The History of Horror Double Bills

In this little podcast series we explore the tradition of watching horror movies and creature features back to back. We discover the origins of the the double bill, and how it evolved in early cinema. How pairing up two old horror flicks became box office gold, and how the tradtion would later to transfer to television, giving birth to the horror host, and fondly remembered TV slots such as Shock Theatre in the US and the BBC2 Late Night Horror Double Bills in the UK.

HORROR DOUBLE BILLS
Mr Jim Moon delves through the cinema archives of the Great Library of the Dreams to unearth the history of everyone's favourite two for one - the horror double bill!

HORROR DOUBLE BILLS Part 2
In the second part of our investigations of horror double bills, we look at the second wave of the Universal Monsters, the chillers from RKO conjured up by Val Lewton, charts the building of the Hammer house of horrors, takes a spin through the history of the drive-in, and examines the double trouble that was AIP and Roger Corman!

HORROR DOUBLE BILLS Part 3
In the third and final part of our series of double features in horror, Mr Jim Moon examines the history of the late night horror double bill on TV, discussing the likes of Shock Theater, horror hosts, Creature Features and the legendary BBC 2 horror double bills

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