Category: Episodes

Episode 020- The Devil You Don’t Know: 20 Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen

 Have you gotten your Halloween scare yet?

In this episode, I give a selection of movies to watch for this Halloween season.

My list skips the “old reliables” in favor of some lesser known films you may not have seen before. 

It’s a mixture of old and new, American and foreign, monsters, ghosts, and some new disturbing characters. Continue reading “Episode 020- The Devil You Don’t Know: 20 Horror Movies You May Not Have Seen”

Episode 016: Are You the Good Blair Witch, or the Bad? My Review

In this special edition of Hellbent for Horror I review the new movie Blair Witch 2016, directed by Alex Wingard. 

This is a sequel to The Blair Witch Project, and I can’t help but think of this new movie in relation to the original.  So, that’s what I do in this episode.

I recorded some of my thoughts about both movies. Continue reading “Episode 016: Are You the Good Blair Witch, or the Bad? My Review”

Episode 015- You Can’t Argue With a Confident Man: John Carpenter


Coppola, Scorsese, Friedkin, Altman, Penn, Bogdanavitch, Spielberg…

Carpenter?

You’re damn right.

All of these directors earned their place in Cinema History.

Each of them made at least one great movie that made an impact where the film changed the direction of how movies look and feel. Continue reading “Episode 015- You Can’t Argue With a Confident Man: John Carpenter”

Episode 013- Picking at the Scabs

Horror stories are supposed to upset the apple cart.

Great stories captivate us.  Some narratives are timeless.  Some comment on the times in which they’re born.  And some stories are timeless because their meanings change with time.

Stories can be great in themselves, but sometimes they resonate with something we experienced, our times, our culture, our politics. Continue reading “Episode 013- Picking at the Scabs”

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”