A podcast from Eric Carlson, Marcus Mann, and Andrew Neill where we write and perform fiction based on TV shows, movies, and books we've never seen before!
76: The Haunting of Hill House / Season Finale
In this super-long season finale, Eric and Marcus sham-write a pair of ghostly tales based on the recent Netflix original series, The Haunting of Hill House. Prepare yourself for plenty of frights, because there be a whole lotta ghosts up in that house! Meanwhile, your hosts probably set a record for the number of times "spooky" is said on a podcast. They also prove to be pretty bad at math, while attempting to count how many episodes we've made this season. Be sure to stick around after the stories and discussion (if you dare!), because the guys share their favorite shammed properties from this season, as well as their favorite fics written this season. Thanks for listening to Sham Fiction this year! We hope you enjoyed Season Duel!
75: The Ritual
Who's been carving these mysterious runes into these trees? Why are my best mates and I being tormented by these horrible nightmares? What is it that's hunting us in this dark scandinavian forest? Will these questions be answered this week on Sham Fiction? Nah. But that won't stop Marcus and Andrew from packing their best rainslickers and hiking boots and heading out into the wilderness to make their own versions of the Netflix original film, The Ritual!
74: The Dragon Prince
When is a book not a book? When it's a season of a Netflix original series of course! In this episode Andrew and Eric cut their way through Marcus' rambling pitch as he talks about The Dragon Prince: Book 1: Moon and gets so excited he doesn't even get to talk about Amaya! He's sorry! TDP for life!
Riverdale. "The town with pep!" If you're just passing through, you see what they want you to see: white picket fences, manicured lawns, the unmarked chrome of the famous dining car, Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe. Go to Riverdale High, you'll see happy, healthy teens, hitting the books and their extracurriculars with enthusiasm and spunk. It all seems so perfect. ...but stay a little longer, and more will reveal to you. The mysterious death of the high school quarterback. His girlfriend, committed to an asylum. A student sleeping with his teacher. A family fleeing a criminal past. And one man just searching for the truth behind it all, while wearing a very unfortunate hat. You know their names: Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead. But you don't really know them. This week, Eric and Marcus get acquainted with the darkness and angst under the beguiling veneer of Riverdale.
The term 'Host' is a complicated one. Some hosts are your favorite voices behind a beloved podcast. Others are cold-blooded murder machines programmed to kill. This week on ShamFiction, you'll get a little of both! In this one, Marcus and Andrew (one of whom is actually a bloodthirsty robot, I'll let you guess which one!) are diving into the origins of the hit HBO series Westworld by writing their own versions of the the film that started it all! Yes, in 1973 there was a film called Westworld, written and directed by bestselling author Michael Crichton, and it was chock FULL of deadly automatons! What more could a host ask for!?
There's a time in every girl's life when she realizes that the boy she wants to get with won't touch her because he's afraid of being killed by her father, the King. A tale as old as time! In this episode, Andrew and Eric become the hard drinking, hard fighting, fantasy princesses they were always meant to be as they inscribe two scrolls with their takes on the Netflix Original Series, Disenchantment!