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

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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 99: Kerry Alan Denney & Psychopaths (2017)

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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)

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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: 

https://abrokenlaptop.com/

https://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-M.-Yardley/e/B006B9MFA2/

Music Heard: 

Singularity by Steinsopp

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DD Episode 96: 2017 vs 2018

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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

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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

 

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

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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/

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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

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

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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 68: Halloween Memories and the Best/Worst Stephen King Adaptations

It's October. That means it's Halloween month for The Darkness Dwells team. To celebrate, Jason and Michael discuss their favorite Halloween memories. They also do a top/worst five lists of Stephen King Adaptations. 

 

 

Music Heard:

This Is Halloween - Marilyn Manson

Shattering Inner Journeys - The Gaslamp Killer

DD Episode 65: Rob Shepherd

This week, Jason and Michael are joined by their good friend and fellow author Rob Shepherd. They talk about everything dark and hiding in the shadows within horror culture including Carolina clowns sightings and Rob's body of work thus far. 

Visit Rob Online:

https://www.facebook.com/TheRobShepherd

Music heard:

Cirice by Ghost

Brass Goggles by Steam Powered Giraffe

DD Episode 61: Damien Angelica Walters & Reviews of Psycho Sanitarium and Cell (2016)

Damien Angelica Walters discusses her novel, Paper Tigers, along with her short stories, including her story that appears in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories. Keith Chawgo comes by to talk Pyscho: Sanitarium. Jason then tells his feelings about the new Stephen King adaptation of his novel, Cell.

Time to grab that beverage and get comfy, because it's going to be one hell of a ride. 

 

 

Find Damien Angelica Walters Online:

http://damienangelicawalters.com/

Music Heard

Like 100.000 Sunsets by Weird Owl

Computer Age by Neil Young

DD Episode 60: Mercedes M. Yardley

Mercedes M. Yardley stopped by to chat it up with Jason. They talk about the writing life, her works, sad and evil robots, and evil Skype interrupting their conversation while said sad/evil robots have their way with poor Jason.

Jason and Michael discuss some horror news, including John Carpenter's return to the new Halloween franchise, the Puppet Master franchise, Day of the Dead vs Dawn of the Dead, George Romero's Star, Karen Black, and Vincent D'Onofrio. 

Mercedes Yardley online:

Website: http://mercedesyardley.com/

Amazon.com store: http://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-M.-Yardley/e/B006B9MFA2 

Music Heard:

Wisdom of Doom by Void of Sleep

Sad Robot by Pornophonique

DD Episode 59: Ramsey Campbell & Monsterland Review

Ramsey Campbell was kind enough to stop by the Darkness Dwells Podcast land and talk about what we all love: horror fiction. We discuss a little of its roots, where it's going, cosmic horror, a few of his novels, and his short story that appears in the new Crystal Lake Publishing anthology Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories.

Jason goes solo to discuss Annabelle Part 2 and a hairy Dwayne Johnson.

Keith Chawgo also stops by to review Monsterland by Michael Phillip Cash.

Beverage time! 

Music Heard:

Die Pracht der Nacht by The Gothic Jazz Orchestra

Black City Skyline by Bohren and Der Club of Gore

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories is now available at Amazon.com

 

 

DD Episode 58: David Nickle & Eidolon Avenue Review

Jason talks with award-winning author, David Nickle, where they discuss his day job as a journalist in Toronto, covering municipal politics and therefore Rob Ford stories. They also discuss his works and accomplishments. 

Jason and Michael discuss The Walking Dead and The Conjuring 2.

Clare de Lune drops by to review Eidolon Ave by Jonathan Winn. 

It's another jam-packed episode! That means beverage time! 

Find David Nickle online:

Blog: http://davidnickle.blogspot.ca

ChiZine Profile: http://chizinepub.com/author/davidnickle

Mucic Heard:

Burn the Witch by Radiohead

Higgs Boson Blues by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

DD Episode 57: Guest Kerry Alan Denney

Jason and Michael are joined by author Kerry Alan Denney. It's the first time they've had a guest on for the entire episode, and it was a lot of fun. They talk about Stephen King, Dean Koontz, the Amityville House real estate, The Conjuring 2, Tim Curry and the new choice of actor for Pennywise the Clown. We also discuss Kerry's books, especially his newest, Marionettes.

It's another giant episode filled with great conversation. So grab a coffee, a tea, a soda pop, or a beer, and join in.

Find Kerry online:

Website: http://www.kerrydenney.com

Music Heard:

Shringara by Samsara Blues Experiment

Metropolis Pt. 1 by Dream Theater

DD Episode 56: Jasper Bark, What Scares the masters, and Blackwater Val Review

Welcome to this week's giant episode. Jason had the great opportunity to talk with Jasper Bark about his new book The Final Cut. Christina Cooper dropped by to review Blackwater Val by William Gorman. Jason and Michael also have a good conversation over an article found over at Horror Novel Reviews website, listing the books that frightened the masters.

So, time to grab a soda, get comfy, plug -in, and be that fly on the wall. Enjoy! And thanks for listening.

Visit Jasper Bark Online:

http://www.jasperbark.com

https://www.youtube.com/c/jasperbark

https://www.amazon.com/Final-Cut-Jasper-Bark-ebook/dp/B01FZVJ16W

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Jasper deals with a heckler at a public reading.

 

Music Heard:

Eternal by Generation of Vipers

Lucifer's Slaves by Electric Wizard

 

 

DD Episode 55: Gemma Files and Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love Review

Jason had the opportunity to talk with award-winning writer, Gemma Files. They talk about being movie critic, teaching about film, parenting, and her latest book Experimental Film. 

Visit Gemma online:   

Website: http://musicatmidnight-gfiles.blogspot.ca

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/765702.Gemma_Files

Clare de Luna also stops by to review Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love by recent Bram Stoker winner, Mercedes M. Yardley.  

Visit Clare online:

Website: https://clarecastleberry.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7501551.Clare_de_Lune

Music Heard:

Färden by Ocean Chief

Barren Fields by TOMBSTONES

DD Episode 51: Guest Laird Barron Pt. 1 Plus Windchill Review

This week, Darkness Dwells was proud to talk to Laird Barron and present to you, dear listener, part of their discussion in two parts. Here is part one. Also, Christina Cooper returns to review Patrick Rutigliano's novel, Windchill. And there's much discussion of all things horror by Jason and Michael with songs by Radiohead.

It's a giant episode, so you might want to consider getting that beverage and digging in. You're bound to have a great time!

Songs Heard:

Where I End and You Begin and Idioteque, both songs by Radiohead

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Photo of Laird by the sea by JD Busch