Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A Bunch of Hocus Pocus: The Kids Horror Canon


Listener beware, you’re in for a… *checks notes* trip to the intersection of Nostalgia Lane and Formative Genre Programming Boulevard. It’s the spookiest night of the year, with all the little ghosts and goblins performing tricks and collecting treats, but instead of watching in wistful remembrance of youth, The BOP Crew is celebrating Halloween by… well, talking in wistful remembrance of youth! We’re digging up the most underrated, but arguably, most important bones of the genre, and assembling a Frankensteinian canon of influential children’s horror media. We’ve got Cowardly Dogs, Midnight Societies, Goosebumps, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark sitting in our lab, not only waiting to give you back some old nightmares, but holding the key to what makes this stuff the very heart of horror, and essential to growing up. We all owe Ernest a life debt, is what I mean.

Come little children, let me take thee away, by downloading the episode now!



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