HHH034 Jen Brown, Feminist Horror Critic

Part 3 of Occult October. I’ve known Jen Brown — actor and feminist horror movie critic at the Women in Caskets podcast — for probably a decade, since we were both heavily involved in the Austin theatre community. She’s maybe best known for her work on several popular Rooster Teeth series (Red Vs. Blue, RWBY, Day 5) and as the voice of Harley Quinn for DCUO.

Listen to this interview with Jen Brown to get some great scary movie suggestions for this Halloween. We discuss why horror is the perfect genre; the surprisingly progressive aspects of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise; what Jen thinks about screeching violins; one more (two more?) zombie movies you must watch; and is Texas Chainsaw Massacre as bloody as its name suggests??? Then find out the difference between a “bad” horror movie and a bad horror movie.

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You can listen to the episode below or on Soundcloud.

Show Notes:

  • Bumbaclot (video recipe)
  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Chucky
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Tobe Hooper
  • The Babadook
  • The Oscars
  • Tonal shifts
  • The Others
  • Fantastic Fest 2017
  • Dawn Humphrey
  • Women and horror movies
  • Women possessed (podcast)
  • The Exorcist 
  • Poltergeist
  • Kids in horror
  • Tigers are Not Afraid by Issa López
  • Pan’s Labrynth
  • Revenge by Coralie Fargeat
  • Rape choreography
  • Sexual assault and harassment in our society
  • Anna and the Apocalypse by John McPhrail
  • Fido by Andrew Currie
  • Trick or Treat, Halloween
  • The problem with sequels
  • Troma Entertainment
  • Motel Hell, Basket Case, Death Spa
  • Practical effects
  • Evil Dead
  • Hatchet
  • Teeth
  • Vagina dentata
  • The purpose of nudity
  • The Love Witch by Anna Biller
  • Interview with Anna Biller (podcast)
  • Viva
  • Get Out
  • It
  • Society’s effect on the popularity of horror films
  • Suffering for your art?
  • Good Manners by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
  • The Conjuring 2
  • Ghost
  • Haunters on Amazon
  • High Spirits
  • Coraline
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Young Frankenstein

Also check out this video of Freddy Krueger making pumpkin muffins!


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