The Simpsons is a gateway into pop culture and its annual Treehouse of Horror episodes have further cemented the legacy of many great (and not so great) horror and sci-fi stories. We discuss and rank the first ten Treehouse of Horror episodes.
Most people who have had lived experience as a woman could attest to the occasional fantasy of invisibility. Being seen, particularly under the harsh lights of the male gaze, begins to erode girls’ self-esteem and sense of security from the time they’re in primary school. In order to counteract the vulnerability that comes with being […]
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! […]
That Pulse came out when home internet was still in its relative infancy is particularly impressive given how prescient the film has continually proven itself.
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 […]
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 […]
This review contains spoilers. Keep away from Pumpkinhead,Unless you’re tired of living So begins a schoolyard rhyme recited about the titular character during an early scene in VXF artist Stan Winston’s directorial debut, Pumpkinhead. Over the next 70 minutes, the movie proves this adage true, in a way that we may not have foreseen. While […]
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: […]
So we missed Christmas, but like our sad-looking Christmas tree, we’re carrying the festive cheer into the new decade. Join ‘Spooky Buzz Gang’ as we count down our favourite horror movies of the year, and get ready for a few surprises! Jordan Peele’s Spotify Playlist Crystal’s List The Wind Greta Bliss Us School’s Out Vivarium […]
A cursed red dress leads to misfortune for those who wear it – but with that jumping off point In Fabric leads down a deep rabbit hole of identity and belonging