The podcast of Sublime Horror, a website devoted to the critical discussion of horror and its themes, with a literary focus. The Sublime Horror podcast features interviews with interesting people in the field, from novelists to academics.
Caitlin Starling, author of the sci-fi horror The Luminous Dead
Peter speaks to Caitlin Starling about her debut novel The Luminous Dead, video games and interactive fiction, her upcoming projects, and more.
Catriona Ward, author of Shirley Jackson Award nominated Little Eve
Peter speaks to Catriona Ward about her novel Little Eve, writing short stories, and the importance of setting in her writing.
Jessica Gildersleeve on Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now
Peter speaks to professor Jessica Gildersleeve about Nicolas Roeg's 1973 classic horror film Don't Look Now.
Niamh Boyce on her novel Her Kind and the Kilkenny Witch Trial of 1324
In this episode, Peter talks to novelist and poet Niamh Boyce whose new historical novel Her Kind is a reimagining of the events leading up to the Kilkenny Witch Trial of 1324.
Kendall R. Phillips on the birth of horror in American cinema
Peter talks to professor Kendall R. Phillips about his book, A Place of Darkness, and how horror developed in early American cinema up until the release of Dracula in 1931.
Marion Gibson on Witchcraft: The History of Witches and Witchcraft Today
Peter Meinertzhagen talks to Marion Gibson, professor of renaissance and magical literature at Exeter University, about witchcraft. How old is witchcraft? What defines "a witch"? Are there still witches today?