Greetings From Los Angeles

February 20th, 2018

L.A. in horror movies is the subject explored in this episode of “Boys and Ghouls”.  A lot of horror movies may film in Los Angeles, but not too many really use the city.  So, L.A. transplants Kat and Marshall take a look at a few that do; along with an overview of Los Angeles history and what about this city contributes to notions of dread and the macabre.

 

Listen in when we discuss horror-behind-the-scenes as we look at movies about murder in the dream factory.  From “Body Double” to Wes Craven’s “New Nightmare” and “Scream 3” to one of Boris Karloff’s last movies, “Targets” to the more recent, “Starry Eyes”, we evaluate how the movie industry portrays its self and what horrors they capture within their own business of show business .

 

Then, we explore the terrors of downtown Los Angeles with the 2012 version of “Maniac” and Marshall recalls a fond favorite in the made-for-HBO horror/noir Lovecraft-themed mystery, “Cast a Deadly Spell”.

 

So, give this episode a listen.  You don’t have to love L.A. to enjoy it, but it helps.

 
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