TIH 299: This Is Horror Origins, Podcasting, and Why We Love Horror with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

TIH 299 This Is Horror Origins, Podcasting, and Why We Love Horror with Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella

In this podcast Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella are interviewed by Kelly Dunn of Famous Monsters of Film Land fame. We talk about the origins of This Is Horror, podcasting, why we love horror, and much more.

About Michael David Wilson

Michael David Wilson is the founder of the popular UK horror website (hey, that’s the website you’re on right now!), podcast, and publisher, This Is Horror. A professional writer, editor, and podcaster, Michael’s work has appeared in various publications including The NoSleep Podcast, Dark Moon Digest, LitReactor, and Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories. His novella, The Girl in the Video, will be published via Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2020, and his novella, House of Bad Memories is scheduled for publication in 2021. You can connect with Michael on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter. For more information visit www.michaeldavidwilson.co.uk

About Bob Pastorella

Bob is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet AnthologyThe Booked. AnthologyIn Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and Borderlands 6. His fiction has been published widely both online and in print, and he is a former columnist for ManArchy Magazine and Revolt Daily. Bob lives in Southeast Texas, and is currently working on several projects.

Show notes

  • [03:10] Conversation start/podcasting
  • [09:00] How we got into horror
  • [14:50] Decision to become writers
  • [19:00] Growing up/places we’ve lived
  • [21:00] Japan
  • [26:00] This Is Horror origin story
  • [43:00] Diverse horror
  • [54:05] Collaborating on a novella, Peeper Ritual, together
  • [01:02:20] Community and Patreon
  • [01:08:00] The website
  • [01:15:00] How to know what and who to cover
  • [01:23:50] The most misunderstood sub-genre
  • [01:32:50] How Kelly first found out about This Is Horror and podcasts

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