DD Episode 70: Quiet Please & The Yellow Sign by Robert W. Chambers

Welcome to The Darkness Dwells Halloween Special 2016 Pt. 2. 

Morgan Scorpion returns to read Rober W. Chambers' story, The Yellow Sign. Please take a moment to visit and subscribe to Morgan's YouTube Channel! 

Quiet Please was perhaps one of the best horror themed Old Time Radio shows. Or, that's what we've been told. The Thing on the Fourble Board is thought to be their scariest as well. Come one and come all and see for yourselves! 

Music heard:

Apple of Sodom by Marilyn Manson

Linger, which you can find on the motion picture soundtrack for It Follows.


DD Episode 69: The Shunned House & The Shadow 1937 Halloween Special

Episode 69 is the first of two parts to our Halloween special bonus episodes. This week Morgan Scorpion reads H. P. Lovecraft's The Shunned House. We're also joined by The Shadow and its Halloween special from 1937 and starring the great Orson Wells!

Time to grab that bag of candy and prepare to be terrified!

Intro song created by dAmbeint from freesound. Check out some more of his work: https://www.freesound.org/people/dAmbient/

Morgan Scorpion

The Shunned House was read by the great Morgan Scorpion. She narrates a lot of classic horror on her YouTube channel, including some modern weird fiction. Be sure to subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorganScorpion

The outro music was used without permission. It is by Cradle of Filth and is titled Portrait of a Dead Countess. Buy their insane music and listen to it all Halloween, and all year, long: https://www.amazon.com/Cruelty-Beast-Original-Cradle-Filth/dp/B006QG4512  


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 66: Michelle Garza & Melissa Lason (The Sisters of Slaughter)

The Sisters of Slaughter prove their name when they stop by DD this week and discuss their new books along with their love of werewolves. Jason and Michael discuss Phantasm and what John Carpenter really thinks of Rob Zombie's remake of his classic Halloween films. 

Music Heard:

Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon

Run with the Pack by Bad Company

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:


Music heard:

Cirice by Ghost

Brass Goggles by Steam Powered Giraffe

DD Episode 64: Lights Out (2016) & The Abandoned (2015) & Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories Reviewed

Something weird happened on this week's show. Jason and Michael couldn't agree on the two movies they chose to review. Join in to see who hated what and why!

Music Heard:

The Message by Sasquatch

Black Woods by Stoned Jesus 

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3rd place: an ebook copy of Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories.

2nd place: ebook copies of Gutted, Little Dead Red by Mercedes M. Yardley, Paper Tigers by Damien Angelica Walters, and We are Monsters by Brian Kirk. 

1st place: The Physical copy of Gutted along with all ebooks in 2nd place.

Thanks for listening and participating!

DD Episode 63: Stranger Things

This week is all about the new Netflix show, Stranger Things. Jason and Michael go deep into this rabbit hole of spoilery to discuss the show itself, their thoughts, the references to 70s and 80s material, and some fun trivia. 

There's also a contest! 

Regarding the contest, details have changed since the original announcement within this episode. There's better chances to win now with more books. Keep checking the facebook pages to learn how to enter. Contest runs until September the 10th.

Songs heard: Floating Cube & Omniverse by S U R V I V E. Theme song for Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. Should I stay or Should I go by The Clash.


DD Episode 62: Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk is a new and upcoming horror writer to watch out for. He is our guest this week on the Darkness Dwells Podcast where he and Jason talk about his short story in the Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories anthology from Crystal Lake Publishing along with his novel WE ARE MONSTERS. They also talk about horror fans and their attraction to dark things, writing horror, mental illness, It Follows, and The Babadook. It's a great conversation to be a fly on the wall for.

Michael is back and he and Jason talk about The Blair Witch Project's historical and brilliant marketing along with how creepy that film actually is. They also discuss The Woods, the "secret" sequel to The Blair Witch coming out this fall. There's great disappointment in the new Cenobite pictures they lament over and much praise for The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's first two original films.

Time for tea, a comfy chair (or the seat you sit on during your commute), and earphones.

Contact Brian Kirk Online:


Music Heard:

Devil Rides & Teenage Exorcists - Both songs by Mogwai 

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:


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:




Jasper deals with a heckler at a public reading.

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 54: Sephera Giron

Jason spoke with Sephera Giron while he was at the Ad Astra convention. They discuss everything from Sephera's books, her life & the writing life, Star Wars, Kylo Ren, insanity, fun with publishers, and of course the death bird. Jason and Michael also catch up with some interesting movie news, including but not limited to Leatherface and a possible Beetlejuice Part II.

Songs Heard:

Scorpionica by Orange Goblin  

Devil's Bride by Electric Wizard

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DD Episode 53: Castle Freak & Night Show by Richard Laymon Review

Jason and Michael discuss lots of things this week. Included are Jason's trip to Ad Astra, Toronto's sci-fi, fantasy, and horror convention. They also discuss Star Wars, the Puppetmaster franchise, Transformers, and The Craft. The conversation for the week, however, is the 1995 Stuart Gordon Film, Castle Freak.

Music Heard:

Castle in the Darkness by Dracula

Ghosts of a Dead Empire by SubRosa

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DD Episode 52: Laird Barron Pt. 2 & Pretty Little Dead Girls Review

Laird Barron and Jason talk about Laird's works.  Jason and Michael talk about horror books and movies. Christina reviews Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy by Mercedes M. Yardley.



Music Heard:

Fumblin' With The Blues by Tom Waits

Dead Roots Stirring by Elder

Photo of Laird by the sea: JD Busch

Photo of Laird on a chair: unknown

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

Photo of Laird on a chair: unknown

Photo of Laird by the sea by JD Busch