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

15 Jun , 2016
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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 not my jam. I’m definitely more of a straightforward movie watcher.  As with Paranormal Activity, however, […]

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HoPW: Paranormal Activity (2007)

1 Jun , 2016
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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 negative outcome.  She is very candid about her purposeful antagonization of her stepfather’s temper, as well […]

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HoPW: The Entity (1982)

24 May , 2016
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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 in which her mother told a friend how much The Entity had frightened and disturbed her. […]

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Journey Through the House of Psychotic Women

23 May , 2016
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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. Done?  Good.  By now you know that the book is part memoir and part film study […]

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Tab’s Reaction: Horror in 2017

23 May , 2016
Created by Tab

A listener, @RebeccaRenner1, asked us about our thoughts on a recent article from Movie Pilot.  The article, written by Jancy Richardson, is titled “17 Horror Movies Coming in 2017” and centers on the remakes, sequels, and new films slated for release next year.  While I won’t discount movies I haven’t seen entirely, I do have […]

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