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“Heroic Vampire Bullshit”: Lesbian Desire, Vampires, and Queerness across Iterations of Carmilla

In this episode I discuss queerness, political potential, and iterations of Joseph Sheridan La Fanu’s Carmilla.

Image Credit: U by Kotex © 2014

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UPDATES

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.

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Fandom and the Resurrection of Fear in Millennial Horror

This stand-alone podcast covers stardom, fandom, and horror film reboots.

Image Credit: Dimension Films and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer © 2006

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Eat Me: Abjection, Camp, and the New French Extremity

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.

CW: Gore, Rape, Self Harm, Cannibalism

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Show Notes:

On giallo horror: Giallo Film List; Sex, Death, and Paperbacks: The History of Giallo Cinema

Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection. Nota, 2017.

Sontag, Susan. Notes on Camp. Penguin Books, 2018.

Author: Genevieve Newman

Image Credit: Canal+ © 2002

1970s Slashers and the Radical Reimagining Female Representation

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.

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Show Notes:

Arvin, Maile Renee. Pacifically Possessed: Scientific Production and Native Hawaiian Critique of the “Almost White” Polynesian Race. Dissertation, UC San Diego: b7759918.

Clover, Carol. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Creed, Barbara. The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis. London: Routledge, 1993. Print.

Gordon, Avery. Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 1997. Print

“Go Cart – Drop Mix” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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It’s Always Mom’s Fault: American Slashers in the 1970s and ‘80s

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.

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You Need An Old Priest And A Young Priest: 5 Possession Horror Movies

Just not feeling “yourself” today? Here are 5 films you might find relatable.

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HGTV Never Mentioned This: 4 Films About Haunted Places

If you’ve ever wondered whether those noises were *really* old pipes, these movies might be for you.

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The Surveillance State Just Won’t Quit: Control, Time, and Horror TV 2014-Present

To wrap up my series on TV horror, I’m talking about surveillance in both abstract and concrete terms.

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