Is the supernatural an aspect of nature we haven’t figured out yet? Is magic a concept we use to make sense out of the infinite? What if angels, aliens, and ghosts were all the same thing?
Welcome to the cinematic universe of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Continue reading “Episode 072- Skeptical Magic: Benson and Moorhead Interview”
With guest: John Arminio
Horror movies have looked to peoples’ faith and beliefs to create some of our scariest monsters.
When a movie becomes so ingrained in the culture, does the culture mimic it? Fact and fiction can blur, and the apocryphal story can become truth if it is perceived to be true.
Guest John Arminio joins me to talk about the different ways that belief and faith has been used in horror films, and how sometimes the fiction becomes fact.
Continue reading “Episode 071- Defenders of the Faith”
Being a horror fan comes with a stigma. Many groups from all sides of the social spectrum believe that horror movies are morally reprehensible and promote real-life violence.
Because of that, the Horror Community is staunchly anti-censorship and broadly permissive around violent and disturbing content in horror movies.
Sometimes, this allows real-life monsters to hide among our ranks, who promote real-life sadism and misogyny. Continue reading “Episode 070- Monsters and Misogyny”
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!
Continue reading “Episode 067- Troma in the Age of Snark: Interview with Lloyd Kaufman”
Hellbent for Horror is nominated for a Rondo Award for BEST MULTI-MEDIA HORROR SITE!
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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.
#SayHorror Continue reading “Episode 066- My Horror Manifesto”
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”