Category: Episodes

Episode 004.1: Interviews from the Abyss- with Jon Kitley

“Well, if I could discover just one of these things, what eternity is, for example, I wouldn’t care if they did think I was crazy.” -Henry Frankenstein (Frankenstein-1931)

It’s the quest of every ultra-fan: finding fellow obsessives to share in the collective joy.

Fan conventions provide a meeting place and an outlet for like-minded folk.  What’s it like to really find your tribe?  Continue reading “Episode 004.1: Interviews from the Abyss- with Jon Kitley”

Episode 004: Blood Oaths and Bar Tabs: Horror Conventions and Cinema Wasteland

It’s the quest of every ultra-fan: finding fellow obsessives to share in the collective joy.

Fan conventions provide a meeting place and an outlet for like-minded folk.

What’s it like to really find your tribe? 

In this episode I talk about horror conventions, my pilgrimage to the “Anti-Convention” known as “Cinema Wasteland” and meeting a group of fellow obsessives I call “the Algonquin Round Table of Horror.” Continue reading “Episode 004: Blood Oaths and Bar Tabs: Horror Conventions and Cinema Wasteland”

Episode 003- Religious (and Sacrilegious) Experiences

Sharing the movie experience with a theater full of people can be exhilarating or frightening—sometimes both.  You put yourself in the hands of the filmmaker to take that ride, not knowing where or how it’s going to end. 

In rare cases a movie can provide an audience with an ecstatic, transcendent experience, almost religious in its power that leaves you walking on air afterward and running back to grasp that experience again. Continue reading “Episode 003- Religious (and Sacrilegious) Experiences”

Episode 002.5: “Addendum of Doom: The Folk Horror Edition”

We aren’t out of the woods yet…

This is a companion piece to Episode Two, “If You Aren’t Afraid in The Woods, You Haven’t Gone Deep Enough”, which delved into the world of Folk Horror.

Here we’ll discuss movies and books I’d loved to have talked about in the episode, but they just didn’t fit into “the story” completely, or there just wasn’t enough time. Continue reading “Episode 002.5: “Addendum of Doom: The Folk Horror Edition””

Episode 002: “If You Aren’t Afraid in The Woods, You Haven’t Gone Deep Enough”

Scary stories from nights long ago.

The ultimate horror is fear of the unknown, and if you’ve ever been lost in the woods you might know this one deeply.

We talk about Folk Horror, a little-known type of horror that stems from old folklore, the land, and the scary monsters that live deep in Nature. Continue reading “Episode 002: “If You Aren’t Afraid in The Woods, You Haven’t Gone Deep Enough””

First Kiss – Episode 001

What’s the “First Kiss?” The First Kiss is the event that hooks you into your passion and obsession.  Budding horror fans are carefully fed safe increments of scares by kiddie movies with frightening edges that end up with happy endings.

But what are the moments we stumble upon that aren’t carefully supervised?

What movies, books, stories are the first reveal of the shock and surge that good horror can produce in its fans? Continue reading “First Kiss – Episode 001”

Welcome to the Shadow Tribe – Episode 000

Welcome to “Episode Triple Zero” for Hellbent For Horror. This is a short welcome message while we complete our full-length Episode One: “First Kiss”. That will be available very soon!

On this podcast we will talk movies, books, music, legends and lore, real-life horror, campfire stories, whatever connects together to tell a story. Continue reading “Welcome to the Shadow Tribe – Episode 000”