This episode we dig into the influences of Judaism and Christianity on the horror genre, with a special focus on Dante's Inferno. Then, we talk about one of Max's all-time favorite horror films, As Above, So Below. Finally, we talk about Hermeticism and the meaning of the film's titular phrase. Intro/Outro music: Apex by Simon Mathewson Background music: The House of Leaves by Kevin Macleod http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-... Licence Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0):...
Nathaniel and Max talk both seasons of one of their favorite TV series: Stranger Things, share their theories about the third season, and decide that they want to be the Duffer Brothers when they grow up.
Max and Nathaniel sing praises to one of their favorite horror films, The Silence of the Lambs. Max digs into the folklore around its iconic moth and gets grossed out by them. Nathaniel gives part 1 of his lecture series on the origins of horror.
Max and Nathaniel talk The Evil Dead series, discussing its scares and debating its use of slapstick silliness. Then they dig into the lore of The Necronomicon, both real and fictional, and Max uses it to quite possibly summon a demon.
Podcasters Max and Nathaniel explore the subject of extraterrestrials in horror, from H. P. Lovecraft's short story "The Colour Out of Space," to the classic horror film Alien, plus the real-life extraterrestrial mystery of Skinwalker Ranch.