TOD 096 Quarantine Readings: Josh Malerman and Kristi DeMeester

The Outer Dark presents Quarantine Readings by Josh Malerman and Kristi DeMeester. This episode’s content was recorded on Tues. March 16 and Thurs. March 25, 2021. 

Show Notes

The Outer Dark Quarantine Reading series continues with  Kristi DeMeester and Josh Malerman (0:48:23). Kristi reads the complete story ‘Immolation’ (Nox Pareidolia, Nightscape Press, 2020) (0:10:33) and Josh  reads an excerpt from his novella A House at the Bottom of a Lake (This Is Horror Chapbook series 2016; Del Rey 2021) (1:11:13). Kristi talks about the launch of her horror-themed Scent from Hell Candle Company,  secrets in Southern suburban woods, her upcoming ‘fiercely feminist horror’ novel Such a Pretty Smile (St. Martin’s Press, 2022), and the importance of seeing more Weird horror by women writers released by New York publishers.  Josh talks about creating a workspace where ‘anything can happen’,   what’s up with his film production company Spin a Black Yarn, a Spanish Bird Box spin-off movie,  his practical writing advice, and dogs.  Plus they start by sharing their experiences with lockdown living key word near two major American metropolises and end with their own quarantine reading recommendations. Be sure to scroll down to Additional Links for order links and more. Kristi’s reading was recorded on Tuesday March 16, and Josh’s reading was recorded on Thursday March 25, 2021. 

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Additional Links

TOD 045 Playing in the Dirt with Kristi DeMeester

TOD 033 Josh Malerman: With an Invisible Drummer by His Side

Jennifer’s Body (2009) trailer

Scent from Hell Candle Company Instagram

@ScentfromHell Twitter

Cootie Shot Required: There Are Things You Must Know anthology, edited by Scott Gable (Broken Eye Books)

Wildman’s Civil War & Surplus (Southern Poverty Law Center article, 2007)

Jazzland (abandoned Six Flags amusement park, Atlas Obscura)

TOD 073 Quarantine Readings: Michael Wehunt and Damien Angelica Walters

TOD 091 Quarantine Readings: Orrin Grey and Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Mexican Gothic)

After the Flood: Monsters, Announcing Zin E. Rocklyn’s Flowers for the Sea (

TOD 093 Quarantine Readings; Nadia Bulkin and Eric Schaller

Dark Debts by Karen Hall (Slate review: revised edition)

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth (HarperCollins)

God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Vintage International)

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha (Ballantine)

Meet the Author: Daisy Johnson (Penguin)

Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh (Penguin)

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix, 2021) trailer

Judas and the Black Messiah (HBOMax, 2021) trailer

The Thing soundtrack (Ennio Morricone) re-release (Rolling Stone, 2020)

Goblin by Josh Malerman (DelRey, May 2021)

Pearl by Josh Malerman (DelRey, October 2021)

This Is Horror TIH 359: Josh Malerman on Spin a Black Yarn, Making It, and Film and TV Adaptations (podcast)

‘Principal Photography Wraps on New Horror Film WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING’ (Broadway World, 2020)

Max Booth III (author Website)

Good Neighbors by Sarah Langan (Simon & Schuster)

A Caller’s Game by J.D. Barker

Remember Me by Christopher Pike (Simon & Schuster)

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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