Bad Dads and Ferocious Fathers

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The character of the evil parent in horror has almost always been filled by the mother. Be it in Hitchcock’s Psycho or DePalma’s Carrie, the mad mother has been a staple of horror cinema for generations. However, what about the proverbial yin to the yang? Often a throwaway character used for a laugh or to […]

[Podcast] The Shining (1980) – Episode 125 – Decades of Horror 1980s

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“Great party, isn’t it?” The ghosts are all calling this party a big success. Congrats to Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) for pulling it off. Especially with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd) constantly nagging him about “please don’t kill us.” Pfft. Family, am I right? The Shining is a pretty big example of […]