Episode #24

Originally aired Saturday, July 2, 2022 only on Odysee.


You can download the video version of this episode from the Odysee website.



Review of The Beresford by Will Carver

The Beresford is an old apartment house setting on the edge of the city. It's location isn't the best, but the rent is cheap considering its niceness. This combination attracts a certain clientele: people just getting started with their lives, fleeing their past, or just in the process of moving from one place to another. There's only a tiny deposit as well, in case someone suddenly needs to move on, and there's a rapid turnover of tenants at The Beresford.

My perception of the book changed several times during reading. I was unsure exactly what, or even, who, was the center of events throughout. Things that seemed important would seem to suddenly not matter, only to be revealed the cog needed later, or the spanner in the works, maybe. The story is there though, and we are told, up front, what its about: The Beresford.

I was surprised how quickly a read this seemed, although it wasn't really; but the chapters were short, engaging, and there was a lot happening. I'm also shocked how much I enjoyed the book considering I was never sure which characters to be wary of nor whom to get behind. I have added Will Carver to my follow list, at least to see if he can repeat this pace with another story or if this is a one off. Here's the Kobo link if anyone's interested.


10 Best Horror Movies to Watch on Independence Day

The horror genre proves the holidays aren't off-limits when it comes to scares; to no surprise, even Independence Day isn't safe from horror.

Independence Day is a festive time of year for Americans. Many stick to going to the beach or grilling up some food on the barbecue pit. Others await those traditional fireworks that soar across the night sky. However, not everyone celebrates the Fourth of July in peace.

The horror genre proves the holidays aren't off-limits when it comes to scares. Some of the most effective films have been based or set around Halloween, Christmas, and Thanksgiving. To no surprise, even Independence Day isn't safe from horror.


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A Virtual Tour of the Catacombs of Paris

The Catacombs of Paris (French: Catacombes de Paris, pronunciation (help·info)) are underground ossuaries in Paris, France, which hold the remains of more than six million people in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris' ancient stone quarries. Extending south from the Barrière d'Enfer ("Gate of Hell") former city gate, this ossuary was created as part of the effort to eliminate the city's overflowing cemeteries. Preparation work began shortly after a 1774 series of Saint Innocents-cemetery-quarter basement wall collapses added a sense of urgency to the cemetery-eliminating measure, and from 1786, nightly processions of covered wagons transferred remains from most of Paris' cemeteries to a mine shaft opened near the Rue de la Tombe-Issoire.

The ossuary remained largely forgotten until it became a novelty-place for concerts and other private events in the early 19th century; after further renovations and the construction of accesses around Place Denfert-Rochereau, it was opened to public visitation from 1874. Since 2013, the Catacombs number among the fourteen City of Paris Museums managed by Paris Musées. Although the ossuary comprises only a small section of the underground "carrières de Paris" ("quarries of Paris"), Parisians currently often refer to the entire tunnel network as the catacombs.


Review of A Hot Dose Of Hell by Steve Stark

>I just realized I'd forgotten to post my blurb for the best horror book I've read in a while here on the only straight up horror group I belong. Sorry, guys.<

1) This is a bit different from my usual blurb/review. Skip parts 3 and 4 if you're don't want anything that could spoil. It isn't much, but there's a bit.

2) Steve Stark's first book is a portent of good things to come. It started a slow burn with just enough character development to get you interested, or to loath them depending; there weren't a lot "good" people knocking around.

3) The main heroine, Rhonda, wants to rescue her sister who's fallen into the junkie lifestyle, so she insinuates herself in with a group of leftist, lack-wits, calling themselves Leg-Up. These "people" turn out to be next to useless and only help the homeless in stupid ways in order to get social media clicks. But she's able to get a ride to the failing seaside town of Scarmouth, as she can't drive.

4) There's a clandestine operation taking place by some sketchy organization planting a weird drug with the junkies that makes them freak out. And there's a couple of...antiheroes'?' trying to clean it up.

5) I enjoyed almost every bit of this novel. I did have some trouble with a couple English things. hehe I had to throw on the brakes a couple times to suss out the street lingo. I do watch mostly British television, but I steer more toward Midsomer Murders than Eastenders. Also the effectiveness of items against bone, which, according to Mythbusters, is a bit over done; it's just a personal niggle. But that aside, the characters were really believable, the girl heroine wasn't a "Mary-Sue", and I'll aggressively applaud 'A Hot Dose Of Hell' as a great book, and save my finger snapping for if I want to break into a dance routine to intimidate some Sharks.


Top 10 Best Classic Twilight Zone Episodes

These binge-worthy episodes from the classic thriller TV series prove that The Twilight Zone is still scary, after all these years.


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films (Saturn Awards)

The Saturn Awards[1] are American awards presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films; they were created to honor science fiction, fantasy, and horror in film, but have since grown to reward other films belonging to genre fiction, as well as television and home media releases. The Saturn Awards were created in 1973 and were originally referred to as Golden Scrolls.


13 Sins Review

Drowning in debt as he's about to get married, a bright but meek salesman receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden-camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.


Review of The Lesser Dead by Christopher Buehlman

Although I do have two more of Mr. Buehlman's novels waiting for me on the shelf: The Blacktongue Thief, and Those Across the River, I decided to start with The Lesser Dead on Kindle for convenience.

I didn't expect much, it's a vampire story, and that genre's getting as worn as zombies. The main protagonist is, for appearances, a teen boy who's actually 59 years old, living in the sewers of New York in 1978. He is part of a small group functioning as a gang that keeps rogue vampires from over killing or "peeling" as they call it, and drawing too much attention to their presence. There is much allusion to these other vampires, as well as other things, but, for the most part we deal with the boy, his interaction with the side characters, and flashes to past events throughout the first half or so of the book. Eventually, a group of small children appear that seem to be uncontrolled, untaught, and particularly murdery, which upsets the group methods, and is the catalyst for the rest of the novel.

These aren't sexy vampires coming off as semi-immortal godlings; they are dead and horrible monsters, existing with full realization of what they are, and, more importantly, what they'll eventually become. There is nothing about being a vampire in this world that gives you that sparkly feeling.

I did truly enjoy this book and look forward to reading more of Christopher Buehlman's work.


12 Scariest Woodland Scenes In Horror Films

Did you know forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass? Not only are they beautiful natural formations that provide us with a plethora of fauna & flora, they are also play a pivotal role in our struggle to control climate change. However, in the movies, most of the time, woodlands are dark and dangerous places filled with a maze of pathways, leading you further into a misty nightmare of twisted branches and dense foliage. The following list looks at some of the creepiest woodland scenes put in film, places you’d really not want to wander around in alone. Here is 12 Scariest Woodland Scenes in Horror Films.


Every Season of American Horror Story Ranked


From ‘Asylum’ to ‘Coven,’ see which Ryan Murphy spooktacular takes the top spot.

xactly a decade ago, Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and FX Networks debuted American Horror Story, a spooky little series that ushered in a fresh era of horror on TV while also setting the scene for the newly-defined “anthology” series. Recycling a sprawling cast of recognizable Hollywood names to play brand new characters in a brand new story every year? Groundbreaking.

At its best, AHS could be exhilarating, whether delivering on true spooks as it did in its inaugural Murder House season or gleeful camp as it did in the recent 1984. Either way, the show’s success hinges on the talent of its cast (which helped the career resurgences of industry icons like Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Sarah Paulson), the cleverness of its writing (so many one-liners), and the sheer bizarreness of its plotting (you want someone with a literal killer sex drive to have a threesome with two ghosts, you’ve got it). The show has wavered in quality over time but has never fully lost audience attention, still showing signs of life ten years on. So in honor of Halloween (and the currently airing Double Feature), NYLON ranked all ten seasons of the hit.


Terrifier 2 – Bloody Disgusting Brings Art the Clown Back to Life in Theaters and Exclusively on SCREAMBOX This Fall

Art the Clown is just getting started…

Since its release in 2016, Damien Leone‘s Terrifier has become a bonafide cult classic. The slasher gave Art the Clown his own film and delivered some of the nastiest kills in slasher history.

Since then, the horror community has been clamoring for more and has expressed their love in various ways with costumes, toys, fan art, merch, and more. Many even immortalized Art the Clown by tattooing him on their body.


Review of Wild In The Streets: The Hell Bound Kids by Manson

Ghost wanted out of the city. He didn't know how he'd gotten there; didn't know anyone else that did either. No one even knew the actual name of the city, so they just called it Punk City. The city was survival: partying, drugs, sex, gangs, violence, and the Kids. Ninety percent Kids, ten percent adults, mostly cops, everyone else is "projections" that materialized, mostly, from the Kids.

Ghost wanted out of the city. He'd tried, but all routes ended where they started. But, he'd heard there was one group, Outsiders, who know a way out. He just had to find them.

This is a great launch and I'm greatly excited about the next in the series: I hope it will be soon. Manson has smooth style and made the drug culture, which I know next to nothing about, easier to understand. It's usually so off putting to me that I can't identify with the characters on any level.

I certainly recommend Wild In The Streets and I've placed the Kobo link below if anyone is interested; although I kind of wish I'd bought the hardback copy. It is also available at Amazon and on Kindle as well.


13 Horrible Medical Experiments in Films You’ll Never Forget

When Beetlejuice was first released over 30 years ago, in the spring of 1988, it was met with a lukewarm reception from critics. However, like a fine vintage wine, the film mellowed over the years, taking huge advantage of the VHS boom that led the film into peoples homes and hearts. Whilst there’s a good chance that Beetlejuice never decorated your lunchboxes, school notebooks, and undies, the film and character was still very much a huge part of pop-culture during the twilight years of the 80’s. Whilst he never conjured up a sequel, Beetlejuice has lived on in many other forms, including a carton TV series, a Universal Studios attractions and a recent stage play, the ghost with the most has never been too far from our field of spiritual vision. What makes the film so appealing is its huge cast of quirky characters that manage to get our imaginations spinning. In this spooky little article, we look at our top pick of characters that are make the film go bump. Here are The 15 Best Characters from Beetlejuice.

Modern medicine is a science that has been perfected over the centuries in order to keep people healthy and help them live longer. However, throw in a healthy dose of Horror and you’ll find that scientific experimentation can be twisted in medical nightmares that are polar opposite of this basic call of medicine. Today, we’re looking back at some of the most horrifying medical experiments from films you’ll never forget. From The Human Centipede to The Island of Dr. Moreau, these are the best examples of medical experiments that will leave you squirming in your seat. Here are 13 horrible Medical Experiments in Films You’ll Never Forget.


Micro-Budget Feature WRACK Coming From Channel Midnight Releasing

Writer/director James Felix McKenney (HYPOTHERMIA, SATAN HATES YOU, AUTOMATONS) will be releasing his new micro-budget feature film, WRACK, through his distribution label, Channel Midnight Releasing.

McKenney produced WRACK, which was filmed in Delaware County, New York, for under $1,500. The props and costumes were created by McKenney, often recycling wardrobe and hardware from Glen McQuaid’s I SELL THE DEAD and his own AUTOMATONS. Both films are screening this month at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art as part of the museum’s current “Oh, the Humanity! The Films of Larry Fessenden and Glass Eye Pix” film program.


Horror Comics on IndyPlanet

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Pickman's Model by Lovecraft Adapted by Kim Holm

“Richard Upton Pickman, the greatest artist I have ever known and the foulest being that ever leaped the bounds of life into the pits of myth and madness” Pickman, painter of grotesque masterpieces too horrible to imagine, disappears without a trace. His last friend among the living recounts their fateful trip to Pickman’s secret studio in Bostonâs run-down North End. In his classic tale “Pickman’s Model”, grand master and grandfather of the modern horror-tale H.P. Lovecraft let his characters delve into the darkest nature of weird art. Though faithful to both Lovecraft’s text and spirit, cartoonist Kim Holm’s art argues for a vastly different take on horrific art. In grim brush-strokes and ink-spatters, the art dissolves from cartoony realism into nightmarish expressionism as Pickman leads the unknowing art-lover down into his cellar studio, down into the depths of horror.


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