The past few years have seen the figure of the witch become a cultural touchstone for progressives and conservatives alike. Through analysis of two recent films, Andrea and Alex examine the witch’s new meaning in contemporary Western society, and why she remains a symbol of subversive feminism.
John Carpenter’s terrifying cult classic stands the test of time in many regards – from the practical effects, to the performances to the storytelling, there’s little about the film that doesn’t work. Andrea and Alex tackle the film and its stances on leadership, paranoia, the notion of discovery, and more over a bottle of Jim Beam.
Come for the bloopers, stay for our favourite films of 2017, the A's to your burning Q's and the friendship challenge rematch!
In addition to an episode on Tomas Alfredson's Let the Right One In, check out our first-ever live podcast recording on American Psycho from Salem Horror Fest!
Andrea and Alex manage to avoid saying his name three times while diving into the aesthetics, capitalist virtues and bureaucracy of the afterlife that surrounds everyone's favourite bio-exorcist.