Posts by Jason Henderson

About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

twitter   envelope   globe  


PG: Psycho Goreman &#8211 The Story of a Boy and Girl and their Evil Alien

PG: Psycho Goreman – The Story of a Boy and Girl and their Evil Alien

This week Jason chats with Steven Kostanski, writer and director of the Horror/Comedy PG: Psycho Goreman, which RLJE Films will release in theaters, on-demand, and digital on January 22, 2021. The film stars Matthew Ninaber (Transference), Nita-Josee Hanna (Books of Blood, 4teen), Owen Myre ("NOS4A2", Alternate Ground), Adam Brooks (The Return Father's Day), and Steven Vlahos ("Alien House," The Apprentice). The studio describes the film […]

Publisher To Send Proceeds of Mike McPadden Book Box Set to Family

Publisher To Send Proceeds of Mike McPadden Book Box Set to Family

This week the world of film criticism lost a unique voice among commentators on film– Mike "McBeardo" McPadden, author of such books as Heavy Metal Movies: Heavy Metal Movies: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever!  and Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies […]

Skylines Brings Back the SF Franchise That Could

Skylines Brings Back the SF Franchise That Could

In this episode, Jason chats with Liam O'Donnell, director of Skylines (out December 18, 2020). Skylines is the third installment of the Skyline franchise and stars Lindsey Morgan ("The 100," Inside Game), Jonathan Howard (Thor: The Dark World, Godzilla: King of the Monsters), Rhona Mitra (Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Doomsday), Alexander Siddig ("Gotham," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") and James Cosmo (Braveheart, "Game of Thrones"). The film was directed and written by Liam […]

Hunter Hunter Explores Danger and Survival in an Unforgiving Land

Hunter Hunter Explores Danger and Survival in an Unforgiving Land

In this episode, Jason chats with Shawn Linden, writer, and director of Hunter Hunter, a new thriller/horror/suspense film coming December 18th. Linden talks about the challenges of making the film, which tells the story of a family of contemporary fur trappers. The characters have turned their backs on modern life to survive in the unforgiving […]

Breach is Exactly the Zombie-Space Adventure Youre Looking For

Breach is Exactly the Zombie-Space Adventure You're Looking For

In this episode, Jason chats with John Suits, Director of Breach (out December 18), starring Bruce Willis and Cody Kearsley. Suits described the film as an homage to classics like Alien and modern zombie films. The horror/sci-fi movie starts with a concept straight out of an even older classic, When Worlds Collide, with humanity fleeing earth […]

The Beach House is a Tense Contagion Story for a Contagious Time

The Beach House is a Tense Contagion Story for a Contagious Time

The notion of discovering nightmares in a borrowed house seems to fuel so much American horror that it's almost a genre in itself, from House of Long Shadows to The Changeling. We could call it "Airbnb horror." The Beach House (out on VOD, Digital HD, DVD and Blu-Ray December 15) brings that horror to a breathtakingly beautiful […]

Trey Trucker on Playing the Hunky Evil of What Lies Below

Trey Trucker on Playing the Hunky Evil of What Lies Below

In this week's Castle Talk, Jason chats with Trey Tucker, who stars in the new movie What Lies Below. In the film, teenage Liberty (Ema Horvath) returns home from camp to join her mother at a beautiful upstate-New York lake house, where Mom has taken up with a charming, muscular stranger who is (as you might expect […]

David Raboy on The Giant and Why Small Towns are Where the Horror Lies

David Raboy on The Giant and Why Small Towns are Where the Horror Lies

This week Jason chats with David Raboy,  writer and director of The Giant, available from Vertical Entertainment on Demand on Friday, November 13, 2020.  Viewers of the trailer will see this is a moody, small-town horror whose setting and style feel very fresh. The producers describe the movie thus: The Giant: On her graduation night, […]

Triggered Director Alastair Orr on His Crazy Suicide Vest Puzzle Movie

Triggered Director Alastair Orr on His Crazy Suicide Vest Puzzle Movie

In this episode, Jason chats with Alastair Orr, director of the thriller/action/horror film Triggered, which releases On Digital and On Demand on November 6, 2020. Triggered stars Sean Cameron Michael (Black Sails, The Mummy), Liesl Ahlers (Friend Request, Daylight) and Reine Swart (The Lullaby, Detour). The film was directed by Alastair Orr (House on Willow Street, Indigenous) and written by David D. Jones, making his feature screenwriting debut. The plot is […]

The Dark and the Wickeds Producer Talks Making Horror Personal

The Dark and the Wicked's Producer Talks Making Horror Personal

In this episode, Jason chats with Adrienne Biddle, producer of The Dark and the Wicked, which releases November 6. Biddle is a founder with writer/director Bryan Bertino of Unbroken Pictures. The Dark and The Wicked follows two siblings who are summoned back to the family farm to await the inevitability of their father's death. What […]

Horror Podcasts Plan 24-hour Halloween Live-Tweet/Stream Event

Horror Podcasts Plan 24-hour Halloween Live-Tweet/Stream Event

A collective of horror podcasts loosely organized under the moniker #MutantFam will lead a 24-hour live-tweet event of horror movie-watching that viewers can join on a variety of streaming services. The Mutant Fam collective initially organized itself around Joe Bob Briggs' Shudder program The Last Drive-In, live-tweeting on Friday nights when that show's new episodes […]

Erin Sanders on Starring in 80s Supernatural Horror The Call

Erin Sanders on Starring in 80s Supernatural Horror The Call

In this episode, Jason chats with Erin Sanders (Zoey 101, Six Degrees of Separation), whose new movie The Call comes out on October 30th.  The film tells the story of a group of friends in 1987 who find themselves lured back to the home of an older couple Lin Shaye (Insidious, The Grudge) and Tobin Bell (Saw, Jigsaw) […]

Rifftrax Disney Drafthouse Hosting Spooky Halloween Scener Events

Rifftrax, Disney, Drafthouse Hosting Spooky Halloween Scener Events

Several brands, including Fangoria and Rifftrax, are using media-sharing-app Scener (the "virtual theater community") to host online Halloween viewing parties this season in a multi-night event called Stream and Scream. Screenwriter Mick Garris will video chat live alongside a showing of Disney's classic Hocus Pocus, presented by Fangoria and Scener. Garris will chat with fans […]

Crypto-Z Extends Bestseller Ancestor In Post-Apocalyptic Podcast

Crypto-Z Extends Bestseller Ancestor In Post-Apocalyptic Podcast

In this episode, Jason chats with producer Hadrien Royo about the audio series Crypto-Z, which you can find on any podcast app. Hadrien is an award-winning filmmaker who has helped independent features come to life and get prestigious festival runs. He is the producer and director of Crypto-Z, an audio drama podcast, and the founder […]

Talking Haunting of Bly Manor with Castmember Kamal Khan: Interview

Talking Haunting of Bly Manor with Castmember Kamal Khan: Interview

In this episode, Jason chats with Kamal Khan who joins the cast of The Haunting of Bly Manor, which premieres October 9 on Netflix. The Haunting of Bly Manor is a follow-up to the American anthology supernatural horror drama web television series The Haunting of Hill House, created and directed by Mike Flanagan for Netflix, and will […]

Death of Me with Maggie Q is Wicker Man in Southeast Asia

Death of Me with Maggie Q is Wicker Man in Southeast Asia

This episode, Jason chats with Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the new movie Death of Me coming to theaters, On Demand and Digital on October 2, 2020.   The producers describe the movie thus: Vacationing on an island off the coast of Thailand, Christine (Maggie Q) and Neil Oliver (Luke Hemsworth) awake hungover and with […]

Is Batman Just a Fascist Fantasy Now (With DS9 Artist Greg Scott)

Is Batman Just a Fascist Fantasy Now? (With DS9 Artist Greg Scott)

Jason is joined by Deep Space 9 artist Greg Scott to discuss the new trailer for Matt Reeves' 2021 film The Batman starring Robert Pattinson. Specifically, we debated whether Batman has gone off the rails of heroism. In the trailer, Pattinson's dark knight detective is shown beating a gang member to death and calling himself "vengeance." How is […]

JH Moncrieff Cruise Ship Killers &#038 the Need for Empathy in True Crime

JH Moncrieff, Cruise Ship Killers & the Need for Empathy in True Crime

This episode Jason is joined by Castle of Horror castmate Julia Guzman to chat with JH Moncrieff, whose book City of Ghosts won the 2018 Kindle Book Review Award for Best Horror/Suspense. She won Harlequin's international search for "the next Gillian Flynn"  and her horror book  Monsters in Our Wake was a TOP Amazon horror […]

Set My Heart to Five: Funny Tragic and Edgar Wrights Next Joint

Set My Heart to Five: Funny, Tragic and Edgar Wright's Next Joint

This episode Jason chats with Simon Stephenson, whose book Set My Heart to Five debuts from HarperCollins this September. Set My Heart to Five is on tap for adaptation by Edgar Wright, the director behind Baby Driver and the upcoming Last Night in Soho (set for an April 2021 release). Set My Heart to Five is set in the year 2054, and follows […]

No Escape is a Tension-Filled Indictment of the Vlogger Life

No Escape is a Tension-Filled Indictment of the Vlogger Life

Jason joins Director/Writer Will Wernick (who also directed the hit thriller Escape Room) to talk about his new film No Escape.  The story here, per the studio: Cole, a social media star, travels with his friends to Moscow to capture new content for his successful VLOG. Always pushing the limits and catering to a growing audience, […]