In this special bonus episode of Genre Exposure, spurred on by some listener feedback we circle around to reflect on the last three episodes of the show and clean house a little. We’ve been jokingly throwing around this term “Elevated Horror” without really doing it justice as far as detailing it out. Also, we’re not sure just how much we even like the term so it seemed worth just a little extra discussion placing the nail in the coffin on this topic. We also list some of our personal favorites old and new that can fall under this banner.
Listen in for our take and as always we encourage you to write in and tell us what you think. We’ve got some fun stuff coming in the pipeline as we gear up to celebrate October and all things Halloween including our first listener-requested episode. Please write us and suggest movies for us to check out that you want to get a little more love for or want us to discuss and break down. Likewise, if you have questions or ever wish we would have gone a little deeper with a specific topic get in touch and let us know. We’ll gladly write you back and, if we think it is worthwhile enough for a larger discussion, we will tackle it in a mini-episode like this one.
Favorite Classic Film That Could be Flagged “Elevated Horror”
-Jason: The Wicker Man (1973)
-Michael: Freaks (1932)
-Dustin: Don’t Look Now (1973)
Favorite A24 Film
-Jason: Hereditary (2018)
-Dustin: Midsommar (2019)
-Michael: The VVitch (2015)
-Group Honorable Mention: The Lighthouse (2019)