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The Evolution of Horror

Nov 24, 2017

"What's your favourite scary movie?"
The slashers are BACK! This week Mike is joined by Empire's Helen O'Hara to discuss Wes Craven's phenomenal 1996 slasher, Scream. Things then start getting super meta, as Mike and Rob Watts discuss the wave of 90s slasher movies that followed it. 

Music by Jack Whitney. 
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Nov 17, 2017

What goes up...must come down. 
This week Mike is joined by cinephile Brad Hanson to describe the period that followed the 80s slasher boom...the slasher slump. Brad and Mike discuss why this era is generally thought of as one of the worst for horrors and particularly for slasher movies. They discuss such turkeys as...

Nov 10, 2017

One, two, Freddy's coming for you!
This week, Mike is joined by critic James King to discuss that most 80s of teen slasher movies, A Nightmare On Elm Street. As well as taking a look at the movie in depth, James and Mike explore the 80s obsession with teen movies, the horror cinema of Wes Craven and the phenomenon of...

Nov 3, 2017

This week Mike is joined by Michael Blyth to give a rundown of the very best of the early 80s slasher boom! From Sleepaway Camp to Slumber Party Massacre, we leave no stone unturned...

Theme music by Jack Whitney

Michael Blythe is a programmer for the British Film Institute, and is the man behind the BFI Cult strand and...