Category: Episodes

Episode 026- More Volatile Substance: The Oscar Edition

It seems that when a movie with dark themes is marketed for mainstream appeal that the “horror” description goes out the window in favor of “suspense,” “mystery,” or “thriller.”

There are lots of movies that are billed as “thrillers,” which are, in my opinion, horror movies, telling horror stories at their cores.

This is even more the case with movies that get nominated for Best Picture. Continue reading “Episode 026- More Volatile Substance: The Oscar Edition”

Episode 023- What’s Eating You?

In this month of Thanksgiving when, in America, we feast…

I’m thinking about things that feast on us. 

The fear of being eaten is primal, and dates back to our caveman days when we were on the menu for all the big predators.

And it’s been a mainstay of horror for ages.  The Blob, The Fly (both the original and the David Cronenberg remake), and countless other movies and books deal with the primal fear of being eaten by an unknown monster. Continue reading “Episode 023- What’s Eating You?”

Episode 022- Never Underestimate the Power of the Microbe: Body Horror

Some horrors are all too real, and we’re powerless to stop them.

Being bested by a one-celled organism can really put a person in his or her place.

In this episode I talk about REAL body horror, specifically the horror of outbreaks of illness.

Epidemics.  Pandemics.  They’ve been the topic of good and bad horror alike.  I’m fascinated by the microscopic world, and that these tiny creatures outnumber me, you, all of us. Continue reading “Episode 022- Never Underestimate the Power of the Microbe: Body Horror”

Episode 021- Lessons In Latex and Cuisine For Corpses: The Artists of Sinister Creature Con

What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I have some ideas…

This month I went to the Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento, CA.

This convention focuses on the technicians behind the shock effects, and it’s filled with artists demonstrating their work and their passion for everyone to see. Continue reading “Episode 021- Lessons In Latex and Cuisine For Corpses: The Artists of Sinister Creature Con”

Episode 020- The Devil You Don’t Know: 20 Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen

 Have you gotten your Halloween scare yet?

In this episode, I give a selection of movies to watch for this Halloween season.

My list skips the “old reliables” in favor of some lesser known films you may not have seen before. 

It’s a mixture of old and new, American and foreign, monsters, ghosts, and some new disturbing characters. Continue reading “Episode 020- The Devil You Don’t Know: 20 Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen”