Steven Sheil grew up in the era of "video nasties" -- a pushback by conservatives in the UK to ban Hollywood slasher films before they could corrupt the youth. The effort backfired and made contraband films like The Evil Dead into hot commodities. Steven grew up to become a horror filmmaker, but he never imagined the genre would help him deal with personal loss. Aaron Orbey wrote in The New Yorker about having a similar experience. Except in Aaron's case, he needed horror to remember a tragedy. 

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Episode 64: Healing Through Horror

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MUSIC LIST
Cold Summer Landscape by Blear Moon

Grotesque by BQPD
​The Bowed Belfry by Phantom Fauna