Bury me in analog
Can a podcast be haunted? No, that’s very silly and wouldn’t be scary at all. A cassette tape, on the other hand… Elizabeth and Karen dial in to the world of analog horror, what it is, what it could be, and why going low-tech ups the scare factor.
Here are some of the things we mentioned in this episode:
- Black Mirror, a crowning jewel of “phones bad” cinema
- VCR versus VHS, a distinction that was lost on Elizabeth
- Land of the Giants episode on the iPhone
- The TV Tropes page on Analog Horror
- Aidan’s analog horror video
- An analysis of Lovecraft’s Eldritch Horror
- And some more analysis
- The SCP foundation
- Local 58
- Mothman, the best boy
- Remember Professor Kitzel?
- Public/Community access TV
- The Walten Files Episode 1
- (NOT “The Waltons”, no matter what autocorrect says)
- The deeply unsettling jumpscare face a la screamers
- How the original FNAF uses sound to terrify
- Ben Drowned, the story of a haunted game cartridge
- Cassette, an early Welcome to Night Vale episode
- An important message from Omega Mart
- Makeshift Stories
- An episode of Paranormal Paranoids (complete with earwormy theme song)
- The Power of VHS by hbomberguy
- The cinematic potential of cave art
- Control, Anatomy and the Legacy of the Haunted House by Jacob Geller
- Tsukumogami and Mokumokuren
- Do not adjust your podcast feed because next month we’ll be tuning in to another piece of art with opinions about technology, Steven Spielberg and Tobe Hooper’s PG powerhouse, Poltergeist.
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- Edmonton Community Foundation, presenting sponsor of YEGPodfest
- Alberta Association of Optometrists
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