Zombies, Ghouls and Clowns: Horror Movies and Why We Love (or Hate) Them

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In time for Halloween frights, horror podcast hosts share their picks for the best films of the genre. From zombie apocalypses to tales of the demon-possessed, we'll hear what makes for a satisfying cinematic descent into terror. And we'll explore why some of us avoid the scary stuff, and why others can't get enough of the dark side.


Alex West , co-host, Faculty of Horror podcast; author, "Films of New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity" and "The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and New Hollywood Formula"

Zena Dixon, co-host, The Bloody Disgusting Podcast

Carly Severn, senior engagement editor, KQED News

Anthony Hudson, co-host, Gaylords of Darkness, a queer feminist horror podcast; host and programmer, Queer Horror at the Hollywood Theater in Portland, OR