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Quiet Little Horrors
44 minutes | 19 days ago
Episode 02.04: The Wailing
Strangers, ghosts, illnesses, possessions, impotence, murders and legends meet and mix in 2016's The Wailing, an exquisite piece of South Korean folk horror. We discuss the film's twists and turns, its intersection of religion and folklore, and the way it reflects and heightens the confusion of the modern world.
18 minutes | a month ago
Episode 02.04M: Parasite
We begin a month of South Korean film with Parasite, a movie that isn't horror but isn't not horror either. We discuss its unique yet universal perspectives, how expertly it uses metaphor and subtext and the darkness it reveals at every level.
38 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 02.03: Crimson Peak
Cinematic gothic horror gone wild, Crimson Peak is a lush, romantic descent into visual styling and spectacular terror. We discuss the tradition of gothic horror, how to interpret this film in the context of its influences and the power of what's underneath its flourish.
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 02.03M: The House of Usher
We begin our descent into florid, sensational gothic horror cinema with 1960s The House of Usher. We discuss how Roger Corman and Vincent Price bring Edgar Allan Poe to technicolor life and how the classic story elements set a new standard for gothic horror in film.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 02.02: The Haunting
As a classic adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting is one of the all-time great psychological horror films. We discuss how it employs character, atmosphere and subtext to create fear, how it depicts the societal contraints placed on midcentury women and how it gets Shirley Jackson right.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 02.02M: We Have Always Lived in the Castle
In which we introduce mini episodes: short episodes covering films connected in some way to upcoming full monthly episodes. This month we're discussing adaptations of work by writer Shirley Jackson. Here we talk about 2018's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, directed by Stacie Passon, and consider domestic horror, handling unreliable narrators in film and the inherent difficulties in adapting Jackson's stories.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 02.01: The Babadook
An acclaimed Australian horror film, The Babadook presents the danger of repressed grief and calls into question whether we manifest our own monsters. We discuss this untraditional horror and how it beautifully represents the everyday stressors—from single parenthood, to external judgements—that can cause the most damage.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 01.06: The Lighthouse
We wrap up our first season with a bookend of our first episode: director Robert Egger's second film, The Lighthouse, which gives us the opportunity to discuss mythology, masculinity, isolation and reality. And Willem Dafoe's beard.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 01.05: The Wicker Man
It's time to discuss the gold standard of folk horror on film, 1973's The Wicker Man. We explore the various themes around nature, religion, and culture as well as the tension between expression and repression. And also how great Christopher Lee is.
37 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 01.04: The Others
Ghosts, fogs, mysterious illnesses, creepy servants and Nicole Kidman slowly coming unhinged: We revisit 2001's gothic-tinged haunted house story, The Others, to discuss the themes of invaders, motherhood and coming to terms with what we can't control.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 01.03: Hereditary
Ari Aster's debut feature takes on family demons, inside and out. We discuss what Hereditary says about parents and children and how we pass along what we can't handle ourselves.
36 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 01.02: Carnival of Souls
A cult classic movie that inspired the likes of Night of the Living Dead, this little movie out of Kansas highlights some of the real everyday horrors such as gender conformity, trauma, and lurking threats. Carnival of Souls is a great lesson in male gaze of the 60s and how even an unpolished film can be great.
34 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 01.01: The Witch
A slow-burn witch tale turned on its head. We explore how director Robert Eggers uses film to guide our perception to tell this tale of survival against the wilds in New England. Masculine toxicity, isolationism, coming of age, and general fear of the unknown play a key role in this film as we continually question: what’s really witchcraft and what’s not.
16 minutes | a year ago
Episode 0: About the Podcast
Quiet Little Horrors is a new podcast discussing films of quiet horror. In this first intro episode, get quick insight into how the podcast was born and what your hosts, Jessi and Jen, hope to accomplish in Season 1. You’ll hear what we love about these types of movies, why we are drawn to them, and how we think they are a rising sub-genre in the industry.
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