Happy Halloween!

If you’re in a spooky mood, then here are some of our more frightfully themed episodes:

92. with Dr Gary D. Rhodes – Paula Blair catches up with Gary Rhodes. As well as reminiscing about their time at Queen’s University Belfast, Gary talks through his research in the areas of the history of American horror cinema, the life of Bela Lugosi, Irish cinema, and how cinema was impacted by the Great Influenza of 1918.
31. Frankenstein – Paula Blair looks at Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein (1818) and its adaptations, mainly the 1931 Universal Pictures horror film directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff and Colin Clive.
79. Circles with Brendon Connelly – Brendon Connelly talks in detail about creating the mystery audio drama Circles during the lockdown period in 2020.
15. A Quiet Place – Paula Blair and Andrew Shail share their experiences after a tension-filled viewing of A Quiet Place (dir. John Krasinski, 2018, BBFC cert. 15).
25. Get Out – Paula Blair and Andrew Shail step up to Patron Kristie Smith’s challenge to watch some horror with Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele, 2017, 15). Discussion involves racism, violence, slavery and emotional manipulation.
30. The Little Stranger – Paula Blair and Andrew Shail discuss The Little Stranger (dir. Lenny Abrahamson, 2018, BBFC cert. 12A) and its adaptation from Sarah Waters’s novel of the same title (published 2009). Topics include historical fiction, emotional abuse, social class, violence, post-World War II England and the paranormal.
50. Musicals and Women in Film with Martha Shearer – Dr Martha Shearer talks about her research on cinema musicals and women working in horror and New Hollywood.
78. Audio Production with Jack Bowman – Jack Bowman talks through his career in audio drama and podcast production with helpful advice and tips for audio creatives. The shows he’s worked on often have paranormal mystery themes.
5. The Shape of Water – Paula Blair and Andrew Shail discuss The Shape of Water (dir. Guillermo del Toro, 2017, BBFC cert. 15), the 2018 Academy Awards, and representation in film.

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