Tyler: Hey everybody this is Tyler Unsell and…
Orrin: This is Orrin Grey
Tyler: And Welcome to The Horror Pod Class
Tyler: Every two weeks Orrin and I get to gather to discuss how our featured horror movie might be used in the classroom.tonight we explore the Fulci/Argento colab terminator sequel that is 1997 Wax Mask. Before we get there though! Whats going on Orrin?
What are we watching?
Tyler: Silent Night RLJE , Lake Mungo new Blu Standard not region locked from Second Sight Rabbits Terry mills
Orrin: Reading Orochi by Kazuo Umezu
EQ: How does The Wax Mask unravel the relationship between art, artist, and subject.
In 1900 Paris, a couple are horribly murdered by a masked man whose metal claw rips out their hearts. The sole survivor and witness to the massacre is a young girl. 12 years later in Rome, a new wax museum opens; its main attractions are lifelike recreations of gruesome murder scenes. A young man bets that he can spend the whole night in the museum, but the next morning he’s found dead. Soon, people start disappearing from the streets of Rome and the wax-museum halls begin filling with new figures.
|Dario Argento||…||(story) &|
|Lucio Fulci||…||(story) &|
|Lucio Fulci||…||(screenplay) &|
|Gaston Leroux||…||(novel) (uncredited)|
Cast (in credits order)
Wax lab looks great
Gluing in of the eyes was so good and fucked
This movie is SUPER horny too and big into voyeurism (but that feels like a giallo thing)
“She wouldnt come here on a sunday”
Feels kind of like the reverse of mill. Female protagonist. Female perspective.
Strong Frankenstein vibes.
Great shoutout to this movie in A Quiet Place
Jack the ripper shows up in a TON of horror movies.
Special Shout out to Alchemy Horror etsy store. Stumbled upon it looking for alchemy and horror resources
Malignant, Neon Demon
Orrin: I, Madman (1989); From Hell (2001)
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.