Saturday Frights Podcast Episode 043 (Shocker)

Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each podcast my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault. With the recent passing of Wes Craven we felt it would be appropriate to discuss one of his films, in this case we chose 1989’s “Shocker”. Our friends from Scream Factory also happen to be releasing a collector’s edition Blu-Ray today so you can go pick it up after listening to the podcast. On this episode I give a brief synopsis of the film and the Projectionist has made sure to bring along a few Drive-In audio goodies for your enjoyment.

If you have any suggestions for topics you would like for us to cover in the future or comments, email them to me at . You can also contact me on Twitter and on Facebook. The Projectionist may be reached at if you have any comments or questions for the shadowy cinephile from Haddonfield.

The Music at beginning of our show was provided by Peachy (The William Goldstein of Wales), if you have musical needs why not contact him at And be sure to “Like” him on his Facebook page as well.

The NEW ending music for the show is entitled “Twisted Toys”…suitable for working with the Projectionist and was provided by Tony Longworth, you can visit his site by clicking that link provided or hopping over to his Soundcloud Page!

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Image courtesy of Scream Factory.

Image courtesy of Scream Factory.

Time-Life Books “Mysteries of the Unknown”


From 1987 to 1991, Time-Life Books published a comprehensive series of books about Psuedo-science, mysticism and the occult called “Mysteries of the Unknown”. The series started with the very popular “Alien Encounters” and went on for an additional 32 volumes. After the first year of the series being published it would become the most successful series ever published by Time-Life and a must have for X-Files fans everywhere. Why did it sell so well? Check out this commercial:

Did you own any of these fun books? If not you can usually find them at a used book store or at a garage sale. I picked up a full set for only $5 at a local sale. Here is the pull listing of titles:

  • Alien Encounters
  • Ancient Wisdom and Secret Sects
  • Cosmic Connections
  • Cosmic Duality
  • Dreams and Dreaming
  • Earth Energies
  • Eastern Mysteries
  • Hauntings
  • Magical Arts
  • Master Index and Illustrated Symbols
  • Mind Over Matter
  • Mysterious Creatures
  • Mysterious Lands and Peoples
  • Mystic Places
  • Mystic Quests
  • Phantom Encounters
  • Powers of Healing
  • Psychic Powers
  • Psychic Voyages
  • Search for Immortality
  • Search for the Soul
  • Secrets of Alchemists
  • Spirit Summonings
  • The Mind and Beyond
  • The Mysterious World
  • The Mystical Year
  • The Psychics
  • The UFO Phenomenon
  • Time and Space
  • Transformations
  • Utopian Visions
  • Visions and Prophecies
  • Witches and Witchcraft