Screams and Queens

Hosted ByBree, Megan, and Jena

(Explicit) A podcast for all lovers of horror movies, novels, and true stories. Each week, we watch a horror movie with our scaredy cat co-host, and compare it to the true or fictional story that the movie is based upon.

The Turning: Film vs. Henry James

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In this episode we watched the movie, The Turning, which is an adaptation of Henry James’ novella, “The Turn of the Screw”. We discuss the ways we thought the movie failed in representing the story, and traumatize Jena even more.


The Turning. Floria Sigismondi. Universal Pictures, 2020. Amazon Prime Video. 

“Henry James The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories”. TJ Lustig, Oxford World’s Classics, 2008. 

“The complete history of ‘Slender Man,’ the meme that compelled two girls to stab a friend”. Caitlin Dewey. Washington Post. 2016. (

‘”The Turning’ Is the Horror Movie Equivalent of Processed Cheese Sauce”. Oliver Jones. Observer. 2020. 

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