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For the Gothic Heroine

Dec 25, 2018

It's time to tell some fairy tales- one of the most frightening fairy tales of all.  In this episode, we'll look at the story of Bluebeard, lingering questions around it, and its influence on everything from great literature to opera to horror movies.  A patreon sponsored episode!

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Dec 11, 2018

If you know all the classic monsters by sight but don't know where to start with their movies, look no further!  In this guide to Universal's 1930s horror movies, we'll look at the foundational films of the genre and see which ones hold up...and think about just what we want out of them.

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Nov 26, 2018

What happens when R. L. Stine- or possibly his ghost writer- tries his hand at historical fiction?  We'll be looking at the Fear Street Sagas, the place where teens in the nineties went for over the top gothic horror.

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Nov 14, 2018

Let's look at the granddaughter of the gothic heroine: the survivor of slasher horror movies.  The term Final Girl was coined in the book Men, Women and Chainsaws, but it has come a long way since then.  Our very first Patreon-sponsored episode!

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Oct 29, 2018

Just in time for Halloween, we'll be looking at the classic 1960s horror movies based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, starring Vincent Price, and directed by Roger Corman.

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