A Stephen King Podcast For Stephen King Obsessives
62: Needful Things with Mallory O'Meara
Warning: this episode goes off the rails right up front and never recovers. Wampler is blitzed on gas station champagne, Mallory reveals Chutt Buggins's Needful Thing and Vespe brings up a personal pet peeve that sends all three down a wormhole that can only end in one place: pictures of Robin Williams' hairy feet. And, yeah, we do talk about King's book and the 1993 movie a little, too.
61: Wizard and Glass with Scott Ian
Topics covered in this episode: Metal's relationship to horror and specifically Stephen King, what it was like to trash Al Bundy's house, the romance at the heart of Wizard and Glass, more details on Glen Mazzara's unaired Amazon Dark Tower pilot, a verdict on the very end of the whole series and when to start sharing your love of King with your kids. Plus, Scott Ian shares an email exchange he once had with King specifically about Wizard and Glass.
60: Bonus: Dollar Babies and The Stephen King Rules Film Festival
The folks behind the Stephen King Rules Festival join Vespe and Wampler to talk about the history of King's Dollar Baby program, what the line up for their totally free festival is and how everyone can watch along. Guests include James Douglas, Norm Coyne and Leah Coghlan.
59: Creepshow with Matt Braunger
Braunger and your intrepid Kingcast hosts cover such interesting topics as a disco dancing Ed Harris, prestige horror versus schlocky horror, why spiders are way scarier than cockroaches and, regrettably, Hal Holbrook's Lovecraftian dong. Buckle up, buttercups. This one gets silly.
58: 'Salem's Lot with Barbara Crampton
Barbara Crampton, star of Re-Animator, From Beyond, You're Next, We Are Still Here and the upcoming vampire flick Jakob's Wife join the boys to talk about sexy vampires vs monstrous vampires, which is the more interesting lead (Ben Mears or Mark Petrie) and how the book and Tobe Hooper's adaptation deal with faith, the most powerful weapon against this particular monster. Plus, Barbara talks a bit about how she and her Re-Animator director Stuart Gordon almost made Gerald's Game. This is a fun one, y'all.
57: Cujo with Mark Z. Danielewski
The House of Leaves author makes a rare appearance to dive into some pretty thoughtful reads on one of King's most famous, yet somehow still underappreciated, novels.
Just a fun podcast for any fan of King's work
I'm still catching up on episodes, but this is a super fun podcast with great hosts and excellent guests. You never know what you're gonna get with any particular episode. Whether it's a deep dive into a particular book's depths or if it's going to be an episode full of raunchy humor, it's always a blast and entertaining. The Dark Tower episodes are particular favorites as I'm a big Tower Junkie. Thanks for such a great show, Scott and Eric!
A must for any King fan! These hosts treat the films and books with equal respect. Guests are phenomenal and at times hilarious.
Got me back into reading
Love the format. Wampler and Vespe know their King. Love how the guest gets to choose the adaptation and how the same King property can be dissected different ways. I used to be a "Constant Reader" but had fallen off, after listening to a few episodes I found myself drawn back in the the King universe and have since gotten me back into reading.