Episode Link (opens new window) Oh, to have been there in the heyday of Grindhouse Cinema! Rows of theaters on New York’s 42nd Street playing classics
Episode Audio (opens new window) SEX and VIOLENCE. That volatile combination is both provocative and controversial for most people. It’s where we’re at our most
History is full of real-life horror stories. In this episode I talk with Dr. Harold Aurand, a professor of History at Penn State University,
Episode link (opens new window) Do you ever wonder how the legends of monsters are born? What made people think werewolves and vampires were real?
Episode link (opens new window) The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ was hotly anticipated, and broke box office records. I was curious about the
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.