The Goldsmith Odyssey

Episode 33 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper (1961)

December 29, 2021 David, Clark & Yavar / Leigh Phillips Season 4 Episode 21
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 33 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper (1961)
Show Notes

Centuries (or possibly just a few weeks) ago, your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark joined forces with returning guest and Tadlow Thriller reconstructionist Leigh Phillips to create a haunting work of art: a podcast examination of the Thriller episode “The Grim Reaper" and the moody, threatening Jerry Goldsmith score that accompanies it. In the decades (or was it days?) since, the episode has been passed down from listener to listener, and legend has it that nearly all of them have been horribly, gruesomely, violently entertained. Press play if you must, but be warned… if you don’t turn back now, you might be entertained, too.

Track List - Episode 33 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper (1961)


  • 0:00:02 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 17 - 'There's No Curse!'  
  • 0:01:20 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 19 - End Titles 
  • 0:24:58 - Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116 
  • 0:29:24 - Thriller - The Cheaters - End Titles (Miriam’s Theme)
  • 0:39:30 - A bit of our Mr. George coverage
  • 0:42:40 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 01 - Prologue pt.1 
  • 0:49:08 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 02 - Prologue pt.2  
  • 0:54:40 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 03 - Roll Call  
  • 0:59:12 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 04 - Unexpected Guests  
  • 1:12:33 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 05 - Do You Know What This Is 
  • 1:19:12 - Star Trek TNG  I, Borg - clip from the episode  
  • 1:20:53 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 06 - 'The Painting Told Them'  
  • 1:23:54 - Twilight Zone - The Big, Tall Wish - 02 Good Friends
  • 1:23:31 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 07 - 'End of a Dull Story'  
  • 1:25:48 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 08 - A Sudden Shock 
  • 1:27:30 - Freud - Case Histories
  • 1:27:57 - Seconds - Restless Hours
  • 1:28:06 - Seconds - Rehabilitation / Strange Arrival
  • 1:28:32 - Freud - Case Histories
  • 1:30:06 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 09 - 'Neck Attack' 
  • 1:35:58 - Thriller - The Cheaters - Miriam’s Excursion pt.1
  • 1:40:19 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 10 - Here's To Crime 
  • 1:42:42 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 11 - 'Back From Commercial'  
  • 1:43:30 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 12 - 'Watching' 
  • 1:44:12 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 13 - 'Staying On'  
  • 1:52:27 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 14 - False Confessions 
  • 1:54:41 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 15 - 'Corpse Leaving'  
  • 1:58:51 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 16 - 'Paul vs. the Grim Reaper' 
  • 2:05:44 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 17 - 'There's No Curse!' 
  • 2:10:31 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 18 - 'Reaped' 
  • 2:12:49 - The ‘burbs - Clip from the film
  • 2:15:01 - Star Trek V - Clip from the film 
  • 2:24:22 - Thriller - The Grim Reaper - 04 - Unexpected Guests