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It’s time to wake up from your nightmares and listen to Good Mourning, Nancy! Hosted by Gracie & Abbey, long-time friends and horror nerds, this podcast about their favorite scary movies will lift your spirits and give you the strength to join the living for the rest of the day!

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It’s time to wake up from your nightmares and listen to Good Mourning, Nancy! Hosted by Gracie & Abbey, long-time friends and horror nerds, this podcast about their favorite scary movies will lift your spirits and give you the strength to join the living for the rest of the day!

    Ep. 67: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976 & 2014) - Double Feature

    Ep. 67: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976 & 2014) - Double Feature

    This week it's a double feature with your favorite ghouls! The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) & it's reboot from 2014! Topics include a brief history of Texarkana and the Moonlight Murders, Embracing Tragedy, and The Phantom’s Duality!

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    Resources:

    The Terrifying Real-Life Murders That Inspired THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN by GREGORY BURKART
    http://www.the13thfloor.tv/2016/03/30/the-terrifying-real-life-murders-that-inspired-the-town-that-dreaded-sundown/

    The True Story Behind The Town that Dreaded Sundown by April Bennett
    https://www.wickedhorror.com/features/true-life-horror/real-life-cold-case-behind-the-town-that-dreaded-sundown/

    Mourning Through Horror Movies by Eren Orbey
    https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/mourning-through-horror-movies

    Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say by Nicola Davis
    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/21/watching-a-sad-films-boosts-endorphin-levels-in-your-brain-psychologists-say

    The Surprising Reasons We Like Sad Movies by Katie Koerner
    https://greatist.com/happiness/why-do-like-sad-movies#1

    Why Bringing Tragedy To Life Through Film Is Important by Marshall Julius
    https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/why-bringing-tragedy-to-life-through-film-is-important_uk_588a1152e4b02af0a3d5b686?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAAT3oojxEz5zhf0nWSrJzIyW29Pj_3RqiqKbmxFo2n8_DrB64VvSeVM958CrvWx51-jm_g023zL40O70ITSRq2mzByy5uZzJlwNsnYIVPDjbu4GuGmUMMYbUmxz5mCu4u2OWmlhx5lbgVuthdOQ9KK3ZeNXIXFK8jMDOrpy6rAdB

    Is our growing obsession with true crime a problem? By Kelly-Leigh Coope
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47474996

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    Ep. 66: PEEPING TOM (1960) - I'm Glad I'm Afraid...

    Ep. 66: PEEPING TOM (1960) - I'm Glad I'm Afraid...

    Check your windows! Check your doors! Make sure no one is peering in because this week your favorite ghouls are discussing the horror film that started the POV shot! Why, it's the British masterpiece: Peeping Tom (1960)! Topics of discussion: What is Scopophilia?, The Male Gaze, Sexual Themes, and Children and the Consequences from a Lack of Privacy.
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    Resources:

    Michael Powell's 'Peeping Tom': the film that killed a career by David Gritten
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/7967407/Michael-Powells-Peeping-Tom-the-film-that-killed-a-career.html

    Peeping Tom: Criterion Film Collection By Laura Mulvey
    https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/65-peeping-tom

    Peeping Tom Review (Senses of Cinema) by Peter Wilshire
    http://sensesofcinema.com/2018/cteq/peeping-tom/

    Classic Film Through a Feminist Lens: PEEPING TOM by Kimberly Pierce
    https://www.geekgirlauthority.com/classic-film-through-a-feminist-lens-peeping-tom/

    PEEPING TOM & THE MALE GAZE by Adam Call Roberts
    https://www.themetropolistimes.com/the-metropolis-times/2012/04/07/peeping-tom

    Peeping Tom and the Critical Movie Viewer by Nora E Rossbach
    https://www.academia.edu/30553514/Peeping_Tom_and_the_Critical_Movie_Viewer.pdf?auto=download

    "Peeping Tom": A Second Look by William Johnson
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/1212185?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

    THE GAZE OF THE VOYEUR by Jihane Mossali
    https://themissingslate.com/2014/02/15/the-gaze-of-the-voyeur/

    Film Theory 101 – Laura Mulvey: The Male Gaze Theory by Rachael Sampson
    https://www.filminquiry.com/film-theory-basics-laura-mulvey-male-gaze-theory/

    Peeping Tom Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peeping_Tom_(1960_film)

    The Male Gaze Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Male_gaze

    What We Post On Social Media May Harm Our Children's Development by Elizabeth Fernandez
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/fernandezelizabeth/2019/07/08/what-we-post-on-social-media-may-harm-our-childrens-development/#f48a59a536bb

    BBC News: Five Key Moments in Britain’s Sexual Revolution
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8456543.stm

    No turning back: family forms and sexual mores in modern Britain
    http://www.historyandpolicy.org/policy-papers/papers/no-turning-back-family-forms-and-sexual-mores-in-modern-britain

    Sex Before the Sexual Revolution
    http://www.historyandpolicy.org/historians-books/books/sex-before-the-sexual-revolution

    • 42 min
    Ep. 65: THE LOVE WITCH (2016) - He's a Pisces

    Ep. 65: THE LOVE WITCH (2016) - He's a Pisces

    Get out your tarot cards and start brewing your witch bottles because this week your favorite ghouls are discussing Anna Biller's THE LOVE WITCH! Topics include: Witchsploitation and Patriarchal Exploitation, Toxic Beauty & Feminine Standards, gender roles, and the Psychology of Love, Fantasy & Narcissism.

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    Resources:

    The Movies That Changed My Life by Anna Biller
    https://theplaylist.net/love-witch-director-anna-biller-movies-changed-life-20161110/

    The Love Witch - Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Witch

    The Love Witch paints the battle of the sexes with a gaudy Technicolor brush by Katie Rife
    https://film.avclub.com/the-love-witch-paints-the-battle-of-the-sexes-with-a-ga-1798189434

    The Love Witch: a film about the perversities of desire that will soon be a cult feminist classic by Marlon Gibson
    http://theconversation.com/the-love-witch-a-film-about-the-perversities-of-desire-that-will-soon-be-a-cult-feminist-classic-73308

    FANGRRLS ON FILM: GENDER NORMS MAKE EVERYONE MISERABLE IN THE LOVE WITCH by Sarah Marrs
    https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/fangrrls-on-film-gender-norms-make-everyone-miserable-in-the-love-witch

    'The Love Witch' Is Campy Horror That Feminist Cinema Needs by Kate Loftus O'Brien
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wdbzk9/the-love-witch-is-the-camp-murderous-horror-anna-billers

    Anna Biller on The Love Witch and how she crafts spellbinding female fantasies by Sophie Monks Kaufman
    https://lwlies.com/articles/anna-biller-the-love-witch-female-fantasies/

    Crazy In Love: Transgressive Femininities in Anna Biller’s ‘The Love Witch’ By Annette LePique
    https://www.anothergaze.com/crazy-love-transgressive-femininities-anna-billers-love-witch/

    Under Her Spell: Anna Biller’s The Love Witch BY MICHAEL SICINSKI
    https://cinema-scope.com/cinema-scope-online/lovewitch/

    “Poor baby”: The Love Witch by Laura Thomas
    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(19)30231-7/fulltext

    The Love Witch and witchcraft's appeal in the era of Trump by Clarisse Loughrey
    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/the-love-witch-witchcraft-anna-biller-feminist-horror-film-donald-trump-lana-del-rey-a7627921.html


    ANNA BILLER ON CLASSIC FILMS AND TWITTER FEMINISMS BY KATHERINE FUSCO
    https://www.publicbooks.org/anna-biller-on-classic-films-and-twitter-feminisms/

    ‘The Love Witch’ Looks Familiar but Feels Remarkably Fresh by Lee Jutton
    https://www.btchflcks.com/2017/04/the-love-witch-looks-familiar-but-feels-remarkably-fresh.html#.XaD_x-dKjOQ

    The male glance: how we fail to take women’s stories seriously by Lili Loofbourow
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/06/the-male-glance-how-we-fail-to-take-womens-stories-seriously

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    Ep. 64: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Eye Contact

    Ep. 64: The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Eye Contact

    Happy New Year! This week, your favorite ghouls discuss the controversial, feminist crime classic: 1991's The Silence of the Lambs. Topics include: The use of psychology and Rites of Passage in TSOTL, the male gaze, feminism, and transphobia.

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    Resources:

    Silence of the Lambs Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_(film)

    Why the Silence of the Lambs in a Feminist Fable by Nicholas Barber
    http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170307-why-the-silence-of-the-lambs-is-a-feminist-fable

    Silence of the Sexes: Gender Inversion in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs
    https://urj.ucf.edu/docs/Evans.pdf

    Cultural analysis of Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" by Arthur S. Almquist
    https://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2971&context=etd

    Before we knew better: Silence of the Lambs is a win for women—but fails LGBTQ culture by By Annaliese Griffin
    https://qz.com/quartzy/1566136/silence-of-the-lambs-is-a-win-for-women-but-fails-lgbtq-culture/

    The Enduring Feminist Vision of 'The Silence of the Lambs' by Madison Brek
    https://filmschoolrejects.com/feminist-vision-silence-of-the-lambs/

    Feminist Forensics in The Silence of the Lambs
    https://thefilmstage.com/features/the-silence-of-the-lambs-and-the-intuitive-feminism-of-jonathan-demme/

    Feminine Perspective And Power In THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS by CH Newell
    https://www.filminquiry.com/feminine-perspective-power-silence-lambs/

    Over 25 Years, Clarice Starling's Impact on Film Heroines Still Resonates by Sarah Marshall
    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/over-25-years-clarice-starlings-impact-film-heroines-still-resonates-hearken

    The Not-So-Hidden Transphobia in Silence of the Lambs
    https://www.thesociologicalcinema.com/blog/the-not-so-hidden-transphobia-in-silence-of-the-lambs

    ‘Buffalo Bill Is NOT Transgender’ Claims ‘Silence of the Lambs’ Actor
    https://screenhub.blog/2018/06/05/buffalo-bill-is-not-transgender-claims-silence-of-the-lambs-actor-screenhub-entertainment/

    MY AUNTIE BUFFALO BILL: THE UNAVOIDABLE TRANSMISOGYNY OF SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
    http://feministing.com/2016/03/10/my-auntie-buffalo-bill-the-unavoidable-transmisogyny-of-silence-of-the-lambs/

    A Transgender Critic Revisits “The Silence Of The Lambs” On Its 25th Anniversary
    https://hornet.com/stories/a-transgender-critic-revisits-the-silence-of-the-lambs-on-its-25th-anniversary/

    THE NEW FINAL GIRL OF 90S HORROR: PART 2 by DAWN KEETLEY
    http://www.horrorhomeroom.com/the-new-final-girl-of-90s-horror-part-2/

    Pink pussyhats: The reason feminists are ditching them by Kristen Jordan Shamus,
    https://www.freep.com/story/news/2018/01/10/pink-pussyhats-feminists-hats-womens-march/1013630001/

    McDermott, LeRoy (1996). "Self-Representation in Upper Paleolithic Female Figurines". Current Anthropology. 37 (2): 227–275. JSTOR 2744349.

    The Venus of Willendorf and its Controversial Interpretation
    http://scihi.org/venus-of-willendorf/

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    Ep. 63: Black Christmas (1974) - Oh Horrific Night...

    Ep. 63: Black Christmas (1974) - Oh Horrific Night...

    Happy Holidays! This week, your favorite ghouls discuss the one that REALLY started it all... 1974's Canadian classic: BLACK CHRISTMAS! That's right, the OG final girl slasher that STILL doesn't get enough credit. Topics of discussion: Women’s Reproductive Rights, Feminism, & Final Girls, Possible Anti-Feminist Themes in Black Christmas, house and home imagery and meaning, and the Black Pill.

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    Resources:

    Black Christmas (1974) Wikipedia
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Christmas_(1974_film)

    12 Surprising Facts About Black Christmas by Matthew Jackson
    https://mentalfloss.com/article/568067/black-christmas-horror-movie-facts

    The Quad: ‘Black Christmas’ remake to regift feminism to horror genre 45 years later BY RYAN WU
    https://dailybruin.com/2019/07/01/the-quad-black-christmas-remake-to-regift-feminism-to-horror-genre-45-years-later/

    Women In Horror Series: “Black Christmas” by Kelcis Mattson
    https://medium.com/@wewillbethestars/women-in-horror-series-black-christmas-92b50051a9fc

    Black Christmas reminds us that nothing is sacred by Zack Handlen
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/film.avclub.com/black-christmas-reminds-us-that-nothing-is-sacred-1798275044/amp

    Skip Die Hard this year. Black Christmas is the cynical 2017 holiday movie alternative By Aja Romano
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.com/platform/amp/culture/2016/12/22/13872376/skip-die-hard-watch-black-christmas

    ‘BLACK CHRISTMAS’: THE GROUNDBREAKING 1974 SLASHER FILM THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR ‘HALLOWEEN’
    https://dangerousminds.net/comments/black_christmas_the_groundbreaking_1974_slasher_film_that_paved_the_way_for

    The sexism is coming from inside the house: Patriarchal perspective in Black Christmas by cdionio
    https://visualculture.blog.ryerson.ca/the-sexism-is-coming-from-inside-the-house-patriarchal-perspective-in-black-christmas/

    40 THOUGHTS I HAD WHILE WATCHING BLACK CHRISTMAS by Carly Lane
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.syfy.com/syfywire/40-thoughts-i-had-while-watching-black-christmas%3famp

    Best Decades in Horror: The 1970s by Jon Espino
    https://www.theyoungfolks.com/film/111218/best-decades-in-horror-the-1970s/

    Black Christmas Review by GODDESSESANDMONSTERS
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/goddessesandmonsters.com/2017/12/25/black-christmas-1974/amp/

    Black Christmas (1974):: Do You See What I See?
    https://www.kindertrauma.com/black-christmas-1974-do-you-see-what-i-see/

    Black Christmas and Gender Roles in the 1970s Slasher Film by Lenore Hipsher
    https://www.thetunnelsmagazine.com/hipsheracademicblackchristmas

    Black Christmas, a grueling art-piece of male aggression & female power by Jason Scott
    https://bsidesbadlands.com/black-christmas-1974-womanhood-essay/

    Black Christmas & the Horror of Being Female in a Patriarchal Society by ashleymaniw
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/anatomyofascream.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/black-christmas-the-horror-of-being-female-in-a-patriarchal-society/amp/

    More than horror, Black Christmas is the quintessential Canadian story by Justine Smith
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/nationalpost.com/entertainment/movies/more-than-horror-black-christmas-is-the-quintessential-canadian-story/amp

    THE PRO-SEX SLASHER: TALKING BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) by Horrorhomeroom Podcast
    http://www.horrorhomeroom.com/the-pro-sex-slasher-talking-black-christmas-1974/

    Incels & The Black Pill Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incel#%22Black_pill%22

    • 49 min
    Ep. 62: High Tension (2003) - Love Hurts

    Ep. 62: High Tension (2003) - Love Hurts

    Hold on to your butts because this film is a wild ride! This week your favorite ghouls discuss Alexandre Aja's controversial New French Extremity horror film, High Tension aka Haute Tension aka Switchblade Romance. We won't go into anymore more detail here.... just... watch it (and then listen here!).

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    Thanks to Lily LeBlanc for our theme song: www.lilythecomposer.com

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    Resources:

    West, Alexandra. Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity. McFarland, 2016.

    High Tension (2003) Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Tension

    Expressing the Mind of a Serial Killer: The Unreliable Narrator in Alexandre Aja's High Tension by Beth Kattelman
    https://www.academia.edu/25830717/Expressing_the_Mind_of_a_Serial_Killer_The_Unreliable_Narrator_in_Alexandre_Ajas_High_Tension?auto=download

    Fille Finale: The Final Girl in New French Extremity by Alexandra West
    https://offscreen.com/view/fille-finale

    The Killer in/and the Girl: Alexandre Aja’s ‘High Tension’ by Rebecca Willoughby
    http://www.btchflcks.com/2015/10/the-killer-inand-the-girl-alexandre-ajas-high-tension.html#.XYkwdJNKjfY

    ‘High Tension’: Rethinking Female Sexuality and Subjectivity Through Violence by Laura Minor
    http://www.btchflcks.com/2015/10/high-tension-rethinking-female-sexuality-and-subjectivity-through-violence.html#.XYkwdJNKjfY

    Vampires, Psychics, and Ghosts: A Look at Queer Women in Horror by Sara Century
    https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/vampires-psychics-and-ghosts-look-queer-women-horror

    Queer Review: High Tension (2003)
    http://queeringthecloset.blogspot.com/2014/05/queer-review-high-tension-2003.html

    Villainizing Queerness in Alexandre Aja’s High Tension by Mary Beth McAndrews
    https://www.gaylydreadful.com/blog/2019/6/15/villainizing-queerness-in-alexandre-ajas-high-tension

    Take Back the Knife: Revisiting “High Tension” by Stacie Ponder
    https://www.afterellen.com/movies/81011-take-back-the-knife-revisiting-high-tension

    Horror Film’s Terrifyingly Harmful Use of Queer Tropes by Mary Beth McAndrews
    https://muchadoaboutcinema.com/2018/07/02/horror-films-terrifyingly-harmful-use-of-queer-tropes/

    28 Things We Learned from Alexandre Aja’s High Tension Commentary by Commentators: Alexandre Aja (director/co-writer), Grégory Levasseur (co-writer/art director)
    https://filmschoolrejects.com/commentary-high-tension-ea807d8a0c25/

    The Misuse of Dissociative Identify Disorder & Demonization of Homosexuality in High Tension (2003)
    https://scriptophobic.ca/2018/07/02/the-misuse-of-dissociative-identify-disorder-demonization-of-homosexuality-in-high-tension-2003/

    • 38 min

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