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.
While Maranda is on vacation, Rachel and Nikki are back to talking horror books with one of their favorite genres: Young Adult. They discuss a couple of their favorites, as well as delve into the controversy of content for young readers. Listen to the end for an announcement about an upcoming giveaway!
Not so long ago, people's lives were intimately linked with death. Now our culture avoids the subject at all costs. But should death really seem so frightening? Join Nikki and her friend Ang as they shake hands with the Grim Reaper and provide you with a preview of a new card game that aims to dispel the fear and taboo surrounding our mortality.
Lizzie Borden's alleged murder of her father and stepmother on August 4th, 1892 is arguably one of the most famous double homicides in the United States. But did she really do it? Join us as we examine the facts, rumors, and scientific evidence surrounding the case with our friend Tori, who performed an experiment while getting her Masters to determine whether Lizzie could have been physiologically capable of giving her parents forty whacks.
Hail to the king, baby! This week we dive into one of our favorite franchises, Evil Dead! We laugh the whole way as we take a brief look at each of the movies, including the remake. We finalize the conversation with a recommendation to watch Ash vs. Evil Dead as soon as possible!
Home invasion films have always been a staple in the horror genre, so this week the ladies dive into some of their favorite home invasion films. First, Rachel discusses the classic film, Wait Until Dark(1967)starring Audrey Hepburn; Maranda continues on with the well known French film High Tension (2003), and Nikki ends the conversation with one of the most popular home invasion films, The Strangers (2008). Conversation centers around what works and what doesn't work in these types of films alongside a brief look into the psyche of the tormented.
Today we’re talking about two horror films that have a lot in common; Ginger Snaps and Jennifer’s Body. The conversation abounds with boxy practical effect werewolves, intense high school friendships, and theories on links between lycanthropy, demons, and the female body.
This week the ladies tackle terrifying legends from the grave. Rachel starts off with Resurrection Mary, a well known legend from the Chicago suburbs. Maranda discusses another black angel legend from Iowa City, Iowa, and Nikki finishes the episode with the legend of real world vampire hunters.
This week the ladies tackle one of the most controversial subjects in horror: the inclusion of mental illness. Rachel opens up the episode by discussing The Babadook and its powerful commentary on grief. Next, Maranda talks about the recent film, Split, which received both hate and praise. Nikki ends the episode with a discussion of The Taking of Deborah Logan and how the film approached Alzheimers.