Episode 004.2: Interviews from the Abyss- with Bryan Martinez

“Horror is a beautiful art form.” -Bryan Martinez

This episode is a companion piece to Episode 4, “Blood Oaths and Bar Tabs: Horror Conventions and Cinema Wasteland”

In this episode we interview Bryan Martinez, who is the creator and producer of the popular webcast, “The Giallo Room” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLXTTivU_q3vlbPbABloKbA) Continue reading “Episode 004.2: Interviews from the Abyss- with Bryan Martinez”

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”

Show Notes for Episode 003: Religious (and Sacrilegious) Experiences

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”

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”

Show Notes for Episodes 2 and 2.5: If You Aren’t Afraid in the Woods, You Haven’t Gone Deep Enough

 Definitions

Folk Horror: This is a website dedicated to the Folk Horror subgenre.

Click on the links for more information on Folklore, Cosmic Horror, the Hammer Films, and Electricity.

Movies Mentioned in the Podcast

Continue reading “Show Notes for Episodes 2 and 2.5: If You Aren’t Afraid in the Woods, You Haven’t Gone Deep Enough”

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””

Show notes for Episode 001, “First Kiss”

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””