The STEM Read Podcast - Chainsaws and Wedding Cakes

Episode 13: Chainsaws and Wedding Cake with Lex Thomas

Happy Halloween! On this spooky edition of the STEM Read Podcast Gillian and Kristin sit down with Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, who write the popular Quarantine book series as Lex Thomas (@LexThomasAuthor). We’ll explore using horror books in the classroom and talk learning, writing, teaching, and most importantly, horror-movie binging. Grab a bowl of candy and kick back for this very special episode.

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Notes & External Links

·       Learn more about Lex Thomas

·       Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

·       Mr. Boogedy is Disney Horror!

·       Read Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark…If you dare!

·       Who is Christopher Pike?

·       “Why Do We Love Horror” by Benjamin Bailey from Nerdist.com

·       How to combat testing anxiety

·       Shaun of the Dead directed by Edgar Wright

·       Lord of the Flies by William Golding

·       The Breakfast Club directed by John Hughes

·       Dungeons and Dragons designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson 

·       Watch our “food drop” (No children were harmed, one pair of pants were ripped)  

·       What is scarcity?

·       The Saints by Lex Thomas

·       The Burnouts by Lex Thomas

·       The Giant by Lex Thomas

·       Check out our lesson plans and free resources based around the Quarantine series

·       More about The Lawnmower Man short story by Stephen King

·       More about the weird 90’s film adaptation of The Lawnmower Man

·       Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

·       Beast by Peter Benchley

·       Evil Dead 2 directed by Sam Raimi

·       Check out the #31HorrorFilms31Days twitter tag

·       Who is Daniel Kraus?

·       Mandy directed by Panos Cosmatos

·       Beyond the Black Rainbow directed by Panos Cosmatos

·       Burning Bright directed by Carlos Brooks

·       Raw directed by Julia Ducourna

·       Recover from #31HorrorFilms31Days by writing your own novel in November

·       Song of Kali by Dan Simmons

·       We Sold Our Souls by Grady Hendrix

·       This Body’s Not Big Enough for the Both of Us by Edgar Cantero

·       Return to Fear Street by R.L. Stine – How amazing are those covers?!

·       Shadow House and other spooky kids’ books by Dan Poblocki