Author Kevin Lucia discusses Christian horror fiction, developing an interconnected mythos, and balancing a writing career with a family life. Plus, our first prize giveaway, Herschell Gordon Lewis and Robert E. Weinberg in remembrance, John Carpenter breaks his silence on Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN remakes, James Patterson backs down from Stephen King, THE EXORCIST bombs, a plea to Elon Musk, and Dave and Brian debate the second season of MR. ROBOT.
Quite possibly our best episode of the year! Filmmaker/author Kevin Strange and author/editor John Bruni join Brian, Dave, and special guests Mike Lombardo, Mary SanGiovanni, and Phoebe for a wide-ranging discussion including getting fired from day jobs for being a horror writer, the growth of the Bizarro genre, pornography, and much more. Plus Dave’s adventures at Prog Power, G. Arthur Brown’s new position, SHIN GODZILLA invades the U.S., and how bad news for Barnes and Noble may be good news for the horror genre!.
Dave covers the latest news from the horror genre, including the outcome of Timothy A. Beal’s Second Degree Assault charge, and the forthcoming Boom Studios comics crossover featuring two of John Carpenter’s most iconic characters, Snake Plissken and Jack Burton!. Then, since Brian is off this week, we present a “Best Of” interview with the legendary Scott Edelman, who talks about his work at Marvel and DC Comics in the 70s and 80s, his memories of creators such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Gerber, how today’s diversity discussion echoes the past, his work for The Syfy Channel, Hanna-Barbera, and Tales From the Darkside much more.
An all-star cast of voice actors, rock musicians, producers, horror writers, and stand-up comedians bring the greatest Facebook Flame War of all-time (or at least last week) — Jason Brock versus Nick Mamatas and the rest of the Internet — to vibrant life! Plus, the latest news on STRANGER THINGS season two, BLAIR WITCH 3, character actor Jon Polito in remembrance, and con artist Timothy A. Beal responds to allegations of him sending threats to people by sending threats to people.
Horror and science-fiction author Gene O’Neill sits down with Brian (and guest co-host Michael Bailey) to discuss the challenges of becoming a writer later in life, his friendships with Scott Edelman, T.E.D. Klein, and Kim Stanley Robinson, the origin of his seminal post-apocalyptic work THE BURDEN OF INDIGO, and much more. Plus the strange saga of talent agent or con-artist Timothy A. Beal, the new GODZILLA movie, Dave’s review of STRANGER THINGS, and Monica Kuebler’s new venture.
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.