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Episode 47: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

We go mad for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – 2:13 – 13:50 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari discussion (pre-spoilers) – 15:50 – 22:55 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari discussion (post-spoilers) – 25:10 – 56:39...

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Episode 46: Haxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922)

We cast a spell with the Danish/Swedish silent classic Häxan: Witchcraft the Ages (1922)! SHOW NOTES Updates and Horror News – 1:41 – 10:42 Häxan discussion (pre-spoilers) – 11:59 – 20:31 Häxan discussion (post-spoilers) – 22:31 – 52:52 What We’ve Been Up...

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Episode 45: The Invincible Czars and Nosferatu (1922)

We talk with Josh and Leila of the awesome Austin band The Invincible Czars about their live score for Nosferatu (1922)! SHOW NOTES The Invincible Czars – 2:48 – 1:27:11 What We’ve Been Up To – 1:29:59 – 1:47:47   Clip – “Count...

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Episode 44: NBC’s “Hannibal”

As a follow-up to our Silence of the Lambs episode, we talk Bryan Fuller’s “Hannibal”! SHOW NOTES  Created by Bryan Fuller Starring Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal...

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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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