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Ranking Film Adaptations: The Good, The Bad and Jaws

This episode Jason talks to the creative minds behind the Adapt or Perish podcast, a bi-weekly show that examines adaptations of all kinds, whether stage to screen, book to television, comic to blockbuster, or film to musical and back again. The hosts are Arielle Lipshaw (dramaturg, director, voiceover artist, and knitting enthusiast) and Jeremy Latour […]

Masters of the Universe: Revelation

Masters of the Universe and other Universes, Daily LITG, 31st May 2020

The world seems like a terrible and strange place sometimes, but fandom still brings us together. These are strange times, but The Daily LITG is becoming a valuable way to quantify just what comic book geek culture is up to in this time of trial. Yesterday Masters of the Universe, Lucifer, JK Rowling, Warhammer and […]

"Becky" Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

Becky Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

This episode Jason talks to Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, the directors of Becky (debuting June 5), a new revenge thriller about a teen girl, Lulu Wilson, who faces off against a gang of neo-Nazis led by an unusually villainous Kevin James. You guys have called it an "ultra-violent Home Alone." Say the producers: Spunky and rebellious, […]

Bookselling Requires a Great Query Letter & It's Harder Than It Looks

This episode Jason talks to Angie Hodapp about her new book Query Craft, the Writer-in-the-Know Guide to Getting Your Manuscript Requested. The author is the Director of Literary Development at Nelson Literary Agency, where she acts as a conduit between authors pitching books and agents looking to represent them. Her new book is about the […]

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Bill Pullman Denounces Trump's Tweet of Fake Independence Day Clip

Bill Pullman has had enough of Donald Trump. After Trump tweeted a doctored video that superimposed his head on to Pullman's body to deliver the speech from Independence Day, the actor pushed back on the blatant appropriation of his work. Pullman (nee Bill Paxton, RIP/Game Over, Man) played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 […]

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Lake of Darkness Explores the Dark Side of WWI-Era Chicago

This episode Jason talks to Scott Kenemore, author of the new book Lake of Darkness (May 5, 2020; Skyhorse Publishing/Talos Press). The book explores an alternate history in which power, crime, and the supernatural converge during the First World War on the South Side of Chicago. The publisher says: A combination of detective thriller, cosmic […]

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The Haunted Scares in a Single House Over One Long Night

This episode Jason talks to director and writer David Holroyd, whose new film The Haunted is about a young caregiver in an isolated house who finds her elderly charge's house may be haunted by a vengeful spirit. That makes The Haunted a straight-up, old-fashioned haunted house story. Shot on a limited budget, the film works […]

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Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

This episode Jason talks to Leslie Lutz, whose strange Lost-like thrilled Fractured Tide debuts this month from Blink/HarperCollins in hardcover. Says the publisher: This young adult thriller pushes 17-year-old Sia into a reality where the waters in front of her and the jungle behind her are as dangerous as the survivors alongside her. Told through […]

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Master of Horror Ramsey Campbell on The Wise Friend and the Uncanny

This episode Jason talks to Ramsey Campbell, who the Oxford Companion to English Literature describes as "Britain's most respected living horror writer." It's practically impossible to talk about Campbell without an awareness of his importance to the horror genre—he's received more awards than any other horror writer, including the Grand Master Award of the World […]

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Robert Nairne on Creature-ing in Jack in the Box, Star Wars

This episode Jason talks to Robert Nairne, who stars in the new film The Jack in the Box on VOD Digital and DVD this month. The Jack in the Box is an old-fashioned creature feature perfect for spring days in quarantine. As described by the producer: When a museum is donated a vintage Jack-In-The-Box, it's […]

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Issa Lopez on the Beauty, Savagery of Tigers are Not Afraid

This episode, Jason chats with Issa Lopez, the director, and writer of Tigers Are Not Afraid, which releases in May on DVD and DVD/Blu-ray SteelBook. Tigers Are Not Afraid is a story of horror and even fanciful imagery set against the backdrop of Mexico's devastating drug wars. Tigers Are Not Afraid follows Estrella, a girl […]

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Grady Hendrix on Bringing Dracula to the Southern 'Burbs

This episode Jason spoke to author Grady Hendrix about his new book The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, which is currently a New York Times Bestseller. The book has already been acquired for adaptation as an Amazon TV series. Hendrix explains that the book, which the publisher has pitched as "Steel Magnolias Meets […]

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Is An Urban Pandemic Classic

This week we had a supersized episode combining the casts of two horror podcasts to discuss a classic of pandemic paranoia: Philip Kaufman's Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). The Castle of Horror team (Drew Edwards of Halloween Man, Attorney Julia Guzman, Tony Salvaggio of Rooster Teeth, and writer Jason Henderson)  were joined by the […]

Indigo Hit List 2K20

Indigo Hit List 2K20 Review: A Well-Produced Compilation

War orphan turned child soldier turned refugee turned world-class assassin — the journey that created the lead character Indigo is a seemingly spectacular sequence of events. Unfortunately, the reader is not shown this, but told, learning far too quickly in a single prose paragraph before the book ever begins. This issue is a well-produced compilation […]

Lost on Planet Earth #1

Lost on Planet Earth #1 Review: It Drips With Roddenberry Sauce

Basilisa Miranda is a woman on a mission. Born in the latter half of the 24th century in a world without want or poverty, she's got a host of accomplishments under her well-polished belt. She was a world judo champion, stomped through science fairs while wearing braces, graduated with honors. For breakfast every morning, she […]

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Cassandra Peterson on Being Elvira and Creating an Enduring Character

This episode Jason chats with Cassandra Peterson, who created and has inhabited the role of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark since she created the character as a revamped TV horror host with her show Elvira's Movie Macabre. Peterson joined the conversation from her home, where she's busy putting the final touches on her autobiography and […]

Friday #1

Friday #1 Review: It Has Intent As It Adds Layer Upon Layer

If you took Sally Kimball, mixed her with the introspection and self-doubt of Harriet the Spy, and sent her home from college to work through all the unresolved issues of her mystery-laden childhood, you'd find someone a lot like Friday Fitzhugh. The lead here has a pack of cigarettes in her pocket, an annoyed glare, […]

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Trolls World Tour Review: Hits All the Right Notes in Rocking Sequel

The first Trolls film was a more significant success than almost anyone could have predicted. Powered by a strong voice cast and one of the catchiest original songs of all-time, the film nearly tripled its budget and launched the property into the stratosphere. This is despite the story being pretty basic and losing steam about […]

Adventure Finders #2

Adventure Finders #2 Review — "Character Bolsters Action Scenes"

We live in an era with a preponderance of fantasy comics, and Adventure Finders #2 one dodges the challenge many have by keeping a small cast (the party numbers five) and using their character moments to bolster the action scenes. It all revolves around Clariette, a tall and charismatic young (read: lower level) adventurer with […]

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Trolls World Tour Review: It Doesn't Rock as Hard as Original

Now, I know I'm likely the only fully-formed adult without children who still would have gone to see this film in the theaters if they were still open. Still, despite that, I watched Trolls World Tour from the confined comfort of my couch, and it was unsurprisingly derivative. Don't get me wrong, it still felt […]