Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!

The excellent new documentary, HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR, is a love letter to the rich, powerful history of Black American artists in horror cinema.

The story is told by the artists who made the movies, and they give their unflinching perspectives on the past, present, and future of black horror.

Join me as I speak with Executive Producers Dr. Robin Means Coleman and Tananarive Due about their documentary, Black horror, and their “First Kisses” with horror! Continue reading “Episode 081- Hellbent for HORROR NOIRE!”

Episode 080- Violent Femmes: Women in Horror Film Festival

On October 4th, 2018, hundreds of figures dressed in black walked into the Wisdom Woods of Georgia to perform an unholy ceremony.

Beasts were conjured and blood was spilled by the gallons in the pursuit of graven images.

And popcorn was eaten.

I was a witness to the Women in Horror Film Festival, and I lived to tell the tale! Continue reading “Episode 080- Violent Femmes: Women in Horror Film Festival”

Women in Horror Month: Rakefet Abergel Interview

February is Women in Horror Month, and we’re celebrating with an interview with the writer/actress Rakefet Abergel! We discuss her short horror film, the multiple-award-winning Jax in Love (2017).

Join us as we discuss horror and comedy timing, Rakefet’s First Kiss with horror, and her cinematic “guilty pleasures”! Continue reading “Women in Horror Month: Rakefet Abergel Interview”

Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview

February is Women in Horror Month, and we’re starting things off with an interview with Tara Hall, the writer of the feature-length film, Buzzard Hollow Beef (2017). 

Tara sat down with me to discuss her film, horror movies, how Sam Raimi made her want to be a filmmaker, her First Kiss with horror, and her favorite comedy! Continue reading “Women in Horror Month: Tara Hall Interview”

Screaming…for Rondos?

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My book, Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy, has been getting great reviews, and now it’s been nominated for Book of the Year on the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards!

The Rondo Awards are special because they are fanbased, and have no connection to any commercial sponsor. Anyone in fandom can vote or propose nominees.
However, as the official website states, getting nominated doesn’t mean you’ll make the ballot:
“We will note that the world of horror has exploded in recent years. Time was if something existed, it made the Rondo ballot. Now there is so much talent and excellence, that we need YOU to help us sort through the best of the best, always with ‘classic horror,’ whatever that means to you, in mind”.
This means that the judges need to see real interest in a book from across the community, with several people stepping up to show their excitement about an artwork done in 2018.
If you read the book, and you enjoyed it and feel that it might be worthy of a place on the final ballot, please consider nominating Screaming for Pleasure for Book of the Year!
You can read the rules and suggest your nomination here:



Thanks so much for your time!

Episode 078- Magic, Movies and the Mind: Interview with Magician Victoria Mavis

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from MAGIC”. -Arthur C. Clarke

“The only way of discovering the limits of the POSSIBLE is to venture a little way past them into the IMPOSSIBLE”. -Arthur C. Clarke

When we watch a movie, or we listen to someone tell a story, we actively allow ourselves to believe in that level of magic.

We want to believe there is still magic in the world.

And, guess what?

There still is.

Continue reading “Episode 078- Magic, Movies and the Mind: Interview with Magician Victoria Mavis”

Legendary Director DON COSCARELLI Proves He Still Plays a Good Game with the Wildly Entertaining (and Heartfelt) Memoir, “TRUE INDIE”

The Phantastic Voyage of Don Coscarelli

Phantasm: Ravager (2016), the fifth film in the nearly-40-year arc of the Phantasm series, ends with a bittersweet reunion.

Brothers Mike and Jody and their best friend Reggie, the protagonists from the original 1979 film, sit inside the trademark black Plymouth Barracuda.

They had been separated over the course of their endless battle against the otherworldly Tall Man and his minions. Now, as they sit in the muscle car, they exchange wordless looks. Age has altered their features, and there’s a weariness in their expressions. Continue reading “Legendary Director DON COSCARELLI Proves He Still Plays a Good Game with the Wildly Entertaining (and Heartfelt) Memoir, “TRUE INDIE””



The first 100 purchasers of Screaming for Pleasure can get a FREE eBook of Isaac Thorne’s Road Kills!!

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Here is how to claim your FREE eBook:

  1. Purchase a copy (print or eBook) of Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. (If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, order through here)
  2. Email your proof of purchase (receipt from whatever outlet you purchased from) to admin@hellbentforhorror.com
  3. Within 48 hours you will receive an email with your own personal redemption code and instructions on how to get your free eBook of Road Kills.

Note: This offer is limited to the first 100 emails with proof of purchase received.

ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

About the Author:
Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life,
developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises.
He also avoids public men’s restrooms at all costs. He considers
himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop
culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one
giant experiment.


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