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

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