Tracks Of The Damned
By Patrick Ripoll
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Tracks of the Damned is a horror film commentary track podcast hosted by Patrick Ripoll. Finally, some new use for that huge DVD collection you've been ignoring! Informative! Entertaining! Weird! Adjective!
||ExplicitS.2 E.7 - Alice Sweet Alice (1976)||w/Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters Podcast||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.2 E.6 - Horror of Dracula (1958) with Robert Reineke||Hey folks, Jim here. We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of Patrick's computer, now in a deep coma. I have used my skills as a part-time fortune teller and medium to contact it in The Great Beyond and can confirm that it may be quite some...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.2 E.5 - Prince of Darkness (1987)||You will not be saved by iTunes. You will not be saved by Stitcher Radio. In fact, YOU WILL NOT BE SAVED. You take Carpenter's filmography and put it in a giant 1,500 lb blender, mix with some green goo, and hit puree. The result? Prince...||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.2 E.4 - Final Destination 2 (2003)||with Jim Laczkowski of Voices and Visions||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.2 E.3 - Duel (1971)||feat. an interview with Steven Awalt||7/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS.2 E.2 - The Funhouse (1981)||Look, I get it. You're a major studio, you see a movie like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre make a boatload of money, you look at a movie like Friday the 13th make a trainload of money, you think "Well, if we could get the director of THAT to make a...||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.2 E.1 - The Haunting (1963)||What is behind that door? It's maybe the key question at the root of all horror. What is behind that door, what is in that shadow, what was that noise? It's a fact that RKO producer Val Lewton exploited better than anyone and one that Robert Wise, who..||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBonus Episode Update||His tomb disturbed by raging teenagers, Patrick returns from the cold embrace of death to issue this warning: Bonus episodes are here, if you want them. So here's the deal. Season 2 will begin as planned July 7th, with one episode a week, 20...||4/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTween Season Update||Hey folks, Patrick here. With Season 2 of Tracks of the Damned on the way, I figured it'd be a good idea to give people an update on the podcast, why Season 1 was abruptly cut short, and why, now more than ever, it's important to record commentary...||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.18 - Blood Feast (1963) with Never-Before-Heard Herschell Gordon Lewis Interview||In 2016 the streets of Chicago are full of celebrations but in 1963 the streets of Miami were full of blood. Anyone can walk into a nudist camp and point a Bolex at some breasts, but it took a mad professor (Herschell Gordon Lewis) and his carny...||11/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.17 - Scream 4 (2011)||New decade, new cast, new blood, new rules? Well wait, let's pump our brakes a sec here, what are the rules of remakes? What do the remakes of The Fog and A Nightmare on Elm Street share, other than the fact that they both suck? So maybe...||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.16 - Scream 3 (2000)||Scream once, Scream twice, Scream as loud as you can, but you've got an episode about Scream 3 (2000) in your red right hand. Reviled by many, defended by a few, Scream 3 was the death knell for the new slasher boom. With an assist from Tessa Racked...||10/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.15 - Scream 2 (1997)||Oh Jesus Christ, will the internet never leave Scream 2 alone? First there was a script leak before they even started filming. Then an extra brought a camcorder into the opening scene and filmed the whole thing. Then another script leak that made them..||10/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.14 - Scream (1996)||What's your favorite scary movie? Ok, well what's your favorite scary movie that was originally titled "Scary Movie" but then changed to "Scream" because the Weinsteins thought that first name was box office poison? Scream (1996) has many...||10/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.13 - Jacob's Ladder (1990) feat. Jim Laczkowski of Directors Club||Who is that on the subway muttering to himself? The shell-shocked vet or the man with the tail or the faces you can't make out. Is it just me or is that bag twitching? Who said that? Who are these people at this party, why can't I breathe and who is...||9/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.12 - City of the Living Dead (1980) feat. Gabe Powers of DVDActive||Grab your best blow-up doll and get ready to puke your guts out. You can learn all the horror movies rules, grab a crucifix, holy water, and silver bullets, but none of it will help you. An undying hanged priest don't care about your logic. An undying..||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.11 - 1st Annual Tracks of the Damned Short Horror Film Festival||Did you know the original Halloween is 110 minutes long? I'm sorry, but who's got time for that noise? Maybe back in 1978 when all people had to do was homebrew beer and collect Susan B. Anthony dollars and wait in line for gas that s**t would fly,...||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.10 - Troll 2 (1990) feat. a merry band of drunken delinquents||Ho boy. Ok folks, this one is a little different. Patrick took a five day trip to Salem, Massachusetts with his partner Tessa Racked to visit their friends: actress Jess Conger-Henry and theater programmer Nick Henry. He fully intended to spend all...||9/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.9 - Doctor X (1932)||You ever see something so ugly it's cute again, like an armadillo or a pangolin? Not to oversell it, but this movie is kind of like that. It has the color of reality, just muted, twisted, slightly broken. Alive but not. That's right: two-strip...||9/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.8 - Carnival Of Souls (1962) feat. Chris Olson of Pop Culture Lens||Sure, Night of the Living Dead is the masterpiece, the one they all fawn over.. But you know what else it is? Wasteful. Did it shock the world, invent a lasting pop cultural icon, and inspire hundreds of low-budget copycats the world over? Certainly....||8/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.7 - Masque of the Red Death (1963)||Satan. Say it loud and there's music playing. Say it soft and it's almost like praying. The debauchery of the 60's had yet to even really begin when Roger Corman decided to have the final word in colorful horror bachanalia with The Masque of the Red...||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.6 - Messiah of Evil (1973) feat. Bill Ackerman of Supporting Characters||Patrick's waiting at the edge of the city. He's peering around buildings at night, and he's waiting. Waiting for you! And, with his dear friend Bill Ackerman of the Supporting Characters podcast, he'll take you one by one and noone will hear you...||8/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTBT - Friday the 13th (1980) feat. Patricks Mom||Hey folks, I'm Jim, the owner of the Now Playing Network. Patrick is on vacation in Mexico, looking for a nice seaside town to flee to if Trump becomes president, but that's no reason for the show not to go on! So instead of a proper episode of Tracks..||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.5 - Lake Mungo (2008)||Some ghosts are so effective they don't even need to show up to haunt someone. Is this the case for the Palmers (Twin Peaks reference intentional), a family dealing with their daughter's tragic drowning in some questionable ways? Or is there actually...||7/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.4 - Oculus (2013)||Downer ending? Check. Domestic abuse? Check. Child abuse? You know it. Parricide AND sororicide? Undeniably. There's no getting around it, for a movie about a piece of furniture that eats dogs, this is pretty grim. It's also fairly sui generis, a...||7/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.3 - The Mummy's Tomb (1942)||Lon Chaney Jr. may have had to hide bottles of vodka in his bandages to get through some of those later sequels, but this is a fast and breezy episode you'll be able to blaze through with no trouble, as we take on the hour-long Universal B-horror...||7/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.2 - Fright Night (1985)||Welcome back to another episode of Tracks of the Damned where Patrick asks an important question: If a sexually frustrated teenage girl wants to run away with her geeky boyfriend's hunky next door neighbor, is it really so wrong just because he's a...||7/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitS.1 E.1 - The Giant Claw (1957)||Welcome to the very first episode of Tracks of the Damned, the horror film commentary track podcast! Your host Patrick Ripoll opens this venture somewhat inauspiciously with a track for the cult giant monster movie classic The Giant Claw (1957)! Hear...||6/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Patrick knows movies! This show is pure joy
Only one episode in and I'm already hooked. From his appearences on other shows, you'll glean that Patrick is a true blue movie fan. He cares about the art form and communicates his passion in ways that will inspire you to learn more. Episode 1 is just the beginning -- the commentary is terrific, and I imagine all future episodes will be every bit as good. So excited to have subscribed, and you'll be glad you did too.
Continuing the great work he did on Director's Club...
I am lovin this so far. As a huge fan on Fright Night and the horror genre, I learned a lot from episode 2. Keep this up, Patrick. You'll have a lifelong subscriber right here.
I Hope This Show Comes Back
Full disclosure: Patrick and I are friends going back to the CHUD message boards.
I know the show's future is uncertain at this point, but I'm choosing to remain hopeful. I think Patrick was at his best talking about these films, and the enthusiasm was infectious. I hadn't considered myself a horror fan for a long time and this show brought my love back.