Jul 19, 2017
We examine censorship in horror with a detailed look at the Hays Code, the demise of horror comics, and the video nasties era!
Sources for this episode:
The Hays Code
"The History of Hollywood Censorship and the the Ratings System" - Filmmaker IQ
Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934 by Thomas Doherty
Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration by Thomas Doherty
The Celluloid Closet, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
“Morals, Markets, and ‘Horror Pictures’: The Rise of Universal Pictures and the Hollywood Production Code.” by Kyle Edwards, Oakland University
The Demise of Horror Comics
Tales From the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television
The Horror! The Horror!: Comic Books the Government Didn’t Want You To Read by Jim Trombetta
“Censors and Sensibility: RIP, Comics Code Seal of Approval, 1954-2011” by Glen Weldon, NPR
“RIP The Comics Code Authority” by Douglas Wolk, Time.
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship, and & Violence (available on Shudder)
Video Nasties: Draconian Days (available on Shudder)