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James Sabata and Don Guillory will be exploring social issues in horror. Each week we will down a different film or topic. Horror as Social Commentary is a topic we’ve covered at a few comic conventions in the past year. It’s become something that we each sincerely believe in academically as well as professionally. Social Commentary can take place in any genre, but horror has a way of planting seeds in our brains, allowing the ideas to be examined over time. While comedy has often been the go-to genre for examining social issues, horror is most effective vehicle for doing so. By creating a space where people are forced to be uncomfortable, our brains become more open to the realities around us.

James Sabata and Don Guillory will be exploring social issues in horror. Each week we will down a different film or topic. Horror as Social Commentary is a topic we’ve covered at a few comic conventions in the past year. It’s become something that we each sincerely believe in academically as well as professionally. Social Commentary can take place in any genre, but horror has a way of planting seeds in our brains, allowing the ideas to be examined over time. While comedy has often been the go-to genre for examining social issues, horror is most effective vehicle for doing so. By creating a space where people are forced to be uncomfortable, our brains become more open to the realities around us.
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James Sabata and Don Guillory will be exploring social issues in horror. Each week we will down a different film or topic. Horror as Social Commentary is a topic we’ve covered at a few comic conventions in the past year. It’s become something that we each sincerely believe in academically as well as professionally. Social Commentary can take place in any genre, but horror has a way of planting seeds in our brains, allowing the ideas to be examined over time. While comedy has often been the go-to genre for examining social issues, horror is most effective vehicle for doing so. By creating a space where people are forced to be uncomfortable, our brains become more open to the realities around us.

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Episodes

The Social Commentary in SLICE and SATANIC PANIC

12/9/2019
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Pizza Delivery Witches Power and Political Gain The crew at TheNecronomi.Com is joined by Author S.A. Bradley as they break down the social commentary in two films this week: SLICE (2018) and SATANIC PANIC (2019)

Duration:01:44:22

The Social Commentary in KNIVES OUT

12/1/2019
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Join James Sabata and Don Guillory as we delve into this murder mystery and look at immigration, deportation, privilege, entitlement, the convenience of white liberalism, and a really solid whodunnit mystery screenplay by Rian Johnson.

Duration:01:36:04

The Social Commentary of THIRTEEN GHOSTS

11/25/2019
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Is it any better to hold a spirit against its will than it would be a full human being? What if some of them deserve it? Slavery? Prison? Some sort of human trafficking? Just what is really going on in Thirteen Ghosts? And why does this guy with no money have a live in nanny? The guys from TheNecronomi.Com break down some of the social commentary in this 2001 film.

Duration:01:41:24

The Social Commentary of FULL METAL JACKET

11/18/2019
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PTSD... The mental reprogramming in Basic Training... The objectification of Asian Women... Turning humans into killers... Conformity.... Loss of the Individual... Living with the consequences of war... Enlist now by downloading this episode: Full Metal Jacket

Duration:03:48:14

The Social Commentary in EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

11/11/2019
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Isolation, Conformity, Societal Constraints, the Panopticon, The HOA, and a guy in leather with freaking blades for fingers. What does it all mean? James Sabata and Donald Guillory break down the social commentary in Tim Burton's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

Duration:01:20:48

The Social Commentary in THE SHINING

11/7/2019
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Addiction, abuse, torture, possibly incest, and a man who travels halfway across the country just to be the sacrificial negro? The Shinning is filled with social commentary. James Sabata and Donald Guillory discuss this and so much more on this week's episode of TheNecronomi.Com

Duration:00:59:19

The Social Commentary In Insidious

10/28/2019
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Best-selling author MichaelBrent Collings discusses the social commentary in INSIDIOUS with Don Guillory and James Sabata

Duration:01:27:06

The Social Commentary in Creepshow

10/21/2019
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"Oh I can hold my breath for a long, long time!" "Oh, Jordy Verrill, you lunkhead!" "What's the matter, Mr. Pratt? Bugs got your tongue?" "That oil slick we saw was just this big sticky mess in the water and streaks and smudges. It looked like an accident. This thing doesn't look like an accident; it looks like...it's on purpose." "Venus flytrap. It's a plant that eats meat. Rooooaaarrrr!"

Duration:03:31:19

The Social Commentary of Zombieland

10/14/2019
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"It's time to nut up or shut up." "The first rule of Zombieland; Cardio. When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons... were the fatties." "THANK GOD FOR REDNECKS!" "Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here." "That'll do, Pig."

Duration:01:03:23

The Social Commentary in Event Horizon

10/7/2019
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"Hell is just a word. The reality is much worse." "Where we're going, we won't need eyes to see." "Liberate tu ta me ex inferis."

Duration:01:30:46

The Social Commentary of THE PURGE

9/30/2019
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"This is not a test. This is your emergency broadcast system announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U.S. Government... Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. May God be with you all."

Duration:01:46:35

The Social Commentary of BeetleJuice

9/23/2019
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"Never trust the living." "I myself AM strange... and unusual." "If i knew then what i know now I wouldn't have had my little 'accident.'" "This is my art, and it is dangerous. You think I want to die like this?" "I've seen the EXORCIST ABOUT A HUNDRED AND SIXTY-SEVEN TIMES, AND IT KEEPS GETTING FUNNIER EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT..."

Duration:02:38:45

The Social Commentary of Stand By Me

9/17/2019
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"No, Ace. Just you." "It was a long time ago, but only if you measure in years." "Don't call me any of your mother's pet names." "We talked all night. The kind of talk that seemed really important until you found out about girls." "A complete... and total... barf-o-rama."

Duration:01:27:30

The Social Commentary in Terminator and T2: Judgment Day

9/9/2019
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"I'll be back." "It's in your nature to destroy yourselves." "If a machine can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too." "That Terminator is out there. It can't be reasoned with, it can't be bargained with. It doesn't feel pity of remorse or fear and it absolutely will not stop. Ever. Until you are dead."

Duration:01:32:54

The Social Commentary in Night of the Living Dead

9/2/2019
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"They're coming to get you Barbara." "I ought to drag you out there and FEED you to those things!" "Alright, Vince, hit him in the head. Right between the eyes."

Duration:00:52:57

The Social Commentary in CANDYMAN

8/26/2019
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Your death will be a tale to frighten children, to make lovers cling closer in their rapture. Come with me, and be immortal. What do the good know except what the bad teach them by their excesses? The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite. As for our deaths, there is nothing to fear. Our names will be written on a thousand walls. Our crimes told and retold by our faithful believers. We shall die together in front of their very eyes and give them something to be haunted by. Come with me...

Duration:01:01:04

The Social Commentary of Jordan Peele's US

8/19/2019
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"We're Americans." "Get into rhythm." "Ophelia, call the police." "It's us." "If you wanna get crazy, we can get crazy..."

Duration:01:05:51

The Social Commentary of Jordan Peele's GET OUT

8/12/2019
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"Do your parents know I'm black?" "He wasn't even driving." "Please don't lump me in with that, you know, I could give a shit what color you are. No, what I want is deeper. I want your eye, man. I want those things you see through." "You know I can't do that, babe."

Duration:01:11:54

The Social Commentary of John Carpenter's THEY LIVE!

8/5/2019
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James Sabata and Donald Guillory sit down to talk about John Carpenter's THEY LIVE! Known for an extensive amount of social commentary, THEY LIVE! teaches us to question everything we see... and everything we don't.

Duration:01:04:19