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    Castle Talk: Sean Nichols Lynch, writer/ director of Christmas Vampire Movie Red Snow (Out 12/28)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 22:34

    Tonight we're chatting with Sean Nichols Lynch, writer and director of Red Snow (Out 12/28). In the film, a struggling vampire romance novelist must defend herself against real-life vampires during Christmas in Lake Tahoe.SYNOPSIS:When an injured bat transforms into a handsome vampire, struggling horror novelist Olivia Romo hides him in her garage to protect him from a vampire hunter. Besotted by the creature, she feeds him animal blood, but any chance of romance is soon thwarted when a gang of fellow bloodsuckers invade her home in search of their missing friend.Release Date: December 28, 2021 (DVD, VOD, & Digital)

    Jaws the Revenge (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 89:49

    This week have a special Christmas Episode to discuss Jaws: The Revenge. This is Episode #353!

    Castle Talk: Michael Aronovitz on his New Horror Collection "Dancing With Tombstones"

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 51:57

    Tonight we're chatting Tonight we're chatting with Michel Aronovitz, author of the new book collection of stories called Dancing with Tombstones. This new book from critically acclaimed genre author Michael Aronovitz collects some of his greatest stories that celebrate the beauty of the darkness in the world.•In the section titled GIRLS, you'll learn "How Bria Died," and will also meet "The Sculptor" in the story that inspired Aronovitz's full-length serial killer novel of the same name.•In the section featuring PSYCHOS, you'll feel the chill of the Anti-Christ in "Quest for Sadness," and fall prey to the most frightening circus creature on the face of the earth in "The Exterminator."•In TOOLS & TECH, you'll find out the dark secret of "The Tool Shed," and will also experience the full-length ghost-novella, "Toll Booth."•And finally, in MARTYRS & SACRIFICIAL LAMBS you'll experience hell on earth in "The Echo," and unwittingly release the darkest force of the forest in "The Falcon."With Dancing with Tombstones, the author of Alice Walks and The Sculptor deliciously thrusts us down the twisted avenues deep inside the haunt of our most secret repressions.

    Cory Choy on Psycho Thriller Esme My Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 19:45

    Today we're chatting with Cory Choy, director of the new film ESME MY LOVE, a psychological thriller starring Stacey Weckstein as Hannah and Audrey Grace Marshall as Esme.Synopsis: When Hannah notices the symptoms of a terminal and painful illness in her aloof daughter, Esme, she decides to take her on a trip to their abandoned family farm in a desperate attempt to connect before they have to say goodbye…See the trailer at:

    Castle Talk: Katharine Coldiron on Plan 9 From Outer Space

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:41

    Tonight we're chatting with Katharine Coldiron, who's just published the book Plan 9 from Outer Space from Electric Dreamhouse Press. Her work as a book critic has appeared in the Washington Post, the Guardian, NPR, and elsewhere; her work as a film critic has appeared in Bitch, Bright Wall/Dark Room, and Video Librarian. She earned an MA in creative writing from California State University, Northridge, and a BA in film studies and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College. Find her at

    Ghostbusters: Afterlife (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 112:20

    This week, we are joined by a special guest from the Monster Movie Happy Hour to discuss GHOSTBUSTERS AFTERLIFE. This is Episode #352!

    Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) - Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 90:28

    This week the gang is hosted by Drew Edwards and joined by the ever-eloquent Professor David Bowles to discuss the 1983 film SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES.

    Castle Talk: Programmer Lars Nilsen on his book Warped and Faded

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 15:56

    Jason is joined by Tony Salvaggio to chat with Lars Nilsen, author of Warped and Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive, about the book, the phenomenon of the Alamo Drafthouse, and programming one of the weirdest and most fondly recalled repertory series ever.

    Castle Talk: Adam Ethan Crow, writer/director of Lair, Out Nov 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 35:13

    Castle Talk: Zin E Rocklyn, author of Flowers for the Sea

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 13:05

    Today we're chatting with Zin E Rocklyn, author of Flowers for the Sea which just came out in paperback from Tordorcom.Zin E. Rocklyn is a contributor to Bram Stoker-nominated and This is Horror Award-winning Nox Pareidolia, Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters, Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology, and Forever Vacancy anthologies and Weird Luck Tales No. 7 zine. Their story "Summer Skin" in the Bram Stoker-nominated anthology Sycorax's Daughters received an honorable mention for Ellen Datlow's Best Horror of the Year, Volume Ten. Zin contributed the nonfiction essay “My Genre Makes a Monster of Me” to Uncanny Magazine's Hugo Award-winning Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction. Their short story "The Night Sun" and flash fiction "teatime" were published on Flowers for the Sea is their debut novella. Zin is a 2017 VONA and 2018 Viable Paradise graduate as well as a 2022 Clarion West candidate. You can find them on Twitter @intelligentwat.In FLOWERS FOR THE SEA, survivors from a flooded kingdom struggle alone on an ark. Resources are scant, and ravenous beasts circle…and their fangs are sharp. Rocklyn centers the story on Iraxi, a refugee that is ostracized, despised, and a commoner who refused a prince. Iraxi is also pregnant with a child that might be more than human, and her fate may be darker and more powerful than she can imagine.

    The Vampire Panel: Vampires in Media from Bloodsucker City & Castle Bridge Media

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 69:01

    On the release date of the bloody new vampire novella BLOODSUCKER CITY by Jim Towns from Castle Bridge Media.Join our select list of vampire experts and writers as they chat about the remarkable resilience of the vampire in media. Not only does everyone have a favorite but they tend to fight for it, from regal old-world romancers like Bela Lugosi's Dracula to the seething predator of Stoker's original, to femme fatale vampires like Carmilla, to sparkly lovers like Twilight's Edward. Where do YOU come down?Panelists:Jim Towns, director and author, American CrypticChristopher Farnsworth, author, The President's VampireLeanna Renne Hieber, author, Strangely BeautifulCharles R. Rutledge, author, Dracula's RevengeModerated by Jason Henderson, writer, Sword of Dracula

    Castle Talk: Catherynne M Valente on Comfort Me with Apples

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 30:17

    Halloween Kills (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 100:14

    This week, after a number of special episodes and supplementals we are back with the regular cast for our official 350th episode. And this episode is HALLOWEEN KILLS.

    Castle Talk: Paul Guran, editor of The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 20:07

    Freelance editor, anthologist, and reviewer Paula Guran was senior editor for Prime Books for seven years. Previously, she edited the Juno fantasy imprint from its small press inception through its incarnation as an imprint of Pocket Books. In addition to the annual Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror series, she's edited many other anthologies. The supernatural, surreal, and the all-too real. Tales of the dark have always fascinated us, and in The Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror: Volume Two (October 19, PYR), editor Paula Guran has selected 30 modern authors (20 of those women) to carry on the disquieting traditions of the past while inventing imaginative new ways to unsettle us. Volume two begins with a COVID-19-based tale by Victor LaValle, who was commissioned (along with 28 others) by the New York Times to “write new short stories inspired by the moment.” Along with LaVelle's story Recognition, this year's collection includes six stories set in a dystopian future, three tales around the human genetic code, and horrific tales of the supernatural. “It wasn't until after I started assembling this volume that I realized how often homes, houses, and other domiciles played important roles in many of the selected stories,” said Guran. “Considering most of us have been home more than usual lately, this is… interesting.”

    Count Dracula (1977) with special guests the Borgo Pass Podcast (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 128:07

    This week we have a special crossover episode with our good friends at the Borgo Pass Podcast, a look at the 1977 BBC film Count Dracula.

    Castle Talk: New "This is GWAR" and "Who Killed the KLF?" defy the usual music doc tropes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 30:21

    Jason chats with writer Tony Salvaggio about two new music documentaries that premiered at this year's Fantastic Fest: This is GWAR and Who Killed the KLF?

    Castle Talk: Derek Presley, writer/director & Jason Starne, producer of WHITETAIL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 28:02

    Tonight we're chatting with Derek Presley, writer/director & Jason Starne, producer of Whitetail, releasing this month. Synopsis: Whitetail follows a broken family consisting of a father, an uncle and the son as they embark on a weekend hunting trip out in West Texas. The mother has recently died of an overdose and the trio hope to get away from it all by being out in nature and hunting. Instead they find a mysterious man shot in the stomach and clutching onto a backpack full of money. This film is a southern gothic thriller, drama and survival film. All taking place over one day and one night in the brush land of Texas.

    Cat People 1982 (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 86:25

    This week we have yet another Cat People movie—Cat People 1982 from director Paul Schrader, Cat People is a 1982 American erotic horror film directed by Paul Schrader and starring Nastassja Kinski, Malcolm McDowell, John Heard, and Annette O'Toole. It is a remake of the 1942 RKO film of the same name. Giorgio Moroder composed the film's score, including the theme song, which features lyrics and vocals by David Bowie. Wilbur Stark and Jerry Bruckheimer served as executive producers.

    Fantastic Fest Recap with Tony Salvaggio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 40:07


    Candyman: Day of the Dead (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 70:12

    This week we wrap up our look at the Candyman films with the 1999 film Candyman: Day of the Dead. Candyman: Day of the Dead is a 1999 American supernatural slasher film directed by Turi Meyer and starring Tony Todd and Donna D'Errico. It is the third installment in the Candyman series,[1] and a direct sequel to the 1995 film Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh. Its plot follows Caroline, the daughter of Annie Tarrant and a descendant of the Candyman, the powerful spirit of the murdered son of a slave who kills those who invoked him, who finds herself targeted by him on the eve of the Day of the Dead.

    Castle Talk: Joe Bob Briggs on Community, Horror, and his 2021 Halloween Hoedown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 34:02

    Tonight I can't tell you how great it is to talk again to Joe Bob Briggs. The Shudder Original Halloween special Joe Bob's Halloween Hoedown will premiere Friday, October 8 with special guests from the upcoming Halloween franchise installment, Halloween Kills: director David Gordon Green and producer/Blumhouse CEO and founder Jason Blum, as announced today during Blumhouse's second annual BlumFest celebration. Joe Bob's Halloween Hoedown premieres live on the Shudder TV feed at 9pm ET/8c on October 8. Fans can also watch on demand on Shudder and within the Shudder offering in the AMC+ bundle on Sunday, October 10.

    Castle Talk: Caitlin Starling on The Death of Jane Lawrence

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 20:16

    Tonight we're chatting with Caitlin Starling, author of The Death of Jane Lawrence, out this October from St Martin's Press.Caitlin Starling is a Bram Stoker-nominated author of the Luminous Dead and people have been liking the book to Mexican Gothic and Guillermo Del Tor's Crimson Peak.

    Castle Talk: Elle Callahan on the Tense, Political WITCH HUNT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 17:27

    Tonight we're chatting with Elle Callahan, director of the thriller/horror film WITCH HUNT, which will be released by Momentum Pictures Theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 1, 2021.In the film, a teenager grapples with the fact that her family is part of an intricate network that helps persecuted magical witches flee across as the US government persecutes and hunts them down.

    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 95:27

    This week we continue a look at the Candyman films with the 1995 film Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh.

    Castle Talk: The Ike Boys Team on the Joy and Heroism of Fandom

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 20:28

    In this episode of Castle Talk, Tony Salvaggio chats with Co-writer/director Eric McEver (directorial debut), Quinn Lord (Netflix's “Firefly Lane,” Trick ‘r Treat), Ronak Gandhi (You are Here, Age of Summer) and Christina Higa (Am I OK?) of the new film Ike Boys.This from-the-heart love letter to Anime, Tokusatsu, and being uncool in high school while trying to prevent an apocalypse, debuts at Fantastic Fest on Sunday, September 26th. In addition to hitting home for anyone who grew up liking things that weren't cool at the time, Ike Boys also has a lot to say about cultural expectations and assumptions, and the shared bond we can feel through the love of pop culture (and a possible tie to the original 1954 Godzilla film is revealed.) Joins us as we talk about all of these things as well as the awesome ending track by actress/composer Christina Higa.

    Candyman (1992) - Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 98:57

    **Stick around after the show for a special musical treat-- Jamie Bahr's piano rendition of Helen's Theme by Phillip Glass from CANDYMAN.**This week we continue a look at the Candyman films with the 1992 film CANDYMAN. Candyman is a 1992 American gothic supernatural horror film, written and directed by Bernard Rose and starring Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons and Vanessa E. Williams. Based on Clive Barker's short story "The Forbidden", the film follows a Chicago graduate student completing a thesis on urban legends and folklore, which leads her to the legend of the "Candyman", the ghost of an artist and the son of a slave who was murdered in the late 19th century for his relationship with the daughter of a wealthy white man.

    Castle Talk: Rose Williams, star of new 1974 haunted-hospital horror The Power releasing 9/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 14:18

    Tonight we're chatting with Rose Williams, star of The Power, which is releasing from RLJE on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on September 21, 2021.LOS ANGELES, (Aug. 19, 2021) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, has picked up select rights to the horror film, THE POWER from Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. RLJE Films will release THE POWER on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 21, 2021. Written and directed by BAFTA-nominated director Corinna Faith, and featuring an original score by Gazelle Twin and Max de Wardener, THE POWER stars Rose Williams (“Sanditon,” “Reign,” “Medici”), Charlie Carrick (Abandoned: Angelique's Isle, “Reign”), Gbemisola Ikumelo (“Roadkill,” The Last Tree), Theo Barklem-Biggs (“The First Team,” The Forgotten Battle), Emma Rigby (“Prisoners Wives,” Endless Love), and Shakira Rahman. RLJE Films will release THE POWER on DVD for an SRP of $27.97. London, 1974. In THE POWER, as Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val must work the night shift in the empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face her own traumatic past in order to confront the malevolent power that's intent on destroying everything around her.

    Castle Talk: Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin, dirs/writers of Shelter in Place, releasing on digital September 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 15:51

    Tonight we're chatting with Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin, directors and writers of Shelter in Place, releasing on digital September 14, 2021.Directed and Written by Chris Beyrooty and Connor Martin, SHELTER IN PLACE stars Brendan Hines (The Tick, Lie to Me), Tatjana Marjanovic (Great White, Purgatory), Kevin Daniels (Atypical, Modern Family, The Big Leap), Ola Kaminska (The Madness Within), and Jey Reynolds.SYNOPSIS: A honeymooning couple gets stranded at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and learns that there is more to fear than just cabin fever.

    Candyman (2021) - Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 89:56

    This week we kick off a look at the Candyman films with the 2021 film CANDYMAN. And this week we have a special guest! Lead Singer, slap bassist for Austin's Rockabilly Riot Grrrl band, Danger*Cakes, and upright bassist for the Queergrass/Americana outfit, Brand New Key, Jamie Bahr is also the Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Girls Rock Austin, empowering girls, trans and non-binary youth through music education and mentorship.

    Castle Talk: Death Drop Gorgeous is a Wicked Good Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 14:12

    Tonight we're chatting with Michael J. Ahern, Brandon Perras-Sanchez, Ryan Miller, and Wayne Gonsalves, creators of the new film Death Drop Gorgeous, releasing from Dark Star Pictures in theaters and on demand and digital September 10.Death Drop Gorgeous, an ode to John Waters and Wicked Queer festival hit, premieres this month on demand and digital from Dark Star Pictures. About the film: A dejected bartender and an aging drag queen fight to survive the eccentric and hostile nightlife of a corrupt city, as a masked maniac slaughters young gay men and drains them of blood. An ode to the wicked work of John Waters, festival fave Death Drop Gorgeous - Seattle Queer, Chicago Horror, Wicked Queer, VideoScream and over 20 more festivals worldwide – features divine work by directors Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, Brandon Perras-Sanchez, and a superlative cast headed by Wayne Gonsalves, Payton St. James, Brandon Perras-Sanchez, and Christopher Dalpe.

    Castle Talk: Artist-Essayist Stephen Bissette on COLD WAR CREATURES

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 32:54

    Tonight we're chatting with Stephen R Bissette, historian and critic, who writes a series of essays included in the new Blu-Ray box set from Arrow, Cold War Creatures: Four Films from Sam Katzman. Bissette is also a well-known comic artist whose work has graced so many great works from DC's 80s Swamp Thing revival to independent, Eisner-nominated fare like Taboo.Katzman was a prolific studio exec that produced hundreds of films starting in the early 1930s and concluding in 1972, gaining great notoriety for his ability to turn a sizable profit on a minuscule budget. Arrow has compiled four of Katzman's monster movies from the 1950s in one glorious collection and loaded them up with special features including an 80-page collector's art book featuring reproduction stills and artwork from each film and new writing by historian and critic, Stephen R. Bissette. The four films include Creature with the Atom Brain, The Werewolf, The Zombies of Mora Tau, and The Giant Claw.

    The Curse of the Cat People (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 96:46

    This week we continue a retrospective of films from famed producer Val Lewton with the 1944 film The Curse of the Cat People.The Curse of the Cat People is a 1944 American psychological fantasy thriller film[1][2][3] directed by Gunther von Fritsch and Robert Wise, produced by Val Lewton, and starring Simone Simon, Kent Smith, and Jane Randolph. Its plot follows Amy, a young girl who befriends the ghost of her father's deceased first wife, Irena, a Serbian fashion designer who descended from a race of people who could transform into cats. The film, which marks Wise's first directing credit, is a sequel to Cat People (1942) and has many of the same characters. However, it is only tangentially related to its predecessor. This is Castle of Horror Episode 347.

    Castle Talk: Tera Cuskaden, Managing Editor for the Scream app

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 17:49

    Tonight we're chatting with Tera Cuskaden, Managing Editor at Crazy Maple Studio for KISS and Scream apps. She explains how Scream brings scary reading to new readers who avoid traditional book-reading apps.Tera is a RITA award-winning editor who started working in publishing in 2004 as a reviewer and proofreader. Tera has edited many New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors and is the first editor to hit the New York Times bestseller list with a digital-only title. She spent nine years with Samhain Publishing as Senior Editor and Art Department Coordinator before moving to Entangled Publishing as an Editorial Director. Tera is now the Managing Editor at Crazy Maple Studio for KISS and Scream, where she continues her work with bestselling authors and finding fresh new voices to bring to the romance, thriller, suspense, and horror genres. Tera holds a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Women's and Gender Studies from Indiana University.

    Castle Talk: Patricia Gomez Zlatar, co-writer of Anti-Fast-Fashion, Killer-Pants Movie SLAXX

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 13:01

    Tonight we're chatting with Patricia Gomez Zlatar, co-writer of SLAXX, which arrives from RLJE Films on VOD, Digital HD, and DVD on September 7, 2021. In SLAXX, a possessed pair of jeans is brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. Shipped to the company's flagship store, the killer jeans proceed to wreak carnage on staff who are locked in overnight to set up the new collection. SLAXX is “stylish, sharp, and not to be overlooked” ( and “just good, bloody, fun” (Flickering Myth). Check out the trailer: Bonus features on the DVD include:● The Story Behind SLAXX● The Pants Are Alive● Producing A Killer Pants Movie● Call In The Death Consultant● Casting SLAXX● Behind-the-Scenes Photo Gallery

    Cat People (1942): Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 87:38

    This week we kick off a retrospective of films produced by famed producer Val Lewton with the 1942 film from director Jaques Tourneur, Cat People. This is Castle of Horror Episode 346.

    The Last Matinee (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 84:45

    This week we have a standalone episode, a look at Maxi Contenti's new film THE LAST MATINEE. Maxi Contenti is also the director of the video for the Castle of Horror Podcast's theme music, "Send More Gasoline" by Tony Salvaggio and Deserts of Mars. ( is Castle of Horror Episode 345.

    Castle Talk: Maxi Contenti, Director of The Last Matinee

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 16:29

    Tonight we're chatting with Maxi Contenti, director of THE LAST MATINEE, coming to VOD, Digital and DVD on August 24, 2021. The Castle of Horror Podcast has a connection to Contenti, in fact-- he's the director of the video for SEND MORE GASOLINE from castmember Tony Salvaggio's band Deserts of Mars ( by Maxi Contenti (Muñeco viviente V, Neptunia) from a script by Manuel Facal (High Five, Fiesta Nibiru) and Contenti, THE LAST MATINEE stars Luciana Grasso (El Secreto de Julia), Ricardo Islas (El Que No Corre Vuela, Bailiwick), Julieta Spinelli, Franco Duran and Pedro Duarte. SYNOPSIS: The audience attending the last showing of a horror film in a small downtown cinema are terrorized by a murderer who begins to pick them off, one by one. The only person to notice that something strange is going on is the projectionist's daughter.Watch the trailer:

    Castle Talk: Drew Edwards & Brian Crowley of REVENGE OF THE CREEPING DREAD Comic

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 30:54

    Tonight we're chatting with Drew Edwards and Brian Crowley, writer and artist/inker of the Aerobicide Lucy Chaplin Science Starlet Crossover “Revenge of the Creeping Dread.”Drew Edwards (Story/Script/ Creator of Dr. Lucy Chaplin) is an award-winning comic book writer, horror film historian, music journalist, rock promoter, and showman extraordinaire; these are all guises of the creative force known as Drew Edwards. Best known as the writer and creator of the long-running underground comic book series, Halloween Man, thousands tune in each week to hear him as a cast member of the horror movie podcast, Castle of Horror. Known as “Howlin'” Drew Edwards to many musicians, he's helped bridge the horror and comic culture worlds with Austin's legendary music scene with Halloween Man Productions annual “Punk vs. Rockabilly” showcase during SXSW, now in its tenth year, and as a contributing writer for Rockabilly Online. Drew currently lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, musician/activist, Jamie Bahr, and a pair of loveable bunnies. Brian Crowley (Artist/Inker) a design leader and illustration professional currently working with Fortune 500 companies and multiple agency clients specializing in organizational agile transformation. He lives in Portage Park with his wife Stacey. He's the creator of the webcomic “Hamster Rage” and has drawn and written numerous other comics.

    Cemetery Girls AKA Vampire Hookers (1978) - Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 77:59

    This week we say Sayonara for the Summer with the 1978 film Sensuous Vampires AKA Vampire Hookers. This is Castle of Horror Episode 344.

    Castle Talk: Grady Hendrix on Final Girl Support Group

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 25:03

    Tonight we're chatting with Grady Hendrix, author of the new book The Final Girl Support Group. Hendrix is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His new book The Final Girl Support Group” is being adapted as a forthcoming series, his previous, the New York Times Best Selling novel The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, was optioned for series adaptation by Amazon Studios following a ten buyer bidding war. There's a lot more, he's the author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning nonfiction book, Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the horror paperback boom of the '70s and '80s. I know few authors who are as literate on their own genre, it's truly humbling.

    To the Devil a Daughter: Summer Satanic Panic Series (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 83:40

    This week we continue our Summer 2021 Satanic Panic series with the 1976 film To the Devil a Daughter, sometimes called CHILD OF SATAN.To the Devil...a Daughter is a 1976 British-West German horror film directed by Peter Sykes, produced by Hammer Film Productions and Terra Filmkunst, and starring Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Nastassja Kinski and Denholm Elliott. It is based on the 1953 novel of the same name by Dennis Wheatley. It was the final Hammer production to feature Christopher Lee until The Resident in 2011. On home videocassette the film was released with the alternate title Child of Satan. This is Castle of Horror Episode 343.

    Wes Craven's Summer of Fear (1978): Summer Satanic Panic Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 100:59

    This week we continue our Summer 2021 Satanic Panic series with the 1978 film Summer of Fear AKA Stranger in Our House directed by Wes Craven.Stranger in Our House is a 1978 American television horror film directed by Wes Craven and starring Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff McCracken, and Jeff East. It is based on the 1976 novel Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan. The film premiered on NBC on October 31, 1978, and subsequently received theatrical releases in Europe under the title Summer of Fear.This is Castle of Horror Episode 342.

    Great White dir. Martin Wilson on Sharks and Gorgeous Waters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2021 15:27

    This episode Jason chats with Martin Wilson, director of GREAT WHITE, in Theaters, On Demand and Digital - July 16, 2021. In GREAT WHITE, a blissful tourist trip turns into a nightmare when five seaplane passengers are stranded miles from shore. In a desperate bid for survival, the group try to make it to land before they either run out of supplies or are taken by a menacing terror lurking just beneath the surface.The film is written by Michael Boughen, and stars Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Tatjana Marjanovic and Kimie Tsukakoshi.

    Curse of the Demon: Satanic Panic Summer 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 99:35

    This week we continue our Summer 2021 Satanic Panic series with the 1957 film Night of the demon, AKA Curse of the Demon. Night of the Demon (a.k.a. Curse of the Demon) is a 1957 British horror film, produced by Hal E. Chester and Frank Bevis,[1] directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. It is adapted from the M. R. James story "Casting the Runes" (1911).The film's storyline concerns an American psychologist who travels to England to investigate a satanic cult suspected in more than one death.This is Castle of Horror Episode 341.

    Castle Talk: Craig Moss on directing Let us In (New July 2)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 9:14

    Tonight we're chatting with Craig Moss, director of the new film Let Us In, a family sci-fi thriller on Digital and On Demand July 2.LET US IN stars Makenzie Moss (“The Unicorn,” Do You Believe?), Sadie Stanley (The Sleepover, “Dead To Me”), Mackenzie Ziegler (20.6 million TikTok followers, “Dance Moms”), Siena Agudong (Upside-Down Magic, Alex & Me), O'Neill Monahan (“The Middle.” “General Hospital”) and Tobin Bell (Saw franchise). The film was directed by Craig Moss (Bad Ass, Bad Ass 2) who co-wrote the film alongside Joe Callero, making his feature screenwriting debut. SYNOPSIS: A spirited twelve-year-old girl and her best friend start investigating the sudden disappearances of several missing teens in their small town. Realizing there might be something deeper happening, Emily and Christopher might be up against forces they can't even imagine.

    Crowhaven Farm: Summer Satanic Panic 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 90:43

    This week we continue our Summer 2021 Satanic Panic series with the 1970 film Crowhaven Farm. Crowhaven Farm is a 1970 American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Walter Grauman and starring Hope Lange, Paul Burke and John Carradine. It originally aired as the ABC Movie of the Week on November 24, 1970. This is Castle of Horror Episode 340.

    Witchboard: Summer Satanic Panic 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 96:18

    This week we kick off our Summer 2021 Satanic Panic series with the 1986 film Witchboard. This is Castle of Horror Episode 339.Witchboard is a 1986 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Kevin S. Tenney in his directorial debut, and starring Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, and Todd Allen. The plot centers on a student who becomes entranced into using her friend's Ouija board alone after it was accidentally left behind at her party, where she becomes terrorized by an evil spirit.

    Thinly Veiled: the 70s Launch Party with the Authors

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 66:52

    Castle Bridge Media presents a Zoom panel on the new Castle of Horror Anthology book, Thinly Veiled: the 70s ( Enter a very strange wing of the Castle of Horror-- a wing of reflections of the familiar. Specifically: reflections of the 1970s, from TV sitcoms like THE ODD COUPLE to films like HALLOWEEN and THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. But every one of them-- from the mismatched roommate bachelors to the bus-traveling pop star family-- are all "thinly veiled" and sent into a horror story of their own. See if you can recognize them all! Featuring stories from Jason Henderson, In Churl Yo, Henry Herz, Alethea Kontis, Scott Pearson, Madeline Ashby, John Pritchard, James A Moore, Rob Nisbet, Dennis K. Crosby, Heath W. Shelby, Jeremiah Dylan Cook, Tony Jones, Bryan Young, and Charles R. Rutledge. Hosted by editor Jason Henderson.

    The Snake Woman (1961) - Podcast/Discussion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 77:15

    This week we have a one-off episode with the 1961 film The Snake Woman. This is Castle of Horror Episode 338.The Snake Woman (a.k.a. The Terror of the Snake Woman) is a low budget black-and-white 1961 British horror film produced by George Fowler and directed by Sidney J. Furie. It stars Susan Travers and John McCarthy.[1] The film was shown on a double bill in the UK with several movies, including re-releases of The Split (a.k.a. The Manster) (1959) and The Vikings (1958), and as the second feature on a double bill with Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961) in the US. The film is set in a small English village at the turn of the 20th century. It tells the story of Atheris (Susan Travers), a young woman who has the power to transform from human to cobra, and the Scotland Yard detective (John McCarthy) sent to investigate a series of deaths, unusual because all the victims died after being bitten by snakes that are not native to the UK.

    Castle Talk: Ava Reid on The Wolf and The Woodsman and Jewish/Hungarian #Ownvoices

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 20:42

    Tonight we're chatting with Ava Reid about her book The Wolf and the Woodsman, which comes out this June from HarperVoyager/Harpercollins in audio and hardback, as well as ebook. The book follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.Publisher's Weekly said, “Reid's fast-paced debut examines religious freedom through the lens of myth and magic. … The convincing enemies-to-lovers romance, fascinating religion-based magic system, and thoughtful examination of zealotry make this a notable debut.”Taken from the myths and legends of her Jewish and Hungarian heritage, and weaving that with diverse cultural magic, Reid sets Évike and Gáspár on a dark, powerful journey that is full of tradition and yet feels entirely unique. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a girl to sacrifice to the king, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered. But when Évike and the Woodsman's captain are attacked en route, they form a tenuous pact, forcing them both to decide whose side they are on, and what they are willing to give up for a nation that never cared for them at all.In the vein of Naomi Novik's New York Times bestseller Spinning Silver and Katherine Arden's national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale, Ava Reid's unforgettable debut, THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN (on sale 6/8/21) follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.

    Castle Talk: Kevin Tenney on Directing WITCHBOARD

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 18:09

    Jason chats with Kevin Tenney, director of the 1986 cult film Witchboard which comes to the ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.Witchboard is a 1986 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Kevin S. Tenney in his directorial debut, and starring Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, and Todd Allen. The plot centers on a student who becomes entranced into using her friend's Ouija board alone after it was accidentally left behind at her party, where she becomes terrorized by an evil spirit.

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