TIH 112: Jon Grilz on Small Town Horror Podcast, Crazytown and Audio Drama Production

Jon Grilz on This Is Horror

In this podcast Jon Grilz talks about the Small Town Horror podcast, his Crazytown series, audio drama production and much more.

About Jon Grilz

Writer and podcaster Jon Grilz is Minnesotan, born and bred. He has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a MFA in Writing from Hamline University in St. Paul.  He has recently adapted content from his Crazytown series into a top iTunes podcast called Small Town Horror. Jon’s novels include the Darren Lockhart Mystery installments: Crazytown, Crazytown: The Witch Tree, Crazytown: Devil’s Kettle and Burn, Crazytown, Burn and Rigged.

Show Notes

  • [04:40] Interview start/origins of love for horror
  • [07:00] Recent horror movie that made an impact
  • [13:35] First experiences with stories and writing
  • [21:45] Small Town Horror/Crazytown adaptation
  • [37:05] Thomas Joyce, via Patreon, asks about developing Small Town Horror into a novel or novella
  • [40:20] Format of writing Small Town Horror script
  • [47:45] Audio Drama Production Podcast—lessons learned and biggest takeaways
  • [56:00] Zero budget audio drama
  • [59:50] Time to put together an episode from start to finish
  • [01:15:25] Involvement of David Cummings from the NoSleep Podcast

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