Subscribe via RSS or iTunes. Follow @rereaders on Twitter.

The Rereaders Episode 82: Halloween Special! The Untamed, Slender Man and Oz-Horror

October 31, 2017

In this week’s very spooky Halloween podcast we watch The Untamed, Amat Escalante’s uncanny film blending social realism and body horror. Then we take a stab at the Slender Man mythos and the ‘digital campfire’ of scary storytelling. And finally we examine the past and future of Australian horror on screen, with the DVD release of Oz-horror cult classic Dark Age.

Links to topics discussed:

The Untamed (2:58)

The Slender Man stabbing (19:33)

‘In Defence of Slender Man’ by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas at Overland

‘Textures of Silence and Decay: Marble Hornets and the Haunted Archive’ by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas at Bright Lights

Dark Age on Blu-ray at Umbrella Entertainment (34:45)

Recommends (48:03):

Alex recommends Daughter of Horror, Things We Lost In The Fire by Mariana Enriquez, and Clarice Lispector – The Complete Stories

Mel recommends ‘A Brief History of Australia’s Haunted Movie Theatres’ by Lee Zachariah at VICE

Dion recommends Goodnight Mommy