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The Scream Squad: La Petite Mort (PODCAST)

On this week’s episode of The Scream Squad, La Petite Mort, Jamie and Chico dive into sex and death in horror movies, specifically looking at how sexually transmitted diseases and infections come into play. Starting with It Follows, we discuss chain emails, social disconnection and HIV/AIDS. Next up, Cronenberg! The master of body horror’s first film, Shivers, looks at a parasite that causes residents of a high-rise to turn into sex monsters. Finally, Contracted updated the zombie myth with its own twisted, although problematic, take on sex. Plus, what these films tell us about society’s view of women and sex.

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