Monday, May 28, 2012

Sinister Spotlight: Horror Fiction Hootenanny with Will Errickson

The summoning of the Sinister Spotlight podcast has begun once again, fear mongers. For today's insidious initiation, the rite of passage will concern you reaching into the dingiest, most-cobweb-strewn corner of your bookshelf, pulling out a moldy volume, and taking one long passionate sniff of the yellowing paper's intoxicating aroma. Because the episode in question happens to deal with horror fiction and it's a celebration of the art in the form of one rompin' hootenanny (minus the square dances and Lucifer on fiddle).

What we do have is learned literary antiquarian Will Errickson, the man responsible for the ceaselessly resourceful and awesome Too Much Horror Fiction blog, here to sing his praises and drop some terror knowledge on the screaming masses. From debates on the short form vs. longer fiction to pondering on just how horror authors scare us, this episode plunders the dark depths of horror literature with a gravedigger's pick and spade.

*Note: Past episodes of Sinister Spotlight have appeared on Mephisto's Castle, but all future podcasts will be posted on the Grim Reader. You can check out the older episodes on our Youtube channel and even subscribe if you're so psychotically inclined. Very soon we'll be premiering episodes in which GR co-pilot The Groundskeeper (a.k.a. the less frighteningly-named Eric) makes his debut as the show's permanent co-host! So keep your ears peeled (eww...) for them!

1 comment:

The Groundskeeper said...

Good stuff, and very fitting as the first episode to be posted on GR. I can't quite relate to the paper book fetish that you two share--for me it's all about the words themselves, not the medium through which they are delivered. I would love an e-reader and would jettison my entire bookshelf without hesitation if I could get them all backed up digitally. But the heart of this episode was about reaching outside the bounds of the stalwart authors of the genre and discovering the gems of horror literature lurking in the darker and less frequently visited sections of the library. Needless to say, I approve of that sentiment.