July 28, 2016
In the 1980s, vampires left their castles and European hideaways for American suburbs and small towns. In this episode, Andrea and Alex examine what happens when the monster you fear is part of your community and discuss what is to be done when they want to borrow more than just sugar…. REQUIRED READING Fright Night. Dir. Tom Holland, 1985. The Lost Boys. Dir. Joel Schumacher, 1987. EXTRA CREDIT The Growth of the Suburbs. An overview of the suburban expansion following WWII. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History by William J. Palmer – A look at sequels and nostalgia in the 1980s. Check out Alex and Andrea‘s guest spots on The People’s History of Film for some more of our favorite nostalgic movies over at GoodTrash Media. COURSE NOTES Intro song: Nail Ballet from Nightmare Picture Theatre, courtesy of James Zirco Fisher. LISTEN Right click or option-click here and choose “Save Target As…” to download the mp3.