What are you dressing up as for Halloween? I have some ideas…
This month I went to the Sinister Creature Con in Sacramento, CA.
This convention focuses on the technicians behind the shock effects, and it’s filled with artists demonstrating their work and their passion for everyone to see. Continue reading “Episode 021- Lessons In Latex and Cuisine For Corpses: The Artists of Sinister Creature Con”
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”
For a Spotify Playlist of the Songs in this episode, well most of them anyway, click here
My Halloween celebration has a soundtrack.
And, along with all the standards, I collect “non-traditional” horror songs; ones that induce dread, or shock, maybe even fear. Continue reading “Episode 019- Songs That Go Bump in the Night- My Halloween Playlist”
My biggest thrill doing this podcast is getting to talk to people about this stuff.
I really want to start conversations with you…and now I get to!
Recently, an H4H listener named Bradley J. Kornish started an email conversation with me. Continue reading “Episode 018- Interview from the Abyss: Bradley J. Kornish”
Movies last a couple of hours, but you spend significant time with a book.
Reading is a direct upload of words that transition into your own images that go right to your brain. It can be powerful.
And horror books let you live with the scare and the thrill for days! Continue reading “Episode 017- Taboo Texts: Horror in Print”
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”
Coppola, Scorsese, Friedkin, Altman, Penn, Bogdanavitch, Spielberg…
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”
You tell me:
Why is Silence of the Lambs billed as a “psychological thriller,” and not a horror film?
It looks and acts like a horror movie. Or is it that when movies hit it big with the general culture that we can’t label them horror movies? Continue reading “Episode 014- We’re Dealing With Volatile Substance”
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”
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”