I recently interviewed Jad Fair and knowing so many of his songs talk about monsters and that he grew up in Michigan, I had to ask him about Channel 50. Sure enough, he watched a lot of early monster movies there and was lucky enough to grow up with various […]
Revisiting the only fragment I have of a zombie book. Originally posted to The Terror Test after George Romero’s death and now resurrected on his birthday.
Kelly is my guitar and bass teacher. I started taking lessons in March as a way to get through lockdown. I had always wanted to take lessons, but either always said I didn’t have the money or didn’t deserve them. Getting back into playing music has helped get me through […]
A Portrait of the Artist as a Glum ManOriginally written for Episode 62 on Eraserhead (1977) and Freaks (1932). Interviewer: What was Wild at Heart about David? “Well, it’s about one hour and forty-five minutes. ~An interview with Toby Keeler, recounting a conversation with Lynch “Believe it or not, Eraserhead […]
Here’s a video version of a poem originally published in the Slash Pine Press 2014 Festival Anthology. You can read it and a few other poems inspired by our old mutt Lucy here.
Carveth vs. Carveth Originally written for Episode 60 on The ABCs of Death (2012) and The Brood (1979). “I think the reason why Mommy left… was because for a long time… I kept trying to make her be a certain kind of person. A certain kind of wife that I […]
I wrote this a while back when the podcast was investigating French horror. Let me know what I missed and what I should check out, especially in the last five years or so.
Slicing Up 8 ½ Eyeballs Originally written for The Terror Test: Episode 44. Contains A Cat in the Brain (1990) and 8 ½ (1963) spoilers. “You can’t make love stories.” ~ 8 ½ “If I made Romantic movies nobody would go see them.” ~ A Cat in the Brain […]
A video I edited with some recent music I did for John King of The Drunken Odyssey. Below is a companion piece using the same melody from “Jolly Sailor Bold.” It’s ambient, if that includes soundscapes of a ghost ship floating over R’lyeh and awakening the Great Old One.