13 episodes

Hysteria is a new horror fiction podcast by, about, and for women.

The role of women in the horror genre has been vastly limited. As we look back on the biggest voices within the history of horror, male names and perspectives dominate the landscape. Women are typically relegated to background characters, set dressing, or pathetic victims. In this new podcast, we only read stories where women are brought to the forefront as main characters or authors.

Because nothing is scarier than sexism.

Each episode contains a chilling performance of a dark tale. Each story is written by a woman, and some provids a commentary about living as a woman in the early 20th century.

Hysteria Allie Nimmons

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Hysteria is a new horror fiction podcast by, about, and for women.

The role of women in the horror genre has been vastly limited. As we look back on the biggest voices within the history of horror, male names and perspectives dominate the landscape. Women are typically relegated to background characters, set dressing, or pathetic victims. In this new podcast, we only read stories where women are brought to the forefront as main characters or authors.

Because nothing is scarier than sexism.

Each episode contains a chilling performance of a dark tale. Each story is written by a woman, and some provids a commentary about living as a woman in the early 20th century.

    The Impact of Rosemary’s Baby on Horror

    The Impact of Rosemary’s Baby on Horror

    Rosemary’s Baby is one of the most popular and influential horror films of all time. The novel as well as the film adaptation have cemented themselves in our public consciousness. And it’s hard to find a more feminist horror film than this one. Today’s filmmakers consistently point to it as an inspiring piece of work. But what is it about this spooky tale that still resonates today? Today we’re going to try to answer the question…
    Introduction Courtsey of FilmmakersOnFilms

    Sources Referenced


    https://screenrant.com/rosemarys-baby-ending-explained/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary's_Baby_(film)

    https://dramatica.com/analysis/rosemarys-baby

    https://www.vulture.com/article/false-positive-rosemarys-baby-horror-impact.html

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/features/rosemarys-baby-50th-anniversary-horror-movie-filmmakers-influence-a8395686.html

    https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/rosemary-s-baby-is-the-mother-of-modern-horror/article_c183153a-f363-5ecf-a3e5-e7a53d0b758e.html

    https://blogs.bsu.edu/dlr/2020/01/14/horrors-of-domesticity-rosemarys-baby/

    https://www.publicbooks.org/guy-horror-rosemarys-baby-coercive-control/

    • 16 min
    What role does Twilight play in the story of women in horror?

    What role does Twilight play in the story of women in horror?

    The Twilight book and film franchise is one of the most incendiary and divisive pieces of media of the 21st century. It’s unique in countless ways, from it’s characters to its impact. At it’s core it’s a coming of age story that sits atop of a horror-inspired backdrop. Written by a woman with a woman as it’s main protagonist, I wanted to talk about Twilight regardless of how quote unquote good it is. I find Twilight interesting because it both follows and ignores popular and effective horror tropes, as well as asks us to really try to figure out what a feminist character really  looks like.
     
    Sources Referenced:


    Ten Years of Twilight: The Extraordinary Feminist Legacy of the Panned Vampire Saga

    Twilight is a Horror Movie, Just Not the Way You're Thinking

    Why Twilight is Not Gothic Literature

    Mormon Influence, Imagery Run Deep Through Twilight

    • 18 min
    What do Final Girls tell us about women in horror?

    What do Final Girls tell us about women in horror?

    The Final Girl trope opens discussions about misogyny and empowerment, the violence against and saving of women, and how horror reflects how we value women.
    Hysteria takes deep dives into female-focused stories, characters, and tropes. Aiming to examine the role and impact of women in the horror genre. Hosted and created by Allie Nimmons.

    Sources Referenced


    The Final Girl: More Than a Trope

    The Final Girl Horror Movie Trope Explained

    A Deep Examination of the Final Girl Trope

    The "Final Girl," a key part of every great slasher movie, explained

    The Final Girl Trope, Explained

    Scream Queens & Final Girls: An Evolution

    The Horror Trope of the Final Girl, FandomWire Video Essay

    • 20 min
    What is Carmilla’s effect on the horror genre?

    What is Carmilla’s effect on the horror genre?

    Joseph Sheridan LeFanu's Carmilla was the first female vampire, inspiration for Dracula and countless others. She has colored not only how we view vampires, but women and queer folks in horror stories. 
    Hysteria takes deep dives into female-focused stories, characters, and tropes. Aiming to examine the role and impact of women in the horror genre. Hosted and created by Allie Nimmons.

    Sources Referenced


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmilla

    Who Is Carmilla Karnstein? Vampires Before Dracula

    The Real Inspiration Behind Dracula: Carmilla

    • 13 min
    The Yellow Wallpaper

    The Yellow Wallpaper

    Welcome to episode eight of Hysteria. "The Yellow Wallpaper" was writtten by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. This episode is performed by Emily Schooley. Music from SoundStripe.com
    Full episode transcript: https://hysteriapod.com/the-yellow-wallpaper/ 
    Hysteria is a new horror fiction podcast by, about, and for women. This episodes is rated PG.
    The role of women in the horror genre has been vastly limited. As we look back on the biggest voices within the history of horror, male names and perspectives dominate the landscape. Women are typically relegated to background characters, set dressing, or pathetic victims.
    In this new podcast, we only read stories where women are brought to the forefront as main characters or authors.
    Because nothing is scarier than sexism.
    Each episode contains a chilling performance of a dark tale. Each story is written by a woman, and some provides a commentary about living as a woman in the early 20th century.
    Thank you to episode sponsors Tech Liminal, Design and Lockedown SEO, and David Wolfpaw.
    Please visit HysteriaPod.com for a text transcript of this episode.

    • 39 min
    The Cold Embrace

    The Cold Embrace

    Welcome to episode seven of Hysteria. "The Cold Embrace" was writtten by Mary E. Braddon. This episode is performed by Briana Aiken. Music from SoundStripe.com
    Hysteria is a new horror fiction podcast by, about, and for women. This episodes is rated PG.
    The role of women in the horror genre has been vastly limited. As we look back on the biggest voices within the history of horror, male names and perspectives dominate the landscape. Women are typically relegated to background characters, set dressing, or pathetic victims.
    In this new podcast, we only read stories where women are brought to the forefront as main characters or authors.
    Because nothing is scarier than sexism.
    Each episode contains a chilling performance of a dark tale. Each story is written by a woman, and some provides a commentary about living as a woman in the early 20th century.
    Thank you to episode sponsors Tech Liminal, Design and Lockedown SEO, and David Wolfpaw.
    Please visit HysteriaPod.com for a text transcript of this episode.

    • 26 min

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