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This is S.A. Bradley, and I’m a life-long horror lover. This podcast combines horror history, personal observations, common themes, and cultural trends to tell a story with each episode. Here we talk about all things horror. Horror movies, books, comics, hosts, conventions. The door swings wide here, and all types of horror are welcome. Each episode covers some aspect of horror with lots of viewing or reading suggestions for you to check out. I want to start conversations with people about all types of horror. I’ve been a fan all my life, and I love all the different styles: Classic Universal Monsters, Slasher Films, Found Footage, French Extreme, Asian Extreme, Korean Ghost Stories, J-Horror, Hammer Horror Films, Amicus Films, Glass Eye Pix, EC Horror Comics, Creature Features, Horror Hosts, Italian Zombie movies, Spanish Zombie movies, George Romero Zombie movies, Giallo, Silent Horror Films, Nature Run Amok, Atomic Age Horror, Roughies, Exploitation, Horror Literature, Serial Killer, Halloween, B-Movie, Splatter films, ghost stories, Folk Horror, supernatural, body horror, torture porn, VHS, Psycho.

Hellbent For Horror S. A. Bradley

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 74 Ratings

This is S.A. Bradley, and I’m a life-long horror lover. This podcast combines horror history, personal observations, common themes, and cultural trends to tell a story with each episode. Here we talk about all things horror. Horror movies, books, comics, hosts, conventions. The door swings wide here, and all types of horror are welcome. Each episode covers some aspect of horror with lots of viewing or reading suggestions for you to check out. I want to start conversations with people about all types of horror. I’ve been a fan all my life, and I love all the different styles: Classic Universal Monsters, Slasher Films, Found Footage, French Extreme, Asian Extreme, Korean Ghost Stories, J-Horror, Hammer Horror Films, Amicus Films, Glass Eye Pix, EC Horror Comics, Creature Features, Horror Hosts, Italian Zombie movies, Spanish Zombie movies, George Romero Zombie movies, Giallo, Silent Horror Films, Nature Run Amok, Atomic Age Horror, Roughies, Exploitation, Horror Literature, Serial Killer, Halloween, B-Movie, Splatter films, ghost stories, Folk Horror, supernatural, body horror, torture porn, VHS, Psycho.

    Episode 109- Ernesto and James: Portrait of a Killer Collection

    Episode 109- Ernesto and James: Portrait of a Killer Collection

    Freddy's glove! Jason's machete! Jigsaw's mask! Leatherface's Chainsaw!
    Like any religion, horror and sci-fi movies can be such a spiritual experience for fans that props and costumes can become holy relics.
    Join my guests, James Azrael and Ernesto Avina, partners, and curators of The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (HSPPA), as they discuss passion, obsession, and how art is in the eye of the beholder.
    What is the "Holy Grail" of movie props? Might it be...the Holy Grail itself?
    Props! Monsters! Museums! What more could you want?
    Would you believe that at the center of their story are...cupcakes?
    Listen and find out what the hell that even means!
    I hope you like the show!
    Movies Discussed:
    It's Just a Game (2018)
    So What? (Dee Snyder music video- 2016)
    Pieces (1982)
    Motel Hell (1980)
    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
    Jojo Rabbit (2019)
    Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988)
    Paul Taylor (Pinhead- Hellraiser Judgment -2018)
    Enrique Murciano
    Harry Potter Hufflepuff
    Seed of Chucky (2004)
    Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)
    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
    Boogie Nights (1997)
    Wishmaster (1997)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    Jason X (2001)
    Trilogy of Terror (1975)
    Puppet Master (1989)
    Troll (1986)
    Resident Evil (2002)
    Inglorious Basterds (2009)
    Tusk (2014)
    Se7en (1995)
    Hellraiser (1987)

     

     


     

     

     



     


     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 108- He Was a TV Horror Host- Creature Features Legend John Stanley

    Episode 108- He Was a TV Horror Host- Creature Features Legend John Stanley

    Before the MCU became mainstream and before horror films won Oscars, Horror Hosts helped create the Monster Kid Culture and legitimize fandom and genre conventions.
    My guest, John Stanley, was not only the legendary host of Creature Features on KTVU-2 from 1979-1984, but also a novelist, film critic, and horror film director (NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD).
    Join us as we talk horror host history straight from the source, what it was like to be there when ALIEN, PHANTASM, and even STAR TREK first premiered, and how fans resurrected the horror host culture!  
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Films, folks, and shows discussed:
    NIGHTMARE IN BLOOD (1977)
    CREATURE OF THE BLACK LAGOON (1954)
    THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951)
    CREATURE FEATURES- KTVU (1971-1984)
    ALIEN (1979)
    PHANTASM (1979)
    ROBERT BLOCH
    RAY BRADBURY
    STEPHEN KING
    LEONARD NIMOY
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 107- Monstrous Music and Battle Hymns

    Episode 107- Monstrous Music and Battle Hymns

    Music and Horror are kindred spirits. And many of us love it when music and horror meet in the shadows of our imaginations. 
    Join my guests, the hosts of the excellent DISCOVER THE HORROR PODCAST as we look at how we were attracted to the dark side of music, our influences, and how many different ways music express that darkness.
    This is a joint podcast with my good friends from Discover the Horror and the music conversation, focusing on horror movie soundtracks, continues on their podcast. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Biup3H 
    What do Rupert Holmes and Black Sabbath have in common? Listen and find out!
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    BANDS, TOPICS, AND SONGS DISCUSSED:
    Iron Maiden
    Mike Oldfield- TubularBells (1973)
    Robert Goulet (performer)
    The Accused (punk band)
    Alice Cooper (band)
    Alice Cooper meets the Muppets (TV-1978)
    From the Inside (album-1978)
    Millie and Billie (song-1978)
    Love it to Death (album-1971)
    Antichrist Superstar (album-1996)
    Behemoth (band)
    Black Sabbath (band)
    Black Sabbath (album-1970)
    Born Again (album- 1983)
    Blood and Chocolate (1986)
    I Want You (song-1986)
    Bloody Hammers (band)
    Boris Karloff's Tales of the Frightened (album-1963)
    Captain Clegg and the Night Creatures (band)
    Celtic Frost (band)
    To Mega Therion (album-1985)
    Cold Ethyl (song-1975)
    Dead Babies (1971)
    Diamond Head (band)
    Am I Evil? (song-1979)
    Dickie Goodman- Mr. Jaws (song-1975)
    Dio: A Special from the Spectrum (concert video-1984)
    Famous monsters (band)
    Fulci (band)
    Garbage (band)
    Flying Saucer (song- 1956)
    Ghoultown (band)
    Hallowed Ground (album-1984)
    Country Death Song (song-1984)
    Violent Femmes (band)
    Halloween Hootenanny (album-1998)
    Horror Hop (album-1994)
    I Put a Spell on You -Screaming Jay Hawkins (1956)
    I Put a Spell on You- Marilyn Manson (1997)
    Johnny Cash- Delia's Gone (1962)
    The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black (band)
    Kembra Pfahler (artist/performer)
    King Diamond (performer/band)
    Abigail (album-1987)
    Mercyful Fate (band)
    Melissa (album-1983)
    Nuns Have No Fun (EP/song-1982)
    Kiss (band)
    Love Gun (album-1977)
    Paul Lynde Halloween Special (TV-1976)
    Lightnin' Hopkins- Goin' Back Home (song-1977)
    Link Wray- Rumble (song-1958)
    Lordi (band)
    Love Rollercoaster- Ohio Players (song-1975)
    Manowar (possibly the greatest band)
    Into Glory Ride (album-1983)
    Marty Robbins- El Paso (song- 1959)
    Metallica (band)
    Ride the Lightning (album-1984)
    Master of Puppets (1986)
    Ministry (band)
    Misfits (band)
    Evilive (live album-1987)
    Legacy of Brutality (1985)
    Where Eagles Dare (song-1985)
    Monster Bop (album-1993)
    Motley Crue (band)
    Motorhead (band)
    Murder Ballads (album -1996)
    My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult (band)
    Ozzy Bites the Head Off a Dove (event-1981)
    Paul McCartney and Wings (band)
    Piece of Mind (album-1983)
    Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (song-1979)
    Rupert Holmes (songwriter/performer)
    Powerwolf (band)
    The Return of the Living Dead (film/soundtrack-1985)
    Revolting Cocks (band)
    Robert Johnson (blues legend)
    Roky Erickson (performer)
    Cold Night for Alligators (song-1986)
    Samhain (band)
    November-Coming-Fire (album-1986)
    Satanic Panic (cultural event 1982-1989)
    Septic Death (band)
    Skinny Puppy (band)
    The Process (album-1996)
    Too Dark Park (1990)
    Skrewdriver (band)
    Soupy Sales- My Baby's Got a Crush on Frankenstein (song-1962)
    Stagger Lee/ Staggolee (historical figure)
    Stained Class (album-1976)
    Judas Priest (band)
    Stan (song-2000)
    Suicidal Tendencies (band)
    The Cramps (band)
    The Creeping Cruds (band)
    The Cure (band)
    Subway Song (song-1980)
    The Dead Elvi (band)
    The Spectres (band)
    This is Horror Punk (album-2003)
    The Buoys- Timothy (song-1971)
    Twisted Sister (band)
    Venom (band)
    Black Metal (album-1982)
    Voivod (band)
    W.A.S.P. (band)
    Zacherle- Dinner with Drac (song-1958)
     

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 106- Christmas Ghost Stories- 2021

    Episode 106- Christmas Ghost Stories- 2021

    Just when you thought all the festivities were over...
    There's one more gift under the horror tree for you!
    Keeping the old British tradition going, I've been reading ghost stories for Christmas over the last few years. Because Christmas and horror go together like cookies and milk and Santa!
    So, here are two stories for 2021!
    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Blessed Yule to all of you!
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Stories Performed:
    "The Kit Bag" by Algernon Blackwood
    First published 1908 in Pall Mall Magazine
    "Dark Christmas" by Jeanette Winterson
    Published December 24, 2013, in The Guardian as part of the “Guardian Weekend magazine’s Christmas ghost stories” series.
    You can read the entire story on the Guardian website:
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/24/christmas-ghost-stories-dark-jeanette-winterson
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 105- Esprit de Obstacle Corpse with Hope Madden and George Wolf

    Episode 105- Esprit de Obstacle Corpse with Hope Madden and George Wolf

    Passion makes us do crazy things.
    For many lifelong horror fans, the love of the genre is so intense that being a spectator is no longer enough. These fans are compelled to have their creative voices heard. Some paint, others start podcasts, or they write articles and books.
    And then there are the really crazy ones who decide they want to make their own full-length horror movies!
    In this episode, we speak to Hope Madden and George Wolf, the creative team behind the Fright Club Podcast as they prepare to shoot their feature film, OBSTACLE CORPSE!
    Join me as we talk about their lifelong love of horror, from their "First Kisses" to their long-standing careers in radio and television as film critics in Columbus, Ohio, and what they think are the ingredients that make a horror movie memorable! 
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Watch the OBSTACLE CORPSE feature trailer here: https://vimeo.com/477691195
    Follow Hope and George at Maddwolf: https://www.facebook.com/maddwolfcolumbus/
    https://maddwolf.com/
    @Maddwolf
    Movies/TV Covered:
    Motel Hell (1980)
    Night Gallery (TV: 1969-1973)
    Jaws (1975)
    The Exorcist (1973)
    Battle Royale (2000)
    The Belko Experiment (2016)
    The Vow (TV: 2020)
    Wild, Wild Country (TV: 2018)
    Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010)
    Severance (2006)
    American Psycho (2000)
    When a Stranger Calls (1979)
    War of the Worlds (Radio: 1938)
    In the Mood for Love (2000)
    Come and See (1985)
    His House (2020)
    The Other Lamb (2019)
    The Painted Bird (2019)
    The Wind (2018)
    Saint Maud (2019)
    The Changeling (1980)
    The Night House (2020)
    Malignant (2021)
    Candyman (2021)
    Se7en (1995)
    Cabin Fever (2002)
    Pig (2021)
    The Green Knight (2021)

    • 56 min
    Episode 104- Uncanny Traveler: Algernon Blackwood's Weird Fiction-with Scarlett Amaris

    Episode 104- Uncanny Traveler: Algernon Blackwood's Weird Fiction-with Scarlett Amaris

    Skinwalkers! Psychic Vampires! Desert Gods! Cat People! Pagan Sex Beasts! Sentient Forests! Witchcraft! Ancient lands that Feed on humans! Mountain and Snow Goddesses! 
    The Weird Fiction of the 19th and 20th Centuries paved the way for modern horror and science fiction, and one of the greatest voices was Algernon Blackwood, whose work inspired none other than H.P. Lovecraft.
    Join my guest, Scarlett Amaris (H.P. Lovecraft's Color out of Space, The Theatre Bizarre, and the Saurimonde book trilogy) as we look at some of our favorite Blackwood short stories and discuss his amazing life (he said all his stories were "autobiographical") and his influence on modern horror!
    I hope you enjoy the show!
    Books Covered: 
    Algernon Blackwood stories:
    The Wendigo (1910)
    The Touch of Pan (1907)
    The Glamour of the Snow (1912)
    The Transfer (1912)
    The Valley of the Beasts (1921)
    Ancient Sorceries (1906)
    The Man Whom the Trees Loved (1912)
    The Pikestaffe Case (1924)
    The Occupant in the Room (1917)
    Sand (1912)
    The Willows (1907)
    Biography:
    Starlight man: The extraordinary life of Algernon Blackwood by Michael Ashley (2001)
    Books by other Authors:
    Shadowland -Peter Straub (1980)
    Ghost Story -Peter Straub (1979)
    Kwaidan (film) (1965)
    Burnt Offerings -Robert Marasco (1973)
    Christine -Stephen King (1983)

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

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Scott is an excellent guest. He is a huge fan what he does which is horror. He is like metaphorically a kleptomaniac when it comes to the genre and how it works. The approach to the medium is very unique and overall provides a good time discussing horror. 5 out 5 for a guest and even as a host. I will recommend him to horror, book fans, and a host with a good story.

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.

crazystarwarsfanboy ,

5 stars

Great podcast

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