Anyone whose read the Horror Movie Recommendations thread knows I’m a goddamn nerd for spooky stuff. Partly so I don’t take up that whole topic, but mostly because I like to gush about the stuff that scares me, I’ve started up Outside of a Dream, which focuses on the best in New Horror.
As I’ve said in the other thread, this decade is the best time for fresh, innovative horror since the 1970s, in large part due to smaller and/or independent films by folks like Ti West, Jordan Peele, Leigh Janiak, Jennifer Kent, etc. I aim to analyze these movies and why they work, and do so in a way that both appeals to horror nerds and rookies of the genre. As the series goes on, I’m also going to discuss the (informal) therapeutic effects of horror and how it’s helped me. For now, the schedule is biweekly (once every two weeks), with a Friday release.
While episodes 1 and 2 are just me rambling solo about The Babadook and The Witch, I just launched episode 3, in which short horror fiction writer and Rise of the Tomb Raider narrative designer Cameron Suey (@josefkstories on Twitter) stopped by to discuss The Blackcoat’s Daughter.