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Cosmic Shenanigans

Cosmic Shenanigans is a podcast focusing on cosmic horror in films, television, art, games, music, fashion, pop culture, and just about anywhere else our little tentacles can reach. Host Mary SanGiovanni delves into what makes it timelessly relevant and enjoyable, and examines how it permeates so much of modern culture. Further, as a writer of cosmic horror herself, Mary looks at her and others’ roles in the subgenre and in publishing at large, and explores the female perspective toward and within works of cosmic horror.

Feb 25, 2018

Mary analyzes the cosmic horror elements of the Silent Hill video game franchise, including an explanation of the cult known as the Order and the strange triumvirate of Alessa/Cheryl/Heather.

Feb 18, 2018

Mary discusses a very early cosmic horror short story, THE HORLA by Guy de Maupassant, which is considered an influence on the genre and on...

Feb 4, 2018

Mary looks at the roots of cosmic horror going back to the mid-1800s, and compares Romanticism, science fantasy, and traditional surreal weird fiction to Lovecraft's cosmic...