For those of you who’ve followed my podcast for a while, you may already be aware that I’m heading into my second year of a PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh in Film Studies and English, so I’ve had next-to-no time to put new content out here.
This is the third installment in my Art House Horror series. In this episode I discuss the New French Extremity, abjection, and camp. I look at Trouble Every Day and In My Skin as examples that embrace complex, messy approaches to identity and personhood.
This is a standalone/follow-up podcast to my last episode on American slasher films. In this episode I discuss early slashers from the 1970s, the Final Girl trope, and complex personhood. I look at The Last House on the Left, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Carrie as prototypical films that define and develop the trope which has become a major feature of the horror genre.
In this second podcast in the art house horror series discusses the birth of the slasher movie! In this episode, I’m talking about films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and Friday the 13th. I also go into how Laura Mulvey, Sigmund Freud, and heteropatriarchy are interconnected in horror.