On this special episode of Ominous Origins, we interview podcaster, author, and walking encyclopedia of horror knowledge, S.A. Bradley.
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Beyond Bradley’s popular podcast, Hellbent for Horror, he also wrote and published a book back in 2018 called Screaming For Pleasure, which you can find online, or as he prefers it, ordering through a small local book store (and I agree!). In his book, which has become part of the University curriculum, he details many aspects of what makes horror unique, not just in filmmaking, but as a cultural and societal influence as well.
I say it during the intro to the podcast, and near the end of the interview, but I can’t say it enough: this man has such an unrivaled passion for horror, and the depth in which he takes his fascination is remarkable.
The parallels he draws between cultural events, timelines, and allegory with real-life events are outstanding. He has the ability to take horror and turn it into real-world history, and the results are truly special.
Anybody with an interest in horror, movies, history, culture, or even anthropology needs to not just listen to this interview, but his library of work as well.
S.A. Bradley Links
- S.A. Bradley Website
- Hellbent for Horror (Podcast)
- Screaming For Pleasure Book
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
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