Phantom of the Paradise + Forbidden Zone

Phantom of the Paradise + Forbidden Zone
Podcast: Double Feature
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Some musical midnight movies that aren't asking for approval. Another look at the Phantom of the Paradise. Returning to Chicago's own Music ...

Posted February 4, 2016
Hosted by Eric Thirteen & Michael Koester
Tags:All PodcastsYear 8

Episode Notes

Some musical midnight movies that aren’t asking for approval. Another look at the Phantom of the Paradise. Returning to Chicago’s own Music Box Massacre. Death, Inc. A monster, a veiled threat and a whiney if not eclectic piano player. The Phantom of the Paradise’s iconography and depth as compared to Phantom of the Opera or Faust or other well-known works. Heading to the Forbidden Zone. Something something blackface! Richard Elfman hands down the Mystic Nights of Oingo Boingo. Danny Elfman borrows from his own Forbidden Zone pieces. The Oogie Boogie song originally appears in Forbidden Zone. Danny ELfman’s very first film score, sort of. Pseudo Satan, Oogie Boogie’s song and Dilbert Zone. The Freeway connection. The conspiracy of Forbidden Zone. Is Forbidden Zone satirical or just odd? Oh, also, the crowdfunding campaign for Forbidden Zone 2.


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Phantom of the Paradise

Phantom of the Paradise

Released: November 1, 1974
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Director: Brian De Palma
Writer: Brian De Palma
Starring: William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper

A disfigured composer sells his soul for the woman he loves so that she will perform his music. However, an evil record tycoon betrays him and steals his music to open his rock palace, The Paradise.

Forbidden Zone

Forbidden Zone

Released: March 21, 1980
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Director: Richard Elfman
Writer: Richard Elfman
Starring: Hervé Villechaize, Susan Tyrrell, Gisele Lindley

The bizarre and musical tale of a girl who travels to another dimension through the gateway found in her family's basement.

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