•• Films ••
•• NEW SHOW •• (Well, new to me :-))
Phantom Erik, co-host of the Spew Podcast, has just uploaded Episode 45 of his own 100 YEARS OF HORROR podcast! This is a pretty awesome show, where he tracks the changes and developments in horror films over the past century, one year at a time. This episode covers the year 1956, a time when the horror industry was going through some pretty major ‘sea changes.’ The movie on tap: The Black Sheep, starring Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney Jr., and John Carradine! (BTW, if you want to see the list of movies he’s covered so far, you can check it out here.)
In episode 72 of the CORPSE CAST, intrepid co-hosts Mike Cadaver and Shane Diablo cover Voltaire’s Ooky Spooky album from 2007. Then they climb into the Way-Back Machine to catch an unusual little movie that paired vampires with mobsters: 1992’s Innocent Blood!
This week on KRUEGER NATION, it’s two franchises in one, as Johnny gets old-school and back-woodsy with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Wrong Turn (aw, them rascally hillbillies!), and Xander Kane stops in to review The Tortured from 2010!
At MAIL ORDER ZOMBIE, Brother D and Miss Bren get back behind the mics for a very special reunion episode, where they review — you guessed it — World War Z. They offer some very interesting views and opinions about both the movie and the book. Oh, and SOMEONE was pretty offended by Brad Pitt’s shaggy haircut, while SOMEONE ELSE else didn’t mind it at all. Can you guess which one was which? Are you kidding? Anyway, enjoy!
•• Writing ••
Did you know there’s actually a name for those times when you don’t hear a song lyric correctly (like when someone misquotes the Jimmy Hendrix lyrics, “Excuse me while I kiss the sky,” as “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”)? Well, according to Mignon Fogarty, host of the Grammar Girl podcast, this is called a mondegreen. In this episode of Grammar Girl, she also helps you tell the difference between other types of mistakes people make in English, including spoonerisms, malapropisms, and eggcorns! Download this episode, and you, too, can amaze your friends with your big ol’ brain!
And, hey, why not check out Episode 299 (wow!) of the I SHOULD BE WRITING podcast! This week, host Mur Lafferty interviews Matt Wallace, author of the Galactic Football League series and the startlingly good novel, The Failed Cities! After that, you can wander over to NIGHTMARE MAGAZINE for a brand-new audio story, “And Yet, Her Eyes,” written by author Brit Mandelo and narrated by Cassandra Campbell. Once you’re there, of course, you may want to stay and roam through their awesome back-catalogue of podcast fiction and editorials, many of which they offer for free alongside their regular subscription content!
While you’re online, don’t forget to check out Justine Lewkowicz’s BOOKENDS REVIEW blog. Every week, she critiques a lot of great fiction and non-fiction titles that you may not have heard about, as they often fly under the radar of many book reviewers. Before going on vacation, Justine uploaded some quick synopses of The Son by Philipp Meyer and Caught by Lisa Moore, along with her favourite picks for the summer. You can find all of these reviews at her blog page (just scroll down to the bottom of the page to the PODCAST section, where you can download individual podcasts or subscribe via RSS or iTunes).