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The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

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    • 4.9, 119 Ratings

The This Is Horror Podcast is a weekly show for readers, writers, and creators hosted by Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. We interview writers, artists, publishers, editors, and creatives every week. We have interviewed over 100 creatives including Joe Hill, Joe Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

    TIH 352: Lawrence Block on Dead Girl Blues, Film Adaptations, and Matthew Scudder

    TIH 352: Lawrence Block on Dead Girl Blues, Film Adaptations, and Matthew Scudder

    In this podcast Lawrence Block talks about his latest novel Dead Girl Blues, film adaptations, Matthew Scudder, and much more.



    [8:04] The moment Larry decided to become a writer

    [9:02] Books Larry read growing up

    [10:52] Soft porn paperbacks

    [17:34] Taiwan deal

    [18:50] Dead Girl Blues

    [26:18] Giving yourself permission to write badly

    [30:17] David Busboom, via Patreon, asks about Grifters Game

    [38:13] Robert Silverberg and Donald E. Westlake apprenticeship

    [41:18] The importance of reading submission slush

    [42:27] Editing and compiling anthologies and The Darkling Halls of Ivy

    [53:10] David Irons, via Patreon, asks about the movie adaptation of Eight Million Ways To Die

    [56:20] A Walk Among The Tombstones

    [1:01:40] Film and TV adaptations

    [1:05:26] Matthew Scudder

    [1:07:52] Writing routine and memoir

    [1:16:00] Writers Lawrence enjoys

    [1:19:53] Writing advice

    [1:21:20] Connect with Lawrence Block

    [1:24:27] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-352-lawrence-block-on-dead-girl-blues-film-adaptations-and-matthew-scudder



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    • 1 hr 29 min
    TIH 351: Eric J. Guignard on Dark Moon Books, Reading Slush, and Growing as a Writer

    TIH 351: Eric J. Guignard on Dark Moon Books, Reading Slush, and Growing as a Writer

    In this podcast Eric J. Guignard talks about Dark Moon Books, reading slush, growing as a writer, and much more.



    [2:39] First Writers Contest ‘Solicitors Will Be Deleted’

    [24:49] The value of reading slush and Eric’s editing journey

    [48:12] Acquiring Dark Moon Books

    [1:03:03] Roger Venable, via Patreon, asks about Eric’s progression as a writer and important steps in growth

    [1:10:59] Two books to pick up by Eric

    [1:18:33] Connect with Eric

    [1:19:36] Final thoughts



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-351-eric-j-guignard-on-dark-moon-books-reading-slush-and-growing-as-a-writer



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 24 min
    TIH 350: Eric J. Guignard on Early Creations, Life After Life, and Lifetime Goals

    TIH 350: Eric J. Guignard on Early Creations, Life After Life, and Lifetime Goals

    In this podcast Eric J. Guignard talks about his early creations and stories, life after life, lifetime goals, and much more.



    [4:10] Interview start

    [6:08] Early life lessons growing up in Southern California

    [17:05] Childhood interest in creative writing and first exposure to horror

    [21:21] Borderlands anthologies

    [41:02] Early creations as a kid

    [42:57] Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

    [51:55] Life After Life by Raymond Moody

    [1:04:35] Parenthood, not being afraid to change your mind, and how we can least mess up our kids

    [1:12:34] Writing with the goal of publication in February 2011

    [1:15:00] Current lifetime goals



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-350-eric-j-guignard-on-early-creations-life-after-life-and-lifetime-goals



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 26 min
    TIH 349: Lisa Quigley on Hell’s Bells, Ladies of the Fright, and Guilty Pleasures

    TIH 349: Lisa Quigley on Hell’s Bells, Ladies of the Fright, and Guilty Pleasures

    In this podcast Lisa Quigley talks about Hell’s Bells, Ladies of the Fright, guilty pleasures, and much more.



    [4:40] Initial interest in writing

    [13:40] David Irons, via Patreon, media that springs to mind when thinking about horror

    [19:17] Lucas Milliron, via Patreon, asks about guilty pleasures outside of horror

    [35:48] Identity, being half of Ladies of the Fright, and connection to and with Mackenzie Kiera

    [1:00:17] Advice to eighteen-year-old self

    [1:01:22] Connect with Lisa



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-349-lisa-quigley-on-hells-bells-ladies-of-the-fright-and-guilty-pleasures



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 10 min
    TIH 348: Lisa Quigley on Being A Witch, Spiritual Beliefs, and Rituals

    TIH 348: Lisa Quigley on Being A Witch, Spiritual Beliefs, and Rituals

    In this podcast Lisa Quigley talks about being a witch, spiritual beliefs, rituals, and much more.



    [2:38] Current spiritual beliefs

    [15:11] Being an irreverent witch

    [17:26] What is and isn't a witch and popular misconceptions

    [54:27] First experiences with story



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-348-lisa-quigley-on-being-a-witch-spiritual-beliefs-and-rituals



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TIH 347: Lisa Quigley on Early Life Lessons, Escaping a Cult, and Travelling Christian Bands

    TIH 347: Lisa Quigley on Early Life Lessons, Escaping a Cult, and Travelling Christian Bands

    In this podcast Lisa Quigley talks about early life lessons, escaping a cult, performing in a travelling Christian band, and much more.



    [5:14] Conversation start

    [6:42] Early life lessons

    [13:05] Realising in a cult and getting out of it

    [35:48] One of MDW's favourite quotes from Hell's Bells/Satanic Panic

    [49:29] Singing in a travelling Christian band



    Full podcast show notes available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-347-lisa-quigley-on-early-life-lessons-escaping-a-cult-and-travelling-christian-bands



    Support This Is Horror Podcast on Patreon here: https://patreon.com/thisishorror

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Twerkins ,

A must listen

Penetrating interviews with absolutely everyone. I get turned on to so much new horror from this show. Don’t miss this show. Well worth your time.

Ra's Al Boots ,

A breath of fresh air for any Horror fan!!!

For a fan of horror that spans the confines of cinema is awesome that this show can talk just as well about great horror stories and books that are out. I appreciate the wit and intelligence that both hosts bring forward with great reverence for the genre.

Hausen 2000 ,

Essential Listening.

If you are a fan of Horror Fiction you should queue this up. Entertaining and insightful interviews with some of the masters of the genre.

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