A teen girl watches and discusses horror movies with her (not totally boring) dad.
E13: Friday the 13th (1980)
The slasher that launched a thousand hockey masks! Be warned, spoilers ahead, so if you haven't had a chance to sit down with a bowl of popcorn and Friday the 13th on VHS (or however you want to watch this classic), better do so now!
In this episode:
Surprise Blue Velvet!Mr. JortsTrusting your instincts about creepy menTom Savini fan clubHow to have fun at murder summer camp
E12: The Menu (2022)
A delicious episode where we discuss 2022's The Menu, directed by Mark Mylod. Topics covered include:
Inspirations from real life horror show haute cuisine restaurants with enfant terrible chefsEat the richHow Elon Musk is like TylerHow money corrupts creative professionsWhy this movie makes us think of Shakespeare and the operaMargot as ScheherazadeHeads up: there is one swear word in this... but Tyler deserves it.
E11: Scream (1996)
Finally we have enough of the classic films under our belt to turn in a solid review of SCREAM! How does a 2020s teen feel about the 1990s high schoolers from Woodsboro? Find out this and more including:
Why we loved Matthew Lillard’s performance!Dewey Dewey Dewey!The secret origin of the Teen Horror Podcast!We also get serious with a discussion of how we feel about horror movies after some real life horror experiences (a school shooting). We provide skip ahead time codes if you’d rather skip this section.
E10: The Grudge (2004)
Teen Horror Cast, where we watch and discuss horror movies from a teen’s perspective. This week we watched The Grudge, a classic of the J-Horror sub genre. 2004’s The Grudge is a remake of a Japanese film from 2002. Both films were directed by Takashi Shimizu. If you listened to our episode number 3 on another J-Horror film, The Ring, we will be handling this situation of an American remake of a Japanese original in a similar manner. We’ll be focusing the summary on the American film so that we can use English language audio but we will have some discussion about both versions later on in the episode.
Content warning: this film is pretty gruesome and touches on subjects such as domestic abuse.
E9: Psycho (1960)
This week we watched a movie that changed horror, and taking showers, forever: Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 masterpiece "PSYCHO."
Our discussion touched on subjects including both fictional and real serial killers and murder. We will be spoiling this film, so if you haven't seen it, please watch it first and come back for the discussion.
Regarding language: While we realize that, shockingly, teens are usually very familiar with the rich tapestry of english language swear words, unless otherwise noted at the beginning of our episodes we will be keeping things family friendly and avoiding cussing in both our banter and movie clips. Of course in this episode, even without f bombs, the subject matter is still pretty intense so probably not appropriate for younger kids.
E8: Umma (2022)
In this episode we talk about Umma, a 2022 film directed by first time full length film director Iris K. Shim, Umma stars veteran actor Sandra Oh as Amanda and Fivel Stewart as her daughter Chris with appearances from MeeWha Alana Lee as Amanda’s mother or Umma. Content warning: we discuss difficult subjects including child abuse.
Great concept, not just for teens
I started following this via the "intern" because I like the concept and respect what they are doing as a father/daughter project. I'm a dad with daughters, myself. Nobody else in my family wants to watch or discuss horror films, alas.
As it turns out I really love the show. The film analysis is solid and perfect for my level. The discussion is well organized but also flows very naturally. I had to skip a few episodes to avoid spoilers and I can't wait to get back to them after I watch the rest of the films.
Great Horror Movie Reviews
I don’t love horror movies but I really enjoy the conversations between father/ daughter. It feels natural and genuine. The production quality is superb.
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