Pop Paranormal is a horror movie and TV podcast hosted by the geekiest couple you know: Karama Horne (aka @TheBlerdGurl, culture critic parked at the intersection of pop culture and diversity) and Chuck Collins (comic book artist, podcaster and horror connoisseur). Each week they dissect their favorite horror and paranormal classics, deep cuts, and current faves that have left a lasting impact on pop culture. Hot takes, cold takes and insider takes will flow.
Mandy: A Tripped Out Revenge Story
This week, it’s cults, LSD, biker gangs and bloody revenge. Karama and Chuck break down one of their favorites, the 2018 film Mandy, starring Nicolas Cage.
Candyman: An Icon of Horror
This week, Chuck and Karama break down the 1992 horror classic Candyman. And they geek out over how the original compares to its “spiritual sequel,” the 2021 Candyman directed by Nia DaCosta. Special guest, author Victor LaValle, provides a ton of insight into both films - and he has a theory on who the killer is in the original. Plus, why Chuck never said Candyman five times growing up.
The Twilight Zone: The MVP Of Horror
This week, Chuck and Karama talk about all things Twilight Zone: why the 1950s original was so groundbreaking; how its iconic creator Rod Serling got the series on the air; and why we can‘t stop making re-boots. Plus they chat with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes, a powerhouse couple who wrote an episode for Jordan Peele’s 2019 Twilight Zone season.
Urban Legend: Deep Dive with Eli Roth
This week Karama and Chuck speak with director and writer Eli Roth as they discuss his new series “Urban Legend”. Plus, Karama and Chuck talk about their favorite moments from the Urban Legends Triology, and another round of This Week in Bad Decisions.
Special episode: Black-eyed Children from Urban Legends with the Ghost Brothers
This week, Karama and Chuck bring you “Black Eyed Children,” one of their favorite episodes from the podcast Urban Legends with the Ghost Brothers. On this episode, the brothers dig into everything that's creepy about the black eyed children urban legend. Plus they talk about what it's like to experience paranormal activity on set with Chad L. Coleman, the actor known for his roles in The Walking Dead and The Wire.
Jacob’s Ladder: Descending into Hell
This week, Pop Paranormal goes deep on the psychological thriller Jacob’s Ladder. Chuck and Karama geek out over the film’s meaty themes like Dante’s Inferno, Eastern philosophy and what happens after death. And Jack Finch, former host of Top 5 Scary YouTube Channel, joins them to unpack this multi-layered 1990 cult classic.