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Episode 012- You Are Here at your Own Risk: Iceland’s Monsters and Men


Recently I traveled to Iceland, and I spoke with and interviewed several Icelanders about their native horror folklore and legends.

This land is rich in stories of hidden people, elves, and trolls who interfere in the lives of humans.

In addition, the land has its own real bloody stories to tell. Continue reading “Episode 012- You Are Here at your Own Risk: Iceland’s Monsters and Men”

Episode 011- Satan Laughing Spreads His Wings: More Horror in Music

Continuing with the horror and music theme, I’m focusing this episode on Heavy Metal music. 

This hugely popular music bears the brunt of accusations of satanic imagery and messages.  Few actual crimes were influenced by heavy metal, but it became associated with satanic rituals and murders due to a “satanic panic” that gripped the nation in the 1980’s.

Did the furor over the music by a “moral majority” actually fuel crimes associated with it? Continue reading “Episode 011- Satan Laughing Spreads His Wings: More Horror in Music”

Show Notes for Episode 010

Music can be scary, even terrifying.  Certain combinations of notes induce nervousness and unease in the listener.  Musicians have known about these intervals for centuries.  They can induce tension, character, and depth into a song, and have been used in music throughout the world since before music theory was even a thing.  In modern music these intervals are the roots of jazz, blues, and rock and roll.  In the medieval European Christian church, however, religious leaders branded these intervals satanic – making them even more unsettling.  Continue reading “Show Notes for Episode 010”

Episode 010.1: Bonus Episode- A Thank You and an “Illicit Proposition”

How would you like to make a “Cameo” on Hellbent for Horror?

I wanted to do something special to thank this community of hellbent listeners!

Interaction with others is where the real inspiration for imagination comes from, and I talk about how some listeners have been integral in sparking ideas.

Making this podcast has energized and rejuvenated me.

We all need a creative outlet, and a place to be heard.

I’d love to give my listeners that outlet as well! Continue reading “Episode 010.1: Bonus Episode- A Thank You and an “Illicit Proposition””

Episode 010-The Restless Interval: Horror and Music

Music can be scary, even terrifying.

Certain combinations of notes induce nervousness and unease in the listener.  Musicians have known about these intervals for centuries.

They can induce tension, character, and depth into a song, and have been used in music throughout the world since before music theory was even a thing.

In modern music these intervals are the roots of jazz, blues, and rock and roll.  In the medieval European Christian church, however, religious leaders branded these intervals satanic – making them even more unsettling.  Continue reading “Episode 010-The Restless Interval: Horror and Music”

Episode 009- Unreal Reality: Conjuring up the Supernatural

Everywhere in the world has its own local ghost stories – scary places that have haunting reputations.

Then there are people who actually deal with these ghosts and demons. 

You’ve heard the stories, and they’ve made movies “based on true events” of supposed real hauntings and possessions.

Two famous paranormal investigators were Ed and Lorraine Warren who have been the subject of several movies and books, including “The Conjuring 2.” Continue reading “Episode 009- Unreal Reality: Conjuring up the Supernatural”

Hellbent for Horror Celebrates 1,000 Download Mark!

Thank You to all our listeners!

I’m excited and honored that you’re listening and enjoying the podcast. It really is a labor of love, and I want to celebrate the small but significant milestones with you.

This truly only happens because of you, and I hope I can continue to make the show entertaining, engrossing and enlightening for you. Continue reading “Hellbent for Horror Celebrates 1,000 Download Mark!”