Staring Into The Abyss podcast is a round-table discussion of all things horror. Join hosts and authors Richard Gerlach, Matt Brandenburg, and Villimey Mist as they discuss a horror story of the week, along with the latest releases in horror films, television, games, and literature every Thursday.
We Can Never Leave This Place
Hello dear hearts! The Abyss gang travels to an apartment building during the apocalypse to discover Eric LaRocca's We Can Never Leave This Place. First, they take a gander at Mad God, Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe, The Black Phone, Charles Band's Confessions of a Puppetmaster, and The Phlebotomist by Chris Panatier. Now get on in here and enjoy!
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Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology
Hey yo, welcome! The Abyss crew explores the fantastic Diet Riot: A Fatterpunk Anthology with its editors Sonora Taylor and Nico Bell. Before digging through their favorite stories they discuss Letters From Hades by Jeffery Thomas, Manborg novelization from Bret Nelson, A Quiet Place 2, The Bubble, Moonfall, Sayaka Murata's Earthlings, Barry, and Cullen Bunn's Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now get on it!
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The Clown Hunt
Clowns! Come out and pla-eee! This week the Abyss gang joins a group of clown hunters in Judith Sonnet's The Clown Hunt. Before they go on a murder party they take some time to discuss Danger Slater's Puppet Skin and He Digs a Hole, The Nightmare Factory graphic novel by Thomas Ligotti, Hunter x Hunter, Vinland Saga, Gambling Apocalypse: Kaiji, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, and Netflix's First Kill. Now get your cheese grater and get out there!
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To Be Devoured (redux)
Howdy folks! The Abyss gang decided they needed another visit to Dr. Fawning's office, so they took a trip back to the woods and the farm with Sarah Tantlinger's To Be Devoured. Before that they discussed The Boys, Stranger Things, Sonora Taylor's Little Paranoias, Matt Cardin's What the Daemon Said: Essays on Horror Fiction, Film, and Philosophy, Dread Nation by Justina Ireland, and L. Marie Wood's Telecommuting. Now go catch some moths and enjoy!
The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories
Welcome to the island of escapism! In this week's episode the Abyss gang travels to The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories by Gene Wolfe. Before their trip they take a look at Men, debrief Stokercon 2022, get Lovesickness with Junji Ito, explore Love, Death & Robots, and check out Elfquest.
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Excelsior!! The Abyss gang gets all Marvelous this week as they explore the Spector aslyum and discuss Disney+'s Moon Knight. Before talking Mooncopters they take a look at The Sadness, David Peak's The World Below, Spiderman No Way Home, Netflix's Circle and The Pentaverate, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Kathy Koja's Bad Brains, and Ronald Malfi's Come With Me. Enjoy True Belivers!
A scary good time!
Just finished the first episode! Like having a drink with friends and talking about the coolest things you love. Movies, tv, Shudder, short stories and books, filled with spot-on critiques & laughs. Thanks to Scott, Mike, and Matt for the fun! Can’t wait for more!