The Horror Pod Class
By Tyler Unsell
The Horror Pod ClassFeb 02, 2022
Quatermass and the Pit Live at the Stray Cat
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I, Madman Live at the Stray Cat Film Center
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The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre Live at the Stray Cat Film Center
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My Bloody Valentine 3D- Live at the Stray Cat Film Center
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The Undying Monster
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Uzumaki (2002) Live From the Stray Cat Film Center
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Episode 148: Night of the Creeps (Live Episode)
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Episode 145: Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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Episode 144: Someone's Watching Me Live From the Stray Cat
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Episode 143: Anatomy (2000)
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Episode 142: 976 Evil Live at the Stray Cat
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Episode 141: Wax Mask
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Episode 140: Mill of the Stone Women
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Episode 139: C.H.U.D.
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Episode 138: Scream (2022) With Stephen Graham Jones
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Episode 137: Scream 2 With Director Clayton Scott
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Episode 136: Scream 4
2021 Year End Review
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Episode 134: Better Watch Out
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Episode 134: Doctor X
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Episode 133: Nia DaCosta's Candyman
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Episode 131: Halloween Kills
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Episode 129: Curse of the Demon
Episode 128: Malignant
Episode 127: Targets
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Episode 126: House of Wax (2005)
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Episode 125: The Superdeep
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Summer School Recommendations
Here is what Tyler has been up to.
Episode 124 Saint Maud With Special Guest Nadia Bulkin
Episode 123: Viy
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Episode 122: The Blob (1988)
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Episode 121 Popcorn
Episode 119: Fear Dot Com
Episode 118: Split Second
Episode 117: Nosferatu
Episode 116: Rawhead Rex
Episode 115: Blood on Satan's Claw
Episode 114: Session 9 With Matthew Bartlett
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Episode 5: The Coup Episode
Jessica and Tyler react to the failed coup on the capital and how we educate through insurrection.
Episode 113: Shivers With Director Jeff Brown
Episode 112: Our Favorites of 2020
Episode 111 Krampus
Episode 4 The Email Episode
This week Jessica and Tyler talk about coming back from virtual teaching, angry emails, and how we build an inclusive classroom.
Reimagining education in post pandemic world.
Here is the Atlantic article we are discussing
Teaching a divided classroom in a divided time
Its our election episode. Good Luck everybody.
Introducing The Hybrid Model
Welcome to the Hybrid Model. We can't wait to here from you!
Episode 109 The Changeling
Episode 108: Night of the Demons
The Horror Pod Class Episode 107- May
The Horror Pod Class Episode 106- The Exterminating Angel
Episode 105: One Dark Night
Episode 104 The Old Dark House
Episode 103: Live From the Weird Symposium: The Beach House
Episode 102: Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Season 3 Finale: Blood Quantum With Special Guest Gemma Files
Season 3 Episode 31: The Zombies of Sugar Hill
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Season 3 Episode 30: Underwater With Leslie Lutz
Season 3 Episode 29: The Monster Club With Jason Teal
Season 3 Episode 28: Mysterious Monsters With Max Brooks!
Extra Credit: Interview with "Body Cam" Director Malik Vitthal
Extra Credit: Interview with "Z" Director Brandon Christensen
Season 3 Episode 27: Event Horizon With Brock Wilbur
Season 3 Episode 26: Fury of the Demon, Antrum, and Other Cursed Films
Season 3 Episode 25: Haunt and a Brief History of Commercial Haunted Houses
Season 3 Episode 24: Attack of the Crab Monsters
Season 3 Episode 23: Gags the Clown and Cosmic Horror
Season 3 Episode 22: Stuart Gordon's Dolls
Season 3 Episode 21: Adam Roberts and The Legend of Hell House
Interview: Cursed Films With Jay Cheel
Interview with Jay Cheel
Season 3 Episode 20: Noroi and Thanatopolitics
Season 3 Episode 19: The Corona Episode
Season 3 Episode 18: #WiHM and the Old Crone Trope With Kati and Tracy
Season 3 Episode 17 The Ghost Ships Episode
Season 3 Episode 16 Panic Fest, Film Festivals, and The Lodge
Season 3 Episode 15: Survival of the Dead, Tribalism, and Special Guest Daniel Kraus
S03E14: In the Mouth of Madness and Evil Books
Orrin and Tyler chat In the Mouth of Madness, HP Lovecraft, The Tome of Eldritch Trope and lots of other Carpenter stuff. Check Signal Horizon for full show notes.
Season 3 Episode 13: Black Christmas and Subtext
Season 3 Episode 12: Black Mountain Side With Scott R. Jones
Bonus Episode: Interview with John McPhail Director of Anna and the Apocalypse
S03 E11: The Tingler and Phenomenology
S03E10 The Lighthouse and Ok Boomer
Season 3 Episode 10: Fantastic Fest with Nick McCracken
Check out our rundown of Fantastic Fest. Our favorite movies and how to find them.
S03E08: Paul Tremblay, Ambiguity and Take Shelter
S03E07: Martin and Working Class Horror w/ John Amplas and Nicole Cushing
S03E06: Don't Breathe and the Captive Woman
S03E05: Depraved with Larry Fessenden
S03E04: The Monster and Alcoholism
S03E03 Larry Fessenden's Habit with Special Guest John Langan
S03E02: Defining the Haunted House with Paranormal Activity
S03E01: Corporate Horror, Thomas Ligotti, and The Belko Experiment
Sophomore Year (Season 2) Summer Preview
S02E39: The Cultural Significance of Cannibal Holocaust
Zero Hour Presents: May Flash on the Horizon Finalists
Extra Credit: Interview with Jenn Wexler
The beauty of small theatres is that they act as little pockets of experimentation. They are smaller and more adaptable and willing to try lots of different things to get people in the door. That's why last week Screenland Armour hosted a kick ass free screening of The Ranger directed by Jenn Wexler. A small budget slasher film with a fiesty indepededent spirit was exactly what I needed to start the work week.
The Ranger at its core is a movie about a girl whose uncle dies in the woods only to be rescued by a forest ranger. The titular ranger (Jeremy Holm) is not the good guy he seems. Years later Chelsea(Chloe Levine) now a young woman runs with a group of punk rockers. During a raid on a night club they are hanging out in the group shoot a police officer and decide a cabin in the woods is the perfect place to run to. Chelsea leads the group to the cabin her deceased uncle bequeathed her. The ranger recognizing Chelsea begins to come after her and her friends.
The Ranger leans into its label as a a punk rock slasher. All of the characters would willingly define themselves by that label. They go to punk rock concerts, they dress punk, and most importantly they have that fuck you mentality we commonly associate with that genre. That being said as we are establishing our main characters the punk rock label is never a mask our characters can hide behind. If they are assholes, they are punk assholes. If they are ditzy and silly than they are ditzy and silly punks. In short punk rock is not a panacea for everyone's personality issues. I appreciate that level of introspection. It gives a fullness to the characters that makes the punkness of the movie feel more like a contribution as opposed to a contrivance. The soundtrack is absolutely bonkers. Comprised mostly of west coast punk the sountrack is a wonderful hodgepodge of new and old. You will find Rotten UK, The Polyester Wags, and The Lobstrosities to name a few on this absolutely killer mix tape. It is clear that the soundtrack was handled with the same loving care the movie was given which is a truly rare thing nowadays.
The acting in this movie by the supporting cast is servicable. There is no one stealing scenes from Chelsea or the ranger. They are mostly standins for traditional slasher archtypes only with punk and modern sensibilitites. Two of the punks happens to be gay which interjects a level of modernity to the slasher subgenre that some are all too fast to label conservative. Chloe Levine is an absolute star. She emotes more with her giant eyes than most do with their entire bodies. Levine plays Chelsea with a richness that helps the audience grasp her level of damage without painting her as a victim. She is a survivor and in a punk rock fantasy that is about as good as it gets. Jeremy Holm plays a great goofy villain. I am not quite sure if he is going for campy or realism and this indescsion prevented me from ever deciding if this character is really fully developed. There is a bit with some wolf skin and some howling that totally lost me towards the end of the film. That being said if his only job is to create pe
S02E38 Mother! Deep Ecology and other stuff
Part 2 of Ginger Snaps and Transfiguration
Watching and Reading
Tyler: I am reading loving Found Footage and Horror Films: Fear and the Appearance of Reality by Alexandra Heller Nicholas. Also watched The Wandering Earth pretty awesome.
M: GoT. Finished Jean Rey. Hey also Written in Darkness Mark Samuels
OR: hey, wanna read some Canadian Horror? Gemma Files http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/stories/drawn-up-from-deep-places/
Essential Question: How does Ginger Snaps handle Puberty, the Female Monster and Transfiguration.
Hey, BTW there were two sequels: https://www.thoughtco.com/ginger-snaps-movie-franchise-1873037
Out by Sixteen”:Queer(ed) Girls in
Ginger Snaps—Tanis MacDonald in Jeuneese, Young Poe
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 3.1 2011
I am your worst fear, I am your best fantasy: new approaches to slash fiction
Brennan, Joseph Carl Linden
Application of Theory to the Movie
S02E37: Ginger Snaps and Transfiguration
S02E36: The Possession, The Dibbuk Box, and Religious Horror
Tyler with the show notes....Spectrum Sucks
This week we are all about The Dibbuk Box....DONT OPEN IT!
What are we watching!
Tyler: Avengers End Game, Possum, Nick Cutter's The Troop
Mike: Game of Thrones. History of Westeros Podcast.
Time is a Flat Circle: Examining True Detective, Season One
with Adam and Mark Stewart
Dark Corners of the Web
From The Tablet: The Second Wife
Essential Question: Is there such a thing as Jewish Horror...Also Mike is an Anti Semite
1. Not really old testament more like apocryphal religious.
2. Some background information for the Actual Dybbuk Box
3. Truman State University connection.
Judaism, The Dybbuk Box, and Possession by Yoram Bilu
Too Holy To Print by J.H. Chajes on Tablet
Spirit Possession in Judaism (Hardcover) Cases and Contexts from the Middle Ages to the Present (Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology)
The Witch of Endor
The Disembodied Evil of Jewish Horror by Nathan Abrams
Other Jewish horror. The new Golem!.
NEXT WEEK: GINGER SNAPS and Transfiguration
S02E35 American Mary and Body Modification
Zero Hour- April Flash Fiction
S02E34: Nadia Bulkin and A Dark Song
S02E33: Splice and Our Fear of Science
S02E32 Tragedy Girls Part 2
PART 2 BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS HARD
Tyler is back and he has hijacked the show notes.
Short and Sweet here we go
What have we been watching/drinking/reading
I saw US. Some good information about it. https://shadowandact.com/the-ending-of-us-explained-review
The Best Science Fiction of the Year Neil Clark
Getting Ready for Zombie 101
Dark Corners of the Web
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/vandermeer_04_07/ Also Listen on StarShipSofa Podcast
What does Tragedy Girls have to say about SM….PS its on Hulu
1. The Movie
2. The Theory
3. Theory Application
Next on The Horror Pod Class: Splice and Genetic Engineering
S02E32 Tragedy Girls and Social Media
S02E31: It Comes at Night and Immigration
The Horror Homeroom and It Comes At Night
The Outer Dark Symposium For the Greater Weird-Revisiting the Weird
Tyler and Orrin are at the Outer Dark Symposium of the Greater Weird
Mike is touring Columbia
Enjoy one of our favorite topics from Season 1 as we revisit The Weird.
Hey Class! On this episode of Horror Podclass we talk about the upcoming movie Annihilation and one of our favorite genres, The New Weird. We discuss weird fiction, what it is, what it isn't, how it works, and where you can find more of it!
Here are some useful links to some things we discuss in the show:
Annihilation News and Trailer Worry Fans of the Book at our website, SignalHorizon.com. You can see the trailer for the upcoming movie and read a little bit about the problems adapting the book into a film.
You can also read for yourself what H.P. Lovecraft wrote about the genre, why it works, and how to write it.
Don't forget to head on over to Audible.com and start your free trial! We recommend that you get a copy of Area X by Jeff VanderMeer, which contains the entire trilogy that starts with Annihilation. Tyler recommends Karin Tidbeck as another great weird fiction author you can check out.
If you are looking for some weird fiction podcasts, check out Pseudopod, an excellent short horror fiction podcast with excellent stories and equally excellent narration. We recommend you start your weird fiction journey with episodes 574: While the Black Stars Burn by Lucy Snyder, episode 568: The Room in the Other House by Kristi Demeester, and Episode 578: Alarm will Sound by Christopher Shultz.
S02E30: Kill List and Secret Societies
S02E29: Stakeland and Fiscal Horror
HPC Presents: Extra Credit Interview With Writer/Director Al White
S02 E28: Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Cultural Anxiety
Hey Class. Its Tyler doing the show notes. So get outta here. It's time to Party!!!
It's all about loser teachers!!!
Mike is excited about socialism...mostly libraries and the USPS. Pretty Pinko commie stuff if you ask me.
I am excited about Ararat. It’s awesome. Also Books in the Freezer is great. Here is the episode we were on. It was a ton of fun. Jonathan Janz The Dark Game. Also Meta found footage movie Butterfly Kisses
Mike: True Detective. Open Curtain by Brian Evenson.
Dark Corners of the Web
Body Parts Magazine
Bad Boy Kristen Roupenian. Bad Boy
Essential Question: How do the invasion of the body snatcher movies reflect the different cultural anxieties of the time.
Screen Prism has a great body snatcher article
Capgras Delusion is pretty messed up.
Teaching The Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Teachers in the era of accountability and testing. We are the POD PEOPLE. Emotionless and robotic. Found in:
Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue Volume 18 2016 by Michael Bailey
Not linking to the Washington Examiner. Go find it yourself.
World Health Organization best practices guide for medical professionals to respond to vaccine deniers. Or, HOW TO ARGUE WITH IDIOTS
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S02E27: Overlord and the Horror of War
S02E26- Pontypool and Language
S02E25: The 9th Gate with Phil Gelatt
S02E24: Night Eats the World and Loneliness
S02E23: Green Room with JR Hamantaschen
S02E22: Resolution and Addiction
S02E21 Parenting and Bird Box
End of the Year 2018 Volume 2
Best of 2018 Volume 1
S02E18: Let the Right One In
S02E17-Candyman with Orrin Grey and Sean Demory
S02E16: Dark City and Psychogeography
S02E15: The Strangers and the Home Invasion Subgenre
S02E14: Saw through the lens of Biopower
S02E13: Unfriended and the "Screenlife" Technique
S02E12: Children of the Corn and Why are Kids so Scary?
S02E11: Halloween and Why So Many Horror Movie Sequels?
S02E10: The Autopsy of Jane Doe and Gendered Violence
This one is gonna be a fun one. Strap in and get ready for Gendered Violence and The Autopsy of Jane Doe
S02E09: How eXistenZ uses Body Horror
S02E08: Fascist Horror and Pan's Labyrinth
S02E7: Holiday Horror
S02E06 Rosemary's Baby and New Wave Cinema
S02E05 Get Out and the Complex Discovery Plot
Hey Class today we are talking all about Get Out
What are you reading
Tyler: Tyler is reading Brian Hodge West of Matamoros North of Hell, Edge of the Known Bus Line by Brian Gapinksi out of Etchings Press. John Langan's The Wide Carnivorous Sky
Mike: Jon Padgett's Broker of Nightmares, Charitable Chatbooks from Nightscape Press. Ashes and Entropy by Nightscape as well. An Anthology of Victory in Defiance by Apex
Dark Corners of The Web
Post Mortem Pod Cast, Event Horizon, In the Mouth of Madness, The Thing.
Tyler Mentions White Zombie, and The Rainbow and The Serpent. He says Get Out is a zombie movie
We mention an article in Atlantic Monthly by Lenika Smith
The Philosophy of Horror by Noel CarrollONSET DISCOVERY CONFIRMATION CONFRONTATION
Hippocampus by Adam Neville
Black Bark by Brian Evenson
High Times Article by Tim Kohut