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Castle of Horror Podcast

Jul 12, 2018

Tiki Culture was all about creating a frozen-in-time, idyllic wonder that bore curious resemblance to the World War II Pacific Theater. The crucial work of the 20th century to understand Tiki is The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, which explored soldiers' return home while haunted by the pain of the ugliest and most...


Jul 10, 2018

LUKE SPARKE is the writer and director of  OCCUPATION, in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD on July 20, 2018. In Occupation, the inhabitants of a small town in Australia realize they must band together for a chance to strike back at an massive alien invasion. The film features a really big cast including Dan...


Jul 6, 2018

Professors Guadalupe Garcia McCall and David Bowles discuss their new translation of McCall's book Summer of the Mariposas-- a magical Mexican American retelling of The Odyssey about four sisters traveling from Texas through Mexico. 


Jul 2, 2018

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) stands as a film in dialogue with 1951's The Day the Earth Stood Still with two main points: aliens are not to be trusted and monuments look amazing when being blown up. 


Jun 28, 2018

We discuss the deeply weird Cobra Woman, a South Seas adventure featuring evil twin Maria Montezes, cobra dancing, and a mute Lon Chaney, Jr.