So, you wanna be a horror writer? Perfect timing. Prolific, award winning author Tim Waggoner has penned the essential guide to writing horror. Tim sits down with the Monster Men to discuss his latest book, WRITING IN THE DARK. When a Bram Stoker award winner and acclaimed creative writing professor gives you all the tools you need, you listen and get ready to fill your toolbox!
Tim’s also written many movie and television tie-in novels and we dig deeper into that unique world. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, and Writer’s Workshop of Horror. Oh, and we naturally talk about horror movies and what makes us all children of the night. You can check out his books from Flame Tree Press (THE FOREVER HOUSE and THEY KILL), his tie-in novels and explorations into horror and fantasy over at that little start-up company, Amazon. Follow him on Twitter at @timwaggoner and Instagram at @tim.waggoner.scribe
Beware the moon! This week we welcome Michelle Garza to the podcast. Michelle alongside her twin sister, Melissa Lason, are better known as The Sisters of Slaughter, authors of some great horror, science fiction and dark fantasy. This week we discuss a subject that’s near and dear to Michelle; werewolves. Naturally we cover many of the staples of the genre including The Wolfman, An American Werewolf in London, The Howling, Dog Soldiers, Ginger Snaps and more. You’ll be howling at the moon by the end of this one.
Be sure to check out the books by the Sisters of Slaughter. Their novel, MAYAN BLUE, was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award and their work has been featured in anthologies such as FRESH MEAT by Sinister Grin Press, WISHFUL THINKING by Fireside Press and WIDOWMAKERS a benefit anthology of dark fiction.
It’s time to elevate the Monster Men show and talk about Elevated Horror. What exactly is elevated horror? What does that term even mean? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? What are some of the best examples of elevated horror?
To help us tackle these questions, we welcome horror author Chad Lutzke to the show. This man has a legit horror resume. He’s written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance and Scream magazine. His books include: OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES, STIRRING THE SHEETS, THE PALE WHITE, SKULLFACE BOY and THE NEON OWL.
It’s another Monster Men Horror Hangout. This time welcome the delightful V. Castro (Violet) to the show. She is the author of Hairspray and Switchblades, Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers, as well as her debut vampire novel series and The Erotic Modern Life of Malinalli the Vampire- an erotic novella series. She is a Mexican American ex-pat living in the UK.
Our conversation ranges from vampires and horror to erotica and female/Latino representation in the genre. We also touch upon Nic Cage, Murder Hornets and life under quarantine. It’s a mixed bag and it’s a blast.
Monster Men Ep: 151: Talking Baseball and Horror Movies
It’s another Monster Men Horror Hangout. This time we are joined by return guest, Matt Manochio. Matt is the author of Close Call, The Highwayman, The Dark Servant, Sentinels and Twelfth Krampus Night. Matt’s latest book, Close Call, is a baseball-themed thriller where a botched call of a perfect game leads to murder.
This leads to a conversation about baseball, horror movies and life under quarantine. You can find Matt Manochio at: Web: http://www.mattmanochio.com
It’s another Stay at Home Horror Hangout. This time we are joined by horror author and audio book narrator Chris Sorensen. In an effort to stay connected during the COVID-19 virus lock-down, we are inviting our friends from the horror community to join us for a chat.
Chris’s books include THE NIGHTMARE ROOM, THE HUNGRY ONES and THE MESSY MAN. He also has a fascinating career as a reader of audio-books. Close your eyes and you just might recognize that smooth voice.
We cover such topics as the life of an audio-book narrator, UFOs, horror movies & novels and a toast to the great Stuart Gordon. It’s an interesting and fun conversation. Pull up a chair and enjoy.
Welcome to our first ever Stay at Home Horror Hangout
It is a crazy time. The Coronavirus has swept the world and forced us all to stay home as much as possible for the foreseeable future. In these kinds of times, connection with others is vital. That’s why the Monster Men have decided to host a Stay at Home Horror Hangout.
We’ve invited horror author and podcaster Laurel Hightower as our guest for a chat about all things horror. We talk about the books and movies we plan to enjoy during the shutdown, the life of a horror author and podcaster and the importance of the horror community in days like these.
Laurel Hightower is the author of Whispers in the Dark and one of the hosts of the Ink Heist podcast.
Spring is here! The weather is warming up and the trees are blooming. What better time to unleash the Antarctic Ice Beasts upon the world? Antarctic Ice Beasts is the latest novel from Hunter Shea and it’s the main topic on this episode of Monster Men.
Here’s the synopsis:
The South Pole in winter is one of the deadliest places on Earth. The seven person crew of the US Freedom Base lives alone in months of utter darkness with no hope of help or rescue. A freak storm batters the walls and threatens to expose them to the deadly cold. All they can do is wait…and pray.
The ground quakes. An alien screech rips through the night. There’s something, or someone, lurking outside. Fists bang on the walls. Each tiny crack in the base spells death by hypothermia. Untold horrors have come to Freedom Base…and they want in!
Monster Men Ep: 140
On this episode of the Monster Men video podcast, we discuss all things horror with one of the great people in the industry, Terry M. West. This is a guy with stories. Lots of stories. Stories about the world of horror. Movies, books, stars, the business… you name it, he’s got a great story about it. And was nice enough to share a few with us.
Terry M. West is a horror author. His work includes: What Price Gory, Car Nex, Dreg and his Night Things series. He even has a YA graphic novel series, Confessions of a Teenage Vampire. Terry has also been a film maker and even ran a Halloween business.
Good Evening. Welcome to Castle Dracula and the Haunted Forest. On this episode of the Monster Men video podcast, the guys welcome back horror author J.H. Moncrieff. Last time she shared her experiences on the haunted island of Poveglia in Italy. Now she’s back to tell us about her trip into the Haunted Forest of Romania as well as her visit to Dracula’s castle and the village below.
As usual, J.H. has a great story to tell, along with all that trademark charm and wit of hers. What did she see, and feel, as she explored the most haunted forest in the world? And how did she almost get in trouble at Dracula’s place? We also get the scoop on her new horror novel, Forest of Ghosts, and the recent release, Return to Dyatlov Pass. J.H. Moncrieff is one of the best horror authors out there. You definitely will want to check out her work.