Best-selling author Ronald Malfi sits down with Brian and Dave for an in-depth, career-spanning discussion of his origins, his work, the literature of genre, changing publishers, his new rock band, and much more. He also plays a short acoustic set. Also in this episode, a remembrance of Edward Bryant and a look back at the seminal DARK FORCES anthology. Plus, as Samhain Publishing closes its doors forever, we’ve got an exclusive from Jonathan Janz! And another exclusive from Richard Chizmar regarding his forthcoming collaboration with Stephen King! And movie news for Lee Thomas. And bad news for Paramount’s horror movies. And worse news for contributors and subscribers to Fangoria.
Sexual assault allegations against author G Arthur Brown have left the Bizarro genre in turmoil. Brian and Dave sort through the facts and discuss the case, as well as examining its impact on the future of the community, and why the Bizarro genre finds itself so divided. Plus, Wrath James White’s German book signing tour, Jeff Strand’s new book deal, promotions for Mike Lombardo and Mary SanGiovanni, the trailer for season two of STRANGER THINGS, and how Sarah Pinborough’s newest pinnacle of success affects her old friends Brian and Christopher Golden.
Mary SanGiovanni and Somer Canon discuss twenty years of industry changes for women in horror. Brian and Dave discuss the epic 100th episode telethon. Plus John Hurt in remembrance, Bernie Wrightson retires, Graham Masterton honored, Tony Todd as Dormammu, Dave’s review of THE OA, Mary is perplexed by EL TOPO, and Kevin Strange can’t afford advertising.
At noon today, we wrapped The Horror Show with Brian Keene’s 24-hour live telethon to benefit the Scares That Care charity. Our goal was to raise $10,000 for Scares That Care, to benefit these three families. I am happy to report we achieved our goal.
I woke at 6:00am Thursday and went to bed at 1:00pm Friday. I spent 24 hours of that time talking. The rest was spent either preparing to talk or recovering from talking. All in all, both Dave and myself were awake 31 hours or so. If you were listening, you know what the physical toll was. Dave’s delirium (“I sang? I don’t remember that…”) and the blood in my throat and heart issues were not fake or played up for the air.
My sincere thanks to each and every single person that donated to this very worthy cause.
Thanks to my co-hosts Dave Thomas and Geoff Cooper. And to Phoebe.
Thanks to our guests Ronald Malfi, Wrath James White, Mary SanGiovanni, Scott Edelman, Christopher Golden, Damien Angelica Walters, Stephen Kozeniewski, Jonathan Janz, John Urbancik, Nate Southard, Bracken MacLeod, Armand Rosamilia, Chuck Buda, Frank Edler, Michael Bailey, Robert Ford, Jeff Burk, Amber Fallon, Kristopher Rufty, Christian Jensen, Mike Lombardo, Steve Boliek, Ralph Bieber, Kyle Lybeck, Wile E. Young, Patrick J. Kennedy, and Somer Canon.
Thanks to Maurice Broaddus and Jeff Strand for being good sports with the crank phone calls.
Thanks to Robert Swartwood, Sinister Grin Press, Written Backwards, Survival Weekly, Steve Wands, and many others for their generous push goals.
Thanks to Scares That Care’s Brian Smith, Alfred Guy, and Joe Ripple.
My sincere thanks to the diehards like Jim and Ed-Die and so many others who stayed awake the full 24 hours with us and kept the hashtag active, engaging, and trending.
Again, thanks to all of you who donated, and my sincere apologies to anyone I may have forgotten above.
In the coming days, people will ask what my favorite parts were. To be honest, right now everything is a blur. But perhaps I’d choose:
1. That impromptu rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sounds of Silence” by myself, Coop, and Dave (with the made-up-on-the-spot alternate lyrics).
2. Playing disc jockey at 4am (and thanks to Witch Mountain, Xander Harris, Sick of it All, Kasey Lansdale, Charred Walls of the Damned, Lace Weeper, The Slow Poisoners, BJ Pruitt and the Barnstormers and all the other musicians). I haven’t done that in a long, long time, and it felt good.
3. The energy that both Ronald Malfi and Damien Angelica Walters brought with them (and understand, all of guests did this, but those two came at moments when Dave and I were truly flagging, and elevated the room again).
4. Somer Canon and Mary SanGiovanni’s discussion of Women in Horror, Then and Now.
6. Getting hit in the head with the spatula.
Again, thank you to our listeners, our fans, our peers, and their fans, for making this a success.
Much love and respect,
The Horror Show with Brian Keene is a weekly podcast featuring interviews with horror authors, filmmakers, artists, actors, musicians, and more. We are celebrating the show’s 100th episode with a live 24-hour telethon to benefit Scares That Care. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for the charity over the next twenty-four hours. The event is being live-streamed via YouTube from noon 1/26/17 to noon 1/27/17. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN FOR FREE.
If you have a question or comment for the hosts or their guests during the show, post it via Twitter using the #HorrorShow100 hashtag. This is the best way for us to see it.
Scares That Care is an approved 501(c)(3) charity. We fight the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families cope with the financial burden of these extraordinary hardships. Our non-profit organization provides money, toys and other items to help sick children. We also have the “Scares For Pairs,” program, which helps women fighting breast cancer. And we are partnered with horror icon Kane Hodder for the “I Helped Kane” program, where we provide assistance to those children who have suffered serious burn injuries. We are a 100% VOLUNTEER organization in order to maximize our supporters donations to those who need it! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE THREE FAMILIES THE CHARITY IS HELPING THIS YEAR.
There are FOUR ways you can donate while listening to the telethon:
Via Text Message:
o Text SCARES to 91999
o Click the response link
o Complete the donation form
o Click “SUBMIT”
Via The Website:
o Click this link to visit the Scares That Care website
o Complete the donation form
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o Visit ‘Scares That Care’ on Facebook
o Click the blue Donate button on the top right
o From the pop-up box, Click “CONTINUE”
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An in-depth remembrance of the life and work of William Peter Blatty. Plus: #HorrorShow100 looms, the truth is still out there for X-FILES fans, Shock Totem’s sale to Apex Book Company, Dungeonmaster 77.1’s tips for hunting the Loch Ness Monster, and much more!
Is it ever okay for an author or artist to give their work away for free? Join Brian, Dave, and special guests author Stephen Kozeniewski and filmmaker Mike Lombardo as they discuss whether it’s ever acceptable to break Harlan Ellison’s golden rule of “Pay the writer”. Plus — Dave’s Top TV Picks for 2016, a new David J. Schow, a new CHILD’S PLAY, a new TWIN PEAKS, a new excuse for B&N’s continuing sales decline, and warning signs indicating a possible downturn for small press horror.
ALL NEW! Kevin Strange versus Extreme Horror and Bizarro! WHC versus HWA! Brian and Bleeding Cool’s Jude Terror and Rich Johnston versus Marvel Entertainment VP Stephen Wacker! Dave and Phoebe versus a herd of deer! Plus BLACK MIRROR, WESTWORLD, Steve Vai, and complete details on the upcoming 100th episode live telethon!
THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE reaches its milestone 100th episode later this month. To celebrate, we’ll be doing a live, 24-hour telethon from 12pm (EST) on Thursday, January 26th to 12pm (EST) on Friday, January 27th. During this live broadcast, we hope to raise $10,000 for Scares That Care — a 501C charity which you can learn more about here.
This live event will be streamed online worldwide via Brian’s YouTube Channel, and will feature an array of special guests, surprises, and all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect from the show over the last two years.
If you’d like to watch it in person and perhaps appear on the show yourself, you can come be a part of our live studio audience. We’ll be recording at Holiday Inn Express Hunt Valley, 11200 York Road, Cockeysville MD 21030.
We’ll be using the hashtag #HorrorShow100 on Twitter, mostly because that’s what the young people like.
We hope to see some of you in person at the event. For those who can’t make it, we hope you’ll tune in, listen, and donate to this very worthy cause.
The Horror Show with Brian Keene, is quickly approaching its 100th episode (which will be a special 24-hour telethon to raise money for the Scares That Care 501C charity). To celebrate, our new network, Project Entertainment, has partnered with Teespring to create these limited edition commemorative t-shirts. 100% of the proceeds from the shirts will go to Scares That Care. But the shirts are only available for a limited time, so CLICK HERE TO ORDER.