TIH 023: Adam Millard on Bizarro, Splatterpunk, The Human Santapede and Christmas Horror

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In this podcast Adam Millard discusses his christmas release, The Human Santapede, the evolution of his publishing house Crowded Quarantine, the state of bizarro, splatterpunk, Christmas horror recommendations and much more.

About Adam Millard

Adam Millard is the author of twenty novels, ten novellas, and more than a hundred short stories, which can be found in various collections and anthologies. Probably best known for his post-apocalyptic fiction, Adam also writes fantasy/horror for children. He created the character Peter Crombie, Teenage Zombie just so he had something decent to read to his son at bedtime. Adam also writes Bizarro fiction for several publishers, who enjoy his tales of flesh-eating clown-beetles and rabies-infected derrieres so much that they keep printing them. His “Dead” series has recently been the filling in a Stephen King/Bram Stoker sandwich on Amazon’s bestsellers chart. When he’s not writing about the nightmarish creatures battling for supremacy in his head, Adam writes for This Is Horror and is currently our Reviews Editor.

Show notes

  • [01:45] Adam Millard’s career to-date
  • [05:25] What is splatterpunk and what is bizarro and what’s the distinction between the two?
  • [08:40] Horror and comedy
  • [10:35] The bizarro scene
  • [16:49] What makes a good bizarro story and what pitfalls should you avoid?
  • [28:20] The evolution of Crowded Quarantine
  • [32:50] Zombies and vampires
  • [48:50] The Human Santapede
  • [01:03:00] Favourite Christmas horror movies
  • [01:15:25] Christmas traditions
  • [01:32:45] The Babadook
  • [01:52:20] Best horror movies of 2014


Adam Millard fiction (UK)
Adam Millard fiction (US)
The Human Santapede by Adam Millard
North American Lake Monsters by Nathan Ballingrud
The Last Plague by Rich Hawkins

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