Ladies of the Fright
By Lisa Quigley & Mackenzie Kiera
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Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera take on dark literature. Books, TV, movies, authors, old & new—you name it, it's all fair game on the show. Stay dark & stormy.
||ExplicitLOTF 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. Show Notes: Will Errickson, of Too Much Horror Fiction blogDoogie Horner, Art Director at Quirk BooksJason Rekulak, Quirk Books PublisherAndie Reid, Senior Director at Quirk BooksTimothy O'DonnellGinger Snaps (2000)The Howling by Gary BrandnerWE FORGOT TO MENTION Mongrels by Stephen Graham Jones when talking about werewolf stories. MAJOR FAUX PAUX, Mackenzie and Lisa. Major faux faux.Video: Russian Woman Escapes Attack From Polar BearBrandon SandersonKim Stanley RobinsonStephen KingClive BarkerShirley JacksonThomas LigottiGuy N. SmithFind Grady: http://www.gradyhendrix.comMy Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead GeorgeRedwall by Brian JacquesThe Giver by Lois LowryNancy DrewThe Boxcar ChildrenStephen King favorites:Salem's LotPet SemataryThe Green MileThe Girl Who Loved Tom GordonIt||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 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. Show Notes: 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||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 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 Box, Unbury 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. Virginia WoolfThe Loney by Andrew Michael HurleyJosh's rock band: The High StrungSmith HendersonBlack Mad WheelThe Nightmare on NetflixPhoto from Josh's "reading" of Unbury CarolClassic book Josh will never read: Jude the Obscure||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 07: Ellen Datlow on Wonderland & Ocean Terror||Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for over thirty-five years as fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and editor of Event Horizon and SCIFICTION. She currently acquires short fiction for Tor.com. In addition, she has edited more than ninety science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthologies, including the annual The Best Horror of the Year, The Doll Collection, Black Feathers, and Mad Hatters and March Hares. Forthcoming are The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea and Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories. She's won multiple World Fantasy Awards, Locus Awards, Hugo Awards, Stoker Awards, International Horror Guild Awards, Shirley Jackson Awards, and the 2012 Il Posto Nero Black Spot Award for Excellence as Best Foreign Editor. Datlow was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for "outstanding contribution to the genre," and has been honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association and by the World Fantasy Convention. She lives in New York and co-hosts the monthly Fantastic Fiction Reading Series at KGB Bar. More information can be found at www.datlow.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter as @EllenDatlow. Show Notes: The Complete Fairy Tales by Oscar WildeIrving StoneThe President's LadyNancy DrewEchoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories, coming November 2018Note: At the 18:11 minute mark, Lisa's voice has a terrible echo; at the 20:04 minute mark, Mackenzie's voice echoes. The issue doesn't repeat throughout the rest of the episode, so bear with us! "S**t Happens", by Michael Marshall Smith, in The Devil and the Deep anthology"Haunt", by Siobhan Carroll, in The Devil and the Deep anthologyStephen Graham Jones"Broken Record" in The Devil and the Deep anthologyMongrelsPoe: 19 New Tales of Suspense, Dark Fantasy, and Horror Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Kirkus article that Ellen mentions: "How Ellen Datlow and the Authors of The Devil and the Deep Created Your Next Great Read"Jaws Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: Sea CenterSir John Tenniel -- Alice in Wonderland illustratorAngela SlatterGenevieve ValentineSeanan McGuirePriya ShermaYan Svankmajer's Alice (1988)Dreamchild (1985)Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach by Kelly Robson||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 06: BONUS EPISODE! John Palisano + Eric J. Guignard (2 Interviews for the Price of 1)||Interview with John Palisano, Vice President of the Horror Writer's Association. His short fiction has appeared in many places. Check out: Dark Discoveries, Horror Library, Darkness On The Edge, Lovecraft eZine, Phobophobia, Terror Tales, Harvest Hill, Halloween Spirits, the Bram Stoker Award® nominated Chiral Mad, Midnight Walk, Halloween Tales, and many other publications. NERVES was his first novel. He is working hard on its sequel, as well as many other upcoming works. Show Notes: Horror UniversityBram Stoker AwardsPitch an idea for a panel for StokerCon 2019HWA Into the Future: A panel moderated by Lisa Morton and featuring Brad C. Hodson, JG Faherty, John Palisano, Marge SimonHow (Not) to Win a Bram Stoker Award: A panel moderated by Rena Mason and featuring Patrick Freivald, Eric J. Guignard, Lisa Morton, John Palisano, Marge SimonSawFriday the 13thStranger ThingsGet Out"Literary Horror"Josh MalermanThe Fisherman, by John LanganStephen Graham JonesPaul TremblayKat HowardStephen KingThe Green MileThe Shawshank RedemptionJeff StrandIt movieThe Shining by Stephen KingCarrie by Stephen KingFive Nights at Freddy's Fantastic TalesCemetery DanceFind John: WebsiteInterview with Eric J. Guignard, a writer and editor of dark and speculative fiction, operating from the shadowy outskirts of Los Angeles. He’s won the Bram Stoker Award (the highest literary award of horror fiction), been a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award, and a multi-nominee of the Pushcart Prize. His stories and non-fiction have appeared in publications such as: Nightmare_Magazine, Black Static, Shock_Totem, Buzzy_Magazine, and Dark_Discoveries_Magazine. As editor, Eric’s published the anthologies, Dark_Tales_of_Lost_Civilizations, After_Death…, and +Horror Library+ Volume 6 (April, 2017). Read his novella, Baggage_of_Eternal_Night (Journalstone), and watch for forthcoming works, including the novel, Crossbuck ’Bo (TBP 2017). Show Notes: Librarian's DayAmerican Library AssociationBecky SpratfordOverdriveHorror Writer's AssociationTwilight ZoneA World of HorrorExploring Dark Short HorrorMicheal Arnzen, PhDSteve Rasnic TemKaaron WarrenNisi ShawlJeffrey FordFind Eric: Website, Dark Moon BooksGo UCR!||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 05: StokerCon 2018 Interview with Paul Tremblay||In this episode, Mackenzie and Lisa interview Paul Tremblay at StokerCon 2018. Paul is the author of Disappearance at Devil's Rock, the Bram Stoker Award-winning A Head Full of Ghosts, and the crime novels The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Shirley Jackson Awards, and his essays and short fiction have appeared in the Los Angeles Times and numerous "year's best" anthologies. He has a master's degree in mathematics and lives in Boston with his wife and two children. Show Notes: ReaderconLos Angeles Times Festival of BooksMark Haskell SmithTod GoldbergBoskoneScares That CareStrange Weather by Joe HillThe Cabin at the End of the World, the new novel from Paul Tremblay coming June 26, 2018Write or DieWe Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley JacksonThe Exorcist by William Peter BlattyPicnic at Hanging RockLake MungoThe Snowtown MurdersStranger ThingsJohn LanganBracken MacLeodFind Paul: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLOTF 04: BONUS EPISODE! Interview with Lisa Morton at StokerCon 2018||In this special BONUS episode, Mackenzie and Lisa interview Lisa Morton, president of the Horror Writer's Association and prolific writer, at StokerCon 2018. Show Notes: Two co-chairs of StokerCon: Jim Chambers, Kevin WetmoreBlood Angels, 2005Blue Demon, 2004Other movies by Lisa Morton, just for fun!Halloween expertThe Halloween Encyclopedia by Lisa MortonTrick or Treat: A History of Halloween by Lisa MortonReaktion BooksThe Samhanach, by Lisa MortonHaunted Nights, edited by Ellen Datlow and Lisa MortonJosh Malerman, S.P. Miskowski, Christopher Golden, Stephen King, Victor LaValleThe Changeling, by Victor LaValleUnbury Carol by Josh MalermanStokerCon 2018 Souvenir Book Anthology edited by Michael BaileyLocation of StokerCon 2019! The Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids, MichiganFind Lisa Morton: http://www.lisamorton.com||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 03: StokerCon 2018 Highlights with Kathryn E. McGee||This special episode comes to you live from StokerCon 2018. Mackenzie and Lisa sat down with friend and fellow horror writer Kathryn E. McGee to talk about the highlights of the event. Show Notes: Paperbacks From Hell, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix StokerCon 2018 Horror University Workshop DRILLING DOWN: GETTING HONEST WITH YOUR WRITING with Grady Hendrix"Summerland and Lost": Grady Hendrix’s dramatic spoken word presentation of the true story of the Fox sisters, key figures in the dawn of the Spiritualist movement.StokerCon 2018 Horror University Workshop WOMEN AND VIOLENCE: UNLEASHING YOUR FEMALE CHARACTERS’ DARK SIDES with Heather Herrman and Dr. Lauren Genovesi"The Debutante", a short story by Leonora CarringtonRebecca by Daphne du Maurier"Women In Horror Month" by moderated by Carol Gyzander with panelists Linda Addison, Meghan Arcuri-Moran, Amber Newberry, Kathleen Scheiner, Sara Tantlinger"Promoting Your Book to Libraries & Book Sellers" moderated by JG Faherty with panelists Grady Hendrix, J.H. Moncrieff, Becky Spratford, Jeff StrandMost libraries buy through Ingram and Baker & Taylor"Traditional v. Indie v. Hybrid Publishing" moderated by Kathleen Kaufman with panelists J.D. Barker, Rob E. Boley, Megan Hart, Jeff Menapace, Paul Tremblay"Shirley Jackson: Master of Horror" panel moderated by Jack Herringa with panelists Jennifer Barnes, Karen Bovenmyer, Nicole Cushing, Gwendolyn Kiste, and Paul TremblayThe Thing in the Labyrinth, a horror bookclub moderated by Kathryn E. McGee at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 02: My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix||In this episode, Mackenzie and Lisa discuss My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix. Folks, we try our best to be unbiased about this book but here's the truth: we just love it so much. This episode is a total gush sesh, a love letter to the book. But: we tell you why we love it so much and we break down everything that makes it work so well. We enjoyed the hell out of talking about this book, and we think you will, too. Show notes: My Best Friend's Exorcism Playlist on SpotitfyAround the twenty-three minute mark, Mackenzie's dogs speak up! They couldn't stand it anymore, they had to comment on how much they loved this book, too. But don't worry: once they say their piece, they're quiet for the rest of the show.||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLOTF 01: Strange Weather by Joe Hill||Welcome to the Debut Episode of Ladies of the Fright podcast. In this episode, Lisa and Mackenzie discuss Strange Weather, a collection of four short novels by Joe Hill. They break down each of the pieces (Snapshot, Loaded, Aloft, and Rain.) Tune in to find out why Lisa struggled through Loaded even though it was her favorite of the bunch. You'll also want to catch which of the novels Mackenzie thinks should be struck by lightning and destroyed (and why this same story sends Lisa into a fit of uncontrollable giggles.) Show Notes: Strange Weather by Joe Hill In the beginning of the discussion, Lisa questions whether or not anyone gets struck by lightning in any of the stories (she can't remember.) MYSTERY SOLVED: They did not. Sorry, Lisa, but not in this collection. You're thinking of Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman, which you read right before the recording of this episode.The Andromeda Strain by Michael CrichtonSolaris by Stanislaw LemThe term Lisa & Mackenzie are looking for during their discussion of Rain is "bioterrorism: terrorism involving the release of toxic biological agents."||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
A great podcast!
Lisa and Mackenzie have great raport as they share their love for all things dark! I love the balance they strike between humor, personal narrative, and literary analysis. They are so much fun to listen to, and the podcast sounds great! I will definitely keep listening!
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