Tag Archives: horror

The Intersection: Dear Horror Genre, Let’s Talk

15 Mar

Dearest Reader, I hope you don’t mind taking a side-quest into Horror today. Horror, as I see it, is related to Science Fiction and Fantasy. Yes, it’s its own entity, but it’s related via Surrealism. Sometimes they’re so closely related that it’s difficult to separate one from the other. (See Alien, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Attack the Block, Pitch Black, and Event Horizon to name a few.) I used to consume a great deal of Horror[1], but at a certain point I no longer felt safe or welcome — even as a viewer. So, I left it behind, but I think I may be wandering back in thanks to a number of new releases and well, a certain podcast that I’d also like to recommend. (Women in Caskets, I’m looking at you. :)) WiCs reminded me of how much I miss Horror, and of how much I’ve missed. Continue reading

Torture Cinema Poll: March Madness!

1 Mar

We truly do HATE to disappoint you, but this has literally nothing to do with college basketball. We just felt like torturing you.


Just kidding. Sort of. Really, it’s just time to pick our next Torture Cinema of 2017! We have a wide variety of total crap for you to choose from. So choose wisely!!

310. The Haunting (1999) — A Torture Cinema “Adventure”

28 Dec

Creepy statue babies, bad psychology, and evil old dudes, oh my! In this special edition of Torture Cinema, the crew punishes themselves by watching 1999’s sleeperfest, The Haunting. You voted for it, so we watched it!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below): Continue reading

Torture Cinema Poll: October Doubleheader (VOTE!)

2 Oct

It’s that time of year again.  Halloween is upon us, and that means we need to get ready for our Halloween special.  But we also haven’t recorded an episode of Torture Cinema in a while, so that means we’re going to do two in October to make things extra fun.

There are two polls:  one for early October and one for Halloween.  So, vote away!

(Note:  the Halloween Special poll will remain open until Monday 10/10!)


The Disquieting Guest — Universal Monsters and the Passing of the Gothic

24 Feb

Another week, another story on the attempt by Universal Studios to create a “Monsterverse,” leading to another bit of fretting on my part. I agree with the points in this piece, and I’ve already written about why I think the approach is misguided (at best), but after some online conversation with some friends, I am increasingly of the opinion that Universal’s project would be doomed no matter what the approach. Much as it pains me to admit it, we may be past the era in which any revival of these characters would stand a chance. Continue reading

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