123 episodes

Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast.

Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp

Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.6 • 223 Ratings

Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast.

Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp

    Childhood Fears / It (2017) with Stephen Foxworthy

    Childhood Fears / It (2017) with Stephen Foxworthy

    When you're a pod, you think that you'll always be... protected, and cared for. Then, one day, you realize that's not true. If you open your podcast app, you will see an episode on Childhood Fears in Andy Muschietti’s It.

    You’ll float too!

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 21 min
    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / Saint Maud (2019)

    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / Saint Maud (2019)

    Take some responsibility for your podcasts. You're here because you want to listen to our episode on religious fundamentalism in Saint Maude. If you were a true believer, listening would be enough.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 17 min
    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

    This week Mike and Lara tackle another patron’s choice with Noriko’s Dinner Table. This early 2000s Japanese horror film is a master class in psychological horror as it explores two young sisters experiencing loneliness after getting pulled into a cult. While the intentions of the cult seem pure, their actions lead to horrific murder and mass suicide. Patron Holly joins us to talk about why she chose this movie and how much it impacted her as a young adult. For our mental health discussion we examine how cults and fundamental groups lure unsuspecting persons and prey on the lonely and vulnerable.



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    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 1 hr 57 min
    Comfort Horror / Blade (1998) with DeVaughn Taylor

    Comfort Horror / Blade (1998) with DeVaughn Taylor

    There are worse things out tonight than podcasts.

    Put on your sunscreen and meet us at the blood rave for a comfort horror episode on Blade.

    Some motherf***ers are always trying to podcast uphill.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / The Wicker Man (1973)

    Cults, Fundamentalism, and Religious Fanaticism / The Wicker Man (1973)

    Come. It is time to keep your appointment with the Wicker Pod. Spit out that frog and meet us on the cliffs for a festive episode on Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man.

    Do sit down, Sergeant. Pods are so much better absorbed with the knees bent.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Comfort Horror / Possessor (2020) with Zoë Rose Smith

    Comfort Horror / Possessor (2020) with Zoë Rose Smith

    We’d like you to recalibrate.

    Get yourself thrown out and meet us after the party for a Comfort Horror episode on Branden Cronenberg’s Possessor.

    Pull us out.

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    Music notes:

    "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod

    "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield

    Logo artwork by Jess Snively

    • 2 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
223 Ratings

223 Ratings

Storm gender ,

Great show!!!

I really enjoy it!

frustrated with twitter ,

Beware, therapists aboard

Some episodes are worth a listen. This show is a great reminder of why you should take therapist advice with a grain of salt.

PalomaBlanca00 ,

Someone needs a drink

The only criticism I have of this podcast is that it sounds like Mike needs to take a drink of water, he always sounds like he has dry-mouth. Other than that this podcast is awesome.

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