Talking Therapy Ep. 17 Talking Halloween

In this episode John and RJ sit down to talk about Halloween, what scares us and why we love it so much.

To listen to the show click here.

Articles we site in the show include:

“The Monster Mind” by Jonathan Myers

“The Lure of Horror” by Christian Jarret

“She Knows Why You Scream” by Gary Drevitch

“Joseph Campbell on the Roots of Halloween” which can be found by clicking here.

Also: Our first ever correction/ retraction:

So if you’ve listened to our Halloween episode you will hear me quote Joe Bob Briggs (noted drive-in movie critic) saying, “those who enjoy sex must die” in a discussion on the relationship between sex, horror and death (in movies and existential therapy). It turns out that quote is not, specifically, what Joe Bob said but is more of a paraphrasing of his “How to Make a Horror Film – the Essential Rules”. It wasn’t so much poor research on my part as something that just popped into my head as we were recording. Actually, to be honest, it’s not even really that close of a paraphrasing and may come, instead, from my days working for Roger Corman (noted drive-in movie producer). Who knows? All that I can say at this point is that I have a lot of questionable cinema on my CV.

Oh, and I will not link to Mr. Briggs list as it contains a good bit of language that could easily be classified as “offensive.” It is relatively easy to find via Google if you are so inclined, however, as all good horror should start: consider yourself warned.

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