Episode 11: Hixploitation

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions of sexual assault. Get ready for some down-home deep fried horror as we talk Hixploitation. Hicks, hillbillies, yokels, bumpkins. Whatever you want to call them, we try to figure out what role they play in horror and what hixploitation can tell us about ourselves. Featuring special guest Crystal’s dad! […]

Episode 10: Horror of Personality

Episode Description We talk about horror that’s all too human – the conniving, malicious and murderous personalities that make psychological horror so terrifying! Episode Trailer: Nekromantic (1987) Movies Discussed 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019), Blood and Black Lace (1964), The Invisible Man (2020), Gaslight (1944), Black Swan (2010), American Psycho (2000), The Shining (1980), Repulsion […]

Parasite: Screwball horror

Much has been made of Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and its domination as a Korean production of awards season in the United States (including Best Picture at the Academy Awards). But to pigeonhole this as a “Korean” film suggests that it’s overcoming some sort of cultural divide. Bong has always been savvy about genre, combining a […]

Episode 9: Jump Scares & The Lighthouse

We talk about the much-anticipated and hugely lauded The Lighthouse and investigate the power and the failings of jump scares. Poor film making, or a tool for good? How does our recognition and expectation of tropes play into our experience of genre films? Episode Trailer: Santa’s Slay (2005) Movies Discussed Pumpkinhead (1988), Bliss (2019), Tetsuo: […]

Bliss (2019)

Young filmmaker Joe Begos has a tough sell on his hands with Bliss, his new psychedelic, drug-fuelled horror. Though only 80 minutes long, it’s hard to tell where in that runtime you are in any given moment, or to remember when you started. The film seems to play with the concept of time itself, making […]

Episode 7: Queer Horror

We try to unpack the deeply coded, hidden presence of queer and trans people throughout the history of horror movies. From unseen menace to beleaguered horror heroes, queerness has been an element of horror since the beginning and in some of its most recognised works. Includes discussions of Psycho (1960), Rope (1948), Sleepaway Camp (1983), […]

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