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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #164: BizarroCon, Horrible People, and the You-Shaped Hole in the Universe

As promised! The Horrible Imaginings Podcast has picked up an esteemed and brilliant new semi-regular co-host! He has been known for his collaborative work in novels and anthologies including The Light at the End, The Scream, Animals, and Book of the Dead. He publishes the work of other talented authors with his imprint Fungasm PressAlong with his co-director Andrew Kasch, he has also directed two short films that played Horrible Imaginings Film Festival: Stay at Home Dad and ClownTown: Bombo and Flopsy in an Honest Mis-Stake, as well as a segment for the Halloween anthology film Tales of Halloween. Many of you know by now that I am talking about John Skipp.


Skipp was a special guests at the latest Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in September--as a panelist on our "Horror in Literature" panel, and as a reader during our campfire-style readings of horror stories on the Botanical Lawn in Balboa Park, alongside such great talents as Laura Lee Bahr, Brian Evenson, Cody Goodfellow, and Ross E. Lockhart. It was during his time at the festival, and during some of the conversations we had, that I thought he would be a great semi-regular co-host for the podcast, since he is quite adept at our regular mission of exploring horror in history, art, literature, film, and beyond!

Skipp also came to me because he wanted to show some of the films he saw at Horrible Imaginings at a showcase he was programming for Portland, Oregon's Bizarro Con. I decided this should be a perfect first podcast episode for him--what is Bizarro, what is the convention like, and so on! I also decide to discuss his notions about the art of horrible people, which is also the title of his 2015 short story anthology!


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As promised in the episode, here are some book trailers from Fungasm Press!

Subscribe to the Horrible Imaginings Podcast right here. You can also listen here on Dread Central or on the Horrible Imaginings Website. You can help keep the podcast, the film festival, and our horror community going for only $1 per month! Become a patron on Patreon for exclusive content and perks! Find out about San Diego horror events on our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and always stay scared!

July 8, 2016 Posted by admin in General

#159: Every Day is Halloween at ScareLA!

scareLogoColor01(1)ScareLa is less than a month away! That means not only is Halloween starting early, but so is Horrible Imaginings because we will have a film block at the convention! It is so exciting for us to be part of this amazing convention, and what better way to celebrate than with a friendly horror-loving conversation with Emily Louise Rua from ScareLA!

Emily took a look at our program from 2015 and chose some films to showcase. I wanted to see who the person was behind her choices, and also give her the chance to share the mission of ScareLA. In the podcast, we discuss:

1. What Emily does at ScareLA
2. Who is Emily Louise Rua, and what is her history with the horror genre?
3. What criteria goes into picking films for ScareLA's screening rooms?
4. What are some of the things horror fans have to look forward to?
5. Horror lovers think of Halloween as year round!
6. Zombies
7. Haunts
8. Extreme haunts

Don't miss the Horrible Imaginings Block August 6th at ScareLA:

HIFF Scare LA program