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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.

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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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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 FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube, and always stay scared!

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

https://vimeo.com/139976849

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!

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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #163: Dracula Vs. Hitler! A Conversation with Author Patrick Sheane Duncan!


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Hello everyone! I hope you didn't eat too many people for Thanksgiving!

In today's episode, I get to recommend some holiday reading for you. It's a battle between a real-life horror one side, facing off against one of literature's most popular monsters! That's right, the new book "Dracula Vs. Hitler" has hit the shelves! I read it in just over a day, with its fast pace and sense of fun, and willingness to bring some bloodshed. How could I not invite the author to the show?

Dracula Vs. Hitler Audiobook Cover

Patrick S. Duncan has been a screenwriter for a long time. He's written "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Courage Under Fire," "Nick of Time," among many other titles. His resume made me extra curious to read this particular novel, which has such a gloriously absurd title. I have to admit, that it was more than I was expecting. I hope you enjoy our conversation about the story, the characters, Mr. Duncan's writing process, and even how his personal experiences from Vietnam helped inform his work on this novel! We keep it relatively spoiler free in this discussion (unless you are a major crybaby), but I highly recommend you pick this book up in either case! San Diego people can grab it at Mysterious Galaxy Books! If you've read it, drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Subscribe to the Horrible Imaginings Podcast right here. You can also listen right 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 at our Patreon for exclusive content and perks! Find out about San Diego horror events on our FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube, and always stay scared!

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Performance Art: The Horror Cabal of Anna Yanushkevich!

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Yanushkevich uses her background in ballet, circus, and other techniques to weave aerial, hoop, ballet, and interpretive dance with hypnotic, almost nightmarish, imagery. Her themes include insanity, witchcraft, Satanism, death, and bodily incapacitation in performances that fluidly meld the hideous with the beautiful, the terrifying with the magnetic. They are uncompromising in their rebelliousness, and we love them!

Joining Yanushkevich in her performance are two extremely talented performers:

Lilly Holiday
Lilly Holiday

Lilly Holiday has been a stripper or strip tease artist for over 12 years, starting her group Pink Boombox Productions in 2009. Lilly is now a weekly staple of the San Diego Burlesque scene. You can finder her every Wednesday night at Gossip Grill.

 

Hanna Denham
Hanna Denham Hanna Denham is a hand-balancing contortionist. Being relatively fresh to the industry with only four years of training, she has worked hard to achieve an unfathomable dream. With a love for performing, she always strives to give the audience something they won't expect. Not only did she fall in love with the art of contortion, but also with a desire to know the human body inside and out. Studying under body workers and working under coaches, she finds endless possibilities in the potential of the human form. "The ability comes from knowing how your muscles work," she says. "The only thing that holds us back is the lack of information." With that, she bends her life away--strong, as well as flexible!

 

We are proud to announce that Yanushkevich’s brand new outdoor aerial rig will get its maiden performance at this year’s festival! See history in the making! On the Botanical Lawn in Balboa Park at 9:15 PM, Saturday, September 10!
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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Earworm

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Earworm
Playing Friday, September 9 after the Anthropophagia Panel, along with Survivor Type!
USA | 2016 | 5 minutes | Tara Price

A lonely man does battle with a relentless piece of music.

Cast: Ernest L. Thomas (What's Happening, Everybody Loves Chris, Malcolm X)
Cinematographer: Vincent Valentin
Producer: Billy Hanson
Music: Brian J. Emond
Language: English
Format: DCP

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Music Video: Penance

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Penance Music Video
Part of the "Human Killer & Psychological Terrors" Shorts Block, starting 12 Noon on Sunday, September 11!
Local Spotlight | Music Video | 2016 | 7 minutes | Dante Moran

A young man finds bliss within the arms of the mysterious and seductive Lusa until she asks if their love was worth killing for. The man, for fear of losing his beloved, does what is asked, forever damning his soul to the second level of hell: Lust, where he will battle tempestuous demons and the devious Lusa Phur herself for his eternal soul. Evil Deeds Shall Be Punished!

Fun Fact: This will be the third project for Penance, a contemporary revenge film based on Alighieri's "Dante's Inferno: A Divine Comedy, playing at Horrible Imaginings.

Cast: Gunnie Sanotchra, Thomas Gunter, Julia Hazanov, Shelby Iacometti, Kristin Naomi Garcia, Jameson Matheson Adam Ghahate
Format: DCP

 

Dante Moran

 

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July 9, 2016 Posted by admin in General

Short Film: Cuckold Picasso

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Cuckold Picasso
Part of the "Human Killer & Psychological Terrors" Shorts Block, starting 12 Noon on Sunday, September 11!
USA | 2015 | 5 minutes | Lance Larson

It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
This isn’t a film. It’s an experience.

Synopsis:
Pablo Picasso's "1971 Harlequin Head", thought forever lost in a Romanian fire, is found vividly alive in the disturbed psyche of a tortured man's soul.

Although grizzly, the action and title are just strong metaphors about our need to deal with internal fears, and internal terror. It is necessary to open a third eye (symbolized in drill scene); necessary to dare to look straight on at the things we need to face. In doing so, we free ourselves to embrace and learn from the things we are prone to unnecessarily fear the most.

Cast: Micah Fitzgerald (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Fear the Walking Dead, Westworld), Gia Vangieri (How Not To)
Official Website Format: DCP

 

Lance Larson

 

 

CUCKOLD PICASSO TRAILER (2016) from James Adams on Vimeo.

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