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April 2017

Is There Blood In My Hair?: True Blood, Supernatural, and Interpretations of Crisis

This blog continues my series on the history and development of TV horror. I’m taking an industrial, thematic, and fan theory approach to analyzing True Blood and Supernatural.

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Paranormal Film List

List of 5 paranormal horror films that either solidify or challenge sub-genre conventions.

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Sex, Death, and Paperbacks: The History of Giallo Cinema

This podcast kicks off the newest series on art house horror! In this episode, I’m talking about the history of giallo cinema and analyzing Sergio Martino’s 1972 film, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key.

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Murder Will Out: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Teenage Cynicism

On late ’90s and early ’00s TV horror and centuries-old traditions of superstitions regarding murder.

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Sonic Horror Geographies: Hush (2016), Gender, and Disability

This stand-alone episode looks at Mike Flanagan’s 2016 film Hush. Hush is a horror film about Maddie, a young writer who is deaf and mute and who has recently moved to a secluded cabin in the woods. The film details one harrowing night when a serial killer arrives at her home.

Content Notice: This podcast contains discussions of rape, gendered violence, graphic depictions of injury and physical/mental harm, ableism, and imprisonment, as well as audio clips from the film that some listeners may find disturbing.

This podcast was originally published on The Coachella Review’s blog which can be found here: http://thecoachellareview.com/wordpress/2017/03/24/sonic-horror-geographies-hush-gender-and-disability/

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