Things might look bright and warm during Springtime, but there’s something sinister underneath the surface. The pastel colors of the flowers camouflage the blood and death in the soil that helped them grow.
When the difference between life and death depended on a bountiful harvest, people made human sacrifices to appease the Old Gods of the earth. Continue reading “Episode 069- The Old Gods of Springtime Horror”
Can you use horror as a treatment for phobias?
Some psychologists think so. In this episode I talk about some of the common phobias, and how horror movies might be a safe place to come to terms with some mild fears. Continue reading “Episode 068- Fighting Phobias with Phantasms”
A very NSFW episode!
Lloyd Kaufman, the President of Troma Entertainment and the creator of “The Toxic Avenger” drops by to discuss his 50 years of independent filmmaking, his new movie, and the art of making obscenity fun again!
In this episode, I outline my Horror Manifesto!I’m tired of excellent horror movies being relabeled as anything but horror. This podcast champions horror, and stands up for the horror movie as a beautiful story-telling style.
I’d like to ask you a favor, if I may, regarding the Oscars and the snubbing of using the word “horror.”
Television in the 1950’s created a unique cultural phenomenon: a late-night show that played horror movies…aimed at kids!
The Creature Feature show and the Horror Host tradition are kept alive by a new wave of horror hosts. They do their shows by any means necessary, even without any corporate backing. Continue reading “Episode 065- Misunderstood Movies: Horror Host Mister Lobo”
2017 was a very good year for horror, and in this episode I talk about some of my favorite horror films of the year.
They run the gamut from slow burns to monsters to ghosts to bloody terrifying.
There were so many first-time directors who made amazing films that I’m hopeful that this may be the start of a new horror era. Continue reading “Episode 064- 2017: A Good Year for Fear”
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is possibly the most popular ghost story in the English language.
It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England. Continue reading “Episode 063- Christmas Ghost Stories”
Some horror movies don’t play fair.
We go to horror movies to feel the exhilaration of being scared, and to experience our fears from a safe distance. Continue reading “Episode 062- Gut Punch Horror”