Publisher and editor Bailey Hunter joins Brian to talk about the rebirth of Dark Recesses Press. Then, Brian and Dave debate THE EXORCIST III. Plus the debut of PREACHER, Gray Friar Press closes down, Michael Gingold departs Fangoria, Brian and Kelli Owen launch a new scheme, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE, and Coop’s birthday.
Brian and Dave chafe under the strict constraints of apparent new program director Mercedes Yardley’s guidelines for reporting on malfeasance within the horror genre. Then, Brian interviews four beginning horror writers — Wile E. Young, Richard Wolley, Shenoa Carroll-Bradd, and Amber Fallon — about the issues and concerns facing their generation. Plus complete coverage of the Bram Stoker Awards, Stephen Jones, Jeff Strand, Kelli Owen, Joe Hill, THE X-FILES, and THE EXORCIST vs THE EXORCIST III!
Brian sits down with the legendary Jack Ketchum for a historic conversation about his early life, writing, his relationships with Henry Miller and Robert Bloch, his place in — and impact on — the genre, and even his connection to Lady Gaga. Plus Captain America: Civil War, wedding bells for Bryan Smith, Paul Tremblay in paperback, Fangoria’s new distribution plan, and Baby Metal. Double the advertisers, double the fun!
Kelly Laymon joins Brian and special guest-host Michael Bailey to discuss her own personal account of the multiple fraud and sexual assault allegations surrounding former editor and convention organizer RJ Cavender. She’s also shares exclusive news on a forthcoming Richard Laymon book! Plus — a recap of the recent World Horror Convention, discussion on the 2015 Shirley Jackson Award nominees, a first look at Nick Mamatas’s I AM PROVIDENCE, Dave’s admiration of Bailey Hunter, and Brian’s next review assignment for Coop.
Damien Angelica Walters returns to the show to talk about her new book (PAPER TIGERS), the recent scandals that have rocked the genre, freelance editing, the 30th anniversary of ALIEN, and her HANNIBAL collection. Plus, major updates on the RJ Cavender and Eddie Berganza sexual assault allegations, the latest twist in the Samhain Publishing debacle, Prince in remembrance, Dave’s evening with Dream Theater, and Coop’s review of the season premiere of GAME OF THRONES. And as a special bonus Brian and Dungeonmaster 77.1 take a road trip!
As multiple, fast-moving scandals leave the horror genre reeling, Brian and Dave have a frank, honest discussion about sexual assault and harassment within the horror genre, as well as an in-depth history of the HWA’s triumphs and failures, and what purpose — if any — the organization still serves. Plus, by popular request, an in-depth history of Hollywood’s ill-fated attempts to adapt THE RISING.
Author, editor and fellow Project iRadio host Armand Rosamilia visits the studio to talk about ghostwriting, podcasting, Nineties zine culture, and his long journey to publication, success, and how it’s all Dean Koontz, Scott Nicholson, and JA Konrath’s fault. Plus — Edward Lee and Ryan Harding unleash HEADER 3, Bryan Smith’s 68 KILL begins filming, and despite what you may have heard, Fangoria is not dead!
The legendary Chet Williamson visits the studio to talk about his new novel PSYCHO SANITARIUM, his friendships with Robert Bloch and Joe R. Lansdale, whether or not he’s a splatterpunk, his work in comics, how to become a playwright, how he broke into recording audiobooks, and much more. Plus — the internet reacts to THE WALKING DEAD finale, anticipation builds for the HAP & LEONARD finale, Dave’s review of DAREDEVIL, Frank D. Felitta in remembrance, and the fake Bentley Little.
Robert Swartwood returns to the show to discuss the nuts and bolts of self-publishing, the future of B&N’s Nook, David B. Silva’s estate, and his new novel, ABDUCTED. Plus, Buttercup of Doom vs. The Horror Show, season two of DAREDEVIL, the new Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee novel, Earl Hamner Jr. in remembrance, Dave’s social life, and why Brian never gets invited to parties.
Rachel Autumn Deering joins Brian and Dave in studio to discuss her why she’s leaving a successful comic book career for prose, her work on Diablo III, how to run a successful Kickstarter, and her new novel, HUSK. Plus, Iron Maiden’s plane crash, and the forthcoming comic book crash?