Jacob and Tab

Jacob and Tab

Test Pattern is a bi-weekly podcast that looks at the monster movies, TV shows, cult films, and horror stuff that keeps YOU up at night.

Favorite films

  • The Fly
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Monster Squad
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon

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  • The Howling

  • The Ring

    ★★★★

  • Evil Dead

    ★★★★

  • Persona 3 the Movie: #1 Spring of Birth

    ★★★★

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  • The Ring

    The Ring

    ★★★★

    I had to dust off the old DVD for this watch. It’s been a while...

    So this movie came around in a time when I was starved for a good horror flick and it totally delivered. I found the first two thirds of this movie to be incredibly frightful. I experienced that fear response. “Oh, god! What happened to their faces?” The buildup was overwhelmingly scary. Then a digital Samara comes out of the TV...

    I can’t fault this movie…

  • Evil Dead

    Evil Dead

    ★★★★

    It is shocking what a little bit of time away does for this flick. 

    I saw this in theaters and initially, I wasn’t very happy. In retrospect, I understand that I may have given in to my knee jerk reaction to “but this wasn’t Evil Dead...” I am pleased to say that I get it now and this movie is totally worth your time. 

    I think that the filmmakers set out to make something with the same gusto and passion…

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  • The Return of the Living Dead

    The Return of the Living Dead

    ★★★★★

    This movie is the only movie that I can say I've seen maybe 100 times. Legit. 100 times. I've basically memorized the script because I've seen it so many times. 

    This is the ultimate in horror comedy and is so much fun. The acting is wonderfully bad. The make up is solid. Although sometimes it's easy to see the unforgiving detail in HD, the effects hold up so well. The cast give their all and the dialogue is natural. This is a fun movie.

  • Attack the Block

    Attack the Block

    ★★★★

    Attack the Block is one hell of a ride on the seat of a dirt bike through an apartment building fighting aliens in south London with fireworks going off in the background. That is a lot to squeeze into the movie, but from start to finish you better get ready to run. This movie is so fast paced and intense. There is a lot to love here and it comes at you fast.

    Little John Boyega leads the cast and…