Ep. 45: It: Crafting a Horror Universe

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After a two month hiatus, we have returned to discuss box office sensation 'It,' with acclaimed horror novelist and LGBT writer Andrew Wolter. We spend time dissecting the new take on the iconic source material, but take a broader look at the horror genre and what angles in the genre make for the most compelling stories and characters. Timestamps: Andrew's Background - 1:00 The State of Modern Horror - 7:00 It - 10:30 What Makes Stephen King So Different? - 27:00 Should We Debate Creatives' Decisions? - 32:00 When Genre Filmmakers Try New Styles - 33:55 What Would Be the Worst Universe to Live in? - 37:40 Andrew's Unpopular Opinions - 39:20 Intended and Unintended Comedy in Horror - 44:00 Quentin's B-Horror Concept - 47:00 The Unexpected Virtue of the Babadook - 49:00 Nosferatu - 51:40 Alfred Hitchcock -52:50 Recommended Links: 'The Internet Has Made The Babadook Our New Queer Icon And Just, Yes' https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomvellner/i-am-babashook?utm_term=.ooYkM4V8a#.boleNPlaj Andrew Wolter: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAndrewWolter https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Wolter/e/B002F31WPC https://twitter.com/andrew_wolter?lang=en Music courtesy of Vernon West?: www.facebook.com/vernonwestmusic/? @vernonwestmusic ?www.cdbaby.com/cd/vernonwest1 Contact: ?medium.com/movie-musing ?twitter.com/moviemusingpod ?facebook.com/moviemusing ?moviemusing.com ?@moviemusing (Recorded September 22, 2017)

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