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Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast

Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast

By Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast
Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast.

Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp
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Comfort Horror / Pet Semetary (1989) with Johann Trotter
Sometimes pod is better. Grab your shovel and meet us beyond the barrier for a comfort horror episode on Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. Let pod get its own cat! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:32:37
October 14, 2021
Psychopathy / Cape Fear (1991) - PART 2
Every pod has to go through hell to reach paradise. Grab your teddy bear and meet us on the houseboat for Part 2 of our episode on Psychopathy in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear. Look out for the rakes. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:11:49
October 7, 2021
Psychopathy / Cape Fear (1991) - PART 1
Come out, come out, wherever you are! Light your cigar and meet us at the movies for Part 1 of our episode on Psychopathy in Martin Scorsese’s Cape Fear. If you hold onto the pod, you die a little each day. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:05:52
October 7, 2021
PAPC Halloween Horror Special
Pod has come to your little town, Sheriff. Join us as we kick off October with a spine-chilling countdown of our favorite Halloween Horror films to celebrate Spooky Season. It’s Halloween. Everyone’s entitled to one good scare. Research Links: 31 Halloween TV Specials to Stream and Scream Over Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:24:23
September 30, 2021
Comfort Horror / Return of the Living Dead (1985) with Matt Donato
Hey podcast, do you like sex with death? Yeah, so rip off your clothes and meet us in Resurrection Cemetery for a comfort horror episode on Dan O’Bannon’s Return of the Living Dead! You think this is a podcast? This is a way of life. Reference Links: Drinking With The Dread: The Return Of The Living Dead Certified Forgotten Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:24:41
September 23, 2021
Objectification / Maniac (1980)
We told you not to go pod tonight, didn’t we? Instead join us for the second part of our series on Objectification in the 1980 cult film, Maniac. Can you be ready in 15 minutes? Research Links: The Problem With a Fight Against Toxic Masculinity Male Sexual Shame and Objectification of Women The Validation Game: Objectification in Birds of Prey and Assassination Nation Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:02:28
September 16, 2021
Comfort Horror / The Changeling (1980) with Ariel Fisher
This pod’s not fit to live in. No one’s been able to live in it. This house doesn’t want a comfort horror episode on the 1980 haunted house classic The Changeling. None of this belongs to you! Research Links: A DENVER HOUSE THAT INSPIRED A HORROR FILM THE HISTORY OF THE DENVER HOUSE THAT INSPIRED A HORROR FILM genesight Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:04:32
September 9, 2021
Objectification / Assassination Nation (2018) PART 2
You may kill pod, but you can’t kill us all. Put on your red trench coat, grab your baseball bat and join us in the streets of Salem for PART 2 of our episode on Objectification in Assassination Nation. Reference Links: Anxiety, loneliness and Fear of Missing Out: The impact of social media on young people’s mental health Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:09:55
September 2, 2021
Objectification / Assassination Nation (2018) PART 1
Smile, open up, speak softer, scream louder, be quiet, be confident, be interesting, don't be so difficult, be strong, don't fight back, be an angel, be a whore, be a princess, be anything you want to be. Just kidding.  Listen to PART 1 of our episode on Objectification in Assassination Nation. Reference Links: Anxiety, loneliness and Fear of Missing Out: The impact of social media on young people’s mental health Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:28:19
September 2, 2021
Comfort Horror / Event Horizon (1997) with Matt Monagle
This pod doesn’t really go faster than light. It creates a dimensional gateway into a comfort horror episode on Paul W.S. Anderson’s sci-fi horror film Event Horizon. You can’t leave. We won’t let you. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Reference Links: Certified Forgotten “Hell Is Only a Word”: The Enduring Terror of ‘Event Horizon’ Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:42:03
August 26, 2021
Parenting / Prevenge (2016)
Pods these days are really spoilt. It’s like “mummy, I want to listen to our new episode on Parenting in Alice Lowe’s 2016 film Prevenge! Mummy, I want you to kill that man!” Research Links: From Joy to Anguish: Depression among new mothers is finally getting some attention Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:43:44
August 19, 2021
Comfort Horror / You’re Next (2011) with Jessica Scott
Grab anything that might make a good weapon and meet us at the dinner table for a comfort horror episode on Adam Wingard’s mumblegore classic You’re Next. You never want to do anything interesting any more. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:32:28
August 12, 2021
Parenting / Bloodline (2018)
Don’t get up. You sleep. We’ll get the podcast. Meet us in the nursery as we discuss Parenting in the 2018 family horror film, Bloodline. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:11:01
August 5, 2021
Self-Care / Fear Street: Part 1 - 1994 (2021)
It started as a pod … and ended in murder. Grab your box of mixtapes and meet us at the mall for a special Self-Care Commentary on Leigh Janiak’s Fear Street ‘94. We’re dying tonight one way or another. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Reference Links: Every Needle Drop in ‘Fear Street Part 1: 1994’ Ranked Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:58:18
July 29, 2021
Comfort Horror / 30 Days of Night (2007) with Mary Beth McAndrews
That pod ain't the weather. That's death approaching. Batten down the hatches and meet us in the attic to talk about some very hot vampires in David Slade’s 30 Days of Night. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:47:19
July 22, 2021
Phobias / Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Check your bags and meet us at the cockpit as we board a plane to terror town and examine Phobias in the 2006 camp horror classic, Snakes on a Plane. Everybody strap in. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:48:09
July 15, 2021
Comfort Horror / It Follows (2014) with Dax Ebaben
It could pod like someone you know or a stranger in the crowd. Meet us at the pool with special guest Dax Ebaben for a comfort horror episode on It Follows. Whatever helps us pod close to you. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:29:22
July 8, 2021
Phobias / Jaws (1975)
Just when you thought it was safe to pod in the water. Meet us at the docks as we embark on a new theme and examine Phobias in Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. This is no boat accident. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:51:46
July 1, 2021
Comfort Horror / A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) with Rebecca McCallum
Pour the coffee and join us for a late night comfort horror episode on Wes Craven’s slasher classic A Nightmare on Elm Street. I’m your podcast now, Nancy. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:47:33
June 24, 2021
Bad Dads / Come to Daddy (2019)
Pod? It’s me. I got your letter asking us to come and conclude our series on Bad Dads by discussing the 2019 indie film Come to Daddy. Well here we are. It’s me. Podcast. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:05:18
June 17, 2021
Comfort Horror / Alien (1979) with Ana Marie Cox
Hop aboard the Podstromo and meet us in the air shafts as Ana Marie Cox joins us for a Comfort Horror episode on Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic, Alien. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:10:38
June 10, 2021
Bad Dads / The Stepfather (1987)
Who are we here? Join us at the dinner table as we kick off a new monthly topic. We’re talking about Bad Dads with 1987’s The Stepfather. Remember, podcast knows best. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:59:03
June 3, 2021
Comfort Horror / The Blair Witch Project (1999)
In May of 2021, four podcasters disappeared in the Zoomsville woods while recording a comfort horror episode on The Blair Witch Project. A year later this episode was found. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:44:47
May 27, 2021
Residential Treatment / Unsane (2018)
You’re a great listener and we’re sure you’re very good at your job, but there seems to be some sort of mistake. We’re not supposed to be here. We’re supposed to be concluding our series on Residential Treatment with Steven Soderbergh’s Unsane. It’s mostly boilerplate. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:00:33
May 20, 2021
Comfort Horror / The Blob (1988) with Terry Mesnard
Hop on your motorcycle and meet us in the sewers as special guest Terry Mesnard joins us for a gooey comfort horror episode on the 1988 remake of The Blob! We promise, we’ll never see a movie ever again! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:37:43
May 12, 2021
Residential Treatment / Shutter Island (2010)
We are duly appointed federal podcasters and we’re kicking off Mental Health Awareness month by examining Residential Treatment in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island. We gotta get off this rock, Chuck. Follow us on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:42:59
May 6, 2021
“What’s in the Box?”
The questions, you sent them, we came. Join us as we consult our session notes and respond to your comments in our first listener feedback episode. What’s in the box?!? Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:04:40
April 29, 2021
Comfort Horror / The VVitch (2015) with Chandler Bullock
Wouldst thou like the taste of comfort horror? A new episode? Wouldst thou like to pod deliciously? Join us in the clearing for an uplifting comfort horror episode on Robert Eggers’s horrific folktale, The VVitch. Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:29:55
April 22, 2021
Narcissism / Creep (2014)
We’ve just gotten a new job in the woods. It’s only for one day and there’s an ax by the front door, but it’s probably fine, right? What could go wrong? Grab your camera and join us at the lake as we conclude our series on Narcissism with the mumblegore classic, Creep! Come for Peach Fuzz. Stay for Tubby Time! Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield  Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:38:53
April 14, 2021
Comfort Horror / It (2017) with Jamie Alvey
Beep beep, Richie. Hop aboard the S.S. Georgie and meet us in the Barrens as we’re joined by Jamie Alvey from Morbidly Beautiful for a comfort horror episode on the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s It. You’ll float too. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:47:43
April 8, 2021
Narcissism / American Psycho (2000)
We’ve got reservations at Dorsia to talk about business cards, Huey Lewis, and Narcissism in Mary Harron’s dark comedy satire, American Psycho. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to return some video tapes. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:01:06
April 1, 2021
Comfort Horror / Children of the Corn (1984) with Nichole Goble
Calling all Outlanders for a new comfort horror episode! We’re joined by Nichole Goble from the Bodies of Horror podcast to talk about corn, religion, and Stephen King. Walk with us behind the rows as we resurrect the 1984 folk horror classic, Children of the Corn. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:29:50
March 25, 2021
Schizophrenia / They Look Like People (2015)
You are a podcast. You are a hundred miles high. Pour yourself a glass of Peach Schnapps and dominate as we conclude our series on schizophrenia with Perry Blackshear’s psychological horror film, They Look Like People. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:59:45
March 18, 2021
Comfort Horror / One Cut of the Dead (2017) with Patrick Anderson
Pom! We’ve got a great idea for a zombie podcast. One camera. One long shot. All live. What could go wrong? Join us for a comfort horror episode on the delightfully zany zombie film, One Cut of the Dead. Special guest includes Patrick Anderson from Modern Horrors and the Not Suitable For Anyone podcast. CUT!!!! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:27:13
March 11, 2021
Schizophrenia / Hereditary (2018)
Join us at the family dinner table as we embark on March’s mental health topic by examining schizophrenia in Ari Aster’s harrowing horror film, Hereditary. Hold onto your heads. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:09:38
March 4, 2021
Comfort Horror / Terminator 2 (1991) with Lindsay Traves
Come with me if you want to pod. This week, we’re joined by Lindsay Traves from The Pod and the Pendulum for a comfort horror episode on James Cameron’s action horror masterpiece, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. There’s no pod but what we make for ourselves. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:51:13
February 25, 2021
Generational Trauma / Candyman (1992)
Come with us and pod immortal. This week we’ll say our names five times in the mirror and conclude our series on Generation Trauma with Bernard Rose’s complicated classic, Candyman. What’s the matter? Scared of something? Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:06:31
February 18, 2021
Comfort Horror / Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) with Gena Radcliffe
Put on your muscle armor and cross oceans of pods to join us for a Valentine’s Day comfort horror episode! We’re joined by special guest Gena Radcliffe from the Kill By Kill Podcast and The Spool to talk gothic romance and Victorian writhing in Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Pod never dies. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:50:31
February 11, 2021
Generational Trauma / Get Out (2017) with Valerie Díaz Leroy
The Psychoanalysis crew is joined by special guest Valerie Díaz Leroy as they begin a new theme and examine generational trauma in Jordan Peele’s horror masterpiece, Get Out. After all, the mind is a terrible thing to waste.  Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:20:31
February 4, 2021
Comfort Horror / Ex Machina (2014) with Jeremy Scott
Do you want to be my friend? This week we’re joined by author of The Ables series and the voice of CinemaSins, Jeremy Scott, to discuss the essence of humanity in Alex Garland’s Ex Machina. We’re interested to see what you’ll choose. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:49:48
January 28, 2021
Depression / Lake Mungo (2008)
Psychoanalysis continues their series on depression with the faux documentary, Lake Mungo (2008). Bring your feelings and your photo album and join us at the lake as we look beneath the surface of this haunting film. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:00:12
January 21, 2021
Comfort Horror / Troll 2 (1990) with Randall Colburn
OH MY GOOOOOOOOOD! Special guest Randall Colburn joins the Psychoanalysis pod crew for a relaxing vacation in the quiet town of Nilbog with the so-bad-it’s-good masterpiece, Troll 2. What's the matter? Aren't you hungry? Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:57:23
January 14, 2021
Depression / The Babadook (2014)
Bring me the pod. Bring me the pod. Psychoanalysis embarks on a new theme by analyzing Jennifer Kent’s terrifying metaphor for depression, The Babadook (2014). Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:14:59
January 7, 2021
PTSD / Halloween H20 (1998) and Halloween (2018)
Jenn, Lara, and Mike look at differing responses to trauma with iconic final girl Laurie Strode. This episode from 2020’s Salem Horror Fest focuses on PTSD, its manifestations and treatments, and how it’s portrayed differently in: Halloween H20 (1998) and Halloween (2018). Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:44:26
December 31, 2020
Comfort Horror / Black Christmas (1974) with Joe Lipsett
Hello? Hello? It’s for you. Join the Psychoanalysis podcast and special guest Joe Lipsett for holiday comfort horror with Bob Clark’s Black Christmas. The pod is coming from inside the house. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:03:09
December 24, 2020
Comfort Horror / Gremlins (1984) with Dan Caffrey
Our name is Pod and we’ve got a story to tell about the time we gave a questionable gift and ended up destroying the town! Dan Caffrey joins us for a Holiday Comfort Horror Episode on Gremlins! Just don’t listen after midnight. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:54:11
December 22, 2020
Killer Kids / Better Watch Out (2016)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Join us as we pop open some champagne, scoop our phones out of the fish tank, and conclude Killer Kids month with Chris Peckover’s Better Watch Out and a character who’s definitely on the naughty list. We dare you. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:57:08
December 17, 2020
Comfort Horror / The Hitcher (1986) with Mel Kassel
Need a ride? Jenn, Mike, and Lara pick up special guest Mel Kassel for a comfort horror road trip through discussions of gender, power, and finger fries with the 1986 road thriller, The Hitcher. Our mothers told us never to do this. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:38:20
December 10, 2020
Killer Kids / We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
We’ve been thinking … and … we need to talk. We’re kicking off December with our most taboo topic yet and tackling Lynne Ramsey’s heartbreaking psychological horror, We Need to Talk About Kevin. So join us at the dinner table for an in-depth conversation about Eva, Franklin, and, of course, Kevin. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:24:46
December 3, 2020
Comfort Horror / Scream (1996) with Ryan Larson
What’s your favorite scary movie? Join Jenn, Lara, Mike and special guest Ryan Larson as they head to Woodsboro to pop some popcorn, watch a video, and talk Comfort Horror with Wes Craven’s meta-slasher masterpiece, Scream. They’ll send you a copy. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:42:41
November 26, 2020
Grief / The Invitation (2015)
Psychoanalysis requests the pleasure of your company for a night of mystery and magic. Join us for drinks, dinner, uncomfortable entertainment, and a lively discussion of Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation. We’ll provide the wine, you provide the trauma. Look for the house with the red lantern. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:07:24
November 19, 2020
Comfort Horror / Poltergeist (1982) with Elbee Bargeron
Theeeeey’re heeeere. Psychoanalysis is back with another comfort horror episode! Jenn, Mike, and Lara are joined by Elbee Bargeron from Grumpire.com to talk about the 1982 haunted house classic, Poltergeist! They moved the pod, BUT THEY NEVER MOVED THE BODIES!!! Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:26:33
November 12, 2020
Grief / Friday the 13th (1980)
Examining Friday the 13th in the context of Grief. His name is Jason, and today is his birthday. Psychoanalysis unpacks the concept of grief and explores how the death of Jason Voorhees informs the events of the original Friday the 13th. play play play now now now Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:07:23
November 5, 2020
Comfort Horror / The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror with Justin Gerber
Tired of Smarch Weather? Put down your cursed frogurt and join us for a late night fog walk through The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror. We’re joined by special guest Justin Gerber of Halloweenies to rank our favorite segments, and if you don’t like our picks, we owe you a coke. Guarantee void in Tennessee. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:45:55
October 22, 2020
PTSD / Sidney Prescott in Scream 1-3 (1996-2000)
Examining PTSD through the narrative arc of Sidney Prescott. Join Jenn, Lara, and Mike as we travel all the way from Woodsboro to LA with our favorite final girl. We’ll talk about her story through the first three Scream films and explore the ways PTSD  can affect our lives and relationships. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:13:34
October 15, 2020
Comfort Horror / Halloween (1978) with Michael Roffman
T’is the season to get spooky and what better way to do it than with John Carpenter’s slasher classic, Halloween. Join Jenn, Lara, and Mike along with special guest Michael Roffman to talk about why we love returning to Haddonfield year after year and the enduring power of The Shape. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:34:37
October 8, 2020
PTSD / The Descent (2005)
Examining The Descent in the context of PTSD. We’ve just descended into a deep, dark hole in the woods and it doesn’t look at all like the guidebook. Join hosts, Jenn, Lara, and Mike as we kick off October with a new monthly theme. We’ll discuss PTSD and how it’s represented in Neil Marshall’s 2005 cave horror, The Descent. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:31:42
October 1, 2020
Paranoia / Fright Night (1985) and The ‘Burbs (1989)
Examining Fright Night and The ‘Burbs in the context of paranoia. Something strange is happening in suburbia. We continue our two part series by discussing the way these 80s classics depict the alienating quality of the suburbs, the roles we play in our communities, and what happens when we step out of them. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:15:05
September 17, 2020
Paranoia / Sinister (2012)
Examining Sinister in the context of paranoia. We begin this two part series with Scott Derickson’s terrifying supernatural horror. From true crime and conspiracy theories to brain chemistry and cognition, we’ll discuss the many ways fear can take root inside the mind. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:06:05
September 3, 2020
Toxic and Abusive Relationships / The Invisible Man (2020)
Examining Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man (2020) in the context of toxic and abusive relationships. Continuing our two part series, this episode deals more with the abusive aspect of unhealthy relationships. From the lasting effects of intimate partner violence to ways to support survivors, we bring this oft-difficult albeit vital subject into the light. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:27:09
August 20, 2020
Toxic and Abusive Relationships / Midsommar (2019)
Examining Ari Aster’s Midsommar (2019) in the context of toxic and abusive relationships.  From codependency and gaslighting to couples therapy and consent, this episode dissects the many different ways we relate to each other -- for better or worse. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:19:05
August 6, 2020
Anxiety / Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Examining John Hancock’s Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971) in the context of anxiety. From social anxiety to personal anxiety to how psychological treatment for anxiety has evolved since the late 1960s-early 70s, this episode covers it all while celebrating and dissecting this creepy hidden gem. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
02:07:56
July 23, 2020
Welcome to Psychoanalysis!
Do you want to know why anxious people love horror movies? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on this premiere episode. They also discuss their own mental health experiences and why they love horror. Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively
01:42:41
July 9, 2020