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

DD Episode 81: Kenneth W. Cain & Edging by Michael Schutz

Kenneth W. Cain is a writer, a music lover, and an overall great guy. Jason and Michael got to talk to him about Pink Floyd, the writing life, and his new collection EMBERS.

Visit Ken online: https://kennethwcain.com

Jason also grills Michael about his new book, EDGING. https://www.amazon.com/dp/069286394X/



Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd

Beneath A Burning Sun by Cities of Mars

DD Episode 79: A Tribute to Bill Paxton

This week, Jason and Michael pay tribute to the supporting actor who helped make genre movies so much fun. RIP Bill Paxton!

Music Heard:

Reach and World Without Walls by Martini Ranch.


Below are the  clips added in this episode. The Best of Chet is best watched, though it also works well just listening to it. 

DD Episode 78: Lynn Bachman pt. 2

Lynn Bachman drops by to discuss all her projects including writing, book cover art design, book trailers, and more.  Visit her online: https://www.facebook.com/writerbachman

Meanwhile, Jason and Michael become distracted by cats vs dogs, the coming Netflix adaptation of Castlevania, and a list of five recent German horror movies found on the iHorror website: http://ihorror.com/5-recent-german-horror-movies-check-out/


Music Heard:

Tempest by Shroud Eater

Beasts of Prey by Sunnata

DD Episode 76: 2016 in Review

We're back!!! This week Jason and Michael discuss news, movies to look forward to in 2017 (from an article written by DeAnna Janes for the-line-up.com - http://www.the-line-up.com/upcoming-horror-movies-2017/), and then review favorites and not so favorites of 2016 in movies, books, and all the great authors we talked to last year. And just like 2016, this episode is a giant. So grab a soda pop or a tea, sit down, and dig in.


Music Heard:

Break the Machine by Elbrus

Made of Rats and The Abyss by Orange Goblin

DD Ep 74: Mark Allan Gunnells Pt. 2

Mark returns to discuss his new releases, CURTAIN CALL and WHERE THE DEAD GO TO DIE. They also discuss writing short stories, what it's like to have a collection out with Cemetery Dance, collaborating, and so much more. Jason then reviews Halloween House of Horrors by Mark.

Music Heard:

Riverhead by Prick

Came Back Haunted by Nine Inch Nails

Deformography by Marilyn Manson

Thanks for listening, everyone. Stay tuned for our Christmas episode coming to you very shortly.

DD Episode 73: Jay Michael Wright II

Jay Michael Wright II (AKA Mikey Bookout) joins Jason and Michael. We discuss the blindness he suffered for over ten years and how he managed to beat it and sell two books within a year afterward. We also discuss the horror genre itself along with the future of horror with bold predictions of what we think is in store for the future of the genre.

Music Heard:

Crawling on the Ceiling by Generation of Vipers

DD Episode 72: Johnny Daggers

This week, Jason and Michael are joined by Johnny Daggers to discuss his movies, his book NEVERLASTING, life and death, the macabre, Leonard Cohen, and much more. There was some technical difficulties involving Jason's microphone at the very beginning of the interview, and he apologizes for the choppy quality while Johnny discusses his childhood. From there on, though, the quality is great. 

Buy Johnny's book: https://www.amazon.com/Neverlasting-Johnny-Daggers/dp/0997773014/

Visit Johnny Online: http://www.johnnydaggers.com

Music Heard:

Everybody Knows & You Want It Darker, both songs by Leonard Cohen. RIP Leonard.