In this episode, your horrific hosts Chad Lott and Marc Kate travel back in time to the film that many believe kicked off the recent retro-horror zeitgeist, 2009’s House of the Devil. This film was well received at the time, but may be getting a bit crowded out by recent films in the same sub-genre. The discussion covers the Satanic Panic of the 80s, decisions to work with smaller budgets to retain creative control, and exposes one host’s unforgivable love for Forest Gump.
In this episode, your fiendish co-hosts Marc and Chad, get into an in-depth conversation about Nicolas Winding Refn’s 2016 art house horror film, The Neon Demon. The conversation explores what it takes to be an auteur filmmaker, the taxonomy of the current moment in horror, and whether or not beauty is subjective or objective. It’s the longest episode so far, but definitely one of the most enjoyable.
In episode 3 co-hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott get into director David Robert Mitchell’s 2014 film, It Follows. This unique film exemplifies many of the traits of the modern, stylish auteur-horror. The conversation covers a lot of ground including all things millennial, the differences between American and Japanese horror, and what it means to use dreams as an aesthetic reference.