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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://anchor.fm/the-ghouls-next-door/support

Ghouls Next Door Gabe & Kat

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 63 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://anchor.fm/the-ghouls-next-door/support

    Rosemary's Baby (1968): In Desperate Need of Feminism

    Rosemary's Baby (1968): In Desperate Need of Feminism

    Rosemary's Baby is a classic horror film with a large impact on the genre. But does it do more harm than good? This film tells the story of a world without hope or feminism. Gabe discusses how we can't separate art from the artist. Kat explains the need for intersectional feminism.



    Sources in this Episode:
    Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby: Patriarchy Without Feminism Is Hell
    Rosemary's Baby, Reproductive Rights & Every Day Female Horrors
    Roxanne Gay: Confessions of a Bad Feminist


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    • 59 min
    Men (2022): A Green Man is Hard to Find

    Men (2022): A Green Man is Hard to Find

    Men (2022) is a new folk horror film that has many viewers confused. Fitting well into our F*ck the Patriarchy series, this film tackles the issue of men. Gabe discusses victim-blaming, domestic abuse, how men be 'men'ing and more. Kat shares helpful makeup tips and how to protect yourself. What are the many forms of abuse?

    SPOILERS start at 32:14 Kat's Section starts (spoilers over) at 49:58

    If you or someone you know is in danger of domestic abuse, please visit thehotline.org or call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

    Sources in this Episode:
    Men ending: Three critics attempt to explain the 2022 movie's twist.
    Alex Garland says the ending of Men is whatever you make of it
    National Domestic Violence Hotline


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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Black Christmas (1974 & 2019): Attempts at Feminist Slashers

    Black Christmas (1974 & 2019): Attempts at Feminist Slashers

    Black Christmas (1974) is an arguably accidental feminist film that features a pro-choice protagonist. Black Christmas (2019) is intentionally feminist and features a protagonist dealing with updated misogyny. Gabe unpack these good bad girls and if the films did these themes justice. Kat shares resources and information about safe abortions in the light of a doomed Roe V. Wade.

    Sources in this Episode:
    Jess's Choice: How 'Black Christmas' (1974) Responsibly Addresses Abortion And Bodily Autonomy
    Slay, Girls: The Sliding Scale of Feminism in the Black Christmas Films
    Lined Lips, Spiked Bats: When You're a Woman It's Always Political
    National Network of Abortion Funds

    Resources for Abortion Access:
    https://abortionfunds.org/

    View our curated list here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRNe6HfpeYKvn5pKPsd0UxfLNlPjGCFXZlZi2vyPTdSTD9GI-CQqGi6XMN_qzxHD4yNP5UBKp0vmGCt/pub






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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Preggers: Bruja Justice and Abortions

    Preggers: Bruja Justice and Abortions

    What if cismen got pregnant instead? Director Sylvia Ray and Writer/Actor Marco Parra explore this hilarious possibility in their fever-dream short film, Preggers. Airing during the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival ( in the Bloque Dos shorts block, catch this entertaining and thought-provoking film that explores the complexities of pregnancy and abortion. Ghouls interview these two creators about their film, inspiration, and more!

    Check out the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival: Sunday, May 29 - Sunday, June 5th
    PHLAFF.org
    Virtual Screening Schedule

    Follow our guests:

    INSTAGRAM
    @SylbiaLee
    @MarcoAParra_
    @PreggersFilm

    SylviaRayDirects.com

    Support women's right to choose:

    plannedparenthoodaction.org
    abortionfunds.org




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    • 36 min
    200 Episodes Celebration and Awards Show!

    200 Episodes Celebration and Awards Show!

    Ghouls have made 200 hours of content! Celebrate with us at the Ghoul Awards - featuring clips,  funny behind-the-scenes stories, struggles, and successes. As well as awards for our favorite guests and contributors! 



    Here's to 200 more!


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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Lake Mungo (2008): Grief Explored Through Found Footage

    Lake Mungo (2008): Grief Explored Through Found Footage

    Lake Mungo (2008) is a chilling, depressing film about a young girl who drowned and how her family copes with the loss. Featuring unsettling, pixelated videos and photos of her spirit as well as a few harrowing twists, this film is now a Ghoul's favorite. Gabe discusses the horrors of found footage and explores some fan theories. Kat explains how your brain plays tricks on you, convincing you of ghosts in the darkness and what spiritualism photography is. 


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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

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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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Amazing

What a great show to listen to!

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Feels like a link up!

This is a thoughtful and fun show! It’s refreshing to hear horror podcasts that don’t sound like the 829292 others. They are truly unique and add a lot of value to the horror dialogue. It’s also feels like linking up with friends! - Jazz

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