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The Horror Pod Class

Hey class!  Come meet Mike and Tyler, two high school teachers who absolutely love to talk and write about the horror genre!  We also own and write for a website named Signal Horizon, where you can get the latest news, reviews, and analysis of works from the horror and dark science fiction genres!

Apr 25, 2019

Tyler is back for the show notes and if you play your cards right I might also give you a free knee cap piercing.  


What we are watching/reading


Tyler:  Alien 40th Anniversary Edition.  Check out ten reasons to buy it.  He is also really excited about John Langan's new collection Sefira and Other Betrayals.

Mike is reading Nicole Cushing's Mirrors.  You can check out one of her fabulous weird stories, The Orchard of Hanging Trees on Pseudopod Episode 277.  He also is reading Whiskey Tales by Jean Rey.  Both of us flicked our beans about how great it is to have a favorite author.  Check out Wakefield Press a small press that specializes in translations.  Worde Horde publishes Langan and Cushing.  They are the best.


Dark Corners of the Web

Darkest Night, its Bianural.  Hit us up on the FB group if you have any idea how to actually pronounce that word.  Tyler specifically mentioned the episode Happy Hollow Farms. 

Essential Question:  Is American Mary making any specific claims about American views of self-expression?

1.  The Movie

The Bad review comes from The Guardian.  Listen as we pretend to be stuffy British dudes from Manchester. 

The Good review comes from IGN.  Its what you would expect from folks that like a movie about electively removing one's nipples.

Also, both of us liked the movie a lot.

2.  The Theory

Anya Stanley has a kick-ass article in Vague Visages that picks apart what the movie says about feminism, the female body, and self-expression.  Its pretty rad.  

IndieWire has what is essentially a negative review of the movie but offers some interesting analysis with what the film attempts to do.

LightSpeed Magazine has a pretty comprehensive if basic explanation of the different forms of body modification.  The boys talk about folks they knew that branded themselves.  

3.  The Application.

We ran out of time to really further expand on the application but there is an interesting article in BRNO Studies in English about the Canadian and American dichotomy in terms of American Psycho and American Mary.

Sight and Sound has a pretty good bio piece about the Soska Sisters who wrote and directed the movie.

Finally, Mike unpacks what a Mary Sue is and refuses to explain what flicking ones bean means.  Although he has agreed to get a tattoo of a hotdog on his neck.  


Next Week Old Testament Horror and The Dibbuk Box.