Wednesday, December 18, 2013

026: Indie Horror and the Chamber of Creepypasta

File:Slender playground.jpg

SPOILERS FOR WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE (Year One)

In this episode:
THERE'S ALWAYS AN ADDENDUM:
  • This has nothing to do with the episode, but Fio sent this to me before we started recording, and I wanted to share it.
  • In retrospect, it might have been more appropriate to categorize this episode as "Internet horror" rather than "indie horror." Oh, well.
  • Fio wanted me to mention that, in regards to a lot of the movies we mention toward the end of the podcast--they're not necessarily "good," but that doesn't necessarily mean they're not worth watching.
  • From Fio's timemarks: "53:00 – I didn't really lay into you on the podcast, but your characterization of both Mary Shelley and Robinson Crusoe as Victorian is incorrect, haha." In my defense, I wasn't saying Robinson Crusoe was Victorian--I was trying to recall if paid-by-the-word spanned from the Robinson Crusoe-era to the Victorian era. My apologies for labeling Frankenstein as Victorian literature, though.
  • In reference to Tribe Twelve: I say that the beginning of the story is based around the poster's visit with his "friend"--it's actually his cousin.
Music:
  • Intro: "Mad World" - Adam Lambert (Cover) | YouTube |
  • Outro: "Der Erlk├Ânig" - Franz Schubert (performed by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & Gerald Moore) | YouTube | iTunes |
(Screenshot taken from http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/File:Slender_playground.jpg. I did my best to find something that wasn't completely horrifying to use as a cover image, but also wouldn't get me in trouble with use permission and such. Otherwise I probably would've used a Trenderman comic.)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

025: The Walking Dead 4x08 "Too Far Gone" - Dead Air



SPOILERS FOR THE WALKING DEAD SEASON 4 MID-SEASON FINALE (as well as spoilers for Albert Camus' The Stranger and Schindler's List [1993])

In this episode:
  • Discussion of The Walking Dead 4x08 "Too Far Gone," including the final showdown between Rick and the Governor, the legacy left behind by one of our favorite characters, where the group stands now, and the differences in the ways that NBC's Hannibal and AMC's The Walking Dead handle violence and gore.
  • The Nerdist's recap of the episode, which I reference multiple times throughout this episode
  • What the fuck is up with that thing nailed to the wall?
  • What the fuck is up with Lizzie?
  • What the fuck are they going to do now that Hershel's gone and everyone's separated?
  • What the fuck are they going to do about shelter and protection without the prison?
  • What the fuck?
  • Alas, Tara and Alisha were not to be.
  • I pull in several different references and connections this episode. Bear with me.
  • Our next episode will be in two weeks (12/19), and we'll be discussing either indie horror or horror video games--so stay tuned!
  • Let us know on Tumblr if there are other horror topics you'd like us to cover.
THERE'S ALWAYS AN ADDENDUM:
  •  I started thinking more about the Schindler's List scene I referenced, and I think what Schindler was actually trying to convince Goeth of was that the greatest sign of power is being able to show mercy. Again, I've only seen the movie once.
  • Highlights from Fio's timemarking:
    • 45:40 - I pause. I pause like a fiend. A fiendish fiend. 
    • 47:25 - I say “crush his enemies under his heel” which is a cliche. In hindsight, I should have said something more colorful like “Be king shit of zombiefuck mountain.”
    • 55:19 - I need to find another word to use in place of pause.
    • 56:14 - Fenrap. That’s my new word for pause.
    • 1:01:17 - No edits, but my stomach just made a forlorn little whimper as I type this. I already ate though, so I have no idea why. Any thoughts? 
    • 1:13:35 - How do I not come up with the word “humanity” in here? Carrying on with a degree of humanity, fhtagn, how fucking inarticulate can I be… 
    • 1:15:50 - FUCKING CHESS PIECE. WALKING DEAD WRITERS, GO TO YOUR ROOMS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’VE DONE. 
Music:

  • Intro: "A Song for the Dead" - Queens of the Stone Age | YouTube | iTunes
  • Outro: "The Day the World Went Away" - Nine Inch Nails | YouTube | iTunes |

(Screencap from http://screencapped.net/tv/thewalkingdead/thumbnails.php?album=1455&page=20, meme made using memecreator.org)

http://archive.org/download/AMOT025/AMOT025.mp3