Episode 25. I Thought There’d Be Stars: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

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Andrea and Alex return to the outskirts of civilization with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon’s The Cabin in the Woods. Looking at archetypes, genre tropes and the limits of humanity, the Faculty ponders the fate of horror and if it should survive.

REQUIRED READING

The Cabin in the Woods. Dir Drew Goddard. 2012.

EXTRA CREDIT

The Cabin in the Woods: The Official Visual Companion by Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon.

Literature’s Greatest Fools. A look at famous fools from across literature.

The Stanford Prison Experiment on YouTube. Not a horror movie per se, but pretty chilling all the same.

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Episode 24. Kill is Kiss: Pontypool (2008)

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Up is down, left is right and black is white in this month’s episode. Tackling the Canadian winter horror film Pontypool, Andrea and Alex talk about national identity, broadcast journalism and how the stories we tell should stop making sense.

REQUIRED READING

Pontypool. Dir Bruce McDonald. 2008.

EXTRA CREDIT

Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media: The Extension of Man (1964). The Canadian theorist’s treatise on humanity’s dependence on (and interpretations of) media.

Northrop Frye – Conclusion to a Literary History of Canada (1965). Canadian-ism and the garrison mentality.

Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature (1972) by Margaret Atwood.

Pontypool Changes Everything (2009) by Tony Burgess.

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Filmmaker Spotlight: Ashlea Wessel

Andrea and Alex talk to emerging filmmaker Ashlea Wessel about her new body-horror/creature feature “Ink”. The ladies talk filmmaking styles, assembling a crew and horror influences.

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She also created this amazing photo of The Faculty of Horror! In case you ever wondered what our babies would look like…

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 The Indiegogo campaign for INK is still going. Please share and/or contribute!

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