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[Podcasts] Test Pattern – Episode 35: Censorship in Horror – The Hays Code, the Demise of Horror Comics, and Video Nasties

Jacob and Tab examine the history of censorship in horror by focusing on the Motion Picture Production Code (aka the Hays Code), the demise of horror comics through the forming of the Comics Code Authority, and the moral panic of the video nasties era in Britain. Join them as they explore the battle between monster kids and three super villains hell bent on squashing horror at every turn – Joseph Breen, Dr. Frederic Wertham, and Mary Whitehouse!

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“Test Pattern” is made in the spirit of the old hosted monster movie shows of our youth – a little bit spooky, a little bit silly, but always informative! Jacob and Tab have a new topic each week, with a focus on old school macabre films, favorite creature features, and B-movies.

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Test Pattern can also be heard on 103.5 FM in Wisconsin

The Bloody Disgusting Podcast Network consists of The Horror Show, Women in Caskets, Forever Midnight, Test Pattern, and Virtual Pros. All of these shows can be found on our iTunes Provider Page as well as the Bloody Disgusting App on all iOS and Android devices.



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