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Castle Talk: The Bad Imaginary Friend of Adam Egypt Mortimer's Daniel isn't Real

Castle Talk: The Bad Imaginary Friend of Adam Egypt Mortimer’s “Daniel Isn’t Real”

This episode we’re chatting with Adam Egypt Mortimer, director and co-writer of Daniel Isn’t Real, which the studio describes thus: Daniel Isn’t Real is about a troubled college freshman Luke (Miles Robbins) who suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) to help him cope. Charismatic and full of […]



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Castle Talk: David Moody on Chokehold, Zombies, and Publishing

  This episode we chat with David Moody, whose new book Chokehold comes from St. Martin’s Griffin books. The book ends a couple of book cycles for Moody, it’s the final book in the Hater series that began in 2006, and the Final War series which began in 2017 with the acclaimed One of Us […]

Castle Talk: Cory Doctorow on Disney's Carousel of Progress and Lost Optimism

Castle Talk: Cory Doctorow on Disney’s Carousel of Progress and Lost Optimism

This week we’re chatting with Cory Doctorow about a topic that just fascinated the science fiction writer and futurist—enough that he wrote the amazing novella The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow—and fascinated host Jason Henderson: the Walt Disney World attraction Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. Doctorow (at craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist […]

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Castle of Horror: Salem’s Lot (2004): The Stephen King Retrospective

This week we continue our Stephen King Retrospective with a look at the 2004 miniseries Salem’s Lot, starring Rob Lowe and Andre Braugher and Rutger Hauer. Directed by Mikael Salomon for TNT, Salem’s Lot had to fight an uphill battle, to begin with. Tobe Hoober of Poltergeist and Texas Chainsaw Massacre had delivered a scary, […]

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Castle Talk: Leanna Renee Hieber, Gothic Expert, and the Sanctuary of Spirits

The Castle Talk Podcast chatted with Leanna Renee Hieber while the prolific author was pulled over “in Amish Country” on the way to the Steampunk and Fantasy Showcase in Manheim, PA. Hieber is a creator of what has been termed “Gaslamp Fantasy,” a cousin of steampunk that tends to take place in the Victorian/Edwardian eras […]


Castle of Horror: Doctor Sleep: The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: Doctor Sleep: The Stephen King Retrospective

[SPOILERS FOR THE SHINING] This week we continue our Stephen King retrospective with Doctor Sleep, directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Ewan MacGregor as Danny Torrance, the boy who escaped the Overlook Hotel at the end of The Shining. Which The Shining, you might ask? There are so many: from the Stephen King book came […]

Castle of Horror: The Stephen King Retrospective

Castle of Horror: The Shining (1997): The Stephen King Retrospective

In the lobby of the lovely Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado sits a gift shop, right next to the wide, wooden central stair. The gift shop long ago embraced the one thing that the Stanley is most famous for above all else: its place as the inspiration, so the legend goes, for Stephen King’s […]

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Castle Talk: Frank Sabatella on The Shed: Suspense, Bullying, and Monsters

This week, Castle Talk podcast chatted with Frank Sabatella, writer and director of the new film The Shed. The Shed tells the story of a bullied young man Stan (Ja Hay Warren) and his best friend Dommer (Cody Kostro) discover a murderous vampire living in Stan’s shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has […]




Castle Talk: Rob Zombie on 3 From Hell And How Visionaries Need A Clear Goal

Castle Talk: Rob Zombie on “3 from Hell” and How Visionaries Need a Clear Goal

3 From Hell is Rob Zombie’s long-awaited followup to the crime film The Devil’s Rejects, itself a sequel to the nightmarishly bloody and phosphorescent House of 1000 Corpses. 3 From Hell follows the remaining members of the Firefly family as they run from the law and try to make sense of their future. The film debuts […]

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Castle Talk: Grady Hendrix Serves Up 70s-Style Satanic Villain in “Satanic Panic”

Grady Hendrix is a popular horror author of such books as My Best Friend’s Exorcism and the amazing nonfiction look at vintage horror, Paperbacks from Hell. He’s the writer of the new movie Satanic Panic starring Hayley Griffith (The Mysteries of Laura), Ruby Modine (Happy Death Day franchise) and Rebecca Romijn (X-Men franchise, Star Trek: Discovery), director […]

Castle Talk: Robert Patrick on Acting, Aging, and Tone-Deaf

Castle Talk: Robert Patrick on Acting, Aging, and “Tone-Deaf”

Robert Patrick talks about his role in Tone-Deaf and advice for young actors. Tone-Deaf is written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr. (Trash Fire, Suburban Gothic), and stars Robert Patrick (“Scorpion,” Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Amanda Crew (“Silicon Valley,” The Age of Adaline), about a young woman who rents an ornate country house to […]