Welcome to the Junior Year Episode 26 of the Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I am the editor-in-chief of Signal Horizon, a magazine dedicated to exploring horror both in and out of the classroom. When I’m not managing Signal Horizon, I am a teacher at a local high school here in Kansas City, Missouri. Tonight, as I am every night, I am joined by my co-host and monster ambassador here at Signal Horizon, award-winning writer Orrin Grey!
Before we get to tonight’s movies, we’ll take some time to talk about what we have been watching and reading lately, explore some free horror on the internet, and then get into an in-depth discussion of the films Antrum and Fury of the Demon.
What we’re watching/reading:
Tyler: The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix and Z which is really fun
Orrin: ReFocus: The Films of William Castle
Dark Corners of the web
Also Technicolor is on Pseudopod this week. https://pseudopod.org/2020/05/02/pseudopod-701-technicolor/
Tonight’s essential question: Can movies really make people do things? And to explore that question, we’ll be talking about two movies that are ostensibly about cursed films that cause people to riot and die, respectively, Fury of the Demon from 2016 and Antrum from 2018.
Subliminal Message in Movies
First Fury of the Demon
George Melies Haunted Castle
About George Melies
About Fury of the Devil
The Haunted Castle and Fury of the Demon
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, ‘If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.’. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- ‘Don’t ever smoke. Please don’t put your family through what your Grandfather put us through.” I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this movie gave me cancer anyway.
Next Week: Brock Wilbur and Event Horizon
Tyler has been the editor in chief of Signal Horizon since its conception. He is also the Director of Monsters 101 at Truman State University a class that pairs horror movie criticism with survival skills to help middle and high school students learn critical thinking. When he is not watching, teaching or thinking about horror he is the Director of Debate and Forensics at a high school in Kansas City, Missouri.