Since Michael Dougherty’s Krampus came out in 2015, the pagan hipster Christmas demon has only grown in popularity. We explore the ancient roots of the anti-Santa, discuss Dougherty’s extended universe, and make an unavoidable turn down the road of capitalist critiques of holiday favorites.
This episode is about the most evil genre of music: Black Metal. We are joined by extreme music authority, Andee Connors. He co-owned the notorious Aquarius Records, curates Pandora’s unholy Black Metal station and creates infernal music as a member of A Minor Forest and Common Eider, King Eider. We invoke blasphemous critical theory, the abysmal history of youth movements and the odorous politics of several necrotic musical personalities.
As a primer for our Black Metal episode, our glorious guest Andee Connors has created an epic, but impossible to complete mix for us on Spotify.
Listen in preparation for our episode 30 conversation, listen afterwards for further edification, or listen simultaneously for a Dark Side of the Rainbow effect:
A Scary Thoughts (Mostly) Black Metal Mix by Andee Connors
Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho came out to a flurry of controversy in 1991. Director Mary Harron brought it to the screen in 2000. This episode focuses on the film, but the book is brought up quite a few times. It’s a killer conversation that covers Moby Dick, political correctness in the 90s, yuppie culture, Christian Bale’s hotness, A Clockwork Orange, and whether or not Gordon Gekko is more evil than Patrick Bateman.