The Terror Test is a podcast made by teachers about horror movies. They are currently doing a series of episodes related to Sady Doyle’s book Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power.
As part of the series, I interviewed Southern root-worker/Tarot reader EllieMae Plantagenet about the influence of the The Craft (1996) on her…well…crafts.
I also am transferring my old Test Prep essays to Lost In Arkham. This week an essay on I Saw the Devil (2010) and revenge tragedy went up.
I got to join them for a chat on one of the most fun double-features I’ve had the chance to see in a while: Sleepaway Camp (1983) and Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987). Check it out if you want to hear about some of Prom Night II‘s allusions to Jean Cocteau and Pablo Picasso.
This happens to be the first episode with the theme I wrote for the show. You can hear an extended form of it here. After my first draft, I was asked for “more lasers.” I was happy to oblige.
Hope you find the double-feature you didn’t know you needed.
I like red peppers and Jan Svankmajer movies.
1. Current Listening: May Day by Silica Gel
2. Current Viewing: "Uncle Yanco" (1967).
3. Current Reading: Ottessa Moshfegh: Death In Her Hands