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78 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
Cemetery Girls AKA Vampire Hookers (1978) - Podcast/Discussion
This week we say Sayonara for the Summer with the 1978 film Sensuous Vampires AKA Vampire Hookers. This is Castle of Horror Episode 344.
25 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Castle Talk: Grady Hendrix on Final Girl Support Group
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.
84 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
To the Devil a Daughter: Summer Satanic Panic Series (Podcast/Discussion)
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.
101 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Wes Craven's Summer of Fear (1978): Summer Satanic Panic Podcast/Discussion
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.
15 minutes | Jul 10, 2021
Great White dir. Martin Wilson on Sharks and Gorgeous Waters
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.
100 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Curse of the Demon: Satanic Panic Summer 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)
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, 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.
9 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Castle Talk: Craig Moss on directing Let us In (New July 2)
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.
91 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Crowhaven Farm: Summer Satanic Panic 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)
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.
96 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Witchboard: Summer Satanic Panic 2021 (Podcast/Discussion)
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.
67 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Thinly Veiled: the 70s Launch Party with the Authors
Castle Bridge Media presents a Zoom panel on the new Castle of Horror Anthology book, Thinly Veiled: the 70s (https://amzn.to/3xpqKya). 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.
77 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
The Snake Woman (1961) - Podcast/Discussion
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. 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.
21 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Castle Talk: Ava Reid on The Wolf and The Woodsman and Jewish/Hungarian #Ownvoices
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.
18 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Castle Talk: Kevin Tenney on Directing WITCHBOARD
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.
10 minutes | May 28, 2021
Castle Talk: Damian Mc Carthy, Writer/Director of CAVEAT - June 3 on Shudder
Tonight we’re chatting with Damian Mc Carthy, whose new film Caveat premieres on Shudder on June 3.A stunningly creepy and atmospheric thriller rich with dread and supernatural intrigue, CAVEAT is the feature debut for Irish filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy following a string of award-winning shorts. Set in a decrepit house on a remote island, and filmed in the picturesque countryside of Cork, Ireland, the film follows an amnesiac man tasked with watching over a troubled young woman - but the walls of the house hold more secrets than you can imagine, and the film continues to twist and turn until the very last moment. The feature debut from Irish writer/director Damian Mc Carthy, Caveat stars Ben Caplan (Band of Brothers, Call the Midwife), Jonathan French (A Soldier's Voice), and Leila Sykes (Missing Something).Caveat is produced by Justin Hyne of HyneSight Films. Mc Carthy wrote, directed, and served as the film’s editor. Cinematography by Kieran Fitzgerald and music by Richard G. Mitchell. Caveat will stream exclusively to Shudder on June 3 in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle where available.Check out the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoOkSYrf8ew&feature=youtu.be
121 minutes | May 24, 2021
The Girl on the Train (2016) - The Gaslight Retrospective (Podcast/Discussion)
This week we continue our retrospective on what we're calling gaslight movies with the 2016 film The Girl on the Train. This is Castle of Horror Episode 337.We're joined by Leigh Fryling, the voice of the Night of the Book Man audiobook from Castle Bridge Media.
52 minutes | May 21, 2021
Castle Talk: Leigh Fryling on Losing the Taste for Certain Horror as a Parent
Tonight we’re chatting with Leigh Fryling, who recently published an essay in Medium called called A Taste For Blood- How life in my 30’s changed my love of the Horror Genre- maybe forever.Leigh Fryling is the voice behind the audio version of Jason's book NIGHT OF THE BOOK MAN.Leigh Fryling would be right at home as a hobbit of the Shire, but since she lives in this reality she makes do with being an adventuress, itenerant teacher, musician and writer. When she isn't busy running a high school drama program or browbeating teenagers into graduating, she can be found having dance parties in the kitchen with her daughter Rosie and husband Zach. In her spare time she watches horror movies, plays all forms of games, and crochets a mean shawl, when she isn't planning her next adventure.
28 minutes | May 19, 2021
Castle Talk: Christopher Sequeira, editor of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 3
Tonight we’re chatting Christopher Sequeira, editor of Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 3.The book collects Lovecraftian Tales with an Australian bent. In the story that first established the monstrous cosmic terrors of his Mythos writer H. P. Lovecraft said “We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity…” Which makes it all the more fitting that the adepts of Lovecraft’s vision writing today would choose to unveil ever-evolving and terrible fears besetting those that live on the largest island on the planet, and force the protagonists of some startling new horror fiction tales in this book to face, indeed, not placidity, but their own black seas of infinity…and madness.Again, some of the greatest scribes of the weird and startling from the land down under bring you brand new stories in the Lovecraftian genre, taking you from the realms of contemporary Australian cities, to the blood-soaked, post-colonial past (touching the powerful original cultures of the land), and even hinting at the disturbing future of Terra Australis.You will fear a sunburnt country.Tales of terror by Alan Baxter, David Conyers, Julie Ditrich, Jason Fischer, Steve Kilbey, Steven Paulsen, Steve Proposch, Alf Simpson, Cat Sparks, Maurice Xanthos. Introduction by Cat Rambo and Afterword by Jack Dann.Christopher Sequeira is a writer and editor who specialises in short prose and comic-book scripts for the mystery, horror, science fiction and super-hero genres. He has also written scripts for flagship superhero comic-books, such as Justice League Adventures for DC Entertainment, and Iron Man and X-Men stories for Marvel Entertainment. His Sherlock Holmes: Dark Detective graphic novel with Dave Elsey and Philip Cornell is published by Caliber Entertainment, and an authorised revamp of Dr Fu Manchu with long-time friend and collaborator W. Chew Chan is in the works. He has edited (or co-edited with Bryce Stevens and Steve Proposch) the award-nominated anthologies Cthulhu Deep Down Under (three volumes) and Cthulhu Land of the Long White Cloud (both for IFWG Publishing); Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook (Echo / Bonnier); and at time of writing the forthcoming H.G. Wells’s War of the Worlds: Battleground Australia (Clan Destine Press), and the creator-jam-graphic novel SuperAustralians (for IFWG Publishing and Black House Comics). The blurb: Find more about the book—and sign up for the newsletter of the publisher—at https://ifwgaustralia.com/title-cthulhu-deep-down-under-volume-3/
120 minutes | May 17, 2021
Hush... Hush Sweet Charlotte (Gaslight Retrospective) - Podcast/Discussion
This week we continue our retrospective on what we're calling gaslight movies with Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. This is Castle of Horror Episode 336.
11 minutes | May 16, 2021
Castle Talk: Writer/Directors Mercer & Testin on the Harrowing Dementia Part II
Tonight we’re chatting with Matt Mercer and Mike Testin, the writer/director team behind Dementia Part II, a new horror film about Matt Mercer’s character Wendell, a parolee who takes a handyman job working for an old woman whose tasks get more and more dark and bizarre. But the backstory of this film is just as compelling: the film was conceived and shot in just five weeks-- on a dare.Dark Star Pictures and Bloody Disgusting will release the midnight horror film DEMENTIA PART II in theaters on May 21, 2021, and on VOD, Digital HD and DVD on June 1, 2021.
15 minutes | May 12, 2021
Castle Talk: Lit Agent Pam Pho's Advice to Writers on Twitter
Tonight we’re chatting with Pam Pho of the D4EO Literary Agency about writers on social media.Pam began her career as a literary assistant to an agent in 2012. In her first two years as an agent, Pam brokered 24 deals, with publishers such as Knopf, Scholastic, NAL, ACE, Grand Central, and others. She joined D4EO in June 2014, where she continues to build her list.She has a passion for genre fiction as well as children's literature.
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