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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 19, 2019

On this week’s Horror Podclass we are doing a deep dive into the brand new Blue-Ray release of the 2018 movie Overlord.  This movie has everything: Nazis, zombies, motorcycles with sidecars, explosions, and jumping out of airplanes.  It just doesn't really have much to say about the horrors of war or the nature of evil... but hey, that's OK.  It is still a really fun movie.  Plus, Tyler gives us a sneak peek at some of the cool features on the Blue-Ray disk.

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:

Click here to get your free two months of Shudder so you can check out Horror Noire!  Seriously, this is a must watch for Horror Pod Class fans!

Mike and Tyler are both reading John Langan's latest collection, Sefira and Other Betrayals.  Excellent as always from John Langan!

The Guardian: "War is Hell:  Overlord and the History of Battle Set Horror Movies"

War is Boring: "The Best Military Horror Movies are Set Back Home"

W. Scott Poole's excellent non-fiction exploration of horror, Wasteland:  The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror

Mike went back and did some research about the racial integration of the US Army and sure enough, racially mixed small units were most definitely not present during WWII.  There was an entire Parachute Infantry Batallion, the 555th "Triple Nickel", made up of African-American soldiers.  They didn't see combat during WWII, but you can read more about their history during WWII, The Korean War, and their integration into the 82nd Airborne Division after the war which paved the way for that Division to be the first integrated division in the US Army.

Next Week: POD PEOPLE!