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THE LAST KNOCK presents: Behind the Horror – Mask

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THE LAST KNOCK opens the door to Behind the Horror – Mask

Behind the Mask

The Mask conceals identity, hides intentions, lets us become someone else, and instills confidence due to anonymity.

But horror, as always, takes the wearing of one to deeper and darker depths. Sure, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers come to mind, but what about the others? We’re not just talking about the gang of killers in You’re Next and The Strangers, and not even “lunatic for a day” rioters in The Purge franchise. For even Freddy Kruger hides behind a mask of burns and scars he uses to instill terror into his sleeping victims.

And we can’t forget those who use a Mask in their profession: clowns and other talent at the circus, the carnival, and in The Funhouse. The Phantom of the Opera uses his to hide his secret weapon that stuns those around him.

We’ll look at masks, which characters wear them and way, what they reveal about character, and how they can make or break a horror film. From Eyes Without a Face and My Bloody Valentine to Halloween III: Season of the Witch to The Last House on Dead End Street, we’ll see what’s beneath the veneer. But seeing a Mask can drive one into a anxiety ridden frenzy, so you may want to close your eyes when we go Behind the Horror

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The plot sickens: Check out some of the other shows in our Behind the Horror series: Mirror, Cemeteries, and Bathroom!

THE LAST KNOCK horror podcast is a Crash Palace Productions’ featured show. Besides this site, you can find THE LAST KNOCK on iTunes with new shows posted every Sunday at 9 PM ET.

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THE LAST KNOCK presents: Terror Technology

The Last KnockWithout technology, the western world would be living as if in the Dark Ages. To imagine life without a microwave, a personal computer, or a cell phone would make many souls break down in tears. However, if horror cinema has taught us anything, it’s that the things we love to cling to for ease or safety are illusions – and can be used against us at any time.

So join Billy and Jonny as they look at terror technology from Nightmare Weekend and Unfriended to Chopping Mall and Hardware – and other Frankensteinian like creations from metal, plastic, and such. Now, pat the top of your computer, treat your car to some air freshener, and don’t you dare turn your back on your wide screen television, and listen in…

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