Don’t let THEM in!
Or are you the one they’re trying to keep out?
The Us vs. Them mentality is a backdrop for some really good horror stories. Frankenstein being a great example. The Monster is the outsider, but yet you sympathize with him. Continue reading “Episode 030- Nowhere Man: The Outsider in Horror”
Everyone is a fan of something, right?
Some people become obsessed with things. Most of the time, these obsessions are harmless fun for people. Sometimes our obsessions involve more than just us, and sometimes these obsessions are inconvenient to people around us.
And then there are the obsessions that endanger people around us.
And then there are obsessions that lead to cruel power over people. Continue reading “Episode 029- Here There Be Lions”
We help the Grim Reaper finish off 2016 in style.
Join four members of “The Algonquin Round Table of Horror” as they discuss the high points and the low points of horror movies in 2016.
Jon Kitley, Gregg Olheiser, Bryan Martinez and Damien Glonek give their opinions about all things horror-related, new trends snd old films you might have missed the first time around. Continue reading “Episode 028- The Wretched Roundtable: End of the Year Edition”
If you think about it, the imagery around Christmas is really kind of freaky.
A big man in a red suit can get into your house while you’re sleeping. And you leave food out for him! Continue reading “Episode 027- You Better Watch Out: Christmas Horror Movies”
It seems that when a movie with dark themes is marketed for mainstream appeal that the “horror” description goes out the window in favor of “suspense,” “mystery,” or “thriller.”
There are lots of movies that are billed as “thrillers,” which are, in my opinion, horror movies, telling horror stories at their cores.
This is even more the case with movies that get nominated for Best Picture. Continue reading “Episode 026- More Volatile Substance: The Oscar Edition”
The 1990’s was a tough time for American horror movies.
But, while the Drive-Ins died and horror movies disappeared from the movie theaters, there was one safe haven left for the horror fan:
The Independent Video Store. Continue reading “Episode 025- The Revolution Was Videotaped”
The gates have been stormed at the H4H compound!
And the result is our first Wretched Round Table, a discussion between four listeners and myself!
Listen in as Dan Strauss, Doug Lipski, Kris Zimmerman, and Timothy Gruscinski share their passions and their stories around the “First Kiss” and more. Continue reading “Episode 024- Wretched Roundtable: The Fan’s Revenge!”
In this month of Thanksgiving when, in America, we feast…
I’m thinking about things that feast on us.
The fear of being eaten is primal, and dates back to our caveman days when we were on the menu for all the big predators.
And it’s been a mainstay of horror for ages. The Blob, The Fly (both the original and the David Cronenberg remake), and countless other movies and books deal with the primal fear of being eaten by an unknown monster. Continue reading “Episode 023- What’s Eating You?”
Some horrors are all too real, and we’re powerless to stop them.
Being bested by a one-celled organism can really put a person in his or her place.
In this episode I talk about REAL body horror, specifically the horror of outbreaks of illness.
Epidemics. Pandemics. They’ve been the topic of good and bad horror alike. I’m fascinated by the microscopic world, and that these tiny creatures outnumber me, you, all of us. Continue reading “Episode 022- Never Underestimate the Power of the Microbe: Body Horror”
What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I have some ideas…
This month I went to the Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento, CA.
This convention focuses on the technicians behind the shock effects, and it’s filled with artists demonstrating their work and their passion for everyone to see. Continue reading “Episode 021- Lessons In Latex and Cuisine For Corpses: The Artists of Sinister Creature Con”