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”
Here are notes from the show for those of you who want to “dig in deep”…
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. Continue reading “Show Notes for 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”
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””
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””
What’s the first kiss? I think of it as a moment when whatever it is you’re watching or reading or listening to gives you a feeling so intense that it feels like it all was written or made just for you, for that moment in your life. It’s not about the first time you got scared by something you watched, it’s about what hooked you into horror Continue reading “Show notes for Episode 001, “First Kiss””
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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 “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”