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Jul 10, 2018

For our first summer of sci-fi episode, we talk about one of the classic summer horror movies: Jaws.

 

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

 

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 $5 a month donors get exclusive mini episodes released on our "off weeks." Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

 

Mixed and edited by Matt

Jul 3, 2018

Apologies for the rerun, folks, but due to a computer crash, we lost the recording for this week's episode. We'll be re-recording it and releasing it next week, but in the meantime, enjoy this rerun from last summer.

Jun 19, 2018

For our last episode on vampires (and our last episode of season 2), we are joined by special guest Tom Deady to discuss the current state of vampires.

Tom Deady's first novel, HAVEN, won the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. Tom's second novel, ETERNAL DARKNESS, was released in early 2017. His novella, WEEKEND GETAWAY, is now available from Grinning Skull Press.Tom also has a Young Adult series he is seeking agent representation for.

Tom has a Master's Degree in English and Creative Writing from SNHU. He resides in Massachusetts where he is working on his next novel.

His next release is a two-novella collection, out in September from Omnium Gatherum. You can read more about him at www.tomdeady.com.

 

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

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 $5 a month donors get exclusive mini episodes released on our "off weeks." Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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Jun 5, 2018

For our next episode on vampires, we discuss some of the classic vampires-- from Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee's Dracula, to The Lost Boys and 'Salem's Lot.

 

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

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 $5 a month donors get exclusive mini episodes released on our "off weeks." Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

Mixed and edited by Matt

May 22, 2018

We are joined by special guest cohost Paul Jannise to talk about Vlad the Impaler, the historical inspiration for Dracula.

 

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

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 $5 a month donors get exclusive mini episodes released on our "off weeks." Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

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May 8, 2018

We begin our series on vampires with a special treat: an interview with Bram Stoker's great-grandnephew Dacre, author of Dracula: The Un-Dead and the forthcoming Dracul as well as the multimedia presentation Stoker on Stoker: The Mysteries Behind the Writing of Dracula.

 

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

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 $5 a month donors get exclusive mini episodes released on our "off weeks." Even a little bit makes a huge difference.

Mixed and edited by Matt

 

Apr 24, 2018

In this episode we have a very special guest: Paul Trembly, author of A Head Full of Ghosts, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, and the upcoming Cabin at the End of the World

 

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 10, 2018

We wrap up our robots and androids series with the second half of our discussion of good and bad (though mostly bad) robots.

 

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 27, 2018

For our third installment in the robots and androids series, we talk about some of the bigger names in the genre, like the Terminator, Hal-9000, the Matrix, Her, and even Bicentennial Man

 

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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Theme music composed by Matt

Mar 13, 2018

For our second installment in our series on robots, we focus in on three of the most well-known authors to tackle android: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Phillip K. Dick.

For more on the Phillip K. Dick robot, go here or watch the part mentioned in the episode 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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Theme music composed by Matt

Feb 27, 2018

For the first part of our series on robots, we talk about the uncanny valley, robot uprisings, and some early pre-1950 works involving robots

 

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.
Mixed and edited by Matt

Feb 13, 2018

For our final episode on cannibals, we turn the lens around and discuss times when cannibals are not monsters, but us.

 

(We apologize for the glitchy audio in a few places. We had some issues with Skype)

 

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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Theme music composed by Matt

Jan 30, 2018

From Reavers to Leatherface, for our second in our series on cannibals, Matt and Lisa discuss times when cannibals are monsters... or at least monstrous.

 

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.
Mixed and edited by Matt
Theme music composed by Matt

Jan 16, 2018

For our new series, we tackle cannibals. This episode focuses on some of the historical and archaeological examples of cannibalism, as well as what makes cannibalism a good horror topic.

 

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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Theme music composed by Matt

Jan 2, 2018

While we recover from the holidays, we take time out from our usual series to discuss some of our favorite episodes of the Twilight Zone.

 

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.
Mixed and edited by Matt
Theme music composed by Matt

Dec 19, 2017

Since we are all busy with the upcoming holidays, we're doing something we haven't done before: re-releasing an old episode. Don't worry, we promise we won't do this often, and we will be back with new content very soon!

Happy holidays!

Dec 5, 2017

In this episode we talk about gender issues involved in possessions. We mention the Ghostbusters (both the new and old movies) as well as the Victorian spirtiualist Victoria Woodhull.

Here is a link to the article mentioned in our discussion of the Ghostbusters:

https://theestablishment.co/what-lady-ghostbusters-have-in-common-with-17th-century-nuns-472b1352ae03

 

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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Theme music composed by Matt

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
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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Theme music composed by Matt

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

 

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

 

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

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.

Mixed and edited by Matt

Theme music composed by Matt

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