Brian pays a heavy price for angering someone at Books-A-Million corporate while Dave and Phoebe return from their cruise. Plus: an update on the next season of THE X-FILES, Peter Straub, the Stephen King/STRANGER THINGS rumor, on the road with John Urbancik, and complete coverage of editor David Truesdale’s revocation by Worldcon.
Brian and Dave take a back seat as Phoebe and director Mike Lombardo’s long-threatened book club finally happens. Will Phoebe enjoy Edward Lee and John Pelan’s gut-wrenching FAMILY TRADITION? Will Lombardo find value in a romance novel about time-traveling Navy Seals? Find out in this episode!
Author and editor Nick Mamatas joins Brian to talk about his background, H.P. Lovecraft, politics, and his controversial new novel I AM PROVIDENCE. Plus, an update on the status of next year’s World Horror Convention, Dungeonmaster 77.1 reviews GRAVITY FALLS, Brian and Dave review STRANGER THINGS, the top paid authors of the year, FRIDAY THE 13th PART 13, RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER, and more on THE EXORCIST reboot.
Brian and Dave are back in studio with complete coverage of the third annual Scares That Care charity event, SHARKNADO 4, BLAIR WITCH, HAP & LEONARD season 2, JEDI SUMMER WITH THE MAGNETIC KID, and new horizons for ARM AND TOOF. Plus — Brian survives a hit from Kane Hodder, Dave and Phoebe meet Beavis and Butthead, and a frank discussion on Brian’s alcohol consumption and public perception versus reality.
In this intimate, extra-long episode, legendary best-selling author, musician, and director John Skipp and author, actress, and director Laura Lee Bahr talk to Brian about the history of Splatterpunk, the rise of Bizarro, Harlan Ellison, Kurt Vonnegut, Craig Spector, David J. Schow, creativity and art, film-making, changing mediums, collaboration, singing penises and much more. Plus, the Harlan Ellison song, and Dave and Phoebe rescue some cats.
Best-selling author Hal Bodner talks to Brian about his work, the state of the horror genre, his connection to Majel Roddenberry, living through the AIDS epidemic, the time Chris Hemsworth almost saved his life, and much more. Plus the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award winners, a new CHILD’S PLAY edition, Barnes and Noble’s olive branch to self-published authors, Dave’s review of THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS, and Dungeonmaster 77.1’s review of POKEMON GO.
In this special celebratory seventy-fifth episode, Brian takes an accidental detour into Mexico, Dave ventures into his flooded basement, and Dungeonmaster 77.1 battles the Illuminati. Plus — John Carpenter on the state of the horror genre, Gregory Lamberson’s long-awaited JOHNNY GRUESOME movie, Robin Hardy in remembrance, THE WARRIORS comes to television, and the future fate of the World Horror Convention?
By popular demand, author Bryan Smith joins Brian and Dave in studio to talk about empowering female characters, the 68 KILL movie, the influence of Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, John Skipp, Ray Garton, David J. Schow, and Joe R. Lansdale on his work, critics, transitioning from mass market to self-publishing, his upcoming collaboration with Ryan Harding, the unfortunate karma of sharing a name with Stephen King’s assailant, and much more. Plus, Dave’s flooding woes worsen, Mike McCarty departs KNB, Bookfellows closes their doors, and how the Hastings bankruptcy filing may impact the comic book industry.