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Thinly Veiled: the 70s Launch Party with the Authors
Castle Bridge Media presents a Zoom panel on the new Castle of Horror Anthology book, Thinly Veiled: the 70s (https://amzn.to/3xpqKya). Enter a very strange wing of the Castle of Horror-- a wing of reflections of the familiar. Specifically: reflections of the 1970s, from TV sitcoms like THE ODD COUPLE to films like HALLOWEEN and THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR. But every one of them-- from the mismatched roommate bachelors to the bus-traveling pop star family-- are all "thinly veiled" and sent into a horror story of their own. See if you can recognize them all! Featuring stories from Jason Henderson, In Churl Yo, Henry Herz, Alethea Kontis, Scott Pearson, Madeline Ashby, John Pritchard, James A Moore, Rob Nisbet, Dennis K. Crosby, Heath W. Shelby, Jeremiah Dylan Cook, Tony Jones, Bryan Young, and Charles R. Rutledge. Hosted by editor Jason Henderson.
The Snake Woman (1961) - Podcast/Discussion
This week we have a one-off episode with the 1961 film The Snake Woman. This is Castle of Horror Episode 338.
The Snake Woman (a.k.a. The Terror of the Snake Woman) is a low budget black-and-white 1961 British horror film produced by George Fowler and directed by Sidney J. Furie. It stars Susan Travers and John McCarthy. The film was shown on a double bill in the UK with several movies, including re-releases of The Split (a.k.a. The Manster) (1959) and The Vikings (1958), and as the second feature on a double bill with Doctor Blood's Coffin (1961) in the US. The film is set in a small English village at the turn of the 20th century. It tells the story of Atheris (Susan Travers), a young woman who has the power to transform from human to cobra, and the Scotland Yard detective (John McCarthy) sent to investigate a series of deaths, unusual because all the victims died after being bitten by snakes that are not native to the UK.
Castle Talk: Ava Reid on The Wolf and The Woodsman and Jewish/Hungarian #Ownvoices
Tonight we’re chatting with Ava Reid about her book The Wolf and the Woodsman, which comes out this June from HarperVoyager/Harpercollins in audio and hardback, as well as ebook. The book follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.
Publisher’s Weekly said, “Reid’s fast-paced debut examines religious freedom through the lens of myth and magic. … The convincing enemies-to-lovers romance, fascinating religion-based magic system, and thoughtful examination of zealotry make this a notable debut.”
Taken from the myths and legends of her Jewish and Hungarian heritage, and weaving that with diverse cultural magic, Reid sets Évike and Gáspár on a dark, powerful journey that is full of tradition and yet feels entirely unique. When soldiers arrive from the Holy Order of Woodsmen to claim a girl to sacrifice to the king, Évike is betrayed by her fellow villagers and surrendered. But when Évike and the Woodsman’s captain are attacked en route, they form a tenuous pact, forcing them both to decide whose side they are on, and what they are willing to give up for a nation that never cared for them at all.
In the vein of Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestseller Spinning Silver and Katherine Arden’s national bestseller The Bear and the Nightingale, Ava Reid’s unforgettable debut, THE WOLF AND THE WOODSMAN (on sale 6/8/21) follows a young pagan woman with hidden powers and a one-eyed captain of the Woodsmen as they form an unlikely alliance to thwart a tyrant.
Castle Talk: Kevin Tenney on Directing WITCHBOARD
Jason chats with Kevin Tenney, director of the 1986 cult film Witchboard which comes to the ARROW platform, available to subscribers in the US, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Witchboard is a 1986 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Kevin S. Tenney in his directorial debut, and starring Tawny Kitaen, Stephen Nichols, and Todd Allen. The plot centers on a student who becomes entranced into using her friend's Ouija board alone after it was accidentally left behind at her party, where she becomes terrorized by an evil spirit.
Castle Talk: Damian Mc Carthy, Writer/Director of CAVEAT - June 3 on Shudder
Tonight we’re chatting with Damian Mc Carthy, whose new film Caveat premieres on Shudder on June 3.
A stunningly creepy and atmospheric thriller rich with dread and supernatural intrigue, CAVEAT is the feature debut for Irish filmmaker Damian Mc Carthy following a string of award-winning shorts. Set in a decrepit house on a remote island, and filmed in the picturesque countryside of Cork, Ireland, the film follows an amnesiac man tasked with watching over a troubled young woman - but the walls of the house hold more secrets than you can imagine, and the film continues to twist and turn until the very last moment.
The feature debut from Irish writer/director Damian Mc Carthy, Caveat stars Ben Caplan (Band of Brothers, Call the Midwife), Jonathan French (A Soldier's Voice), and Leila Sykes (Missing Something).
Caveat is produced by Justin Hyne of HyneSight Films. Mc Carthy wrote, directed, and served as the film’s editor. Cinematography by Kieran Fitzgerald and music by Richard G. Mitchell.
Caveat will stream exclusively to Shudder on June 3 in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as via the Shudder offering within the AMC+ bundle where available.
Check out the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoOkSYrf8ew&feature=youtu.be
The Girl on the Train (2016) - The Gaslight Retrospective (Podcast/Discussion)
This week we continue our retrospective on what we're calling gaslight movies with the 2016 film The Girl on the Train. This is Castle of Horror Episode 337.
We're joined by Leigh Fryling, the voice of the Night of the Book Man audiobook from Castle Bridge Media.
It’s grown on me:
Enjoying the content more now.
Really interesting stuff!
Just started listening and it was great to hear from different creators about their experiences and the things they are working on!
So much fun
Jason and his co-hosts are so entertaining and insightful when it comes to dishing details and opinions on horror cinema. I subscribe to about a dozen horror movie podcasts, and this one is one of the very best. Lots of laughs (especially thanks to Tony), and Drew is well-versed in horror history. Highly highly recommended.