EPISODE 37: Lizzie Borden’s Ax
Bram Stoker award-winning author Lisa Mannetti joins hosts Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham to talk about her writing as we continue to celebrate Women in Horror Month. Her novella, The Box Jumper—a historical fiction about the great Harry Houdini—was awarded best novella of the year by This is Horror. She shares a couple true ghost experiences from her visit to the Lizzie Borden House, and we play a reading from The Box Jumper that was recorded live at a What Are You Afraid Of? reading event in Philadelphia last year. We also feature part one of an interview with Hannah Neurotica, founder of Women in Horror Month, discussing the motivations behind her movement. This is Hannah’s first interview in years, and the show is honored to have her. Phil discusses his new movie, The Following Man, now available through the website #indiefilm area. Join us as we drive an ax into old horror prejudices and provide you with some fantastic darkness, writing wisdom and magical entertainment. Follow @PFWHATAFRAIDOF - www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com
EPISODE 36: ZOMBIE GIRL
Lynne Hansen, filmmaker, is on the show tonight to share her wisdom and experience as a horror cinematic genius. She shares the mic with us as we talk about her famed film projects such as the award winning short, CHOMP. “I am absolutely in love with telling a story in a single image.” Lynne Hansen on filmmaking. Lynne shares two stories with us: a paranormal encounter on the Queen Mary and a dark story called Alone. On Para-X Radio at 9PM EST and soon available for download from What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Episode 36: Zombie Girl. We also have a song from Neurotic Wreck, a haunting melody called One Skin Too Few. Oh, and yes, CLOWN NEWS is back with new sightings. The clown invasion begins anew in the spring. +50,000 direct downloads! And more on PARA-X RADIO. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com
Strange days we’re living in. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas make them stranger with Episode 35. They finish their trilogy of true ghost stories from the theater with the tale Forge Theater sent to us by horror author PD Cacek, read by British folksinger, David Walton. These actors don’t know when to quit! Fox interviews Shannon Giglio of Georgia, author of the noble novel, Short Bus Heroes, as part of their celebration for Women in Horror Month. They talk about the challenges women horror authors have to face and she gives advice to new authors struggling to get their start. Fox shares a reading from her current work in progress, Strange as Angels. Oh! Shannon’s disappointed David Bowie hasn’t returned to tell us about the afterlife. And, in their tireless search for indie music and because their recording day was snowed out, the hosts feature two songs from folk performer Zapa: the very dark melodies, Ghost and Strange Strangers. Strange strangers, strange angels and strange authors on EPISODE 35: Strange Days.
It is a world of demons, ghosts and monsters. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas revel in it, exploring the darkness and keeping you informed about the current state of ghouls in the world. The ghouls are coming to get you. And we’ll be following, laughing.
Who is the man in the hat? He appears before your bed as a harbinger of darkness and bad times. He comes leading a pack of ghosts that infest your home or brings terrible tragedy to your life. Phil Thomas discusses this specter of urban legend. Fox keeps everyone updated on the epidemic of demonic possessions of high schools in Jamaica. Yes, it’s a thing there.
Horror author PD Cacek shares another of her haunted theater stories, talking about the crying woman and the gentlemen ghosts of the Morrison Theater, a building that used to be a house of ill repute. Dark jazz man Wily Bo Walker returns with the Rattlin Bone Theater with his macabre song, Little Gina. And they finish their Dark Ones authors' series with a reading of John Foster's dark work of spies in Eastern Europe, Mister White read by Daniel Braum at the KGB Bar and Lit Club in NYC. Who is Mister White? Don’t say his name! Published by Grey Matter Press.
We return next week with our next Women in Horror episode. Check out the website for expanded content and our archive of recorded ghost stories at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com. Twitter @pfwhatafraidof