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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), […]

Episode 5: Clowns

We talk about everything wrong with IT: Chapter Two and discuss all the horror movie clowns that came before. Why is the killer clown trope so pervasive? Is it just a convenient shortcut to scary? Why does the killer clown trope seem to be most effective in horror’s grittiest, low-budget works? Death Bed: The Bed […]

Episode 4: Folk Horror

What makes a movie folk horror? Is Midsommar all style and no substance? Why do folk horror classics like The Wicker Man still chill us? Includes discussions of Midsommar (2019), The Witch (2015), Kill List (2011), The Virgin Spring (1960), The Wicker Man (1973), The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Witchfinder General (1968), The Blair […]

Episode 2: Body Horror

What is body horror? Is Cronenberg’s depiction of women problematic? Addiction, sexual oppression and zombie chickens—this episode has it all. We touch on The Night Eats the World (2018), The Curse of La Llorona (2019), Cat People (1942), Freaks (1932), Eraserhead (1977), It Chapter Two (2019), Rosemary’s Baby (1968), Dead Ringers (1988), eXistenZ (1999), American […]

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