Screambros: Mon Dieu! New French Extremity ft. Alex West
August 24, 2016•49 min
On this episode, Chico Leo and Jamie Righetti welcome author and film critic Alexandra West to talk about her book, Films of the New French Extremity: Visceral Horror and National Identity. If you're a fan of films like Martyrs, High Tension, Irreversible and Trouble Every Day, then you don't want to miss this episode. We dive into the controversial genre, known for extreme violence, blood and sex, and discuss the larger issues at play, including France's tumultuous history of failed revolutions, Nazism and colonialism and how the attempt to forget but not rectify this past has come back to haunt the country and invade the horror genre. This is a conversation you don't want to miss!