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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 […]



Castle Talk: Relive The Birth Of TV Horror With Master Of Dark Shadows

[Castle Talk] Relive The Birth Of TV Horror With ‘Master Of Dark Shadows’

  David Gregory has made documentaries about a slew of films and filmmakers, most notably 2014’s terrific Lost Soul, which detailed director Richard Stanley‘s travails on his big screen adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Now his subject is Dark Shadows, which starred Canadian actor Jonathan Frid as vampire Barnabas Collins and inspired the 2012 […]

[Castle Talk] Hard-case Crime Meets Gothic In Dracula's Revenge

[Castle Talk] Hard-Case Crime Meets Gothic In “Dracula’s Revenge”

Charles Rutledge is the author of “Dracula’s Revenge: A Jennifer Grail/Carter Decamp Novella”, which mashes up hard-case-style crime with gothic horror.  Rutledge is the co-author of three books in the Griffin and Price Crime/Horror series; “Blind Shadows”, “Congregations of the Dead”, and “A Hell Within”, all written with James A. Moore. We talk about the rebirth […]

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[Castle Talk] “Teen Movie Hell” And The Death Of The American Virgin

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden is the author of Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!, an extensive look at the pre-internet era of teen comedies. We talk about why there’s no longer such a thing as a teen sex comedy, why some people think Ferris Bueller is the worst, and […]

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[Castle Talk] ‘The Haunting Of Sharon Tate’ Breathes New Life Into The Manson Story By Focusing On The Victims

Daniel Farrands‘ new film The Haunting of Sharon Tate tells a fictionalized story of the final days of actress Sharon Tate and her friends, including celebrity stylist Jay Sebring and coffee heiress Abigail Folger. We chat with Jonathan Bennett and Lydia Hearst, who play Sebring and Folger. Listen here: http://audio.voxnest.com/stream/6f142deca77f468b96afa07d21684af0/traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Sharon_Tate_Actors_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out the […]

[Castle Talk] League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen Hid An Amazing Nemo

[Castle Talk] ‘League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen’ Hid An Amazing Nemo

This week, we wrap up our retrospective of movies featuring Jules Verne’s immortal creation Captain Nemo with the 2003 steampunk literary mashup The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Boy was this movie controversial– taking the source material and bending it in ways that enraged fans of the book, the film itself starts out strong enough and, […]

[Castle of Horror] ‘The Amazing Captain Nemo’ Gives Nemo The 70s Buck Rogers Treatment

This week, we continue our retrospective on movies featuring Jules Verne’s immortal Captain Nemo (tying in with the release of Young Captain Nemo in March) with Irwin Allen’s 1978 science fiction film (really a packaged release of three episodes of a TV series) The Amazing Captain Nemo, AKA The Return of Captain Nemo. This is a film that all of […]





[Castle Talk] Eyal Klass On ‘The Lost Puzzler’: Why Post-Apocalyptic Fiction Endures

Eyal Kless is a classical violinist who currently teaches violin in the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, and performs with the Israel Haydn String Quartet, which he founded. He calls in from a visit to Stuttgart to discuss his new post-apocalyptic book The Lost Puzzler, a rich vision about the search for a boy who can unlock any puzzle. […]



‘Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail’: Check Out the Podcast Trailer Ahead of Its March Premiere [EXCLUSIVE]

[Joint Exclusive] Following up on the success of original podcast series Marvel’s Wolverine: The Long Night, Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit”) is “SNIKT!”-ing the claws once again for Marvel and Stitcher with Marvel’s Wolverine: The Lost Trail. The 10-episode second season will air weekly and exclusively on Stitcher Premium, beginning Monday, March 25, 2019. Later in 2019, the […]

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Castle of Horror: ‘Hellraiser’ Had Ideas Horror NEVER Touched Before

This week, we have the first of a two-part Hellraiser series, starting with the  1987 original Hellraiser directed by Clive Barker himself. Andrew Robinson, who had played the mad killer Scorpio in Dirty Harry, here plays two characters with great skill, but the real star is the concept of the Cenobites. These “super-butchers” are a […]