Episode 1

Ambient Light is a bi-weekly, personalized horror film recommendation podcast hosted by horror blogger Angela Harris. In this week's episode, Angi discusses: films for fans of It Follows and The VVitch, films for viewers who are afraid to watch horror, horror with strong female leads, movies with memorable food scenes.

Hi Angi,

I really loved The VVitch and It Follows. Can you recommend any other amazing, suspense based horror films with great cinematography??

Taryn
Chicago, IL

Recommendations:

The Blackcoat's Daughter (aka February) (2017)
Directed by: Oz Perkins

Goodnight Mommy (2015)
Directed by: Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala

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Dear Angi,

I'm a horror wuss! What horror movie can I watch that won't give me nightmares? Would you recommend watching horror films earlier in the day when it's still light out so I don't have to go to bed in the dark right after watching it? Is there a horror sub-genre that you find less scary than others? I don't typically like things jumping out at me. But at the same time I don't like things that seem particularly cruel/heart-breaking.

Liz
Austin, TX

Recommendations:

The Visit (2015)
Directed by: M. Night Shymalan

Triangle (2009)
Directed by: Christopher Smith

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Hi Angi,

I would love a horror film recommendation that has a strong female lead (preferrably non-white) and deals with social inequality or injustice. I don't like torture films, or anything that's overly gorey. I also don't want to watch something that will make me feel afraid to be home alone, on a first floor apartment with many windows. But I do really enjoy movies like The Witch, Get Out, The Cabin in the Woods and the Evil Dead series. If the film is made by a female identified writer, director or producer, that's even better!

Thanks!

Katie
Chicago, IL

Recommendations:

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016)
Directed by: Collie McCarthy

The Descent (2006)
Directed by: Neil Marshall

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Dear Angi,

I'm interested in food in movies, whether it's used to enrich a setting or scene like the upscale hippie food in The Invitation, or is more symbolic like the rotting rabbit stew in Repulsion. What are some movies you've noticed with interesting uses of food?

Carrie
Charlotte, NC

Recommendations:

Kill List (2011)
Directed by: Ben Wheatley

Nothing Bad Can Happen (2013)
Directed by: Katrin Gebbe

Angi