Category: Podcast

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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