Horror Is Metal: The Bloody Neon Shimmer of Synthwave

In this edition of her column on music and horror, Meghan Ball looks at synthwave’s nostalgic horror DNA, from John Carpenter to Carpenter Brut. […]

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April 7, 2022 Miscellaneous

Horror Is Metal: The Haunting of My Chemical Romance

In this edition of her column on music and horror, Meghan Ball examines how My Chemical Romance’s most iconic album came from a stay at a very haunted house. […]

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February 21, 2022 Miscellaneous

Horror Is Metal: Jack, Sally, and the True Meaning of Christmas

In this edition of her column on music and horror, Meghan Ball explores the genre- and generation-defining weirdness of The Nightmare Before Christmas. […]

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December 21, 2021 Miscellaneous

Horror Is Metal: Murder, Black Metal, and Mayhem

In this edition of her column on music and horror, Meghan Ball delves into the dark side of black metal: Mayhem. […]

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November 29, 2021 Miscellaneous

How to Tell a True Ghost Story

Gabino Iglesias recounts his personal encounters with ghosts and what they mean to him both as a believer and a writer of horror. […]

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October 4, 2021 Miscellaneous

Horror Is Metal: Misfits, The Band That Wouldn’t Die

Meghan Ball’s column on the musical history of horror continues with the Misfits, a seminal band who shouldn’t have worked. […]

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September 27, 2021 Miscellaneous

Running Up Those Stairs, or An Investigation Into Why Slasher Victims Make a Break for the Second Floor

Horror fans like to joke about slasher victims running upstairs – but what if it’s actually not such a bad idea? One writer’s modest proposal. […]

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August 19, 2021 Miscellaneous

Horror Is Metal: Birmingham, Black Sabbath, and the Birth of Metal

Meghan Ball’s new column on horror in music–metal, punk, goth, and beyond–debuts with a dive into Black Sabbath’s humble, horrifying origins in 1970s Britain. […]

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August 12, 2021 Miscellaneous

A Single Point of Light: The Lost Mystery of Faces in the Window

Pseudopod editor Shawn M. Garrett continues his ongoing series about the history of horror audio with an investigation into the lost TV show Faces in the Window. […]

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April 14, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

Scary Personalities: Why Horror Hosts Will Never Die

From the Cryptkeeper and Vampira to Terry Carnation and Zena Dixon, join us in this celebration of horror hosts past, present, and future. […]

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March 2, 2021 Miscellaneous, On Screen

Editor, Producer, and Writer Tonia Ransom Shines a Nightlight on Black Horror

Tonia Ransom talks about the Nightlight podcast, lifting up other Black writers, and her own writing journey. […]

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February 25, 2021 Books, Miscellaneous

The Chiming of the Witching Hour: Dreadful John at Midnight

In his first entry in an ongoing series about the history of horror audio, Shawn M. Garrett uncovers the backstory of Dreadful John at Midnight. […]

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February 10, 2021 Miscellaneous

Fear in a Handful of Syllables: The Magnus Archives

Alasdair Stuart, voice of Peter Lukas, dives deep into how the story structure of beloved horror podcast The Magnus Archives is something akin to a magic trick. […]

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February 4, 2021 Miscellaneous

By Ghosts, For Ghosts: Pandemic-Era Virtual Horror Theater

Immersive and interactive horror theater is a form of entertainment uniquely suited to our pandemic existence, and beyond. […]

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January 27, 2021 Miscellaneous

The Art of Stabbing: An Introduction to Horror Cross Stitch

If you’re feeling a little stabby, consider picking up horror cross stitch as a new hobby–Meghan Ball is happy to help you get started. […]

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January 6, 2021 Miscellaneous

Salem Prevails: A Remote Halloween Guide to Witch City, USA

Couldn’t make it to Salem this October? Let us guide you through a virtual multimedia Halloween tour of the Witch City! […]

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October 30, 2020 Books, Miscellaneous, On Screen

13 Halloween Vibes: A Playlist for Your Spooky Holiday Mood

13 spooky, vibe-y songs for a Halloween spent alone, dancing in your costume in the living room. […]

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October 28, 2020 Miscellaneous

Home Haunting: Halloween Inspiration for a Socially Distant Year

Get inspired for a socially distant Halloween with these documentaries, movies, and TV shows that’ll get you in the mood for some spooky decorating. […]

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October 7, 2020 Miscellaneous, On Screen

6 Haunting Podcasts for Horror Fans

Podcasts are the perfect medium for scares aplenty – get your headphones and download these six terrifying horror podcasts post-haste. […]

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January 10, 2020 Miscellaneous

Why Horror Now?

Horror thrives in times of cultural or political or economic distress. Universal monsters crept in right along with The Great Depression. Slashers boomed during the Reagan years, and then had […]

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October 31, 2019 Books, General, Miscellaneous