Episode 043- Sympathetic Monsters: with Guest J. Blake Fichera

Episode 043- Sympatheitc Monsters- with Guest J. Blake Fichera

Episode audio link (opens new window)

Can you sympathize with a monster? 

In some cases I think you can.  It depends on the story and how well the story is told and acted.

In this episode J. Blake Fichera (author of the Rondo-nominated book, “Scored To Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers”) returns to the show to discuss the sympathetic monster in horror movies.

George Romero, Fritz Lang, Martin Scorsese, Joe Spinell, Michael Powell, and Patty Jenkins all presented monsters who were more than simply killers.

While we don’t condone the actions of the characters in these films, these killers display complex psyches that are worth discussing.

We tackle some old and newer films to talk about, among other things, how people empathized with Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, and how Peeping Tom possibly destroyed Michael Powell’s career because the critics and audiences related to the main character… a little too much.

Thanks for listening.

Join the Hellbent for Horror Horde on Patreon! Click here: http://bit.ly/2i3VLoe

 

If you like the show, please consider writing a review on iTunes or Google Play.  It really helps.   

 

You can now subscribe to the Hellbent for Horror podcast now available on iTunes, Google Play, PlayerFM, and Stitcher.

 

You can keep up with Hellbent for Horror on iTunes @iTunesPodcasts  

 

iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hellbent-for-horror/id1090978706

Google Play link:https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/Ibsk2i4bbprrplyvs37c6aqv2ny

Stitcher link: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/hellbent-for-horror?refid=stpr

 

For you, the listeners of Hellbent for Horror, Audible is offering a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial to give you the opportunity to check out their service.

To download your free audiobook today, go to: http://www.audibletrial.com/HellbentForHorror

#horror

#horrormovies

#hellbentforhorror

Movies Discussed:

Fritz Lang’s “M” (1931)

Martin (1977)

Peeping Tom (1960)

Maniac (1980)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Monster (2003)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s