Verotika (with Ewan Gleadow)

Episode 39,  Oct 21, 2021, 04:27 PM

Since its premiere at Chicago's Cinepocalypse festival, Glenn Danzig's directorial debut Verotika has gone down in legend. Not a good legend, but then as Countess Elizabeth Bathory would tell you not all legends are good. This week on Pop Screen, Ewan Gleadow from Cult Following rejoins us to discuss Danzig's three-part magnum opus, based on stories from his own Verotik comics imprint.

Along the way we discuss the first story's strange Los Francegeles setting, the challenges of writing Tales from the Crypt-style horror shorts, Danzig's comments at the film's premiere and the diminishing returns of Satanic shock tactics. We also discuss the real body horror that's just off-screen, namely whether Glenn Danzig can escape his fate of becoming more meme than man.

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