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What Are You Afraid of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast

A regular podcast that features the paranormal and Indie horror industry. We feature new true ghost stories submitted to us from international sources. We interview horror authors, ghost hunters and people who have suffered paranormal experiences. We talk about folklore and explore the greater world. Is there life beyond? Art, stories and observations about the veil.
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Apr 21, 2017

Episode 43: WATCHERS

The dead are always watching you, even if you cannot see them. Horror author T. Fox Dunham and filmmaker Phil Thomas return once again to invite you to look into their dark world. They open with a ghost story from show fan, Jess G. of California, I’m Watching You read by British folksinger, David Walton. Then they return to the phenomenal short story, Talk To Leo by John Foster. The hosts play an encore of the entire story and finally reveal its horrific ending. They spend some time discussing haunted places in the world and Phil’s new short horror film, Doppelganger, available through the website. David Walton returns with an old British folksong, Poverty Knocks. Have that feeling you’re being watched? You are. www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com

Apr 6, 2017

EPISODE 42:

APOCALYPSE

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Humans are obsessed with the end of the world. Many times in history has some prophet predicted the apocalypse, and yet history continues. On this episode of What Are You Afraid Of? hosts Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham discuss the many ways the end might have come and why people find the idea exciting. We feature a ghost story from Scotland read by British folksinger, David Walton, called Did You Hear the Ghosts and also play for you a selection of EVPS—the captured voice of ghosts—from Gaylen Chauncey, founder of Afterlife Goes On Paranormal Group in Virginia. Horror author John Foster, author of Mister White from Grey Matter Press, returns with the second part of his dark serial, Talk to Leo. T. Fox Dunham joins the readers this week with his apocalyptic tale about the AIDS epidemic in Africa—a true world ending event for the people there. Loftän, a duo playing a fusion of German & American sound, close the show with their song, Undercover Girl, on Philadelphia’s Home for Horror: What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show on PARA-X Radio on Friday’s at 9PM EST.

Mar 30, 2017

EPISODE 41:

DEMONIC DOLLS

 

Demonic Dolls for sale on ebay, ghost meter verified! Fans are obsessed with haunted objects—the natural combination of material culture and ghost stories. Horror author T. Fox Dunham & filmmaker Phil Thomas return to discuss this new bit of folk culture. Our third host, occult scholar & paranormal investigator Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan returns for an interview to talk about the ethics of paranormal groups who inform families of demonic or inhuman hauntings. David Walton, our British folksinger, tells another story of Devon, England—a dark tale of a malevolent spirit haunting the land in The Demon of Spreyton. To finish off this talented cadre, musician and political activities Michael Garrett, composer of the show theme music, comes on the show to talk about the new protest-music of his Indie band, Modern Architecture. We play his song, Protest Arson. Are your dolls haunted? You can get a good price online!

Mar 24, 2017

EPISODE 40

KILLER BUNNY

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To celebrate Ostara, on Episode 40 of What Are You Afraid? Horror & Paranormal Show, the hosts talk about the killer bunny! This evil Easter bunny steals your candy and eats your spleen. We didn’t believe in Peter Rotten-tail before the end of this episode. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas celebrate the coming of spring with dark stories and songs. After the author’s usual banter, British folksinger David Walton narrates and sings a story from his home country in England—Devon in the south—about a vengeful ghost much like the banshee who takes out her broken heart on young couples. He finishes this story with a gorgeous melody he composed to celebrate this traditional British horror folktale. Phil updates the fans on his cinematic progress with a new short film called Doppelganger. Clown News returns with reports of a verified terrorist clown sighting in Pittsburgh and news of the good clowns who gather at a London church to pray and celebrate their gift of making children happy. Fox & Phil also discuss dark internet legends including the Marianas Trench deep-web and an elusive group of elites called The Cicada 3031 whose intentions are unknown—perhaps world domination if you can figure out their riddles. John C. Foster, author of Grey Matter Press’ Mister White, returns with part one of his dark short story about psychiatrists and marionettes, Talk to Leo part one, narrated by voice actress, Linda Jones. Then we enjoy a hard rock number from a Boston band called Pipe Choir with their song A Dark Blue Arc. John Foster returns with his first investigation of New York City’s paranormal history with­ Hart Island—ghosts of American civil war prisoners still haunt there. Phil & Fox close the show with an encounter with the EVIL BUNNY—the animal which leaves a terrible mess on the carpet. Come see if they make it out alive!

Mar 17, 2017

EPISODE 39:

GHOSTS OF IRELAND

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Celebrating the rich tradition of Irish ghost stories, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas tell selected tales from Ireland’s folklore. Stories of the coach of death, banshees, lost ladies in white and old soldiers still seeking revenge, plus many more. Ireland is a dangerous place for the living! Episode 39 is a treasury of great Irish folktales to chill you, revising some of the content from Episode 11: Banshees but with 40 minutes of new content. T. Fox Dunham reads a segment from his chilling horror novel, MERCY—a dark metaphor about the author’s long battle with an aggressive form of blood cancer that few others have survived—and Fox interviews author and musical reporter Shawn Macomber about his work with Fangoria, Rue Morgue and Gray Matter Press. British Folksinger enchants by singing the haunting Irish melody, Molly or Alive Alive-o, and the show finishes with one last Irish ghost story.

Mar 9, 2017

EPISODE 38

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We might all be insane and haunted. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas embrace it. On Episode 38 of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Show, they bring you another true story about the Lizzie Borden house, written by Bram Stoker award-winning writer, Lisa Mannetti. Founder of Women in Horror Month and filmmaker Hannah Neurotica returns for her profile interview to talk about her love of horror and how she has to fight mental illness so she can create. German poet Marieluise Niehus reads two of her dark verses in haunting tone, and British folksinger David Walton narrates a macabre tale from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing by George Cotronis, Dead Things. Follow the show on twitter at @pfwhatafraidof.

Feb 24, 2017

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

Feb 18, 2017

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

 

Feb 10, 2017

EPISODE 35

STRANGE DAYS

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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.

 

 

Feb 4, 2017

Episode 34

HORROR WORLD

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

Jan 20, 2017

EPISODE 33:

DEMONS OF VERMONT

 

T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas continue their tribute to Women in Horror Month in February by featuring paranormal author & demonic victim, Kristel Smart, author of the terrifying account of her family’s demonic oppression in Hinesberg House, Virginia. Her story was also featured as an episode of Syfy’s Paranormal Witness, episode 411 When Hell Freezes Over.

Kristel joins Phil & Fox as a co-host. Her story begins, as most do, when she, her daughter, her sister and childhood friend all move in together in a beautiful rustic house--their dream house, promising a bright new future. Strange events occur right away: phantom growling, weird telephone calls with no answer, children laughing in the night and dark shadows lurking—shadows with will and purpose. The air reeks of sulfur, and electrical problems cost them a fortune. The inhuman entity hurts the health of Kristel’s daughter and terrorizes them during an ice storm. At night, it is strongest.

Our British folksinger, David Walton, reads excerpts from some of Kristel’s nocturnal visits from In Stone, which is available at Amazon. David also sings a classic British folksong, the Cruel Mother, about who woman who is haunted by the children she murdered in order to seek a new husband.

We continue with our special feature on Women in Horror over the next few months with more artists, authors, musicians and those deserving of promotion. Get your spooky on at FRIDAY 9PM EST at PARA-X RADIO or download from all major podcast services. Check out the website at www.whatareyouafraidofpodcast.com for expanded material and our true ghost story archive or follow us at @pfwhatafraidof.

Jan 13, 2017

EPISODE 32: WOMEN IN HORROR

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Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas start off 2017 celebrating women’s contribution to horror, in support of Women in Horror Month which starts February. This begins a series celebrating under-represented women contributors in writing and film through their stories and interviews. Their first guest is Fox’s old friend, Lori Michelle, author of Dual Harvest, editor of Dark Moon Digest with Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and a Bram Stokers award nominee. Lori talks about her inspiration, taking care of her son, young cancer patient recently in remission, and the world of publishing from a female author’s point of view.

She shares her story ‘The Talk,’ published previously in Dark Moon Digest. Allison Ledbetter narrates the story. “All the years of her life given up to be tortured.  Why had she stayed?” It kicks you at the end.

PD Cacek, another important female voice in horror, contributed her true ghost story, Footlighters Theater. A young actress and singer named Lydia refuses to give up on her stage career even in her death. The story is narrated by our British folksinger, David Walton.

Fox & Phil discuss several uncelebrated female voices in horror and focus on Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. They talk about her tragic life, the inspiration behind this keystone novel and how she had to publish the book anonymously since she was a women writing at the time.

They’re on PARA-X RADIO at 9PM EST on FRIDAYs.

Dec 30, 2016

EPISODE 31: GHOSTS OF 2016

Several true ghost stories, interviews with paranormal investigators, dark music & fiction for to celebrate the death of the year. Embrace the darkness with us for 2017!

T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas compile their best content for 2016 on this review episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. They feature their top selections in ghost stories, segments of interviews, music and horror fiction.

Four paranormal investigators are featured in this episode. Mark Nesbitt, Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg tells the story of a haunted hospital scene from the time of the American Civil War. Debi Chestnut retells the story of her first childhood encounter with a ghost named Nathanial and her quest for sanity in an ignorant time. Zack Smith and Perry Johnson of the famous web series, Afterlife Sessions, talk about their early demonic experiences.

We play Wily Bo Walker and the Swamp Music Player’s song The Devil’s Toothpick. We’ve grown fond of Wily Bo and hope to get him on the show soon. David Walton sings the WWI folksong, The Hearse Song or The Worms Go in, made famous again by the horror story series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

The Grave Girls come back with a story collected from Old Charleston Jail, Crazy Willie, and Randi from the Cat’s Meow Mystical Store in Lansdale, PA tells of her encounter with a possessed man whose demonic keeper unleashed a plague of horseflies upon her shop. We also play horror author David Dunwoody’s insane story, Pixel.

The show returns in January 2017 with new content as the hosts explore the darkness. 

Dec 23, 2016

EPISODE 30: THE THREE GHOSTS

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Author John Foster joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas for the last episode of 2016, celebrating the works of Charles Dickens. They discuss the most famous ghost story in the English language, A Christmas Carol, it’s history and relevance to the poverty of Victorian society. The three ghosts read respective passages from the book, each playing one of the ghosts. Then they discuss their holiday traditions, the busy life of an #Indie author and John’s new book coming out from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, Baby Powder and other Deadly Substances, out in late January. Phil's new movie, A Short Term Effect is now available online. Check out this short and stunning #ghost story.

The Weird Globe tells the story of a strange and perhaps supernatural encounter on an icy winter morning. What was it? A ghost, trick of the light, perhaps a winter fey? John Foster shares a new flash fiction piece for the season, The Worm of Poe, a story about how #Christmas traditions can get insanely out of hand, read by professional voice actress, Linda Jones. Indie performer Derek Clegg ends the show with another unique and eccentric Christmas carol called I’m Not Drinking for Christmas, used with permission by the owner.

Happy Holidays, and we’ll see you in 2017 with more darkness.

Dec 16, 2016

EPISODE 29: KRAMPUS VS SANTA

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The two siblings of the winter holidays meet in combat. KRAMPUS VS SANTA! On episode 29, occult scholar and paranormal investigator of the west, Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan returns to co-host and share her expertise in both the holiday of Yule, holiday traditions and that once-forgotten Christmas bad boy, the Krampus.

After talking about holiday plans and feasting, the hosts open the show with Katie’s true ghost story, The Man in Flannel—a story about one of her early supernatural experiences on a Montana ranch.

“I looked up to see the strange man who seemed to be smiling and waving at me.” – From A Man in Flannel.

T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas & Katie Jordan then discuss the myriad traditions of the winter months. Katie shares her knowledge about the #pagan holiday of Yule, talking about the origin of many modern traditions of #Christmas—and of course the practice of #wassailing, a singing tradition best done with a little beer.

The hosts of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show were honored and terrified to be visited by the ancient Germanic demon of Yule, The #Krampus! Now popular in modern media, this demonic evil twin of the traditional character of Santa is interviewed by Katie. They discuss his pagan origins, his personal traditions such as punishing the bad children and his resurgence in culture. Of course, Santa shows up, unable to yield the spotlight, and the two get into a serious melee, all caught on the show.

Krampus: Oh, JA!. You see, I carry a stick with me and basket on my back. If a child has been naughty, I beat them with my stick. If they really make me mad, I shove them in my basket then try to drown them in the river.

Musical performer Rusty Cage performs his new holiday classic devoted to the fiend, “Krampus is Coming to Town.” They end the show with a new flash fiction piece from Phil Thomas, a dark holiday story called The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle.

Against his children’s sobbing protests, the elf went out in the garbage that night, only to make another appearance the next morning in its usual position above the fireplace. – The Elf on the Fireplace Mantle by Phil Thomas.

Have a happy #winter #solstice & #yule!

Catch the show at Fridays at 9PM on PARA-X RADIO or download it from all major #podcast services. Supported in part by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing.

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Dec 2, 2016

MERRY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY!

EPISODE 28: What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show

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The undead & flesh-hungry ghouls didn’t satiate their appetites in Zombie Turkey, and they’re back for more brain-feasting in the first episode of the 2016 Yule Season. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas dedicate another episode to zombies, inviting famed zombie-author of Empire, David Dunwoody, to an interview and to share an original horror fiction, Pixel. It’s another sick and twisted, festive show that ends when the undead mob devours our fat bodies, stuffed with goose and slowed from drinking too much eggnog.

The show opens with a true ghost story, The Harford Road Horror, a #paranormal tale sent to the show from an anonymous source in Baltimore, Maryland USA. This is a classic story of the start of an inhuman haunting, and at least the occupants knew when to get out before the walls started to bleed.

I felt a presence outside the bathroom door and never felt fear like this.

T. Fox Dunham shares some positive #CLOWN NEWS about courageous protestors who use humor and makeup to take on the KKK during a protest in the south. Bravo guys!

Horror author and zombie-writer David Dunwoody comes to the show to answer questions about his writing career and talk about his new series of books The Strange Dead from Severed Press. Born in Texas and currently wandering somewhere in Utah, David Dunwoody writes subversive horror fiction including the EMPIRE series, HELL WALKS, THE 3 EGOS, and the collections DARK ENTITIES and UNBOUND & OTHER TALES. His fiction has been published by outfits such as Gallery, Shroud, Dark Regions, Permuted and Chaosium.

Allison Ledbetter narrates Pixel from David Dunwoody—a flash horror fiction about a tiny alien dot that eventually consumes a Robert. We read as his mind and body falls to chaos.

It is the splitting of his skin. He tears his shirt open and gapes as, layer by layer, his dermis peels back in translucent leaves. Pixel is love. Robert is free. – From Pixel by David Dunwoody.

The hosts do an encore of the Zombie’s 12 Days of Christmas and play a delightful holiday carol from artist Debra Mann: Set a Place At Your Table for a Zombie. She plays the ukulele and reminds you to be nice this holiday season to the re-animated. Learn more about Badgerland music project.

Phil & Fox will return next week with #occult specialist Katie Jordan. They’ll be interviewing that forgotten holiday hero, The Krampus! Happy #Zombie Holidays!

List of music, all used with the permission of the owner. All rights still the original property of the artist. With thanks and love.

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Castle – Dedicated to HP Lovecraft – by Nemuer from Total Final Album - https://nemuer.bandcamp.com/

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Nov 23, 2016

EPISODE 27: DECEMBER DARKNESS

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The darkness is oppressive this time of the season, and horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return with episode 27 to explore the long nights, providing you some entertainment to get you through the cold season. They bring you a mix of #ghost stories, banter, film crafting and dark fiction drawn from all over the space-time continuum.

After talking some cultural philosophy about the coming winter holidays—Halfway Out of the Dark—they open the show with another true ghost story told to them by Doctor Berrett Ravenhearst from Jim Thorpe, PA as part of their new segment, ghost stories of Jim Thorpe. Fox spent the summer collecting #paranormal experiences from the small mining town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. Crossed Connections, narrated by British folksinger David Walton is another story of the dead reaching out through the phone in a series of supernatural connections or coincidences. You decide.

Phil Thomas talks film making and crafting as he overcomes common problems facing #indie #filmmakers who do not have the resources of corporate studios yet want to produce professional movies. He’s working on the final edits of the short film, A Short Term Effect, soon to be released.

They also talk about their new line of t-shirts available through TeePublic. Phil & Fox have brought in several depraved horror artists to create new designs. They’re available here for purchase along with other items such as mugs, laptop cases, cats. Would you eat What Are You Afraid Of? cereal? The hosts discuss the possibility—better with bat’s blood, not milk.

Scottish & Canadian blues artist Wily Bo Walker returns with a new song from a collaboration with The Rattlin’ Bone Theatre Show—another dark R&B dirge called ‘Shoot Me Down.’

They close the show with another reading from the KGB Club in Greenwich Village, The Dark Ones Rise—a special recorded on location hosted by T. Fox Dunham to soon be featured through the podcast. Fox reads his potent tale of a Nazi commander hunting the last elf to cure the world of false hope, a story based on Fox’s survivor’s guilt after surviving a rare lymphoma. The Last Elf.

The show is available through all major podcast services and is on Friday nights at 9PM at PARA-X RADIO. They need your true paranormal experiences. Check out the guidelines at the website and email them to whatareyouafraidof117@gmail.com. They come back in early December with the return of occult scholar Katie Jordan then #horror author John Foster.

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Nov 18, 2016

EPISODE 26: ZOMBIE TURKEY

 

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Horror author T. Fox Dunham & horror filmmaker Phil Thomas return after a two week sabbatical, recovering from Halloween. They are energized and ready to bring darkness. This time of year is the time of night, of winter, and it is vital we remember just what kind of creatures await us in the long long night.

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Fox & Phil have named this episode, Zombie Turkey, episode 26. On this special episode, they bring A Zombie’s First Thanksgiving—a comedy sketch recorded by the Bloomsburg players about an eccentric couple trying to keep the holiday alive even though most of the world has been overrun by zombies.

Doctor Berret Ravenhearst from his new age story, The Emporium of Curious Goods in Jim Thorpe, PA kicked off the host's new series, Ghost Stories of Jim Thorpe—a series of true collected tales from northern Pennsylvania. The first ghost story, read by British folksinger David Walton, tells the tale of a ghost cat seen by the owners and patrons alike.

This is also the first episode playing part one of the literary series Let The Dark Ones Rise—an evening of horror authors recorded onsite from the KGB Bar and Club in the East Village, NYC, hosted by T. Fox Dunham. This will be a special available in complete from this podcast feed, but for each episode, they will play one author reading his material. First, we hear Shawn Macomber reading his short story from Savage Beasts, an anthology of stories inspired by horror music from Grey Matter Press.

To finalize the show, after Phil and Fox’s banter, they bring you a new band out of the Czech Republic, playing a dark musical melody meant to be the soundtrack to your darkest nightmares. Nemeur plays from their Shadows of a Druid album, Caves of Damnation, played with permission from the band.

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Oct 31, 2016

EPISODE 25: HALLOWEEN NIGHT

T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas & PD Cacek bring you this special & extra episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast to celebrate Halloween 2016. It was recorded onsite at Uncanny Comics in the King of Prussia Mall, Philadelphia during their Malloween event. They handed out true ghost stories & candy then recorded the episode, joined by horror author PD Cacek who will be a regular part of the show.

The show opens with an encore of Halloween Night by #indiemusic star Monk Turner. They discussed all things Halloween and paranormal, shared a few baking tips and even interviewed a traveling magician, Doug Stafford, who was on his way to a gig in Atlantic City. Katie Jordan, the show’s occult scholar, returned to talk about some of the darker traditions of Halloween, and PD Cacek shared two ghost stories from New Hope PA, narrated by the British folksinger, David Walton.

“I’m a ghost magnet.” Horror Author PD Cacek

Noir author Paul D. Brazil of Europe gave the show a dark tale of murder and captivity below an English pub, narrated by T. Fox Dunham. And Monk Turner closed the show with a song called ‘It’s a Wicked Life’ (The Hades Song.)

“The thing lived in the furnace.” PD Cacek

The hosts wish you a happy Halloween and hope you’ll enjoy the spooky night with their show. They will be on PARA-X RADIO at a special time on Oct 31st at 8PM and then have an episode for you every week, exploring the darkness on Saturdays at 6PM and from all major podcast services. Fox will be in Richmond on Saturday, November 5th for a special night of noir readers then in Philly for a unique and secretive night of metal bands. Phil’s new horror movie is soon to be released.

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Halloween Night – Calendar – Monk Turner – With permission from the owner.

It’s a Wicked Life – Monk Turner – With permission from the owner.

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Oct 28, 2016

EPISODE 24: DAY OF THE DEAD (El Día de los Muertos)

 

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#Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas dedicate this episode of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast to the many international holidays that celebrate death. Part of their countdown to Halloween—and the countdown is nearly complete!

Phil & Fox share this episode with special guests Mark Wenger & Dan Doran: directors, scriptwriters and producers of the popular Indie horror film, Terrortory. This delightful and low-budget movie is available on Amazon Prime for free until Nov 1st. The third of their trio, Kevin Kangas, was unavailable but has sent a written interview for the podcast website. The film was produced by Kangas Khan Films and makeup was done by Original Sin FX. The movie is an anthology of urban legends—a lot of slashers and monsters including a pumpkin-head guy, a sad silent clown and a killer drone—set in the woods of Maryland. Mark & Dan talk about their inspiration, filming style, setbacks making the film and give advice for new filmmakers. They offer listeners a special discount on purchases from Kangas Khan Films, but you have to listen to find out how to get it!

Fox continues #Clown News, giving you the latest update on the clown invasion. The clown march is canceled. This is getting out of hand!

Special #paranormal correspondent & occult scholar, Katie ‘Montana’ Jordan of Oregon Paranormal returns to talk about the Latin holiday, Day of the Dead or El Día de los Muertos. Listen to the podcast to learn about this rich tradition celebrated in Mexico, Central & South America. Don’t forget your candy skulls! Katie also shares a true ghost story she learned from a guide at the notorious underground tunnels of Portland: The Sad Baby.

“Maybe souls really do come back more prominently this time of the year.” Katie Jordan.

They feature another true ghost story from author Suzanne Madron who lives in supernatural central, Gettysburg. Shadows Strange & the Thing in the Yard tells the story of a haunting in her home, narrated by British folksinger, David Walton.

The hosts end the show in the spirit of El Día de los Muertos  with the Latino group, The Cuban Cowboys, who perform the open license song, The Devil’s Dance. The cover art is from José Guadalupe Posada (1851–1913). More information about this artist can be found on the podcast website. Now make sure to leave an extra plate of dinner for your deceased loved ones with a trail of rose petals to lead them to the table from the grave during this vibrant holiday celebrating life and death.

One more show to be released on Halloween to finish the 2016 October countdown. Fox & Phil are sad to see #Halloween come so soon, but it’s been a blast. They’ll be recording onsite with horror author PD Cacek at Uncanny Comics in the King of Prussia Mall, Pennsylvania, at noon on October 29th, to be released on Halloween 2016. And the show will continue weekly after October. For Phil & Fox, it’s always Halloween. The show will keep its usual time slot on PARA-X RADIO at 6PM on Saturday nights and then be released through all major podcast services.

 

Oct 22, 2016

EPISODE 23: Ghost Hunt

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Recorded on location at the Fort Mifflin Paranormal Investigators Evening.

Phil & Fox traveled out to historic site Fort Mifflin this week to attend and report on one of site's public ghost hunting evenings. 70 supernatural seekers attended the Revolutionary War site after dark. Fort Mifflin is one of the most haunted sites in the country, visited by many groups of famous ghost hunters. Mifflin is one America’s oldest forts, once serving as a river fort in the American Revolution, a prisoner of war camp in the Civil War and even a refueling station in WWI. Our hosts head out, interview ghost hunters as they recorded paranormal data and gathered ghost stories about the fort.

While at the fort, they recorded the experiences of several #ghost hunters, related the history of the fort and relayed several ghost stories reported by visitors. One tells the story of a Phantom Guide who appears to visitors at the site then gives them a brief tour of the history of Fort Mifflin when no staff member is scheduled. Another of their many stories laments a woman who hung herself. The Lady Screams so loud the neighbors call the Philadelphia Police. The Judge still holds court in the barracks. A Blacksmith puts down the hammer when you touch his tools. They tell these tales and many more as they explore one of America's most haunted sites.

They talked with #paranormal investigators who revealed their many visitations and manifestation, plus they observed the seekers hard at work using camera, recorders and ghost boxes, drawing out spirits with simple conversation. Spirit of PA joined them to share their paranormal experiences, especially an encounter with a nasty ghost who hits with chairs. So many paranormal groups came out to talk to them about their night, sharing their findings.

Phil Thomas debuted his English folklore story called Smilin’ Jack, about a pumpkin, a scarecrow and a town’s curse. Very Halloween! As we countdown to our holiday.

Wily Bo of Swamp Music Players fame returned with The Rattlin Bone Theatre Show’ Song: Speaking of Happiness.

Latest album releases were the twin album releases ‘The Wily Bo Walker Story Vol I' and ‘The Wily Bo Walker Story Vol II’ which are compilations of the three albums I released in 2015 and a few extra tracks

They collected so many great stories and encounters. Phil & Fox thank Fort Mifflin for letting them cover this event. They’ll be at King of Prussia Mall on October 29th at 2PM through the evening as part of Malloween. Join them with your ghost stories!

Counting down to Halloween with many surprises yet to come!

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“Speaking of Happiness” Wily Boo Walker & The Rattlin Bone Theater Show – played with special permission.

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Oct 15, 2016

EPISODE 22: GETTYSBURG GHOSTS

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Part of our

Countdown to Halloween

Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas present to you a special podcast anthology of collected ghost stories from one of the most haunted battlefields in the world, Pennsylvania’s own Gettysburg. Once the site of a great battle between the Confederate and Union armies and the turning point in the American Civil War, the land has suffered tragedy and death. Such suffering echoes through time, and these echoes can be felt today through the many supernatural sightings reported by locals and visitors. Through investigation, door-to-door at times, T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas have uncovered new and old stories about soldiers lost to life but not to time.

 

The dead demand to be remembered.

 

Mark Nesbitt – Gettysburg Ghost Folklore Collector

 

“It was a warp in time. A veil is parted.” Mark Nesbitt, Gettysburg Ghost historian.

On this episode, they feature an anthology of ghost stories, so many that they let the stories speak for themselves. Mark Nesbitt, Mister Ghosts of Gettysburg, joins Phil & Fox for an interview and shares a few ghost stories that he’s collected, along with a few EVPs (recorded voices of the dead). Mark talks of his two experiences he collected: the story of a Phantom Civil War Hospital and the bleeding room at The Daniel Lady Farm. Fox also tells a story on location at Devil’s Den, based on Mark’s investigation.

 

“Spirit blood appeared there and vanished.” Mark Nesbitt

 

Mark also shares his theory on how the quartz in the ground records supernatural energy. Mark Nesbitt was a National Park Service Ranger/Historian for five years at Gettysburg before starting his own research and writing company. Since then he has published fourteen books including the national award-winning Ghosts of Gettysburg series. His stories have been seen on The History Channel, A&E, The Discovery Channel, The Travel Channel, Unsolved Mysteries, and numerous regional television shows and heard on Coast to Coast AM, and regional radio. In 1994, he created the commercially successful Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours and in 2006, the Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours. To arrange a candlelit tour with Mark Nesbitt’s touring company, visit this website.

 

Author and friend Suzanne Madron, resident of Gettysburg, sends two true ghost stories she encountered: Mr. 1865 & Soldier on a Bicycle. Both stories recorded by our British folksinger, David Walton. Suzanne Madron was born in New York City and has lived up and down the east coast. Currently she resides on a house built over a Civil War battlefield in the wilds of Pennsylvania where she has been known to host some interesting Halloween parties. She has authored several novels and stories under various names.

 

GHOST STORIES DOOR TO DOOR:

While investigating the city during a weekend trip, T. Fox Dunham & his wife, Allison Ledbetter took several photographs of the battlefields and shops and may have caught some paranormal activity. Allison sensed something in the corner of an Irish shop. After Allison directed him to the ceiling, Fox took several photos of the same spot and caught what appears to be a light or mist moving into the ceiling. Lighting effects couldn’t quite explain what they saw, nor could they identity an obvious source. Could be paranormal? Check out the photographs on the website.

T. Fox Dunham also spoke to a shopkeeper, recording his story of the Ghost Lady in a Rocking Chair. A Lil Somethin’ Gettysburg is a lovely little shop with friendly owners who sell unique gifts, candles, salsas, home décor and souvenirs.

 

CUSTER’S LAMENT

The episode ends with a special extended version available to those downloading the podcast. We play Custer’s Lament from a band based in Portland, Oregon, Velaraas from their album Gilded Age. It’s a metal tribute to General Custer who fought at Gettysburg and later died at Little Big Horn. Not meant for easy listening!

 

Fox & Phil Go a’Ghost-Hunting!

Fox & Phil are joining Philadelphia Southeast Paranormal Investigation and Research Team, also known as Spirit of PA, for a paranormal investigation of Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, PA. They will feature their logs and experiences on a future episode during October.

They will also be at the King of Prussia Mall at Uncanny Comics on Saturday, October 29th for Malloween.

Counting down to Halloween with many surprises yet to come!

Check out the WEBSITE for expanded content, photos from Mark Nesbitt that relate to the stories of the podcast and information about our guests and content.

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MUSIC

Custer’s Lamentation played with special permission from Velaraas from their Gilded Age album. All rights reserved.

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Oct 7, 2016

EPISODE 21: SAMHAIN

Check out the What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Podcast WEBSITE for expanded material, #ghost story archive, folk music and more.

This is the 2nd podcast in Fox & Phil’s 6 episode Countdown To #Halloween, celebrating the #haunted #holiday and their one year anniversary #podcasting about the darkness—and all things #spooky.

We need your true ghost stories. Copy them into the email at whatareyouafraidof117@gmail.com. Check out the submission guidelines on the website for more information. We will have them narrated by our voice actors.

 &

On this episode, the boys are joined by Katie Montana Jordan, #Occult Specialist for two #paranormal agencies including #Oregon Paranormal and Paranormal Research & Investigations.

Katie Montana Jordan is a Freelance #Writer with areas of specialty in #paganism and the occult. She is Occult Specialist, Client Relations Consultant and Field Researcher to Oregon Paranormal, as well as Writing Consultant and Field Researcher to Paranormal Research & Investigations. Both an ordained #minister and #pagan #priestess, Katie is currently obtaining her PhD in #holistic theology. A Whitefish, #Montana native, Katie now resides in Portland, #Oregon.

OREGONPARANORMAL.COM

WWW.PRI-WA.COM

Link for her upcoming conference (where she'll be both holding a lecture and teaching a class): www.portgambleparanormal.com

 

Oregon Paranormal was established in 2009 for the purpose of conducting paranormal research throughout the Pacific Northwest. We exist to aid those who feel they may be experiencing phenomena they cannot explain. Our organization is comprised of an amazing group of researchers who hold the same core values, which Oregon Paranormal prides itself on. Our mission was to build a research organization that people could turn to for help and support, which we believe we've been successful at achieving. Over the years we've conducted a number of investigations, between residential, commercial, and historical sites including joint investigations with teams throughout the region.

And keep your eyes open for Katie's up and coming personal WEBSITE. This site is her one stop website with info about both her writing and para work, radio spots, etc.)

KATIE MONTANA JORDAN'S FUTURE APPEARANCES

The Relevancy and Applications of Ouija Boards

Katie can be seen next at the 7th Annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference in Port Gamble, WA, over #Samhain weekend. Katie will be holding a lecture on Friday the 28th, titled 'Samhain: The #Pagan History of #Halloween.' And she is also teaching her coveted class on #spirit boards, on Saturday the 29th, titled: 'The Relevancy and Applications of #Ouija Boards.'

Katie comes on the show to not only talk about her work in the #paranormal but also to explain the #pagan holiday of Samhain—the foundation-holiday of #Halloween. There are many misconceptions about the pagan new year, and Katie shares her knowledge of its history and modern practice. T. Fox Dunham shares his story of Samhain. It is a special time for him, a second birthday. When he was 18, his battle with a rare form of #lymphoma nearly ended with his death, but through a miracle after several months of intense chemotherapy and radiation, he survived and found new life on Samhain. They both talk about this sacred and ancient time of death and rebirth in the natural circle of life.

The Dark is to be respected and not feared.” - Katie  Montana Jordan

Katie shares two true ghost stories: Ghost Hands and Scaredy Cat both narrated by voice actors. Ghost hands is the true account of disembodied hands who got fresh with our Katie while she was on a #ghosthunt!

“Beware the Hand Man.” - Katie Montana Jordan

Ghosts usually scare you, but in Scaredy Cat, she scared the ghost!

 &

The Final Ingredient:

British folksinger David Walton returns to narrate with his life partner, Marie, a dark short #fiction by T. Fox Dunham, The Final Ingredient—a tale of a witch in need of a last element for a dark recipe.

“Forever shall I live, and so shall I teach you, if you can name the missing ingredient. Fail, and today you sup on stew, then anon worms shall sup on you.”

 &

Velaraas -New Music Group on this Episode

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They finish the show with a song from a band out of Portland, Oregon Velaraas playing from their album, Gilded Age. The song is called the Peace Maker. They’re a four piece band: Thelonius Spence (guitars and vocals), Scott Walker (drums), Ian Engblom (bass), and Colin Stroup (guitars and vocals). They’ve been together a little over 2 years.

#VELARAAS - Vela means several things. Most importantly to them it means "time". It also means "the hour of death" and "passion". Ras (in which they added an a) means several things as well. Notably, it means "to feel", "love", "reverberate", "roar" and "perceive".

The "time" part of Vela is important because each of their albums is lyrically and somewhat musically centered in a time period, the Peace Maker being set mostly in the latter part of the Wild West.  Each song is a small vignette of its own. Some of their songs are based on true events, some are partially based on events and others are pure fiction.

 

Fox & Phil Go a’Ghost-Hunting!

Fox & Phil are joining Philadelphia Southeast Paranormal Investigation and Research Team, also known as Spirit of PA, for a paranormal investigation of Fort Mifflin in #Philadelphia, PA. They will feature their logs and experiences on a future episode during #October. Check out the Spirit of PA Group at their WEBSITE!

They will also be at the King of Prussia #Mall at Uncanny Comics on Saturday, October 29th for Malloween. Here is the Uncanny WEBSITE.

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

 Listen for us on PARA-X RADIO at our usual time slot on Saturday nights at 6PM.

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books

By T. Fox Dunham

(The Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

 

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls - "Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY." READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

 “Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham's prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

 

From Fox:

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real.

Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not

understand.

Author of Mercy - T. Fox Dunham

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Oct 1, 2016

EPISODE 20: Shadow Stalkers

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Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham are counting down to Halloween. October 1st, they release episode 20, Shadow Stalkers, recorded with special guest host, Debi Chestnut who tells us her stories after spending a lifetime investigating the paranormal.

Debi Chestnut was born psychic and struggled with these gifts in a world that didn’t understand her. As a kid, her first best friend was a ghost-boy named Nathanial, and she lived in a supernatural world. She investigated many cases with the Black River Paranormal group and has now formed a new group, Shadow Stalkers. She’s written multiple books on the paranormal including Something Wicked, Stalking Shadows and Is Your House Haunted? She is what Fox calls a psychic healer. She mends the tears between this world and the next.

Debi talks about several of her paranormal experiences: growing up with a dead boy, fighting a demon that nearly consumed her life and putting to rest elementals in a barn that was protecting lost babies. She shares with us one of her favorite stories, The Screaming Woman, which has been narrated by one of our voice actors, about a murdered woman and her lost child in a mid-west farmhouse.

“I could hear its footsteps, and it would hold me down in bed. Couldn’t scream.” Debi Chestnut.

http://www.debi-chestnut.com/

Fox & Phil have started their seasonal spooky early, and they ventured to one of the infamous haunted sites of Philadelphia: Pennhurst Asylum. Thanks to tickets from their friend Cindy, they got in early and enjoyed this magnificent production.

Check out this link from Weird NJ for its history: http://weirdnj.com/stories/pennhurst-asylum/

We tell another true ghost story that was sent to us titled Long Distance about a woman who won’t give up on her boyfriend after he gets married, even after she dies.

Fox shares another round of Clown News. The clowns are spreading north, and they’re coming for you. This is a perfect example of modern American folklore in action.

James Chambers returns to talk about the Horror Writers Association’s annual Halloween Haunts, a series of essays, stories, photos and thoughts from members of the Horror Writers Association that he will put up each day until Halloween.

http://horror.org/category/blog/

Monk Turner has contributed a song to launch us towards Halloween. Halloween Night from his album Calendar.

Monk Turner has produced more than 25 concept albums using a collective of musicians who share his passion for creating freeform, genre-defying music. Among some of his accomplishments, Turner's composition with musician Fascinoma won a competition held by radio station WFMU and the Free Music Archive for an alternative version of the popular “Happy Birthday to You,” entitled, “It’s Your Birthday!” In addition to his prolific catalog, his songs have been featured in movies, television programs and advertisements. The track “Judicious Jason” from Instrumental Friends Part 3 broke a Guinness World Record when 2,231 students chose the song to do history’s largest choreographed ribbon dance. His albums are available for free download via Creative Commons license on Bandcamp, Free Music Archive, and Archive.org. They can also be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, Tidal, YouTube Music, and Beats/MediaNet.

 

http://monkturner.weebly.com/about-monk-turner.html

 

See you next week with Episode 21.

 

MUSIC LIST:

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Haunted Ballroom Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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The Chase Pulse Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Ghost Story Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Halloween Night – Calendar – Monk Turner - Licensed by permission.

 

 

Sep 23, 2016

EPISODE 19: Fall Spirits

Happy #Equinox! It’s our season, #Autumn. #Mabon. #Halloween is only a few weeks away, and Fox & Phil have lots of spooky and horror to fill the time. Horror personality, one of the #Crypticon Ghoul Girls and host on iHorror, Friday nights, Kino McFarland (Demented), co-hosts this episode to talk about her work in film and her life as a model, escape artist and circus performer. This is the third episode to be part of the programming at #Para-X on Saturday nights, 6PM dead. They record on location from Comic Zen in Lansdale PA to celebrate its recent opening on Cruise Night in Montgomery County.

 

Partly sponsored by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing:

 

Our co-host Kino McFarland - @KinoMcFarland

With a love for theatrics and a passion for writing, Kino McFarland began building a career of storytelling through word and film at a young age. She was a valued member of her high school’s drama club’s stage crew and later went on to perform at The Ohio Renaissance Festival as a street character.

The sideshow bug bit Kino at the Renaissance Festival and she began performing with the Pickled Brothers Circus and FreakShow Deluxe as Hannah Bel. Her skills as a glass walker, escape artist, and more have allowed her to perform with bands such as the Insane Clown Posse and GWAR. While traveling with sideshows, Kino refined her writing skills with Full Sail University.

Kino writes primarily dark subjects with a hint of comedy, which can be attributed to her experience with vaudevillian performers and showmen. Vampires, witches, and ghosts are some of her most beloved subjects, as are the many people and personalities that she has encountered while traveling the country. She firmly believes that only an oblivious person can write a boring character. The best characters are all around us.

Her film credits range from being a Production Assistant and Behind the Scenes Photographer to directing and writing her own films, such as Hangry, The Beasts of the Earth (winner of Best Sound Design at the Seattle 48 Hour Film Horror Project), and Declawed (2nd place winner at Cine-City). She is currently working on a webseries called Kino's Asylum for iHorror.com's Youtube channel in which she discusses the horror genre as her horror host personality, Kino B. Demented. She has dedicated her life to horror and can often be found with the Crypticon Ghoul Girls in Seattle, Washington.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12qm85QMu8U - My escape video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QpAv0ToTm4 - Declawed

www.kinomcfarland.com - my website

 “Start meeting people who can get you onto sets.”

Kino McFarland (Demented)

 

The true ghost story this episode is from a New England resident, Renee Johnson—a classic ghost tale of the true sight of children and saying goodbye to family, read by voice actor Jamey McCartney. Grampie.

Randi Stinson from Cats Meow Mystical Shop returns to tell the story of an encounter with a man and the demon who owns his soul. Her sister Jini joins in the telling. It’s a story of when demonic oppression infected her life with Horse Flies. Never sell your soul to hell.

“The demon did not want the book in my story.”

Randi Stinson, owner of Cats Meow Mystical Store in Lansdale, PA that supplies pagans their material for spells, rituals and worship, also with a fantastic catalog online.

Cats Meow Mystical Store

 

Fox plays another song from the Swamp Music Players—a dark tale of Atlanta called The Street Sweeper. Can you decipher his truth? He’s the street sweeper, baby, and he’s going to sweep these streets clean.

http://swampmusic.info/players/

Swamp Music Players is a retro-futuristic swamp band playing Swamp Blues, Swamp Rock, Swamp Pop and Cosmic Americana. Swamp genres is at the root of Rock'N'Roll, Country and the Blues. We are a Canada and Netherlands campus-charting band with FM radio airplay in several countries and deep social media penetration. SMP had jumped into the escape pod somewhere in the 1980's and only just returned to push forward this music. Dark and atmospheric swamp tunes, southern flavor all merging with retro cinematic elements that may remind you of some late night movie soundtrack you half remembered.

 

T. Fox Dunham in their usual banter tells his true story about how while kayaking in Cape May, NJ last weekend, his boat sank, and he was nearly entombed in the mud. They also feature another edition of #Clown News to report the latest rash of psychological attacks and #clownsightings from #clowns along the American east coast. The clowns are coming.

 

They end the show with a diabolical tale brought to them from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. One Death at a Time tells the story of a frustrated Satan dealing with an infuriating new soul in Hell. Written by Soren James.

The Devil frowned, and began irritably shouting, “What on Earth are you talking about? Have you no conception of who I am? I could kick-start the apocalypse in your arse if I wanted. I could...What are you doing? You can't walk away from me!” He turned to his cohorts. “Famine! Bring her back here.”One Death at a Time

Soren James is a writer and visual artist who recreates himself on a daily basis from the materials at his disposal, continuing to do so in an upbeat manner until one day he will sumptuously throw his drained materials aside and resume stillness without asking why.

 

This is the last episode before their paranormal  adventure begins in October, counting down to Halloween. Coming up in future episodes: Ghost stories from #Gettysburg featuring the History Channel’s Mark Nesbitt, several paranormal investigators telling their ghost stories, tales of Pennsylvania, new songs, interviews and live events. Come see What Are You Afraid Of? at the King of Prussia Mall, October 15th at 5PM in Pennsylvania at Uncanny Comics.

 

Come Play with Me Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Final Count Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Pop Goes the Weasel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Classic Horror 3 Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Street Sweeper Blues – Swamp Music Players - Timeless Cool - Used With Permission

 

 

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