455 episodes

The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

This Is Horror Podcast Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

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    • 4.9 • 22 Ratings

The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

    Jason Pargin on Pointless Waste of Time, Film Adaptations, and Optimism

    Jason Pargin on Pointless Waste of Time, Film Adaptations, and Optimism

    In this podcast Jason Pargin talks about Pointless Waste of Time, film adaptations, optimism, and much more. 



    [3:25] Reading the Zoey Ashe series in any order

    [24:45] Jeffrey Roberts, via Patreon, asks about optimism

    [35:47] Max Booth III, via Patreon, asks about Pointless Waste of Times and forum memories

    [43:15] Patrick McDonough, via Patreon, asks about the John Dies at the End movie and Don Coscarelli

    [49:00] Film adaptations in the future

    [55:06] Connect with Jason



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-443-jason-pargin-on-pointless-waste-of-time-film-adaptations-and-optimism



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jason Pargin on John Dies at the End, If This Book Exists You’re in the Wrong Universe, and Not Taking Success For Granted

    Jason Pargin on John Dies at the End, If This Book Exists You’re in the Wrong Universe, and Not Taking Success For Granted

    In this podcast Jason Pargin talks about his David Wong pseudonym, the Zoey Ashe series, anonymity online, and much more. 



    [3:36] Early life lessons

    [22:27] Pointless Waste of Time

    [31:41] Zoey Ashe series

    [35:14] Social media

    [53:17] Anonymity and the internet

    [55:41] David Wong pseudonym



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-442-jason-pargin-on-john-dies-at-the-end-if-this-book-exists-youre-in-the-wrong-universe-and-not-taking-success-for-granted



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 58 min
    Jason Pargin on David Wong pseudonym, Zoey Ashe series, and Anonymity Online

    Jason Pargin on David Wong pseudonym, Zoey Ashe series, and Anonymity Online

    In this podcast Jason Pargin talks about his David Wong pseudonym, the Zoey Ashe series, anonymity online, and much more. 



    [3:36] Early life lessons

    [22:27] Pointless Waste of Time

    [31:41] Zoey Ashe series

    [35:14] Social media

    [53:17] Anonymity and the internet

    [55:41] David Wong pseudoynm



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-441-jason-pargin-on-david-wong-pseudonym-zoey-ashe-series-and-anonymity-online



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Max Booth III on Maggots Screaming!, Ghoulish Book Fest, and What To Do When Bombing

    Max Booth III on Maggots Screaming!, Ghoulish Book Fest, and What To Do When Bombing

    In this podcast Max Booth III talks about Maggots Screaming!, Ghoulish Book Fest, what to do when bombing, and much more.



    [3:29] Ghoulish Book Fest

    [22:39] Something Max would like to do at the next Ghoulish Book Fest

    [34:17] Maggots Screaming!

    [41:04] What to do when bombing

    [49:22] Unusual research for Maggots Screaming!

    [1:03:24] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about Knocked The Skin Off

    [1:07:25] Connect with Max



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-440-max-booth-iii-on-maggots-screaming-ghoulish-book-fest-and-what-to-do-when-bombing



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Max Booth III on Screenwriting, We Need To Do Something, and Ghoulish Podcast

    Max Booth III on Screenwriting, We Need To Do Something, and Ghoulish Podcast

    In this podcast Max Booth III talks about screenwriting, We Need To Do Something, Ghoulish Podcast, and much more.



    [4:24] Getting into screenwriting

    [17:12] Instrumental screenwriting notes

    [45:05] Releasing We Need To Do Something novella

    [48:08] Indiana Death Song

    [52:31] Ghoulish Podcast



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-439-max-booth-iii-on-screenwriting-we-need-to-do-something-and-ghoulish-podcast



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Brandon Boone on Writing Music for Video Games and Podcasts, Aspirations, and Daily Habits

    Brandon Boone on Writing Music for Video Games and Podcasts, Aspirations, and Daily Habits

    In this podcast Brandon Boone talks about writing music for video games and podcasts, aspirations, daily habits, and much more.



    [3:49] Differences between scoring a video game, film, and audio drama

    [20:13] What’s next and aspirations

    [28:27] Something Brandon should be kinder to himself about

    [36:09] Advice to eighteen-year-old self

    [38:24] The one thing Brandon would change

    [43:44] Morning rituals and daily habits

    [48:32] Dealing with mental funks and setbacks

    [59:56] Connect with Brandon Boone



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-438-brandon-boone-on-writing-music-for-video-games-and-podcasts-aspirations-and-daily-habits



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

CrookedStyleComics ,

T.S. Benjamin

I believe that my skills as a writer have improved as a result of consistently listening to this podcast.

Thanks guys

merlesroom ,

Lively, intelligent discussions and the best interviews

I'm a recent supporter and fan of this show. My interest is in literary horror and every cast so far has inspired me. The host has a great informal manner with the guests that makes them seem at ease, so the interview questions elicit very interesting responses developing into enjoyable and intelligent discussions.

Alma_Matters ,

Excellent and Informative

I have been listening to the "This is Horror" podcast for several months now - going back and listening to all of the previous episodes and hanging on for the new episodes each week.

As a fan of the genre the podcast is a great opportunity to hear those working within the genre talk freely about their work and practice. Each guest is given the space to explore their opinions and process in detail and it makes for excellent listening for anyone who is a fan of the genre. Credit to the hosts, Michael and Dan, for creating a relaxed, informal atmosphere which promotes this open and frank discussion. Also, as someone who is attempting to write, the podcast has been both informative and inspirational.

This is a great podcast which provides a wealth of information and honest advice. I highly recommend it.

Keep up the good work.

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