Welcome to Fear on Demand Horror Podcast

Posted in Uncategorized on January 28, 2009 by fearondemand

The Fear on Demand horror podcast is devoted to short tales of terror and suspense fiction and interviews with genre creators in audio form. The horror form works very well with brief, intense tales that deliver a chilling impact. The goal here is provide just that kind of tale, penned by some of the best authors working in the horror genre. We hope you will discover writers you enjoy here and seek out their books, stories and other works of fiction. All tales are intended for mature audiences and listener discretion is advised. Download this horror podcast via the links at right. Below you’ll also find articles, reviews, interviews and more in the horror and thriller realm.

Sacrifice Teaser

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2014 by fearondemand

An ancient ritual drives thousands to venture to a remote village in Nepal to offer animal sacrifices to a stone deity. The film’s been called the scariest movie of the year.

Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – An Audible Holiday Ghost Story

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2014 by fearondemand

The British tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve isn’t quite as well realized on the U.S. side of the pond.

Sure, about a million versions of A Christmas Carol get air time over the holidays, but otherwise it’s not really a familiar practice as we yanks gather around the fireplace on December 24.

Audible may raise a little more American awareness of holiday chills with their free holiday download of David Suchet reading “Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” by M.R. James.
(A free e-text version is here.)
I like to tell my students James (1862-1936) was sort of the Stephen King of his day, offering up tales of ghosts, demons and curses set in the everyday world of his time rather than say, the Castle of Otranto.
“Oh Whistle” from 1904 provides a great taste of James with building mystery and menace. Suchet’s most famous for his Hercule Poirot portrayal of course, but it’s his more natural British voice and not his affected Belgian accent here.

 

Assuming multiple characters while narrating, he seems the perfect voice for a James story. If you can settle back and shut out the world around you, he’ll take you softly and subtly along with young Professor Parkins.
At the request of a fellow teacher, Parkins agrees to inspect local ruins in the little seaside town of Burnstow, where he takes a room at the Globe Inn, in spite of warnings that ghosts might be about.

 

He makes interesting discoveries as he prowls the ruins and grows more engrossed in historic finds. Of course he finds a whistle.
What happens when you blow an ancient whistle? If you listen carefully and with imagination unleashed, you’ll scary things.
Happily this is just one of several recordings of Suchet reading James.
Great tales including “The Ash Tree” and “Casting the Runes,” basis for the classic Night of the Demon, are also on hand.
Get into the holiday spirit with a listen, and for more on the Victorian ghost traditions check out this Guardian article.
 — Sidney Williams, originally published on the Sid is Alive blog

Free Lovecraftian Horror Serial – Sleepers

Posted in Uncategorized on November 30, 2014 by fearondemand

Sleepers, from Fear on Demand editor Sidney Williams, is available at the online ‘zine Paper Tape.

Released in four parts beginning in July 2014, “Sleepers” is now available in its entirety on Paper Tape. The tale follows Aubrey Slater, a finder who seeks out rare objects for a antiques clearing house that sells to top dollar collectors.

Aubrey’s battling addiction and working to earn enough cash to mount a new challenge to her wealthy ex-husband’s custody of their daughter.

Finding rare sheet music from an almost forgotten musical called Casbah seems like a way to add to the coffers, but as Aubrey prowls London antique shops in search of musical fragments, she learns there may be more to the musical’s quick closing in the West End and New York than anyone’s willing to talk about…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

After Midnight Trailer with Richard Grieco

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 by fearondemand

Coming to VOD October 28 with Richard Grieco and Tawny Kitaen.

Fear on Demand – Episode 14 – Joston Theney on Axeman

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on May 3, 2014 by fearondemand

In this episode we talk with Joston Theney about his new film Axeman due soon on VOD platforms. Planned as the first in a trilogy of horror films, Axeman pays homage to ’80s slasher flicks while adding a few extra twists to the plot. It features scream queens Tiffaney Shepis and Brinke Stevens plus a killer with a really nasty blade. Learn how the film came about, how a relative’s DVD collection awakened Joston’s interest in horror and what it was like filming near Big Bear Lake.

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Fear on Demand 13.2 – Harrison Smith of Camp Dread and Matt Thompson of Bloodline

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on April 19, 2014 by fearondemand

In this episode, we chat with Harrison Smith, writer-director of the new film Camp Dread starring Eric Roberts and Danielle Harris. Then we sit down for a chat with Matt Thompson, writer-co-director and star of Bloodline

 

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Fear on Demand 13.1 – Blu de Golyer and Bo Keister – House of Good and Evil

Posted in fear-on-demand-podcast on April 1, 2014 by fearondemand

In this special April Fool’s edition of Fear on Demand, we talk with Blu de Golyer, screenwriter, and Bo Keister, actor, from the new film House of Good and Evil available on VOD platforms beginning April 1, 2014. Learn more on their Facebook page.

We chat about indy horror plus Blu and Bo’s fun horror project Hillbilly Horror Show. Be sure to check out our all-fiction Episode 13.

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