Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 95: Crypticon Revisited!

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Hey, Latineers, Jennifer Lovely and Rhias Hall just got back from Crypticon, one of the most beloved horror conventions in the northwest, and they want to tell you all about it! They’re joined by Jillian Venters of
Gothic Charm School, who went to Crypticon for the first time! You should make next year your first time too!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 67: Tropes Galore!

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Happy Halloween, Latin listeners! This episode is all about horror tropes, and features Rhias Hall of The Villain EditJeff Harris of Fanboy News Network, and perennial favorite Jillian Venters of Gothic Charm School.

They talk about the cliches they love, the ones they hate, and digress a little into the days of yore when Vampire: the Masquerade LARPers walked the Earth. We hope your pumpkin patch is the most sincere tonight!

DRtL Episode 52: The Monstrous Feminine!

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Welcome back! Joining us for another episode of Don’t Read the Latin is Jillian Venters from Gothic Charm School! This time, in the wake of election results that are arguably more terrifying than any movie we’ve ever discussed, we decided to get our feminist rant on and sat down to talk about The Monstrous Feminine — the idea of women as monsters in horror movies and pop culture.

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Along the way, we discuss Gothic romance novels, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios, the role that Mad Max: Fury Road played in the beginning of Jen’s relationship with Handsome Boyfriend Jim, and we wonder why the hell Marvel keeps burying pretty actors under way too much prosthetic makeup, and we wrap it all up with the topic of older women having a voice and taking up space in our society. We don’t necessarily do a great job of sticking rigidly to our topic in this episode, but we sure hope you’ll think it’s an interesting conversation. Check it out.

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Bibliography
Books we mention in this episode:

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Mister Babadook
As mentioned in this episode, Jen’s copy of the crowdfunded prop replica/movie tie-in book from The Babadook has finally arrived! Here are some pictures of just how gorgeous it is. Click to embiggen:

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DRtL Episode 46: Horror Double Features!

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If you’re starting to plan your Halloween party — and if you’re not, you’d better get on that, you only have 104 days left — we have totally got you covered this episode. Want to show your friends a couple of movies? This episode we talk about Horror Double Features and give our picks for what movies pair together well, like pairing cheeses and fine wines. While we’re at it, we talk about just what exactly makes two movies go together well as a single viewing.

Spoiler Warnings
We discuss the endings of both 10 Cloverfield Lane and Ex Machina. If you don’t want to hear the details, skip forward a couple of minutes when you hear us mention those titles.

Technical Notes:
We mention at the beginning of this episode that we were recording it on our laptop and on our new audio recorder, because Montoure didn’t trust that the recording was actually, you know, recording. And it’s a damn good thing he’s paranoid, because it turns out that the recorder did not save a file at all. The quality the first time we used it was great, and it will be a fine tool to add to our podcasting arsenal if we can ever figure out how to use the damn thing.

The Bag of Fucks
We mention in passing The Bag of Fucks, which is an awesome hand-made creation by our friend Dmitri Arbacauskas at Tormented Artifacts. When you have just run out of fucks to give, here’s the bag you could load some more into. (Or you can just open the bag if you want to show people that it is, indeed, empty.) You can get one of these beauties here if you are so inclined.

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Other Podcasts
Jennifer mentions a few of her new favorites among the podcasts she listens to, so if you’d like to check those out, here they are:

 

In the News
Since we brought up Chopping Mall, a movie about security robots gone rogue in a shopping center, we naturally talked about a related story in the news recently, and in case you missed it, here it is: A mall security robot has knocked down and run over a toddler in Silicon Valley.

Thanks for Listening!
If you like the show, don’t forgot to follow us and rate us on iTunes! You can also subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher, and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Remember that we love you and that we think you look adorable when you’re sleeping.

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DrTL Episode 23: Werewolves!

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Welcome back, and thanks for listening to one whole year of Don’t Read the Latin! It seems like only yesterday that Episode One was lovingly streamed straight to your trembling ears, but it was  way back on May 9th, 2014. So we’re celebrating our podcast-iversary! Join us! Have some cake and ice cream!

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Ooookay, maybe — maybe just some ice cream.

Anyway! Yes! A new episode! We have one for you, and it didn’t take a whole month this time! We are joined once again by Jeff Harris from Fanboy News Network, who practically insisted on coming along for the recording when he found out we were talking about werewolves, which turned out to be a good thing as Michael and Jennifer ended up realizing that, on the whole, they, uhhh, they don’t really like werewolf movies that much. So, yeah.

But we still manage to have a good time with the subject, and Jennifer talks about rewatching The Walking Dead and about common werewolf tropes in urban fantasy, Michael tells us about a unique stage adaptation of Dr. Jekkyl and Mr. Hyde, Michael and Jeff talk about the history of werewolves in Marvel comics, and we wonder why more werewolf movies don’t deal with pack dynamics.

In short, it’s another fun episode, so press play above! Or download it. I mean, whatever you wanna do here. Knock yourself out.

 

Episode Ten: It Happened On Halloween!

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“Welcome to DRTL, the podcast that is not about Beastmaster.”

It’s October! It’s October! That means that this whole next month is, effectively, Halloween. We got a little excited.

This time, we’re talking about movies that take place on or around Halloween.  (Yes, including the original Halloween.) How many of them do you think you can watch this month?

 

Finally here’s a …. a …. Call it a “bonus video.” (It will make sense once you listen to the episode, honestly.)