May 11, 2018
Zombieland is a super fun movie, but does it have something more to say about the way we see our society? Today on the Horror Pod Class we are going to take a look at Zombieland and some other post-apocalyptic movies and books to see what they have to say about wish to just "burn it all down."
02:00- Tyler is reading tons and tons of academic literature to get ready for his summer teaching gig, Truman State University's Zombie Scholars Academy. One paper in particular that we are going to talk more about today is "Zombieland and the Inversion of the Subaltern Zombie" by David Christopher from the University of Victoria. Click on the link to read it or just bust out your copy of Intellect Horror Studies, Volume 7 Number 1 (April 2016). Tyler is also watching Rain on Netflix, which he says is pretty darn good.
03:30- Mike is reading We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill. So far, it is an excellent collection of short horror fiction, if you are interested just click the link and head over to Amazon to read more and preorder.
05:00- You can support the Horror Pod Class by heading on over to Signal Horizon's Patreon page. It helps us to keep the lights on and we would love to provide some really cool Patreon perks, like the ability for you to ask questions of our really cool guests. We recently had an excellent interview with Weirdbook editor Douglas Draa, it was Horror Pod Class extra credit episode #4.
06:15- Looking for some free horror fiction around the internet? You can sign up for Kindle Unlimited for free, but it is kind of hard to navigate and not all of the content is good. In fact, in can be a downright pain to get to the good stuff, but check out this article where we discuss 6 horror books on Kindle Unlimited that really do make signing up worth it.
09:30- Lets call class to session, ring a bell, and shoot a zombie. Twice.
26:00- Two books that we talk about are On the Beach by Nevil Shute and Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. Two totally different takes on nuclear apocalypse, but both worth a read. Click on the links to head on over to Amazon and pick up a copy, either new, used, or eBook. On the Beach was also made into a film in 1959.
Don't forget to hit up the Horror Pod Class Facebook group, let us know what you think of the podcast and what films, books, and topics you think we should discuss next. You can follow Mike on Goodreads and Tyler on Twitter. Make sure you also check out Signal Horizon for the latest horror news, reviews, and analysis. Until then, class dismissed!