Tuesday, November 7, 2017

STRANGER THINGS 2: Part 2


We talk about the second half of Stranger Things' Second Season and wrap up our thoughts on the series so far.


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Friday, November 3, 2017

STRANGER THINGS 2: Part 1


We talk about the first half (episodes 1-4) of Stranger Things 2 from Netflix-- and get into nostalgia, class consciousness in the 80s, and whether binge-watching is killing the culture.


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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

INTERVIEW: Haunters director Jon Schnitzer


Jon Schnitzer is the director of HAUNTERS: The Art of the Scare, which presents two competing visions for haunted attractions in america—the traditional boo-scare style of haunt as seen in the guise of Shar Meyer, legendary scare actress, and haunt designer Donald Julson, as opposed to the new “extreme” vision exemplified by Russ McKamey of the McKamey Manor in San Diego.


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Monday, October 23, 2017

INTERVIEW: Grady Hendrix, author of "Paperbacks from Hell"


Grady Hendrix's new book is a non-fiction chronicle of the boom in horror paperback publishing in the Seventies and Eighties that followed in the wake of Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, and Thomas Tryon's The Other. It's called Paperbacks from Hell.


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HAUNTERS: THE ART OF THE SCARE


This week we look at the brand new documentary HAUNTERS: The Art of the Scare directed by Jon Schnitzer, about the growing rift between people who continue to put on traditional "boo-scare" haunted attractions and newer "extreme" experiences."


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Halloween III


We discuss the strange third film in the Halloween series, this time a non-slasher Halloween story about an evil warlock industrialist out to use technology, witchcraft and Halloween masks to conduct a massive human sacrifice.


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Thursday, October 12, 2017

INTERVIEW: Michael Okon, "Monsterland"


Michael Okon is the author of the new book MONSTERLAND from Wordfire Press, about a theme park called "the scariest place on Earth." With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?


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