HLC - July 2019

In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, I discuss the recommendations for July 2019: John Carpenter’s 1983 horror film “The Thing,” and Jeanette Wall’s 2004 memoir, “The Glass Castle.” I also talk about some stuff I’ve been watching lately, including The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs, and a somewhat tragic experience from my childhood.

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Tyler Bell
Tota Americana (Part Two)

In part two of Tota Americana, we resume our story of a young person named Alex traveling across the country to the resting place of a barely known father. The hope is to find some deeper understanding of self through this visitation, but the paths ahead are riddled with pitfalls and parties of a dubious nature.

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306 - Tota Americana (Part One)

In this, the first of a four-part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another. Setting out on a journey to understand a new and unfamiliar life, this child will come across demons both external and internal, and characters both familiar and unfamiliar.

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305 - The Gates of Heaven

Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever thought could come to pass.

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304 - Ghost Story (Part Two)

Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.

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