Castle Talk Podcast


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

Unless, that is, he can somehow change the world for himself and all of his kind. Unlike anything you have ever read before, Set My Heart to Five is a love letter to outsiders everywhere.  Stephenson chats about the likelihood of a soon-coming world where practically every conceivable job will be occupied by robots (with the exception[...]

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

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

"Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't happened already," Wernick says.No Escape releases Sept 18 in theaters and VOD.Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/40846121/download.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcxAqiy4g_gJason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the Castle of Horror Anthology series, and the author of Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo from Macmillan Children's Books[...]

Catherine House: Elisabeth Thomass Full Scholarship to Spookytown

Catherine House: Elisabeth Thomas's Full Scholarship to Spookytown

Thomas also talks about her process of writing, and how sometimes a writer finds themselves sitting on several books they don't even publish.Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/40805961/download.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5PgBzb8QP4Jason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the Castle of Horror Anthology series, and the author of Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo[...]

Cadets Steal Starship to Save Humanity in Devastation Class

Cadets Steal Starship to Save Humanity in Devastation Class

They talked about how they shared writing responsibilities, trading off in writing chapters.Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/40644607/download.mp3 Jason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the Castle of Horror Anthology series, and the author of Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo from Macmillan Children's Books[...]

Maisie Williams Tries to Rob the Wrong Doctor in The Owners

Maisie Williams Tries to Rob the Wrong Doctor in The Owners

But soon enough, the tables turn, and the tense thriller shot around one estate is getting its suspense from the question of who will make it out alive.Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/40466888/download.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3hEKptutIYCheck out the Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/embed/yMvJSivVNrsJason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the Castle of Horror Anthology series, and the[...]

Cursed Films: Shudder Series Asks Can Haunting Movies Haunt Back

Cursed Films: Shudder Series Asks, Can Haunting Movies Haunt Back?

RLJE Films will release Cursed Films on DVD  and Blu-ray.  Listen here:https://api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/40182836/download.mp3Listen on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9CTWIFus8gCheck out the Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4LZBEVlSXAJason Henderson is the host of the Castle of Horror and Castle Talk Podcasts, the editor of the Castle of Horror Anthology series, and the author of Quest for the Nautilus: Young Captain Nemo from Macmillan Children's Books[...]

Why Do We Flock to Midnight Movies Time Warp Tries to Tell Us

Why Do We Flock to Midnight Movies? Time Warp Tries to Tell Us

But in fact, that "midnight movie" label is outdated, with many of the guest commentators remarking that their film found its cult through home video. Showgirls, a classic, 50s-style melodrama modernized with nudity and language, only caught on with audiences when they could safely watch it at home on disc.[caption id="attachment_1236833" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Castle Talk Podcast[...]

Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings Horrible Irony

Alien-Infection Thriller The Beach House Brings "Horrible Irony"

The film expertly handles several eerie scenes, from waves of glowing spores washing in to a trippy moment when a woman walks through a grove of trees laced with glowing, alien slime.[caption id="attachment_1232827" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Castle Talk Podcast logo and The Beach House (2020) poster used with permission.[/caption]The producers describe the film:  Escaping to his family's[...]

Gavin Rothery on Bringing AI Thriller Archive to Life

Gavin Rothery on Bringing AI Thriller Archive to Life

We get a peek at the development and production process of this stunningly taut tale of a man and his singular pursuit to bring back the person he holds most dear.  In the free-flowing conversation, Gavin also discusses how a nine-year project came together, and how calling upon all of one's “plus one” skills becomes vital[...]

Ashleigh Morghan Stars in Head Count a Creepy Pasta It

Ashleigh Morghan Stars in Head Count, a Creepy Pasta "It"

The summoning is straight out of Candyman, which was straight out of backyard campouts: say its name five times.[caption id="attachment_1227804" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Poster for Head Count and logo for Castle Talk Podcast, used with permission[/caption]The producers describe the movie thus: Newcomer Evan joins a group of teens on a getaway in Joshua Tree[...]

Shock and Context: Midnight Movie Society Horrifies the Living Room

Shock and Context: Midnight Movie Society Horrifies the Living Room

Gober calls herself a lifelong horror fan who "still can't quite believe she got lucky enough to spin that into a career." The Midnight Movie Society's creators explain they allow viewers to "gain access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics, and much more! Those with a taste for the[...]

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

Discover the Spooky World Around You with American Cryptic

Horror fans may know Towns from his deep, knowledgeable dives into cult horror, the YouTube series 66 Horror Flix, and October Country. [caption id="attachment_1219154" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The cover of American Cryptic and the official logo of Castle Talk Podcast.[/caption] Anubis describes the new book: American Cryptic is an open-minded cynic’s take on the uncanny and sometimes frightening things[...]

Ranking Film Adaptations: The Good The Bad and Jaws

Ranking Film Adaptations: The Good, The Bad and Jaws

You can find their show wherever you find your podcasts and at  https://www.adaptorperishcast.com/[caption id="attachment_1213572" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logos for the Castle Talk Podcast and Adapt or Perish Podcast.[/caption]The question of how to discuss adaptation is tricky-- the hosts found that their best conversations come out when they can dive deep into works that have[...]

Becky Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

Becky Directors on Bringing the Scary Mofo Out of Kevin James

The trip immediately takes a turn for the worse when a group of convicts on the run, led by the merciless Dominick (Kevin James), suddenly invade the lake house.[caption id="attachment_1213567" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The official logo for the Castle Talk podcast and the official poster for Becky.[/caption] The directors talk about James' efforts to create a truly[...]

Bookselling Requires a Great Query Letter &#038 Its Harder Than It Looks

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

Her new book is about the tool that authors use for pitching: the query letter.[caption id="attachment_1209091" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cover of Query Craft and the logo of the Castle Talk Podcast, used by permission[/caption]The query letter is a single page—usually closer to half a page—whose purpose is to explain who the writer is and what their[...]

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

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

The logo of the Castle Talk podcast and used with permission.[/caption]The publisher says:A combination of detective thriller, cosmic horror, and historical fiction, LAKE OF DARKNESS takes readers deeply into Chicago's very dark history. When a series of child murders takes place, Officer Joe "Flip" Flippity is summoned by the city's mayor, the legendary Big Bill Thompson himself--during a[...]

The Haunted Scares in a Single House Over One Long Night

The Haunted Scares in a Single House Over One Long Night

The official logo for the Castle Talk Podcast and used with permission.[/caption]Holroyd, an English director who moved to Australia during post-production on The Haunted, discusses how quarantine has only continued what had been started—movie-makers are learning to work remotely, with crews scatted across continents and oceans.Holroyd talked about what it takes to make an independent[...]

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

Leslie Lutz Talks Fractured Tide And Building a Better Lost

The official logo for the Castle Talk podcast and used with permission.[/caption]Leslie Lutz is a devoted diver and fan of creature horror Her writing has appeared in various journals, including Orca Literary Journal, Kaaterskill Basin Literary Journal, Typishly, Number One, The Lyric, and Raintown Review She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Horror Writers Association[...]

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

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

The logo for the Castle Talk Podcast and used with permission.[/caption]Flame Tree Press reports that, “In 2015 [Campbell] was made an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moores University for outstanding services to literature He is the President of the Society of Fantastic Films The Influence, the film based on his novel, is now a major[...]

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

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

The logo for the Castle Talk podcast and used with permission.[/caption]Nairne joined Castle Talk from his home in the UK, where he also is under quarantine Nairne is a remarkably prolific creature actor with who has appeared in the five most recent Star Wars films, as well as playing Hondo Ohnaka on screens throughout the[...]