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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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