LOTF 20: Grady Hendrix on Satanic Panic, NPR Summer of Horror, & We Sold Our Souls


In this episode, we reconvene with author Grady Hendrix to discuss his new novel We Sold Our Souls (out tomorrow, September 18!) We talk about his forthcoming movie The Satanic Panic (as well as the actual “Satanic Panic”,") what it was like to help choose the top 100 horror stories for NPR this past summer, and of course, conspiracy theories, the process of writing We Sold Our Souls, and the point where it’s okay to quit pursuing your dreams.

Show Notes:

  • The Satanic Panic

  • Fangoria

  • NPR 100 Favorite Horror Stories

    • Stephen Graham Jones

    • Ruthanna Emrys

      Tananarive Due

      • Stephen King

      • Joe Hill

        • Locke & Key

      • Neil Gaiman

        • Sandman

      • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

        • “The Yellow Wallpaper”

      • Joyce Carol Oates

        • “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”

      • Ira Levin

        • The Stepford Wives

      • Margaret Atwood

        • The Handmaid’s Tale

      • Mary Shelley

        • Frankenstein

  • “Real people” and co-opting stories discussion

    • Beatrice Sparks

      • Go Ask Alice

      • Jay’s Journal

    • Truman Capote

      • In Cold Blood

    • Vincent Bugliosi & Curt Gentry

      • Helter Skelter

    • Jack Ketchum

      • The Girl Next Door

    • Jay Anson

      • The Amityville Horror

  • We Sold Our Souls - OUT SEPTEMBER 18, 2018! (Pssst: that’s tomorrow)

    • Grady talks about horror recycling old tropes

    • Bruce Lee and pursuing dreams

    • When is it okay to stop pursuing your dreams? Grady has the answer for writers and dreamers everywhere.