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Ladies of the Fright

May 15, 2018

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 blog

Doogie Horner, Art Director at Quirk Books

Jason Rekulak, Quirk Books Publisher

Andie Reid, Senior Director at Quirk Books

Timothy O'Donnell

Ginger Snaps (2000)

The Howling by Gary Brandner

WE 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 Bear

Brandon Sanderson

Kim Stanley Robinson

Stephen King

Clive Barker

Shirley Jackson

Thomas Ligotti

Guy N. Smith

Find Grady:

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Redwall by Brian Jacques

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Nancy Drew

The Boxcar Children

Stephen King favorites:

Salem's Lot

Pet Sematary

The Green Mile

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon