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Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast. Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze ...
 
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Don't get on anything called "Murder Ride" Special Guest: Joe Lipsitt https://twitter.com/bstolemyremote Approachability: 2/10 (bleak but stylized torture porn.) Gore: 9/10 Jump Scares: 6/10 Creep Factor: 7/10 Content Warnings: body horror; torture; claustrophobia; jump scares Up Next: Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffre…
 
Josh talks with Joe Lipsett (film critic and cohost of the Horror Queers podcast) all about the never made ALIEN V. They take deep dive into the many failed iterations of the sequel, and the all of the drama that plagued its path. Check out the incredible spec art from Neill Blomkamp ALIEN V concept here Follow Joe: @bstolemyremote on Instagram & T…
 
Hello? Hello? It’s for you. Join the Psychoanalysis podcast and special guest Joe Lipsett for holiday comfort horror with Bob Clark’s Black Christmas. The pod is coming from inside the house. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill …
 
Josh conjures up the ghost with the most for an in-depth dive into the wacky world of Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian. Learn all about the Beetlejuice cartoon, the Broadway musical, and all of the many failed sequel incarnations. Afterwards, Josh chats with film producer Maya Korn (Diabla) about her love for the Beetlejuice franchise, and how she’s conti…
 
Considered a classic of Latinx literature, Cisneros' book is a series of vignettes set on a street in Chicago. Brenna selected this book to complement our regularsode next week, so we tackle the novel's class and feminist themes. Plus: an ode to lyrical, poetry-like texts! Wanna connect with the show? Follow us at our new Twitter handle @HKHSPod or…
 
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Monika Estrella Negra's short Flesh (click the link to view the 15-minute-long short), which follows a young, Black queer woman (Esther Matthews Alegria) in the DIY Punk scene in Chicago. Feeling entrapped by her own community, she seeks to destroy what ultimately is destroying her. Questions? Comments? S…
 
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD! Special guest Randall Colburn joins the Psychoanalysis pod crew for a relaxing vacation in the quiet town of Nilbog with the so-bad-it’s-good masterpiece, Troll 2. What's the matter? Aren't you hungry? Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLe…
 
Our month of 3s continues with Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, the third entry in the Hellraiser franchise and who better to join us than mega fan Bryan Christopher? In the 1992 Anthony Hickox-directed film, the action shifts from the UK to New York (cough North Carolina cough) as Doug Bradley's Pinhead channels Freddy and Wishmaster while tempting …
 
Who's ready for an abusive relationship? What about "storytelling" as opposed to good writing? Do you like your FX dodgy and your vampires sparkly? The truth is...we didn't like Twilight. But we do try to be fair about how it became a cultural juggernaut and with whom, in addition to dissecting why it is harmful, problematic and filled with bad rep…
 
We felt a responsibility to address the breaking news from the holidays surrounding Trickster and Inconvenient Indian director Michelle Latimer. We also offer some context and include statements from writer Eden Robinson and film director Jeff Barnaby. Wanna connect with the show? Follow us at our new Twitter handle @HKHSPod or use the hashtag #HKH…
 
Wanna feel old? Call someone on Skype. Special Guest: Dana Schwartz http://www.danaschwartzdotcom.com/ Approachability: 4/10 (a haunted house for the zoom era) Gore: 7/10 Jump Scares: 3/10 Creep Factor: 7/10 Content Warnings: suicide; gore; references to rape Up Next: House of 1000 Corpses (2003) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffrey Cranor and Cecil Baldwi…
 
Skål! In this episode, we’re putting Ari Aster’s 2018 film Midsommar on the examination table. Using this film as a heightened example of how culture can impact our understanding of disability, we’ll be discussing the intersection of ageism and ableism. We also take a look at the character of Rueben and discuss themes of eugenics. Intro and outro m…
 
Bring me the pod. Bring me the pod. Psychoanalysis embarks on a new theme by analyzing Jennifer Kent’s terrifying metaphor for depression, The Babadook (2014). Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess S…
 
The third year of the pod kicks off with our annual tradition: a Scream film! Scream 3 (2000) is arguably the least popular film in the franchise, but it's due for a critical reappraisal as we unpack all of the its challenges, including no script, an in-demand Neve Campbell, post-Columbine timing, a move to comedic Hollywood and studio interference…
 
Saved By The Bell mega-fan Brenna introduces Joe to the wonders of Pacific Palisades as we tackle the very self-aware new version, who is surprisingly smart, class-oriented and progressive. It's also very funny! We also follow-up on our holiday activities. Brenna: Mind the Gap, Dash & Lily by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan Darius the Great Is Not Oka…
 
The fish people would like to wear your face. Special Guest: Desiree Burch https://www.desireeburch.com/ Approachability: 3/10 (a man gets his face peeled off, okay?) Gore: 9/10 Jump Scares: 5/10 Creep Factor: 8/10 Content Warnings: body horror; gore, rape Up Next: Unfriended (2015) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffrey Cranor and Cecil Baldwin (Find more o…
 
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Blake Mawson's revenge short Pyotr495 (click the link to view the 15-minute-long short), which sees an app hookup go horribly wrong, only for the tables to be turned on the assaulters. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to g…
 
Jenn, Lara, and Mike look at differing responses to trauma with iconic final girl Laurie Strode. This episode from 2020’s Salem Horror Fest focuses on PTSD, its manifestations and treatments, and how it’s portrayed differently in: Halloween H20 (1998) and Halloween (2018). Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspecti…
 
Happy New Year, everyone! We're hopping aboard a party train to ring in the new year with Roger Spottiswoode's Jamie Lee Curtis-starring slasher film Terror Train! Joining us for the bash are Chris Moore and Kevin Jones, the co-hosts of the Homos on Haunted Hill podcast! Join us as we discuss the slasher go-to of pranks being the reason for someone…
 
Here's a sneak peek of our all new Patreon minisode as we celebrate our favorite horror films - in this case Joe's #2 pick for the year - and bid 2020 a long-overdue farewell! Like what you hear? Head on over to www.patreon.com/horrorqueers and become a Patron for more exclusive bonus content today! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…
 
We're staying gold through the end of 2020 with arguably one of the most significant YA texts in history! This is ultimate "YA for boys" (although it is written by a woman); it's also deeply nostalgic and kinda terrifying. Expect comparisons to our previous discussion on Stephen King's The Body/Stand By Me, talk about whose story this really is and…
 
Soft core hippie porn w/nary a horror film in sight Special Guest: Kyra Sims https://www.patreon.com/kyrasims Approachability: 10/10 (it's creepy & gross, but not in a horror-movie way) Gore: 1/10 Jump Scares: 1/10 Creep Factor: 4/10 Content Warnings: pretty shitty depictions of women and lesbians Up Next: Dagon (2001) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffrey …
 
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing William Lott's queer holiday short What's In The Box? (click the link to view the 9-minute-long short), which finds a queer man struggling with his impulse control when an unexpected gift arrives on his doorstep on Christmas Eve. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and…
 
Finally a movie that understands the Christmas spirit Special Guest: Dan McCoy https://whiskeyflicks.com/ Approachability: 4/10 (classic slasher with a super creepy phone voice) Gore: 3/10 Jump Scares: 6/10 Creep Factor: 7/10 Content Warnings: blood; stalking; murder of a child Up Next: Virgin Witch (1971) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffrey Cranor and Ce…
 
Happy holidays, everyone! We usually take this week off, but we had an extra episode in the Horror Queers archives that we recorded back in October for the Nightstream Film Festival, and we thought we’d release it as a little holiday treat for all of you. That treat comes in the form of a discussion of all things J. Lo in Tarsem Singh's The Cell! J…
 
Our name is Pod and we’ve got a story to tell about the time we gave a questionable gift and ended up destroying the town! Dan Caffrey joins us for a Holiday Comfort Horror Episode on Gremlins! Just don’t listen after midnight. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevi…
 
In the final minisode of 2020, we each selected a news item to capture a trend in YA for the year. Brenna looks at an evidence-based study out of the UK that has found improvements in the percentage of published authors of colour Flood, Allison. "Number of young adult writers of colour doubles to almost 20%" The Guardian. Sept 29, 2020 Joe , meanwh…
 
Josh talks with writer/director Ryan Spindell about his recent Shudder Original movie The Mortuary Collection. Ryan gives advice on how to get an indie film made in Hollywood, and we chat unreleased horror, dream book adaptations, coolest genre festivals, and lots more! Stream The Mortuary Collection on Shudder now Follow Ryan: trapdoorpictures.com…
 
The real monster is puberty. Special Guest: Sarah Maria Griffin https://twitter.com/griffski Approachability: 6/10 (it's not scary or creepy. it's gory and tragic) Gore: 8/10 Jump Scares: 1/10 Creep Factor: 2/10 Content Warnings: body horror; graphic animal death; tragic death Up Next: Virgin Witch (1971) and special bonus episode Black Christmas R…
 
In this episode, Nicole puts two of her favorite slashers – Jason Voorhees and Leatherface – on the examination table and their stories as characters with disabilities. How are their disabilities discussed in their respective franchises? How do the roles of family and community supports factor in? We dig into those topics, and more! Intro and outro…
 
This week on Micro Queers, we're discussing Tim Sullivan's 2011 anthology short I Was a Teenage Werebear (part of Chillerama, available on Amazon Prime and Tubi) starring former (current?) gay porn star Brent Corrigan/Sean Paul Lockhart in a Grease, The Lost Boys, Rebel Without a Cause musical parody. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the bo…
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we pop open some champagne, scoop our phones out of the fish tank, and conclude Killer Kids month with Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out and a character who’s definitely on the naughty list. We dare you. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacL…
 
This week on the pod, we're wrapping up the holiday season with queer writer/director Chris Peckover's 2016 film Better Watch Out. We're joined by returning guest Ariel Fisher and...well let's just say that both the film and the discussion go places that you might not expect. Big, flashing SPOILER WARNINGS for the film, as well as We Summon The Dar…
 
Today’s episode is all about middle grade ghost stories! Host Jessica Scott covers twice as many books as usual: City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab A Properly Unhaunted Place by William Alexander Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker; and Small Spaces by Katherine Arden Jessica still dives deep in this episode, though, asking li…
 
The OG rubber suit is noir-level fierce. Special Guest Gemma Hurley https://twitter.com/gemgemhurley Godzilla Approachability: 9/10 (unnerving at times, but in an arty, not scary, way) Gore: 1/10 Jump Scares: 2/10 Creep Factor: 4/10 Content Warnings: destruction of city; mass death Destroy All Monsters Approachability: 10/10 (the least scary movie …
 
This week on the pod, we're getting literary with a deep dive into Selvadurai's acclaimed queer coming of age novel (or is it a collection of short stories?) and the long-delayed, highly controversial film adaptation (now available on CBC Gem in Canada and on Netflix in the US). Up for discussion: how the book seamlessly interweaves history and com…
 
This week on Micro Queers we're discussing Tom Frederic's 2017 short Sauna the Dead (click the link to watch the 20-minute short) which looks at a zombie outbreak set at a gay bathhouse. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Group to get in touch with other listeners > Trace: …
 
Before she was a podcast star in her own right, Joe sat down with Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting's lead critic, to chat about her enduring love of Revenge, the French feminist rape/revenge film. Follow the show and guests: Joe: @bstolemyremote Meagan: @HauntedMeg Anatomy of a Scream: @aoas_xx Visit Anatomy of a Scream for reviews and editorials.…
 
Need a ride? Jenn, Mike, and Lara pick up special guest Mel Kassel for a comfort horror road trip through discussions of gender, power, and finger fries with the 1986 road thriller, The Hitcher. Our mothers told us never to do this. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by…
 
Our Angel of Death awaits as we enter the dark streets of Gotham City to discuss the first (and only?) Batman slasher film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm! Joining us for the discussion is Batman expert (and all-around swell gal) Lindsay Traves! We'll delve into the film's rushed production and failure at the box office. Joe compares the Bruce/Andrea …
 
It might be December, but Halloween never dies! Josh and guest Emily Gagne discuss the failed 2010 Dimension Films project Halloween 3D written by Patrick Lussier and Todd Farmer (My Bloody Valentine 3D). Josh and Emily give a detailed synopsis on the Halloween 3D script, while also scooping pumpkin guts on the Rob Zombie era, the original Hallowee…
 
We're on the edge of great courtesy ofJulie and the Phantoms, the candy coloured confection of a Netflix trifle that isn't good per se, but is incredibly enjoyable. Up for discussion: the surprisingly heartfelt exploration of grief and music (shocking no one, both of us cried watching!); the very Vancouver production, Brenna's bemusement at Julie's…
 
OSHA regulations are merely suggestions. Special Guest: Ophira Eisenberg https://www.ophiraeisenberg.com/ Approachability: 6/10 (not scary; just very very very gross) Gore: 7/10 Jump Scares: 2/10 Creep Factor: 2/10 Content Warnings: gory/gross effects Up Next: Godzilla (1954) & Destroy All Monsters (1968) RNGHPN9 is hosted by Jeffrey Cranor and Cec…
 
Welcome to Bodies of Horror! This podcast, hosted by Nichole Goble, puts horror films on an examination table and discusses them through a lens of disability. For this all-important “intro” episode, Nichole discusses two films that really hit home for her at a young age due to how they connected disability and horror: The Exorcist (1973)and Dr. Gig…
 
This week on Micro Queers we're discussing Daniel Sterlin-Altman's 2017 short "Hi, It's Your Mother" (click the link to watch the 4-minute short) about a distracted mother, a kitchen knife, the Bossa Nova, her gay son and his boyfriend. Questions? Comments? Snark? Connect with the boys on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook, or join the Facebook Gr…
 
The Horror Is So Queer gang dives deep into the world of creature films and their connections to queerness. Plus: what cats can teach us about consent! Films discussed: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) Cat People (1942) The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) The Shape of Water…
 
We’ve been thinking … and … we need to talk. We’re kicking off December with our most taboo topic yet and tackling Lynne Ramsey’s heartbreaking psychological horror, We Need to Talk About Kevin. So join us at the dinner table for an in-depth conversation about Eva, Franklin, and, of course, Kevin. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music n…
 
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