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

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.