TIH 118: Josh Malerman on A House at the Bottom of a Lake, Halloween and Water in Horror


In this special Halloween podcast Josh Malerman talks about Halloween, A House at the Bottom of a Lake, water in horror and much more.

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About Josh Malerman

Josh Malerman is the author of the award-winning novel Bird Box and the novella, A House at the Bottom of a Lake. He is the lead singer for the rock band The High Strung. Malerman currently lives in Ferndale, Michigan.

Show Notes

  • [04:00] Interview start
  • [05:20] Halloween
  • [08:20] A House at the Bottom of a Lake cover art
  • [11:20] AHATBOAL as a fairy tale
  • [17:20] Scariest movie watched this year
  • [37:30] Writing A House at the Bottom of a Lake
  • [46:40] Water in horror stories
  • [01:15:00] Eric Sparkman, via Patreon, asks what Josh would compare AHATBOAL to
  • [01:17:50] Sarah Read, via Patreon, asks about interactive readings
  • [01:23:05] Reading under the tunnels at the Stanley Hotel
  • [01:29:35] Music and The High Strung
  • [01:37:40] Adrian Shotbolt, via Patreon, asks about the influence of music on Josh’s writing and vice versa
  • [01:43:20] Jake Marley, via Patreon, asks about the writing process
  • [01:46:10] A House at the Bottom of a Lake film adaptation
  • [01:52:40] Mark N, via Patreon, asks about Josh’s success and how he operates
  • [02:01:30] Biggest fears and worries
  • [02:03:55] Misconceptions others have about Josh Malerman the writer and musician
  • [02:15:30] Black Mad Wheel
  • [02:19:50] Allison pranks
  • [02:24:15] Advice to eighteen-year-old self
  • [02:31:25] Connect with Josh

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