25. The Pontianak (Southeast Asian Folklore)


In today's episode, we discuss the pontianak, a frightening female vampire from Southeast Asian folklore. We discuss the meaning of civilization vs. nature in monster stories, the symbolism of female vampires, and why we love monstrous women so much. We also make a few subtle (and a few not-so-subtle) references to one of our favorite TV shows, The Untamed.

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