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Eerie Earfuls B.1: Halloween Special! (EE Classic)

Eerie Earfuls B.1: Halloween Special! (EE Classic)

October 31, 2020

Hey everyone! October really got away from us. Brandon got sick. Justin helped plan and run a virtual literary convention. And it's the hell year, so what is time anyway?

Since what would've been the October episode isn't ready, here's a bonus episode that we released for Halloween back in 2018. That's right, another Eerie Earfuls Classic episode! In this one, we borrow a list of criteria from Scream 101 and make our own "31 Days of Halloween" lists. Then, Justin challenges Brandon to a game called "Real Shit or Fake Shit?"

Enjoy, and happy Halloween!

 

Eerie Earfuls 12: Shocker & Fallen

Eerie Earfuls 12: Shocker & Fallen

October 1, 2020

In this episode, we discuss body-hopping serial killers, the death penalty, and violent crime. Get possessed with us as we talk about the 1989 Wes Craven slasher Shocker, and the 1998 biblical horror drama Fallen.

Plus, we discuss the decline of serial killers, the rise of mass shooters, body-swapping movies, the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, and musique concrete.

  • "Prologue" by Charles Bernstein (A Nightmare on Elm Street Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2016), Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.)
  • "Main Title" by William Goldstein (Wes Craven's Shocker: The Score (1989), Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc.)
  • "Chasing Sidney" by Marco Beltrami (Scream: The Expanded Original Motion Picture Score (2009), Woodsboro Entertainment)
  • "Shocker" by The Dudes of Wrath (Wes Craven's Shocker: The Music (1989), SBK Records)
  • "Opening" by Tan Dun (Fallen: Original Motion Picture Score (2007), Movietracks Music Soundtracks)
  • "Waterphone Demo: Waters-Hubbert" by Todd Barton (YouTube, released Jul 14, 2015)
  • "Prelude / Outer Space / Radar" by Bernard Hermann (The Day the Earth Stood Still (1993), Twentieth Century Fox Film Scores)
Eerie Earfuls 11: Goodnight Mommy & Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Eerie Earfuls 11: Goodnight Mommy & Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

September 7, 2020

In this episode, we discuss familial torture with the 1962 domestic thriller Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? and the 2014 Austrian psychological horror film Goodnight Mommy.

Plus, we discuss the psychological effects of fame on children and adults, and the lives of Judy Garland and Shirley Temple, and the history of movie re-releases.

Eerie Earfuls 10: Candyman & The Shape of Water

Eerie Earfuls 10: Candyman & The Shape of Water

July 27, 2020

The triumphant return! In this episode, we discuss Gothic romance, monsters as a metaphor for marginalized communities, and the long history of romancing the monster. Baby, lock the door and turn the lights down low as we discuss the 1992 Gothic horror Candyman and the 2017 fantasy drama The Shape of Water.

Plus, we discuss color meanings, music reflecting theme, and the Christian symbolism for bees.

Eerie Earfuls 09: Tremors & Jaws

Eerie Earfuls 09: Tremors & Jaws

July 13, 2020

Originally released 9/18/2018

In this episode, we discuss creature features and aquatic horror. Get stranded with us as we compare the 1990 creature feature Tremors and the 1975 blockbuster inventor itself, Jaws.

Plus, we discuss the ensuing wave of Jaws rip offs and sequels, shark symbolism, and machismo.

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  • “Baba Yaga”, “Anxiety”, and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod
  • Logo designed by Justin Dow
  • Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.
  • Our twitters: @whirlingnerdish and @b_d0w_11
  • "Main Title and First Victim" by John Williams (Jaws Anniversary Collector's Edition (2000), Decca)
  • "Man Against Beast" by John Williams (Jaws Anniversary Collector's Edition (2000), Decca)
  • Clips from Jaws (2012, Universal Pictures)
  • "The Tank" by Robert Folk (Tremors, Universal)
  • "Val, Earl, & Rhonda" by Ernest Troost (Tremors Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000), Intrada)
  • "Pt. 1 "Adoration of the Earth", Introduction" by Stravinsky, Bernstein, & the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps (2013), Sony Classical)
Eerie Earfuls 08: Repo! The Genetic Opera

Eerie Earfuls 08: Repo! The Genetic Opera

June 29, 2020

In this episode, we hack into the topic of body modification. Let us give you a hand with the gruesome 2008 horror musical Repo! The Genetic Opera.

Plus, we discuss the differences between plastic surgery and "body modification" and how society treats each, music, music, and also music. Did we mention Repo is a musical?

  • Find us on Twitter @eerie_earfuls
  • Find us on the web at https://eerieearfuls.wordpress.com/
  • “Baba Yaga”, “Anxiety”, and “Night of Chaos” by Kevin MacLeod
  • Logo designed by Justin Dow
  • Logo original images by Stuart Childs and DevonTT of Flickr.
  • Our twitters: @whirlingnerdish and @b_d0w_11
  • "Part of Your World" by Menken, Ashman, and Benson (The Little Mermaid: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack (2000), Walt Disney Records)
  • "Mark it Up" by Smith, Zdunich, Moseley, Ogre, and Hilton (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Thankless Job" by Smith, Zdunich, and Head (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "At the Opera Tonight" by Smith, Zdunich, Head, and Brightman (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Choose" by Smith, Zdunich, Devoe, and Wilson (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Selections from the Premiere Cast (2002), Fool House)
  • "Gold" by Smith, Zdunich, and Sorvino (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Chase the Morning" by Smith, Zdunich, Vega, and Brightman (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Chase the Morning" by Smith, Zdunich, Kane, and Devoe (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Selections from the Premiere Cast (2002), Fool House)
  • "Legal Assassin" by Smith, Zdunich, and Head (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Legal Assassin" by Smith, Zdunich, and Wilson (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Selections from the Premiere Cast (2002), Fool House)
  • "...But this is Opera!" by Smith, Zdunich, and Devoe (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Selections from the Premiere Cast (2002), Fool House)
  • "Zydrate Anatomy" by Smith, Zdunich, and Vega (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "Chromaggia" by Smith, Zdunich, and Brightman (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "21st Century Cure" by Smith and Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition) (2009), Lionsgate)
  • "21st Century Cure" by Smith and Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera: Selections from the Premiere Cast (2002), Fool House)
Eerie Earfuls 06: The Babadook & Elm Street (2010)

Eerie Earfuls 06: The Babadook & Elm Street (2010)

June 15, 2020

In this episode, we delve into monsters as metaphors for trauma. Get Baba-shook with the 2014 horror drama The Babadook and wake up in a cold sweat with the 2010 remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street.

 

Plus, we discuss German expressionism and how weird the brain is.

 

Eerie Earfuls 07: Needful Things & Something Wicked This Way Comes

Eerie Earfuls 07: Needful Things & Something Wicked This Way Comes

June 1, 2020

Due to the recent protests in the wake of George Floyd's murder, this episode is being released early since it touches on some issues relevant to the current protests. In addition to the sources cited in our discussion, we're also including places you can donate to help activists in their fight against police brutality and books that can help further educate you on the history of anti-black racism in the US.

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In this episode, we delve into bargains with the devil, Disney’s pivot to darker material, and childhood innocence. Sell your soul to us with the 1993 small-town thriller Needful Things and the 1983 children’s dark fantasy movie Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Plus, we discuss editorial interference, how all composers are sneaky thieves, and how annoying unnecessary narration is.

Eerie Earfuls 05: Carrie (1976) & Frankenstein (1931)

Eerie Earfuls 05: Carrie (1976) & Frankenstein (1931)

May 18, 2020

Originally released 6/4/2018.

In this episode, we discuss misunderstood monsters with the 1976 high school horror movie Carrie and the 1931 classic Frankenstein.

Plus, we discuss Colin Clive and James Whale's sexuality, phrenology, and, of course, music scores.

Eerie Earfuls 04: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 & Gremlins 2

Eerie Earfuls 04: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 & Gremlins 2

May 4, 2020

Originally released 5/21/2018

In this episode, we discuss parody sequels with the same directors as the originals. We're talking about Tobe Hooper's Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and Joe Dante's Gremlins 2.

Plus, we discuss Rambo, the difference between hippies and yuppies, and cultural trends of the 80s.

Sources:

  • "Clip from the dinner scene" from Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
  • "The Gremlin Rag" by Jerry Goldsmith (Gremlins OST)
  • "Gremlin Credits" by Jerry Goldsmith (Gremlins 2: The New Batch OST)
  • "First Blood/Rambo: First Blood Part 2" by Jerry Goldsmith (Film Music Masterworks by Jerry Goldsmith)
  • "Keep It Quiet" by Jerry Goldsmith (Gremlins 2: The New Batch OST)
  • "Flight" by Bernard Herrmann (Psycho: The Official Film Score)
  • "Main Title" by Tobe Hooper and Wayne Bell (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) score)
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 Theme by Tobe Hooper and Jerry Lambert
  • "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" performed by Hannes Kästner (J.S. Bach Organ Music: Preludes and Fugues - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Chorale Preludes)

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