Morbidly Beautiful

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It’s time to revisit our horror roots with the foundational classics of the genre, beginning with the game-changing horror of the 20s and 30s.

Episode 39

In this episode, we are going back to our roots with the start of a new series on the Origins of Horror. We will be starting in the 1920s as we explore the Silent Era of the first horror films and German Expressionism. The main films of discussion are Nosferatu (1922) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), a film that we feel is a must-watch for all horror fans.

In the 1930s we saw horror step away from the surreal and take a big leap into the real, even if hidden behind Dracula’s cape! We discuss the infamous group of Universal Monsters, particularly Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, and The Invisible Man. 

There is an ongoing debate on how horror shouldn’t be political or portray any sort of social commentary on the world around us. But, horror has always been political, and by going through decade by decade we will be showing you WHY. It all starts here. 

Enjoy and welcome to our dark side…

Production Notes
Intro Music: Robeast by Dance with the Dead; Artwork by: Jess Hrycyk; Editing work by Jessica; Research Resources can be found at


Original podcast artwork by Brandon Mercer

Jess and Kelly co-host the well-produced, highly entertaining, and insightful monthly podcast known as I SPIT ON YOUR PODCAST. Every month, they explore the world of horror entertainment, with each episode centering around a particular theme. This is a time once a month where Jess puts down her bloody knitting needles and Kelly steps away from the TV to discuss horror movies and other horror mediums with thoughtful analysis, research, and passion.

If you love this episode, be sure to head here to catch up on past episodes. You can also find this incredible monthly podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

Original publication date: November 3, 2021

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