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We compare the Book to the Screen and Everything Inbetween
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Killer Party (1986)This comedic supernatural slasher film from Canada follows a trio of female sorority pledges who unleash a demonic force after participating in an initiation ritual in an abandoned house on their university's campus. The screenplay was written by Barney Cohen who also wrote Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. The film stars Martin Hewlett and Paul Bartel.Night of the Demon (1988)This American supernatural film stars scream queen Linnea Quigley. he plot follows a group of high school students who throw a party inside an isolated funeral parlor. While attempting a séance, they accidentally release a demon locked in the crematorium that begins to possess them one by one. The film would spawn two sequels and a remake coming out in 2009. Both films now have cult classic status.Opening Credits/Introduction (1.51); Oh My GOD!!! (29.37); Killer Party (1986) Trailer (30.37); That Is Like So Tubular (32.15); It Is Totally Rad (53.19); Night of the Demons (1988) Trailer (54.44); Bodacious Talk (56.35); Such A Wastoid (1:20.25); End Credits (1:42.56); Closing Theme (1:44.03)Opening Credits– Epidemic Sounds Closing Credits – Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend by Powerwolf taken from the album The Sacrament of Sin. Copyright 2018 Napalm Records Original Music copyrighted 2021 Epidemic Sounds and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved.
DARK SHADOWS: Interview with Stacy Poulos, Niece of Alex Stevens, The Werewolf of Dark ShadowsAlex Stevens (1936-2015) was a stuntman from New York City. Born in Connecticut, he and his twin brother lived in several homes before settling in New York. He served as a stunt coordinator on the original Dark Shadows. Alex also appeared on-screen in the role of the werewolf, although he was never credited for this. As the werewolf, Alex doubled for the characters of both Chris Jennings and Quentin Collins.Alex Stevens also performed stunts on the 1970 MGM feature film, House of Dark Shadows and its followup, Night of Dark Shadows. In 1970, Alex was the mystery guest on a memorable episode of "What's My Line?" where he appeared in full werewolf makeup. He signed in as the Wolfman. After the panel members were allowed to remove their blindfolds, Stevens removed his werewolf makeup for the audience.We are joined by Stacy Poulos, the niece of Alex Stevens who shares her memories of her uncle.Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue Closing Credits – Awooo by LVCRFT – taken from the album This is Halloween Volume 1. Copyright 2019 LVCRFT MUSIC All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
Season 2 Episodes 21 -28 Darrin knocks out a heavy weight champ. Endora gives Tabitha a teddy bear that magically dances. Endora gives Darrin three wishes without him knowing. Samantha uses her magic to design a Paris original. Samantha turns a horse into an attractive woman. Endora gives Tabitha the power of speech. A leprechaun visits Samantha and Darrin looking for his pot of gold. Sam uses her magic to get even with a snobbish girl who happens to be Larry’s niece. Opening Credits; Introduction (.38); Bewitching Going Ons; Season 2: Episode 21 – Fastest Gun on Madison Avenue (11.49); Episode 22 – The Dancing Bear (17.30); Episode 23 – Double Tate (23.43); Episode 24 – Samantha, The Dressmaker (28.31); Episode 25 – The Horse’s Mouth (36.07); Episode 26 – Baby’s First Paragraph (40.48); Episode 27 – The Leprechaun (47.11); Episode 28 – Double Split (53.17); Witch or Mortal (1:00.36); The Bewitching Hour (1:06.52); End Credits (1:13.15); Closing Credits (1:14.18)Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller. Copyright owned by Screen Gems. Closing Credits – My Strongest Suit – by Sheree Rene Scott taken from the Original Broadway Recording Disney’s Aida. Copyright 2000 Disney Records. All rights reserved.All songs available through Amazon.
Book: Cabal By Clive BarkerFilm: Nightbreed (1990)Published in 1988, this horror novel would be also include in the US publication several short stories which would form Books of Blood part VI. Set in Calgary, Alberta CANADA, the story revolves around a serial killer and the man who he tries to frame. Boone, the main characters finds himself in Midian, a city below the ground with the night breed dwell.The film was written and directed by Clive Barker based on his 1988 novella Cabal. At the time of its release, the film was a commercial and critical failure. In several interviews, Barker protested that the film company tried to sell it as a standard slasher film and that the powers-that-be had no real working knowledge of Nightbreed's story. In 2014, a director’s cut was released. The film and book spawned a limited comic book series, computer games, two part graphic novel and in 2018, it was announced a proposed television series currently in preproduction. The Literary License Podcast will be reviewing the Director’s Cut.Opening Credits; Introduction (1:38); Forming the Plot (5.28); Book Synopsis (6.32); Book Thoughts (11.34); Scoring (48.35); Introducing a Film (53.07); Film Trailer (55.01); Lights, Camera, Action (56.23); Epilogue (1:33.53); End Credits (1:36.03); Closing Credits (1:37.23)Opening Credits– Epidermal Sounds Closing Credits – Beautiful Monster by Ne-Yo, taken from the album Libra Scale. Copyright 2010; Def Jam Records Original Music copyrighted 2021 the Literary License Podcast. Music available through Amazon.All rights reserved.
December 1968Episodes 636 – 657 January 1969Episodes 658 - 680 Jeff marries Vickie and then disappears. Amy breaks out of Asylum and ends up at the big house. Chris is a werewolf. Vickie communes with the dead to find her husband. The ghost of Quentin Collins appears. Joe goes off to Windcliff. Chris moves to the cottage and becomes poisoned. Barnabas and Julia begin their detective agency.We are joined by Mary O’Leary, Producer of the Jonathan Frid documentary, Dark Shadows and Beyond, The Jonathan Frid Documentary. The documentary is available on Apple TV in UK, USA, Ireland and Canada for 5 October 2021 release. It will also be available through Microsoft, Google Play, Vimeo on Demand through these territories which will include New Zealand and Australia. You can buy the DVD or BluRay at Info about preorder for DVD and Blu-ray on Amazonhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/category/News---Media-Website/Jonathan-Frid-Documentary-104062837679714/posts/1Opening Credits – Dark Shadows Theme – by Robert Cobert Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows CatalogueClosing Credits – Night Moves by Marilyn Martin – Self titled album. Copyright 1986 Atlantic Records All Rights Reserved. All Songs Available on Amazon
Scanners (1981) Directed by David Cronenberg and one of the first films made in Canada to compete in the international and American market. It would bring Cronenberg and his use of controversial body horror to a mainstream audience. The film deals with scanners who have psychokinetic abilities and how the government wants to use them as weapons and one man’s fight against the government. The film although filmed in Canada would have an American feel. Dick Smith (The Exorcist, Amadeus) would provide the special effects and make up. The film would lead to two sequels, two spin off films and a proposed television series currently in predevelopment.Videodrome (1983) This science fiction body horror film directed by David Cronenberg would be his first film with Hollywood backing and finance. Set in Toronto during the early 1980s, it follows the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a broadcast signal featuring violence and torture. The layers of deception and mind-control conspiracy unfold as he uncovers the signal's source, and loses touch with reality in a series of increasingly bizarre hallucinations. Rick Baker (American Werewolf in London) would handle the special effects. James Woods was a big fan of Cronenberg and met with him in Beverley Hills which would lead to him being cast.We are also joined by James Wosochlo, author of Appalachian: Schaumboch's Tavern. You can follow him at his website: https://wosochlobooks.com/We are also joined by Craig Johnson, Craig’s World and Dayvid Grant coming over from our Book to Screen: Kings of Horror EpisodesOpening Credits/Introduction (1.51); Oh My GOD!!! (17.57); Scanners Trailer (19.26); That Is Like So Tubular (21.31); It Is Totally Rad (51.15); Videodrome Trailer (52.55); Bodacious Talk (54.50); Such A Wastoid (1:39.06); End Credits (2:00.07); Closing Theme (2:02.07)Opening Credits – by Epidemic SoundClosing Credits – Sex (I’m A…) by Berlin. Taken from the album Pleasure Victim. Copyright 1982 – Enigma Records, M.A.O. Records Original Music copyrighted 2021 Epidemic Sound and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved.
David Selby joined us to talk about his career as a stage, film and television actor and his poetry and writing career.  He joins Vickie Rae and Jesse Fultz to discuss his roles as Quentin Collins, Abraham Lincoln, roles in Flamingo Road, Falcon Crest and Castle Rock.  Listen to an icon as he discusses his life and what is to come.
Season 2 – Episodes 13 - 20 Endora gives a teddy bear to Darrin who thinks it maybe Larry. Endora gives Darrin a statue that makes people tell the truth. Samantha and Darrin receive a card from the boy they celebrated Christmas with and reminisce about that Christmas. Samantha and Darrin go to a rundown cabin which she twitches a makeover on. Samantha gives birth to Tabitha and Serena makes an appearance. The Kratvitz’s buy stock for Tabitha which increase in value. Tabitha receives a letter from her paternal grandparents causing Samantha and Darrin to reminisce. Opening Credits; Introduction (.35); Bewitching Going Ons; Season 2: Episode 13: My Boss The Teddy Bear (10.34); Episode 14: Speak the Truth (16.34); Episode 15: Visions of Sugar Plum (24.39); Episode 16: The Magic Cabin (27.20); Episode 17: Maid To Order (32.55); Episode 18: And Then There Are Three (41.27); Episode 19: My Baby The Tycoon (54.27); Episode 20: Samantha Meets the Folks (1:04.44); Witch or Mortal (1:07.35); The Bewitching Hour (1:12.40); End Credits (1:18.13); Closing Credits (1:19.06)Opening Credits– Theme Song from Bewitched Television Show by Jack Keller. Copyright owned by Screen Gems.Closing Credits – Baby Mine by Arcade Fire – from the motion picture soundtrack Dumbo. 2019 Buenos Vista Records – Courtesy of Disney. All rights reserved.
Book: The Dead ZoneBy Stephen KingFilm:The Dead Zone (1983) Released in 1979, this was Stephen King’s first smash hit which was also the first of his books to kit the top ten best sellers. This was also the first novel to feature the fictional town in Maine called Castle Rock. This science fiction thriller would spawn a critically acclaim film directed by David Cronenberg and a six season television series which aired on the USA Network. The Dead Zone (1983) The film was directed by David Cronenberg with screenplay written by Jeffrey Boam. The film started shooting in January 1983 in the the Niagra Falls region. The cold and brutal winds were sometimes unbearable for cast and crew. Interestingly enough, Bill Murray was first choice but producers felt that he was not dramatic enough and Christopher Walken was cast instead. The film is considered one of the best Stephen King adaptions.We are joined by Barbara Venkataraman, author of the Jaimie Quinn Mystery series. You can follow her at the following link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5779805.Barbara_Venkataraman Her Jaime Quinn Mystery series is currently available free on Amazon Kindle.We are also joined by James Wosochlo, author of Appalachian: Schaumboch's Tavern. You can follow him at his website: https://wosochlobooks.com/Opening Credits; Introduction (1.38); Stephen King Novel (24.07); Plot Synopsis (36.32); Forming the Plot (42.12); Book Thoughts (1:25.58); Introducing a Film (1:38.18); Film Trailer (1:39.20); Lights, Camera, Action (1:40.59); Epilogue (2:18.52); End Credits (2:36.51); Closing Credits (2:38.58)Opening Credits– Epidemic Sound – copyright 2021. All rights reserved Closing Credits: If You Could Read My Mind by Stars of 54, taken from the album 54. Copyright 1998 Tommy Boy Music (UK) Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved.All songs available through Amazon Music.
Season 5 is here and we have some great stuff coming your way as we celebrate our fifth year.  We thought we would start off our new season with a Getting To Know you with interviews of all our co-hosts who share their thoughts, films and books and what they love about doing our show.  The interviews are all available separately or you can hear them all in one go.  Welcome to Season 5 as we enter our new frontier.
We are joined by Dayvid Jo Grant​, our new co-host for our Season 5 - King's of Horror Book to Screen episodes. We welcome him to the Literary License Podcast family and we can't wait to see what he adds to these episodes. He is a true gem and we are so lucky to have him.
We are joined by Jon Wilson, writer and scriptwriter. Jon has been with us from day one and as we enter our fifth year, he has experienced alot of our teething pains. He is a total asset and although due to work commitments he is only able to join us for one episode per month, we are so glad he continues to be a strong member of the Literary License Podcast.
We interview Jesse Fultz, artist, writer and graphic artist as he talks about his love of film and book and his life experiences. Jesse is part of our Bewitched and Dark Shadows episodes which he handles with so much relish and passion that it really lifts our episodes. Jesse celebrates his one year anniversary with our show and we are honoured to have him for many years onwards.
November 1968Episodes 615 - 635 Barnabas is reburied. Roger catches Eve and Jeff in an intimate moment. Vickie and Jeff plan on getting married. Vickie Winters gets re-casted. Adam makes a last stand.We are joined by Jonathan Vincent, Thayer David’s nephew.Opening Credits; Introduction (Interview with Jonathan Vincent, nephew of Thayer David) (1.06); Out of the Shadows (34.32); Part One (53.54); Part Two (1:16.25); Part Three (1:33.53); Part Four (1:45.54); Part Five (1:56.17); Part Six (2:12.58); Character Breaks (2:12.58); Tune In Next Time (2:21.39); Closing Credits (2:23.46)Opening Credits - Dark Shadows Main Theme by Robert Cobert from the Dark Shadows Catalogue. Used by kind permission of Universal Music. Music Cues by Robert Cobert from Dark Shadows Catalogue Gratitude by Danny Elfman taken from the album So-Lo –. Used by kind permission 1984 MCA Records Original Music copyrighted 2020 Dan Hughes Music and the Literary License Podcast. All rights reserved. Copyright reserved. All Rights Reserved.
We welcome Tom Diamon our classic horror and Dark Shadows aficionado who is a great asset to our Literary License Podcast family. His extensive knowledge and voice over acting skills have always given our episodes that extra punch. Many of you do not know this but our opening credits are voiced by Tom Diamon, the man behind a 1,000 voices.
We are joined by our newest member of the Literary License Podcast family, Mr Craig Johnson, esteem photographer and artist. He loves film and books and we are excited to have him on board as he becomes a fixture of our Kings of Horror series and he will be jumping across to other episodes especially our The 80's Horror series. He is passionate about his art and films and we can't wait to have him on board.
We are joined by Joe Randazzo, scriptwriter and film aficionado as we explore what makes Joe his very unique personality. We celebrate him being part of the Literary License Podcast family and we speak films and books and the joy of Podcasting.
We interview our own Keith Chawgo, Co-Host, Writer and Producer of the Literary License Podcast and a big member of our family. He discusses his interests in books, films and learn some exciting stuff which makes him an important asset to our show.
We interview our own Vickie Rae, Co-Host and producer of the Literary License Podcast and a big member of our family. She discusses her interests in books, films and learn some exciting stuff which makes her an important asset to our show.
We interview our own Leandro Ghezzi, Co-Host of our Book to Screen episodes and part of our Literary License Podcast family. We discuss his interests, books, films and learn exciting stuff which makes him an important part of our show.
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