Sometimes you just wanna talk about horror movies. For hours. With a friend, friendly acquaintance, stranger or all three. And sometimes, you just happen to serendipitously verbalize golden considerations of those horror movies and egotistically think to yourself, 'Others need to hear this.' These were just a few ideas going through my head when Zena Sade Dixon (The Real Queen Of Horror) proposed the ideas of two (Black women) serenading your ear holes with slightly different but universally sane perspectives on horror with a format and design that promises humor, introspection, and a breakdown from the best to the unwatchable that the genre has to offer!
The Girls Will Be Ghouls podcast is kicking off its inaugural episode where we take a conversational tone to horror with creative lists beginning with Zena's Top 5 Worst Horrors Of 2014 and a discussion of Ernest Dickerson's 2001 horror fare Bones with a unique ratings system.
Jumping right in, Zena's disdain with 2014's Chiller TV film Animal was only magnified by the fact that star Keke Palmer who plays Alissa, thought it was a good idea to release a pop injected song and video to promote the film. After giving it a watch, it's pretty cringe worthy. But the kiddies may like it:
With our discussion of Bones, we introduce a fun little ratings system:
The Minority Report assesses both a horror film's number of characters of color and their significance in each film.
5 – Blacker than Blacula
3 – Sleepy Hollow Season 2
2 – Kincaid Token Factor
1 – Whiter than the 2015 Oscars
Bones Minority Report:
Zena - 4
Ashlee - 5
Towards wrap up, we give our recent watch recommendations:
Zena - Life After Beth (2014)
Ashlee - Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)