karloff being mistreated by Universal compared to Lugosi; a horrible bit of racism in an otherwise great film; listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late including talk about the latest episodes of "The Mandalorian".

"The Invisible Ray" IMDB

Featured Music: excerpts from the score for "The Invisible Ray" by Franz Waxman.

TMBDOS! Episode 220: “Mad Love” (1935).

November 2nd, 2020

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This week Lee and Daniel check out Peter Lorre's intro into Hollywood with Karl Freund's "Mad Love" (1935). Topics brought up include some notable cast members other than Lorre; the differences between doctors and surgeons; transplantation of limbs, and where the science was in 1935 as compared to more recent years; and pondering why this is a bit of a lost film. Also brought up: listener comments and what Daniel has watched as of late.

"Mad Love" IMDB 

Daniel's recent podcast appearances:

Embrace the Void 
The Jacked-Up Review Show 

Featured Music: "Head Cut Off" by Beck & "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals.

TMBDOS! Radio: Lee Van Teeth Halloween Show 2020.

October 31st, 2020

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Lee Van Teeth has got the grooves for all the ghouls out there on his 2020 Halloween show. This year features some change-ups from previous years, he thinks the fans will like. So sit back with your adult refreshments, kick off your shoes, and let your hairy host drive away those blues. Have a spooky, groovy night!

Playlist:

"I'm the Wolfman" -- Round Robin
"Watch Your Back" -- Dead Elvis & Thee Gravemen
"The Hearse" -- Terry Teen & The Tweaks
"Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" -- Dr. John
"The Shiver of the Vampires" -- Acanthus
"Fascinating Horror" -- Nico Fidenco
"The Shadow Knows" -- Link Wray
"Night of the Vampire" -- The Fuzztones
"Attack of the Demon" -- Black Widow
"Three Sisters" -- Affinity
"Devil's Circle Music" -- Mike Vickers
"I Am a Witch" -- Twin Temple
"Lady of the Moon" -- Astaroth
"Electrofear" -- Eric Peters
"Death Corps (Alternate Version)" -- Richard Einhorn
"See You in Hell" -- Electric Wizard
"Dark Dawn" -- Whistler's Mother
"Green Eyed Monster" -- 10cc
"Evil Angel" -- Ray Vernon
"Magic and Ecstasy" -- Ennio Morricone
"Funeral Striptease" -- Bruno Nicolai
"The Warning" -- Charles Wain
"Dawn Odyssey" -- David Fanshawe
"Mine Mine Mind" -- Roky Erickson
"Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" -- The X-Ray Harpoons
"Devil Woman on the 199" -- Cult of the Psychic Fetus
"Midnight Graveyard" -- Mother Sunday
"When You're Dead" -- The Ghost
"Night of the Warlock" -- The Ghost

TMBDOS! Episode 219: “The 39 Steps” (1935).

October 19th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel return to cover one of the films that put Alfred Hitchcock on the map, that being "The 39 Steps" (1935). Some of the conversation revolves around early examples of Hitchcock's visual style and techniques, and tropes. Other things covered: Hitchcock abusing his actors (especially the women); differences between the film and its source material; Hitchcock getting away with sexy situations in the post-code era; and how the hosts could turn this into a Bikini Carwash film (because of course we do). A listener comment is also responded to.

"The 39 Steps" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Secret Agent Man" by The Ventures & "Before they Make Me Run" by The Rolling Stones.

TMBDOS! Intermission #28: “Blood Song” (1982) & “Mortuary” (1983).

October 16th, 2020

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Lee and Paul got back together to record some bonus horror content for October. This time out they review the two slasher films "Blood Song" (1982) & "Mortuary" (1983). This one is off the cuff, mostly unedited, and a bit dog-eared, but the conversation is a fun one. Due to some recording issues the mic levels were not able to be properly balanced, so it's best to use ear buds. Sorry about that.

"Blood Song" IMDB

"Mortuary" IMDB

Featured Music: "Blood Song (Main Theme)" & "Blood Song (End Credits)" by Robert J. Walsh, and "Mortuary (Main Theme)" by John Cacavas

TMBDOS! Episode 218: “Bride of Frankenstein” (1935).

October 5th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel cover some more James Whale this week as they look at "Bride of Frankenstein" (1935). The conversation centers around Whale's very measured changes to tone compared to the first film, and how he still managed to be subversive under the the Hays Code. Other topics: performances; being threatened by a goose; the Monster smoking up and getting drunk; and some background on Homunculi, and just who Doctor Pretorius would need to jerk off in order to make them. Listener comments are also covered.

"Bride of Frankenstein" IMDB 

The Thrilling Adventure Hour's "Beyond Belief" 

Featured Music: "The Bride Of Frankenstein (Main Title)" by Franz Waxman & "Love is Strange" by Ian and Sylvia.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 39: AIP Beach Party Series Part 2.

October 1st, 2020

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This month Lee is back with the second half of his look at the scores and soundtracks of the AIP Beach Party films, this time covering the spin-offs and unofficial sequels in the series.

Selections from Les Baxter's Score for "Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965):

--Bonehead's New Love
--Fly Boy
--Beach Blanket Bingo

"Ski Party" (1965):

--The Gasser & Ski Party --The Hondells
--We'll Never Change Them --Deborah Walley
--Paintin' the Town --Frankie Avalon and Deborah Walley
--I Feel Good --James Brown and The Famous Flames

"Sergeant Deadhead" (1965):

--How Can You Tell --Deborah Walley
--Two-Timing Angel --Donna Loren
--You Should've Seen the One That Got Away --Eve Arden

"Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine" (1965):

--Dr. Goldfoot And The Bikini Machine --The Supremes

"Fireball 500" (1966):

--My Way That Gets Me My Way --Frankie Avalon
--Step Right Up --Annette Funicello

"Thunder Alley" (1967):

--Theme from Thunder Alley --Band Without A Name
--Riot in Thunder Alley --Eddie Beram
--What's a Girl to Do --Annette Funicello
--Calahan's Theme --Loraine Singers
--Theme from Thunder Alley (Instrumental) --The Sidewalk Sounds

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

Howling from the Cave Episode 1.

September 29th, 2020

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The debut episode of Howling from the Cave, with your hairy host Lee Van Teeth.

Playlist:

"The Interpreter" - Rocky Erickson (1986)
"Thinking Things Over" - Wolfgang (1970)
"Can't Tame Me" - The Benders (1966)
"Topless" & "Spaghetti Strap" - The Telstars (1964)
"I Talk to the Trees" & "Raunchy Twist" - The G-Men (1962)
"Tokoloshe Man" - John Kongos (1971)
"Batman" & "You're Gonna Be Mine" - The 4 Of Us (1965)
"Sucker Punch" - Sonia Rutstein (1985)

TMBDOS! Episode 217: “The Thin Man” (1934).

September 28th, 2020

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Lee & Daniel are back this week to solve some cases while hammered. This time out it's the comedy detective film "The Thin Man" (1934), directed by W.S. Van Dyke, based on a book by Dashiell Hammett. Much is made of the greatness of William Powell & Myrna Loy's on-screen chemistry, and just how well this film still plays in 2020. Things talked about: drinking all the time; what this series feels like it has influenced; what a new Thin Man series could be like, including casting thoughts; and how this film balances its comedy with the more serious elements. Listener comments are also covered.

"The Thin Man" IMDB

Featured Music: "Jockey Full of Bourbon" by Tom Waits & "One Mint Julep" by Louis Prima.

TMBDOS! Episode 216: “The Invisible Man” (1933).

September 14th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are pleased to welcome their friend James Murphy back to the podcast to talk about a classic of both written and filmed sci-fi/horror, with the James Whale-directed "The Invisible Man" (1933), based on the story by H.G. Wells. Things talked about include wacky magical science in the story and real life; how the invisible man spends a long time just running around hanging invisible dong; Whale trying to move away from "Frankenstein"; the use of comedy in the film; Claude Rains great performance; and the amazing special effects that still work to this day. Lee and James also briefly talk about what they've watched as of late.

"The Invisible Man" IMDB 

Check out James' podcasting here
James also has a (dirt cheap) Patreon, if you'd like to read and listen to more of his stuff here 

Featured Music: "My Eyes Have Seen You" by The Doors & "I Can See Through You" by Episode Six.

TMBDOS! Episode 215: “Baby Face” (1933).

September 7th, 2020

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This week Lee and Daniel are still in 1933, and they decided to sleep their way to the top with bad girl Barbara Stanwyck, in the Alfred E. Green-directed "Baby Face" (1933). Does this pre-code bad-girl-having-sex-picture actually push any boundaries even for its time? Is that John Wayne in a bit part? How is this film comparable with sex comedies and softcore films from the last thirty years? How would the hosts have made this film? Lee also talks briefly about what he's watched as of late.

"Baby Face" IMDB

Featured Music: "Baby Face" by Little Richard & "Femme Fatale" by The Velvet Underground and Nico.

Blood on the Tracks Episode 38: AIP Beach Party Series Part 1.

September 1st, 2020

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In part one of a two-part series, Lee is going to surf through the music of the AIP Beach Party films. In this installment he's picking the soundtrack stuff he liked the most from the seven "official" films that make up the series. In part two he'll cover the spin-off films and some of the Les Baxter score work.

"Beach Party" (1963):

--Beach Party & Don't Stop Now --Frankie Avalon
--Swingin' and a-Surfin' & Secret Surfin' Spot --Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
--Promise Me Anything (Give Me Love) & Treat Him Nicely --Annette Funicello

"Muscle Beach Party" (1964):

--Running Wild --Frankie Avalon
--Muscle Bustle --Donna Loren
--Surfer's Holiday --Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello & Dick Dale
--Happy Street --Stevie Wonder

"Bikini Beach" (1964):

--Record Run & Bikini Drag --The Pyramids
--Love's a Secret Weapon --Donna Loren
--Gotcha Where I Wantcha --The Exciters
--This Time It's Love & Bikini Beach --Annette Funicello
--Because You're You --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--Dance and Shout --Stevie Wonder

"Pajama Party" (1964):

--Pajama Party & Stuffed Animal --Annette Funicello
--Among the Young --Donna Loren
--Where Did I Go Wrong --Dorothy Lamour
--There Has to Be a Reason --Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk

"Beach Blanket Bingo" (1965):

--Beach Blanket Bingo --Annette Funicello & Frankie Avalon
--It Only Hurts When I Cry (Beach Blanket Bingo Version); It Only Hurts When I Cry (Studio Version) & New Love --Donna Loren
-- Follow Your Leader --Harvey Lembeck
-- Cycle Set --Dona Loren & The Hondells

"How to Stuff A Wild Bikini" (1965):

--How to Stuff a Wild Bikini --The Wild Bikini Chorus
--Give Her Lovin' --The Kingsmen
--Better Be Ready --Annette Funicello
--The Boy Dext Door --Harvey Lembeck

"The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini" (1966):

--Geronimo --Nancy Sinatra and The Bobby Fuller Four
--Stand Up and Fight --Piccola Pupa
--Don't Try to Fight It Baby --Quinn O'Hara

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 214: “The Testament of Dr. Mabuse” (1933).

August 31st, 2020

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This week Lee is joined by two of the hosts of the fantastic Grindbin Podcast, Mike Wood & Bobby Trippett, to talk about what many consider to be Fritz Lang's last masterpiece, "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (1933). The hosts dive into the thinly veiled central themes of the film, where Lang throws a harsh critical eye on the corruption of the police and government in his day, and how that can (and did) lead to the rise of fascism, not only back then, but in the present day. Also talked about: the touches of German expressionism in the film; Lang's use of sound and visuals to bridge between scenes and distort what the viewer is experiencing; if "proto-noir" is really a useful term at this point in film history; if Fritz Lang did AIP Beach party films; and so much more. Also, a listener comment is responded to; Lee and Mike talk about what they've watched as of late; and Mike & Bobby get to play a round of The Movie God Game.

"The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" IMDB 

Check out The Grindbin Podcast here 

Featured Music: "I'm Your Puppet" by James & Bobby Purify & "Total Control" by The Motels.

TMBDOS! Episode 213: “Deluge” (1933).

August 24th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel arrive in 1933 to witness the end of civilization as we know it, when the world is destroyed by the forces of nature in the Felix E. Feist-directed disaster movie "Deluge". Much of the conversation revolves around the tense opening of the film and the fantastic special effects the film pulls off on a very modest budget for the time. Then, as the film takes a turn from out in left field, so does the conversation, as we substitute mass destruction for a tale of rampant misogyny in a brave new world where women are rare. Also covered: what Lee has watched as of late.

"Deluge" IMDB 

Featured Music: "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me Today" by Tom Waits & "Baby, I'm Yours" by ‪Barbara Lewis.

Cape Sh!t Episode 11: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015).

August 24th, 2020

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Lee, Daniel, Kerry and Greg return to give their opinions on the 11th film in the MCU, and the second installment of the Avengers series. In this fast and loose episode, pretty much the full range of opinions are given up in this conversation, as the hosts ponder Hulk and Black Widow almost fucking; Tony Stark yet again creating the main villain; Hawkeye having a family; and just how many people would have really died in the various over-the-top CGI action scenes.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" IMDB 

TMBDOS! Episode 212: “I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang” (1932).

August 17th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel are still locked up in 1932, but after watching "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang", they are planning their daring escape to 1933. Much of the conversation revolves around the true events that led to the book that this film is based upon, and how a post WW1 America has helped shape the oppressive and inhumane conditions in Southern chain gangs and prison in general. Further conversation touches on pre-code fun; proto-noir; and Lee talks about what he's watched as of late. Come break some rocks in the hot sun with the hosts.

"I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Chain Gang" by Sam Cooke & "Work Song" by Nina Simone.

TMBDOS! Episode 211: “White Zombie” & “The Old Dark House” (1932).

August 10th, 2020

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Although a week late, and slightly foggy in remembering some specific details about the films, Lee and Daniel return to check out some Universal horror from 1932. First up it's the Victor Halperin-directed "White Zombie", starring Bela Lugosi, and then they move on to "The Old Dark House", directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff. Slavery and the true horror of traditional zombies; voodoo drugs; strange facial hair; fancy cinematography out of nowhere; early parody of Gothic horror traditions; and James Whale going full-on with subtext are just a few of the things mentioned in this episode. Also covered: listener comments & what the hosts have watched as of late.

"White Zombie" IMDB 

"The Old Dark House" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Voodoo Walking" by Mama Rosin with Hipbone Slim & The Kneetremblers; "Zombie Jamboree" by Harry Belafonte; and "Haunted House" by Issac Rother & The Phantoms.

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS EPISODE 37: PASTA COWBOY MUSIC PART 3 - RIP MR. MORRICONE.

July 28th, 2020

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Rest in peace, Mr. Morricone.

Check out Duncan McLeish's tribute to Morricone here

--Titles from "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964)
--Watch Chimes from "For a Few Dollars More" (1965)
--The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Farewell To Cheyenne from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)
--A Fistful of Dynamite from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--The Cruel from "The Hellbenders" (1967)
--An Indian Story (Healing The Wound) from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Guitar Nocturne from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--The Penguin from "Companeros" (1970)
--Main Title from "Two Mules for Sister Sara" (1970)
--The Chase from "A Fistful of Dollars" (1964)
--Jokes on the Side from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--Main Title from "My Name is Nobody" (1973)
--Vivacious Bamba (Titles) from "The Mercenary" (1968)
--A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (Titles) from "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof" (1968)
--Main Titles (The Hunt) from "The Big Gundown" (1966)
--A Silhouette of Doom from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Face to Face (Titles) from "Face to Face" (1967)
--The Bullfight from "The Big Gundown" (1966)
--Counter-Revolution from "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
--Final Duel from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)
--The Arena from "The Mercenary" (1968)
--Mystic and Severe from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--Chased! from "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof" (1968)
--The Ecstacy of Gold from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Passages in Time from "The Great Silence" (1968)
--Before the Assault from "The Hellbenders" (1967)
--The Last Trupet from "Buddy Goes West" (1981)
--Death Rides a Horse from "Death Rides a Horse" (1967)
--Navajo Joe (Main Title) from "Navajo Joe" (1966)
--Let's Go and Kill, Companions (Titles) from "Companeros" (1970)
--The Great Silence (Restless) from "The Great Silence" (1968)
--The Trio from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
--Finale from "Once Upon a Time in the West" (1968)

Opening and closing music: End Title from "Horror Express" by John Cacavas & In Un Altro Bar from "Revolver" by Ennio Morricone.

TMBDOS! Episode 210: “Freaks” (1932).

July 19th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel let their freaks off the leash this week as they cover Tod Browning's "Freaks" from 1932. Some of the topics brought up: is the film a horror film?; does it exploit the actual freaks who performed in the film?; who are the real freaks?; the background of some of the performers; early anti-eugenic stances just before the Nazis came to power in Germany; how this film ruined Tod Browning's career; and if a remake would be possible. Also, Lee uses the soundboard software he bought and plays a live .mp3 listener comment. The hosts respond to other listener comments and talk about what they have watched as of late. Get your freak on!

If you would like to submit an audio message, send your .mp3 here: houglyreviews@gmail.com

"Freaks" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Pinhead" by The Ramones; "Circus" & "Lucky Day (Overture)" by Tom Waits.

TMBDOS! Episode 209: “The Black Camel” & “The Front Page” (1931).

July 13th, 2020

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Lee and Daniel have made their way back to the 1930s this week. This time out they look at two films from 1931; one of which holds up really well and another that doesn't at all. Between the witty and energetic script and camera moves of "The Front Page" and the slow, plodding mystery of "The Black Camel", they'll let you guess which is which. Things talked about: RIP Ennio Morricone; how Charlie Chan was considered progressive on Asian stereotypes in its day; yellow face; the real man behind Charlie Chan; a bit of the history of Hawaii; Lucy Liu; fancy camera moves in 1931; a mother-fucker with a banjo; taking shits and having drinks in a movie; listener comments and what the hosts have watched as of late.

"The Black Camel" IMDB 

"The Front Page" IMDB 

Featured Music: "Uheuhene" by Sol Hoopii; "Na Lei O Hawaii" by Alfred Apaka; and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" by Joan Edwards.

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