Into the Wasteland with Scott Poole

Historian and horror scholar Scott Poole returns to the podcast just in time for Halloween. His new book explores how the Great War provided the language for horror cinema and literature. Why is horror such an important language for our culture today?

Fascinating Podcast - October 29, 2018

Into the Wasteland with Scott Poole

Into the Wasteland with Scott Poole

Historian and horror scholar Scott Poole returns to the podcast just in time for Halloween. His new book explores how the Great War provided the language for horror cinema and literature. Why is horror such an important language for our culture today?

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In this Episode:

4 – Story of the Week

9 – Scott Poole

17 – Monster History

27 – The Great War

36 – Horror vs militarism

46 – Horror Film inspiration

56 – What’s fascinating us

Episode Links

Connect with Scott Poole

Wasteland | Twitter

Films Mentioned:

Nosferatu

Gods and Monsters

What’s Fascinating Us:

Clay: The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix)

JR.: Halloween 2018

Scott: Trench Eleven

Follow us on Twitter:

KathyMatt | Clay | JR.

Here’re our books:

Raise Your Voice (Kathy) | Matt’s Books | Undead (Clay) | Empathy for the Devil (JR.)

Here’s the stuff we’ve made:

Kathy’s BlogMatt’s Books | Clay’s Books | JR.’s Site | JR.’s Email List

Audio Producer: Aaron Kretzmann

Phos Studios
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What do you find challenging in horror literature?

Author: JR. Forasteros

JR. lives in Dallas, TX with his wife Amanda. In addition to exploring the wonders that are the Lone Star state, JR. is the teaching pastor at Catalyst Community Church, a writer and blogger. His book, Empathy for the Devil, is available from InterVarsity Press. He's haunted by the Batman, who is in turn haunted by the myth of redemptive violence.

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