Discomfort Horror / Eden Lake (2008) with Joe Lipsett

This week Mike is joined by the wonderful Joe Lipsett (Horror Queers, Anatomy of a Scream podcast network) for a discomfort horror movie. We’re packing our tents and sleeping bags and heading to the English lakeside for the incredibly unpleasant EDEN LAKE. It’s hard to believe that this unsettling, gory little thriller gave rise to two massive stars with Michael Fassbender and Yellowstone’s Kelly Reily. We dive into the “hoodie horror” phenomenon and explore the conservative messaging that helped fuel the boon this subgenre enjoyed during the aughts. We also explore the class issues at play, the mental health effects of systemic poverty, the challenges of parenting unruly bastards of kids, and just why the kids seem so scary when we get old(er). Despite never wanting to watch even a single second of this movie again, Mike had a fantastic conversation with Joe that we hope you’ll enjoy. Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Psychoanalysis Patreon Music notes: "Infinite Perspective" by Kevin MacLeod "Long Note Three" by Kevin MacLeod "Emotion Picture" by Bill Ironfield Logo artwork by Jess Snively

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Ever wonder why anxious people love horror movies? Curious about how having the daylights scared out of you can help you feel better? Hosts Jenn Adams, Lara Unnerstall, and therapist Mike Snoonian break it down (and back it up with academic research) on Psychoanalysis: A Horror Therapy Podcast. Each month, we’ll take an in-depth look at a topic in the mental health field like anxiety, PTSD, and toxic relationships. For our bi-weekly episodes, we’ll pair topics with a horror film and analyze its plot and characters through the lens of mental health. We’ll also discuss our own mental health exp