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Every Day Horror Day 8: The House on Sorority Row

Apr 23, 2019, 4:26 PM EDT (Updated)

It's October 8. Are you ready to learn yet another lesson about scary things with our Halloween podcast, Every Day Horror? We're taking you back to school. Put a Klimt on the wall. Buy a lot of ramen.

We're talking about college horror. Did that come through? Specifically, we're focusing on The House on Sorority Row (1983) and its reimagining, Sorority Row (2009). Today my guest is pop music reviewer Todd Nathanson. Todd recommended the remake not even knowing there was an original, at which point we immediately went back and watched that one, too.

Sidebar: I own a lot of horror movies and just sort of leave them lying around for these occasions.

Sorority horror is a weird little sub-genre. These specific movies live in the sub-sub "we did a prank and it went wrong" category, but there's also the "we're naked for no particular reason and screaming while covered in blood" variety, too, which was quite popular in the mid-to-late-'80s.

We talk about what works and what doesn't. And, bonus, if you really like listening to Todd and I talk, we also have another podcast called Song vs Song where, each episode, we argue which is the better of two songs. It's very scientific.

But first: sororities. Listen!

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