Mar 21, 2019
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.