Kris Straub (Candle Cove, Local 58, Broodhollow) and Abby Howard (The Last Halloween) discuss horror in its various incarnations, where it works best, and when it doesn't.
Episode 06 – Horror, Depression, Reentry
Kris and Abby return to talk about what happens when the world contains enough horror that it’s difficult to have fun with horror.
Episode 05 – Jump, Gore, Psych
Abby and Kris discuss what a story needs to be properly termed “horror,” and where horror exists in many settings, including race, gender, and unquestioned social systems. Your homework! Watch the trailer for Jordan Peele’s Get Out and consider where horror, comedy, and criticism of … Continue reading →
Episode 04 – Creature, Limb, Tentacle
Abby and Kris talk about creature design, and creating iconic antagonists. Referenced in this episode: The Episode of Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” That Never Aired in the United States by iia The Wyoming Incident
Episode 03 – PAX West 2016
From PAX West, Kris hosts the Scared Yet panel with three guests: Paul Verhoeven, Alanah Pearce and Anna Megill.
Episode 02 – Gore, Restraint, Quanta
Hello. Abby and Kris discuss restraint and subtlety in good horror movies and stories, the effectiveness of blood and gore, and the calculus of nightmares. Stories mentioned: “Dead Milk” by Elias_Witherow. /r/nosleep. “The Grinding” by Alex Beyman. Inkitt.com. “The Whistler.” Narrated … Continue reading →
Episode 1 – Influences, Holders, Faces
Hello. Abby and Kris talk about the origins of their interests in horror, common pitfalls in online horror fiction, and craft the next creepypasta cult classic: the Face Man. Stories mentioned: “Midnight Game.” Creepypasta Wiki. “The Whistlers” by Amity Argot. The … Continue reading →
Customer ReviewsSee All
Love the discussions!
Wish it was still being updated, but the episodes that are available hold high-quality discussions about a genre that can profoundly affect (and reflect) humanity and how we see ourselves. Please talk more about this!!
It's pretty good.
Really interesting and fun
Both Kris and Abby have really interesting thoughts on horror, and they're really fun to listen to. Lots of good horror recommendations in here as well. Hopefully they get together and make some more episodes soon!!!