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The Terror Test: Test Prep #14

May 12, 2017 by


Amour Fou-Frou Until I got to the New French Extremity movement that features intense scenes of violence and gore, most of the French horror films I was considering for this article wouldn’t score in the podcast’s scare factor category. However, if the podcast graded a “weird” factor, we’d have some winners. Previous to this movement, […]

The Terror Test: Test Prep #8

January 12, 2017 by


Anti-Paraskevidekatriaphobia Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mom “We notice that in ironic comedy that the demonic world is never far away.” ~ Northrop Frye Potential spoilers for Friday the 13th (1980) and Psycho (1960). As a young horror fan, I liked Italian gialli, often considered proto-slashers, but was rarely excited […]

Assembly Required

May 6, 2013 by


“Assembly,” noun. First of all, a gathering, all of us here together. Convocation. Parliament. The act of putting something together: assembly required. The thing that is put together, parts considered as a whole: a mechanical assembly. Many years ago, through their observations of “ordinary” Americans (this was the late 40s, so we’re mostly talking about […]