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Whenever you hit a milestone it’s time to celebrate.
This is the 50th episode of Hellbent for Horror, and I could think of no better way to celebrate that than to gather a Wretched Roundtable of listeners to talk about the state of the 50-year-old phenomena known as “modern horror.”
Joining me on the show are Zena Sade Dixon (the Real Queen of Horror), John Arminio, and Kevin Maher (Kevin Geeks Out), and we discuss the relevance of classic horror movies to different generations.
There’s a 20-plus year age difference among all of us on the panel, and we talk about what movies spoke to us as horror fans in our formative years.
Does horror have an age gap? What movies benefited from the big screen or the small screen? What movies benefit from seeing with with a crowd or in the privacy of your own home? What movies work (or not) when watched with kids?
And those horror classics – are they still horror classics or simply tired?
I hope you enjoy the discussion, and thanks so much for listening.