Broadcasts from the Great Library of Dreams

Coming to you from the Great Library of Dreams at Hypnogoria Towers, Mr Jim Moon invites you to take a comfy armchair by the fireside to talk of all things weird and wonderful. Alternating between discussions of strange cinema, television, comics and literature, and readings of classic genre fiction, Hypnobobs brings you all you need to keep your imagination well nourished.


MICROGORIA 37 – Familiar Spirits

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In a the final part of our explorations of toad lore, Mr Jim Moon examines the role of familiars in witchcraft, and looks at the trials of three witches in 16th century Essex, in which these demonic animals companions, including several in amphibious forms, featured heavily…

MICROGORIA 36 – The Devils Rain

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In this episode, Mr Jim Moon has a viewing of the not so classic 1975 flick The Devil’s Rain, and does not so much provide a commentary but more chats about and around this very odd movie. On paper it looked good – Ernest Borgnine, William Shatner, Ida Lupino and John Travolta in a ’70s…

HYPNOGORIA 39 – Village of Horrors

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This week in the Great Library of Dreams, Mr Jim Moon takes a stroll down a particularly spooky stretch of Memory Lane, and explores various eerie and horrific tales he heard as child growing up in a small village. There were tales of monsters, horrors from urban legends, weird folklore, and stories of the numerous…

TOMEGORIA 19 – Red Rising

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In this show, Odile and Jim head off into space and see what’s happening on the planet Mars. In Red Rising by Pierce Brown we discover a vivid vision of the future that owes much to the ancient Classical world of Earth, where dark plots and conspiracies are being hatched and often fatal games are…

MICROGORIA 31 – Stranger Things

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In an unscheduled broadcast, Mr Jim Moon takes a look at the new series that taking the geek world by storm – Stranger Things. In this show we have an in-depth but spoiler-free discussion of this marvellous tale set in the 1980s that masterfully blends SF and horror, created by the Duffer Brothers and available…

MICROGORIA 30 – Race With the Devil

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Many years ago, on the 18th of July 1981, as part of their fabled summer seasons of horror double bills, BBC 2 screened Race With the Devil – a mid ’70s road movie/action flick/horror pic hybrid starring Peter Fonda and Warren Oates. And a young Mr Jim Moon was staying up late to watch it……

MICROGORIA 28 – Toads on the Whole

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Following on from the magic toad biker mayhem of Psychomania last week, Mr Jim Moon explores the strange world of toad lore. In this episode, we learn of assorted strange beliefs about toads, monstrous tales of their antics, and the bizarre magical and medical uses of their parts.

HYPNOGORIA 35 – Psychomania

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Roaring back from the grave, comes Psychomania! Mr Jim provides a commentary track for the cult Brit horror flick, directed by Hammer veteran Don Sharp, and starring George Sander, Nicky Henson and Beryl Reid. This movie tells the tale of a gang of motorcycling hoodlums who return to life to wreak havoc thanks to a pact with…

TOMEGORIA 14 – Revenants

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This month Odile and Jim take a trip back in time to 17th century New England for a tale of historical hauntings and horrors! In Revenants by Daniel Mills we’ll encounters, madness, murder, missing girls, and something nasty lurking in the woods…

HYPNOGORIA 27 – Into the Labyrinth

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To mark the passing of the late great David Bowie, Mr Jim Moon sets off to a magical realm where Alice in Wonderland meets Monty Python, where the Wizard of Oz meets George Lucas, and where David Bowie meets a load of ruddy goblins! Yes, we are having a viewing of that classic second team-up…

HYPNOGORIA 24 – In Search of Santa Part II

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In the second part of our very special Christmas series, we further investigate the origins of Santa Claus, exploring the life and legends of St. Nicholas, his role in the tradition of Christmas presents, the assorted magical gift bringers he transmuted into in Europe, bring light to the dark rumours of Krampus and satanic Santas,…

HYPNOGORIA 23 – In Search of Santa Part I

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In this first in a series of Christmas specials, Mr Jim Moon sets off in search of Santa. Travelling down the centuries in a borrowed magic sleigh, we bust some myths about the Bearded Gentleman himself, before uncovering the roles played by the poem A Visit From St. Nicholas, the writings of Mr Washington Irving, and the…