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Podcast Episode 94: Horrible Imaginings ‘Horror Lit’ Primer

How to translate horror literature to film and more

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival featured a panel on horror literature and l...

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Above: Horrible Imaginings Film Festival featured a panel on horror literature and looked at how the horror film genre can trace its roots back to literary sources.

Episode 94: Horrible Imaginings Horror Lit Primer

A primer on horror literature and film with Horrible Imaginings panelists John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow as well as filmmaker Billy Hanson. Plus campfire reads of horror tales.

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Another podcast from Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, this time checking in with horror authors about how to translate books to film and on what the written word can do that movies cannot.

Last month, Horrible Imaginings hosted a panel on horror literature. The purpose of the panel was to show the debt horror cinema owes to literature and to discuss what each medium is capable of achieving and how to translate the written word to the screen.

Authors John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow were among the panelists and they also read from their own works for an outdoor event in Balboa Park. They discuss their own attraction to the horror genre and recommend some reading for people who might be horror film fans in search of some literature to compliment what they are watching.

Both Skipp and Goodfellow talk about "Survivor Type" and "When Susurrus Stirs," a pair of films that reveal how filmmakers can successfully adapt a literary source to the screen.

If this podcast whets your appetite for horror literature, then check out the Hallowe'en Horror Celebration at Mysterious Galaxy from 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 30, with authors such as David Agronoff who programmed the horror literature panel at Horrible Imaginings.


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