TIH 242: John F.D. Taff on Creating Your Own Opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, and Living in a Golden Age of Horror

TIH 242 John F.D. Taff on Creating Your Own Opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, and Living in a Golden Age of Horror

In this podcast John F.D. Taff talks about creating your own opportunities, The Haunting of Hill House, living in a golden age of horror, and much more.

About John F.D. Taff

John F.D. Taff is a Bram Stoker Award-Nominated author with more than 30 years experience, 90+ short stories and five novels in print.  His first fiction collection, Little Deaths, was named the best horror collection of 2012 by HorrorTalk.  Jack Ketchum called his novella collection, The End in All Beginnings, “one of the best novella collections I’ve read.”  His new fiction collection, Little Black Spots, was published by Grey Matter Press in September 2018.  Look for more of his work in anthologies such as Cutting Block Book’s Single Slices, Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories, The Beauty of Death, Shadows Over Main Street 2 and Behold: Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonders.  Taff lives in the wilds of Illinois with three pugs, two cats and one long-suffering wife.

Show notes

  • [05:20] Biggest changes personally and professionally in the last two years
  • [08:50] Creating your own opportunities
  • [18:35] Showing a range in work
  • [22:10] The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix
  • [34:00] Bob almost spoils The Haunting of Hill House (but doesn’t)
  • [39:00] Not spoiling HoHH  but still talking in vague terms about the ending
  • [42:50] Endings in general (not spoiling the haunting of hill house)
  • [44:10] We’re in a golden age of horror
  • [50:00] Horror on Netflix/Shudder/TV
  • [59:00] The King of Pain

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