S2E10: Maxwell Deering on The Empty Man (2021)

Season 2 | Episode 10
1h 36m | Feb 3, 2022

Content warning: Contains mentions of suicide and self-harm.


On this episode of The Beauty of Horror, Chandler talks with horror fan, film student, and Chandler's close friend, Maxwell Deering about the abyssally deep Beauty of David Prior's THE EMPTY MAN (2021)!


They explore cosmic horror, cult and cultist films, Nothingness, phenomenology, and, of course, aesthetics!


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  • The Thing
  • Halloween
  • Malignant
  • The Bye-Bye Man
  • Slenderman
  • In the Mouth of Madness 
  • Alien
  • The Matrix
  • As Above, So Below
  • The Exorcist
  • Saw
  • Inception
  • Hellraiser 2

Other mentions

  • Season 1, episode : GAB - Malignant
  • The Call of Cthulhu
  • The Kybalion


Quote from “Beneath Nihilism: The Phenomenological Foundations of Meaning” by David E. Shaner


Music by Karl Casey (White Bat Audio)

Cover Art designed by John Green (JRGDrawing)

Edited by Aviva Dassen


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