LOTF 10: Getting Honest with Grady Hendrix

In this episode, Mackenzie and Lisa chat with Grady Hendrix. We talk about his history with theater, bad author events, the appropriate number of cats, and his philosophy of honest writing.

Grady Hendrix has written about the confederate flag for Playboy magazine, terrible movie novelizations for Film Comment, and Jean-Claude Van Damme for Slate. He’s covered machine gun collector conventions, written award shows for Chinese television, and answered the phone for a parapsychological research organization. His novel, Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, has been translated into 14 languages and is currently being developed into a television series. His most recent novel, My Best Friend's Exorcism, is now out in paperback, and he’s the screenwriter of 2017’s Mohawk, a horror movie set during the War of 1812. He recently won a Stoker Award for Paperbacks from Hell, a non-fiction history of horror paperbacks in the Seventies and Eighties.

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LOTF 09: Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

"Stories of the Fair Folk are not at all then what we think of as fairy tales, those moralistic stories wherein evil is punished and virtue triumphs, that were set safely in once upon a time, and had happy endings guaranteed. True fairy tales are horror stories." Kat Howard

Join Mackenzie Kiera and Lisa Quigley for a discussion of Roses and Rot, Kat Howard's debut novel.

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Shout out to the This Is Horror podcast: We've been getting so much support from these guys (Michael, Bob, and Dan) and the immense generosity of this is not lost on us. Thank you guys SO MUCH for all the shout outs on the show and the shares on Facebook and Twitter. Your support truly means the world to us. Be sure to check out what they're doing on their Patreon.

Kat Howard's second novel: An Unkindness of Magicians

The Guardian article announcing the new Sandman comics

 

LOTF 08: Josh Malerman on Unbury Carol and the Bizarre Optimism of Horror

In this episode, Lisa and Mackenzie talk to Josh Malerman about his latest novel, Unbury Carol.

Josh Malerman is the author of Bird BoxUnbury Carol and others, including short stories, novellas, and plays. He's also one of two singer-songwriters for the Detroit rock band The High Strung, whose song "The Luck You Got" can be heard as the theme song for the hit Showtime show "Shameless." He lives in Michigan with his artist fiancee Allison Laakko.