Progressively Horrified

Progressively Horrified

A podcast that holds horror to standards horror never agreed to. Hosts Jeremy Whitley, Ben Kahn, Emily Martin and guests watch, read, listen to, and check out movies, tv shows, comics, books, art and anything else from the horror genre and discuss it through a progressive lens. We'll talk feminism in horror, LGBTQ+ issues and representation in horror, racial and social justice in horror, disability and mental health/illness in horror, and the work of female and POC directors, writers, and creators in horror. We're the podcast horror never agreed to take part in.


November 25, 2022 66 min

Don't you just hate it when your ex grows a rage uterus?

The Basics

  • Director: Davey Crodybombom
  • Writers: Danny Bronenberg
  • Stars: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, and Art Hindle
  • Trigger Warnings

  • Misogyny and violence against women
  • Child Abuse
  • Gaslighting
  • Body Horror
  • Recommendations:

  • Emily- Gremlins (1984), Kramer vs Kramer (1979),
  • Ben - Bee Movie (2007), The Shrink Next Door (2019-2021)
  • Jeremy - Resurrection (2022)
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    The Basics

  • Director: Davey Crodybombom
  • Writers: Danny Bronenberg
  • Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits
  • Trigger Warnings

  • Misogyny and violence against women
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Racism and exoticism
  • Torture porn
  • James Woods
  • Where to Find These Fools:
    Jason: @StrutzArt on Twitter and IG, and at
    Emily: @megamoth on Twitter, @mega_moth on Instagram, and at

    Ben: @benthekahn on Twitter, and at BenKa...

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    Some relevant trigger warnings for this movie include: extreme body horror, forced pregnancy, nighmarish depiction of abortion, dissolving of living human skin and bone, gaslighting, depiction of an abusive working relationship, prolific gore, and extreme animal cruelty
    Director: David Cronenberg
    Writers: George Langelaan(short story)Charles Edward Pogue(screenplay)David Cronenberg(screenplay)
    Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, and J...

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    Some relevant trigger warnings for this movie include: extreme gore and self harm.
    Director: David Cronenberg
    Writers: David Cronenberg
    Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman


  • Megan - Spencer
  • Emily- Funky Forest
  • Ben - Interview with a Vampire
  • Jeremy - Deadstream
  • Where to find us:

  • Megan - @meganlogan
  • Emily - @megamoth
  • Ben - @benthekahn 
  • Jeremy - @jrome58 
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    Some relevant trigger warnings for this movie include: animal death, infection, suicide, extreme gore

  • Director: John Carpenter
  • Writers: Bill Lancaster (screenplay) John W. Campbell Jr. (story)
  • Stars: Kurt Russel, WIlford Brimley, Keith David, TK Carter, David Clennon, Richard Dysart

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    It's kinda like Space Hell... but with a fake N'Orleans accent and xenomorphs. This week we're talking about Prometheus (2012)

    Trigger Warnings: gore, forced pregnancy, and body horror

    Greg: Blade Runner
    Jaime: Chronicle of Riddic
    Emily: Annihilation
    Ben: The Transporter
    Jeremy: Legend

    Where to Follow:
    Emily: Twitter - @megamoth, Web -
    Ben: Twitter - @BentheKahn, Web -

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    October 14, 2022 88 min

    It's Hell.  In Space!  This week we're talking about Event Horizon (1997).

    Trigger Warnings: gore, lost in space, corpse-sicles, and body horror

    Emily: Black Hole (1979)
    Ben: Dead Space (2008-)
    Jeremy: Sunshine (2007), Doom (2005)

    Where to Follow:
    Emily: Twitter - @megamoth, Web -
    Ben: Twitter - @BentheKahn, Web -
    Jeremy: Twitter - @Jrome58, Web -

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    Some relevant trigger warnings for this movie include: violence, gore, cannibalism, suicide, nudity, onscreen defecation and urinating, discussions of and implications of sexual assualt and rape, and racism and islamaphobia, and tinitis

  • Director: Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia
  • Writers: Story and Screenplay by David Desola and Screenplay cowritten by Pedro Rivero
  • Stars: Ivan Massagué , Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, Alexandra...

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    Progressively Horrified continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!  This week, the Horror Squad are joined by special guest Eugenia Pinzón to discuss the film Vuelven (2017). Because we watched the film in English, we refer to it by it's English language title, Tigers Are Not Afraid.

    Trigger Warnings: Child Endangerment, Gang Violence

    Eugenia: Miss Bala (2011)
    Emily: Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    Ben: The Wire (20...

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    It's Week 2 of Hispanic Heritage Month and The Horror Squad are joined by Alexis Sanchez of Latinx Geeks and Marvel Artist Pablo Leon to talk about La Llorona (2019), a tale of supernatural revenge against a Guatamalan dictator, directed by Jayro Bustamante and written by Bustamante and Lisandro Sanchez.


    Alexis - Vampires vs the Bronx, Fandom Forward - The Fan Organizer Coalition

    Pablo - Identifying Features, Pray...

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    September 16, 2022 48 min

    The Horror Squad talk about Chilean art film The Wolf House (2018) directed by  Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León and written by Alejandra Moffat, Joaquín Cociña & Cristóbal León.  There are Nazis and Pigs and Metaphors. Oh my.

    Emily- Cult of the Lamb, Jan Švankmajer's Alice and Goodnight Mommy

    Ben - Anything by LAIKA Studios

    Jeremy - Dave Made a Maze, Wolfwalkers

    Where to Follow:

    Emily: Twitter - @megamoth...

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    September 15, 2022 1 min

    Enjoy this sneak peek of The Wolf House episode!

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    The Horror Squad and special guest David Pepose (Savage Avengers, Spencer & Locke) discuss the latest entry in the Predator Franchise, Prey (2022) - starring Amber Midthunder, Dakota Beavers and Dane DiLiegro.
    David- Terminator, Aliens 

    Emily- Predator the Musical, Reservation Dogs

    Ben - Golden Kamuy

    Jeremy - RRR

    Where to Follow:
    David: Twitter - @PeposeD, Web -

    Emily: Twitter - @megamoth, Web ...

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    The Horror Squad and special guest Joe Corallo (Mine! Anthology, She Said Destroy) discuss Edgar Wright's Horror/Drama Last Night in Soho (2021) - starring Thomasin McKenzie, Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Michael Ajao, and Dame Diana Rigg.
    Joe - Umma (2022)

    Emily- No Dogs in Space (@LastPodNetwork)

    Ben - Devil wears Prada (2006)

    Jeremy - Nope (2022)

    Where to Follow:
    Joe: Twitter - @JoeCorallo, Instagram - @...

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    Guests Quinn, Carissa, and Allya discuss the layers of lore in Five Nights at Freddy's the indie horror video game franchise that changed the way we think about the genre.

    Quinn: Harmony and Horror
    Carissa: Ib
    Allya: Andy's Apple Farm
    Emily: Willy's Wonderland, Fatal Frame

    Where to Follow:
    Quinn: IG - @satans_fluffer
    Carissa: Twitter and IG - @hearthfire2
    Allya: Tumblr - Roxanne Wolf
    Emily: Twitter - ...

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    Jeremy has the week off, so Emily and Ben are running the show along with a special guest! And they're here to talk about things that are too weird, young, and viral for Jeremy's old ass.
    Hey, you guys know about Slenderman? He's my accountant. But the Slender Man...isn't that that movie with Nick and Norah Charles? You know, the fast talking couple that that Thrilling Adventure Hour skit is based on? It's got My...

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    It's our 100th Episode and we’re talking about the movie that basically invented the zombie genre!

    The Basics

  • Director: George Romero
  • Writers: John Russo, George Romero
  • Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O’dea, Karl Hardman
  • Recommendations

  • Emily: Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Ben: Gravity Falls (2012)
  • Jeremy: Dead End: Paranormal Park (2022)

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    Follow Emily on twitter @megamoth
    Emily's Website:


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    In 2022 some guy told three podcast hosts that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was the best horror movie ever made. The next morning those podcast hosts were found irritated and incredulous. This is that story.

  • The Basics
  • Director: Tobe (Tow-bee) Hooper
  • Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper
  • Stars:  Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
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  • Director: Satoshi Kon
  • We know him and love him for his psychological thrillers and Tokyo Godfathers but fun fact: his animation and directorial debut was three episodes of the 1993 Jojo’s Bizarre adventure. (Also arguably psychological thriller of you are thrilled by being psychologically challenged)
  • Understudy of Katsuhiro Otomo of Akira
  • Writers: Sadayuki Murai based on the novel “”Pafekuro buru: kanzen hentai” (Perfect Blue: Comple...
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  • Director: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Writers: M. Night, based on the graphic novel “Sandcastle” by Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederick Peeters
  • Stars: Gael Garcia Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Abbey Lee, Ken Leung, Nikki Amuka-Bird, and Aaron Pierre as Mid-Sized Sedan.
  • Recommendations: 

  • Emily- Don't watch this movie
  • Ben - Lost with the sound off, I guess
  • Jeremy - Literally anything else
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