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Colors of the Dark

FANGORIA has teamed up with some of the leading horror genre experts to bring you COLORS OF THE DARK. Join hosts Dr. Rebekah McKendry (professor, Fangoria, writer-director) and Elric Kane (professor, Pure Cinema Podcast, filmmaker) as they take a deep look at the horror genre. Each show explores a specific part of horror history, key players, franchises, deep cut titles, important films, and interviews with some of the genres’ biggest icons. COLORS OF THE DARK PODCAST is presented by the FANGORIA Podcast Network.

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S1 Ep3: Nightmare University - Haunted House Horrors

Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest Jared Rivet (Jakals) get academic on the origins of haunted house stories and the gold-standard "haunted house" movies from 1976-1982.

1hr 6mins

30 May 2019

Rank #1

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S1 Ep2: Nightmare University - Defining the Horror Genre

On this week’s NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gives an academic crash course on "genre" and how the concept of “horror” is defined within it.  NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY presented on the FANGORIA Podcast Network

44mins

16 May 2019

Rank #2

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S2 Ep4: One Percent Horror

Dr. Rebekah McKendry is joined by Elric Kane (Shockwaves, Pure Cinema Podcast) to discuss what Elric has coined "One Percent Horrors." Listen as Rebekah and Elric analyze the social and political commentary embedded in horror movies.

1hr 18mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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S1 Ep4: Nightmare University - A Treatise on Torture

On this episode of Nightmare University, Dr. Rebekah McKendry delivers a treatise on torture in horror movies.  Rebekah gets deep in the guts of the works of Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Saw and Hostel franchises, and how "torture porn" affects us on a deeper level than we may realize.

1hr 13mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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S2 Ep6: Lovecraft Horror

Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest Graham Skipper dive into the depths of Lovecraft Horror for a very merry Cthulhu-mas episode!

1hr 7mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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S2 Ep3: Gore Galore!

Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back from meeting horror fans at conventions across the country and she has a bloody good episode for ya. Rebekah gets into the guts and gravy of all kinds of gore!

43mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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S1 Ep7: Nightmare University - Heavy Metal Horror

"Rock's chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse!" Dr. Rebekah McKendry is joined by Brandon Small (Metalocalypse) and her metal-head husband David McKendry to talk about the incredible sub-genre of the heavy metal horrors of the 1980's!

58mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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S2 Ep5: Found Footage Fête

On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry goes all in on found footage movies.

49mins

5 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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S1 Ep8: Nightmare University - The Hellraiser Legacy with Ashley Laurence

On this season finale episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry walks us through a passionate discourse on her favorite horror franchise: the HELLRAISER series. AND the amazing Ashley Laurence joins Rebekah to discuss her history with the franchise and shares some amazing behind-the scenes stories.  Season 2 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY is coming soon, so keep your ears peeled!

54mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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S2 Ep2: Exploring the Crypt of Cult Media

Dr. Rebekah McKendry dives into the history of cult media, midnight screenings, and what defines a movie as a "cult classic."

43mins

3 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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S1 Ep5: Nightmare University - Bad Granny! Exploring Hagsploitation

No, Grandma, No!  Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest David Del Valle discuss the fascinating world of the horror sub-genre: Hagsploitation!

55mins

27 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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S2 Ep1: The History of the Haunt

Class is back in session!  Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back with Season 2 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY just in time for Halloween season. Rebekah dives into the earliest incarnations of haunted attractions (think corpses being shocked with electricity in public in the 1800's) and why we still cannot escape the allure of gore.

32mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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S2 Ep7: Tech Horror

On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets technical about tech horror--starting with Frankenstein and beyond!

44mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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S2 Ep8: Live from Panic Fest: Micro-budgets with Mr. A.J. Bowen!

On this special episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest A.J. Bowen talk about working with micro-budgets and how YOU can make your own movie!

1hr 11mins

6 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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S2: Office Hours - Face Your Fears

On the first Office Hours episode of 2020, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets real about why horror fans love to be scared and how horror movies can help us conquer our fears.

16mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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S3 Ep1: NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY - Video Nasties with David Gregory

Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back with Season 3 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY! To kick things off, Bekah and guest David Gregory dive deep into the history of the UK's "Video Nasties" of the late 70's and 80's.

41mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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Office Hours - The Death of the Video Store

On this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry walks us through her documentation of the death of the video store, making the switch to streaming, and her prized collection of tapes and DVD's.

8mins

10 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Office Hours - The FANGORIA Files

Dr. Rebekah McKendry fondly remembers scouring the FANGORIA files, finding horror artifacts that she never thought existed, organizing the folders after moving disasters (multiple times!), and the new FANGORIA headquarters in Dallas, TX.

8mins

23 May 2019

Rank #18

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Office Hours - The Most Successful FANGORIA Subscription Drive

In this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry recounts the story of the most successful FANGORIA subscription drive she managed and how it all started with a ton of Tartan Asia Extreme DVD's on her front lawn.

8mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Office Hours - Rocking with GWAR

On this bonus episode, Dr. Rebekah McKendry remembers interviewing heavy metal band GWAR for FANGORIA and how that led to her producing and directing a GWAR music video, her friendship with vocalist Dave Brockie, and being sacrificed on stage at a show!

6mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #20