I recently interviewed Jad Fair and knowing so many of his songs talk about monsters and that he grew up in Michigan, I had to ask him about Channel 50. Sure enough, he watched a lot of early monster movies there and was lucky enough to grow up with various […]
Revisiting the only fragment I have of a zombie book. Originally posted to The Terror Test after George Romero’s death and now resurrected on his birthday.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Glum ManOriginally written for Episode 62 on Eraserhead (1977) and Freaks (1932). Interviewer: What was Wild at Heart about David? “Well, it’s about one hour and forty-five minutes. ~An interview with Toby Keeler, recounting a conversation with Lynch “Believe it or not, Eraserhead […]
Destroy Your Sight With a New Gorgon: “Don’t Look Now” and Macbeth Originally written for Episode 61 on Don’t Look Now (1973) and C.H.U.D. (1984). “Do you fear/ things that sound so fair?”~ The Tragedy of Macbeth, William Shakespeare “Just chance, a flick of a coin.”~ “Don’t Look Now,” Daphne du […]
Carveth vs. Carveth Originally written for Episode 60 on The ABCs of Death (2012) and The Brood (1979). “I think the reason why Mommy left… was because for a long time… I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I […]
I wrote this a while back when the podcast was investigating French horror. Let me know what I missed and what I should check out, especially in the last five years or so.
Slicing Up 8 ½ Eyeballs Originally written for The Terror Test: Episode 44. Contains A Cat in the Brain (1990) and 8 ½ (1963) spoilers. “You can’t make love stories.” ~ 8 ½ “If I made Romantic movies nobody would go see them.” ~ A Cat in the Brain […]
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 […]
Originally written for The Terror Test podcast. Check out their new website. I am now writing Lost in Arhkam. Previous Test Prep essays. Written for an episode in which the guys visited South Korea and discussed I Saw the Devil and The Host. Revenge Is a Fist Best Served Boldly Contains I Saw the Devil (2010) spoilers. […]