S2E18: DISGUST - Kelly Gredner on Thanatomorphose (2012)

Season 2 | Episode 18
1h 37m | Apr 29, 2022

Content warning: discussions of decay and decomposition, misogyny, depression, anxiety, dysmorphia, physical and sexual abuse, masturbation, and death/dying.


On this episode of The Beauty of Horror, Chandler talks with co-host of I Spit on Your Podcast, horror writer, and one half of The Spinsters of Horror, Kelly Grender about the sickening beauty of Éric Falardeau's THANATOMORPHOSE (2012)!


They talk about Kelly’s start in podcasting, the increasing appeal of extreme horror and how it challenges you, expressing female rage, sexuality, liberation through decay, decomposition as a metaphor for depression, abjection, cinéma vomitif, and, of course, aesthetics.


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“Death Becomes Her: Finding Freedom in the Grotesque” in Grim no. 9: Contagion.


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Referenced Beauty of Horror episodes


  • “Horror And The Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection” by Barbara Creed
  • “Offensive Films: Toward an Anthropology of Cinéma Vomitif” by Mikita Brottman
  • “Dis/liking Disgust: The Revulsion Experience at the Movies“ by Julian Hanich


Quote from “Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection” by Julia Kristeva.


Music by Karl Casey (White Bat Audio)

Cover Art designed by John Green (JRGDrawing)

Edited by Aviva Dassen


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