Called to the Void
Two Dollar Radio 2021
An interview with Gina Nutt, author of Night Rooms (2021), a linked collection of essays that use the horror movie genre as a catalyst to cultural understanding. Gina and I discuss the “final girl” trope in horror and the need for a #metoo moment for the genre, the terrible, beautiful humanity of Swedish horror films, and the process of coming to terms with our proximity to death and the swirling void that is always following in our wake.
Books Recommended in this episode:
- Chelsea Hodson, Tonight I’m Someone Else
- Hanif Abdurraqib, The Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us
- Jia Tolentino, Trick Mirror
- Samantha Irby, Wow, No Thank You
Chris Holmes is Chair of Literatures in English and Associate Professor at Ithaca College. He writes criticism on contemporary global literatures. His book, Kazuo Ishiguro as World Literature, is under contract with Bloomsbury Publishing. He is the co-director of The New Voices Festival, a celebration of work in poetry, prose, and playwriting by up-and-coming young writers.