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Matt Donato Certified Forgotten
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Episode 28: The Matt Donato Horror-igin Story

Last month, one of our listeners asked us a very good question: when are you going to take a deep dive into your horror origins? While we may talk all things horror with our guests, we’d never really turned the microphone back on ourselves. So what better time to share some of the experiences that shaped us as hosts? In […]

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Ted Nicolaou’s ‘TerrorVision’ Pulls No Punches on 1980s America

If TerrorVision is even discussed at all, it’s usually brought up as an example of “so bad it’s good” cinema. Writer-director Ted Nicolaou’s campy, gooey satire is both a twisted love letter to Atomic Age creature features and a wide-ranging critique of American life in the ‘80s. Each character represents a different aspect of the American psyche, from xenophobia to […]

28 Days Later Cillian Murphy
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The Public’s Perception of the Penis in Horror

What is it about dicks? Tallywackers, cocks, one-eyed snakes – I could go on, and since I’m here to talk about wieners and their use in horror films, I will. As a society, we have been trained to view the penis as controversial. There exists a double standard where penile nudity is scrutinized or even laughed at, which isn’t something […]

The Devil Lives Here
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Episode 27: Tyler MacIntyre on ‘The Devil Lives Here’

It isn’t often that a low-budget horror film tackles the concept of parallel historical timelines. Then again, very few horror films also recognize the potential of a character named the Honey Baron, an evil slaveowner whose acts of cruelties reverberate across centuries. This is the premise behind The Devil Lives Here, a 2015 horror film from Brazilian filmmakers Rodrigo Gasparini […]

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Episode 26: Breanna Whipple Rocks Out With ‘Shock ‘Em Dead’

Every self-respecting geek knows that something special happens when separate fandoms intersect. Like vinyl collecting and horror fans. Or wrestling and horror fans. Or t-shirt design and horror fans. Really, maybe the message here is that everything goes better than horror fans. Even accounting for all of the above, there is no greater marriage in popular culture than horror fans […]

Teeth Jess Weixler
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Mitchell Lichtenstein’s ‘Teeth’ Is a Movie for the Dentata-Positive Among Us

In a genre typically considered “for the guys,” it’s time to give a nod to the ladies. Uterus Horror is a subgenre of horror films that focuses on the uniquely female experience of puberty and the act of coming into your sexuality, using horror elements to emphasize and/or act as a metaphor for that experience. These films are often ignored in theaters […]

Revenge Matilda Lutz
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The Evolution of Male Nudity in Rape Revenge Films

The rape-revenge genre is known for its sexual violence and exploitation of the female body. Women are brutalized by groups of strange men, who rape and beat victims during excruciatingly long sequences. Importantly, these female protagonists are often shown fully nude, letting viewers take in their entire bodies, ogling their bare breasts and pubic hair. What there isn’t is naked […]

Webcast Paul McGhie
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Episode 25: Mary Beth McAndrews Logs Onto ‘Webcast’

In the years since The Blair Witch Project, the found footage horror film has gone through every possible permutation. But like any other subgenre, nothing livens up a well-worn premise quite like the introduction of another Big Idea™. This explains the unexpected brilliance of Webcast, the 2018 feature from writer-director Paul McGhie that adds a heavy dash of folk horror […]

Webcast Paul McGhie
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‘Webcast’: A Movie Marriage of Found Footage and Folk Horror

Cults, rituals, and paganism are well-known in the world of horror, especially in the folk horror subgenre which includes films such as The Wicker Man, Midsommar, and The VVitch. With a combination of bewitching visuals and a violently unwavering dedication to Pagan gods, these films are aesthetically and narratively rich. But there is a piece of folk horror that doesn’t […]

Slumber Party Massacre 2
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Uterus Horror: ‘Slumber Party Massacre II’ Is the Ultimate Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo

In a genre typically considered “for the guys,” it’s time to give a nod to the ladies. Uterus Horror is a subgenre of horror films that focuses on the uniquely female experience of puberty and coming into their sexuality, using horror elements to emphasize and/or act as a metaphor for that experience. These films are often ignored in theaters, but […]