The Horror Podclass S3 E14: In the Mouth of Madness and Evil Books
Welcome to the Junior Year Episode 14 of the Horror Pod Class. My name is Tyler and I am the editor in chief of Signal Horizon a company dedicated to exploring horror in and out of the classroom. When I am not managing signal horizon I am a teacher at a local hs here in KC Missouri. Tonight I am joined by my cohost and monster ambassador here at SH, award winning writer Orrin Grey. (Say HI Orrin) Today we will start off by discussing what we are excited about, highlight some free horror content on the internet, and conclude with an indepth look at In the Mouth of Madness.
What have we been reading or watching.
Orrin: The Grudge
Tyler: The Stuff! Still on the Outsider, Also The Movies That Made Us on Netlfix is SUPER FUN.
Dark Corners of the Web: Journal of Black Ivy, Eddie Generous The Change Room Also Editor of Unnerving Magazine
Houskeeping: Housekeeping: Deep Cuts Horror Trivia Kids on Bikes Edition on January 17th @ 7 PM at The Big Rip If you want to email us feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or join our Facebook group The Horror Pod Class
Essential Question: What can in the Mouth of Madness Teach us about theTome of Eldritch Trope
RT Summary: 1995 This John Carpenter horror movie simultaneously honors and pokes fun at the work of author Stephen King as it depicts a violent and chaotic real world that his been strongly influenced by a horror writer. John Trent, an insurance investigator, has gone off the deep end. The film opens with he and a psychiatrist in a padded cell. There the demented Trent tries to tell his story of violence and confusion. The shrink recognizes that his story is by no means unique, for such events are happening everywhere. Trent believes that the cause of the chaos lies within the writings of author Sutter Cane who recently disappeared. Trent was hired by the writer’s publisher to find him, and this lead him to his conclusion that Cane was somehow behind it all. Trent was assisted by Linda Styles, Cane’s editor. Together they went to find Hobb’s End, the fictional location of Cane’s tales. They found it in New England. What was even stranger, is that all the terrifying events mentioned in Cane’s books came to pass in this innocuous village
History of Evil Books
The Bible of Amet
In the Mouth of Madness
Important resources we mentioned.
Madness and Civilization by Michele Foucault
Next Week: Daniel Kraus and Survival of the Dead
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.