HorrorAddicts.net 202, Naching T. Kassa

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Horror Addicts Episode# 202
SEASON 16 Cultural Horror
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


202 | #Polynesian #PacIslander #Horror |  #NachingTKassa |  #ErrieMovie | #InChasmsDeep

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36 days till Halloween

Music: “A Suicide in Paradise” #InChasmsDeep

Merrill’s Musical Musings: #RLMerrill  #InChasmsDeep #BlackMetal #TheWindInHerLament #MetalHead

Catchup: #Halloween #PandemicLag #Stress #StrangeDays #TrunkNTreat #CobraKai #OctoberTalesofHorror #Northanger #JaneAusten #HauntedHouses #ghosts #costumes 

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Theme: #PolynesianHorror  #PacIslanderHorror

#HawiianGhostStories

#FilipinoHorror #Aurora #Eerie #PagPag

#EerieMovie #TeenSuicide #ReligiousConspiracy #Nun

Live Action Reviews: #CrystalConnor #Sunod

Daphne’s Den of Darkness: #DaphneStarsert #UniqueVampire #OnlyLoversLeftAlive #BloodRedSky

Dead Mail:

Martin: “Hellslide” #Siiickbrain #Nosferatu #NosChick

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Kim: #WhatWeDoInTheShadows #Goth #MetalHead #bat

Historian of Horror: #MarkOrr #Giallo

Bigfoot Files: #LionelRayGreen #BigFootAShortStory #DLFinn

Audiodrama: #TheDeadbringer #emmarkoff music: “Huitzillin” by Sarah Monroy Solis #sarisolis voices by em markoff, rish outfield, ramon cantarero…

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Telling the Truth as a Radical Act by Loren Rhoads

My dear friend, Loren Rhoads, is an awesome woman all around and she has a new book out! Today, she’s here to talk to us about zines, her new book This Morbid Life, and telling the truth as a radical act!

Rhoads Headshots 9-18 FINAL-1662I discovered zines in the early 1980s, spread across dealers’ tables at my local science fiction conventions. Those were mostly fanfic, but they inspired me to publish my first zine the summer I left high school. Sanity, Ltd. collected stories, essays, and artwork created by my friends. My best friend’s father surreptitiously copied it on the Xerox machine at work. We sold the zines at the local media convention. Sanity, Ltd. only lasted four issues, but it taught me the joy of seeing my hard work in print.

It’s hard now to imagine the massive variety of zines that thrived in the Nineties. Every style of music had its zines, of course, but there were personal zines and thrifting zines and zines about illnesses and bad jobs and traveling… So many unfiltered voices were published all at once. The spectrum was truly inspiring.

In 1994, my husband Mason and I founded Automatism Press. We published two books in the next couple of years. Lend the Eye a Terrible Aspect collected first-person essays and short stories interrogating North America at the end of the 20th century. Death’s Garden: Relationships with Cemeteries was originally meant to showcase cemetery photographs by my friend Blair, but as I pursued the project, I discovered that everyone’s life had been touched by at least one graveyard. The book blossomed into a collection of over two dozen essays and more than 200 photographs involving 27 contributors, ranging from confrontationalist Lydia Lunch to many authors who were published for the first time.

After Automatism Press published those books, I started to think about editing a zine again. I decided that what I liked best about putting together Death’s Garden was discovering the deepest thoughts of its contributors. I never had any doubt about the zine’s title. Morbid Curiosity started out in 1996 as one woman with a dream, but ended eleven years later after publishing 310 survivor narratives about encounters with the unsavory, unwise, unorthodox, or unusual: all the dark elements that make life worth living.

I learned a lot about writing—and telling the truth—from my years editing Morbid Curiosity. My newest book is a collection of my own essays—some previously published in a spectrum of zines, online magazines, and blogs, and others written especially for this book—covering everything from taking prom pictures in the cemetery to spending several days in a cadaver lab, from getting high with a friend dying of AIDS to eating bugs in a science museum, from looking for the limits of consciousness to chasing ghosts. It hopscotches from Michigan to San Francisco to La Specola in Florence. Luckily, curiosity does not often kill the cat, especially if she’s light on her feet.


Here’s a sample of This Morbid Life from the essay “Dead Bodies Everywhere”:

ThisMorbidLife-small coverAs our little family stood before the first peeled human on display, I realized that the guy responsible for Body Worlds was a mad scientist, in the finest tradition of the term. Dr. von Hagens took donated human cadavers, dissected them, posed them, then used a special polymer process to preserve their tissues. That meant the exhibit consisted most spectacularly of life-sized (or larger, in the case of figures like The Cyclist, whose muscles had been pulled off his bones to display their interconnections) human “plastinates” in full color. The goal was to reveal to the average person secrets normally seen only by medical professionals.

I found an esthetic purity to a human being stripped down to its muscles. And while I was disturbed in Florence by the wax models at La Specola, the real thing in LA didn’t upset me. These people had donated their bodies to science and art. While they might not have known exactly what they were in for, they’d chosen a sort of immortality.

Most of the Body Worlds figures stood on their own merits without any defense of where the bodies came from or why they’d been posed a certain way. I wandered among them, wondering what had been so controversial: the flayed penises with naked testes hanging down alongside? The belts of flesh bearing nipples and pubes like some twisted bondage harness? Was it that the plastinates—unlike the plastic teaching torsos Americans are accustomed to seeing in museums—had not been neutered by death? Their genitalia made them real to me: people, rather than mannequins. I kept looking around, waiting to be shocked.

Perhaps it’s just me, I thought. I live in San Francisco and my attitudes about sex and death are fairly inclusive (i.e., everybody should have some). Maybe the people around me were reacting differently than I was. I tuned into their conversations, amused by laughing observations that these “slices of life” were “pretty whacked.” The most shocking thing I heard was the trio of nurses identifying the IUD left inside one of the detached wombs and their memories of the bleeding those devices had caused.

On this busy Friday afternoon, most people seemed absorbed, fascinated in the old sense of the word: bewitched. There seemed to be a lot of learning going on. Visitors studied the diseases that had touched their loved ones: ulcers, cancers, Alzheimer’s lesions. Kids were curious about the graphic dangers of smoking: “It really does turn your lungs black!” I pored over a cirrhotic liver like the one that killed my brother.


Loren Rhoads is the author of This Morbid Life, 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel. She was the editor of Morbid Curiosity magazine and the book Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues: True Tales of the Unsavory, Unwise, Unorthodox, and Unusual. Her most recent book is This Morbid Life, a memoir comprised of 45 death-positive essays.

What others have called an obsession with death is really a desperate romance with life. Guided by curiosity, compassion, and a truly strange sense of humor, this particular morbid life is detailed through a death-positive collection of 45 confessional essays. Along the way, author Loren Rhoads takes prom pictures in a cemetery, spends a couple of days in a cadaver lab, eats bugs, survives the AIDS epidemic, chases ghosts, and publishes a little magazine called Morbid Curiosity.

Originally written for zines from Cyber-Psychos AOD to Zine World and online magazines from Gothic.Net to Scoutie Girl, these emotionally charged essays showcase the morbid curiosity and dark humor that transformed Rhoads into a leading voice of the curious and creepy.

“Witty, touching, beautifully written, and haunting — in every sense of the word — This Morbid Life is an absolute must-read for anyone looking for an unusually bright and revealing journey into the darkest of corners. Highly recommended!” — M.Christian, author of Welcome To Weirdsville

HorrorAddicts.net 201, Crystal Connor

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Horror Addicts Episode# 201
SEASON 16 Cultural Horror
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


201 | #AfAmHorror | #CrystalConnor | #PalaceofTears | #Candyman |

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50 days till Halloween

Music: “Ruination” #PalaceofTears

Merrill’s Musical Musings: #RLMerrill  #PalaceofTears #IceNineKills #TwelveFootNinja #VisionVideo #GothDadJokes

Catchup: #HalloweenDecor #PumpkinsAreOut #DragonontheFrontPorch #HuluWeen #BoyfriendDungeon #DatingaCat #OldTechMonsters #GoingUnder #InternBattles #OfficeAngst 

Theme: #AfAmHorror #MovieList

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Live Action Reviews: #CrystalConnor #Candyman

Frightening Flix: #KBatz #TalesFromTheCrypt 

Daphne’s Den of Darkness: #DaphneStarsert #BadMoviesGoodMovies

Dead Mail:

Jay: #VampiresonaPlane #BloodRedSky

Martin: #Cartoons #Jokes #GargoyleintheAirport

Russell: #HisHouse #HoodoftheLivingDead

Toni: #YouTubeSpiral #ComedyVids
Ask a Mortician https://www.youtube.com/user/OrderoftheGoodDeath

Andy Sandberg: https://youtu.be/gAYL5H46QnQ

Dino Rap: https://youtu.be/L1SKf9YU4QQ

Soundless Music: https://youtu.be/BHkhIjG0DKc

Carl Poppa:

Bigfoot Files: #LionelRayGreen #TheOregonSasquatch #SyFy #ParanormalWitness

Historian of Horror: #MarkOrr #BaronVonEmmelmann

Audiodrama: #TheDeadbringer #emmarkoff music: “Huitzillin” by Sarah Monroy Solis #sarisolis voices by em markoff, james seo, rish outfield, kadirah wade

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HorrorAddicts.net 200, Wicked Women Writer’s All-star Challenge

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Horror Addicts Episode# 200
SEASON 16 Cultural Horror
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


200 | Wicked Women Writer’s All-star Challenge | Batavia | Dark Shadows 1879 Plot 

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AllStars2021new64 days till Halloween

Music: “The Absinthian” #Batavia

Merrill’s Musical Musings: #RLMerrill #Batavia #FromtheInside #AliceCooper #Styx

Catchup: #KidBackinSchool #Silence #200thEpisode 

Theme: #200thEpisode #WWWAllStars

Frightening Flix: #KBatz #DarkShadows #1897Plot

Live Action Reviews: #CrystalConnor #Pride  #LGBTQ #HorrorMovies #WhatKeepsYouAlive #CreaturesFromThePinkLagoon #TheDisappearanceofAliceCreed  #Spiral #ColinMinihan

Daphne’s Den of Darkness: #DaphneStarsert #HorrorManga #DevilsLine #Uzumaki #Parasyte #AjinDemiHuman #TokyoGhoul

Historian of Horror: #MarkOrr #EarlyTV #SuspenseShow #1947TV #RadioPlay #BelaLugosi #Poe #TheCaskofAmontillado #WWII

Bigfoot Files: #LionelRayGreen #TheRedBook #JillHedgecock #PattersonGimlin #BigFoot

Audiodrama: #TheDeadbringer #emmarkoff music: “Huitzillin” by Sarah Monroy Solis #sarisolis voices by em markoff, james seo, emerian rich

NEWS: 

#HorrorBites #DeathlyFog #AdamBreckenridge 

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#JesseOrr #GypsyMob #FreeFictition 

Book Review: Reviewed by: #EmerianRich #WolfeManor…

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An Introduction to Deathly Fog

When Jacob and his brothers discover the ability to capture fog from the marsh behind their house, they bring it back with them. The fun game turns to danger as they realize perhaps something else accompanied them home. Is it too late to escape the Deathly Fog?

Available now on Amazon Kindle

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Introduction

“There it is, fog, atmospheric moisture still uncertain in destination, not quite weather and not altogether mood, yet partaking of both.” – Hal Borland.

dfphoneFog. John Carpenter terrorized us with it, Charles Dickens used it as a metaphor for corruption, and Carl Sandburg spoke of its fleeting nature. Fog’s a common weather effect that still manages to awe us when it occurs.  Basically a cloud that touches the ground, it occurs when water droplets suspend in the air near the Earth’s surface. And yet, it baffles, intimidates, and brings a mood with it that can’t be shaken easily.

Whether it was the fog that surrounded me, blocking out the landscape as I walked to school or that trip I took with my cousin when all we could see was a car length in front of us and she had me talk to her the whole time to calm her nerves, fog has always fascinated me. The feeling of being surrounded by tangible air and yet also so completely alone can chill you to the bone. For a horror addict, it can also thrill you into fantastical imaginings of what might be lurking in the fog.

When “Deathly Fog” crossed my desk, I knew we had to publish it. Adam’s story grabbed hold of me and threatened to pull me into the computer screen. As I read his words, I felt like I was right there with the boys, exploring the marsh. As they breathed in the visible air, I breathed it in and well… What happens next, I won’t spoil for the world.

I hope you enjoy this work as much as I did,

Emerian Rich, Publisher

Read Deathly Fog.

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Adam Brekenridge is a traveling professor for the US military who goes around the world teaching US soldiers stationed overseas. He has eighteen short story publications and most recently his work has appeared in Visions Magazine, Mystery Weekly, and Clockwork, Curses and Coal from Worldweaver Press.
He’s currently based in Seoul.

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Horror Bites Series

Horror eBites

Volume 1: Alice’s Scars by Adam L. Bealby

When he met Alice, he wasn’t prepared to go down the rabbit hole. His love for her pushes him into the uncomfortable realization she might be mad. He wants to keep her safe, but what if that’s not what Alice wants?

Volume 2: Campfire Tales

Dear Reader,

You’ve been invited to a very special night of Campfire Tales, hosted by HorrorAddicts.net. Meet us at Old Bear Creek, just past Dead Man’s Curve. Dress warm. We’ll be waiting.

Four scary tales told by Next Great Horror Writer finalists and woven together by a trek through the woods you’ll never forget.

Volume 3: #NGHW Editor’s Pick

HorrorAddicts.net is proud to present our top 14 contestants in the Next Great Horror Writer Contest. The stories, scripts, and poems are the result of the hard work and dedication these fine writers put forth to win a book contract. We hope you enjoy the writing as much as we did.

Volume 4: #NGHW Winner

Requiem in Frost by Jonathan Fortin

BLACK METAL LIVES! When Ingrid and her mother move into a home in the deep frostbitten woods of Norway, they are haunted by extreme metal musician, Skansi Oppegård. Hoping to exorcise Skansi’s ghost, she talks her mom into being part of a metal band. Oppegård’s last musical creation awakens forces beyond Ingrid’s understanding and causes Skansi’s murderer to resurface. In the battle between a madman and zombies, metal may be the only weapon she has.

HorrorAddicts.net 199, Sandra Becerril

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Horror Addicts Episode# 199
SEASON 16 Cultural Horror
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


199 | #MexicanHorror | #SandraBecceril | #TheFunhouseCollective | #Diablero

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78 days till Halloween

Music: “Twilight Zone” #TheFunhouseCollective

Merrill’s Musical Musings: #RLMerrill #TheFunhouseCollective

Catchup: #HalloweenDecor #TheWalkingDead #BloodRedSky #DeathlyFog #AdamBreckenridge #Aterrados #Terrified #NakedContortionists #UndeadKid

Aterrados:

Theme: #WillTheThrill #MexicanHorror #TombsoftheBlindDead #NightoftheSeagulls #ReturnoftheBlindDead #TheLoreleysGrasp #NightoftheSorcerers #Werewolf VSTheVampireWoman #CurseoftheDevil #DraculasGreatLove #TheMummysRevenge #HunchbackoftheMorgue #VengenceoftheZombies #HorrorRisesFromtheTomb #VampyrosLesbos #SheKilledinEcstasy #TheAwfulDrOrlof #TheDiabolicalDrZ #Succubus #VenusinFurs #AVirginAmongTheLivingDead
Frightening Flix: #KBatz #Diablero

Daphne’s Den of Darkness: #daphnestarsert #TheRing #Insidious #LightsOut #Mama #TheGrudge

Dead Mail: Write in! HorrorAddicts@gmail.com

LAURA: #chupacabra #MexicanMonster #LatinxMonsters
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SAM: #GhostbustersAfterlife November 11th, 2021 

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CHARLES: #ThePicassos #DeathRock #RememberYouWillDie

Historian of Horror: #MarkOrr #SpookyMusic #Ratchet #DanseMacbre #Beethoven #LeRouetdOmphale #TheShadow #QuietPlease #SymphonyinDMionr #ILoveMystery 

Bigfoot Files: #LionelRayGreen #BigfootHorrorStories #StevenArmstrong

Audiodrama: #TheDeadbringer #emmarkoff music: “Huitzillin” by Sarah Monroy Solis #sarisolis voices by em markoff, rish outfield…

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Summer 2021 Update!

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Biters, Sweet Dreamers, Readers, and Listeners,

Well, I missed Spring, but hey… I almost made it in Summer. Hahaha! I figure since the kids go back to school (real school! not Zoom :)! ) next week, I better get my butt in gear and get an update to you about your favorite stories, series, and new stuff.

HHCoverPromoThe most exciting thing that’s happened recently is the publication of Haunts and Hellions, my brainchild anthology of gothic romance stories. The gathering was an experience I didn’t expect. Although we all know what gothic romance is and anyone can write a love story with a little spookiness in it, for some reason the submitters had trouble getting stories in my wheelhouse. They were either horror, with not enough romance, or romance, without enough horror. An odd predicament came to me. What if I didn’t get enough stories for the book I’d…

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HorrorAddicts.net 198, L. Marie Wood

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Horror Addicts Episode# 198
SEASON 16 Cultural Horror
Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich
Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe


198 | #LMarieWood #AfricanAmericanHorror #Provision #Heks

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92 days till Halloween

Music: “Clarity” #Provision

Merrill’s Musical Musings: #RLMerrill #Provision

Catchup: Miss me? #RenoDeserted #ScaryPortaPotty #BlackHoletoHell #JeepersCreepers #CityGirlCreeps #AvoidthePortaPotty #ZombiesAteMyNeighbors #SegaGenisis #BigFatBaby #HatchetGuys #ChainsawMen

#TwilightZone #BlackSummer

Theme: #AfricanAmerican
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#NightoftheLivingDead #Blacula #GangaandHess #SugarHill #Candyman #TalesfromtheHood #TalesfromtheCryptDemonKnight #EvesBayou #Bones #GetOut #Ma #Us

Live Action Reviews: #CrystalConnor #Heks

Daphne’s Den of Darkness: #daphnestarsert #InfectiousMovies #Pandemic #Quarantine #Contracted #Pontypool #CabinFever #Blindness 

Dead Mail: 

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MARTIN: #ZombieCartoon

TINA: #13thAnniversary #Podcast #200thShow

LANEY: #StrayKids #FelixAnimeGhost #TekkenAnimeGhost #GodsMenu #UpAllNight #VampireSpoof

Historian of Horror: #MarkOrr #Slicks #PulpMagazines #HPLovecraft #RayBradbury #WeirdTales

Bigfoot Files: #LionelRayGreen #PrimalRage #Tubi

Audiodrama: #TheDeadbringer #emmarkoff music: “Huitzillin” by Sarah Monroy Solis #sarisolis voices by em markoff, james seo, rish outfield, emerian rich, dj pitsiladis, philip ginn

Nightmare Fuel: #DJPitsiladis…

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New Flash Fiction from Emz!

the deepCraving a ton of sea-inspired micro fiction?

Check out THE DEEP, available now at Amazon.

Ghost ships, giant squid, alluring sirens… For this volume of one hundred word stories, we challenged our authors to wade into the horrors of THE DEEP. From placid lakes hiding deadly secrets, to creatures lurking beneath the ocean waves, prepare to face your watery fears with these tiny-yet-terrifying tales.

Emerian’s “Rescued?” speaks of a zombie plague aboard a cruise ship where all the humans are starving. Will a desert island in view from the top deck be their salvation, or their doom?

Find out in THE DEEP.

An ON TIME Excerpt: “PODs” by Emerian Rich

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Enjoy an excerpt from Emerian Rich’s “PODs” featured in our newest anthology ON TIME.

Waiting in traffic for the San Francisco-Los Angeles Transbay Tunnel was bad enough, but with her interview at L.A.’s most prestigious animation studio in an hour, Kelly grew beyond fidgety. True, the SyncTank Animation building was only five minutes from the tunnel by car and the transfer took only seconds, but the wait times displayed over the tunnel entry read forty minutes. Cutting it close was not how she wanted to make her first impression.

“Stop clicking your pen,” her mother said.

Kelly sighed and put her pen in her bag. Yes, her mom and her thirteen-year-old brother were with her, too, which made the situation more aggravating. To them, it was a fun shopping weekend, but to Kelly, it held her ticket to a better life. Her brother, Seth, sat in the back seat, earbuds in…

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