78 episodes

Hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott discuss horror films, television, literature and philosophy.

Scary Thoughts (Chad Lott & Marc Kate)

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9, 114 Ratings

Hosts Marc Kate and Chad Lott discuss horror films, television, literature and philosophy.

    Scary Thoughts #78 - The Road (2006) with Daniel Coffeen

    Scary Thoughts #78 - The Road (2006) with Daniel Coffeen

    Cormac McCarthy’s bleak, apocalyptic father-son road trip novel, The Road (2006), won both the Pulitzer Prize and the admiration of Oprah. Daniel Coffeen (Zero Books, Renegade University) rejoins us to discuss if the book deserves all the praise and whether or not the movie gets it right. We talk a bit about Blood Meridian, too, if that’s your thing.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Scary Thoughts #77 - World War Z (2006)

    Scary Thoughts #77 - World War Z (2006)

    Max Brooks nailed it with his 2006 fictional oral history, World War Z. It’s a fun book with lots of original ideas, which makes it a blast to talk about; especially since there are so many parallels with our own current COVID-19 lifestyles. We give the movie as much attention as it deserves (not much) and touch on our own survival tactics. Episode bonus: there are scrub jays chirping in the background throughout the show, so if you’ve been missing nature, this is a good one.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Scary Thoughts #76 - The Wicker Man (1973) with Steven Intermill

    Scary Thoughts #76 - The Wicker Man (1973) with Steven Intermill

    The Wicker Man (1973) is British folk horror at its best. It’s got weird townsfolk music, a mysterious and sexy monarch, bizarre occult practices, and nude pagan dance numbers. We’re joined by Steven Intermill, the Director of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick (Cleveland, OH). We get deep into the well-researched details of the film, the history of Wicca in America, and all kinds of other high weirdness. The sound is a bit dodgy in this episode, but it’s a tremendously enjoyable one.

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Scary Thoughts #75 - Safe (1995) with K.M. Soehnlein

    Scary Thoughts #75 - Safe (1995) with K.M. Soehnlein

    What better time than a pandemic to cover Safe (1995) by Todd Haynes? This illness thriller is on a lot of “best of” lists even though it’s rarely talked about now. In this episode we’re joined by author K.M. Soehnlein. We cover AIDS activism in the 80-90s, the weirdos of the wellness scene, cults, 80s yuppie decor, Christian Science, and Moore.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Scary Thoughts #74 - The Hunt (2020)

    Scary Thoughts #74 - The Hunt (2020)

    The Hunt (2019/20) is surrounded by political drama but is pretty mediocre. Except for our hero Betty Gilpin, who absolutely slays. We spend just about as much time talking about fake martial arts, conspiracy theories and war as we do the actual movie.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Scary Thoughts #73 - 28 Days Later... (2002)

    Scary Thoughts #73 - 28 Days Later... (2002)

    Our pandemic podcasting continues with the 2002 fast-zombie film 28 Days Later. We both loved it when it came out, but some elements of the film have aged better than others. The conversation drifts into COVID-19 talk, tactical training for actors, hotels for the homeless, and conspiracy mindsets.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

The real Ceacy ,

I'm hooked!

I've never been a fan of horror films and yet I could listen to these two (Marc and Chad) go on about anything. Their smart, funny, and thought provoking conversations are really a breath of fresh air in the podcast space right now. They have turned me on to so many great films (which I will only watch during the daytime). Bonus!!!
Thanks guys! Keep it up!

Subjectivedes ,

The Best Horror Podcast

Scary Thoughts is the best horror podcast out there, hands down. Amidst the growing pains of how people take in, respond to, and live with the internet, Chad and Marc’s voices are a breath of fresh air. Their ability to openly discuss issues on both sides of the polarizing political spectrum with nuance, kindness, and grace is reassuring and important. Even if they’re just discussing horror movies, through their dialogue they show how culture and conversation are among the sharpest tools we have to make sense of the complex world around us.

Aaaaandyyyyyy ,

Brilliant

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