24 episodes

Ayeeee! It's The Longbox of Darkness! A weekly show discussing horror comics, films, and other related media. Every fortnight horror hosts Herman and Misty rifle through their comic collections to bring you the most terrifying tales ever to see print.

The Longbox of Darkness: A Horror Comics Podcast Herman Louw/Misty Graves

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    • 4.8, 10 Ratings

Ayeeee! It's The Longbox of Darkness! A weekly show discussing horror comics, films, and other related media. Every fortnight horror hosts Herman and Misty rifle through their comic collections to bring you the most terrifying tales ever to see print.

    Episode 18 - Nightmare Plagues Pt.1: The Masque Of The Red Death

    Episode 18 - Nightmare Plagues Pt.1: The Masque Of The Red Death

    Misty Graves and Herman are back with a brand new fear-filled fright fest of terror for your listening pleasure, horrorlings. This time around we discuss Richard Corben's adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Masque Of The Red Death from Dark Horse Comics' Spirits of the Dead collection. 
    This is only PART I of our Nightmare Plagues presentation. Part II will be available next week. So in the words of Prince Prospero as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Stick Around," and join us for our Apocalyptic Plagues wrap-up next week.
    Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com. Also, feel free to check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com, where select images from the comic will be posted.
    Follow us on Twitter! Misty is @MistyGComics and Herman @darklongbox
    Keep it creepy!
     

    • 2 hr 26 min
    Episode 17: Elvira's House Of Mystery

    Episode 17: Elvira's House Of Mystery

    The Longbox Of Darkness is back! Join Herman on this momentous occasion as he welcomes a brand new co-host to the show. That's right folks, the age of MISTY GRAVES is upon us!
    In this episode Misty and Herm discuss one of the greatest horror hosts of all time, the Mistress Of The Dark herself, ELVIRA. And as an added bonus, we throw some comics into the mix, specifically ELVIRA'S House Of Mystery #3 and #10, published by DC Comics in 1986. A ghoulishly good time is had by all!
    We also debut a new Funny Bone segment, courtesy of Misty's horror-laden sense of humor. So strap yourselves in, folks, and prepare for a nightmarishly fun ride down the darkest corridors of fear.
    Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, and images from the comics under discussion can be viewed at www.longboxofdarkness.com. Follow the creators on twitter - Misty is at @MistyGComics, and Herman @darklongbox. 
    Keep it Creepy! 

    • 3 hr 4 min
    Halloween Special 2019: Vampires Galore!

    Halloween Special 2019: Vampires Galore!

    Happy Halloween, fearful ones!
    For our Halloween Special this year the ghouls at the Longbox of Darkness and Into The Weird have deigned to blister your eardrums with a gargantuan 4 hour marathon of horror comics. Because of the sheer length of this endeavor, we've had to separate the episode into two chapters. They are as follows:
    CHAPTER 1: ToD meets LoD - Ryan Daly from 'Midnight... The Podcasting Hour' and the Fire & Water Network of Podcasts joins Herman for a discussion of Marvel's TOMB OF DRACULA #12-14. 
    CHAPTER 2: Billy and Herman get blood-drunk as they talk Vampire Tales #4, featuring Morbius the Living Vampire and Billy's absolute favorite horror story of all time, August Derleth's "The Drifting Snow."
    Hope you enjoy it, Constant Listeners.
    Again, Happy Halloween from Into The Weird and The Longbox of Darkness
    Feedback can be sent to sinkintotheweird@gmail.com, darklongbox@gmail.com, and you can follow us on twitter @IntoWeird, @darklongbox, or @Billy_dlicious
    Also look for the podcast addendum post on www.sinkintotheweird.com
    Thanks, as always to the great band SEVEN KINGDOMS for the use of their excellent song In The Walls. Outro Song "Evil Woman" by ELO.
     

    • 4 hr 9 min
    Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger No. 14

    Episode 16: The Phantom Stranger No. 14

    The Longbox of Darkness returns just in time for Shocktober and an early Halloween. This time around Herman discusses The Phantom Stranger #14 from August 1971 with none other than Mr. Billy D from the blog and podcast Magazines & Monsters. A good time is had by all!
    In addition to this, look forward to our Eerie Erin segment, as well as a promo by the great TOMB OF IDEAS podcast. Also look for the Podcast Addendum post at longboxofdarkness.com
    Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or via the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com
    Thanks for tuning in, Constant Listeners. Pleasant screams, and a Happy Halloween to y'all.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Prelude To Episode 16: "By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon."

    Prelude To Episode 16: "By The Fright Of The Silvery Moon."

    The Longbox of Darkness is back! In a special prelude episode horror obsessive Herman discusses one of his favorite Werewolf Stories from EC's TALES FROM THE CRYPT #35. So batten the windows, melt down your silverware, cast those silver bullets, and get ready for a bloody ride engineered by the depraved but brilliant minds of Al Feldstein, Bill Gaines, and Jack Davis.
    Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com
    or check out the blog at www.longboxofdarkness.com. 
    Podcast addendum can be found at the following link: www.longboxofdarkness.com/2019/04/03/podcast-addendum-prelude-to-episode-16/
     
     
     

    • 35 min
    Episode 15 - Creepy Presents DITKO

    Episode 15 - Creepy Presents DITKO

    Join Herman as he delves into a Dark Horse Celebration of the horror stories and art of the legendary Steve Ditko (1929-2018), whom we sadly lost this year. Added to that, Horror Intern ERIN LIN makes a return to the show, we have a horror profiles segment (again spotlighting DITKO), and recommendations. Give it a listen, IF you dare. Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, follow the podcast on twitter @darklongbox, and check out the blog www.longboxofdarkness.com. 

    • 1 hr 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Paul Matthew Carr ,

Simply a great show.

There are three things I like quite a bit: comics, horror, and podcasts. So imagine my surprise and delight when I discovered someone combined all three!

The Longbox of Darkness is a podcast covering horror comics hosted by Herman L. Every episode does a deep dive into a particular horror comic or collection of comics describing the story, the art, and the time the comic was published. The topics include classics from the Golden and Silver Ages, as well as the 70s resurgence in horror comics (where let’s face it things got weird), all the way up to the modern horror being published today. All of it told with wonderful enthusiasm by the host.

And it’s that last bit that really makes the show shine for me. As far as the topic is concerned I’m onboard. I’m a sucker for comics in general and horror comics in particular so the fact that I would listen to the first few episodes was a given. But the real question was: is the show compelling enough to come back again and again? The answer is a resounding yes. And that comes down to the host.

Herman’s easy, laid back delivery and obvious love of the genre makes the show compelling and endlessly entertaining. Anyone can do a show on a particular topic, but to make that topic come alive and infuse it with the same love you have for that topic is not an easy task. Herman does that with aplomb and you get a real sense of the excitement and joy these macabre tales bring him. And it makes it really fun to listen to.

Add to the fact that the topics are well researched, described perfectly, and given spot-on commentary along with a smattering of personal anecdotes to spice things up makes The Longbox of Darkness not only well worth your time but an essential podcast to add to your subscriptions.

J3KC ,

Horrifically Awesome!!

Just listened to my first episode of this podcast and really enjoyed it. The host presents a comic of the horror genre and gives a nice review and synopsis. Then we get a wonderful segment of feedback read by intern Erin (she needs a spin-off! She's great!) The history of horror in comics is covered and finally recommendations. Great show!!

Billy Dunleavy ,

The Longbox of awesome

Herman does a great job spotlighting horror comics from all different publishers. I especially enjoyed his episodes about Marvel comics and also Creepshow!

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