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66 minutes | Oct 21, 2022
Episode 21: Comorbidities Horror Author Jim Harberson (BOOK GIVEAWAY!!)
Horror author Jim Harberson joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to talk about his newest anthology, Comorbidities (ENTER OUR FREE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY!!). As you listen, you'll learn more about Jim's horror writing influences and why he thinks Michael Bay's The Island is actually the most terrifyingly effective holocaust film ever made rather than just a glitzy remake of Parts: The Clonus Horror! FULL WRITTEN TRANSCRIPT + GIVEAWAY ENTRY FORM: https://horrorfam.com/jim-harberson *** Links to More Jim Harberson: https://jamesharberson.com https://twitter.com/NovelStay https://instagram.com/StayAliveGN *** If you loved this episode of the HorrorFam.com Podcast (or any of our other content), please share it! 😊 You can also help by becoming a Patron at https://patreon.com/horrorfam
64 minutes | Jun 4, 2022
Podcast Episode 20: Actor Daniel Roebuck Shares His History with the Horror Genre and How He Became Rob Zombie’s Grandpa Munster
Actor Daniel Roebuck, Count Sam Dracula AKA Grandpa Munster in Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, catches up with his pal Lauren Spear sharing EXCLUSIVE stories (like how he met Rob Zombie! And how it went down when he got the call to be in The Munsters!). A veteran of the horror genre, Dan Roebuck has portrayed characters in films, shows, plays, video games, and was even a clown in the circus! Note for folks with sensitive ears: Dan’s a boisterous fellow and has a tendency to randomly raise his speaking voice — keep a finger on your volume button to adjust as needed for comfort. ♥ If you enjoy this episode (or any of HorrorFam.com’s content), please consider contributing to our funds at https://patreon.com/horrorfam With your help, the HorrorFam.com Podcast will continue to get better and better! For the FULL written transcript (with tons of EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS and LINKS), go to https://horrorfam.com/actor-daniel-roebuck/
18 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Episode 19: Rob Tharp Shares His Memories Doing Special FX Work on Class of 1999
Horror special FX artist Rob Tharp shares his memories (and his exclusive photos!) from his time spent working on effects for Mark Lester's Class of 1999 — the sequel to Class of 1984 (shown on season 3 of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs). As a special treat, both to celebrate the return of The Last Drive-In and to cheer fellow horror folks up (we know we're not the only ones having a bummer year), we're having a FREE-to-enter raffle for seven "Drive-In esque films" on VHS as well as ROB THARP'S -SIGNED- CLASS OF 1999 FX CREW T-SHIRT with an authentic "flesh" stain from when he was painting a dummy Patrick Kilpatrick! ("And that's why you don't wear white in a shop!"). For the full written transcript, fun extras, and a chance to enter in the raffle, head to https://horrorfam.com/1999
12 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
Episode 18: ”Kids” Horror Movies (That Aren’t for Kids!)
HorrorFam.com Podcast host Lauren Spear shares her thoughts on one of her favorite horror movie subgenres: "Kids" horror movies that are NOT for kids! Do you have any faves in this "who the heck was this made for?" category of film? Let us know in the comments! FULL written transcript + fun extras: https://horrorfam.com/kids-horror-movies-that-arent-for-kids/ *** Twitter = https://twitter.com/lovehorrorfam Instagram = https://instagram.com/lovehorrorfam Patreon = https://pateron.com/horrorfam
3 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Episode 17: Celebrating the Women Who Shape(d) Horror Culture!
Originally published on International Women's Day (3/8/2022), Lauren Spear gave shoutouts and lot o' love to the ladies who help/have helped make horror great, paying special attention to "lesser known" & behind-the-scenes horror gals! ♥ VIDEO + Full Written Transcript + Fun Extras: https://horrorfam.com/horror-womens-day/ Twitter = https://twitter.com/LoveHorrorFam Instagram = https://instagram.com/LoveHorrorFam
12 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
Episode 16: How to Introduce Someone to the Horror Genre
Lauren Spear shares easy five tips from HorrorFam.com's founders on how to (positively!) introduce your friends to the horror genre. VIDEO + full written transcript + extras: https://horrorfam.com/how-to-introduce-someone-to-horror/ Patreon = https://patreon.com/horrorfam Twitter = https://twitter.com/lovehorrorfam Instagram = https://instagram.com/lovehorrorfam
18 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Episode 15: Sean Haitz Takes Time to “Ketchup” on the Making of His New Horror-Comedy Cannibal Comedian
Writer/Director Sean Haitz joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to give horror fans a taste of his upcoming horror-comedy Cannibal Comedian! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends! And, if you love the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to support it, please consider donating via PayPal (button in the sidebar) or our Patreon at Patreon.com/HorrorFam. ♥ LINKS for MORE Sean Haitz: Follow Sean on Twitter: @SeanBloodyHaitz Follow Sean on Instagram: @sean_haitz LINKS for MORE Cannibal Comedian: Official Website: CannibalComedian.com Follow Cannibal Comedian on Twitter: @Cannibalcomic Follow Cannibal Comedian on Instagram: @cannibal_comedian FULL Written Transcript of the Interview (with Pics!): https://horrorfam.com/sean-haitz-interview
19 minutes | Jul 18, 2020
Episode 14: Kyle Hester on Indie Filmmaking and His Upcoming Horror-Action Movie Preacher Six!
Many indie horror fans are already familiar with Kyle Hester thanks to last year's Zombie with a Shotgun... Now, Kyle Hester joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to chat about his upcoming horror-action film Preacher Six! Kyle also gave Lauren a SCOOP: Breaking news about his role in another, previously unmentioned, upcoming psychological horror film! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends! And, if you love the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to support it, please consider donating via PayPal (button in the sidebar) or our Patreon at Patreon.com/HorrorFam. ♥ LINKS for MORE Kyle Hester: Follow Kyle Hester on Twitter: @KyleDHester Follow Kyle Hester on Instagram: @kylehesterland Support Kyle's Film Projects on Patreon: Patreon.com/KyleHesterActorGuy LINKS for MORE Preacher Six: Preacher Six Official Website: PreacherSix.com Follow the film on Twitter for ongoing updates: @preachersix Follow the film on Instagram for behind-the-scenes pics: @preachersix FULL Written Transcript for Episode 14 (with Pics!) HERE: https://horrorfam.com/kyle-hester-interview
77 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
Episode 13: Interview with Craig Layton, the Man Behind Self-Isolating Michael Myers
If you’re on social media, browsing horror content online, you’ve likely seen a few of the wonderfully goofy “self-isolating” Michael Myers videos floating around. Now, it’s time to meet the man behind the (Myers) mask: Craig Layton! Unlike Michael Myers, Craig talks and he had a lot to say about his videos, his history as a horror fan, his frustrations with online content theft, his hopes for future collaborations, and he even offered some valuable tips/encouragement for fellow independent filmmakers. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends! And, if you love the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to support it, please consider donating via PayPal (button in the sidebar) or Patreon. ♥ Links for MORE Craig Layton: Follow Craig on Twitter: @craiglayton07 Follow Craig on Instagram: @BadPhotoshopGuy Subscribe to Craig’s videos on YouTube: YouTube.com/MrCraigLayton Update (7/11/2020): Since recording this episode, Craig Layton has updated the visible display name on his online platforms from “BadPhotoshopGuy” to “StabbyTimeTV;” however, the links above are still correct/valid URLs. An Important Note from Lauren Spear: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay When listening to this episode, I think it’s important to remember that Mr. Craig Layton is based in Nova Scotia, Canada. I realized, upon re-listening to my discussion with him to edit/polish the episode, that some of his comments regarding the current pandemic/lockdown (and even some of his comments regarding Halloween mask availability back in the day!) may confuse some of our American listeners — particularly those who hail from Los Angeles (where I’m based). While Nova Scotia eased nearly all of their COVID-19 restrictions on May 1st and, as of this writing, essentially lifted their “lockdown” in full on July 3rd, that is not the case in the United States. Especially not in my hometown of Los Angeles, where we’re still under very strict lockdown/stay-at-home orders. Anyway, I didn’t want any of my fellow Los Angelenos (or anyone else still in active/strict pandemic lockdown) hearing Craig’s statements about the quarantine ending and returning to his full-time job to get needlessly excited/confused. PLEASE continue to follow the lockdown guidelines for YOUR area. If we all continue to work together, we may still have a chance to save Halloween 2020. (Prayer’s up!). That said, I hope you enjoy Episode 13 of the HorrorFam.com Podcast! It was a pleasure talking to Mr. Layton about his humorous take on Halloween‘s Michael Myers and his history as a horror fan and independent filmmaker. Hang in there, Everybody!! WEAR YOUR MASKS, even if it’s a Michael Myers’ mask. ~Lauren* FULL Written Transcript: https://horrorfam.com/craig-layton-interview
2 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
Episode 12: The HorrorFam.com Podcast Still Exists!
Hi, Everyone! My name is Lauren Spear and I'm just making a quick update about the HorrorFam.com Podcast: The HorrorFam.com Podcast still exists! I was dealing with a health issue last month and was unable to record. But, I'm on the mend and back in action. The next REAL HorrorFam.com [Podcast] episode comes out next week, on Saturday, July 11th, 2020. And the HorrorFam.com Podcast will air every Saturday going forward, same as it always did [before I was ill]. I already have several interviews lined up for the next few weeks with amazing actors, filmmakers, and artists working in the horror genre. I'm really excited! And I think you will be too. If you want a sneak preview, I always announce guests in advance on Twitter and Instagram. My handle is @LoveHorrorFam on both platforms — L-O-V-E-H-O-R-R-O-R-F-A-M as in family. And on our Patreon page at patreon.com/horrorfam Our Patreon updates are always public and free-to-read, even if you're not a patron. In the meantime, if you haven't already, check out the new written articles on HorrorFam.com! Even though I was unable to podcast, we were still updating with fresh written content every week last month thanks to Christi Bandy, one of our founders. That's all I've got for now! Happy 4th of July, if you're in the USA. Happy Saturday to ALL! Hope you're all staying safe and well. Tune in next Saturday!
29 minutes | May 30, 2020
Episode 11: June 2020 HORROR Holidays!
As the pandemic lockdown continues, canceling theater releases and parades, Lauren Spear decided the horror community will NOT have a sucky boring month of June! Tune in to hear her suggestions for how to turn EVERY day of June into a fun, horror-lovin’ celebration! If you’ve been enjoying the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to help out, please consider using our PayPal donate button in the sidebar or contribute to our Patreon account at Patreon.com/horrorfam. And/or share this episode with your friends so they can have a great June too! Everything helps! ♥ FULL written transcript (with images): https://horrorfam.com/june-2020-horror-holidays
43 minutes | May 23, 2020
Episode 10: Frank Spear - Writer, Husband, and HORROR Fan!
After a brief unintended hiatus due to equipment issues, the HorrorFam.com Podcast is BACK! This week, Lauren's guest is her husband and HorrorFam.com co-founder: FRANK SPEAR! Frank is always behind-the-scenes at HorrorFam.com, but now you'll really get to know him (and Lauren, since Frank threw some of the interview questions back in her court!). The Spear duo chatted about growing up loving the horror genre, modern versus classic horror movies, horror books, horror video games, and zooooooooooooooooombies! This goofy, fun-filled episode was sponsored by Audible! If you'd like to try out Audible's services FREE for 30 days and nab a FREE audiobook (that you get to have for keepsies, even if you cancel your trial!) AND help support HorrorFam.com — at ZERO cost to you — use our affiliate link: AudibleTrial.com/horrorfam! FULL written transcript for this episode (with images) available here: https://horrorfam.com/introducing-frank-spear
27 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Episode 9: Dissecting Johnny, The Horror Hack!
Get to know Johnny, The Horror Hack, as Lauren Spear analyzes his horror-centric YouTube content on this week’s episode of the HorrorFam.com Podcast! If you’d like to support the HorrorFam.com Podcast, you can make a donation through our PayPal button in the sidebar, join our Patreon, buy something from our Store, or… just leave us a nice comment/some encouragement! There are many ways to support us and they don’t all cost money — but they are all appreciated! ♥ Johnny’s Links: YOUTUBE: youtube.com/thehorrorhack INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/thehorrorhack TWITTER: twitter.com/thehorrorhack FULL written transcript for this episode: https://horrorfam.com/horror-hack-interview
59 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Episode 8: Heather Landry Discusses The Cradle of the Worm!
Horror illustrator Heather Landry AKA Sandpaperdaisy is officially a horror-fantasy novelist! Heather debuted her first novel, The Cradle of the Worm, as a HorrorFam.com FREEBIE on April 13th, 2020. Now, four days later, she joins Lauren Spear to discuss the book’s themes, her 25-year(!) writing process, and how — by pure coincidence — The Cradle of the Worm ended up becoming eerily “topical” during 2020’s pandemic. Stay tuned until the very end for a reading of Chapter One of The Cradle of the Worm! Heather’s Links: Get your FREE copy of The Cradle of the Worm by Heather Landry: https://horrorfam.com/free-horror-fantasy-novel/ Heather’s horror illustrations/comics: https://sandpaperdaisy.com Follow Heather on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sandpaperdaisy Follow Heather on Instagram: https://instagram.com/sandpaperdaisy The Cradle of the Worm: Chapter One Audiobook Info/Credits: The bloody actions of two fearsome strangers force a sheltered young man to embark on a perilous journey. Ratings/Warnings: PG-13 for violence, blood, death or dying, harm to animals, kidnapping and abduction. Read by Elliot Cantu. ETC.Voicestudio@gmail.com Edited by Heather Landry and Kim Cantu. ### FULL Written Transcript: https://horrrorfam.com/author-heather-landry
37 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
Episode 7: Welcome to the Horror Show!
Ryan Murphy and Grace Murphy (no relation!) join Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to discuss their IGTV horror anthology series Welcome to the Horror Show! Welcome to the Horror Show Links: Instagram: https://instagram.com/yourhorrorshow Twitter: https://twitter.com/yourhorrorshow Facebook: https://facebook.com/yourhorrorshow FULL Written Transcript: https://horrorfam.com/welcome-to-the-horror-show
32 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Episode 6: "Darcy" TALKS! Diana Prince Interview!
Diana Prince AKA "Darcy the Mail Girl" joined HorrorFam.com's Lauren Spear to talk about all the crazy-cool things she's been doing lately! No Joe Bob! Absolutely adore him; but, this time, we wanted to shine the spotlight on our beloved "Darcy" and share all the amazing things she does on her OWN for the horror community! She's FAR more than "just" Joe Bob's sidekick — and we're insanely excited about everything she's doing to preserve horror history, support indie creators, and...just...what an adorable horror-loving NERD she is! lol. She's truly one of us, Fam. ♥ But, of course, we also talked about The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs — how could we NOT?! We chatted about the upcoming season, the confirmed (finally!) release dates, annnnnnnnnd Diana hinted to as much as she possibly could about upcoming episodes + guests without violating her non-disclosure agreement! ;) Diana Prince's Links: For more Diana Prince, check out... Her horror-focused website: KinkyHorror.com (NSFW!! "You'll see boobs!") Follow Diana on Twitter: @Kinky_Horror Follow Diana on Instagram: @DianaPrinceXO Be sure and say "hi!" And, if any HorrorFam.com readers/listeners can help Diana with her Monster Vision/horror history preservation project, let her know. The recent lockdown has made it more difficult than it'd normally be for her to get certain aspects of that accomplished, and she could use a hand! Important Notes: First, I'd like to apologize to everyone, especially Diana, for the occasional audio glitches in this episode. Diana and I had no end of technical difficulties — we met up THREE times to record this episode! — and we finally got everything working (or so we thought!) and we were like "Yeah! We rocked it! That was awesome!!" And then... I opened the audio file to edit it and just about sobbed. It's not HORRIBLE, don't get me wrong, but there are about 3-4 sentences that got cut off/garbled by my (free) recording program. I filled in the missing pieces as best I could in the written transcript, but... argh! Diana is such a peach and I feel terrible that ANY of her words went missing. :( Fortunately, 30 minutes of our 32-minute long convo were totally A-Okay! But... yeah. I'm so sorry! Hopefully I'll have the funds to buy better equipment/software soon. O_o Many of you are already aware of Diana's previous work in the "adult" film industry... But, for those who aren't: Diana used to be an adult actress. However, with that said, this episode is absolutely on-brand with HorrorFam.com's other PG13 content! Diana didn't even swear! She said "friggin" and "frickin" and was incredibly classy/cute and family-friendly! Some sensitive topics are discussed in the episode that may be uncomfortable for some folks (though hopefully, ultimately, uplifting). Depression and suicide are both mentioned. If you, or someone you know, is struggling, don't be afraid to seek help. Diana discussed her fight with depression, and you can read a little about my own struggles here... There's no shame in having mental struggles, Fam. But it would be a horrible thing to live in a world without you. ♥ Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd... Enjoy the episode! Share it with your friends! FULL Written Transcript: https://horrorfam.com/diana-prince-interview
36 minutes | Mar 28, 2020
Episode 5: Beetlejuice Special FX — Featuring Painter Rob Tharp!
In honor of its 31st anniversary this month, special FX artist Rob Tharp joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories from when he and Cathy Tharp worked on Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice! Follow along with the written transcript for a peek at amazing never-shown-before photos going behind-the-scenes of the 1988 classic film! https://horrorfam.com/beetlejuice-tharp-fx HUGE thanks to our sponsor, Audible! If you’d like to indulge in a VAST array of audio entertainment AND help support HorrorFam.com, grab a free trial (with a FREE audiobook that you can keep for LIFE), using our affiliate link: https://audibletrial.com/horrorfam And another HUGE thanks to all the AMAZING HorrorFam.com readers, listeners, and followers who wrote via Twitter/Instagram/DMs/Emails with questions and comments for Rob Tharp (my dad). He was truly touched that y’all cared so much about his — and Mom’s — work.
26 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Episode 4: Update from Our MutantFam.com "Cousin"
MutantFam.com’s founder, Frank, joined HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share the FUTURE of (horror) event coordination! Frank gave us a behind-the-scenes look into how the Friday the 13th event with Joe Bob Briggs and Diana Price came to be, how to get involved with MutantFam.com’s weekly mini-events, and — scoop alert! — the next BIG project/event coming out of MutantFam.com! Franks Links: Frank’s Website = MutantFam.com Follow Frank on Twitter = @HeyahNew and @mutant_fam Follow Mutant Theater + Mutant Cafe on Twitter for mini live-tweeting events every week = @MutantTheater2 and @CafeMutant More links to Frank’s #MutantFam friends/teammates throughout the written transcript at https://horrorfam.com/mutantfam-announcement — as well as links to MutantFam.com’s next BIG event (officially announced on our podcast!). *** If you enjoyed this podcast episode — or anything else we’ve done on HorrorFam.com! — please consider donating to our Patreon or purchasing something from our Store. You don’t have to (we’ll love you either way because we’re family), but it’d be super nice/helpful. 🙂
63 minutes | Mar 14, 2020
Episode 3: He Came from the Sky! Interview with Indie Filmmaker and Author Wayne Clingman
Renaissance man Wayne Clingman joins HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share his love for horror, sci-fi, Wisconsin history, stray cats, and indie filmmaking. Wayne has not one but TWO upcoming film festivals happening in Manitowoc, WI (links below) and he just released another book. *** Wayne’s Links: Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival - https://filmfreeway.com/IndieFilmWisconsinFilmFestival (use the code horfam1 to get 60% off the submission cost!) It Came from the Sky Film Festival - https://itcamefromtheskyfilmfestival.com/ (horror + sci-fi film festival co-directed by Jason Love) Wayne’s books on Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Wayne-Clingman/e/B07S5Z5WSW/ *** If you enjoyed this episode, or any of our other episodes (or blog posts), please consider donating to our Patreon at https://patreon.com/horrorfam *** Site Link: https://horrorfam.com/wayne-clingman-podcast-interview/
57 minutes | Mar 6, 2020
Episode 2: Best Genre Movies Throughout the Decades — Featuring Robert Tharp! (1930s-1950s)
HorrorFam.com’s founder, Lauren Spear, and her father, Robert Tharp (former practical special FX artist), share their “desert island” picks for the best genre movies throughout the decades. Here, “best” means “movies they enjoyed the most”… and they’ve enjoyed a lot of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films over the years! Did your personal favorites make either of their Top 10(ish) lists for each decade? Find out! “Part One” of a two(?!)-part series. Special thanks to GlassesShop.com! If you, like Lauren and Rob, need prescription eyeglasses in order to watch/enjoy movies (and anything else you need to see in life), please use our GlassesShop.com affiliate link. Your purchase helps support HorrorFam.com and the people who run it! Written transcript available here: https://horrorfam.com/horror-decades-podcast-1
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