‘Geek’s Guide’ podcast explores haunted IKEAs, deep machinery, and more!

10-for-10-masthead-rast-4Whether you’re a writer with a haunted house story in mind, or you’re just looking for some cool stuff to read or watch, this is must-listen podcasting!

In episode 121 of Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy, host David Barr Kirtley is joined by fellow authors Lauren Beukes, John Langan, and Grady Hendrix for a roundtable discussion of haunted houses in film and literature.

They talk about how it’s treated (and mistreated) in popular culture, and also how they’ve incorporated haunted places into some of their stories.

The authors also raise some very interesting questions: Is Alien a better, more believable haunted house story than Paranormal Activity? Was Disney’s Toy Story a haunted house movie? Are hauntings a supernatural form of class warfare?The-haunted-house-by-Robert-Korner

These are just a few of the dark paths they explore in this fascinating discussion of one of the most universal subjects in the horror genre.

You can download episodes of ‘Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy’ from their RSS feed or from iTunes, or listen to this episode on YouTube. Enjoy  😀

If you want to dig deeper:

  • you can find the book trailer for Grady Hendrix’s novel, HorrorStor (a horror story that takes place in a furniture store that very closely resembles an IKEA) on YouTube


image credits: The Haunted House by Robert Korner | Flickr | CC 2.0 license


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