Episode 88. Cult Classic: The Howling (1981)

We’re *virtually* live from Salem Horror Fest this year and we’re talking about sexy werewolves and not-so-sexy wellness with Joe Dante’s The Howling. From cultish retreats to women in media, Alex and Andrea go to the darkest reaches of the p0rn theatre… 
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The Howling. Dir. Joe Dante, 1981.


Feminist Critique of Freud. A summary of how Freud is less than friendly to women. It the privilege we envy, not the penis!
The Human Potential Movement Gone Awry. A look at how one wellness movement became co-opted.
Self Help Inc. Micki McGee’s book about how self-help became a cultural movement.
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers. Sady Doyle’s book on the construct of woman as monster.
Haunted. Leo Braudy’s book on supernatural elements in the natural world told from an accessibly academic standpoint.


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5 thoughts on “Episode 88. Cult Classic: The Howling (1981)

  1. Cory says:

    Excited for this! “The Howling” is something I’m fairly new to and I’m eager to hear the Faculty’s take on it.

    I also just recently saw Justin Simien’s “Bad Hair” which got me thinking of the haunted hair movies from the aughts like “The Wig” and “Exte: Hair Extensions”. I think the idea of horror by-way of the societal importance of a woman’s hair/beauty might make for a great episode of the pod, I’d love to hear Alex and Andrea’s analysis of that.

    Thanks for the great content, it has helped me a lot through this last year.

  2. B Vrzak says:

    Ok, serious question: Suspiria was the Gaylords’ initial pick for an episode, right? Right?? Did you all put that off because you just talked about witches and bad mothers in the September episode?

  3. ChampionPunk says:

    I feel echoes of this in Barker’s Nightbreed.

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