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FOT #10 - Analyzing Black Christmas and how horror movies portray deaths unrealistically

Flight of Thoughts

Release Date: 12/21/2018

Horror movies are notorious for showing death as either glamorous or completely unrealistic.  Many first responders and emergency workers sit through these kinds of movies, just buzzing with corrections we wish we could make.  In real life death can be both disturbing and artistic in a surreal context, yet horror movies rarely tap into the art of realism.  Chris Kinsella joins me to analyze the holiday-horror-classic Black Christmas!  We discuss how this movie paved the way for future horror slashers like Halloween and Friday the 13th, as well as how each death WOULD have looked in real life based on my paramedic experience and calls that I have responded to with similar injuries.  Enjoy this holiday episode with a nice sativa-dominant hybrid and plenty of trigger warnings!

*Watch the YouTube version of this episode and our episode analyzing The Shining for video clips that accompany each scene that we are discussing to follow along with:                             

Black Christmas Analysis (YouTube): https://youtu.be/YSGxmJWXFvo

The Shining Analysis    (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InQ8qXBb9EQ&t=995s

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This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open-dialogue.  Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!