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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 4, 2018

Welcome back class!  Tyler is super worried about the "summer slide" which is where kids (and teachers) get dumb over the summer.  Here are 10 horror movies and 5 books to keep you smart, or at least terrified, this summer!


04:20- Cargo is based off of my favorite short Out on Netlix.  It comes out May 18th and stars Martin Freeman and a super cute baby.  Check out the trailer you Youtube.  David Gulpilil is in it also, really sorry we messed your name up so bad!  We love your work!

08:20- Revenge- Out on Shudder May 11th.  You can sign up for a free 30 days on Shudder by going to and entering the promo code "Signal"

11:00-  The Immaculate Void by Brian Hodge, it comes out May 22.  We both really enjoy Brian's work and you can click here to pre-order a copy from Amazon.

13:50- The Endless Out now by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead.  We play a bit of the trailer, but you outta watch the whole thing over at Youtube, it is super good.  If you live in or near Kansas City, you can check it out at Screenland Theater.  

18:17- The First Purge July 4th.  The latest installment of the Purge franchise is set during the days leading up to the very first purge night.  To get ready for this one you can head back a couple of Horror Pod Class episodes and listen to Episode 15 where we talk all about the politics of the purge.

20:22- The Year's Best Horror Volume 10 edited by Ellen Datlow.  We both totally love this yearly roundup of the best short horror fiction out there.  Mike already preordered a copy on Amazon and you can too by clicking here.

You can also listen to our interview with Ellen Datlow, where she talks about her latest anthology, The Devil and the Deep, and more generally about how she puts together The Year's Best Horror collections.

26:00- Slender Man comes out August 24th.  To get ready, Tyler recommends that you watch some of the original Marble Hornets Youtube videos about Slender Man.

29:13- The Nun comes out September 4th.  Tyler reminds us that it is set in the same story line as The Conjuring.  Don't miss it if you are into nun based horror films.

32:30- Cabin at the end of the World by Paul Tremblay comes out June 26.  Make sure you read Tyler's review over at Signal Horizon.

37:00- The Meg comes out August 10.  Check out some of the movie posters, they are SUPER cool.

39:00-  Hereditary comes out June 8.  It has about the best horror movie trailer we have seen in a while.  Also, make sure you read all about how horrific hereditary diseases are and how they are used in fiction over at Signal Horizon.

41:30- America’s Dark Theologian by Douglas Cowan comes out June 12.  It is a great example of how academic and entertainment can be blended together into a very fun and accessible book.  Make sure you check out Mike's review and preorder a copy!

44:30- The Cadaver August 24th.  Link to trailer 

46:50- Slaughterhouse Rulez come out September 7th.  From the same guys who brought us Shaun of the Dead so it's going to be a riot.


49:30- Last book, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond Villareal.  It comes out June 5th, if you want a new take on vampires, preorder a copy over on Amazon.