Episode 27: Alternative 1970s American Horror, feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters (1 of 2)
WELCOME TO THE END OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE AND THE BEGINNING OF A COUNTERCULTURE DEATHTRIP THAT WILL SCARE YOU TO DEATH!
After Night of the Living Dead (1968) and before the slasher boom of the early ‘80s, American horror went through one of its most creative and influential eras. But, for every Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Carrie (1976), and Halloween (1978), there were dozens of under-the-radar oddities that took years – sometimes decades – to be recognized by cult audiences for their unique contributions to American horror. Join Gabe and special guest Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters podcast and numerous Blu-ray commentary tracks as they explore a collection of independent horror films from the era, including John Hayes’ Dream No Evil (1970), John Hancock’s Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971), Alan Rudolph’s Premonition (1972), Robert Altman’s Images (1972), and Richard Blackburn’s Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973). Stay tuned for Part 2 next month.
00:00 – Intro
11:15 – Dream No Evil
25:17 – Let’s Scare Jessica to Death
43:45 – Premonition
55:36 – Images
1:11:51 – Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural
Outro song – “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” by Left Hand Black
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