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135: Substantive Stories | Fear Not! feat. Josh Larsen

Horror movies often engage their audience on a primal level as they delve into some of our deepest fears, so it's understandable why so many people are sensitive to them and have reservations concerning them. This appears to be doubly true (or more) of people of faith. Returning guest Josh Larsen is the perfect person to have join us for this topic! Josh is a Chicago film critic and longtime cohost of the prestigious Filmspotting podcast, an editor & podcast host for Think Christian, as well as the author of Movies Are Prayers and the newly published Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror Movies. We discuss the question of why anyone, particularly people of faith, would want to watch horror movies then we dive right in and talk about the unique themes and insights that we can gain from engaging critically with horror subgenres like slashers, monster movies, "sex and death," prophetic horror, and more! His book is an excellent introduction to the topic for the horror newbie as well as a good resource for the horror fan who is interested in thinking more deeply about the genre. Enjoy and be sure to share the show with a friend! Buy Fear Not! 2022 Spooky Season Substantive Cinema with Josh on George Romero's Night of the Living Dead Letterboxd list of the films discussed in Fear Not! Follow Josh: Filmspotting podcast Think Christian podcast Website Think Christian Letterboxd Instagram Twitter Facebook Follow Us: ⁠Instagram⁠ ⁠Twitter⁠ ⁠Facebook⁠ ⁠YouTube Channel⁠ Share Your Questions/Suggestions/Feedback With Us: Email: Support Us: NEW OPTION! We have finally joined Patreon! Support the show with an individual donation on CashApp to $TheSubstancePod or become a monthly Patreon supporter at --- Support this podcast:

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