100 episodes

Staring Into The Abyss podcast is a roundtable discussion of all things horror. Join hosts and authors Richard Gerlach, Matt Brandenburg, Michael Patrick Hicks, 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.

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Staring Into The Abyss podcast is a roundtable discussion of all things horror. Join hosts and authors Richard Gerlach, Matt Brandenburg, Michael Patrick Hicks, 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.

    The Nest

    The Nest

    The big 1-0-0 for the Abyss! Celebrate 100 episodes with the crew as they dig deep into the archive to cover for the second time Gregory A. Douglas' The Nest. Get ready for some cockroach goodness as they discuss this Paperback from Hell. Plus they talk about Peacemaker, literary journal The Deadlands, Netflix series Stay Close, and Sloth by Joanne Askew. (Recorded Jan. 16, 2022)
     

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Best of 2021

    The Best of 2021

    The Abyss returns for 2022! Join us for our first new episode of the year as we talk about Dexter: New Blood, Eric Raglin's ANTIFA SPLATTERPUNK anthology, and the latest volume of Vasterian. 
    Then, we take a look back at our favorite books and films of 2021, including Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley, Zack Snyder's Justice League and The Suicide Squad, Psycho Goreman, The Last House on Needless Street, Razorblade Tears, The Book of Accidents, and Stephen Mack Jones' August Snow series.
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    • 1 hr 41 min
    The Wicked Rex of the West

    The Wicked Rex of the West

    Author and YouTube personality Edward Lorn (writing as Ward Nerdlo) joins us in the Abyss alongside his The Wicked Rex of the West co-author, Daron Kappauff, for our last episode of 2021! In this spoiler-free episode, we discuss their approach to co-writing Wicked Rex, their future collaborations (as well as Lorn/Nerdlo's work with author T.C. Parker and their recently released Maiden), sensitivity readers, and Ernest Cline. Plus, we take a quick look at Amazon's Wheel of Time adaptation and the return of Tiger King. (Recorded Nov. 21, 2021)
    Follow Staring Into The Abyss on Twitter: @intostaring
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    Subscribe to Edward Lorn's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/edwardlorn
    Follow Daron Kappauff on Twitter: @daronk77

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam

    Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam

    This week in the Abyss, we're talking about the Dash Cam movie confusion, The Bad Book anthology edited by John F.D. Taff, Almost Ruth by Tyler Jones, more thoughts on Catriona Ward's The Last House on Needless Street and Marvel's Shang-Chi, and Sisters of Manchester by Selene Kapsaski and Jeff O'Brien.
    Then, all hell breaks loose as we discuss Damascus Mincemeyer's historical horror story, "Ad Majorem Satanae Gloriam," from his collection, Where the Last Light Dies. (Recorded Nov. 14, 2021)
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Velocity

    Velocity

    Author and Nictitating Books publisher Sean M. Thompson joins us in the Abyss to discuss fast food, tie-in fiction, Twitter tagging etiquette, and Kathe Koja's short story, "Velocity," from her collection, Velocities.
    We also talk about the animated dark fantasy film The Spine of Night, Bryan Asman's Man, F--- This House, B.R. Yeager's Negative Space, and Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff. (Recorded Nov. 6, 2021)
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    Follow Sean M. Thompson on Twitter: @SpookySeanT

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Havoc

    Havoc

    Author Mike Thorn returns to the Abyss for a wide-ranging discussion about depression, the perils of social media, and "Havoc," the opening story from his latest collection, Peel Back and See. 
    Before we sink into Mike's story, we talk a bit about Netflix's Squid Game, parenting tips, online petitions to alter art, Alastair Reynolds, Dune (2021), final thoughts on Hunter Shea's Faithless, You Season 3, Hostel, and more! (Recorded Oct. 24, 2021)
    Follow Staring Into The Abyss on Twitter: @intostaring

    • 1 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 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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