Life’s unexpected curves can be detrimental to creatives. Kelli Owen joins Brian and Dave in studio for a frank discussion on grief, depression, and how they impact writing. They also talk audiobooks, rejection, the Nicholas Kaufmann Curse, the future of Buttercup of Doom, and role-playing games as a release. Plus — gambling on the Bram Stoker Awards, the Marvel mayhem continues, William Hjortsberg in remembrance, M. Night Shyamalan’s next film, and more!
Time management for married creatives is the topic as Armand and Shelly Rosamilia join Brian and Dave in studio. They also discuss podcasting, how to pitch a show to the Project Entertainment Network, and Armand’s brewery book-signing tour. Plus — the WGA strike looms, Marvel Comics sales plunge continues, Dave and Lombardo are now part of the ALIEN franchise, and a memorial service for a chicken.
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling Geoff Tate — the original singer for Queensryche — sits down with Brian and Mary for a discussion on songwriting, his creative process, storytelling, and his role in horror film THE BURNINGMOORE DEATHS. Plus — Dave’s Rules For Concert Etiquette, a BUBBA HO-TEP prequel, reviews of Hugh B. Cave, Ramsey Campbell, and Ken Liu, and the author line-up for the Scares That Care Charity Weekend.
Stephen King, Jack Ketchum, F. Paul Wilson, David J. Schow, John Skipp, Tom Monteleone, Wayne Allen Sallee, Chet Williamson, Cathy Gonzalez, and Del Howison share personal memories and anecdotes of Robert Bloch with Brian and Dave on the 100th anniversary of the horror master’s birth.
Director and actor Steve Boliek joins Brian and Dave to discuss independant filmmaking, financing and self-distribution, his cult classic zombie movie and its forthcoming sequel, Lloyd Kaufman, Christian Jensen, and much more. Plus — James Newman’s support for the True Colors Fund, changes for FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, discussion of two recent HWA decisions, and reviews of TRAIN TO BUSAN, LAND MINE GOES CLICK, and LOGAN.
Brian, Dave, and Lombardo present a Horrorfind Retrospective, featuring remembrances of and tributes to Horrorfind founder Mike Roden from a number of genre professionals. Plus Bernie Wrightson and Jack Harris in remembrance, speculation on the identity of Chuck Tingle, the This Is Horror Award winners, and a call to boycott JEEPERS CREEPERS 3.
Horror novelist Ralph Bieber talks about why he walked away from a career as a best-selling writer…and what made him come back. Plus, good news for Dread Central and author Erik Williams, a review of KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and an examination of Wattpad and whether or not it’s a good source for writers.
Brian and Dave answer listener questions. Then, Chuck Buda discusses transitioning from a corporate career to a career as a full-time writer, the influence of Edward Lee and westerns on his fiction, co-hosting The Mando Method, and much more. Plus the Ghost Town Writer’s Retreat, Nate Southard’s Patreon, Mary guest-stars on Three Guys With Beards, and Coop: Building Inspector.
Richard Chizmar sits down with Brian and Dave to spill all the behind-the-scenes details on returning to Castle Rock for his new collaboration with Stephen King, GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX, as well as discuss how their friendship and professional relationship has grown over the years. Plus Bill Paxton in remembrance, GET OUT rules the American box office, RESIDENT EVIL’S final chapter rules the Chinese box office, new books from Bryan Smith and Wayne Allen Sallee, Mark Morris’s new anthology series, and the secret to Sarah Pinborough’s success.
Kelly Laymon sits down with Brian, Dave, and Dungeonmaster 77.1 to discuss her father Richard Laymon’s legacy, the future of his books, Uncle Dean Koontz, and more. Plus, Mary and Phoebe hatch plans to expand the network. Also, Warren Frost in remembrance, the leaked FRIDAY THE 13TH script, Bryan Smith’s 68 KILL heads for SXSW, a rare Arkham House collection heads for auction, and Chuck Wendig commits the unthinkable.