Episode Nine - "What, are you recording me now?"
This week, with special guests Emily Booth and Jon Newell, and a little help from our friends…
It’s the S.S. Librarianship Halloween Spooktacular! We’re mixing it up scary style this week, with lots of our friends and colleagues stopping by to tell us about their favourite horror movies, creepy books, and terrifying video games - and our resident horror expert explaining why we love to be scared.
Mind Grapes: The Butterfly Effect and psychological horror; the growing genre of comedic horror homages a la Shaun of the Dead and The Cabin in the Woods, and the tense terror of The Descent and Amnesia.
Where Do We Put This?: “Aspiring expert” (and first member of the S.S. Librarianship two-timers club) Jon Newell, currently completing his PhD in Gothic literature, talks to us about the sprawling genre of horror and some of its darker corners. We talk about fear versus disgust, the temptation of the taboo, and why we're so attracted to spooky stuff.
- Kevin: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
- Melanie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
- Carolyn: Coraline
- Kristina: Murderous Minds on Trial
- Jaime: Psycho
- Cam: Jason Takes Manhattan (head punch) and Amityville Horror 2
- Sam: The Butterfly Effect
- Alli: Shaun of the Dead and The Cabin in the Woods
- Jon: The Descent
- Emily: Little Otik, Tetsuo the Iron Man and Black Sheep
- Andrew: Alien, Starship Troopers and Jurassic Park (raptors in the kitchen)
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