DD Episode 111: Doungjai Gam & Suspiria (2018)

This episode Jason and Michael have a chat with Doungjai Gam, discussing her collection of short fiction and poetry, Glass Slipper Dreams, Shattered. They also discuss how to write flash fiction, how to make shorter pieces of fiction and poetry have more of an emotional effect, going to conventions, Necon, discrimination and sexism within the community, and so much more.

Visit Doungjai online: https://doungjaigam.wordpress.com/

Jason and Michael then discuss the new Suspiria movie and compare it to the original. Did they like it? Did they hate it? Listen in and out! Warning, there are some spoilers in the discussion. Times are below.

Intro: 00:00
Doungjai gam Interview: 5:30
Suspiria Discussion: 50:17
Suspiria Spoiler: 1:07:55 - 1:09:00
Outro: 1:20:00

Music Heard: Night Child by Electric Wizard.

Thank you for listening! Please leave a comment or an audio recording to darknessdwellspodcast@mail.com

You can also visit us online: www.wheredarknessdwells.com

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DD Episode 110: Steve Rasnic Tem & Halloween (2018 Reboot)


Welcome to the show! On this episode, we welcome legendary short story writer and novelist Steve Rasnic Tem to discuss his latest collection, out now by Omnium Gatherum. The collection is called Everything Is Fine Now, and you can purchase it with this link, or the link below. Jason and Michael discuss the stories within with Steve, how darker fiction often turns away horror fans, what makes horror fans, existential dread in dark fiction, love and loss, along with some great writing tips.

Then Michael and Jason discuss the 2018 reboot of the Halloween franchise staring Jamie Lee Curtis. Does it live up to Michael and Jason’s expectations? Find out!

Find Steve Rasnic Tem online: www.stevetem.com

Buy his books: https://www.amazon.com/Steve-Rasnic-Tem/e/B001JRYPX6

Buy Everything Is Fine Now: https://www.amazon.com/Everything-Fine-Now-Steve-Rasnic-ebook/dp/B07L9JMSQY/

Visit Omnium Gatherum: http://www.omniumgatherumedia.com/

Thanks to Steve Rasnic Tem for the wonderful conversation and thanks to you for listening in.

Music Heard: Night Child by Electric Wizard

DD Episode 109: Where To Start Reading Stephen King Discussion


This podcast, Jason and Michael discuss where to start if you’re interested in reading Stephen King but don’t know where to start. This is the first of our series on Stephen King, so stay tuned.

The guys also discuss how using a timer can help pump up your word count.

DD Episode 107: Writing with Outlines & Horror Book Influences

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On this podcast, Jason and Michael discuss how Jason outlined the novel he's working on right now including discussion on dealing with that middle slump, and then he and Michael discuss the books that influenced them most. Why? Because those books were what shaped us as readers and writers.

Thanks for listening!

DD Episode 106: Matt Hayward & Welcome To The Show Anthology


This week a bit of a shorter episode but it's a special one, folks!  Jason talks with author/musician Matt Hayward about his new anthology Welcome to the Show that he did with Crystal Lake Publishing, releasing Friday, August 3, 2018.





Check out the Anthologies table of contents:

Alan M Clark – What Sort of Rube
Jonathan Janz – Night and Day and in Between
John Skipp – In the Winter of No Love
Patrick Lacey – Wolf with Diamond Eyes
Bryan Smith – Pilgrimage
Rachel Autumn Deering – A Tongue like Fire
Glenn Rolfe – Master of Beyond
Matt Hayward – Dark Stage
Kelli Owen – Open Mic Night
Matt Serafini – Beat on the Past
Max Booth III – True Starmen
Somer Canon – Just to be Seen
Jeff Strand – Parody
Robert Ford – Ascending
Adam Cesare – The Southern Thing
Brian Keene – Running Free
Mary SanGiovanni – We Sang in Darkness

Song heard: Blizzard Spaceship by Apodemus





DD Episode 105: Josh Matthews & Ghostwatch (1992)


Josh Matthews, AKA Scott M. Baker, drops by to talk about his fascinating life, how to approach writing a series, pantsing vs plotting, marketing, and his Hell Gate series by Burning Willow Press. The third instalment is released just next month.

Jason and Michael then discuss the 1992 BBC film, Ghostwatch.

Visit the Hell Gate series online: http://hellgatesaga.blogspot.com 

Visit Scott Baker (Josh's real name) online: http://scottmbakerauthor.blogspot.com

Song Heard: 

Dominion/Mother Russia by Sisters of Mercy 

We warned you this cover is awful!

We warned you this cover is awful!

DD Episode 104: Burning Willow Press & Annihilation (2018)


On the 104th episode, Darkness Dwells revisits the staff of Burning Willow Press to discuss the inside scoop of what it's like running an independent publishing house. Guests include Edd and Kindra Sowder, L. Bachman, and Kerry Alan Denney. 



Visit Burning Willow Press online: https://www.burningwillowpressllc.com/

Jason and Michael then switch gears to discuss the brilliant 2018 film Annihilation.

Music Heard:
Unmask The Spectre by YOB


DD Episode 102: Tim Waggoner & XX (2017)


On this episode, Tim Waggoner drops by to discuss his story for the C.H.U.D. Lives Tribute anthology. While we had him we also discussed his work with tie-ins and how one goes about finding work in such a field, such as utilizing Kindle Worlds. They also discuss a little about Tim Flanagan! 

Meanwhile, Jason and Michael discuss The Nocturnal Reader's Box subscription, used bookstores, Rob Zombie's next movie, sexual abuse in Hollywood, and the 2017 movie, XX, an anthology horror movie written and directed by four different women.

It's a giant episode! Time to grab your favourite beverage and dig in!

Find Tim Waggoner online: 

Check out The Nocturnal Reader's Box: https://www.thenocturnalreadersbox.com/

Kindle Worlds: https://kindleworlds.amazon.com/

Music Heard:

Evil Desire by Dirty Grave

Thank you for listening!

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DD Episode 101: Michael H. Hanson & Insidious: The Final Key


Michael H. Hanson drops by to help Darkness Dwells' Month of C.H.U.D. where we discuss creating shared worlds, Sha' Daa and what's next in the series, writing horror poetry, and the C.H.U.D. Lives Tribute anthology.

Then Jason and Michael discuss the latest in the James Wan universe, Insidious: The FInal Key.

Visit Michael online: http://www.northcountrypoet.com/NorthCountryPoet/Welcome.html


Music Heard: 

Ophidian Womb by Absent

DD Episode 100: J.G. Faherty & Are We Not Cats (2016)


This is our 100th episode! To celebrate, Jason is taking a month-long journey to promote his short story, Dweller Messiah, appearing in The C.H.U.D. Lives Tribute Anthology! First up is an interview with J.G. Faherty where they discuss his story in the anthology, applying themes to short stories, how horror movies from the 80s influenced his work, and so much more. 

Then Jason and Michael have a discussion on the 2016 film Are We Not Cats. Do they tear this movie to pieces, or did they like it? Find out.

Visit J.G. Faherty online: http://www.jgfaherty.com/

Order The C.H.U.D. Lives Tribute Anthology:  http://getbook.at/CHUD

Music Heard:

False Faith by Weird Tales


DD Episode 99: Kerry Alan Denney & Psychopaths (2017)


Kerry Alan Denney returns to discuss his new novel, Beyond the Vale. They also discuss how to avoid author intrusion, drafting your novel, marketing tips, and life after death. 

Then Jason and Michael discuss the 2017 Mickey Keating film Psychopaths.

Visit Kerry online: http://www.kerrydenney.com/


Music Heard

Drowning by Monster Magnet. Buy their new album here!

DD Episode 98: Tamara Thorne & The Invitation (2015)

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Horror writing legend Tamara Thorne talks with Jason and Michael where they discuss her books and her collaboration with Alastair Cross. They also discuss Ray Bradbury, swap ghost stories and discuss her own podcast she hosts with Alastair Cross, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! 

Then Jason and Michael discuss the 2015 movie The Invitation.


Visit Tamara Online: https://www.tamarathorne.com/ 

Music heard

Blood on Satan's Claw by Alastor

DD Episode 97: Mercedes M. Yardley & The Ritual (2017)


To celebrate Women in Horror month, Jason and Michael talk with Mercedes M. Yardley where they discuss the unfortunate need for a month dedicated to women in horror, what makes a strong female character, voodoo dolls, the ever intrusive unsolicited dick pick (seriously dudes, don't do this!), advice for young women horror writers, and so much more. Then Michael and Jason Netflix and chill with the Adam Neville adapted novel The Ritual.


Visit Mercedes online: 



Music Heard: 

Singularity by Steinsopp

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DD Episode 96: 2017 vs 2018


We're back! Sorry for the delay everyone! This episode Jason and Michael discuss their favorites and biggest disappointments in movies for 2017. They had planned on talking about books, too, but ran out of time. They did, however, get a preview in for both books and movies coming this year that both hosts are excited about.  


Please check out the Stories For Ghosts blog!

Music heard:

Enemy by Alastor

Stay tuned as Darkness Dwells will celebrate Woman in Horror month in both blog and upcoming podcast episode formats.

DD Episode 95: Crossroads 3 & Stranger Things 2


Edd Sowder, Shannon Perrine, Kerry Alan Denney, and L. Bachman join us this episode to discuss the anthology series, Crossroads, and more specifically the third installment, Monsters Under Your Bed, by Burning Willow Press. 

Jason and Michael then kick off their shoes, discuss the irrational fear of sharks bitting one's feet while sleeping in bed, and Stranger Things 2. 

Music Heard 

Dear Lucifer by Monolord



DD Episode 94: Halloween 2017 with Mark Gunnells & John Palisano


It's our 2017 Halloween special episode, where Jason and Michael welcome Mark Allan Gunnells and John Palisano and discuss Halloween in all its glory. 

Jason and Michael then discuss the 2017 movie, The Houses October Built 2.


Visit Mark online: http://markgunnells.livejournal.com

Visit John online: https://johnpalisano.wordpress.com

Music Heard

This is Halloween by Broken Peach

Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne

Also, both Jason and Michael have stories out this month! Check it out:



Group Hex Vol. 2

Group Hex Vol. 2

DD Episode 93: David Dunwoody, Ben Eads, They Look Like People (2015)


Jason is joined again by Ben Eads, who brought David Dunwoody with him. The three talk more about Tales From The Lake Vol. 4 by Crystal Lake Publishing and David's works.

Jason and Michael also discuss the 2015 movie They Look Like People, where Michael shows us what it's like to be schizophrenic.

Another giant episode, so grab those beverages and prepare!

Catch David Dunwoody online:   https://sites.google.com/site/thacf13/

Crystal Lake Publishing: http://www.crystallakepub.com/

Ben Eads: http://beneadsfiction.com/

Music Heard:

Sanctuary by Elder


DD Episode 92: J.G. Faherty & Ben Eads & IT (2017)


This episode is packed full of goodies. First up, Jason talks with Ben Eads and J.G. Faherty about Tales From the Lake Vol. 4! Then Jason and Michael discuss the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King's novel IT.  Time to grab a beverage and dig in!

Catch J.G. Faherty online: http://www.jgfaherty.com/

And be sure to get a copy of his book, The Cemetery Club, as it truly is a great Halloween read!

Catch Ben Eads online: http://beneadsfiction.com/


And be sure to check out his novella, Cracked Sky!

Please check out Crystal Lake Publishing's IndieGoGo campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-lake-publishing-the-next-chapter-horror#/


Music Heard:

Vokonis Plague by Vokonis