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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!

Jan 28, 2019

On this week’s Horror Podclass we are jumping back into one of our favorite subgenres: the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!  Specifically, we are discussing the rather subdued movie, The Night Eats the World.  It's French.  It lacks machine guns.  Not too much gore.  But don't let that hold you back, as we have found Night Eats the World is a wonderful character study and a really complex exploration of loneliness.  If you haven't seen it yet make sure you check it out on Amazon Prime Video, where a rental can be had pretty cheap.  Watch out for the spoiler bell part way through the episode, this really is a fantastic movie and we would hate to take anything away from a first watch.

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Big Shoutouts to Brian Kirk's new book Will Haunt You, IO, Strange Weather , and True Detective.  Mike talks about John Darnielle's book Wolf in White Van and if you want to read the sample chapter that got him hooked click on this link to VICE.

Helpful Links:

"Why Some Anxious People Find Comfort in Horror Movies" from Broadly.

Psychology Today article about why we need each other.

Harry Harlow's monkey studies.

The episode of The Outer Limits that Mike references is not, in fact, The Outer Limits but rather from the 1980's reboot of the Twilight Zone.  The episode is named Shelter Skelter, which is a pretty damn cool name.

Next Week:  Special Guest Phil Gelatt