Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 102: A Knife And An Alibi!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Sep 16 2019

Hey, we’ve got an extra-special episode for you this time! Jennifer Lovely and Rhias Hall are joined by Kim Douthit from City of Geek and Emalie Soderback from Scarecrow Video to talk about being a woman and loving horror.

It’s multiple generations of ladies chatting about their favorite movies, their experiences, and what got them into the genre, and you won’t hear it anywhere else! Enjoy!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 96: Horror From The UK!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on May 26 2019

I say, did you know that the English Isles aren’t all Doctor Who and the original Office? Well, Rhias Hall and Jennifer Lovely are here to help round out your knowledge of UK horror with what they’ve enjoyed. Rhias gets historical, Jennifer gets modern, so no matter your preference they have you covered. Pip pip and cheerio, and whatnot!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 80: Final Girls!

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Welcome back for the big eight-oh of Don’t Read the Latin! This time, your hosts Jennifer Lovely and Rhias Hall are on board for talking about Final Girls. And not just their favorites, there’s a bit of discussion about the trope itself.

And for the record, my AT-AT is awesome. – Handsome Fiance Jim

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 76: Religious Horror!

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A new episode appears! Your hostesses Jennifer and Rhias discuss horror with a religious bent. While we’ve done shows on the devil and exorcisms, this covers the general topic more broadly, hitting things like pagan religions and angels.

On a technical note, I’d like to apologize for the sound quality on this one, I hit the wrong switch on the mic so it’s really crackly. I did the best I could, but it’s definitely not my best work. However, without further ado, here’s the picture of Rhias, Jillian Venters, and me, Handsome FIANCE Jim as we ride the Haunted Mansion all alone.

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 70: Gothic Horror!

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Welcome to another episode of Don’t Read the Latin, this one is all about gothic horror: what constitutes it, what’s good, what’s bad. It’s a lively discussion with JenniferJillian Venters of Gothic Charm School, and Rhias Hall from Scarecrow Video, who we’d like to officially welcome as our new co-host!

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!

Don’t Read The Latin! Episode 65: Sharing is Caring!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Sep 25 2017

DRtL is back after its bye week to bring you more horror goodness. This time Jennifer is joined by Handsome Boyfriend Jim to talk about how to share the movies you love with someone you love. Jen and Jim have a lot of common ground, but also some divergent tastes in films, so if you’ve ever wondered about how to broach the subject with your better half, this one’s for you!

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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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 FIFTY: Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies!

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“Let’s make this bullshit happen!”

” …. Is that going to be our new motto from now on? Actually, that might look good on stickers, now that I think about it.”

So hey, check us out! Fifty episodes! That’s kind of a lot! And to celebrate, we are counting down the TOP FIFTY HORROR MOVIES OF ALL TIME!

Okay, well, no. We’re not going to pretend that we’re being at all objective. What we’re actually doing is our Our Top Fifty Favorite Horror Movies! You’re actually getting more than fifty, because Jennifer and Michael have each brought their own lists, so listen in as they compare the movies they love the most. (Presented in chronological order, so as not to descend into complete chaos.) Just in time for you to figure out what you want to watch for Halloween!

All this and more, as Jen tells us about a recent unpleasant incident in a movie theater, a documentary on the murder of Kitty Genovese, and completely spoils the ending of “The Changeling!”

We also talk about movies we’ve seen recently, including Blair Witch. If you just want to skip directly ahead to the Top Fifty goodness, you will find it at the 27-minutes-and-15-seconds mark.

Hope you enjoy this one!

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DRtL Episode 39: Horror Heroines!

0 Comments | This entry was posted on Mar 14 2016

…. And once again after slightly too long a hiatus, we return once more with another episode of Don’t Read the Latin!

This time out, we’re talking about heroines in horror. Horror movies tend to have more female protagonists than practically any other genre, which is something we both love about them. At some point, we plan on having a Feminism in Horror episode where we’ll delve into why we think that is and examine just how horror treats its female characters. But for now, we just want to talk about some scream queens we’ve known and loved, from our favorite classic final girls all the way to, well, The Final Girls. Give it a listen, tell your friends, and as always, we look forward to your comments.