Episode 815: Why Horror? with Dallas Hallam
In this episode, David is joined by Dallas Hallam to discuss what drives people to enjoy and to make horror movies.
Horror may not be considered one of the more respectable genres of cinema but it remains of the most consistently popular ones. David and Dallas are here to try to unpack why we might enjoyed being scared and/or grossed out by all of these many salacious, verboten movies as well as why certain people (like Dallas) are driven to inspire fear and/or repulsion in others by making so many salacious, verboten movies.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.