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High and Low (Brow) – Series 4 Ep 4 – Connections

Posted on Mar 9, 2013 by | 5 comments

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And we’re back! Shockingly enough, James and I almost kept our set schedule for recording High and Low (Brow). Granted, a late winter storm frightened James more than his own shadow, but just a few days later he made his way back to civilization to record. So we touch on a new segment of James Gillham: Pop Culture Guru, We offer advice of where to start with HP Lovecraft, and James comes to the ultimate decision that he needs to take more stands in his life. Yeah, like woah.

So for this episode of High and Low (Brow) we take a look back at some of the films we’ve previously watched as this episode’s theme is Connections, meaning we are watching films that are connected to previous films we’ve watched for the show. First up is Horror Castle, aka The Virgin of Neuremberg, aka Das Schloss das Grauens. Duh.The second film that we review for this episode is the 1972 film, Asylum. Will we like them? Will we hate them? Will we totally forget to talk about them? All three are ultimately possible.

If you have any recommendations for films we could watch for High and Low (Brow), or want to suggest a potential theme for us to use, or simply want to tell James how awesome he is, feel free to email us and tell us your ideas. If you enjoy the show make sure to subscribe through iTunes or our RSS feed so you can catch every new episode. Also, please friend James on Facebook, Letterboxd and his second attempt at Twitter. Because it will frighten and confuse him. And while you’re there be sure to join our relatively new Facebook group devoted to Where the Long Tail Ends.

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And, as always, thanks for listening!

Opening Theme – Adonai/ by Ennio Morricone
Closing Music – Away by The Bolshoi

High and Low (Brow) - Connections [ 1:50:43 | 50.71 MB ] Download

Matt Gamble
I review movies. I run a movie theatre. I annoy people. I let my dogs lick my face whenever they want. Sometimes I'm even a halfway decent human.
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  1. Thank you both very much for reading and responding to my email. I will check my library for James’s recommended collection of HP Lovecraft. In the meantime, I have a large hardcover of Edgar Allan Poe’s collected works that I can read to work my way towards Lovecraft, as was your recommendation.

    Thanks, Matt, for the highlighting tip. I’ll surely begin to use this technique for my future readings.

    And as you may realize by this response, I am obviously still a listener and a fan of your show. You keep putting ’em out and I’ll keep shoveling ’em down my ear-holes.

    • You may also like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Twice Told Tales — there’s some good horror short stories in there. And Penguin has an edition of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Gothic Tales. I think Gothic horror works best in the short story format.

    • It’s always our pleasure to hear from somebody that’s been listening to the show! I hope that you track down some good Lovecraft and enjoy reading it. 🙂

      I finally got through to the webmail at the site and have re-configured it to be sent to a current email address rather than my old address from my school days. That one was retired and I hadn’t been receiving my forwarded mail for some time, so thanks for your patience! 🙂

  2. It was a our pleasure, Gil. I think you’ll really enjoy Poe’s stuff. There are dozens of his short stories that I love reading.

  3. FWIW, I like the S.T. Joshi annotated Lovecraft collections from Penguin Books. I’d probably suggest building up to At the Mountains of Madness with stories like The Rats in the Walls, The Music of Eric Zahn, The Statement of Randolph Carter, The Call of Cthulhu, and The Colour Out of Space first.

    Also, Bloch’s fictional occult book is De Vermiss Mysteriis.

    It also should go without saying that I’m a big Peter Cushing fan. That guy never phoned it in.

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