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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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Social Commentary of BIRTH OF A NATION

1/18/2021
The 1915 propaganda piece THE BIRTH OF A NATION a film so seeped in fear and racism that it led to the revival of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s. We explore blatant lies, imaginary history, and how it reflects events today.

Duration:01:11:57

The Social Commentary of THE MORTUARY COLLECTION

1/10/2021
We take a look at Ryan Spindell's #horror #anthology #film The Mortuary Collection (now on #Shudder) We look at gender expectations, consequences of sins, the timelessness of morality tales, and more.

Duration:02:06:01

The Social Commentary of HIS HOUSE

1/3/2021
We discuss the social commentary of HIS HOUSE, including immigration, migration, nativism, and the role of case managers and why they burn out so quickly.

Duration:01:49:12

The Social Commentary of BATMAN RETURNS (w/Josh Ruben)

12/27/2020
Writer/Director/Actor Josh Ruben stops by to discuss his favorite Christmas Horror film - BATMAN RETURNS.

Duration:01:36:36

The Social Commentary of SECRET SANTA (w/Adam Marcus)

12/22/2020
Filmmaker Adam Marcus joins us to talk about the social commentary in his film SECRET SANTA. If you've ever sat at the table with a relative and wanted to jam a fork in their neck this may be the movie for you!

Duration:02:11:37

The Social Commentary of ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE (w/Michael Varrati)

12/20/2020
Writer/Director Michael Varrati joins us to talk zombies, Christmas, musicals, and how sometimes the nice guy doesn't always get the girl. Will there be a Hollywood Ending? Break Away and join us to find out.

Duration:01:38:20

The Social Commentary of EL ORFANATO (w/Cynthia Pelayo)

12/13/2020
Cynthia Pelayo joins us to talk about El Orfanato. We explore forgotten people, children with disabilities, slow burn horror that actually works, and what happens when there's no villain to be found in a horror film.

Duration:01:59:42

The Social Commentary of TERRIFIER (w/David Howard Thornton)

12/6/2020
David Howard Thornton. AKA Art the Clown takes us through some of the fun of filming Terrifier and talks a bit about Terrifier 2. He lets us in on his impressive family history and how his mother's death taught him to follow his dreams instead of playing it safe. If you love Terrifier you won't want to miss this episode.

Duration:02:40:48

The Social Commentary of READY OR NOT (w/Cassie Daley)

11/29/2020
Cassie Daley joins us to talk presumed ownership of a woman's body, privilege, entitlement, wedding dresses, and the amazing works of Christopher Pike.

Duration:01:46:42

The Social Commentary of Poultrygeist (w/Lloyd Kaufman)

11/25/2020
Troma co-founder Lloyd Kaufman sits down with us to talk about Poultrygeist... and maybe we never TOTALLY get to that... but it's still a hell of a ride!

Duration:00:39:18

The Social Commentary of BODY DOUBLE (w/Bob Pastorella)

11/22/2020
This Is Horror's Bob Pastorella stops by to talk about the complexity of Brian De Palma's BODY DOUBLE. We chat about reality vs. perception, identity, desire, the roles we expect others to play, and whether De Palma was trolling us. We also talk about Bob Pastorella and Michael David Wilson's new book THEY'RE WATCHING.

Duration:01:35:57

The Social Commentary of THE WICKER MAN (w/Hailey Piper)

11/15/2020
Author Hailey Piper stops by to talk social commentary in THE WICKER MAN. We discuss religion, respect, tolerance, sacrifice, and pub songs about the inn keeper's daughter.

Duration:01:43:23

The Social Commentary of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

11/8/2020
We are looking at WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. We're talking Vampire lore, being an outcast, eternal love, and rules of cultures, relationships, and daily life. Consider this your invitation.

Duration:01:30:54

The Social Commentary of JOKER (w/Thomas Brungardt)

11/1/2020
Thomas Brungardt joins TheNecronomi.Com to look at JOKER. Topics discussed include Abuse/Trauma · Mental Illness & Delusion · Transformation · Vigilantism.

Duration:02:56:25

The Social Commentary of SCARE ME (w/Gemma Amor & Bracken MacLeod)

10/30/2020
Horror authors Gemma Amor & Bracken MacLeud join TheNecronomi.Com to talk SCARE ME! We're talking writing, ego, The Writer's Code, which awards are the coolest , fire pokers, & talent shows in the dark and more!

Duration:02:44:34

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR 31 (w/Thomas Brungardt)

10/30/2020
Throughout the month of October, we're talking about each episode of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror! Episode 31 features TOY GORY, INTO THE HOMER-VERSE, and BE NINE, REWIND.

Duration:00:48:25

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR 30 (w/Thomas Brungardt)

10/29/2020
Throughout the month of October, we're talking about each episode of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror! Episode 30 features DANGER THINGS, HEAVEN SWIPES RIGHT, and WHEN HAIRY MET SLIMY.

Duration:00:38:56

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR 29 (w/Thomas Brungardt)

10/28/2020
Throughout the month of October, we're talking about each episode of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror! Episode 29 features INTRUSION OF THE POD-Y SNATCHERS, MULTIPLISA-TY, and GERIATRIC PARK.

Duration:00:33:09

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR 28 (w/Thomas Brungardt)

10/27/2020
Throughout the month of October, we're talking about each episode of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror! Episode 28 features THE EXOR-SIS, CORALISA, and MMM… HOMER.

Duration:00:40:51

TREEHOUSE OF HORROR 27 (w/Thomas Brungardt)

10/26/2020
Throughout the month of October, we're talking about each episode of The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror! Episode 27 features DRY HARD, BFF RIP, and MOEFINGER.

Duration:00:29:11