Episode 073- The Woods Outside and the Woods Within

With Guests Hope Madden and George Wolf from the Fright Club Podcast!

Back when the campfire was the center of the village, the woods were the dark home of dangerous creatures and magical beings. The woods were considered sinister places that epitomized the unknown.

So, it’s no surprise that horror films are right at home with the woods!

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Episode 071- Defenders of the Faith

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.
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Episode 070- Monsters and Misogyny

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”

Episode 069- The Old Gods of Springtime Horror

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”

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