Tag: Horror

DNA Podcast 110 – H.P. Lovecraft with Dave Towers

In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with their friend Dave Towers to talk about the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. They talk about Lovecraft’s life, his approach to writing, his legacy, and make a few story suggestions for those who want to dip their tow into Inssmouth Bay. Along the way, they discover that Lovecraft may in fact be one of the most inspiring writers of all time, if he could get off the damn Internet! All this, and more, is waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:
Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

HP Lovecraft (wikipedia)
HP Lovecraft Archive
On Writing by Stephen King
Lovecraft: A Biography by L. Sprague de Camp
Robert E Howard
Call of Cthulhu RPG
Ghost Masters : Weird Tales from Famous Writers
The Lovecraft Lexicon: A Reader’s Guide to Persons, Places and Things in the Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
Jojo’s Bizaare Adventure
Night Gallery
Junji Ito (who cites Lovecraft as an inspiration)
Brian Lumley
The Enigma of Amigara Fault
HP Lovecraft Movie Adaptations
HP Lovecraft Podcast (note, I mistakenly thought they did readings, but they actually do summaries and discussion in each episode, not read the story. They have done some full story readings, which can be found here.)


DNA Podcast 053 – The Horror of Paul E. Cooley

In this episode, Rob and Don sit down with horror author Paul E. Cooley to talk about his genre of choice. The three discuss exactly what horror is, Don’s Eight Types of Horror, and the good and bad sides of podcasting your work. All this, and a heaping helping of Dead Robots’ Society lore, are waiting for you in this episode of The Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed:

Shadow Publications (Paul’s Homepage)
Dead Robots Society Podcast – Writers on Writing
Tor Johnson
HP Lovecraft
Logan’s Run
Slasher Horror
M (film)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
John Carpenter
David Cronenberg
The Thing (1982)
Videodrome
Shivers (Cronenberg)
Canadian Content Rules
Dead Ringers
The Curse of the Cat People
The Cat People (Natasha Kinski)
Salem’s Lot Window Scene
Nightmares Red White and Blue
The Exorcist
Child’s Play
Hellraiser
Hell House
Poltergeist
A Bottle Story
Unfriended (film)
John Wayne Gayce
Jeffry Dahmer
Grim’s Fairy Tales
Christopher Walken Goodnight Moon (Video)
The Yellow King
Dracula
Urban Fantasy
Nick Knight
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
Nightmare on Elm Street Ad
Pseudopod
The Black
The Intruder Within
Severed Press
Phil Rossy
Scott Sigler
Jake Bible
Ed Lorne
Matt Wallace
Terry Mixon


DNA Podcast 050 – Horror Tabletop RPGs

In this episode, Don and Rob trip the night fantastic with their friend Chad and discuss the creepy subject of Horror Role Playing Games. Long regarded as one of the harder types of RPGs to run, the three probe the different types of horror RPGs and do an overview of the classics of the genre. All this, and more fun than that thing creeping up behind you right now, is waiting for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music:

Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt

Things Discussed

A History of Horror RPGs
Call of Cthulhu
The Dunwich Horror
Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic
Ghostbusters
Bureau 13 Novels
Chill
Planet Motherfucker RPG
GURPS Horror
Beyond the Supernatural
It came from the Late Late Late Show
Paranoia
Nightlife
Stellar Games
Ravenloft
Vampire the Masquerade
Eerie: The Crime Crusher (I thought I heard a “poom”)
Dark Conspiracy
Deadlands
Grimm (this is the latest incarnation)
All Flesh Must Be Eaten