Nolan is joined by Paul Farrell and Kat Adams, as well as special guests Anya Stanley and Jordan Byrd, to discuss Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968) and Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017). The group celebrates Women in Horror Month by recommending some of their favorite horror movies directed by women and catches up on their latest horror discoveries before becoming embroiled in a conspiracy which seeks to exploit and control marginalized bodies.
Other movies discussed on this episode: Near Dark (1987), The Love Witch (2016) (Amazon Prime), XX (2017) (Netflix), Revenge (2018) (Coming to Shudder Later in 2018), The Invitation (2016) (Netflix), Opera (1987) (Shudder), Happy Death Day (2017) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, Google Play), Class Of 1999 (1990) (VOD — Amazon, YouTube, VUDU [Free with ads], iTunes, Google Play), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) (Netflix), Winchester (2018), Bone Tomahawk (2015) (Amazon Prime).
As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Rosemary’s Baby is available to stream on Starz or rent via VOD from Amazon, YouTube, VUDU, iTunes, and Google Play. Get Out is available to stream on HBO Now or rent via VOD from VUDU.
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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:
Not Your Trophy: Deer Imagery in Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ by Anya Stanley (Vague Visages)
Get Out Is a Horror Movie Only a Black Person Could Have Made by Evan Narcisse (i09/Gizmodo)
In Get Out, the Eyes Have It by Lenika Cruz (The Atlantic)
Waking Nightmares: A Conversation with Jordan Peele by Andrew Chan (Criterion)
“Get Out” Syllabus by Dr. Crystal Boson
Horror Blackademics: The Get Out (2017) Syllabus by Ashlee Blackwell (Graveyard Shift Sisters) — a curated list of readings to supplement the “Get Out” Syllabus
The Horror, The Horror: “Get Out” And The Place of Race in Scary Movies by Gene Demby and Eric Deggans (NPR) — podcast featuring excerpts from an interview with Jordan Peele
The Sunken Place: Racism, Survival and Black Horror by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes — registration for a six-week workshop conducted at UCLA (as well as online)
Gender Bashing: Horror And Sisterhood in Tragedy Girls by Anya Stanley (Dread Central)
Crew Expendable: The Consequences Of Empathy In Alien by Anya Stanley (Birth.Movies.Death)
Cosmic Beasts: Lovecraftian Elements in Gojira (1954) by Anya Stanley (Daily Grindhouse)
Women In Horror Month (website)