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A media-literacy podcast from a horror lens, exploring the unique and raw way society and culture influence film and media. We review media and discuss the history and psychology behind our fears. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-ghouls-next-door/support

Ghouls Next Door Gabe & Kat

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 71 Ratings

A media-literacy podcast from a horror lens, exploring the unique and raw way society and culture influence film and media. We review media and discuss the history and psychology behind our fears. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/the-ghouls-next-door/support

    Assassination Nation (2019): A Spectacle of Teen Violence

    Assassination Nation (2019): A Spectacle of Teen Violence

    Assassination Nation is a bloody, intense thriller that mirrors a modern-day witch hunt, tackling head-on the chaos and hysteria fueled by sexism, social media, and toxic American ideals. The Ghouls unpack some of the themes addressed in the film as well as confront the issue of the way the film is packaged.


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Last of Us: The Resilience of Love at the End of the World

    Last of Us: The Resilience of Love at the End of the World

    Last of Us is an emotionally charged drama, set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a fungal outbreak, that masterfully intertwines elements of horror and heartfelt storytelling.

    Gabe explains the horrors of the cordyceps fungus that inspired the game and show's villain. They also talk about the brilliant storytelling that has us in our feels. Kat shares ways we can be better before an apocalypse forces our hand. Let's build Disaster Utopias now!

    Sources in this Episode can be found in our Blog


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fallout (2024): Societal Experiments & a Plan for the End of the World

    Fallout (2024): Societal Experiments & a Plan for the End of the World

    Fallout is an ambitious, gore-filled, comedic adaptation of the popular post-apocalyptic video game franchise. What Fallout and our world have in common is endless human suffering, a hatred for communism, manipulative and controlling governments, and war, which never changes.



    Gabe compares the two worlds and histories. And they dive into all the horrifying experiments of VaultTec. Kat tells us what to do in the event of a nuclear war, where is the safest place to be during a nuclear attack, and if the rich are already building VaultTec-like bunkers in anticipation of a coming war.


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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Fall of the House of Usher (2023): Imagined Retribution

    Fall of the House of Usher (2023): Imagined Retribution

    The Fall of the House of Usher is a gory, vicious story that sees the end of a villainous family line, the Ushers. Gabe explains many of the Edgar Allan Poe references. They also unpack some of the lines in the show that criticizes the wealthy. Kat shares about the real Ushers, the Sackler family behind the Opioid Epidemic in America.


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Midnight Mass (2021): A Spiritual Awakening

    Midnight Mass (2021): A Spiritual Awakening

    Midnight Mass is a slow-burn horror series exploring the impact of spirituality, our place in the universe, and the horrors that we face when religion is contorted and weaponized. Gabe talks about how this is a personal story for Flanagan and shares their own personal history with religion. Kat talks about the inevitability and inequity of death. Both Ghouls discuss the moments of the show that have forever changed them.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Haunting of Bly Manor: Faulty Memory and the Need to be Remembered

    Haunting of Bly Manor: Faulty Memory and the Need to be Remembered

    The Haunting of Bly Manor is a slow-burn, creeping horror show that critiques classism, softly embraces queer love, and haunts its audience with tragedy. Gabe discusses the overall theme memory plays in the show and how this is a love story more than a ghost story. Kat talks about why people want to be remembered when they die and how to assure you will be.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Yeahharann ,

Amazing

This show is amazing. The host are knowledgeable and hilarious. It’s like listening to your friends geek out about something they know so much about. Keep up the great work!

patriotsgirl10 ,

Awesome show

Amazing show to listen to. Love it

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Ghouls Are Awesome

This show rocks! The convos are fun and informative and the works that they cover span from mainstream to indie and cult horror. Great show for the horror nerd.

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