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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #166: Long Live the King, The Legacy of King Kong

Happy New Year, everyone! I have a thrilling episode for you tonight! You won’t believe it but seeing…er…HEARING is believing! He was a KING in his world, but here he is just a captive–KONG, the 8th wonder of the world! Yes,… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #165: The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood

The winter holidays are quickly approaching, so what better time for a quick “Storytime Edition” of the Horrible Imaginings Podcast? “Storytime Edition” episodes are readings of classic horror, Gothic, or paranormal short stories in the public domain. Today’s story takes… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #164: BizarroCon, Horrible People, and the You-Shaped Hole in the Universe

As promised! The Horrible Imaginings Podcast has picked up an esteemed and brilliant new semi-regular co-host! He has been known for his collaborative work in novels and anthologies including The Light at the End, The Scream, Animals, and Book of… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #163: Dracula vs. Hitler! A Conversation with Author Patrick Sheane Duncan!

Hello, everyone! I hope you didn’t eat too many people for Thanksgiving! In today’s episode, I get to recommend some holiday reading for you. It’s a battle between a real-life horror one side, facing off against one of literature’s most… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #162: Remembering Zacherley the Cool Ghoul this Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a bittersweet episode to celebrate our favorite holiday. As you all probably know, John Zacherle, aka Zacherley The Cool Ghoul, departed this mortal dimension late last week. He lived to the rich old age of… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #161: The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs–Perfect for Halloween!

Halloween is exactly one week away, and I have the perfect little tale of terror for you! William Wymark Jacob’s macabre short “The Monkey’s Paw” has become one of those stories that has so infused itself in pop culture that… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #160: Back from the Grave with a New Home, a Mission, and BONUS Juan of the Dead!

Hello, horror fans, and welcome to our new home here on Dread Central! For those of you who have been keeping up, I have maintained some podcast silence as we have prepared for our busiest year yet with Horrible Imaginings… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #158: Kasey Lansdale’s Life Is A Musical (flying monkeys need not apply)

Sometimes things just happen that take you somewhere you didn’t expect to go, but there you are and it is freaking awesome. Everything about what happened Sunday feels like some kind of divine providence. I finished the novel “The Complex”… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #157: Documenting Lives–A Conversation with “Elstree 1976” Director Jon Spira

Last week, Horrible Imaginings presented a week of screenings of the new documentary “Elstree 1976” at the Digital Gym Cinema here in San Diego, California. During the Saturday night screening, director Jon Spira graciously agreed to talk to the theater… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #156: Explore the Italian Dark Sci-Fi Film “Index Zero” with Director Lorenzo Sportiello (SPOILER FREE)

“Index Zero” is a new dark science fiction film from Italy, and a debut feature from director Lorenzo Sportiello. As with any good genre story, Sportiello uses high-concept cinema to explore some very real problems facing Europe today–namely the refugee… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #155: Censoring Hollywood: How the Motion Picture Production Code Changed Filmmaking

Wow, another podcast episode more focused on classic film than horror! Horror can be peripherally involved, though, as the main thrust of our conversation is censorship and The Production Code that became the means for censorship in Hollywood for over… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #154: Exploring the Hidden Gems of the TCM Classic Film Festival with Will McKinley

Once again, it is that time of the year where we focus on classic film in honor of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which has been hitting Hollywood, California in a big way every Spring since 2010. (Incidentally, I’m proud… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #153: Love, Loss, and Grief with “Nina Forever” Directors The Blaine Brothers (No Spoilers)

Since the provocative promotional images first hit the internet, the new film “Nina Forever” has been garnering attention from the festival circuit and genre fans alike. Love, loss, grief, and the inability to move on are emotional extremes that most… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #152: Not Just A Black Vampire Movie–Graveyard Shift Sisters Joins Me to Talk Ganja and Hess

In 1973, African American director Bill Gunn was tasked with making the next “Blacula.” Instead, he gifted the world with the strangest rumination on identity, addiction, and religion that we are just beginning to appreciate. Starring Duane Jones, who gave… Continue Reading

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #151: Director Pablo Absento and her “Shi”

Pablo Absento showed her atmospheric horror short film “Shi” at the 2015 Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, as well as film festivals all over the world, and that got the notice of none other than Fangoria. Now, all of you can… Continue Reading