In this special Halloween episode, we are thrilled to bring you our second Tropisode! Today’s episode is all about Haunted Houses. As you know, with these episodes we invite a guest with some expertise on the trope we’re exploring. Today, we’re happy to welcome Kathryn E. McGee BACK to the show.
Our listeners might remember Kathryn from LOTF 03, in which we talked about the highlights from StokerCon 2018. As you know, we met Kathryn in grad school. We’ve brought her back on the show today because during her time in our MFA program, she established herself as a Haunted House expert. We think you’ll find her expertise valuable!
Kathryn’s early writing, and how her career as an architectural historian fueled her interest in haunted houses.
Why are haunted houses so scary?
American Nightmares by Dale Bailey
Early haunted house stories
What’s the difference between haunted house stories and ghost stories?
Kathryn’s Haunted House Recs
Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Hell House by Richard Matheson
Burnt Offerings by Robert Marasco
The Shining by Stephen King
The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Lunar Park by Bred Easton Ellis
Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
Audrey’s Door by Sarah Langan