Neil is joined on this episode by film historian, CinePunk and horror fan Robert J.E. Simpson to discuss the connection between religion and horror.
Why do the two so often go hand in hand?
What truths they are attempting to reach?
Is it really ok to watch the Exorcist??
As someone who doesn’t watch horror films, can Robert convince Neil that some of the classic religious inflected horror has value?
I’m aware that some listeners may be uncomfortable with the discussion of horror and it’s themes so listener discretion may be advisable where this episode is concerned.
Robert and Neil will also be part of the upcoming C S Lewis festival programme in East Belfast. You can join them for a discussion on 7th November 2018 at the Eastside Visitor Centre.
Drawing inspiration from C.S. Lewis' anthology, Of This and Other Worlds, this event is a faith-based, film-focused discussion about creation and artificial intelligence within science fiction cinema, from Frankenstein to Ex Machina, Metropolis to 2001. The pair will discuss and explore the themes provoked, worlds of gods and monsters, the essence of life itself, and how they reflect (or rebut) Christian theologies and the notion of God-as-sole-creator. Audience participation encouraged.