Episode 110 – The Exorcist

Episode 110 – The Exorcist

Is The Exorcist a Christmas movie? Well, not quite: Director William Friedkin’s possession thriller opened the day AFTER Christmas, December 26, 1973, and has been turning heads ever since. Rachel from the horror podcast Zombie Grrlz joins us again to help muck out...
Episode 109 – La-Bas

Episode 109 – La-Bas

In 1891, French popular author JK Huysmans scandalized the public with his novel La-Bas, a sultry and sleazy story surveying sex, shame, and Satanism. What inspired him to delve into such outrageous material — and why did so many people take him seriously?...
Episode 60 – History of Human Sacrifice

Episode 60 – History of Human Sacrifice

In difficult times, some sacrifices must be made — but not by us. In spite of what Hollywood tells you, Satanists are one of the only modern religious practices with no historical connections to ritual human sacrifice. So where do these myths come from, and why...