The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar (2013 Retrocast)
(Featuring Halloween selections from the early 1960’s and an audio version of a story from Vincent Price’s Tales of Terror. Originally podcast on 30 October 2013 on BlasphuphmusRadio.com)
Playlist & Footnotes:
As we close this year’s Halloween Spook-tacular we do it with two guest stars that make any Halloween gathering well worth the effort: Basil Rathbone & Vincent Price! Those two alone almost make anything worthy of Halloween viewing, no matter what the premise, and in this case, reenacting a story by Edgar Allen Poe only seals the deal. Minus some bad acting, this is a great way to close out the spooky season, as we segue into overeating and songs about snow.
While I do make fun of the acting in this movie, this era of horror films were absolutely seminal in the world of horror films and horror music. Roger Corman’s studios made so many movies – many from excellent source material – that occasionally a real gem will get lost in the mix. Price and Rathbone’s overacting is only half the fun, and the clips from this movie make for some compelling audio theater. Plus, there’s plenty of early sixties monster songs to keep everything flowing smoothly.
I really love putting together these shows, and Halloween music is some of my favorite music. Plus, my Horror Host – who has really transformed into a sort of Ghoulardi character at this point – is a lot of fun to do. Hopefully, you’re enjoying it too.
Lots of cool stuff on the horizon. But until then, take care, okay.
The Fact in the Case of M. Valdemar
Part I: To Escape A Pitiful & Painful Decline To Death!
01.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part I
02.) The Mad Scientist * The Zanies * 1958
03.) Graveyard * The Phantom 5 * 1966
04.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part II
05.) Nightmare * Scottie Stuart * 1960
06.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part III
07.) The Whip * The Creeps * 1959
08.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part IV
09.) Midnight Stroll * The Revels * 1959
Part II: The Time Has Come.
10.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part V
11.) Down In The Basement * The Munsters * 1964
12.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VI
13.) Igor’s Lament * Tony’s Monstrosities * 1960
14.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VII
15.) Cha-Cha With The Zombies * The Upperclassmen * 1959
16.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part VIII
17.) Dead * The Poets * 1958
Part III: You Do But Sleep!
18.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part IX
19.) The Monster Hop * Bert Convy * 1958
20.) Spooky * George Barnes * 1959
21.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part X
22.) Rockin’ Zombie * The Crewnecks * 1961
23.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XI
24.) Frankenstein Stomp * Lorry & The Biters * 1965
25.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XII
26.) Wombie Zombie * Billy Taylor * 1959
27.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XIII
28.) The Lurch * Ted Cassidy * 1966
29.) “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” Part XIV
30.) The Boogie Man * The Cadillacs * 1960
31.) The Blob * The Five Blobs * 1958
32.) Frankie And Igor At A Rock ‘N’ Roll Party * Bob MicFadden * 1959