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Castle Talk: “No one was going to stop him.” Greg Sestero On His Journey With “The Disaster Artist”
Jason chats with Greg Sestero, whose memoir of the making of the cult drama The Room has been turned into a new film with James Franco and Seth Rogen. Part Great Gatsby, part Ed Wood, the book is an exploration of the strange friendship at the heart of the making... Read more
Castle Talk: “Monster Mash” is a Tour Through The Famous Monsters Of Your Mind
This week Jason talks to Mark Voger, author of Monster Mash: The Creepy, Kooky Monster Craze In America 1957-1972 (Twomorrows Publishing). We get into horror hosts, toys, books, movies, and why monsters became an integral part of mid-century pop culture. You can find Mark at www.markvoger.com. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/Mark_Voger_-_Monster_Mash_rev.mp3 Listen on... Read more
Castle Talk: In Laura Bickle’s Nine Of Stars, Heroine Petra Dee Faces A Wolf-Hunting Were-Elk
  Laura Bickle’s new book Nine of Stars launches a new series called Wildlands, about a woman who battles supernatural villains in the wilds of modern Wyoming. We talk about writing, what makes Weird Westerns versus Urban Fantasy, and more.   Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/bickle_rev.mp3 Or listen on YouTube: Castle... Read more
Castle of Horror Interview: “The Demon In Business Class” Explores The Evil Of The One Per Cent
  The Demon in Business Class is a tale of corporate espionage and demon wars, told in a knowing way by former AOL road warrior Anthony Dobranski in his debut novel. We chat about what went into this brand-new urban fantasy. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/dobranski_rev.mp3  Or listen on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNcUqSr6T2E Castle... Read more
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... Read more
Castle Talk: David Bowles On Real Ghosts Of The Rio Grande Valley, Border Lore TV Plans, And Mexican Kaiju
David Bowles is one of the most prolific writers this show has ever talked to, and he often returns to his native Rio Grande Valley of Texas for source material. A professor at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley, David’s new books are GHOSTS OF THE RIO GRANDE,... Read more
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... Read more
Return To The Gothic Secrets Of Dark Shadows In 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... Read more
Book Review: Tobin’s Spirit Guide (Official Ghostbusters Edition)

Ever since the original Ghostbusters film in 1984, fans of the franchise have been fascinated by the volume of supernatural lore known as Tobin’s Spirit Guide. It was mentioned twice in the movie and never shown, but for some reason it came to be known as an encyclopedia of supernatural knowledge. It was used countless times in The Real Ghostbusters animated series. Any time Egon Spengler needed information on whatever ghost or phenomenon the Ghostbusters were investigating in that particular episode, he’d look it up in Tobin’s Spirit Guide.

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Sometimes You Find Letters In An Old Barn: Ruth Franklin on Her Biography of Shirley Jackson
Ruth Franklin spent six years putting together her new biography of Shirley Jackson, “A Rather Haunted Life.” In our conversation she talks about whether or not the reputation of the author of The Lottery and The Haunting of Hill House needs to be reclaimed, and how sometimes researching someone... Read more