January 1967: The Monkees finally become a real band with Chip Douglas at the controls as Davy joins up with Jeff Barry to record some material on the side for the next Monkees single. In this episode, Megan and Craig cover:
She’s So Far Out, She’s In
The Girl I Knew Somewhere (version one)
All Of Your Toys
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
She Hangs Out (version one)
If I Learned To Play The Violin
Seeger’s Theme (demo)
Find out what Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula get up to in the teenage, drive-in 50s and the far-out 60s! Join Megan for a look through the cultural influences that would take a lagging genre and give it new life. There are spaceman, big, BIG monsters, plenty of vampires, and one notorious knife-wielder, all this week in Atom, Teens, and Hammer Horrors week!
You can read Megan’s original piece about Frankenstein and The Monster from Hell (1974) here.
You’ve heard of Dracula and Frankenstein, but what makes them the iconic monsters that they are? Join Megan this week as she explores the films, the mythos, and the men (and some women!) behind those monsters. Then, stick around for some films that aren’t as famous but really should be. It’s Universal Horrors week!
You can read Megan’s original piece about The Body Snatcher (from which she cribbed, just a little) here.
And also check out Karina Longworth’s Boris and Bela podcast series here.
This week, join Megan, some murderers, evil despots, and… Shirley Temple? to explore the beginnings of horror film history with the Silent Film Era. Silent films can be challenging for modern moviegoers, but they are rich with innovation and glimpses of what’s to come. Check out some of Megan’s favorites and learn more about why horror movies are important to talk about in the first place.
Many of the films she talks about this week can be found online. Start with the British Film Institute’s list of 10 Great Silent Horror Films.