Episode 086- Horror Pride

Horror is an emotion first and a setting later. It’s the only genre that is directly named after an emotion, and that gives horror a universal appeal. It also makes each person’s experience and interpretation personal.

We close out June, Pride Month, with a celebration of the contributions the LGBTQ community has brought to the horror genre since the creation of the Gothic novel. Continue reading “Episode 086- Horror Pride”

Hellbent for Horrible Questions: Chelsea Lupkin

The 6th Annual Etheria Film Night will be held on Saturday, June 29th at the legendary Egyptian Theatre, and H4H is celebrating with a series of interviews with the filmmakers!

Etheria Film Night is the world’s most prestigious showcase of new short genre (horror, science-fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, and thriller) films directed by women.

This interview is with writer/director Chelsea Lupkin (Flutter, Uncovering Eden) to discuss her newest short film, Lucy’s Tale and her love of genre film.

Join me as I ask Chelsea some horrible questions!

Etheria Film Night: http://www.etheriafilmnight.com/

Lucy’s Tale: http://www.chelsealupkin.com/lucy

Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ Collection: The Importance of Challenging Voices in Pop Culture

Images from Marvel’s Black Widow Collection (2019) Issues #1-5. Written by Jen and Sylvia Soska. Artwork: Flaviano Armentaro. Color Artist: Veronica Gandini. Letterer: Joe Caramanga

With Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ limited series collection (2018), writers Jen and Sylvia Soska continue the proud comic book tradition of using superheroes to challenge readers to take a closer look at our culture.


Spoiler Alert: the following article contains some plot and thematic details (which I think will make you rush out to read the series).

 

It’s one of the most iconic and legendary comic book images in history. The moment Captain America’s fist connects with the jaw of Adolph Hitler still elicits a raw emotional response. People remember the image, but very few realize that Hitler was a threat long before Captain America existed. In fact, Captain America was created because of Hitler.

Continue reading “Marvel’s New ‘Black Widow’ Collection: The Importance of Challenging Voices in Pop Culture”

Episode 085- Last Kiss

Nothing marks the end of an era more potently than when the icons of that era pass away.

The cold reality is that when horror icons pass away, they rarely get memorialized in mainstream arenas.

So, I wanted to give an “Irish Wake”, a happy send-off for several of the people who passed away over the last few years. The people who gave horror fans their First Kiss. Continue reading “Episode 085- Last Kiss”

Episode 083- We Need to Talk About Guillermo

(Photo Credit: CHRISTOPHER WAHL/CONTOUR BY GETTY IMAGES)

If director Guillermo del Toro didn’t exist, we horror fans would have had to invent him.

He’s a true lifelong fan himself, who brought his unique style and passion to horror films, and his love for monsters paid off when The Shape of Water won Best Picture in 2017. 

So…why is there so little conversation about Guillermo del Toro in the horror community? Continue reading “Episode 083- We Need to Talk About Guillermo”

Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!

The excellent new documentary, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR, is a love letter to the rich, powerful history of Black American artists in horror cinema.

The story is told by the artists who made the movies, and they give their unflinching perspectives on the past, present, and future of black horror.

Join me as I speak with Executive Producers Dr. Robin Means Coleman and Tananarive Due about their documentary, Black horror, and their “First Kisses” with horror! Continue reading “Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!”

Episode 080- Violent Femmes: Women in Horror Film Festival

On October 4th, 2018, hundreds of figures dressed in black walked into the Wisdom Woods of Georgia to perform an unholy ceremony.

Beasts were conjured and blood was spilled by the gallons in the pursuit of graven images.

And popcorn was eaten.

I was a witness to the Women in Horror Film Festival, and I lived to tell the tale! Continue reading “Episode 080- Violent Femmes: Women in Horror Film Festival”

 

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