Black Horror with guest Kristina Leath-Malin

For our long-awaited conversation on Black Horror we are joined by Kristina Leath-Malin. As an academic, filmmaker and feminist horror scholar, Kristina's MA on French Horror and the "New Wave Extremity" culminated with her thesis-turned-published book Objectification repackaged: The Women of 21st Century French Horror. Her current work at and documentary project My Final Girl: Black Women in American Horror includes a web/podcast series, video work, and an internet database dedicated to exploring the positioning and representation of Black Women in American Horror Films. Together we discuss the documentary Horror Noire (on SHUDDER), and look at a cross section of seminal films in black horror.

You can find Kristina’s video work and podcast here:
And her writing on film here:

Catching Up and Talking Ted Bundy

We take to the mics to chat and catch up and compare notes on Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. From Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills) the doc pieces together archival footage and audio recordings of Bundy that were made while he was on death row.

We also talk and nerd out over some of Jordan Peele's coming projects.

Bonus Patreon Episode: GET OUT

Hey listeners! While we prep for coming episodes and take some time to breathe, we're sharing this exclusive Patreon episode. We're excited for Jordan Peele's 'US' coming out March 21 and thought it would be fun to offer up this installment about Peele's directorial debut 'GET OUT'.

And a HUGE thank you to our Patreon patrons who made this episode possible. You're the best! We've got some things in the works, so you'll get an update episode before February is out. If you’re interested in the whole alternate catalogue over at Patreon, click here.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Happy New Year! One at a time we're engaging the senses in analyzing Netflix's new Bird Box and A Quiet Place. We compare Sandra Bullock's see-no-evil, blind apocalypse with John Krasinski's hear-no-evil silent nightmare world.

The Haunting of Hill House

We explore The Haunting of Hill House in all its variations. Before celebrating Mike Flanagan's Netflix miniseries we make a stop at the first feature film adaptation of Shirley Jackson's classic, 1963's The Haunting. (We agreed that Robert Wise could have used some ghosts in his haunting movie.)

For part two we return to finish Mike Flanagan's Netflix & Amblin Entertainment-produced The Haunting of Hill House. We finish out talking about Christmas music and traditions.

Celebrating 150th Episodes with Apocalypticism!

To celebrate our 150th episode we're celebrating the end of the world! We talk Apocalypticism, the study of doomsdays across different cultures and theologies. Having some fun with the idea, we focus on three end of the world comedies, Edgar Wright's The World's End, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's This is the End, with The Happening in between. For M. Night Shyamalan's Mark Wahlberg-helmed disaster we recorded our audio commentary and edited it down to the best parts for your listening pleasure.