Say Podcast and Die!

S01E62 - The Blob That Ate Everyone (Goosebumps #55)

September 06, 2021 Say Podcast and Die! Season 1 Episode 62
Say Podcast and Die!
S01E62 - The Blob That Ate Everyone (Goosebumps #55)
Show Notes

Andy and Alyssa read Goosebumps #55: The Blob That Ate Everyone. Along the way, they discuss stories within stories, coded trans and neurodivergent characters, strange writing, printers, jump scares, famous first lines, writing horror, tuna, Frankenstein (1818), Paradise Lost (1667), horror about horror writers, In the Mouth of Madness (1994), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Stephen King's The Dark Half (1989) (and so many other Stephen King stories), the questions raised by meta-horror, the "Norman Again" episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2002), frame-tale narratives, Vikram and the Vampire (Baital Pachisi, first compiled 11th century CE), Sinister (2012), pre-digital technology in horror, the "Tale of the Dream Machine" episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1993), cursed items from mysterious shops, The Monkey's Paw (1902), Walter Benjamin's concept of the aura, being given power over others, the "A Small Town" episode of Jordan Peele's The Twilight Zone (2020), wanting to destroy friends, Mean Girls (2004), gendered narratives of conflict, human monsters, "The Invaders" episode of Rod Serling's Twilight Zone (1961), Richard Matheson's I Am Legend (1954), blob horror, The Blob (1958), Stephen King's "The Raft" (1982), Katamari (2004), unexpected shifts in protagonists, Psycho (1960), An Unquiet Grave (2020), Spiral (2019), books for blobs, and monster taxonomies. // Music by Haunted Corpse // Follow @saypodanddie on Twitter and Instagram, and get in touch at [email protected]