Author: Jason Henderson


Castle of Horror: Krampus Is Here To End 2016 Once and For All

We talk about Michael Dougherty‘s spooky, odd, disturbing and kind of wonderful 2015 film Krampus starring Adam Scott, and wrap up our 2016 season. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/krampus_rev.mp3 Or Listen on YouTube: Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is hosted here. Get our RSS Feed. Subscribe at iTunes. […]

Castle of Horror Interview: Darren Lynn Bousman On His Movie Abattoir And How Home Video Can Rob Us Of Experiences

We talk to Darren Lynn Bousman, director of the noir-infused “ultimate haunted house movie” about the challenges of scaring people who won’t pay attention and the many influences on Abattoir. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/bousman_rev.mp3 Or listen on YouTube: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is hosted here. Get our RSS […]

Castle of Horror: Welcome to the Ultimate Haunted House: We Talk Darren Bousman’s New Abattoir

We talk about the brand-new “ultimate haunted house movie” Abattoir, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman of the SAW series, starring Jessica Lowndes, and based on the Radical comic series. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/abattoir_rev.mp3 Or Listen on YouTube: Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is […]

Castle of Horror: Dark, Cosmic Horror Comes To The Wild West In Death Wind

“Weird Western” has returned to the forefront of horror ever since the grim, fresh Bone Tomahawk. Now Travis Heermann, author of the feudal Japan fantasy series Ronin, sets off in a new direction with co-writer Jim Pinto to write Death Wind, which he says brings “Lovecraftian horror” to the west. In the book, Pioneer doctor Charles Zimmerman must […]

Peter Cushing’s Frankenstein Is A Bad, Bad Man In Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

The Frankenstein Retrospective continues! We wrap up our retrospective with a look at Terence Fisher‘s 1969 Hammer film Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. In it, Peter Cushing plays the role of the evil Baron for the fifth time, making this series a remarkably resilient one. We talk about how strange it is to have a protagonist who is […]

Castle Talk: Turn 18, Turn Crazy and Kill in Gregg Hurwitz’ New Novel The Rains

New York Times Best-seller Gregg Hurwitz talks about The Rains: A Novel from Tor Books, in which all the adults are becoming mindless murderers, and a pair of brothers must race to defeat the plague before one of them falls victim. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Gregg_hurwitz_rev.mp3 Or listen on YouTube: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us […]

Castle of Horror: Frankenstein Gets It Down Cold In Revenge of Frankenstein

The Frankenstein Retrospective continues! Hammer Horror continues to define itself with the 1958 follow-up to Curse of Frankenstein, Revenge of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing. Listen here:  http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/revenge_frank_rev.mp3 Or listen on YouTube if you prefer: Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is hosted here. Get […]


Castle of Horror: Curse of Frankenstein Ushers In the Dawn Of Hammer

The Frankenstein Retrospective jumps forward and enters the garish, glamorous land of Hammer Horror with the film that launched the modern gothic era, The Curse of Frankenstein. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/curseoffrankenstein.mp3 Or listen on YouTube if you prefer: Check out the trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show is […]

Castle Talk: J.A. Pitts On His New Sara Beauhall Urban Fantasy, Night Terrors

John Pitts is the author of the Sarah Beauhall urban fantasy series including Black Blade Blues (2010), Honeyed Words (2011), Forged in Fire (2012), with the fourth book, Night Terrors (2016), coming out now from Wordfire Press. We talk about writing female antagonists and the sources of urban fantasy– and just how many words a day you can get when you’re really rolling. […]

Castle Talk: Return To Dark Shadows With Lara Parker’s “Heiress Of Collinwood”

Lara Parker has written a series of gothic novels that follow up on the original TV series Dark Shadows, and this month she releases the most anticipated Dark Shadows story yet. Heiress of Collinwood promises a solution to the mystery that drove the show’s very first seasons: the secret origin of Victoria Winters, the governess whose […]

Castle Of Horror: Bela Lugosi Actually Very Good In Son Of Frankenstein

We wrap up the first half of our tour of Frankenstein movies with 1939’s Son of Frankenstein, which boasts an amazing cast– Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff— and cements many of the tropes we associate with Universal Horror. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/son_of_frankenstein_39.mp3 Check out the trailer:   Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us […]

Castle Of Horror: The Monster Grows Up In Bride Of Frankenstein

This week we continue our Frankenstein retrospective– we’re covering SIX Frankenstein films; three classic Universal pictures, three sexy, swinging-60s color pictures from Hammer Studios. This time it’s Bride of Frankenstein, directed by James Whale. The production is bigger, with more music and spectacle and a slightly revamped monster. Boris Karloff is bigger and a little angrier, but he also gives us […]







You Go Jogging And Learn All Your Neighbors Are Dead. That’s Forced Move.

The Castle Talk Podcast talks to producer Barry Barclay and writer/director Tony Bloodworth about their indy thriller Forced Move— we touch on the challenges of indy filming and why serial killers stick together.   Listen to this episode here: Check out the trailer:   Castle of Horror Podcast Links: Join us over on Facebook to chime in. The show […]