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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!

Nov 12, 2018

Class is back in session and Tyler and Mike are discussing a franchise that we have all heard of and watched, the Saw franchise!  Yep, it doesn't matter if you love or hate Saw, you have to admit that at least the first one was pretty powerful.  Instead of hating on Saw, which we do a little bit, we take a look back at Jigsaw through the lens of French philosopher Michel Foucault's conception of "biopower" and "biopolitics."  Plus, hear Mike's take on S.T. Joshi's latest nonfiction work, 21st Century Horror.  

Here are some helpful links for today's Episode:

The Horror Pod Class Facebook Group

Signal Horizon on Facebook and Twitter

Dark Corners of the Web (FREE STUFF): First chapter of Scared Sacred: Idolatry, Religion and Worship in the Horror Film (out next year).  In this chapter, Samm Deighan explores the directorial work of William Peter Blatty (author of the 1971 novel The Exorcist) in The Ninth Configuration (1980) and TheExorcist III (1990)

Uproxx's Ratings of all the SAW deaths/traps.

Film, Horror, and the Body Fantastic By Linda Badley

Monsters of biopower: Terror(ism) and horror in the era of affect (2016) by Clare O'Farrell