This week the ladies tackle true crime once again but this episode hits close to home. The ladies discuss local murders occurring around their hometowns in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois. Nikki and Rachel discuss two murders that received national attention, while Maranda delves into a lesser known, but just as gruesome, murder. Rachel shares her personal connection to the murder she chose and how it affected her family.
This week Maranda and Rachel begin a new series: Pick a Decade. In this episode, the ladies cover horror films from the 20's and 30's to outline the origins of the horror genre we see today. 3 films from each decade are discussed alongside the legacy they left behind.
We would like to remind listeners that the next episode will be available on the 11th of September. This is our last weekly episode and will now be moving back to bi-weekly.
In this week's episode, Nikki, Rachel, and Maranda discuss how the final girl trope has affected the horror genre. Rachel opens up with the episode with a discussion of Men, Women, and Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover and how the term "final girl" was coined. The ladies then discuss their favorite final girls, ranging from classics to the 2000s, and how they either fit or don't fit the final girl trope. The conversation bounces around a bit as the ladies examine the overall representation of women in film and how this affects reality.
We all know the rules, but why do the rules exist? This week it’s the Scream franchise, about which we all have very differing opinions. From Sidney’s first call to her last, we discuss the dynamics of this self-referential story in detail. Don’t you dare hang up.
Today we immerse ourselves in some of the weirdest myths that exist: those originated by sailors and pilots. From sirens and the Kraken to whatever is or isn’t going on in the Bermuda triangle, we’re talking about it. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon page for access to exclusive material.
We’re not talking about scream queens. We’re not talking about running through a Texas field in a soaking wet tanktop. We’re not talking about doing the dumbest fucking thing a human being could possibly do in a life-threatening situation. We’re talking about assertiveness, brains, and...okay, yeah, sometimes sociopathy. But you have to understand, it’s all a commentary on the patriarchy. The patriarchy is the problem. It’s hurting all of us. It’s really just making us want to fish organs out of other people’s bodies.
In this week's episode, Nikki, Maranda, and Rachel start things out with the announcement of the tshirt giveaway winner. Congrats to Clarice who submitted a fun and well thought out choice!
The ladies move on to discuss fictional haunted houses. Rachel begins the discussion with horror classic, "The Haunting of Hill House" and how the adaptations compare to the original novel. Maranda continues the discussion with "The Rats in the Walls" by H.P. Lovecraft and gives listeners just one more reason to fear rats. Nikki slightly lightens the discussion with popular horror film "Crimson Peak" and reminds us all why Guillermo Del Toro is a phenomenal director.
The ladies end the episode with moments that frightened them throughout the week.
With Rachel gone this week, Maranda and Nikki discuss groundbreaking horror films. The beginning of the Slasher genre sparks conversations of final girls and their constant use throughout horror, while the illumination of found footage drags primal fears to the forefront.
A friendly reminder is also placed at the end to remind listeners to get their monster submissions in by 17 July 6PM Central.
Rachel has a tough decision this week; in this episode Maranda and Nikki fight it out to earn the title of "Best Monster". With these unconventional monster choices, Rachel must choose between two movies she loves. Listen to the end to learn more about how you can win a QOTD tshirt!
Males usually take the heat for being the most likely to commit murder, but trust us, there are plenty of gals who have done it too. Today we discuss three female killers with an affinity for soap-making, romance magazines, and finding the key to the Fourth World.