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.
Cold, Black & Infinite with Todd Keisling
What's up people of earth?! Part of the Abyss gang is joined by Todd Keisling to stare and chatter about Keisling's Cold, Black & Infinite: Stories of the Horrific & Strange. Before digging into the collection they discuss Five Nights at Freddy's, Barbie, Alan Wake 2, Brainwyrms by Alison Rumfitt, Manly Wade Wellman's John the Balladeer, Appendage, The Dark & The Wicked, and Fright Night. Now take a step into the unknown!
Spooky stories with Matt Wildasin
It's almost time children, do you have your masks ready? This week the Abyss gang sits down by the fireside to chat local spooky legends with Matt Wildasin. Before they freak themselves out they discuss The Crow, The Fall of the House of Usher, Frost Bite by Angela Sylvaine, Jordan Peele's Out There Screaming, The Vile Thing We Created by Robert P. Ottone, and Red Lagoe's Impulses of a Necrotic Heart: and Other Afflictions. Now, check that those marshmellows don't burn and enjoy!
The Library Policeman by Stephen King
Aww snap, it's happening again! This week the Abyss gang ventures into your local library with special guest Rami Ungar to discuss Stephen King's The Library Policeman. As they attempt to check out how to get rich books they chat about When Darkness Lurks, The Fall of the House of Usher, Chet Williamson's The Crow: Clash by Night, House of Rejects by Dustin McNeill, Brian Evenson's Fugue State, Land of the Dead, Christopher Golden's All Hallows, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Robert P. Ottone's The Vile Thing We Create. Now watch out for that librarian!
Buy HANNAH and Other Stories
The Abyss Wants Them Back!
Some things can't be killed. After a temporary break to reclaim their sanity, the Abyss gang trudges back to the depths to discuss what has been consuming them for the last couple of weeks. Find out about A Black and Endless Sky by Matthew Lyons, Maggots Screaming! by Max Booth III, Bauldur's Gate III, Susan Hill's The Man in the Picture, Ben Arzate's Music is Over!; or The Facts Concerning the Disappearance of Juntaro Yamanouchi, No One Will Save You, and Castlevania: Nocturne. Now discover how the Abyss is endless!
Ringing the Changes by Robert Aickman
The bells are ringing! This week the Abyss gang is joined by Daniel Braum to talk about those damn bells in Robert Aickman's Ringing the Changes. Before dancing the night away they chat up Braum's The Serpent's Shadow, God is a Bullet, Kiersten White's Hide, The Changeling, and White Cat, Black Dog: Stories by Kelly Link. Now if only those bells would shut up so you could listen!
Buy The Serpent's Shadow
Gore by Matt Wildasin
Doom comes to Abyss town!!! This week the Abyss crew gets jacked up to chat Matt Wildasin's Gore. Before punching a demon in the throat they talk One Piece, Don Winslow's Savages, The Secret of Ventriloquism by Jon Padgett, Keirsten White's Hide, Invasion, and How to be a Cult Leader. Now punch in the cheat code and get some!
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!