Aaron Michael Ritchey is the author of the Juniper Wars series from Wordfire Press, about the adventures of three gunslinging sisters in a toxic post-apocalypse in the territories of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana. We talk about weird westerns, steampunk and the process of writing a series.
Laura Bickle's new book Nine of Stars launches a new series called Wildlands, about a woman who battles supernatural villains in the wilds of modern Wyoming. We talk about writing, what makes Weird Westerns versus Urban Fantasy, and more.
The Demon in Business Class is a tale of corporate espionage and demon wars, told in a knowing way by former AOL road warrior Anthony Dobranski in his debut novel. We chat about what went into this brand new urban fantasy.
We talk about Michael Dougherty's spooky, odd, disturbing and kind of wonderful 2015 film KRAMPUS starring Adam Scott, and wrap up our 2016 season.
The director of the noir-infused "ultimate haunted house movie" talks about the challenges of scaring people who won't pay attention and chats about ABATTOIR.
We talk about the brand-new "ultimate horror film" Abattoir, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of the SAW series, starring Jessica Lowndes, and based on the Radical comic series.
We talk to the author of the new supernatural horror western Death Wind.
We wrap up our retrospective with a look at Terence Fisher's 1969 Hammer film Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed.
Hammer horror continues to define itself with the 1958 followup to Curse of Frankenstein, REVENGE of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing.
New York Times Best-seller Gregg Hurwitz talks about The Rains: A Novel from Tor Books, in which all the adults are becoming mindless murderers, and a pair of brothers must race to defeat the plague before one of them falls victim.
David Bowles is one of the most prolific writers this show has ever talked to, and he often returns to his native Rio Grande Valley of Texas for source material. A professor at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, David's new books are GHOSTS OF THE RIO GRANDE, a lovingly researched collection of legends and ghost stories from the lives of the people on the border. But wait! He also has a new novel out, Lords of the Earth, a kaiju novel about giant lizards attacking Mexico.
The Frankenstein Retrospective enters the garish, glamorous land of Hammer Horror with the film that launched the modern gothic era, The Curse of Frankenstein.
John Pitts is the author of the Sarah Beauhall urban fantasy series including Black Blade Blues (2010), Honeyed Words (2011), Forged in Fire (2012), with the fourth book, Night Terrors (2016), coming out now from Wordfire Press.
Lara Parker has written a series of gothic novels that follow up on the original TV series Dark Shadows-- and this month she releases the most anticipated Dark Shadows story yet. Heiress of Collinwood promises a solution to the mystery that drove the show's very first seasons: the secret origin of Victoria Winters, the governess whose trip to Collinwood sprung the whole series. But there's a more pressing mystery at hand for Victoria: when she returns to Collinwood this time, the whole Collins family is GONE. (And by the way, did we mention that Parker actually played the twisted Angelique on the show and in the scary film NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS?)
In this retro episode we discuss CARRIE, a story of a meek, bullied girl with the power to exact revenge on her entire 1970s high school.
We wrap up the first half of our tour of Frankenstein movies with 1939's SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, which boasts an amazing cast-- Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff-- and cements many of the tropes we associate with Universal Horror.
We take a look at the terrifying Netflix miniseries.
This week we look at the 1984 classic Children of the Corn and half of us go wait, this is a classic? And half go: yes, yes it is. (Encore Presentation.)