First Kiss – Episode 001

What’s the “First Kiss?” The First Kiss is the event that hooks you into your passion and obsession.  Budding horror fans are carefully fed safe increments of scares by kiddie movies with frightening edges that end up with happy endings.

But what are the moments we stumble upon that aren’t carefully supervised?

What movies, books, stories are the first reveal of the shock and surge that good horror can produce in its fans?

We talk about that first thrill, that first shock, that first kiss.

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    • Hi, thanks for the comments and the great question. I think that the “Carrie” that impacts you is probably the Carrie you were a teenager through. It’s a teenager fairy tale story. The original 1976 film was there at the right time for me and with Brian DePalma’s direction, was really an eyeful and hard to forget. I saw the new Carrie and was shocked at how much more daring the original one was, in my opinion. Have you ever read Stephen King’s novel? It’s a whole different, third type of Carrie. The character is very different than what the movies gave. Really interesting to see the differences!

  1. Hellbent,
    I listened to your podcast. Your insight into the horror genre was great. I was impressed with how personal your horror perspective was.

    I am more of SciFi fan than of horror. Generally, I’m kind of put off by a lot of slasher films because I feel like they put the emphasis on gore rather than being scary. Having said that, I really do like scary movies that get it right. For example, for me 6th Sense.

    For me, the first scary movie that really scared me was American Werewolf in London. I first saw images of the movie in a magazine. I understand what you mean when you talk about how scary movies are when they stick with you. From time to time, I still think about how scary the scene was when he is talking to his friend.

    Thanks for the great podcast. I’m looking forward to hearing more.

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