Brian, Dave, and Mary open the Listener Mailbag and answer all your questions. Then, Bryan Smith sits down with Brian and Lombardo to reflect on the success of the 68 KILL adaptation, his growing fame, and what the future may hold. Plus, the impact of the California fires on Michael Bailey and Gene O’Neill, Victor LaValle celebrates Richard Matheson, and disturbing allegations are leveled at Publishers Weekly and Comics Beat’s Heidi Macdonald.
ALL-NEW! Brian and Dave are back in the studio to talk about possible changes to the show, Brian’s fiftieth birthday party, Dave’s trip to Germany, Frank Edler’s XXX, M Stephen Lukac’s Jamaican Me Happy, Maurice Broaddus’s terrible concoction, the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, and much more. Plus, a prank phone call to Stephen Kozeniewski goes terribly awry.
In the midst of being banned by iTunes, Brian and Dave discuss Grady Hendrix’s PAPERBACKS FROM HELL, Prog Power 2017, the box-office impact of IT, a star for George Romero, and the TWIN PEAKS finale. Plus, remembrances of Len Wein and Matt Molgaard.
This week, without warning or notice, iTunes dropped The Horror Show With Brian Keene from their service, citing “violations of their Terms of Service” within the individual show descriptions. After searching through the show descriptions, the only such violation we could find was mention of Gavin Dillinger’s penis (from episode 128). We have made that change, however, as the head of the Project Entertainment Network is currently without power, post Hurricane Irma, it cannot be submitted. We hope to be back on iTunes platform soon. In the meantime, you can still listen to each and every episode right here on this website (click the SHOW ARCHIVES tab above), as well as on Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, Roku, and other services.
On location, David Barbee and Karl Fischer sit down with Brian and Mary for a hilarious and revealing discussion on the borders between bizarro, horror, and other literary genres. Meanwhile, back in the studio, Dave and Phoebe cover Stephen King’s fight to recover his rights, the forthcoming third season of True Detective, and The Exorcist director’s real exorcism.
Brian, Dave, and Mary discuss the Dark Fuse bankruptcy filing, the declining American box office, Marvel Comics’ plummeting sales, and what they might mean for the entertainment economy — and the genre. If 2018 promises a new recession, what can writers, artists, filmmakers and other creators do to prepare for — and survive — it? Plus: a Tobe Hooper remembrance, and Ellen Datlow responds to ST Joshi’s nonsense.
On location, Mary and Dave sit down for a conversation with author John Quick and discuss his work and creative process. Then, back in the studio, Brian reveals his and Christopher Golden’s new project, and Lombardo finishes his first feature length film. Plus, Matt Hayward offers a touching remembrance of Cooper Gordon, Sephera Giron and Monica S. Kuebler launch a new writers retreat, movie news from Lee Thomas, Tim Lebbon, and Christian Jensen, television news from Victor LaValle, and a look at new book releases.