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Episode 52: City of the Living Dead (1980) and The House by the Cemetery (1981)

We entomb ourselves in the first and third films of Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead and The House by the Cemetery! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – 2:59 – 10:48 City of the Living Dead discussion (pre-spoilers)...

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Episode 51: Black Sabbath (1963)

We worship at the altar of Bava on Black Sabbath! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – 1:36 – 12:24 Blood and Black Lace discussion (pre-spoilers) – 14:39 – 23:00 Blood and Black Lace discussion (post-spoilers) – 24:23 – 1:25:03 What We’ve...

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Episode 50: Inferno (1980) and The Mother of Tears (2007)

We get witchy with the last two films in Argento’s Three Mother’s Trilogy – Inferno and The Mother of Tears! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – Blood and Black Lace discussion (pre-spoilers) – Blood and Black Lace discussion (post-spoilers) –...

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Episode 49: Blood and Black Lace (1964)

We start out our Italian horror month by stalking the catwalk with Mario Bava’s classic Blood and Black Lace! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – Blood and Black Lace discussion (pre-spoilers) – Blood and Black Lace discussion (post-spoilers) – What We’ve...

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Journey Through the House of Psychotic Women

Join Tab on her journey through the House of Psychotic Women.  Week by week, she’ll discover how women, depictions of mental illness, and the horror genre are represented in film through the lens of Kier-La Janisse’s amazing book on cult and exploitation film analysis.

HoPW: Outer Space (1999) and Dream Work (2002)

Tscherkassky’s shorts are mentioned in (the above) single line in House of Psychotic Women.  Janisse likens the filmmaker’s manipulation of footage from The Entity to the entity’s assault of Carla in the film. If I’m being honest, experimental films are...

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HoPW: Paranormal Activity (2007)

Janisse discusses the repeated hauntings in Paranormal Activity in relation to her own traumatic cyclical experiences, including recurring nightmares, patterns of abuse at the hands of her stepfather, and her recreation of her idolized stepsister’s tumultuous adolescence despite knowing the...

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HoPW: The Entity (1982)

Janisse precipitates her analysis of The Entity by talking about her earliest memory – unknowingly interrupting her mother’s rape by breaking out of her locked room and responding to her mother’s cries.  Later, she also remembered overhearing a conversation...

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Journey Through the House of Psychotic Women

If you’re a cult film fanatic and you haven’t read Kier-La Janisse’s amazing House of Psychotic Women: An Autobigoraphical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films, go buy it and read it now. Don’t worry, I’ll wait....

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