This week on the podcast…snakes and snake-related nature run amok flicks.

We shine the spotlight on Megaboa, a 2021 affair, featuring a prof and some grad students fending off a giant snake on a tropical island.

Unlike other animal attack genres, snake horror flicks have yet to produce a bona fide classic, a la Jaws (sharks), Backcountry (bears), Alligator (gators) or Cujo (dogs).

Ever wonder why that is?

Anyway, let’s take a deep dive into this one, shall we?

Topics discussed:

  • The killer snake genre
  • Eric Roberts and his oeuvre
  • Other animal attack genres
  • The prevalence/ubiquity of anthropology professors in horror

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