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S4 E7: The One About Religion and Horror HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Updated: May 24, 2022


In this episode I chatted to John W Morehead, expert in Religion and Horror and author of;

The Undead and Theology

The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays

Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's Explorations of the Sacred

Theology and Horror: Explorations of the Dark Religious Imagination (Theology and Pop Culture)

The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape (Routledge Studies in Religion)

We discuss the relation between horror and religion, why people are fascinated by horror, horror storyies in the Bible and how tBiblcal stories have ifluenced Horror and specific examples of which horror movies have been influenced by the Bible, as well as the imilarities between horror and religion. Would there even be a Horror genre without religion?

His blog is;

For further reading on this topic, John as recommened the following;

Reading the Bible with Horror by Brandon R. Grafius (Fortress Academic, 2019)

Sacred Terror: Religion and Horror on the Silver Screen by Douglas E. Cowan (Baylor University Press, 2016)

Religion and Its Monsters by Timothy Beal (Routledge, 2001)


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