Actor Matt Blazi joins Brian and Dave in studio for a remembrance and career retrospective of George Romero, and shares stories of his friendship with the great director and what it was like to go from fan to working with him on the set. Brian and Dave also offer tributes, and present other tributes from some of the biggest names in horror, and discuss at least one confirmed posthumous Romero release. Plus — a remembrance of Dave Z, the Frank Darabont and AMC war heats up, the latest on the Friday the 13th lawsuit, Christopher Teague closes Pendragon Press, the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award winners, the 2017 British Fantasy Award nominees, the latest on Bryan Smith and Trent Hagga’s 68 KILL, Rio Youers’ THE FORGOTTEN GIRL, and Kelli Owen brings back the Buttercup.
Brian returns, and so does Stephen Kozeniewski, to discuss his new novel and his rivalry with Jonathan Janz. Plus Dave and phoebe’s movie reviews, Steve Rose and the Post-Horror debate, Jonathan Maberry hits number one, David Lewis Yewdall in remembrance, John Carpenter’s new deal, and horror authors invade DC Comics.
Dave and Phoebe take over the show while Brian is busy, and discuss many topics, including Phoebe’s surgery and recovery. They also talk about Ghost Shows and other television topics, THE WIRE and Phoebe’s animal spotting skills, books (including ones by Robert Swartwood and Maurice Broaddus), recommended podcasts, a trip to the grocery store, the upcoming Scares That Care Charity Weekend, and a review of BABY DRIVER..
Wesley Southard joins Brian and Mary to talk about his debut novel, the influence of Graham Masterton, the challenges facing Millennial authors, and more. Plus Edward Lee’s WHITE TRASH GOTHIC, Paul F Olson’s HORRORSTRUCK and the legacy of Mike Baker, TREMORS and BLADE return, bad news for IDW, Dave reviews SECRET WORLD LEGENDS, and a special appearance from Dungeonmaster 77.1.
Jason Sizemore of Apex Publications sits down with Brian, Mary, and guest co-host Maurice Broaddus for a fascinating discussion on publishing, editing, the importance of libraries, and advice for those wishing to start a small press. Plus: Kip Winger’s SONGS FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR. Rick Hautala archived. A double shot of Bryan Smith. Horror writers invade DC Comics. The Twilight Zone emerges from development hell. Eli Roth’s children’s movie. Dave and Phoebe’s hospital adventure. Dungeonmaster 77.1’s new pet. And the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat winner!
In what may be our greatest episode yet, Maurice Broaddus sits down with Brian, Dave, Mary, and Phoebe to discuss ghost-writing for celebrities, reconciling religion and faith with genre writing, being a trailblazer for writers of color, his friendships with Wrath James White and Chesya Burke, and much more. Then, his co-editor Jerry Gordon joins the discussion to talk about the art of crafting the perfect anthology, and Maurice’s son reveals an embarrassing story about his father. Also in this episode — a chance to win a complimentary pass to The Ghost Town Writers Retreat!
Brian, Dave, and DungeonMaster 77.1 open the listener mailbag and answer all your questions. Plus the success of the #FreeRTRiley campaign, the launch of the Splatterpunk Awards, another DarkFuse update, THE OUTER LIMITS returns to Blu-Ray and DVD, the Ghost Town Writers Retreat, SHARKNADO 5, and Dave gets punched at an Iron Maiden concert.
Chaos ensues as the hosts of Grindcast invade The Horror Show studio for a very special crossover episode. And speaking of invasions, Wrath James White returns from his invasion of Germany. And speaking of chaos, the latest on the FRIDAY THE 13TH video game woes. Plus a follow-up to last week’s Dark Fuse news, new books from Molly Tanzer, Michelle Garza, and Melissa Lason, the latest on THE BLOB remake and the third film in the CLOVERFIELD franchise, Michael Bailey turns tragedy into triumph, and Bryan Smith’s movie gets a release date.
Somer Canon joins Brian and Dave Thomas in the new studio to discuss growing up without a library, the influence of Ruby Jean Jensen, discovering Jack Ketchum for the first time, life after Samhain, and juggling a writing career while raising two kids. Plus – Richard Buckler in remembrance, changes at Dark Fuse, the TWIN PEAKS revival, small presses of yesteryear, and Jeremy Maddux: Listener of Hate.
Brian and Dave discuss comic book writer Mark Waid’s history of bullying and threatening fellow creators and fans. Plus, the Permuted Press dumpster fire flares up again, Cullen Bunn returns to prose, Rio Youers is lovely, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is coming to television, and good news for New York City freelancers.