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October 20, 2021

Episode 543: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Special Guest: Jacqueline Bisset
Guest Co-Hosts: Rahne Alexander, Andrew Nette

#Shocktober2021 continues with a look at Paul Wendkos’s The Mephisto Waltz (1971). Based on the novel by , the film stars Alan Alda as Myles Clarkson, a pianist turned author along with Jacqueline Bisset as Myles’s wife Paula who isn’t a big fan of Myles’s new friend, the crotchety professional pianist Duncan Ely (Curd J├╝rgens), who harbors a dark secret.

Rahne Alexander and Andrew Nette join Mike to discuss the film, its similarities to Rosemary's Baby, and how this and other supernatural flicks paved the way to the '80s "satanic panic".

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Music:
"A New Miles" - Jerry Goldsmith
"The Mephisto Waltz" - Franz Lizst

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