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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!

May 17, 2019

Welcome back to the Horror Pod Class!  Today we are talking about the movie, Mother!  Not the Danzig Song. Not the Mike Pence catchphrase. No, we are talking about the super weird fever dream of a movie that captured our hearts (pun intended).  There is a lot to unpack about this movie, including the biblical imagery and the discussion about how art is perceived, but there is a really cool undercurrent of philosophical themes related to Deep Ecology and Eco-Feminism. It's a pretty awesome chat, so please take your seats for another offbeat class. 

Connect with us Tyler and Mike at:

The Horror Pod Class Facebook Group

Signal Horizon on Facebook and Twitter

Mike D on Goodreads

What we are reading and watching:

Welcome to Miskatonic University from Broken Eye Books.

12th Annual International Festival of Horror Radio Plays, DEATHSCRIBE.

Dark Corners of The Web: You totally have to check out PseudoPod episode 590: "Emperor All" by Evan Marcroft. It is way cool, super weird, and perhaps a good companion in regards to mood with Mother!

Helpful Links:

The Forbes Review

Matt Goldberg over at Collider has a pretty good explanation of the movie. Or just rely on the comment section of youtube.  Whatever.

Darren Aronofsky has an interview in Time where he explains some of the movie. Or tries to.  Tyler and Mike don't really believe him. It's not his movie anymore, it's not your house!!!

A good place to start with Eco-feminism is Fertile Ground: Women, Earth and the Limits of Control by Irene Diamond.

According to Ecological Criticism Based on Social Gender: The Basic Principles of Ecofeminism Chen Ling Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014, pp. 67-72 Higher Education of Social Science.