Tag Archives: Christophe Gans

Episode 51. Mark of the Beast: American Werewolf in London (1981) and Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)

Andrea and Alex deep dive into humanity’s literal fear of wolves, metaphorical fear of the beast within and the differences between British and French werewolves. Hint: it’s not just the accent.

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REQUIRED READING

An American Werewolf in London. Dir John Landis, 1981.

Brotherhood of the Wolf. Dir Christophe Gans, 2001.

EXTRA CREDIT

Legends of the Werewolves – A slightly cheesy History channel documentary with lots of great information about the history of lycanthropy.

Why I Love… An American Werewolf in London – Part of the BFI’s personal history essays, this one delves into the cross section of growing up in the Jewish faith and watching American Werewolf in London.

The Werewolf of Hull! One of the recent reports of wolf sightings in the Northern city.

Solving the Mystery of the 18th-Century Killer “Beast of Gévaudan” – A summary of the history that Brotherhood of the Wolf was based on.

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Episode 49. Achievement Unlocked: Resident Evil (2002) and Silent Hill (2006)

Andrea and Alex combine their powers and enter all the cheat codes to analyze two of the most iconic survival horror games that were re-imagined as movies. With a look at how narratives transition across mediums and the rise in popularity of video game and nerd culture, their two-player co-op campaign attempts to unlock the mysteries of both films.

REQUIRED READING

Resident Evil. Dir. Paul W.S. Anderson, 2002.
Silent Hill. Dir. Christophe Gans, 2006.

EXTRA CREDIT

 The Town That Was – A documentary on the history and lineage of the town of Centralia, Pennsylvania, upon which Silent Hill was based.

Tropes vs Women in Video Games. The first season of Anita Sarkeesian’s webseries.

Alice in Wonderland; The Psychoanalytic Approach – One of the many, many analyses of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland which identifies Alice’s search for identity.

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