Episode 20: Popular Culture

Onyx Pathcast

In which Eddy, Dixie, and Matthew talk about horror and vampires in popular culture, and forget some obvious examples.

* Eddy goes right into an apology for the sound issues in last week’s episode.
* (Like with our video game episode, we’re only going to list references that are relevant to the discussion.)
* Buffy the Vampire Slayer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffy_the_Vampire_Slayer
* War for the Oaks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_for_the_Oaks
* The X-Files: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files
* The Lone Gunmen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lone_Gunmen_(TV_series)
* “Mythology” vs “monster of the week” episodes and how it inspired roleplaying games
* Forever Knight: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Knight
* Dark Shadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Shadows
* Kindred the Embraced: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindred:_The_Embraced
* The soap opera formula of the 90s
* Twin Peaks: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Peaks
* Reading horror as a child
* Point Horror books: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Horror
* Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scary_Stories_to_Tell_in_the_Dark
* Goosebumps: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goosebumps
* Fear Street: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_Street
* Coraline: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coraline
* It: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_(novel)
* Psychological horror and serial killers
* Sharp Objects: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Objects
* Liane Moriarty (author): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liane_Moriarty
* Silence of the Lambs: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silence_of_the_Lambs_(film)
* The Blacklist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blacklist_(TV_series)
* Profiler: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profiler_(TV_series)
* American vs British season/series structure
* Jekyll: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jekyll_%28TV_series%29
* Ultraviolet: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultraviolet_(TV_serial)
* Ripper Street: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ripper_Street
* Edge of Darkness: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edge_of_Darkness
* Breaking Bad: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breaking_Bad
* Games with a built-in ending
* True Blood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Blood
* Southern Vampire Mysteries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Southern_Vampire_Mysteries
* The Walking Dead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walking_Dead_(TV_series)
* Do the problems of the Walking Dead impact Dystopia Rising?
* A Paradise Made In Hell: https://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Built-Hell-Extraordinary-Communities/dp/0143118072
* Drama-driven vs character-driven stories
* How Buffy has aged well
* Underworld series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underworld_(film_series)
* Yes, we talk about the Underworld lawsuit
* What We Do in the Shadows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows
* Matthew quotes the movie, and we end on that note
* What do you want to hear from the Pathcast?

  3 comments for “Episode 20: Popular Culture

  1. September 28, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Kindred: The Embraced was actually shown in the UK, around when it originally aired back in 1996, on one of the Sky satellite channels, possibly Sky Two… definitely not Sky One.

  2. Guido Gerritzen
    October 1, 2018 at 9:32 am

    Oh. There are so many TV Shows as Inspiration I could list…

    Look for „Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell“ for Changeling.

  3. blackdog32
    October 7, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Nice postcast guys. Long time “viewer”, first time commenting. Keep up the great show.

    cheers from Argentina

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