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Nov 21, 2017

In our first episode of our new series on exorcisms and possessions, we talk about the historical possession of the Ursuline nuns that inspired the film The Devils and the excellent book Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay. And of course we also talk about The Exorcist.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com
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Nov 7, 2017

In this second part of our discussion of alternate realities in books, we talk about kids' fictional books such as Alice in Wonderland and The Chronicles of Narnia, as well as Jeff Van Der Meer's Southern Reach Trilogy and the graphic novel Paper Girls

 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Oct 31, 2017

Did you know that the origin of a Jack O'Lantern began with carved turnips? And would you be be ok with a turnip spice latte instead of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice? Find out all about this and more in our special bonus episode dedicated to a history of Halloween

 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Oct 25, 2017

Stephen King. Neil Gaiman. H.P. Lovecraft.

For the first of two episodes about alternate universes as they appear in literature, we talk about some of the great horror writers and how they tackle the subject. 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Oct 10, 2017

Stranger Things, Fringe, Sliders: these shows all deal with alternate universes and in this episode we talk about them and other representations of alternate universes on the small screen.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Sep 26, 2017

In this episode we broach the topic of alternate universes. We try to pin down where they fit into horror and what makes them scary. We also talk about multiverses and doppelgängers

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Sep 12, 2017

For the first episode in our second season, we have a special treat: an interview with authors Grady Hendrix and Will Erickson. 

Will Errickson’s website: http://toomuchhorrorfiction.blogspot.com

Paperbacks from Hell: http://www.quirkbooks.com/book/paperbacks-hell#

Grady Hendrix is an author and screenwriter. His previous novel was My Best Friend's Exorcism, and his latest book is Paperbacks from Hell, which he wrote with Will Errickson. It's out this September. And the movie he wrote, MOHAWK, just premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal.

Will Errickson is the blogger behind Too Much Horror Fiction, which he began in early 2010. It is devoted to horror literature published in paperback roughly between 1965 and 1995. Born in New Jersey, Will began reading & collecting horror during its mid-80s heyday. Today he resides in Portland OR and continues adding to his horror library.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Sep 5, 2017

This mini episode marks the one year anniversary of the Know Fear Cast! In it, we talk about our favorite things and some missed opportunities from the past year.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Aug 29, 2017

You voted and we complied. This Master of Horror episode covers the winner of our listener choice vote:Daphne DuMaurier. A special thank you goes out to all of the listeners who got in touch with us to vote on this episode.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Aug 15, 2017

For our last Summer Sci-Fi Drive-In episode, we decided to take an in-depth look at Tim Burton's 1996 camp classic Mars Attacks!

Click here to check out a photo album of all the original Mars Attacks! trading cards

If you want to cast your vote for our final Master of Horror for the summer, find us on Twitter, Facebook, or just send us an email!

 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Aug 1, 2017

In this episode, we do a tribute to the "king of the undead," George A. Romero, who recently passed away. 

 

You can find the article comparing Night of the Living Dead and Get Out here:

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/7/22/15985492/night-of-living-dead-movie-week-george-romero-zombies-get-out-jordan-peele

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jul 18, 2017

In our latest Summer SciFi Drive-In, we talk about the movie adaptation of Ray Bradbury's classic Something Wicked This Way Comes. We also hear about how it traumatized Lisa as a child.

 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jul 4, 2017

For our first real summer drive-in episode, we talk about what is widely considered to be the worst movie ever made: Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space. We also dive into the life of it's creator, the inimitable Ed Wood.

 

For more information on Plan 9 check out its page on Imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052077/?ref_=nv_sr_1

as well as the page for the Tim Burton movie Ed Wood

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109707/?ref_=nv_sr_1

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jun 27, 2017

In this mini episode, tied to our last main episode on Day of the Triffids, we discuss John Wyndham, author of Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes, The Midwich Cuckoos and many other novels. 

This mini episode is a free look at what our Patreon supporters get every other week. We hope you enjoy it! If you're interested in getting more mini episodes, check out www.patreon.com/knowfearcast for more details

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jun 20, 2017

For our first Summer Drive-In episode, we're joined with two special guests: Alex and Alasdair from the Pseudopod podcast. We talk with them about John Wyndham's book Day of the Triffids and the subsequent film versions of it, as well as the works that it inspired.

 

You can find the audio version of Day of the Triffids mentioned in the episode here and the article pointing out connections between 28 Days Later to Day of the Triffids can be found here.

 

If you're interested in hearing more about John Wyndham, our next Patreon exclusive mini episode will be about him. For more information go to www.patreon.com/knowfearcast to become a donor.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jun 6, 2017

In this episode we talk with up-and-coming author Andy Davidson about his upcoming novel In the Valley of the Sun.

Andy Davidson holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Mississippi. His work has appeared in Drunken Boat, Carve magazine, the Santa Clara Review, and other journals. He lives in Georgia with his wife.

 ADVANCE PRAISE:

“In this bold, confident debut, Davidson takes the vampire myth to 1980s West Texas, perfectly capturing the feel of the era and place . . . Davidson successfully makes the lines between genre and literary fiction bleed together in a complex novel of horror, human nature, and the American South.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 In the Valley of the Sun is a flint-hard, gorgeously written nightmare.” ―Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

 “Turns out there’s a middle space between Tender Mercies and Preacher and Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. It’s called In the Valley of the Sun. And if I didn’t know Andy Davidson had written it, I’d swear this was some long-lost William Gay. I burned through this. It’s got teeth on every page.” —Stephen Graham Jones, author of Mongrels

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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May 23, 2017

In our latest Master of Horror episode, we discuss Ira Levin. While his name may not be as familiar as someone like Stephen King or Clive Barker, we're sure you've heard of some of his works like Rosemary's BabyThe Stepford Wives, or Death Trap.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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May 9, 2017

Now that the apocalypse is over, we turn to a discussion of someone we think is a master of horror: writer, director, and artist Clive Barker

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Apr 25, 2017

For our last episode on the apocalypse, we go out with a bang by interviewing author MF Wahl about the apocalypse and horror in general. 

 

Reach out to M.F. Wahl via:

Website: http://mfwahl.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FansOfMFWahl/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealMonsterHaus

 

Here is a trailer for her book Disease 

And her publisher is Stitched Smile

 If you'd like to read the blog post she referenced you can find it here

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Apr 11, 2017

Get your HazMat suit ready, because in our third episode on the apocalypse, we talk about how the world might die because of germs and plagues.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Mar 28, 2017

In our second episode on the apocalypse, we discuss the fears that the world would end in a nuclear war and what the world might be like afterwards. We also discuss how these nuclear and other Cold War fears influenced culture from the 1950s onward.

Books we discussed:

If you're interested in watching The Day After you can find it here on YouTube

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Mar 14, 2017

In this first episode in our new series on the apocalypse,  Matt and Mel give a historical overview of different kinds of end of the world myths. They also discuss the origins of modern apocalyptic fiction.

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Feb 28, 2017

In our last episode in the series on the occult, Matt and Lisa talk about modern day ghost hunting, from the inspirations for the Conjuring movies to the slew of reality tv shows.

How to Sell a Haunted House

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Feb 14, 2017

In this episode, Mel and Lisa discuss people who did psychic research, such as the Society for Psychical Research and the Duke Parapsychology Lab. They also talk about Psychic Detectives 

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jan 31, 2017

In our second episode devoted to the occult, we talk about the lore and history behind one of its most famous and enigmatic figures: Aleister Crowley. We also talk about some of the other secret occult societies influenced by him.

 

The Know Fear Cast is hosted by Mel, Lisa, and Matt.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast or visit us on the web at www.knowfearcast.com. You can contact us via email at knowfearcast@gmail.com

If you like what you hear, please consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/knowfearcast. As a thank you, our donors can get early access to episodes and exclusive mini episodes. Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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