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

Ritual Poster Art.jpg

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


DD Episode 91: Jasper Bark & Gerald's Game


Jasper Bark returns to Darkness Dwells to discuss cosmic horror, Lovecraft, and his new book Quiet Places. Jason and Michael then discuss the 2017 Mike Flannagan film, the adaptation of Stephen King's Gerald's Game. It's a jammed packed episode well worth grabbing a beverage, a snack, and getting comfortable for.


Jasper Bark has recently redone his website. Check it out: http://www.jasperbark.com/.

Crystal Lake Publishing has a fantastic Indigogo for the month of October where you can win some seriously awesome swag for donating. Check it out: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crystal-lake-publishing-the-next-chapter-horror#/

Songs Heard:

Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke

Firefly by High Priestess


DD Episode 88: Weird Fiction: Past, Present, and Future with Laird Barron, John Langan, and SP Miskowski


A roundtable discussion with Laird Barron, John Langan, and SP Miskowski. It was a fantastic time. Our thanks to Laird for the suggestion. Look to the future for further interviews with Laird and John at The Great Lakes Horror Company Podcast, which is where this idea manifested (Unsure of when those interviews will be released.). 

In this episode, we discuss weird fiction's origins, the present, and possible future for the genre. We also discuss the writers working today who make our guests excited. 

It's a packed episode, so grab a beverage and a snack. 

Please support Joe Pulver's gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/2jk9g5w

Laird Barron: https://lairdbarron.wordpress.com/ 

John Langan: https://johnpaullangan.wordpress.com/

SP Miskowski: https://spmiskowski.wordpress.com/

 Music Heard:

Unmask the Spectre by Yob

Painting by Canadian artist Arthur Heming (public domain)

DD Episode 87: A Tribute to George A. Romero

We lost a legend on July 16, 2017. George Romero not only made awesome zombie films, he also helped create the zombie subgenre as we know it today. Jason and Michael, both big fans of his work, say goodbye the only way they know how or can, by discussing his movies.

R.I.P. George. 


Songs Heard:

Day of the Dead opening theme by John Harrison

Father Midnight by Earth



DD Episode 86: Frank Martin & Get Out (2017)

This week, Jason can't remember names or titles as they talk with author Frank Martin and then discuss the 2017 film, Get Out. 

Check out Frank's Amazon store page: https://www.amazon.com/Frank-Martin/e/B017DVXLHC/


Song: Sticky Fingers by Youngblood Supercult's new album, The Great American Death Rattle. Get it here: http://youngbloodsupercult.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-american-death-rattle

DD Episode 85: Lucy Taylor & Alien: Covenant (2017)

Lucy Taylor

This episode, Michael talks some Twin Peaks while Jason shares his experience, so far, with the Crystal Lake Publishing mentoring program. You can check the latter out here:  http://www.crystallakepub.com/crystal-lake-publishing-editing-and-mentorship-programs/

Lucy Taylor stops by to discuss her incredible novelette, Sweetlings, released by Tor.com. Jason first talked with Lucy for the Great Lakes Horror Company Podcast. It's Episode 27: Sex and Slaughter. You can listen or download it from here: http://www.horror-writers.ca/the-great-lakes-horror-company-podcast/  

Visit Lucy online: http://darkfantasy.us 

Jason and Michael then discuss Alien: Covenant and all the problems with it and Prometheus. 

It's a giant episode, which means that it's time to grab that beverage and get comfortable. 

Please leave a review on iTunes or Stitcher. And thank you for listening!

Music heard: 

Snake Eyes by Trouble



DD Episode 83: L. Bachman plus Baskin (2015) & The Void (2017)

 Picture from horror-movies.ca

Picture from horror-movies.ca

L. Bachman stops by for a quick chat with Jason and Michael. They talk everything from her new short story The Painting of Martel to advice for new writers. Plus, she gives us some exclusive news! 

Jason and Michael then talk about two movies. Baskin (2015) and The Void (2017)

 Lots of great information and a lot of fun discussion. Grab a coffee, a tea, a cola, and join in!

Music Heard:

Dawntide's Breeze by Valkyrie

Summon the Moon by Windhand

DD Episode 82: Ouija (2014) & Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016)

Jason and Michael discuss Ouija (2014) and Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) among other things, such as the new trend to adapt books into a television series rather than a movie, some Alien: Covenant news, Insidious: Chapter 4 news, and some interesting updates on former guest Johnny Daggers' upcoming film, Noctambulist. 


Music Heard:

Wake by REZN

Black Planets (Part 2) by Green Yeti