BONUS! Geek Out: We Need to Talk About Horror

BONUS EPISODE! We decided to talk about horror movies, in this our first official Geek Out episode! We discuss some of our favorite horror flicks, from the good to the so-bad-they’re-good to the ones with zombies. Listen at your own risk!

Listen here or download

A couple corrections:

I mistakenly said in the episode that the novel The Woman in Black was written by Shirley Jackson; it was actually written by Susan Hill. Sorry, Susan.

Also, in A Quiet Place you do get several very good looks at the monsters, but I apparently blocked that from my memory.


Why Do We Crave Scary Movies?

Horror Movie Tropes

Classic Literature Connections in Us

2019 Horror:

  • Us
  • Greta
  • Happy Death Day 2 U
  • Pet Sematary
  • Ma



  • Alien
  • Sunshine
  • Get Out
  • Annihilation
  • A Quiet Place
  • Cabin in the Woods
  • Hannibal series
  • The Birds
  • The Shining
  • Snowpiercer

So Bad They’re Good

  • The Woman in Black 
  • Prom Night
  • Breaking In
  • Death Note
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • The Grudge
  • Final Destination saga
  • The Poltergeist
  • The Haunting
  • Sleepaway Camp

Mixed Feelings

  • Bird Box
  • Halloween
  • The Others
  • Jennifer’s Body
  • Life After Beth
  • The Ring


  • 28 Days Later
  • The Girl With All the Gifts
  • Shaun of the Dead
  • Zombieland
  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  • Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Video
  • Train to Busan
  • Night of the Living Dead


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