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Horrible Imaginings Podcast #162: Remembering Zacherley the Cool Ghoul this Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! I have a bittersweet episode to celebrate our favorite holiday. As you all probably know, John Zacherle, aka Zacherley The Cool Ghoul, departed this mortal dimension late last week. He lived to the rich old age of 98, and for monster kids of all ages, Zacherley has long been an important part of our horror community. I got to meet him twice at Chiller Conventions, and his physical presence on this planet will be missed.


As one of the ultimate horror hosts, Zacherley was one of the first wave of personalities to introduce a new generation to the classic horror films of the 30s and 40s on the then-new medium of television. Because of the efforts of hosts like Zacherley, these films came back from the dead and continue to thrill us today. Because so much of Zacherley's legacy is about keeping classic films alive and helping horror fans get to know the roots of the genre they love, I decided to ask semi-regular podcast guest and #oldmovieweirdo Will McKinley to join me in this tribute.


Will McKinley with John Zacherle at Chiller

Will has joined me on this podcast many times to espouse the importance of preserving classic film. He is a writer for various books and radio shows, including "Monster Serial," "Bride of Monster Serial," and "Bride of Monster Serial." He also used to work with the legendary Jonathan "Barnabas Collins" Frid, and contributed to the book "Remembering Jonathan Frid. Follow him on Twitter @WillMcKinley.

Join us in remembering the legendary Zacherley!

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June 6, 2015 Posted by admin in General

#139 Silent Hill 2 Super Special Tribute

With the recent tragic news that we wouldn't be getting a Silent Hills, I have had the game Silent Hill 2 on my mind. It is one of the few video games that has really left its mark on me. My co-host Angela, on the other hand, is a big video game nerd so I decided we should take a look back on the legacy of Silent Hill 2 from our differing viewpoints. I want to thank my friend Frankie Marino for lending me his PS3 so I could revisit the game in preparation for this episode!

Because we wanted to give this singular video game its due attention, we have an extra loaded episode for you. The first bit will be free of spoilers, but the last hour or so will be a full look at the story and characters with spoilers. Spoiler warnings are given in the episode.

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In the episode we discuss:

1. The cancellation of Silent Hills.

2. An appeal to people who don't play any video games.

3. What makes Silent Hill 2 so different?

4. The story and characters (SPOILERS START AROUND MINUTE 29.

5. Conclusions and what is next?

You can watch the Making of Silent Hill 2 here:

If you have any other interpretations you would like to share, email or catch us on Twitter @HIFFSD and @MechaAngela. We'd would be happy to share other ideas on future podcasts. Now, this is a long episode so get to listening!

Listen to the episode here: