First things first: we have finally started a Patreon! We would like to give a special shoutout to S.M. Fedor, who has joined the Patreon at the $10 level. Find him on twitter at S_M_Fedor.
If you’re interested in our Patreon, check it out over at patreon.com/ladiesofthefright. We would be thrilled to have you join us at any level, and we are offering cool rewards at every tier. The most exciting of which is our Patrons-only podcast, LOTF After Dark which is accessible to Patrons at every tier. We also have our first challenge going! When we hit our first 20 patrons, we’ll be doing a patrons-only giveaway!
Alright, one last bit of “housekeeping” before we get on with the show: This week is Stoker Con! Mackenzie & I are in Grand Rapids this weekend. Make sure you look us up! We are on two panels: Friday 5/9 from 2:15pm-3:15pm Podcasting 101 for Librarians Day as panelists. On Saturday 5/10 11am-12pm we are moderating Why Does Horror Matter? With Gabino Iglesias, Stephen Graham Jones, Kathryn McGee, and Becky Spratford—which we are also recording to air on the podcast.
In this episode, we are thrilled to bring you our third Tropisode! Today’s episode is all about the Devil. As you know, with these episodes we invite a guest with some expertise on the trope we’re exploring. Today, we’re happy to welcome Bracken MacLeod to the show.
We’ve brought Bracken onto the show because of his graduate studies (a million years ago) in philosophy and comparative religion, but also his own formative youth during the height of the Satanic Panic, he has a particular fondness for the character of the Devil. We think you’ll find his expertise valuable!
Essential Devil Reading
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Lucifer: The Devil in the Gateway by Mike Carey
Falling Angel by William Hjortsberg
Demons edited by John Skipp
Sefira and Other Betrayals by John Langan - the short story "At Home in Devil's House"
The Devil and Winnie Flynn by Micol Ostow
Wounds by Nathan Ballingrud - the novella "The Atlas of Hell"
The Master in Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
The History of the Devil - a play by Clive Barker
Books of Blood by Clive Barker - the short story "Down Satan"
Devil Movies Mentioned
The Devil's Candy
Find Bracken: Facebook | Twitter | Website
Special thanks to our patrons, Bob Pastorella & S.M. Fedor!