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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 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


Other Cursed Books

The Bible of Amet

Novem Portis

In the Mouth of Madness

Important resources we mentioned.

Madness and Civilization by Michele Foucault

Tome of the Eldritch Lore

The Sublime and in the Mouth of Madness

Cosmic Horror and In the Mouth of Madness

Next Week: Daniel Kraus and Survival of the Dead

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