We’re diving into some of the Twitch crew’s favorite subjects with the latest Twitch of the Death Nerve episode: political resistance, folk horror, and Polish cinema. Historian and pal Matt Kowalski joined Charles and Samm for a lengthy discussion of Andrzej Żuławski’s The Devil (1972) and Marek Piestrak’s She-Wolf (1983). Both films are set during key historical periods in Polish history and make use of horror genre and especially folk horror tropes. We give a little historical primer and unpack how both directors use these themes to critique parallel events in communist Poland in the ’70s and ’80s. Also discussed: Marxism, Polish literary Romanticism, and the most beautiful mustache in the world.

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