She Kills: A Shudder Original Podcast
Hosted by horror icon Adrienne Barbeau, SHE KILLS explores horror through a female lens with conversations from women in front of and behind the camera – including Karyn Kusama, Dee Wallace, Jennifer Tilly, Illeana Douglas, Polyanna McIntosh and more. Join these maidens of mayhem while they traverse titillating topics like Sex by Death, Damsel’s in Distress, Final Girls, Rape/Revenge and Nunspoloitation.
1. Karyn Kusama and Emily Deschanel
Karyn Kusama talks with Emily Deschanel about everything from the dated trope, Sex = Death, to learning how to become their own creative advocates.
2. Jennifer Tilly and Grae Drake
Jennifer Tilly sits with Grae Drake to discuss the Damsel in Distress trope and the enduring legacy of Jennifer’s most famous character.
3. Barbara Crampton and Clarke Wolfe
Barbara Crampton talks with Clarke Wolfe to examine the trauma of the final girl and why we remember the male monsters more vividly than we remember these kick ass women.
4. Illeana Douglas and Grae Drake
Grae Drake returns to talk with Illeanna Douglas about everything from the “Crazy Bitch” trope to unlocking psychic abilities.
5. Alex Essoe and Clark Wolfe
We’re back with Clarke Wolfe who talks to Alex Essoe about the power and beguiling nature of our favorite horror witches.
6. Pollyanna McIntosh and Staci Layne Wilson
For the delicate topic of Rape Revenge films, we brought in Polyanna McIntosh and Staci Layne Wilso, for a conversation about responsible feminist filmmaking and the future of the subgenre.
7. Dee Wallace and Blaire Bercy
We called up Dee Wallace to speak with our very own showrunner Blaire Bercy, about her work within the afterlife, how there are no such things as “evil spirits”, and her current career in healing from her home in California – amidst the backdrop of the Woolsey Fire!
8. Brea Grant and Rebekah McKendry
Professor and Editor-in-Chief of Blumhouse.com Rebekah McKendry, and her friend actress and author Brea Grant put down their phones to discuss Tech Horror and the everyday terrors lurking online.
9. Anna Biller and Dana Schwartz
This week, Dana Schwartz sat down with Anna Biller, to talk about all things fun, femme, and fantastic about the genre we all adore!
Real Hit/Miss. Some episode offer fantastic discussions that cover some very interesting ideas--albeit not in very great detail given the time constraints, which is a bit of a shame. Others are two people thrown together just kind of mentioning movies that they like. Overall worth the time and I will continue to listen if Shudder does more episodes.
Great to hear about the experiences and world views of these amazing women bringing their voices to genre film!
Talk radio style podcast aren't usually my preference but this is a very interesting way to listen to thoughts on where horror has been by those in the business.
The 1 thing I've learned from this is that Horror chicks are bigger fans than us blokes. Nerdy, awesome, and more intellectual for sure. Fscinating series that I'm planning on replicating in a way on Facebook Group The Terror Trust, but with dicks (literally).
One of the best podcasts I've listened to in ages. Amazing female representation and dialogue on women in horror.