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  • Five Nights at Freddy's (2023) | Episode #92 February 16, 2024
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca work the graveyard shift as they discuss the 2023 horror film Five Nights at Freddy's.  Episode Highlights: Toni shares what it was like playing the game on band trips as a kid and how this shaped their anticipation and hopes for this film. We talk about […]
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  • David-Jack Fletcher| Interview (2024) | Eerie Extras January 30, 2024
    In this spooktacular Eerie Extra, Such a Nightmare co-host Katherine Troyer speaks with horror author and editor David-Jack Fletcher.   We discuss the significance of normalizing LGBTQIA+ identities within the horror genre. This leads to an even bigger discussion of how queer horror can both offer a space for connection and push us beyond our […]
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  • Jason X (2001) | Episode #91 January 19, 2024
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca hop a rocket to outer space...where, of course, Jason is waiting...as they discuss the 2001 horror slasher film Jason X. Episode Highlights: We talk about how this film is part of a slew of films in the late 90s/early 00s that sought to shock their respective […]
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  • Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma (2023 book by Claire Dederer) | Episode #90 December 15, 2023
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca venture into their first non-fiction book as they discuss the 2023 collection of essays Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma by Claire Dederer. Episode Highlights: We talk about the word "monstrous" and what it means to us. We express how called out--and seen--we felt at various points in […]
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  • Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) | Episode #89 November 20, 2023
    In this episode, hosts Katherine Troyer and Toni Tresca descend to the underworld (kind of) as they discuss the 1993 horror slasher film Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday. Episode Highlights: If we thought it took a while for Jason to make it to Manhattan, we were shocked by how long it took for […]
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