142 episodes

S.A. Bradley is here to remind you why you used to love horror movies...and you secretly still do!

Hellbent for Horror combines horror history, personal observations, common themes, and cultural trends to tell a story with each episode. We talk about all things horror. The door swings wide here, and all types of horror are welcome. Each episode covers some aspect of the genre, with lots of viewing or reading suggestions for you to check out.

We'll discuss horror movies, books, and comics, as well as how horror relates to our lives, why we like it, and what makes it one of the most diverse and beautiful storytelling styles we have.

Hellbent for Horror S. A. Bradley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 72 Ratings

S.A. Bradley is here to remind you why you used to love horror movies...and you secretly still do!

Hellbent for Horror combines horror history, personal observations, common themes, and cultural trends to tell a story with each episode. We talk about all things horror. The door swings wide here, and all types of horror are welcome. Each episode covers some aspect of the genre, with lots of viewing or reading suggestions for you to check out.

We'll discuss horror movies, books, and comics, as well as how horror relates to our lives, why we like it, and what makes it one of the most diverse and beautiful storytelling styles we have.

    Episode 126: A Brief History of Failure

    Episode 126: A Brief History of Failure

    Like it or not, failure is a part of creation, invention, and art. Sometimes, failure forces improvisation that creates something amazing; other times, not so much. 
    So, I wanted to look at failure in horror: how some filmmakers overcame major setbacks and Acts of God, but also look at the movies centered around human error, where one mistake creates a chain reaction that leads to death, dismemberment, and even doomsday! 
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Movies discussed:
    Return of the Living Dead (1985)
    The Fly (1986)
    Open Water (2003)
    28 Days Later (2003)
    Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
    Gerald’s Game (2017)
    The Descent (2006)
    The Coffee Table (2022)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 125: Embracing the Darkness: Del Howison and Dark Delicacies

    Episode 125: Embracing the Darkness: Del Howison and Dark Delicacies

    Join me as I talk with Del Howison, the co-owner of Dark Delicacies, the world-renowned book and collectibles store in Burbank dedicated to horror and fantasy that celebrates 30 years as America's home of horror (and is the oldest horror bookstore in Los Angeles.) 
    Del discusses his career as an author, actor, and bookseller and how a horror superfan grew up to create an oasis for fellow horror fans and bookworms alike, a place that's become an institution that draws authors and filmmakers as well. 
    Over a thousand authors and filmmakers have given readings and signed books over the past thirty years, and we discuss some of the highlights and what the future holds for Dark Delicacies.
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Movies, books, people discussed:
    Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
    The Seven Faces of Dr. Lau (1964)
    The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
    Forrest Ackerman
    Ray Harryhausen
    Salem's Lot (book) (1975)
    Carrie (book) (1974)
    The Omen (1976)
    The Omen II (1978)
    The Omen (2006)
    Joe Lansdale
    Sarah Karloff
    David Schow
    Don Coscarelli
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 124-We’re All Wasted: The Ongoing Saga of Cinema Wasteland

    Episode 124-We’re All Wasted: The Ongoing Saga of Cinema Wasteland

    For the last 25 years, Cinema Wasteland has been a Mecca for horror movie maniacs. The legendary convention draws cineastes in and turns them into repeat visitors, "Wastelanders."
    As CW reaches its Silver Anniversary, many Wastelanders ask," How long will this go on?" 
    Join me as I discuss Cinema Wasteland's ongoing saga and interview veterans and newcomers, trying to define what makes this show the last great fan convention standing.
    I hope you enjoy the show!

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Episode 123: The Killer Elite- Part Two

    Episode 123: The Killer Elite- Part Two

    The 96th Academy Awards Ceremony is upon us, but we fans know that the only award that matters is if you recommend a horror movie to your friends and they love it!
    In reality, 2023 was such a good year for horror movies that I needed two episodes to cover my favorites!
    Join me as we celebrate PART TWO of the "Killer Elite," a list of horror movies that surprised me and that I recommend to horror fans!
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Movies Covered:
    The Sacrifice Game(2023)
    In My Mother’s Skin (2023)
    Huesera: The Bone Woman (2023)
    Birth/Rebirth (2023)
    The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster (2023)
    No One Will Save You (2023)
    Godzilla Minus One (2023)
    When Evil Lurks (2023)
    Talk to Me (2023)
    Against the Grain (documentary) (2023)

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 122: The Killer Elite- Part One

    Episode 122: The Killer Elite- Part One

    The 96th Academy Awards Ceremony is in a few weeks, but the annual outrage over the lack of horror movie nominations is in full swing. We fans know that the only award that matters is if you recommend a horror movie to your friends.
    In reality, 2023 was a damn good year for horror movies, with diverse styles and subgenres to satisfy any horror fan's tastes, and I have so many recommendations I needed two episodes to cover them!
    Join me as I celebrate the "Killer Elite," a list of horror movies that surprised me and I recommend them to horror fans!
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Movies covered: 
    Cobweb (2023)
    The Outwaters (2023)
    We Might Hurt Each Other (2023) 
    Suitable Flesh (2023)
    Thanksgiving (2023)
    Destroy All Neighbors (2023)
     

    • 57 min
    Episode 121: A Christmas Ghost Story- A View From a Hill

    Episode 121: A Christmas Ghost Story- A View From a Hill

    It's Time for our annual Christmas Ghost Story!
     
    We return to the Grandfather of the modern ghost story, M.R. James.
     

    Join me as I read his classic short story, A View From a Hill, and find out what a "Borgia Box" is!

    Happy Holidays to everyone!
     

    I hope you enjoy the show!
     

    Story: A View From a Hill from the collection A Warning to the Curious and Other Ghost Stories (1925)

     

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Jerilyn76 ,

Great content and a must listen for Horror fans

Really enjoyed this podcast right from the first episode. Not only does S A Bradley cover my favorite genre, he talks in a way that makes you feel like your right there with him in the same room. Very well done show and look forward to more.

proudmommy07 ,

Sad…

Used to love it. Now the episodes are few and far between, depend on what guests are appearing and the storytelling that I loved is gone. So disappointing. Your book is great but you can’t lean on that forever.

crazystarwarsfanboy ,

5 stars

Great podcast

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