Feb 27 2018
Trigger Warning: this week's episode contains a lot of discussion of sexual harassment, sexual violence, and the #metoomovement in relation to the film we watched. This week our journey through the video nasties brought us to an awkward and unforeseen confrontation with the worst elements of hollywood and horror movie culture wrapped up in one neat little package. In the midst of the #metoomovement, we suddenly found ourselves sitting down to watch Harvey Weinstein's 1981's confession...uh, I mean, "film," The Burning. Gotta be honest, this one broke our spirits a little bit (which may explain why it took us two months to getting around to actually talking about it) and, weakened by its truly abysmal political sentiments, sent us careening into a long and pessimistic diatribe about whether we are in a watershed moment of change, or just a momentary glitch in the patriarchal matrix of horror that is America (and the world more generally). But somewhere in there I think we talked about the film as well, but its all a blur of rage, confusion, and genuine disappointment. So have fun listening to our super upbeat and fun horror podcast!