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!”
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!
Continue reading “Episode 073- The Woods Outside and the Woods Within”
Is the supernatural an aspect of nature we haven’t figured out yet? Is magic a concept we use to make sense out of the infinite? What if angels, aliens, and ghosts were all the same thing?
Welcome to the cinematic universe of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Continue reading “Episode 072- Skeptical Magic: Benson and Moorhead Interview”
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”
Can you use horror as a treatment for phobias?
Some psychologists think so. In this episode I talk about some of the common phobias, and how horror movies might be a safe place to come to terms with some mild fears. Continue reading “Episode 068- Fighting Phobias with Phantasms”
A very NSFW episode!
Lloyd Kaufman, the President of Troma Entertainment and the creator of “The Toxic Avenger” drops by to discuss his 50 years of independent filmmaking, his new movie, and the art of making obscenity fun again!
Continue reading “Episode 067- Troma in the Age of Snark: Interview with Lloyd Kaufman”
In this episode, I outline my Horror Manifesto!I’m tired of excellent horror movies being relabeled as anything but horror. This podcast champions horror, and stands up for the horror movie as a beautiful story-telling style.
#SayHorror Continue reading “Episode 066- My Horror Manifesto”
2017 was a very good year for horror, and in this episode I talk about some of my favorite horror films of the year.
They run the gamut from slow burns to monsters to ghosts to bloody terrifying.
There were so many first-time directors who made amazing films that I’m hopeful that this may be the start of a new horror era. Continue reading “Episode 064- 2017: A Good Year for Fear”
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”