It’s our last episode before Halloween, so naturally we’re discussing Junji Ito. Specifically, his story collection Shiver. It contains ten short manga in which he goes utterly buck-wild, delivering some of his best and most nauseating work. We share our queerpinions on:
– Shiver: Junji Ito Collected Stories
– Ito just taking a bizarre or gross image and running with it
– Ito’s tendency to throw in everything including the kitchen sink
– Effective horror pacing and panel transitions
Content warning: We’re a fairly NSFW podcast that includes use of reclaimed homophobic slurs. Our discussion this episode is full of spoilers for all the stories in the collection. Content-wise they include body horror, blood, murder, suicide, gore, violence against women, and trypophobia.