I’d like to ask you a favor, if I may, regarding the Oscars and the snubbing of using the word “horror.”
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is possibly the most popular ghost story in the English language.
It may seem weird that Christmas has a famous ghost story, but the reality is that Christmas ghost stories were a tradition in Victorian England. Continue reading “Episode 063- Christmas Ghost Stories”
SEX and VIOLENCE.
That volatile combination is both provocative and controversial for most people.
It’s where we’re at our most vulnerable, and Horror gives us the opportunity to confront our darkest emotions in a safe environment. Continue reading “Episode 058- Things That Go Bump and Grind in the Night: Sex and Horror”
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, Schuylkill Campus, about true horror stories of history. Continue reading “Episode 057- Horror in History”
Do you ever wonder how the legends of monsters are born?
What made people think werewolves and vampires were real? How did the ideas of silver to kill werewolves, and garlic to repel vampires get passed down from generation to generation? Continue reading “Episode 056- Medicine and Monsters”
The movie adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘It’ was hotly anticipated, and broke box office records.
I was curious about the fervent response to this movie, not just by horror fans, but also by mainstream outlets. After all, the novel came out in 1985, and there was already a miniseries created from it in 1990. Once I saw ‘It,’ and thought about the movie, I started thinking about movie adaptations of Stephen King’s books, in general. Continue reading “Episode 055- Stephen King and the IT in All of Us”
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. Continue reading “Episode 043- Sympathetic Monsters: with Guest J. Blake Fichera”
San Francisco Showing of ‘Blood Diner’ with Q&A with Director Jackie Kong: May 28th at the Historic Roxie Theater!
San Francisco!! Make it a Memorial Day weekend to remember! Blood Diner hits the Roxie Theater Sunday Night at 8:30 pm with Joshua Grannell (aka Peaches Christ) leading the director Q & A. San Francisco BLOOD DINER Screening Party BLOOD DINER Screening & UnDead Party Bloody-Disgusting Jackie Kong Film Director
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