Night School with Graham Skipper

Night School with Graham Skipper

Welcome to NIGHT SCHOOL, the podcast where horror filmmaker Graham Skipper interviews experts in the fields of academia about the scientific & historical accuracy of our favorite horror films. Releases every other Friday!

Episodes

August 5, 2022 65 mins

Author & Historian Alan C. Huffines joins Graham to talk about Robert Eggers' THE VVITCH. They discuss the history of the Puritans fleeing England to the Americas, the fears of the magical "old world" that followed early colonial Americans into the frontier, and why twins are evil and should never be trusted. Listen to a fascinating discussion on what Huffines believes to be the "most historically accurate colonial film ever made."

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Author and historian Peter Bebergal joins Graham to talk about the history of paranormal investigation, the reality of what some researchers looking for proof of the paranormal use in their quest, and dive into the philosophical implications of the relationship between technology and the supernatural.

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Shakespearean scholar, professor, and Broadway actor Ian Sinclair Lassiter joins me for a deep dive into the horror of Shakespeare. We discuss not just Polanski's Macbeth, but the history of the play, the complexities of Shakespeare's mastery of language, the impact of witches in Elizabethan England, and explore the very real history of the Scottish play's famous curse.

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June 24, 2022 60 mins

Ordained minister and theological scholar Rev. Micah Bucey joins Graham to talk about Pascal Laugier's MARTYRS. They discuss the complicated theology of revenge, the philosophy and history of martyrdom, the idea of religious ecstasy, and the cultural obsession with knowing the mysteries of the beyond.

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Graham is joined by Morgan Johnson, a Relationship Counselor and Trust Recovery Specialist, as well as the author of Rebuilding Trust: Guided Therapy Techniques & Activities, to talk about Lars Von Trier's ANTICHRIST. Topics include sex, trust, betrayal, and why you should never sleep with your therapist.

Content Warning: Suicidal Ideation, and graphic discussion of genital mutilation and violence

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May 27, 2022 63 mins

Dr. Kevin Grazier, astrophysicist and planetary scientist who has worked with NASA, SETI, JPL, as well as having been the science advisor on the Ronald D. Moore reboot of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, joins Graham to talk about the ALIEN franchise.

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Er physician Dr. J Mack Slaughter joins us for a discussion of the many deaths of Michael Myers throughout the Halloween franchise. Could he have survived the numerous gunshot wounds, stabbings, falls, and other traumas and lived to kill and kill again? Dr. Slaughter will tell us how Michael would have fared film after film...

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