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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 […]

[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: Listen on YouTube: Check out the […]

[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. […]

Castle Talk: Darren Lynn Bousman on Convent Psycho-Thriller ‘St. Agatha’

St. Agatha is a brand-new psychological horror film (but don’t worry, it gets intense and sometimes gory) about a young conwoman (Sabrina Kern) in the 1950s who, finding herself broke and pregnant, joins a convent only to find herself trapped by an evil Mother Superior (Carolyn Hennessy.) It’s an amazingly powerful performance from both, and […]

Castle Talk: Kelly Meding’s “Stray Moon”, Why Urban Fantasy Thrives

Kelly Meding’s Stray Moon from Harper Voyager is a follow-up to her book Stray Magic which about one Shiloh Harrison and her team of Paranormal Marshals who are once again put between upholding the law and doing what is right. Werewolves are going missing and it’s up to Shiloh to help. We talk about dark […]

Castle Talk: Anthony Rotolo Will Make You Remember The Golden Age Of TV Horror For You

Tonight we’re chatting with Anthony Rotolo, the creator of the TV Terror Podcast. TV Terror is the show devoted to horror, thriller, and suspense programming from the movie-for-the-week golden age and beyond. We talk about why made-for-TV movies were ever a thing, and the strange time we’re living in when everything can be preserved, yet […]

Castle Talk: Limetown Returns with New Book, Facebook Show with Jessica Biel

In 2015, Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie launched the Limetown podcast, about an NPR-style reporter investigating the mass disappearance at a corporate town in Tennessee. On the iTunes homepage, the podcast went to the #1 US slot—topping This American Life and Serial. With its cult following, season two is now here, along with a TV […]

Castle Talk: ‘Monster Party’ Delivers A Terrifying Serial Killer Support Group

In Monster Party, which comes out on November 2, three young thieves plan to rob a dinner party at a fancy Malibu mansion, only to discover that the dinner guests are all serial killers with no intention of letting them leave. Jason chats with writer/director Chris von Hoffmann on how to make horror with tension. Listen here: […]

Castle Talk: Killer Kate! Director To Recreate Tight, Claustrophobic Thrillers

In Killer Kate! , which comes out in theaters and VOD on October 26, soon-to-be-bride Angie invites her estranged sister Kate to her bachelorette party held at a remote house booked on a home-sharing app. The women are unaware that by booking this house, they’re walking into a trap set in motion by a disturbed family of amateur killers who are out for […]

Castle Talk: Jordi O’Dael, Aberrant Theatre Co-Founder on The Ghost Light Anthology

Jordi O’Dael is one of the co-founders of Aberrant Theatre, a brand-new horror-centric theatre company, and the director of The Ghost Light Anthology – Aberrant’s first major Toronto production. A life-long horror fan with years of experience both on stage and behind the scenes, they co-founded Aberrant earlier this year as a way of bringing […]