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13 O’Clock Podcast


The 13 O’Clock Podcast is hosted by horror and paranormal writer Jenny Ashford, and poltergeist focus and all-around awesome guy Tom Ross.

The show is a relaxed, in-depth, and sometimes hilarious examination of various weird and mysterious topics, ranging from supposedly real paranormal and UFO cases to strange religious cults to bizarre unsolved murders to creepy historical events.

New episodes every Tuesday.

Apr 11, 2017

A masked, black-gloved killer stalks the streets of Rome, hacking away at underdressed ladies with a flashing, phallic blade. A hapless tourist witnesses one of these murders, but is brushed off by the police, and is forced to try to reveal the killer on her own, before she becomes the next victim.

If this plot sounds familiar, it's because it's the most common story arc of the classic Italian thriller/horror genre, the giallo. This distinctive film style has many fascinating aesthetic and narrative flourishes, and is largely responsible for kicking off the American slasher film boom of the 1970s and 1980s. On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss one of Jenny's very favorite film styles, giving a history of the genre, a breakdown of the most commonly seen tropes, and opinions about the best giallo films. Sharpen your straight razor and shrug into your black trenchcoat as we take a deep red journey into the lurid, murderous world of the giallo. Bring in the perverts!