Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 086: H.P. Lovecraft 101: An Introduction with Re-Animator (1985) and Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001) read more.
You’re listening to HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies… In Episode 086, our Elder God, Jay of the Dead, is absent while our Outer God, Wolfman Josh, and The Great Old One, Dr. Shock, improvise with an introduction to one of history’s most influential names in horror: H.P. Lovecraft. Nearly Lovecraft-illiterate themselves, Dave and Josh welcome horror scholar Carl Sederholm to the podcast to talk about the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on contemporary horror as well as tease his new book, The Age of Lovecraft. Dave and Josh also review three of the most prominent Lovecraft adaptations, all from Director Stuart Gordon and Writer Dennis Paoli, Re-Animator (1985), Castle Freak (1995) and Dagon (2001).
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To qualify for the drawing to receive a free copy of Carl’s book, The Age of Lovecraft, 1) simply post the Amazon link for the book (go ahead and say something nice about it as well) on your preferred social media. We recommend Twitter, but platforms like Instagram and Facebook are good too. 2) In your post, tag @carlsederholm or @horrormoviepodcast or, if you can’t find us, just #horrormoviepodcast and Josh will find you to enter you in the drawing.
Here is Carl’s link that you need to post: http://www.amazon.com/The-Age-Lovecraft-Carl-Sederholm/dp/0816699259
Here’s a nice, small, bitly version: http://amzn.to/1YigDDf
We will randomly select one of the social media entries to receive the free book.
— Son of Horror Movie Podcast aka The Freaks Take Over the Castle
— Theme: H.P. Lovecraft 101
[ 0:06:40 ] II. THEME DISCUSSION: THE FOUND FOOTAGE CONVENTION IN HORROR
— Introducing horror scholar Carl Sederholm, author of The Age of Lovecraft
— Carl lists his Top 10 Horror Movies!
— A brief interview with Carl Sederholm on H.P. Lovecraft
— Discussion of Lovecraft’s work, his influence on contemporary horror, and Carl’s book.
— Lovecraft film adaptations
— Book giveaway
[ 0:33:44 ] III. Feature Review: RE-ANIMATOR (1985)
Dr. Shock: 8.5 ( Buy it! )
Wolfman Josh: 7.5 ( Buy it! on BluRay, for collectors )
[ 0:47:25 ] IV. Feature Review: CASTLE FREAK (1995)
Dr Shock: 8 ( Buy it! )
[ 1:01:00 ] V. Feature Review: DAGON (2001)
Wolfman Josh: 7 ( Buy it! )
[ 1:10:25 ] VI. Wrap-Up / Plugs / Ending
— More on cinematic Lovecraft adaptations
JOIN US IN TWO WEEKS ON HMP: Episode 087 for a review our discussion of Horror Comedy.
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LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Links for Carl Sederholm:
Buy Carl’s book The Age of Lovecraft on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1YigDDf
Follow Carl on Twitter: @CarlSederholm
Dr. Shock’s links:
Dave’s daily movie review Web site: DVDInfatuation.com
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Dr. Shock’s other horror podcast: Land of the Creeps
Jay of the Dead’s links:
Jay of the Dead and Horror Movie Podcast Official Twitter: @HorrorMovieCast
Jay covers new releases in theaters on: Movie Podcast Weekly
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Dr. Walking Dead’s links:
Buy Kyle’s new book! How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture: The Multifarious Walking Dead in the 21st Century
Order Kyle’s previous books American Zombie Gothic and Triumph of The Walking Dead
Follow Kyle on Twitter: @DrWalkingDead
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