Throughout the past decade, journalist Heather Wixson has celebrated horror and championed the creative minds that keep the genre moving in exciting directions. With an endless number of thought-provoking articles published online over the past ten years and the recent release of her new book on practical effects artists, it's time to shine the spotlight on the Daily Dead Managing Editor in a new episode of our podcast!

In a special "Horrigins" installment of Corpse Club, co-host Patrick Bromley talks with Heather Wixson about her work covering the horror genre over the past ten years—a fascinating career that has included life-changing interviews, unforgettable live events coverage, adventures running her own film festival, and the recent release of her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, an ambitious 444-page undertaking packed with behind-the-scenes photos of memorable creature creations as well as interviews with 20 brilliant and innovative makeup effects artists. If you've ever wondered what it's really like to make a career covering the genre that you love, this is your chance to learn about the thrills, chills, and never-ending effort that fuels the life of a horror journalist.

You can listen to the 30th episode of Corpse Club right now on iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadioSoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn, and look for our next episode to be summoned soon!

As a special treat for Daily Dead readers, we have officially launched our Corpse Club website and memberships. Not only can you view past episodes, but you can also sign up to be an official Corpse Club member to enjoy a wide range of rewards, including a shirt and pin that are to die for, access to future bonus content, the ability to suggest an episode topic, and more!

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