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Have you ever wondered what the first occult detective story was? Or how about the first story about an invisible monster? Or killer clown? Well you’re in the right place because in this podcast we will explore the firsts in horror literature. In each episode we’ll take a look at the authors that first dreamed up the concept, the context of the world that the idea was born into, as well as the stories and legacy those ideas have spurred since their inception.

Horrorigins Matthew Tansek

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Have you ever wondered what the first occult detective story was? Or how about the first story about an invisible monster? Or killer clown? Well you’re in the right place because in this podcast we will explore the firsts in horror literature. In each episode we’ll take a look at the authors that first dreamed up the concept, the context of the world that the idea was born into, as well as the stories and legacy those ideas have spurred since their inception.

    14 – The Killer Ape

    14 – The Killer Ape

    Are you really insisting on bringing that bushel of bananas with you, even though you know we are going to be exploring the origins of the killer ape?  It just seems like a bad idea, that’s all.  This time it’s Edgar Allan Poe’s tale The Murders in the Rue Morgue.   A full episode list […]

    • 31 min
    13 – The Zombie

    13 – The Zombie

    Aim for the head, aim for the head!  Henry S. Whitehead’s tale Jumbee is the focus of this month’s episode as we explore the origins of the zombie.   A full episode list and other creative works by me: http://www.matthewtansek.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tanz444 Sound effects in this episode by Erokia, and used under the Attribution 3.0 Unported CC […]

    • 28 min
    12 – Science vs The Occult

    12 – Science vs The Occult

    Better grab your unlicensed particle accelerator because we’re about to go ghost busting with William Hodgeson’s Gateway of the Monster.   A full episode list and other creative works by me: http://www.matthewtansek.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tanz444 Sound effects in this episode by Erokia, and used under the Attribution 3.0 Unported CC license. Links referred to in this episode: Read […]

    • 35 min
    A Message to the Listeners

    A Message to the Listeners

    A brief message concerning the future of the show.

    • 1 min
    11 – The Cthulhu Mythos

    11 – The Cthulhu Mythos

    Take cover from the nightly sandstorm as we take a look at H.P. Lovecraft’s The Nameless City, and the origins of the Cthulhu mythos.   A full episode list and other creative works by me: http://www.matthewtansek.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tanz444 Sound effects in this episode by Erokia, and used under the Attribution 3.0 Unported CC license. Links referred to […]

    • 32 min
    10 – Killer Robots

    10 – Killer Robots

    Boot up that positron brain and juice up your servos because in this episode of Horrorigins we are going to be taking a look at Rossum’s Universal Robots and the origin of the killer robot.   A full episode list and other creative works by me: http://www.matthewtansek.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tanz444 Sound effects in this episode by Erokia, […]

    • 21 min

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