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6.12.13

PODCAST SPECIAL: 5 Christmas Gift Ideas [BigSushi's Super Stocking Stuffer Special]

In this special holiday podcast, Slaughter Film teams-up with BigSushi.fm, and others, to recommend a few Christmas gift ideas in BigSushi's Super Stocking Stuffer Special 2013. This is a Big Sushi tradition that Slaughter Film was more than happy to participate in this year by making a few horror related recommendations for the hard to buy for horror fan. We hope you enjoy.

Visit the link above, or HERE that shall magically transport you to BigSushi. This is where you will promptly press play, then skip ahead to the 00:19:30 MIN. mark, were the real show begins with Forest & Cory's suggestions.


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MEN, WOMEN & CHAINSAWS: Gender in the Modern Horror Film
The default reaction to horror films by most people is that they exploit our most base, sadistic urges. Many have argued that people take pleasure in the violence and they celebrate the death and degradation of female characters. Carol J. Clover shares a different opinion in her book Men, Women and Chainsaws: Gender in Modern Horror Film. Focusing mainly on slashers and rape-revenge films, Clover sees horror as a continuation of mythic storytelling and the concept of the victim-hero. She brings forth the insane notion that maybe slasher fans identify with the hero and not the villain, and take more pleasure in watching her endure and overcome the tortures brought on by her oppressors. Be warned: this book is very academic, but if you have an interest in film theory and gender representation in film (as I obviously do).

THE MONSTER SHOW:A Cultural History of Horror
The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror by David J. Skal is a look at popular horror films throughout the decades and their relation to the public's fears and anxieties. The book focuses mainly on the classic horror films of the 1930s and juxtaposes it with the general grim outlook people had in post-World War I/Great Depression America. It also covers the '50s Cold War panic that brought about alien invasion movies and how the popularity of demon children in the '70s was a direct response to Roe v. Wade and birth control. Skal also loads the book with interesting anecdotes about the making of all the classic monster movies. Check this book out if you're fascinated with society's secret obsession with the weird and the macabre.

SWEET HORROR TEES
Over the past few years there have been a number of independent shirt companies that have cropped up and they are all producing really great merch., it's hard to suggest just one so well throw a few out at you. So the first is T-Shirt Bordello's The Walken Dead. Fright Rags is another great tee maker who currently have 2 limited edition shirts and prints available, Escape From New York and Halloween.

A few other good places to check out are Creepy Tees, Rotten Cotton & Murder Shack.


CRYSTAL LAKE MEMORIES: The Complete History of Friday the 13th
Well if you thought His Name Was Jason was good, and Never Sleep Again was surprisingly long [4 hours], how does 7 hours sound? Well that's what you're getting with Crystal Lake Memories. We think it's safe to say that there is no way that there could ever be everything more definitive that 7 damn hours. Watch as cast and crew from every Friday film reunite to chat about their experiences working in the franchise, even the television series!

PACIFIC RIM
This film is by far, Slaughter Film's favorite from the past year. If you saw this movie and didn't like it you had better check your pulse because you are dead my friend. In fact, if you don't have a pulse, make sure to watch Pacific Rim and it will bring you back to life and teach you to dance, we guarantee! That's how much of a blast this films is.

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