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Castle of Horror Podcast
100 minutes | 3 days ago
The House on Sorority Row (Podcast Discussion)
This week we continue our retrospective we call Creepy School with the 1982 film The House on Sorority Row.The House on Sorority Row (also known as House of Evil in the United Kingdom) is a 1982 American slasher film written and directed by Mark Rosman, produced by John G. Clark, and starring Eileen Davidson and Kathryn McNeil. The plot follows a group of sorority sisters being stalked and murdered during their graduation party after they conceal a fatal prank against their house mother. The film was shot on location in Pikesville, Maryland in the summer months of 1980, with additional photography taking place in Los Angeles.The House on Sorority Row was named one of the greatest slasher films of all time by Complex in 2017. A remake, titled Sorority Row, was released in 2009.This is Episode 319.
103 minutes | 18 days ago
The Initiation of Sarah (1978) - Podcast Discussion
This week we kick off a retrospective we call Creepy School with the 1978 film The Initiation of Sarah. The Initiation of Sarah is a 1978 American made-for-television supernatural horror film directed by Robert Day. It first aired on ABC on February 6, 1978 and starred Kay Lenz as a shy, withdrawn young woman who discovers that she has psychic powers after joining a sorority. This is Episode 318.
10 minutes | 21 days ago
Castle Talk: David Raboy on Directing Small-Town Horror The Giant (Releasing Friday the 13th)
Tonight we’re chatting with David Raboy, writer and director of the Giant, available from Vertical Entertainment on Demand November 13, 2020. The GIANT- On her graduation night, Charlotte learns her first love has returned to her small Georgia town for the first time since vanishing the year before, in the midst of an awful trauma in her life.But on that night, a girl her age is found dead – and then another.Something terrible has arisen in this place, and as her final summer speeds towards a nightmarish conclusion, Charlotte gets the unshakeable feeling that somehow it is coming for her – in ways more troubling than she could ever know.
7 minutes | a month ago
Castle Talk: Director Alastair Orr on Crazy Suicide Vest Puzzle Movie Triggered
Tonight we’re chatting with Alastair Orr, director of the thriller/action/horror film, TRIGGERED which releases On Digital and On Demand November 6, 2020. TRIGGERED stars Sean Cameron Michael (“Black Sails,” The Mummy), Liesl Ahlers (Friend Request, Daylight) and Reine Swart (The Lullaby, Detour). The film was directed by Alastair Orr (House on Willow Street, Indigenous) and written by David D. Jones, making his feature screenwriting debut.SYNOPSIS: Nine friends, all harboring a dark secret, go camping in the woods. After a wild night of partying, they wake up with SUICIDE BOMBS strapped to their chests, all with varying times on their countdown clocks. They decide to work out how to disarm the bombs or find help - until they discover they can 'take' one another's time by killing each other.
8 minutes | a month ago
Castle Talk: Erin Sanders on Starring in 80s Supernatural Horror The Call
Tonight we’re chatting with Erin Sanders (Zoe 101, Six Degrees of Separation) whose new movie THE CALL comes out on October 30th. From the creator of Final Destination, Lin Shaye and Tobin Bell star in this terrifying tale of death from the fall of 1987. After a tragic accident, a group of small town friends must survive the night in the home of a sinister couple. One by one, their worst nightmares quickly become reality as they enter the realm of THE CALL. Four Friends. One Phone Call. 60 Seconds. Stay Alive.Hosted by Jason Henderson, writer of the 1950s surfer girl horror book Night of the Book Man under the name Peyton Douglas.
23 minutes | a month ago
Castle Talk: Lance Jones of Gwandanaland Comics: Bringing Classic Public Domain Alive
Tonight we’re chatting with Lance Jones who runs Gwandanaland Comics, which publishes new reprint paperbacks of classic public domain comics and magazines, from super-heroes to the first, now public-domain issues of Famous Monsters Magazine.
14 minutes | a month ago
Castle Talk: Adrienne Biddle on Producing Family Grief Horror The Dark & the Wicked (Podcast Interview)
Tonight we’re chatting with Adrienne Biddle, producer of The Dark and the Wicked, which releases November 6. Biddle is a founder with writer/director Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Pictures. The Dark and The Wicked follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death. What initially appears to be a timeless ritual of loss and remembrance turns out to be something very different. RLJE Films will release the horror film THE DARK AND THE WICKED In Theaters, On Digital and On Demand November 6, 2020.
96 minutes | a month ago
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - Podcast Discussion
This week we have a one-off Halloween episode, a look at the 2019 film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. For those counting at home this is mainline Episode 316.
105 minutes | a month ago
The Mummy (1932) with Special Guests the Monster Movie Happy Hour
This week we continue a series of 1930s horror films with the 1932 film The Mummy. For those counting at home this is mainline Episode 315.This episode is a special event because we're also celebrating the one year anniversary of the creation of our good friends the Monster Movie Happy Hour Podcast and so with us tonight are 2/3 of the Monster Movie Happy Hour: historian, raconteur and cocktail wizard Scott Chesebrough and artist David Geister .
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Castle Talk: Talking Audio Thriller Crypto-Z with Producer Hadrien Royo
Jason chats with Hadrien Royo about the audio series Crypto-Z, which you can find on any podcast app. Hadrien is an award-winning filmmaker, who has helped independent features come to life and get prestigious festival runs. He is the producer and director of Crypto-Z, an audio drama podcast and the founder of euphonie™, a creative agency dedicated to developing original stories across media channels and helping their creator reach their audience where they are now.He is also a professor in the prestigious graduate film program of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts where he also graduated.
85 minutes | 2 months ago
Women Running from Houses Launch Party
A panel on Gothic Horror on the occasion of the release of Castle of Horror Anthology Vol. 4: Women Running from Houses (https://amzn.to/3dqyvv1) , a collection of Gothic-themed horror stories, in paperback and Kindle.The panel features In Churl Yo, Michael Aronovitz, Amanda Dewees, John Ohno, Charles R. Rutledge, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Jim Towns, Jeremiah Dylan Cook, Rob Nisbet, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Knight, Henry Herz, Alethea Kontis and Scott Pearson, hosted by editor Jason Henderson.The authors talk about their own stories as well as their recommendations:The Castle of Horror Anthology Vol 4: Women Running from HousesCastle of Otranto (Walpole)Rebecca (Du Maurier)Jane Eyre (Bronte)Gothic Tales of Terror (Haining)Paperbacks from HellSomeone in the House (Michaels)Order Women Running from Houses at https://amzn.to/3dqyvv1Visit Castle Bridge Media at http://castlebridgemedia.com
13 minutes | 2 months ago
Castle Talk: Talking Haunting of Bly Manor (Netflix Oct. 9) with Castmember Kamal Khan
Tonight we’re chatting with Kamal Khan who joins the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor, the sequel series to The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor premieres October 9. The Haunting of Bly Manor is a follow-up to the American anthology supernatural horror drama web television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, and will be loosely based on the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
19 minutes | 2 months ago
Castle Talk: Paula Guran, editor of The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror
Tonight we’re chatting with Paula Guran, editor of the Simon & Schuster's October 20 release The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror.
70 minutes | 2 months ago
Doctor X (1932): The 1930s Horror Retrospective (Podcast Discussion)
This week we kick off a series of 1930s horror films with the 1932 film Doctor X. For those counting at home this is mainline Episode 314.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
Castle Talk: Darren Lynn Bousman, Director of Death of Me (2020) with Maggie Q and Luke Hemsworth
This episode we’re chatting with Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the new movie DEATH OF ME coming to theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020.Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with no memory of the previous night. They find footage on Neil’s camera, and watch, horrified, as Neil appears to murder Christine. With twenty-four hours until the next ferry and a typhoon threatening the island, Christine and Neil attempt to reconstruct the night’s events—and are snared in a web of mystery, black magic, and murder.
82 minutes | 2 months ago
Night of the Ghouls: The Ed Wood Retrospective (Podcast Discussion)
This week we wrap up our Ed Wood retrospective with the 1957 film Night of the Ghouls. (Episode 313)
28 minutes | 2 months ago
Castle Talk: Is the Batman a Fascist Now? (Discussion with artist Greg Scott)
Jason is joined by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and X-Files artist Greg Scott to talk about Batman-- more specifically, the Batman seen in the trailer for Matt Reeves' 2021 film The Batman. Is Batman just Death Wish now, a fascist vision of violence, fun for adults and abandoning the principles of the past? Or is it too early to tell?
89 minutes | 2 months ago
Bride of the Monster: The Ed Wood Retrospective (Podcast Discussion)
This week we continue our Ed Wood retrospective with the 1955 film Bride of the Monster. (Episode 312.)
29 minutes | 3 months ago
Castle Talk: JH Moncrieff, Author of Mask of Ghosts and Writer Expert on Cruise Ship Killers
This episode we’re chatting with JH Moncrieff, whose book City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. She won Harlequin's international search for “the next Gillian Flynn” and her horror book Monsters in Our Wake was a TOP Amazon horror bestseller. But a lot of people know her as the resident writer/commentator on the True Crime Network show Cruise Ship Killers.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Castle Talk: Simon Stephenson, Author of Set My Heart to Five
This episode we’re chatting with Simon Stephenson, whose book SET MY HEART TO FIVE debuts from HarperCollins this September. Set My Heart to Five is on tap for adaptation by Edgar Wright, the director behind Baby Driver and the upcoming Last Night in Soho (set for an April 2021 release). The book is set in the year 2054, and follows a human-esque bot named Jared as he slowly becomes sentient and sets out to find his family (i.e. the programmer who created him).
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