Category: Podcast

TIH 019: Looking back at Hannibal Season Two with Booked

In this podcast we sit down with Robb Olson and Livius Nedin from the Booked Podcast and discuss Hannibal Season Two. If you head over to the This Is Horror website you’ll also see a slideshow of Mads Mikkelsen’s suits in Hannibal. Topics [02:10] Impressions of Season two of Hannibal [08:00] Hannibal the fighter [11:25] The …

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TIH 018: Ray Cluley on Water For Drowning, What Makes A Good Short Story and The Joy Of Writing

Water for Drowning by Ray Cluley

In this podcast we talk to the award-winning author Ray Cluley about his forthcoming This Is Horror release, Water For Drowning, the award-winning ‘Shark! Shark!’, the short story form, mermaids and much more. Topics [00:46] Ray Cluley biography [03:27] Water For Drowning  [06:00] Dan asks the important Mermaid questions [10:45] Short stories [16:40] Different markets and genres …

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TIH 017: Stephen Graham Jones on What You Can and Can’t Learn From Creative Writing, Slasher Movies and Self-Doubt

Stephen Graham Jones

In this podcast we interview the award-winning author Stephen Graham Jones. We talk about his latest novel Not For Nothing, his This Is Horror chapbook The Elvis Room, Richard Thomas’ forthcoming anthology The New Black, zombies, the slasher genre and much more. Topics [00:50] Stephen Graham Jones introduction and early career [03:50] What you can …

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TIH 016: Wayne Simmons on David Moody, Writing What You Know and Juggling Multiple Projects

Wayne Simmons horror author

In this podcast we interview Wayne Simmons, the author of Plastic Jesus and a plethora of zombie novels. Wayne talks about writing, zombies, tattoos and much more. Topics [00:49] Wayne Simmons’ start in fiction writing [04:20] The influence of and friendship with David Moody [07:30] The filmic quality of Plastic Jesus [10:30] Screenwriting and film options [15:40] …

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TIH 015: Only God Forgives Review

Only God Forgives

In this podcast we review Only God Forgives, written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling. Before we review Only God Forgives we recommend TV, films and books with Livius Nedin and Robb Olson from the Booked. Podcast. Topics [02:10] TV and film recommendations with Livius Nedin and Robb Olson (including Pump Up The Volume, …

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TIH 014: Simon Kurt Unsworth on Moving From A Small Press To Large Publishing House

In this podcast Dan Howarth interviews Simon Kurt Unsworth, the author of Quiet Houses and the forthcoming horror novel The Sorrowful. Simon talks about writing, the editorial process, literary agents, small and large presses, film adaptations and his career to-date. Topics [01:25] Simon Kurt Unsworth’s back catalogue [04:46] The Sorrowful [08:45] Having a literary agent’s input [13:10] Moving …

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TIH 013: The Booked. Anthology Review and Interview with Robb Olson and Livius Nedin

The Booked Anthology

In this podcast we review The Booked. Anthology whilst also interviewing the anthologists Livius Nedin and Robb Olson. Topics [01:30] Origins of the Booked Anthology [04:00] A mix of genres within the anthology [14:22] The editorial process [16:30] LitReactor [19:45] Favourite Booked Anthology stories [32:35] Compiling the stories [39:05] A few good British anthologies [42:00] …

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TIH 012: The Best British Fantasy 2013 and House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill Book Reviews

The Best British Fantasy 2013, edited by Steve Haynes

In this podcast we review The Best British Fantasy 2013 and House of Small Shadows by Adam Nevill, discuss the state of horror reviews and talk about what on earth we’re going to watch now that Breaking Bad has come to a close. Joining us is special guest Livius Nedin from the Booked Podcast. Topics …

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TIH 011: Paul Hyett on The Seasoning House and The Importance of Tension

The Seasoning House

In this podcast we interview Paul Hyett, the writer and director of The Seasoning House. Topics [01:00] Paul Hyett interview and introduction to The Seasoning House [03:26] Keeping the subject matter sincere and authentic [05:12] Releasing The Seasoning House uncut [06:36] The challenge of a relative silent first half [08:05] Paul E. Francis’ soundtrack [10:19] …

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TIH 010: Stephen McGeagh on Habit, Manchester and Creative Writing

Habit by Stephen McGeagh

In this podcast we interview Stephen McGeagh, the author of Habit, a brand new horror novel from Salt Publishing. Topics [3:02] The genesis of Habit [5:00] Working with Nicholas Royle [5:44] Sense of place and Manchester in Habit [7:20] Critical response and praise from contemporaries [9:19] Twisted Tales event [11:20] The blurring of genres within Habit …

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TIH 009: Joe Hill on NOS4A2, Family and Writing Novels

Joe Hill Triumph Bike

In this podcast Dan Howarth interviews Joe Hill in Liverpool Waterstone’s ahead of his NOS4R2/NOS4A2 launch. We then discuss the event in the This Is Horror studio. Topics [1:30] Joe Hill interview [2:00] Weather banter [2:48] Intention and expectations when writing a novel [8:05] Christmas and the macabre [10:34] Inspiration and the vampire mythology [14:10] …

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TIH 008: Whitstable by Stephen Volk Book Review

Whitstable

In this podcast we review Whitstable by Stephen Volk. Whitstable was released by Spectral Press on 26 May to coincide with the centenary of Peter Cushing. Topics [1:50] Initial thoughts [9:40] Favourite and key scenes [10:12] The confrontation between Peter Cushing and Les Gledhill [18:55] The tearoom scene [21:05] Research into Whitstable [26:05] How does …

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TIH 007: The Lords of Salem Review with Booked

The Lords of Salem

In this podcast we review The Lords of Salem with our friends at Booked Podcast, Livius Nedin and Robb Olson. Topics [01:10] Introductions [01:55] Past experiences with Rob Zombie [05:50] The Lords of Salem synopsis [08:48] Revisiting the past/the witch trials [11:30] Expectations going into the film [13:30] Rob Zombie and originality [16:32] Music video …

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TIH 006: American Mary Review

In this podcast we review American Mary directed and written by the Soska Sisters and starring Katharine Isabelle. Topics [0:35] American Mary synopsis [3:05] Previous output from the Soska Sisters and expectations [6:05] Dead Hooker In A Trunk [8:43] Strong female protagonists [12:30] Is Mary crazy? [16:36] The visuals and body modifications [19:10] Acceptance and …

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TIH 005: The Bay Review and An Interview with Conrad Williams

The Bay

In this podcast we review Barry Levinson’s found footage horror film The Bay. Following on from this we interview Conrad Williams, award-winning author of One, Decay Inevitable, Loss of Separation and the third This Is Horror chapbook, The Fox. Topics [0:54] The Bay synopsis [1:30] The effectiveness of found footage in The Bay [5:17] Was …

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