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LOD is a podcast all about HORROR in fiction, comic book, and film. From EC Comics to Saga of the Swamp Thing, from Hammer Horror movies to Giallo Slashers, nothing is too obscure, too overrated, or too terrifying for us to cover. Join us as we take a look at what lurks in the shadowy corners of the Longbox of Darkness.

The Longbox of Darkness - A Horror In Pop Culture Podcast Herman Louw

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    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

LOD is a podcast all about HORROR in fiction, comic book, and film. From EC Comics to Saga of the Swamp Thing, from Hammer Horror movies to Giallo Slashers, nothing is too obscure, too overrated, or too terrifying for us to cover. Join us as we take a look at what lurks in the shadowy corners of the Longbox of Darkness.

    S2 Bonus Episode: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    S2 Bonus Episode: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Welcome to Into The Weird and the Longbox of Darkness' review of the latest MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Your hoary host Herman breaks down the brilliance and the missteps of this ultimately enjoyable but slightly flawed film. Give it a listen, we dare ya.

    This episode is filled with SPOILERS, so tread carefully, weird listeners.

    Into the Weird and The Longbox of Darkness would love to hear what YOU thought about the movie. Send comments to sinkintotheweird@gmail.com or DM us on Twitter @IntoWeird or @darklongbox, and we'll discuss your thoughts on the next show.


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    • 1 hr 49 min
    S2 Episode 2: PLOP!

    S2 Episode 2: PLOP!

    Hey there, darklings. LOD is back with a new episode dedicated to one of the quirkiest comic series of them all - DC Comics' PLOP! 

    Fusing horror and humor, PLOP! managed to entertain readers for 24 issues from 1973-1976, and featured the art of legends such as Bernie Wrightson, Alfredo Alcala, Ramona Fradon, Lee Marrs, George Evans, and of course the great Sergio Aragones, with genuinely funny tales by writer Steve Skeates. This week horror host Herm welcomes back fellow fear fan Mark Cain from The United Nations of Horror to discuss this seminal series of guffaws and gore. Join us, IF you dare...



    Feedback can be sent to darklongbox@gmail.com, or by DMing the show on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog www.darklongbox.com for additional images and material. 



    Thanks again to Mark for joining this episode. You can find his podcasts on iTunes at 'The Good The Bad And The Odd', 'The United Nations of Horror', and at his Stephen King show Kingology.



    Pleasant screams, dark ones.


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    S2 Episode 1: Swamp Muckery

    S2 Episode 1: Swamp Muckery

    It's Swamp Monster Madness as The Longbox of Darkness returns to ring in Shocktober 2021 with an episode filled with your favorite muck-encrusted monstrosities. Part 1 of the show features a prelude to our main segment as Horror Host Herman talks his love for Theodore Sturgeon's IT! from Marvel's Supernatural Thrillers #1 and Basil Wolverton's SWAMP MONSTER from Weird Mysteries #5. Then special guest and horror comic fanatic GARY ARKELL joins the Longbox to talk SWAMP THING Vol.1 #9 & 10 - two true classics! All this, and more, on The Longbox of Darkness Season 2.



    Reach out to LOD by emailing us at darklongbox@gmail.com, or by following us on Twitter@darklongbox. And please check out the blog over at www.darklongbox.com. Thanks for listening!


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    • 1 hr 37 min
    Christmas Special 2020 - Jingle Hell with Steve Urena

    Christmas Special 2020 - Jingle Hell with Steve Urena

    Herman and Misty are joined by horror comic scribe Mr. Steve Urena. We discuss seminal Xmas horror stories and talk about Steve's recently published SLOW POKES comic, a book that answers the age old question: what if Sloths were fast? Join us for some bloody animal horror and holiday fun!

    Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.


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    • 2 hr 39 min
    Halloween Special 2020 - EC is for Everyone

    Halloween Special 2020 - EC is for Everyone

    Retro Episode! Herman and Misty are joined by Billy D_licious from Into The Weird and the Magazines and Monsters Podcast to talk EC Comics. Tales From The Crypt, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror - it's all here!

    Feedback is always welcome. Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.


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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 21: Weird War Femme Fatales Part 2

    Episode 21: Weird War Femme Fatales Part 2

    We're back with YET ANOTHER episode chronicling one of the greatest horror anthology comics of 'em all - WEIRD WAR TALES. Each of us chose a favorite issue from the title, and Misty's number is up. Join us for a discussion of WWT #82. Nazis get turned into melting candles. Fun times!

    Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com, or on Twitter @darklongbox. Check out the blog at www.darklongbox.com, and support us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/longboxofdarkness for additional bonus episodes.


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    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Professor Frenzy ,

Love the Content, Love the Team

Longbox of Darkness is a wonderful podcast that covers one of my favorite topics: horror comics. Misty and Herman have a wonderful and supportive camaraderie that makes this podcast a pleasure to listen to. The two have different viewpoints on the stories they cover but are always open to the other’s opinions and this results in a very illuminating discussion. So just sit back and relax while they take you through some gruesome classic horror comics

MouthDork ,

Warm, thoughtful chatter.

Really appreciate the point of view of this podcast. Celebratory, passionate, informative. Absolutely warm and inviting conversation. Click that subscribe button.

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.