By (Chad Lott & Marc Kate)
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Hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott discuss horror films, television, literature and philosophy.
||CleanEpisode 32 - What We Do in the Shadows (2014)||The 2015 New Zealand vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is all about fangs and foppery. In this episode we uncover rare undead lore, our favorite vampires, and explore the eternal question: what does it mean to become old and uncool?||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Krampus (2015)||Since Michael Dougherty's Krampus came out in 2015, the pagan hipster Christmas demon has only grown in popularity. We explore the ancient roots of the anti-Santa, discuss Dougherty's extended universe, and make an unavoidable turn down the road of...||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Black Metal||This episode is about the most evil genre of music: Black Metal. We are joined by extreme music authority, Andee Connors. He co-owned the notorious Aquarius Records, curates Pandora’s unholy Black Metal station and creates infernal music as a member..||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - American Psycho (2000)||Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho came out to a flurry of controversy in 1991. Director Mary Harron brought it to the screen in 2000. This episode focuses on the film, but the book is brought up quite a few times. It’s a killer conversation that..||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Trick ‘r Treat (2007)||2007’s horror anthology Trick ‘r Treat is our official Halloween episode. You may notice it is a little late. Excuses? Marc was on tour promoting his new album Deface and Chad was shooting antique firearms in New Orleans. It’s still a good...||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Raw (2016)||Episode 27 - Raw (2016)||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - It||The subject of our first live episode is the new version of Stephen King’s IT (2017). We are joined by Philip K. Dick Award-winning horror writer Meg Elison (The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, The Book of Etta) and editor and publisher Jeremey Lassen...||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 – Death Note (2017)||This episode takes up Netflix's sort of controversial take on Death Note. We discuss appropriation, adaptation, what we'd do with the shinigami powers and whether or not Kraftwerk's eradication from history would stop techno in a Terminator franchise...||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Nightbreed (1990)||Clive Barker's Nightbreed hit theaters in 1990. Some would say this version suffered from major studio interference, but it might have been a bit too ambitious for its time. Over the decades there have been multiple edits of the film, short...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Get Out (2017)||In episode 23 we talk about the highly requested 2017 film by Jordan Peele, Get Out. We both loved this film, but knew it deserved some deeper thought, so we took time doing our research (which mostly included listening to Jordan Peele tell you...||8/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Horrorstör (2014)||This episode is a little different because it's our first attempt at tackling a book. Horrorstör is a 2014 horror comedy novel that was written by Grady Hendrix and illustrated by Michael Rogalski. Unlike our usual show, there are only...||7/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - The Babadook (2014)||The Babadook came out in 2014, but 2017 has been an exciting year for the titular monster of Jennifer Kent's Australian horror masterpiece. Mr. Babadook is now officially an LGBT icon and we brought in a special guest, Andrew Sheets AKA...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - The Conjuring (2013) & The Conjuring 2 (2016)||Fright Friends, this is a delightfully dark discussion drilling deep down into the films The Conjuring & The Conjuring 2: Judgement Da..er..,The Enfield...Case? Anyway, we discuss Ed & Lorraine Warren, cinematography, franchise...||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - Black Swan (2010)||Episode 19 - Black Swan (2010)||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)||Is John Goodman’s character insane? Is he hypersane? Is he right? When does it pay to believe in conspiracies? We ask all these questions and more in our 10 Cloverfield Lane episode and explore the larger Cloververse and whether or not this expanded..||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - The Cabin in the Woods (2012)||Cabin in the Woods is one of those horror films everyone seems to love. It's smart, funny and for the purposes of this podcast, epically intertextual. Listen in to find out more than you ever wanted to know about horror tropes and the way your hosts,...||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)||With so many excellent horror movies to cover, Boo! A Madea Halloween is a bit of a strange choice for an episode. Fear not fright fiends, it's a better film than you might imagine. Even if it sort of sucks. We cover the Illuminati's desire...||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Green Room (2015)||Eugene S. Robinson, writer and dapper tough guy, joins the show for a discussion of the 2016 punk rock thriller, Green Room. The conversation covers neo-Nazis in the early punk scene, what it means to be ready for violence, what is and isn’t...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Forrest Gump (1994)||Is Forrest Gump a pathological liar with an unhealthy obsession with a lost soul or a sweet and heroic man gifted with an absence of ennui? We go deep into the psychology of Robert Zemeckis' enduring Vietnam War epic to find out what horror makes a...||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Pontypool (2008)||Fair warning, this episode is thick with weirdness. Marc and Chad discuss the 2008 Canadian film Pontypool. It’s about a language virus, which invites us to infect the discussion with William S. Burroughs, semiotics, pataphysics, Quebecoise...||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Phantasm (1979)||In this highly requested Phantasm episode Marc Kate and Chad Lott explore the boundaries of low-budget dreams, sci-fi horror, and follicle normativity. This is a well-loved movie with lots of original ideas, but it has some real issues, too. All this...||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - Return of the Living Dead (1985)||In this episode Marc and Chad answer the question posed by 1985's punk rock horror comedy masterpiece Return of the Living Dead: Why Bother? The dynamics of slow vs fast zombies, great soundtracks, amazing character actors, and more are on the...||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 – Meet Your Hosts||In this episode we do something a bit different. Marc and Chad talk about how they met, how they found horror, and why they think about it the way they do. There's no specific films talked about, but this is a long, funny look at how a new friendship...||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - Beetlejuice (1988)||In this episode we are joined by DJ Nako to discuss Tim Burton’s 1988 film Beetlejuice. The conversation gets away from the film, but goes deep into music and the gothic subculture. If you’re of a certain age and your closet is full of black...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Gremlins (1984)||In this special Yule Time episode, the ever jolly Chad Lott, and the ghost of Christmas future Marc Kate, revisit Gremlins. The perils of nostalgia, the joys of puppetry, and the intoxicating 80s can-do spirit are just some of the topics of conversation||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - The Lost Boys (1987)||Your eternally young and bloodthirsty hosts, Marc Kate and Chad Lott, take a look at an 80s classic, The Lost Boys. The discussion focuses on youth culture, tension between punks and hippies, and whether or not Twilight is a piece of crap or a gateway..||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016) with guest Joshua Grannell aka Peaches Christ||Your perennially petrifying co-hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott are joined in this episode by horror filmmaker and drag performance legend, Joshua Grannell, AKA Peaches Christ. We attempt to give a fair critique of the much maligned 2016 version of the...||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - The House of the Devil (2009)||In this episode, your horrific hosts Chad Lott and Marc Kate travel back in time to the film that many believe kicked off the recent retro-horror zeitgeist, 2009’s House of the Devil. This film was well received at the time, but may be getting a bit..||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - The Neon Demon (2016)||In this episode, your fiendish co-hosts Marc and Chad, get into an in-depth conversation about Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2016 art house horror film, The Neon Demon. The conversation explores what it takes to be an auteur filmmaker, the taxonomy of the...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - It Follows||In episode 3 co-hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott get into director David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 film, It Follows. This unique film exemplifies many of the traits of the modern, stylish auteur-horror. The conversation covers a lot of ground including...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 – The Witch||Hosts Chad Lott and Marc Kate discuss Robert Eggers’ 2015 film ‘The Witch’ for the second episode of Scary Thoughts: Horror, Philosophy, Culture. Listen in the player below, or HERE. http://thelibrary.scarythoughts.org/episodes/002-||9/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 – Stranger Things||This is the debut episode of Scary Thoughts: Horror, Philosophy, Culture. Hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott discuss the Netflix series Stranger Things. Listen in the player below, or HERE. http://thelibrary.scarythoughts.org/episodes/001-Stranger_Things.mp3||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Best new podcast on iTunes.
Can't wait to hear more.
It's like sitting down with your two geeky smart horror nerd friends and coming away from the whole thing not annoyed but illuminated! Can't wait for THE WITCH (next episode).
Smart & Scary
I had to listen to this new podcast and was delighted! Marc and Chad are so smart; they're scary.