By Matthew Tansek
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Have you ever wondered what the first occult detective story was? Or how about the first story about an invisible monster? Or killer clown? Well you’re in the right place because in my bi-weekly podcast we will explore the firsts in horror literature. In each episode we’ll take a look at the authors that first dreamed up the concept, the context of the world that the idea was born into, as well as the stories and legacy those ideas have spurred since their inception.
||Clean11 – The Cthulhu Mythos||Take cover from the nightly sandstorm as we take a look at H.P. Lovecraft’s The Nameless City, and the origins of the Cthulhu mythos. A full episode list and other creative works by me:[...]||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 – Killer Robots||Boot up that positron brain and juice up your servos because in this episode of Horrorigins we are going to be taking a look at Rossum’s Universal Robots and the origin of the killer robot.[...]||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 – The Swamp Monster||Gear up friends, we are about to head into the dangerous fen that is Theodore Sturgeon’s “It!“, the first story to have evil animated vegetation in the form of man. Can it be stopped? Let’s[...]||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 – Creatures in the New York Subway||Have you ever wondered just what sorts of horrors lie just beyond the little windows of the subway train? Well you’re about to find out because in this episode we are going to be taking[...]||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 – The Horrifying Mummy||Big mummy on campus! In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the fist tale to depict a mummy in a horror context. Its originating story: Lot No. 249 by Arthur Conan[...]||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 – The Modern Vampire||Did you know that vampires were not always the pale aristocrats we know today? In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the fist story that depicted the modern vampire in[...]||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 – The Silver Bullets||Have you ever wondered what the origins of the werewolf killing silver bullet were? In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the fist story to ever fight back against wolf[...]||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 – The Christmas Special||Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? How about a haunted one? In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the first supernatural Christmas story to ever warn against the dangers[...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 – The Mad Scientist||Grab your lab coats and goggles! In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the first mad scientist character to ever take science too far. Its originating story: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.[...]||12/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 – The Invisible Monster||Did you see this one coming? In this episode we are going to be taking a look at the first invisible monster to terrify pulp readers. Its originating story: What Was It? A Mystery by[...]||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|