To celebrate the Winter Solstice, hosts T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas join rising horror author John C. Foster in a holiday-themed episode of What Are You Afraid Of? We open the show with a true ghost story sent to us from the Philippines: Malevolent Spirits in the Banana Fields. Phil, Fox and John talk about the true pagan history of the holiday of Christmas, writing in the Indie industry, Charles Dickens and life & light after nearly dying of cancer. Two Christmas short fictions are presented by Phil & John especially written for the show and narrated. British folk-singer David Walton returns with a mournful version of Greensleeves, and Santa tries to deliver toys to a world taken over by zombies. Join us for a dark holiday.
On Episode 5, T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas feature author Guy Anthony De Marco. He shares with us three true ghost stories, narrated by David Walton, and then Fox interview's Guy, elaborating on his stories, of the demonic creature known as The Un who haunted his family. Guy also shares with us wisdom about the writing industry.
The Twelve Days of Zombie Christmas premiers on this episode after Fox talks about a ghost encounter he had while visiting City Hall in Philadelphia to start celebrating Yule. We talk about Yule and its significance to pagans and various versions of A Christmas Carol from Charles Dickens.
We close the show with our first piece of dark fiction from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Flowers Blooming in the Season of Atrophy from author Max Booth III, another kind of horror than supernatural, recorded by T. Fox Dunham.
On the 4th Episode of our growing podcast, we celebrate our new sponsorship from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. PMMP will support the show financially and provide top horror authors to create a new dark fiction segment on the show, exploring the dark spectrum of our theme: the paranormal, folklore, music, stories, artwork and the industry whether film, writing or art. We seek our dark spirits.
Wake up Daddy, our true ghost story was sent to the ghost story folklore archive from retired Texas teacher, Janine Gossett—Janine was my spiritual mother whom I loved as such, and I lost her on January 2nd, while my then fiancé, Allison, looked for a wedding dress. This is her voice speaking of another voice—a chain of echoes from the grave.
David Walton, our folk-singing friend from Plymouth—performs the medieval melody, The Unquiet Grave by playing guitar, flute and singing. A female ghost is unable to rest because of the undying devotion of her love.
You crave one kiss from my clay-cold lips
But my breath is earthly strong. . .
Predators exist in the darkness, waiting to feast on the hot life of the living. We are not secure. We broadcast a frightening & cautionary tale—an interview with Ron Saul, previous ghost hunter, who tells his story of bringing back with him a demonic attachment from Pennhurst Asylum of Philadelphia. A dark force attached to Ron while he ghost-hunted at Pennhurst, and he took it home then fought demonic oppression for nearly a year. He speaks of how to prevent it in this terrifying story.
All brave paranormal investigators--seekers of the truth--endanger themselves in each hunt.
Finally, to start off our short fiction segment, host T. Fox Dunham reads his published zombie story, Sister Sarah. This story was originally published in Hazardous Press Zombie Bites Anthology, and this is the first of many great stories coming from top horror authors through PMMP to be featured on the podcast. A young woman takes care of her ungrateful siblings during a zombie apocalypse, and she finally has enough! I wrote this to help a friend survive the responsibilities of her siblings.
This episode shows our range of content—the many spectrums of horror. Much more coming including our Christmas episode with great horror authors writing our stories and true ghost stories to terrify. We will be talking to authors and ghost hunters, plus a little humor.
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