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Hellbent For Horror

Dec 4, 2017

How does it make you feel when somebody stares at you? 

An unflinching stare.  Angry?  Scared?  Anxious?  All of the above?  How about when said eyes belong to a doll?  Depends on the doll, really.  If it’s obviously fake, then it’s not a problem, but what if it’s really life-like? 

The “uncanny valley” is a...


Nov 19, 2017

Oh, to have been there in the heyday of Grindhouse Cinema! 

Rows of theaters on New York’s 42nd Street playing classics such as I Drink Your Blood, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things, Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS, Three on a Meathook, The Corpse Grinders, and more.

These movies are the stuff of cinema legend, and...


Nov 10, 2017

I love the spirit of Independent Horror filmmakers, especially fans who are compelled to create, no matter what the odds.

In today’s episode I interview Nick Hunt, the director/producer/creator of SAFE PLACE.

Nick is a true independent spirit, and we talk about the tremendous amount of legwork required to get his...


Nov 1, 2017

SEX and VIOLENCE.

That volatile combination is both provocative and controversial for most people.

It's where we're at our most vulnerable, and Horror gives us the opportunity to confront our darkest emotions in a safe environment.

But, only a few horror films dig deep enough to strike a nerve.

They brashly go beyond...


Oct 19, 2017

History is full of real-life horror stories. 

In this episode I talk with Dr. Harold Aurand, a professor of History at Penn State University, Schuylkill Campus, about true horror stories of history. 

We discuss the Great Molasses Flood in Boston, the Johnstown Flood of 1889 in Johnstown, PA, mine disasters, and some...