Brian, Dave, Coop and special guest Mike Lombardo watch an episode of FULLER HOUSE.
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.
Horror and erotica author Christian Jensen returns to the show to talk about getting banned from Amazon, his new movie, Bigfoot porn, his meeting with Troma star Joe Fleishaker, and his thoughts on AMC’s PREACHER — earning himself a scolding from DungeonMaster 77.1. Plus Dave Thomas’s plumbing adventures, John Carpenter’s THE THING comes to Blu-ray, Cullen Bunn’s THE SIXTH GUN draws to an end, TALES FROM THE CRYPT gets re-booted, and details on author and editor Robin Wyatt Dunn’s death threats against several female industry professionals.
To celebrate his completion of second grade and the start of his summer vacation tour, Dungeonmaster 77.1 returns to the show to talk about the summer’s scariest children’s video games and cartoons, the Slenderman legend, and whether or not he should be allowed to watch FRIDAY THE 13th. Plus: the 2016 British Fantasy Award nominees, more on Nick Mamatas and Paul Tremblay’s new books, Mandrake the Magician, Justice League Dark, and Brian’s thoughts on the current mainstream press versus small press debate.
Author and editor Michael Bailey joins Brian to talk about his long path to overnight success, his work, his influences, his role in a new generation of horror writers, and what it’s like to have F. Paul Wilson and Thomas Monteleone as mentors. Then, Brian reveals the secrets to organizing the Scares That Care Charity Event’s successful slate of author programming. Plus, THE LOST LEVEL collector’s edition, Brian’s tour dates for June, and GAME OF THRONES is still television’s best zombie series.
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!