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”

fanboy rage

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”

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”

The Terminator

Episode Six: Action Horror and The Terminator Welcome to the sixth episode of The Anatomy of Fear. On this episode, similar to our last episode on musicals,  we may be heading into new territory for a horror podcast: action horror with a feature on The Terminator. If you’d like to skip past our catching up, and head right to the discussion on The Terminator, jump forward to around 1:25:00 mark. This may be our most relaxed and conversational podcast yet, so we chat a bit at the beginning, but…Continue Reading “Episode Six: Action Horror and The Terminator”

The Anatomy of Fear Episode 4 – The New French Extremity – Martyrs Welcome to the fourth episode of The Anatomy of Fear. On this episode, we’re going to be talking about the New French Extremity, with a focus on 2008s Martyrs. If you’re just tuning to our show for the first time, we try to take a little bit deeper of a look into the sub-genres, societal issues and other influencers of film. Alan hits us with some deeper analytical thinking, while Brandon goes on…Continue Reading “Episode 4 – Martyrs Review: What’s The Deal With The New French Extremity?”

The Exorcist

The Anatomy of Fear Horror Podcast Episode 3 This is our first analytical episode, and we decided to start with one of the most study-able horror movies out there! We wanted to figure out why audiences from all walks of life and from many different religious backgrounds came to love this movie. How does a person of faith view this movie differently from one that is not? Does the film answer the question of where evil comes from, and if so, what is the answer?…Continue Reading “Episode 3: The Exorcist Review – Where Does Evil Come From?”