This episode looks at mutation horror films, and it explores the question of when they overlap with natural horror. Films discussed include: Them! The Killer Shrews Night of the Lepus Bug Food of the Gods Damnation Alley Piranha Alligator Prophecy Eight Legged Freaks Annihilation Listen to it here. I hope you are enjoying these episodes! We will be watching  natural horror films all month, and if you want to participate, use the hashtag #NaturalHorrorNovember.  

Here is episode two of Natural Horror November. I had meant to post this on the blog sooner, but must have missed it. Apologies for that! Episode two is all about the first type of natural horror, True Natural Horror. It emphasizes the trends that are unique to natural horror. Listen to it here. Movies discussed include: The Birds Frogs The Long Weekend Jaws Cujo The Pack Arachnophobia 47 Meters Down Crawl Roar Many others are mentioned throughout, and this is surely something that we…Continue Reading “Natural Horror November #2: The Poetic Realism Of True Natural Horror”

Natural Horror November is a new project from Anatomy of Fear Co-host Alan. For the month of November, we will be watching Natural Horror movies every day. There will also be two new episodes every week throughout the month, focusing on different aspects of the genre. Check out the first episode to learn all about it by clicking here! Here is an abridged list of some recommended Natural Horror films, if you want to participate this month: 47 Meters Down Alligator Arachnophobia Anaconda Lake Placid…Continue Reading “Natural Horror November #1: What Is Natural Horror? (With Recommendations)”

Stephen King fans know what to expect when approaching the Master Of Horror’s work, for better or worse. They love the verisimilitude, even when in the realm of pure fantasy. They love the gruesome nature of King’s many faces of evil. And they love having their hearts ripped out and tossed on a cold plate. But King has his shortcomings, and many of his fans would be the first to point out what they are. Nevertheless, there has always been this nagging hope to see,…Continue Reading “HBO’s The Outsider Has Perfected The Stephen King Formula”

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Episode 12: Pandemics a Poppin’ Welcome to the twelfth episode of The Anatomy of Fear, which we’ve titled “Pandemics a Poppin’.” On this episode, coming to you from ground zero of the Covid19 Virus, we discuss a popular subgenre of film: pandemics, zombies and infected. Thanks for tuning in, and please get involved and give us your feedback. Join us online at https://anatomyoffear.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anatomyoffear/. Also, you can now email us at anatomyoffearpodcast@gmail.com. If you’d be willing, please head to iTunes and…Continue Reading “Episode 12: Pandemics a Poppin”

The first AOF video is here! Alan’s long awaited video essay on Russian horror explains why Russia didn’t make horror movies for the first half of the twentieth century, examines what Russian horror looks like today, and asks whether Russia may be on the verge of a new wave of horror. It is an in depth look at a country not traditionally known for its horror movies, and is basically everything you may want to know about Russian horror in one video! If you do…Continue Reading “The Anatomy Of Russian Horror (VIDEO)”

2019 Year in Review

The Anatomy of Fear Episode Eleven: 2019 in Review   Welcome to the eleventh episode of The Anatomy of Fear, which is our 2019 Year in Review. Come on a fun little trip with Brandon and Alan as we discuss our general thoughts on film (specifically horror, of course) in 2019, and we’ll count down our top 19 films of the year. Thanks for tuning in, and please get involved and give us your feedback. Join us online at https://anatomyoffear.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/anatomyoffear/. Also, you can…Continue Reading “Episode 11: 2019 in Review”

The Anatomy of Fear Episode Ten: Masculinity   Episode Ten: Masculinity Welcome to the tenth episode of The Anatomy of Fear, which is on Masculinity. On this episode, we’ll be talking about things related to masculinity in film, from depictions, to what it means to be masculine, traits and more. We’re also excited to welcome our first guest, The Revenant Vin, from The Horrorcast and The Revenant Review. Read his reviews here: https://therevenantreview.com I list this in the episode introduction, but I did do a little…Continue Reading “Episode Ten: Masculinity ft. The Revenant Vin”

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The Anatomy of Fear Episode 9: The Fanboy Apocalypse Welcome to the ninth episode of The Anatomy of Fear, which is title The Fanboy Apocalypse. Today we’ll be examining the divisive nature of film and TV fans, along with a brief discussion on some divisive films and shows. We do have a brief spoiler warning here: at about 34 minutes in, we have a spoiler-filled discussion about the Game of Thrones finale. We have a new format tonight as well, and the episode is several…Continue Reading “Episode Nine: The Fanboy Apocalypse”

It’s Alan here, the half of AOF that is definitely NOT a parent. We’ve mentioned on the show several times that parenting has proven to be a trending theme in our horror movies lately, but I was not expecting that it would pop up in all three films I saw this weekend. (This will be a mostly spoiler-free commentary, btw.) The first film was Brightburn, the story that presents a dark version of the Superman origin story. Ok, this one was pretty obviously going to…Continue Reading “The Horror Of Parenting”