For the holiday season, Dr. Scahill joined Brian and David over at "The Blood Buddies: Horror Podcast" to discuss the subgenre of Christmas-themed horror, and in particular the 2018 UK film Anna and the Apocalypse. The film, which Prof. Scahill taught in his Xmas Movies film genre course this fall, is a curious mix of musical, zombie, coming-of-age, and comedy genres. Check out the special holiday episode here.
This month, Prof. Scahill was invited back for another guest spot on The Necronomi.com, a critical theory podcast about the social commentary of horror cinema. Scahill introduced them to PG: Psycho Goreman (2020), a hilarious parody of 1980s child-friendly fantasy films like Masters of the Universe, The Gate, Explorers, and even E.T. Within this clever parody, however, is a scathing critique of religion, colonialism, and American exceptionalism. You can listen to "The Social
This month, Dr. Scahill was asked to be guest on the cult movies podcast Midnight Mass, by hosts Michael Varrati and iconic San Francisco drag performer Peaches Christ. Scahill had worked with Peaches on the documentary Scream, Queen!: My Nightmare on Elm Street, and had been interviewed by Varrati for a piece on the mental health benefits of horror. Dr. Scahill was approached because of his expertise on evil children in horror cinema. The Bad Seed (1956) was the original "re