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Welcome to But Why Tho? the podcast, where we talk about the parts of popular culture that people say matter and ask the question but why tho?

 

Kate, Adrian, and Matt answer this question with through passion, geekdom, history and even some scholarship.

Mar 8, 2017

On this week's episode we talk about a century-old genre of film that is in a revival: horror. 

From slashers, the paranormal, zombies, vampires, and exorcisms, horror is genre with many ways to tell a story. But at the end of the day, these films tap into our fears to show us parts of ourselves and society (or you know make a quick b-movie, that happens too). 

Adrian, a non-horror fan, talks about a sub-genre he can get behind, zombies. Tom brings talks about the bridge between suspense and horror, and his love of The Thing (1982). Kate leads us through a history of horror and talks about The Blair Witch Project's impact on horror - and a little of her serial killer research hobby). And we welcome a super special guest from the Don't Split Up! Horror podcast, JR Forasteros! JR brings through the detailed meanings behind slasher movies and the final girl, with his explanation of Black Christmas (1974). 

#Slashersplain #ZomRomCom

SHOWNOTES

Like what JR had to say? Check out his podcasts at NorvilleRogers.com 
Follow him on Twitter @jrforasteros

If you want to hear more on horror check out the Don't Split Up! Podcast. Make sure to give them a like on Facebook too!