While many people may think of endless egg nog and cheerful carolers when the holiday season arrives, horror fans have fond thoughts of an axe-wielding Santa Claus and little furry creatures they don't dare feed after midnight. ’Tis once again the season for holiday horror movies, and the Corpse Club team have plenty to discuss on a holly jolly episode of Daily Dead's official podcast.
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!
Found lurking on library shelves and hiding in musty basements, books open doorways to new worlds we never knew existed, enriching our imaginations while paralyzing our bodies in fear. While stories told on screen can haunt our dreams for decades, what's printed on paper often squirms under our skin to dig into the dark corners of our psyches with the appetite of a living dead bookworm. From R.L. Stine's frightening tales for young readers to the haunting works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson, the Corpse Club looks back on some of their favorite horror books and authors in a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
While horror has been conjuring up plenty of scares on the big screen in recent years, it's also been chilling and thrilling audiences in the comfort of their own living rooms. The genre has perhaps never been more prevalent on the small screen than it is right now, making this the perfect time for the Corpse Club to channel surf through some of their favorite scary TV series on a new episode of Daily Dead's podcast.
Back in October, we officially opened the doors to our Corpse Club membership system, and we're grateful from beyond the grave for everyone who has joined to support Daily Dead and our creative time of writers, artists, and podcasters. To show our gratitude, Corpse Club members received exclusive access to our special Roseanne Halloween podcast episode, and now we're continuing to give thanks to our subscribers by giving them the gift of a new audio commentary to Wes Craven's Scream 2.
She's been working in the horror genre for over 30 years, but Barbara Crampton is just getting started. Whether you look at her prolific recent work or her memorable roles from past decades, Crampton is someone who should always be celebrated when you talk about the most influential figures in horror cinema. Thankfully, that's exactly what co-hosts Patrick Bromley and Heather Wixson do on their new "Horrigins" episode of Daily Dead's Corpse Club podcast.
In a year filled with all-too-real turmoil and unsettling scares, horror fans have thankfully been able to seek a respite from the chaos through amazing projects and people in the genre community. With 2017 coming to a close, there is still a lot to be thankful for these past months, and in a new episode of Corpse Club, we pay tribute to some of our fondest experiences from what has been a hallmark year for horror.
Back in 1982, George A. Romero and Stephen King introduced viewers to a different kind of cake, a deadly creature in a crate, and mysterious "meteor shit" that wouldn't come off no matter how hard you scrubbed. Nearly 35 years after its initial release, Creepshow is still widely regarded as one of the best (if not the best) horror anthologies, giving the Corpse Club plenty of cinematic moments to celebrate on their new episode, which also includes a look back at other beloved anthology films.
A modern master of horror, Stephen King's books and short stories have thrilled and chilled "Constant Readers" for generations, and so too have the many adaptations of his work. Adapting King's impactful prose and doing it justice is no easy task, but many filmmakers have managed to capture the author's magic on screen, and in the latest episode of Daily Dead's podcast, the members of the Corpse Club gather behind the microphones, conjure up thoughts of Castle Rock, and discuss their favorite takes on King's moving material.
Happy Halloween! Earlier this month, we officially launched our Corpse Club membership system. As a thank you to those who have joined the Corpse Club, we've released a bonus episode of our podcast for members to enjoy!
Halloween is the time of year when you can be anyone you want to be, and just as there are countless characters you can become on the night he came home, there are also just as many ways to celebrate the big "31" on the calendar. On a special Halloween-themed episode of Daily Dead's podcast, the members of the Corpse Club share some of their favorite ways to embrace the spooky spirit of the season.
He just wants to be your friend... Since the release of Child's Play in 1988, the possessed doll Chucky has given generations of horror fans enough nightmare fuel to last a lifetime, along with a healthy dose of dark comedy and creepy wisecracks. Following the release of the seventh film in the franchise, Cult of Chucky, the Corpse Club thought it would be the perfect time to discuss one of cinema's most beloved—and feared—dolls.
"Welcome to the Corpse Club!" Listeners of Daily Dead's Corpse Club podcast have heard those words at the beginning of every episode, and now we're making them a reality. Since we first announced the podcast, we also teased that it would be the official name of Daily Dead’s community and membership offering. Starting this month, we’re inviting Daily Dead readers to step beyond the cemetery gate to join us in our crypt as a member of the Corpse Club!
"Jason was my son, and today is his birthday." It's once again time to pack your bags and head to Crystal Lake, as the Corpse Club celebrates the horror genre's holiday (one that Pamela Voorhees won't let us forget) by discussing their favorite and least favorite Friday the 13th films on a new episode of our podcast.
Michael Myers may not have said a word for 15 years, but Patrick and Heather have plenty to say about The Shape and John Carpenter's Halloween on a new "Horrigins" episode of the Corpse Club podcast.