S2E17: DISGUST - Cat Benstead on Raw (2016)

Season 2 | Episode 17
1h 26m | Apr 15, 2022

Content warning: discussions of sexual assault, chronic illness, cannibalism, vomiting, skin conditions, bullying, and self doubt.


On this episode of The Beauty of Horror, Chandler talks with the host of TGIF: A Horror Movie Podcast, and the Founder and Co-Editor of Hear Us Scream: The Voices of Horror, Cat Benstead about Julia Ducournau's skin-crawling feature debut, RAW (2016)!


They talk about Cat’s relatively recent start in horror (which has now led to a second edition of an anthology of horror essays), a child’s path to autonomy, independence, and finding their place in the world, sibling rivalry, peeling off skin and Elmer’s Glue, social disgust, and, of course, aesthetics.


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Quote from Savoring Disgust: The Foul and the Fair by Carolyn Korsmeyer.


Music by Karl Casey (White Bat Audio)

Cover Art designed by John Green (JRGDrawing)

Edited by Aviva Dassen


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