Eerie Earfuls
Eerie Earfuls 2.3: In the Mouth of Madness & Ghost Stories (2017)

Eerie Earfuls 2.3: In the Mouth of Madness & Ghost Stories (2017)

May 5, 2021

In this episode, we discuss the influence of point of view on stories and movies presented as stories. Gather around the campfire and prepare for a spooky story as we discuss the 1995 cosmic horror In the Mouth of Madness and the 2017 supernatural drama Ghost Stories.

Plus, we discuss Stephen King, the way the human brain processes stories and beliefs, and the way both movies use their scores to different ends.

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Eerie Earfuls 2.2: Fido & Warm Bodies

Eerie Earfuls 2.2: Fido & Warm Bodies

March 12, 2021

We're back with episode 2! This was originally meant to be a bit of a Valentine's Day tie-in, but whatever! In this episode, Justin's wife Stephanie (Episode 6: The Babadook & Elm Street 2010) joins us as we discuss the semi-recent trend of humanizing zombies by comparing two zombie romances. Shuffle along with us as we discuss the 2006 horror comedy Fido, and the 2013 teen romance Warm Bodies.

Plus, we discuss how shitty capitalism is, zombies as a metaphor for minorities, and really dig into the symbolism and themes of both movies.

Eerie Earfuls 2.1: The Birds & Maximum Overdrive

Eerie Earfuls 2.1: The Birds & Maximum Overdrive

February 22, 2021

Welcome to season 2!!! Sorry about the delay getting this out. As is fitting for episode 13, we have had several production issues, but we're doing our best to catch up!

In this episode, we discuss how much Hitchcock sucked as a person, wildly dangerous film sets, and how music, or the lack thereof, can influence tone and mood. Get trapped with us as we discuss the 1963 horror thriller The Birds, and the 1986 vehicular horror comedy Maximum Overdrive.

Plus, we discuss cocaine and how story adaptations diverge from their sources.

A quick note just in case: We discuss some legal allegations and court cases in this episode, and we give our opinions on those cases and allegations. Just be aware these are only our opinions and we are not lawyers, legal scholars, nor do we have any direct insight or connections into what we discussed. We just discussed what we read about online and gave our opinions.

Sources and Extra Reading:

  • "Clips from Maximum Overdrive" (Lionsgate Home Entertainment, 1986)
  • "Clips from The Birds" (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, 1963)
  • "Who Made Who" by AC/DC (Sony Legacy 2006)
  • "Planting and Payoff" by Lindsey Ellis (YouTube, released 2017)
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 1.12: Shocker & Fallen

Eerie Earfuls 1.12: 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 1.11: Goodnight Mommy & Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

Eerie Earfuls 1.11: 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 1.10: Candyman & The Shape of Water

Eerie Earfuls 1.10: 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 1.9: Tremors & Jaws

Eerie Earfuls 1.9: 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.

  • Find us on Twitter @eerie_earfuls
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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 1.8: Repo! The Genetic Opera

Eerie Earfuls 1.8: 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 1.6: The Babadook & Elm Street (2010)

Eerie Earfuls 1.6: 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.

 

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