Voices in the Dark

What We Not Gon’ Do In 2022 [Master] Reely Melanated

It’s been quite awhile, and thank goodness Ashlee and Carolyn were at the ready to almost completely unpack the meticulously crafted balance of subtly and clarion call for the cumbersome nature of swallowing intersectional micro (and honestly, macro) aggressions in Mariama Diallo’s anticipated feature film debut, Master (2022). Our music folk razaq el toro has new music out!
  1. What We Not Gon’ Do In 2022 [Master]
  2. What Mama Had Forgot To Mention Was… [Fast Color]
  3. I’m A Peaches Stan [A Low Down Dirty Shame]
  4. Black Women vs. The Patriarchy [Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight]
  5. We Gotta Fight Literal Monsters Now Too?! [Sweetheart]
  6. "Free Range Children" [Crooklyn]
  7. Love & Bossa Nova [Black Orpheus]
  8. This Ain't About THEM!
  9. Barbecue The Becky [She Never Died]
  10. Hot Men & Terrible Bosses [Little]
Had the opportunity to talk to Keir-La Janisse about her epic folk horror doc, Woodland Dark and Days Bewitched.

1973 — Black Mama, White Mama & Scream Blacula Scream: Pam Grier (feat. Carolyn Mauricette) A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast

Becky and Cam are joined by writer, programmer and curator Carolyn Mauricette as they tackle the other two Pam Grier movies of 1973: Scream Blacula Scream and Black Mama, White Mama. Carolyn Mauricette is a Toronto-based Rotten Tomatoes approved critic, film writer, Programmer/Development Coordinator for the Blood in the Snow Film Festival and Director of Canadian Programming for the Fantasia International Film Festival. You can find her writing on her website View From the Dark and Hollywood Suite. She has written reviews and articles for the online and print editions of Rue Morgue Magazine and Grim Magazine and is a contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Japanese Horror Films and The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films. Carolyn has produced talks on Afrofuturism for The Black Museum, Afrofuturism and Black women monsters for Fantasia Film Festival in 2020 and 2021. You can also hear her on Reely Melanated, a film podcast focusing on Black creators and performers, with her co-host Ashlee Blackwell.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Episode 73 – Climax Changing Reels

Film critic Carolyn Mauricette (@vfdpixie) returns to talk about the dance inspired horror Climax. 

Episode 101 – No Small Children Interview I Wanna Party With Bob

No Small Children, the band, the myth, the legend. I first heard No Small Children while looking for a cover of the “Ghostbusters” theme song for a recent episode. The NSC version of the song hit me like a crossed beam hit the Stay-Puft Marshmellow Man. I mean WOW. This band, No Small Children, they are amazing. Three teachers, two of them sisters, a blistering combo of women who simply define the words Rock And Roll. This episode is an interview with No Small Children, plus four of their incredible songs. One of the songs in the episode was writtien for the kids! I think gold stars are in order for the teachers, in this case. Also featured in this episode is a review of the horror film “The Tattooist” by Carolyn Mauricette. Carolyn is the co-host of the Reely Melanted podcast, one of the main foces behind the “Blood In The Snow” film festival, a Rotten Tomatoes apporved film critic, the creator of the “View From The Dark” blog and website and more! Don’t be tardy for this episode, I wouldn’t want you to get detention!

Episode 256 – TEST PATTERN The Matinee

Talkin’ Shatara Michelle Ford’s new film with Carolyn Mauricette

Episode 107 – The Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark Episode I Wanna Party With Bob

Have you read any of the “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” series of books? As a kid? As an adult? Both? . These books, the Scary Stories series, made a HUGE impression on me when I read them a couple of years ago, as an adult. The artwork is terrifying and amazing. The stories are timeless and creepy, sometimes funny, sometimes disgusting. Always entertaining and fun, that’s the trick of these stories. They grab you and won’t let go. Just like some of the baddies in the stories? Oh, but the art, that’s the REAL kicker, isn’t it? The art in the Scary Stories books worms it’s way into your brain and takes up permanent residence. The original art by Stephen Gammell, that is. Sinister and creepy to the point you feel the art could jump out of the pages and say “YOU HAVE IT!!!”. Here’s what you’ll get in this episode – An in-depth look at Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell. Three stories, one from each book, are dissected and analized. There’s a dramatic retelling of “The Hook”, as it was told to me, when I was a kid in the 1980’s. Then, in the final chapter of the episode, a brief look at the controversy that has plagued this book series for years and years. The Celluloid Catacombs with Carolyn Mauricette pops in to talk about the “Scary Stories…” movie adaption and some fiends of The Bobcast stop by to tell us how the Scary Stories have affected them over the years. Music of the episode by Vudu Sister, who are amazing and will delight you with their spooky sounds.

Episode 112 – UFO Stories Part III I Wanna Party With Bob

Welcome to the third and final (for now?) episode in the UFO Stories series! This one has five stories of UFO sightings, told by the witnesses themselves. Sarah Snallygaster, Miski Dee Rodriguez, Jessica Komassa, Davey Tilt and Mike Damante have popped in from the Ultraverse to tell their tales of strange lights and objects in the sky. Mike Damante is the author of the “Punk Rock and UFOs” series of books, so we’ll spend a little more time with him to talk more indepth all about UFOs, the recent Pentagon UAP report, Mike’s history with the paranormal and more! Carolyn Mauricette will fly by with another installment of The Celluloid Catacombs, this time talking about the parasitic alien thriller “The Puppet Masters”. The “Out Of This World” melodies in this episode are provided by The Ejected, Striker and Get Married and guess what? ALL THE SONGS ARE ABOUT ALIENS OR UFOS. Well, the Get Married song is a cover of The Misfits song “Astrozombies, so that counts, right? This whole Interstellar Episode is brought to you by Ethletic Shoes, the finest vegan, fair trade and sustainably sourced shoes in the land. Pop on that tin foil helmet and give this one a listen!

Episode 65 – Luce Changing Reels

Film critic Carolyn Mauricette (@vfdpixie) returns to discuss Luce.

Episode 53 – Atlantics Changing Reels

Film critic and Blood in the Snow Film Festival programmer Carolyn Mauricette (@vfdpixie) returns to the show to discuss Mati Diop’s Atlantics

Episode 30 – Train to Busan Changing Reels

A neglectful father attempts to reconnect with his young daughter by accompanying her on a train ride to see his ex-wife. What starts off as a simple journey soon turns into a harrowing fight for survival as a zombie virus rapidly spreads across South Korea. This week film critic and Blood in the Snow Film Festival programmer Caroyln Mauricette joins us to discuss Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan, one of the best zombie films in the last decade. We also take time to highlight our short film picks: Waterborne by Ryan Coonan and Paranoia by Sandeepan Chanda, Nitesh Mishra, Amrita Mukhopadhyay, and Sunil Kumar Yadav. 3:28 Waterborne 9:17 Paranoia 19:00 Train to Busan

Winchester Chronicles no 1: THE BABADOOK The Matinee

Carolyn Mauricette joins The First Dispatch to discuss THE BABADOOK

Episode 219 – US The Matinee

Talkin' Jordan Peele's new film with Carolyn Mauricette

Episode 176 – COLOSSAL The Matinee

Talkin' COLOSSAL with Carolyn Mauricette of Rosemary's Pixie.

Episode 172 – A CURE FOR WELLNESS The Matinee

Talkin' A CURE FOR WELLNESS with Carolyn Mauricette of Rosemary's Pixie.

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