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Queens of the Damned: Ep. 20 – Release the Kraken!

August 7th, 2017

Today we immerse ourselves in some of the weirdest myths that exist: those originated by sailors and pilots. From sirens and the Kraken to whatever is or isn’t going on in the Bermuda triangle, we’re talking about it. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon page for access to exclusive material.  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 19 – Feminist Horror

August 5th, 2017

We’re not talking about scream queens. We’re not talking about running through a Texas field in a soaking wet tanktop. We’re not talking about doing the dumbest fucking thing a human being could possibly do in a life-threatening situation. We’re talking about assertiveness, brains, and…okay, yeah, sometimes sociopathy. But you have to understand, it’s all a commentary on the patriarchy. The patriarchy is the problem. It’s hurting all of us. It’s really just making us want to fish organs out of other people’s bodies.  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 18 – Haunted Houses

August 1st, 2017

In this week’s episode, Nikki, Maranda, and Rachel start things out with the announcement of the tshirt giveaway winner. Congrats to Clarice who submitted a fun and well thought out choice! The ladies move on to discuss fictional haunted houses. Rachel begins the discussion with horror classic, “The Haunting of Hill House” and how the adaptations compare to the original novel. Maranda continues the discussion with “The Rats in the Walls” by H.P. Lovecraft and gives listeners just one more reason to fear rats. Nikki slightly lightens the discussion with popular horror... Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 17 – Groundbreaking Horror

July 31st, 2017

With Rachel gone this week, Maranda and Nikki discuss groundbreaking horror films. The beginning of the Slasher genre sparks conversations of final girls and their constant use throughout horror, while the illumination of found footage drags primal fears to the forefront. A friendly reminder is also placed at the end to remind listeners to get their monster submissions in by 17 July 6PM Central.  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 16 – Battle of the Monsters

July 19th, 2017

Rachel has a tough decision this week; in this episode Maranda and Nikki fight it out to earn the title of “Best Monster”. With these unconventional monster choices, Rachel must choose between two movies she loves. Listen to the end to learn more about how you can win a QOTD tshirt!  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 15 – She Dunnit

July 17th, 2017

Males usually take the heat for being the most likely to commit murder, but trust us, there are plenty of gals who have done it too. Today we discuss three female killers with an affinity for soap-making, romance magazines, and finding the key to the Fourth World.  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 14 – YA Horror

July 14th, 2017

While Maranda is on vacation, Rachel and Nikki are back to talking horror books with one of their favorite genres: Young Adult. They discuss a couple of their favorites, as well as delve into the controversy of content for young readers. Listen to the end for an announcement about an upcoming giveaway!  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 13 – 40 Whacks

June 23rd, 2017

Lizzie Borden’s alleged murder of her father and stepmother on August 4th, 1892 is arguably one of the most famous double homicides in the United States. But did she really do it? Join us as we examine the facts, rumors, and scientific evidence surrounding the case with our friend Tori, who performed an experiment while getting her Masters to determine whether Lizzie could have been physiologically capable of giving her parents forty whacks.  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 12 – Groovy

June 12th, 2017

Hail to the king, baby! This week we dive into one of our favorite franchises, Evil Dead! We laugh the whole way as we take a brief look at each of the movies, including the remake. We finalize the conversation with a recommendation to watch Ash vs. Evil Dead as soon as possible!  Read More

Queens of the Damned: Ep. 11 – Because You Were Home

June 5th, 2017

Home invasion films have always been a staple in the horror genre, so this week the ladies dive into some of their favorite home invasion films. First, Rachel discusses the classic film, Wait Until Dark(1967)starring Audrey Hepburn; Maranda continues on with the well known French film High Tension (2003), and Nikki ends the conversation with one of the most popular home invasion films, The Strangers (2008). Conversation centers around what works and what doesn’t work in these types of films alongside a brief look into the psyche of the tormented.  Read More