Castle of Horror Podcast


Gothic Horror Panel: The Ten Gothic Horror Movies You Must See

Gothic Horror Panel: The Ten Gothic Horror Movies You Must See

On August 4, Castle Bridge Media presented a panel on mid-century Gothic horror films featuring leading voices in horror fiction and commentary. The panel was made in celebration of the release of the book Nightwalkers, a new look at Gothic horror ranging from the films of Britain's Hammer Studios, home of Christopher Lee's Dracula and […]

Krauss Living Dead is 650 Pages of Zombie Gore Tension and Sadness

Kraus's Living Dead is 650 Pages of Zombie Gore, Tension and Sadness

This episode we're talking to Daniel Kraus, author of The Living Dead: A New Novel (Tor), a book written in part by Night of the Living Dead's (and so much more) George Romero and then expanded and completed by Kraus—expanded, in fact, to a door-stopping, Micheneresque zombie magnum opus that melds ideas from Romero over the course […]

The Vast of Night &#8211 the Spooky Paranoia Trip We Need Right Now

The Vast of Night – the Spooky Paranoia Trip We Need Right Now

It’s a delightful film about a pair of teens (Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz)-- one a switchboard operator and the other the local deejay-- investigating what might be the appearance of aliens in a small town when all eyes are on the high school basketball game.[caption id="attachment_1216895" align="aligncenter" width="600"] L-R: The official poster for The[...]

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Is An Urban Pandemic Classic

Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 Is An Urban Pandemic Classic

The MMHH appeared in late 2019, and every episode, they feature at least one newly-designed cocktail to go with whatever classic horror film they discuss.[caption id="attachment_1197392" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Top left: The official logo for the Castle of Horror podcast and used with permission Bottom left: The official logo of Monster Movie Happy Hour and used[...]

Re-Assessing the Paranoiac Warm Glow of The Twilight Zone: The Movie

Re-Assessing the Paranoiac Warm Glow of "The Twilight Zone: The Movie"

Recently the Castle of Horror asked listeners what kinds of films they'd like us to discuss, and the winner far and away was "more anthologies." That's probably because horror anthologies are always fun and rarely wear out their welcome—generally, if you're not crazy about the segment you're watching, if you hang around a few minutes, […]

The Vampire Doll: A Strange Eerie Meld of Japanese Western Horror

The Vampire Doll: A Strange, Eerie Meld of Japanese, Western Horror

Join us! Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/23984602/download.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9jljvGocVE Check out the Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xc9hqXMFpg Castle of Horror Podcast:The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, author of Young Captain Nemo and editor of the upcoming Castle of Horror Anthology; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr,[...]

The Star Wars Holiday Special Has Such Sights to Show You

The Star Wars Holiday Special Has Such Sights to Show You

It’s a prime example of someone not stopping to ask, “What are we doing? We should start over.”We discussed the special in an episode of the Castle of Horror Podcast Whether you watch the special is up to you, but give it a listen.Listen here:http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/pdcn.co/e/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Star_Wars_Holiday_Special_rev.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GcQIOyXRkIYou can also check out the Star Wars Holiday[...]

Castle of Horror: Explore What Makes Eurotrash Horror with The House That Screamed

Castle of Horror: Explore What Makes Eurotrash Horror with "The House That Screamed"

This week for a "hangout" episode (between more structured panel reviews) the podcast looked at a couple of films, one of them being the 1969 Spanish film The House That Screamed, or La Residencia. We chose it as an excellent example of Eurotrash horror. Eurotrash horror is a slightly unfortunate term for mid-century horror films […]


Castle of Horror: A Return to Salems Lot Had Many Ideas and Bungled All of Them

Castle of Horror: "A Return to Salem's Lot" Had Many Ideas and Bungled All of Them

  This week we continue our Stephen King retrospective with a look at the 1987 film A Return to Salem's Lot directed by Larry Cohen. This is a film made by one fascinating, iconoclastic director—Larry Cohen, who would give us movies like the 1985 commercial-culture horror satire The Stuff and the bizarre 1982 giant-monster film […]

Castle of Horror: Salems Lot (2004): The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: Salem's Lot (2004): The Stephen King Retrospective

This week we continue our Stephen King Retrospective with a look at the 2004 miniseries Salem's Lot, starring Rob Lowe and Andre Braugher and Rutger Hauer. Directed by Mikael Salomon for TNT, Salem's Lot had to fight an uphill battle, to begin with. Tobe Hoober of Poltergeist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre had delivered a scary, […]


Castle of Horror: Doctor Sleep: The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: Doctor Sleep: The Stephen King Retrospective

[SPOILERS FOR THE SHINING] This week we continue our Stephen King retrospective with Doctor Sleep, directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Ewan MacGregor as Danny Torrance, the boy who escaped the Overlook Hotel at the end of The Shining. Which The Shining, you might ask? There are so many: from the Stephen King book came […]

Castle of Horror: The Shining (1997): The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: The Shining (1997): The Stephen King Retrospective

The hotel feels homey and approachable, and the long, pleasant lobby is galaxies away in tone from the sinister space of Kubrick's studio-built 1980 lobby.With the soon arrival of Doctor Sleep in theaters, the Castle of Horror podcast is exploring a few Stephen King movies, starting with the 1997 Shining, which of course is as[...]

Castle Talk: Bridget Nelson of RiffTrax Bridget &#038 Mary Jo on The Teen Agers

Castle Talk: Bridget Nelson of RiffTrax' Bridget & Mary Jo on The Teen Agers

Bridget Jones Nelson is a writer and comedian known for her work on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and for the past several years as half of the RiffTrax audio commentary team Bridget & Mary Jo, where she and comedian Mary Jo Pehl riff on features, industrial shorts, often with an eye on the social lives […]

Castle Talk: Rob Zombie on 3 from Hell and How Visionaries Need a Clear Goal

Castle Talk: Rob Zombie on "3 from Hell" and How Visionaries Need a Clear Goal

3 From Hell is Rob Zombie's long-awaited followup to the crime film The Devil's Rejects, itself a sequel to the nightmarishly bloody and phosphorescent House of 1000 Corpses. 3 From Hell follows the remaining members of the Firefly family as they run from the law and try to make sense of their future. The film debuts […]

[Castle of Horror] Lake of Dracula Hammer Horror With A Japanese Filter Bonus Endgame SPOILERS

[Castle of Horror] 'Lake of Dracula' Hammer Horror With A Japanese Filter, Bonus 'Endgame' SPOILERS

Order yours-- we've got stories from Kevin J Anderson, Dark Shadows' Lara Parker, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (IDW) Tom Waltz, and more, all bringing their personal spin to our new horror anthology series. Listen here:http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/lake_dracula_endgame_rev.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyj7_SgXcUQCheck out the Trailer for Lake of Dracula:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWCtbSjmR6MCastle of Horror Podcast:Join us over on Facebook to chime in.The show is hosted here[...]

[Castle Talk] League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Hid An Amazing Nemo

[Castle Talk] 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' Hid An Amazing Nemo

Join us!Listen here:http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/League_of_Extraordinary_Gentlemen_rev2.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZA4VCakIHwCheck out the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3lwgm7ORM8Castle of Horror Podcast:Join us over on Facebook to chime in.The show is hosted here[...]

[Castle of Horror] The Amazing Captain Nemo Gives Nemo The 70s Buck Rogers Treatment

[Castle of Horror] 'The Amazing Captain Nemo' Gives Nemo The 70s Buck Rogers Treatment

Jose Ferrer plays the first version of Captain Nemo that is essentially a superhero.Listen here:http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Amazing_Captain_Nemo_rev.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr2n7uFRRSACheck out the beginning:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycSuyuwm3pA&list=PLrmx15jWLl-0K9mifqp8M14YAZ9Uyi2rSCastle of Horror Podcast:Join us over on Facebook to chime in.The show is hosted here[...]

[Castle Of Horror] Captain Nemo And The Underwater City Actually Thinks Dictatorship Pretty Rad

[Castle Of Horror] 'Captain Nemo And The Underwater City' Actually Thinks Dictatorship Pretty Rad

We had fun discussing it.Listen here:http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Captain_Nemo_City_rev.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEokjOKIz2oCheck out the Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_eHLnKnEAA&t=19s Castle of Horror Podcast:Join us over on Facebook to chime in.The show is hosted here[...]