EP085: The Day the Earth Moved (1974) / Aftershock: Earthquake in NY (1999)

EARTHQUAKE!… Jackie Cooper, Stella Stevens, and Cleavon Little star in THE DAY THE EARTH MOVED (1974). Jennifer Garner and Tom Skerritt star in AFTERSHOCK: EARTHQUAKE in NEW YORK (1999). If this episode doesn’t shake you, nothing will.

EP084: Bruce Campbell in TORNADO! (1996)

Happy New Year! It’s twin twisters for the New Year as John Schneider and Bruce Campbell face down tornadoes in the Twister-inspired films from 1996, NIGHT OF THE TWISTERS and TORNADO!

EP083: Doug McClure in SATAN’S TRIANGLE (1975)

This 1975 ABC Movie of the Week rides the Exorcist wave as Doug McClure and Kim Novak find themselves trapped aboard a ship in a diabolical stretch of ocean known as The Devil’s Triangle.

EP082: Anthology Talk with Mark Cain + Xmas Bonus

Television anthologies are magic. They’re like many shows rolled up in one. Mark Cain of Anthologic┬áPodcast joins me to run down a bunch of them. We discuss our mutual fascination with the form and some of our favorite specimens. Plus a super-sneaky secret Christmas bonus inside. No fair peeking.

EP081: Robert Foxworth in DEATHMOON (1978)

A businessman suffering from nervous exhaustion jets away to Hawaii to unwind, but his troubles only intensify when he receives his inheritance, a bloodline curse that transforms him into a werewolf, in this 1978 CBS Movie-of-the-Week.

EP080: TV Talkin’ with CASTLE of HORROR Podcast’s Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson of Castle of Horror/ Castle Talk Podcast invites Anthony Rotolo of TV TERROR podcast to discuss the Movie-of-the-Week golden age, podcasting, and more. We range and rove the hidden valley of programming past, a fertile land once inhabited by giants. They’re gone, but their stories live on. You’ll hear tell of scary hippies, zuni fetish dolls, and things that lurk in dark shadows and collective memory, and how oral tradition continues through the art and craft of podcasting. LISTEN IN…Special thanks to Jason for allowing me to feature this recording as an installment of TV TERROR.

EP079: Thanksgiving: Alien Abduction (1998), Munsters (1964)

Happy Thanksgiving! Nothing evokes the day like an E.T. home invasion, so that’s our topic this time out. It’s the obscure UPN film, ALIEN ABDUCTION: INCIDENT IN LAKE COUNTY, a found footage film released one year before Blair Witch popularized the sub-genre, all about a hapless family who finds themselves besieged by otherworldly invaders. We also chat about The Munsters, so grab a drumstick and join us, won’t you?

EP078: The Haunting of Hill House (2018) / The Lottery (1969)

It’s a Shirley Jackson themed episode as TV TERROR explores the new Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House (2018) and an older adaptation of her famous short story, The Lottery (1969). Listen in…

EP077: The Night That Panicked America (1975)

On October 30th, 1938, Orson Welles terrified a nation through the young medium of radio when he presented H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds as a Halloween offering. The panic that ensued is legendary and is captured in the ABC Friday Movie of the Week from 1975.

EP076: Spielberg’s SOMETHING EVIL (1972) with John Kenneth Muir

Immediately after the success of DUEL, Steven Spielberg set to work on a possession story titled, SOMETHING EVIL (1972), featuring Sandy Dennis, Darren McGavin, Ralph Bellamy, and Johnny Whitaker. Unknown to many and underrated by some, this CBS telefilm merits discussion. I’m joined by genre expert and author John Kenneth Muir to explore this gem from the Movie of the Week golden age.

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