Consider us both perplexed by how the Hellraiser franchise has survived for as long as it has. If you have made it even halfway through these movies, you probably have some questions! Since we have never shied away from ranking stuff, this is what our 18th episode is all about. What is interesting is that, while there are many rankings out there of Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street, the Hellraiser franchise is often left out. It is a truly odd…Continue Reading “Hellraiser: Reviewing A Very Bonkers Franchise”

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”

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)”

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”

This episode is brought to you by Alan’s love for weirdness. If you’ve ever wondered what kind of strange films the internet has uniquely provided over the years, or would like some of your favorite hidden gems to be given some love, check this out.   Below is a list of films discussed. Feel free to check these out and let us know if we missed any. You can comment here, or go to our Facebook page and comment there. EARLY INTERNET HORROR MONDO MEDIA on…Continue Reading “Episode 7: What is Internet Horror?”

Michael Myers Halloween

In our inaugural year for Anatomy of Fear, we couldn’t NOT share our thoughts about one of the most important franchises in horror history. So where do we fall on these rankings? Alan’s Ranking Most of the films in this franchise I hadn’t seen in their entirety until a few weeks ago. The original I’ve seen a bunch of times, but the rest not so much. So take my opinion as that of someone that does not have the rose colored glasses of nostalgia to…Continue Reading “Alan and Brandon’s Obligatory Ranking of Halloween Franchise”

Little Shop of Horrors Musicals

The Anatomy of Fear   Episode 5 – Horror Musicals Welcome to the fifth episode of The Anatomy of Fear. On this episode, I think we may be boldly going where no horror themed podcast has been before: horror musicals. If you’d like to skip past our catching up, and head right to the topic, jump forward to around 52 minutes. Show Outline: Introduction General banter and catching up What we’ve been watching Horror musicals What’s coming next Thanks for tuning in, and please get involved and give us…Continue Reading “Episode 5: Why Aren’t There More Horror Musicals?”