Brian reminisces over his favorite show moments from 2016, including special guest stars Jack Ketchum, John Skipp, Laura Lee Bahr, Bryan Smith, Hal Bodner, Damien Angelica Walters, Chet Williamson, Dan Padavona, Stephen Kozeniewski, Christian Jensen, Kelly Laymon, and DungeonMaster 77.1!
As a divided America teeters on the brink, one man offers words of hope — and that man is…Coop? Plus, all the details on the Episode 100 Scares That Care telethon, a serial killer’s Amazon customer reviews, the new Jack Ketchum novel, Danny Trejo is not dead, Dave’s review of Marillion’s concert, Stephen Kozeniewski’s review of Shin Godzilla, and Brian breaks in new boss Armand Rosamilia
Author Dan Padavona sits down with Brian and Dave to discuss what it’s like to be the son of Ronnie James Dio, his books, the impact of Richard Laymon, Jack Ketchum, and others on his work, and engage in some free style rap. Plus — Steve Dillon in remembrance, sexual harassment at WFC, the ghost of RJ Cavender, trouble at Audio Realms, and new horizons for Paul Tremblay, RL Stine, and Jude Terror.
Because you demanded it, the first official crossover between The Horror Show with Brian Keene and Three Guys with Beards podcasts. Join Brian, Dave, Christopher Golden, Jonathan Maberry, James A. Moore and special guest, author Rio Youers, as they discuss their friendships, ghost writing, podcasting, different writing styles, and much more.
Author and editor John Boden visits the studio to discuss skirting the line between quiet horror and bizarro, the history and future of SHOCK TOTEM, grocery store horror, the emotional honesty of John Skipp, and much more. Plus remembrances of Ed Gorman, Ted V. Mikels, and John Vulich, Armand Rosamilia’s network takeover, and Brian gets mistaken for the Unabomber.
Mary SanGiovanni joins Brian, Dave, and Phoebe to discuss her new novel CHILLS, Charles L. Grant and Karl Edward Wagner, stealing books with Tom Monteleone, paganism, mentoring, and being in a relationship with another writer. Plus Dave goes to the grocery store, Brian goes to the Imaginarium, Maurice Broaddus still loves horror, the season 2 premiere of ASH VS EVIL DEAD, and reviews of THE SHALLOWS, THE INVITATION, and WESTWORLD.
Heavy metal drummer Nathan Carson (WITCH MOUNTAIN) joins Brian and Dave to talk about his new novella STARR CREEK, how being a musician helped him become a better writer, touring with Glenn Danzig, meeting Jello Biafra, the secrets to time management, being your own agent, and much more. Plus Brian offers a lengthy review of PHANTASM: RAVAGER, Gary Reed in remembrance, and The Misfits reunion.
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.