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Staring Into The Abyss podcast is a roundtable discussion of all things horror. Join hosts Richard Gerlach, Matt Brandenburg, and author Michael Patrick Hicks as they discuss a horror story of the week, along with the latest releases in horror films, television, games, and literature every Thursday.

Staring Into the Abyss: A Podcast Richard Gerlach

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Staring Into The Abyss podcast is a roundtable discussion of all things horror. Join hosts Richard Gerlach, Matt Brandenburg, and author Michael Patrick Hicks as they discuss a horror story of the week, along with the latest releases in horror films, television, games, and literature every Thursday.

    The Communion of Saints

    The Communion of Saints

    Author Patrick Barb joins us to discuss John Langan's story, "The Communion of Saints," from the recently released collection, Children of the Fang and Other Genealogies. 

    Our Week in Horror segments includes discussions of Gina Ranalli's All Men Are Trash, One Tough Bastard by Adam Howe, Brian Asman's Jailbroke, and the finale of Disney+ Marvel Studios series, WandaVision. (Recorded March 7, 2021)

    Follow Staring Into The Abyss on Twitter: @intostaring 

    Follow Patrick Barb on Twiter: @pbarb

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Negative Space

    Negative Space

    This week, we're talking about depression, drug abuse, suicide, and poo sticks as we take a deep dive into our Story of the Week with B.R. Yeager's cosmic horror novel, Negative Space! First, though, we explore our Week in Horror with the Shudder premiere of The Dark and the Wicked, Alex White's Alien: Into Charybdis, Pimp My Airship by Maurice Broaddus, Shūzō Oshimi's manga series Blood on the Tracks, and the penultimate episode of WandaVision. (Recorded Feb. 28, 2021)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Through The Woods

    Through The Woods

    Comic book writer John Lees (Sink, Mountainhead, Hotell) joins us in the Abyss to discuss Emily Carroll's graphic novel of short stories, Through the Woods.
    Our Week in Horror round-up includes reviews of Stephen King's Later, A24's latest horror flim, Saint Maud, Llamagedon, The Stand remake, Naoki Urasawa's manga series, Pluto, and episode seven of WandaVision! (Recorded Feb. 21, 2021)
    Follow Staring Into The Abyss on Twitter: @intostaring 
    Follow John Lees on Twitter: @johnlees927
    John Lees's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/johnlees

    • 1 hr 23 min
    The Night Sun

    The Night Sun

    This week, we chat about the horror film Fingers, Cassandra Khaw's forthcoming release, Nothing But Blackened Teeth, Marvel's WandaVision, Cynthia Pelayo's Children of Chicago, and find out what Matt blames The Ghost Writers Podcast for. Then, it's on to our spoiler-filled discussion of the week as we explore Zin E. Rocklyn's Tor.com Original story, The Night Sun! (Recorded Feb. 14, 2021) | Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Killer Flies

    Killer Flies

    This week, we're talking about Bloody Hell, Gwendolyn Kiste's Boneset & Feathers, the indie RPG video game Oromi, and John Carpenter's latest album, Lost Themes III. Then, we travel to Santa Fe to investigate a case of Killer Flies for our in-depth, spoiler-filled discussion of Mark Kendall's 1983 horror novel, recently reissued by Encyclopocalypse Publications! (Recorded Feb. 7, 2021) | Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Bungalow House

    The Bungalow House

    Hunky boys Richard Gerlach and Matt Brandenburg discuss the recently released horror flick, PG: Psycho Goreman, while Michael Patrick Hicks reviews Rio Youers's crime caper novel, Lola on Fire. Then, they step out of the Abyss to venture into Thomas Ligotti's vermin-ridden "The Bungalow House" for this week's spoiler-filled chat and the possible inspirations and influences Ligotti's dark horrors have had on... Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse? (Recorded Jan. 31, 2021) | Music: https://www.purple-plane.com

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Patrick R McDonough ,

Informative

I always learn a lot of really neat things from this show. The chemistry between the hosts are funny and entertaining as well!

Clopann ,

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!

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