584 episodes

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 Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

This Is Horror Podcast Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

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    • 4.8 • 157 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 Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, Joe R. Lansdale, Charlaine Harris, Ellen Datlow, David Moody, Jennifer Lynch, Gemma Files, and Josh Malerman.

    Chris Panatier on The Redemption of Morgan Bright

    Chris Panatier on The Redemption of Morgan Bright

    In this podcast, Chris Panatier talks about The Redemption of Morgan Bright and much more.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-570-chris-panatier-on-the-redemption-of-morgan-bright



    [2:40] The Redemption of Morgan Bright.

    [6:37] Nellie Bly.

    [9:30] Modern vs. Historical setting conversation.

    [14:53] An original possession story with a unique twist.

    [21:22] Writing and painting analogy.

    [27:10] Whether Chris would stay in so-called haunted locations.

    [36:26] The Grip of It.

    [37:50] Session Nine.

    [46:35] Grief in horror movies.

    [50:00] Heavy metal talk.



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

    Chris Panatier on The Phlebotomist, Early Life Lessons, and Genre

    Chris Panatier on The Phlebotomist, Early Life Lessons, and Genre

    In this podcast, Chris Panatier talks about The Phlebotomist, early life lessons, genre, and much more.



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-569-chris-panatier-on-the-phlebotomist-early-life-lessons-and-genre



    [3:41] Early life lessons.

    [20:08] Writing routine.

    [40:39] The Phlebotomist release and getting a literary agent.

    [1:02:50] Genre and stories writing.



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

    Kev Harrison on Adventure Horror, Shadow of the Hidden Publication Journey, and Heavy Metal

    Kev Harrison on Adventure Horror, Shadow of the Hidden Publication Journey, and Heavy Metal

    In this podcast, Kev Harrison talks about adventure horror, Shadow of the Hidden’s publication journey, heavy metal, and much more.  



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-568-kev-harrison-on-adventure-horror-shadow-of-the-hidden-publication-journey-and-heavy-metal



    [3:12] Shadow of the Hidden: journey to publication.

    [5:20] Editorial process with Elle Turpitt.

    [15:05] Bookbub Promotion.

    [18:10] Adventure horror.

    [31:00] How often to release books.

    [39:30] All Creatives Now Podcast.

    [46:20] Will Kev return to heavy metal vocals?

    [59:00] Final thoughts.



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

    Kev Harrison on Shadow of the Hidden, Research for Stories, and Story Planning

    Kev Harrison on Shadow of the Hidden, Research for Stories, and Story Planning

    In this podcast, Kev Harrison talks about his new book, Shadow of the Hidden, research for stories, story planning, and much more. 



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-567-kev-harrison-on-shadow-of-the-hidden-research-for-stories-and-story-planning



    [2:45] Biggest changes personally and professionally in the last three years.

    [7:45] Respecting story length and writing in the form the story demands.

    [12:00] Dan Howarth, via Patreon, asks about lore, history, and research for stories.

    [14:55] The genesis of Shadow of The Hidden.

    [25:10] Kev’s writing and perception of his writing: changes in the past three years.

    [30:50] The audiobook of Shadow of The Hidden.

    [43:10] Autobiography, real places and events in Shadow of the Hidden.

    [49:35] Living in Turkey and Islamic culture.

    [51:50] Hardest and easiest things about writing Shadow of the Hidden.

    [54:25] Approach to storytelling and story planning.

    [56:25] A forthcoming very political novel from Kev.



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

    Gwendolyn Kiste on The Haunting of Velkwood

    Gwendolyn Kiste on The Haunting of Velkwood

    In this podcast, Gwendolyn Kiste talks about The Haunting of Velkwood and more. 



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-566-gwendolyn-kiste-on-the-haunting-of-velkwood



    [2:50] Conversation start/initial reaction to The Haunting of Velkwood.

    [12:45] Writing about sexuality.

    [16:35] Bisexuality in horror panel.

    [23:00] What does community mean to Gwendolyn?

    [29:00] Gwendolyn’s father’s feelings on Velkwood.

    [32:00] Witchcraft.

    [41:20] Editing process.

    [49:00] Book working on.

    [54:35] Unexpected audience for Velkwood.

    [58:14] What Gwendolyn is watching and reading.



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

    Adam Nevill on All The Fiends of Hell

    Adam Nevill on All The Fiends of Hell

    In this podcast, Adam Nevill talks about All The Fiends of Hell and much more. 



    Full podcast show notes are available here: https://www.thisishorror.co.uk/tih-565-adam-nevill-on-all-the-fiends-of-hell



    [3:57] All The Fiends of Hell.

    [56:45] Whether to show the monster or not, and The Ritual film.



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

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

ET Sparky ,

The Best

This is hands down the best horror lit podcast around. I’ve found so many of my favorite authors through this show over the years.

Albuquerque Doctor ,

This is Horror Podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for three years. It is outstanding. It is a must for anyone interested in horror or dark fiction and getting to know the best writers in the field. Michael and Bob are masterful interviewers who dive deep with their guests, but always in a respectful way. More importantly they both have heart and do an incredible amount of work out of sheer love of the genre. Addendum 2024 and still the best podcast for horror literature interviews

Chachados ,

Same ol Same ol

Same guests. Same schpeil. It gets boring after awhile. You can only listen to the same writers say so many things in so many different ways. I give up.

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