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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!

Feb 11, 2019

On this week’s Horror Podclass we are doing a deep dive into the 2008 zombie horror movie Pontypool, language, philosophy, and rhetoric.  Recording this was way more fun than watching the State of the Union, that's for darn sure.  Pontypool is easily one of our favorite movies, but not everyone liked it.  As evidenced by our anonymous Amazon reviewer, not everyone thought it was a zombie movie.  Whether you liked it or hated it, the movie does offer up some very interesting critiques on language and at least makes you think.

Connect with us Tyler and Mike at:

The Horror Pod Class Facebook Group

Signal Horizon on Facebook and Twitter

Mike D on Goodreads

Helpful Links:

Preorder upcoming collections from Brian Evenson, Ted Chaing, and Seong-nan Ha.

Tyler is currently reading Kinfolk by Matt Kurtz.

Recommended by both Thomas Ligotti and Jeff VanderMeer, read The Society Tiger by Jean Ferry on Weird Fiction Review.

Check out the podcast Write Along with David and Cargill.

"Pontypool Warns us to Mind our Language" at the Guardian. 

Haig Bosmajian not only has a cool name, but he wrote the textbook on using language to enforce power structures.  

So, Mike totally nerds out and talks about tabletop role playing games.  Eclipse Phase is without a doubt, one of the coolest.

"Fast Talkers" in Scientific American.

Next Week: Overlord and the horrors of war.