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The Rants Macabre
Horror Movies, Books, Games and more.
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The Rants Macabre is a horror movie podcast from Mindy & Darren. Two fans who work together, and love to dissect and appreciate...

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May 31, 2020 08:05 PM PDT

We're going back to the days of our youth, with Part 2 of our 90s Teen Horror. We further explore the teensploitation of the MTV-WB era. We explore Jamie Blanks' star-packed Urban Legend (1998), and the Miramax produced, Kevin Williamson penned, directed by Robert Rodriguez, Breakfast Club vs Alien invasion movie, THE FACULTY (1998).

If you want to dive even deeper into 90s horror, check out Alexandra West (@ScareAlex) and her book The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula. She's also cohost of The Faculty of Horror podcast.

Don't forget to check in at the website, therantsmacabre.com for random show extras and episode searches.

May 18, 2020 01:49 AM PDT

Mindy and Darren look back at their formative years in Part 1 of 90s Teen Horror. They examine the WB and the wave that brought us star-driven horror movies with Sarah Michelle Gellar and the Dawson's Creek gang. In this episode we discuss the 1998 ADWEEK article, THE BOOM TUBE, and I Know What you Did Last Summer.

If you want to dive even deeper into 90s horror, check out Alexandra West (@ScareAlex) and her book The 1990s Teen Horror Cycle: Final Girls and a New Hollywood Formula. She's also cohost of The Faculty of Horror.

May 10, 2020 11:44 PM PDT

Our fascination with witches takes us to the original tale of the Baba Yaga. Many things to many people, the legend of Baba Yaga has found a home throughout pop culture and classical music. Mindy guides us through Pictures at an Exhibition 9A; Baba Yaga by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881).

References: Identifying Impressions of Baba Yaga: Navigating the Uses of Attachment and Wonder on Soviet and American Television by Megan Armknecht, Jill Terry Rudy, Sibelan Forrester. + Who’s Afraid of Baba Yaga? A Reading of Ageing From the Gender Perspective by MARIJA GEIGER ZEMAN and ZDENKO ZEMAN

May 04, 2020 01:02 AM PDT

We're back for some news, updates and to share a curating challenge. On Facebook, Marknado Lehew asked what 5 movies would you recommend to a horror newbie to get them hooked on the genre. We've risen to the challenge to talk horror indoctrination. 

Next week we'll be back with a full episode on Baba Yaga.

Plus, Darren's new EP is up at our website, therantsmacabre.com

September 15, 2019 10:46 AM PDT

We return to our deep dive into lycanthrope lore and popular culture in this Part 2 of Curse of the Werewolves. Darren and Mindy dig in to some historical accounts of monsters, murderers, and medical anomalies. In our coverage, we review two modern werewolf classics, Neil Marshall's DOG SOLDIERS, and Joe Dante's THE HOWLING.

Our music is back up for sale at BandCamp https://darrenty.bandcamp.com/album/apophenia - Check out our song "When I" where Mindy sings lead!

August 25, 2019 07:29 PM PDT

In Part 1 of our series on werewolves, we explore the history of werewolf lore and it's grand entrance into popular culture with the Universal classic, The Wolf Man (1941).

We have a new home on BandCamp here https://darrenty.bandcamp.com/album/apophenia with more music to come.

And you can access our additional library at https://www.patreon.com/rantsmacabre

July 28, 2019 09:45 PM PDT

Before we wrap up our summer break, we're checking in with a fun chat about... Ancient Aliens and Bob Lazar. Joining us is Jaxon, Mindy's husband (and baby Syd in the background) and Ancient Aliens fan. We talk about the documentary Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018), and compare notes with the ancient astronaut theorist.

May 30, 2019 08:41 PM PDT

For our part 2 of our series on Black Horror we rejoin our conversation with Kristina Leath-Malin. We discuss black and French Horror, as well as Kristina's MFG short film "One For The Road", her Stephen King Dollar Baby with 90% Female cast and crew.

You can find Kristina's documentary project My Final Girl: Black Women in American Horror at https://myfinalgirl.com/ You can find Kristina’s video work and podcast here: https://vimeo.com/plzwatch And her writing on film here: http://KLMBrooklyn.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/klmbrooklyn

April 22, 2019 12:23 PM PDT

For Part 1 of our long-awaited conversation on Black Horror we are joined by Kristina Leath-Malin. As an academic, filmmaker and feminist horror scholar, Kristina's MA on French Horror and the "New Wave Extremity" culminated with her thesis-turned-published book Objectification repackaged: The Women of 21st Century French Horror. Her current work at https://myfinalgirl.com/ and documentary project My Final Girl: Black Women in American Horror includes a web/podcast series, video work, and an internet database dedicated to exploring the positioning and representation of Black Women in American Horror Films. Together we discuss the documentary Horror Noire (on SHUDDER), and look at a cross section of seminal films in black horror.

You can find Kristina’s video work and podcast here: https://vimeo.com/plzwatch
And her writing on film here: http://KLMBrooklyn.com

March 30, 2019 09:20 PM PDT

Welcoming spring with a touch of death.



*OK, seriously, we'll be back for two episodes this April to talk Black Horror, and we'll be joined by a special guest. See you all soon!

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