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Scary Thoughts episode 55 – Naked Lunch with guest Daniel Coffeen

In this episode we cover all things Naked Lunch: the 1959 book by William S. Burroughs, the 1991 David Cronenberg film, and all the surrounding mythology. If you’re into drugs, writing and weirdness, this is the episode for you. We’re joined by self-described sophist, Dr. Daniel Coffeen. He’s a former professor of rhetoric at UC Berkeley and teacher of critical theory at the SF Art Institute. He’s authored Reading the Way of Things: Towards a New technology of Making Sense (Zero Books).


Episode 24 – Nightbreed (1990)

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed hit theaters in 1990. Some would say this version suffered from major studio interference, but it might have been a bit too ambitious for its time. Over the decades there have been multiple edits of the film, short story collections, video games, comic books and all kinds of other tie-ins. We talk about why this “franchise” has endured, what works, and what doesn’t, in the 2014 director’s cut.