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What do you think of a new “Blair Witch?” Did Burkittsville need an upgrade?
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”
I’m excited and honored that more people are curious and listening to the H4H podcast.
I’m very glad that you found us in the vast ocean of the podcast world.
Thank you for making us one of your listening choices!
Spread the virus! Your reviews help this podcast get discovered by other listeners. Continue reading “Thank you to all my listeners! Help Spread the Word!”
Is there a connection between Nature and the Supernatural in Iceland? Has there ever been a line there at all?
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”
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”
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”
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””