Nerds From The Crypt

We Review horror movies, series, & interview indie comic book creators.

The Nerds Lock Horns

May 28th, 2020

Casey Bowker joined us to talk about the re-launch of Hollowed issue #2 Kickstarter & Indigogo campaign. you can head over to Kickstarter and back that project by clicking here: http://kck.st/2XAsV1C, or head over to IndieGoGo: https://igg.me/at/hollowed2/x#/

you can also follow Casey at the following locations: 

Don’t Forget a Towel - https://dontforgetatowel.com
Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/chazvoltaire
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/chazvoltaire

 

We also talked about the 2013 film, Horns. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, & Max Minghella. Radcliffe plays "Ig" Perrish, the prime suspect of this girlfriends murder. Ig awakens one day with a pair of horns protruding from his head, causing others in town to confess their sins to him. Armed with this new "superpower", he heads out to find the true killer. 

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The Nerds Love Misery

May 20th, 2020

Lyndon White & Andy Perry join the Nerds and talk about their upcoming graphic novel: Re-animator Incorporated. Lyndon and Andy talk about the origin of the project, and what we can expect in the long run.  You can back that project by heading over to the link below:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amperry/reanimator-incorporated?ref=project_tweet

 

We also talk about the 1990 American psychological thriller film Misery. It is based on the Stephen King novel of the same name and was directed by Rob Reiner. The film stars James Caan and Kathy Bates. 

 

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The Nerds go Behind the Mask

May 9th, 2020

Eric Hawkins joins us this week to talk about his project, The Zombieful WOrld of Oz, and to review Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon. Eric Hawkins has been drawing comics since he was a kid and released issue #1 of The Zombieful World of Oz in November of 2019.

You can follow Eric on Twitter and Facebook.

 

The Zombieful World of Oz #2: No Rest for the Wicked

Its been ten years after Dorthy's fantastic adventure to the world of OZ. She's 24 years old and is being released from a mental hospital. The years following the cyclone, people could not comprehend her tales of adventures and wonder in the Land of Oz. ears of therapy and rehabilitation followed. Now she is being released and her will and new resolve are going to be tested like never before.

In the years after Dorothy’s arrival in Oz, a mysterious plague has swept the land. The Winkie Country was the first to fall. The Great Winkie Army is now under the control of Nikko the Great Winged Ape. Along with his army of flying primates, Nikko has been using the Winkies to infect and take control of The Land of Oz.

Dorothy, The Cowardly Lion, The Tin Woodman, and The Scarecrow return to OZ after an encounter with The Zombie Winkies in Kansas. They find the Emerald City has been taken over and the Ozma is missing.

You can keep up and back the project over on Kickstarter

 

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Behind the Mask is a 2006 American Mockumentary black comedy slasher film directed by Scott Glosserman. Nathan Baesel stars as the titular Leslie Vernon. The movie is an homage to classic slasher films. Robert Englund, Zelda Rubenstein, and Kane Hodder cameo in the film.

Initially released at the 2006 South by Southwest film festival, it received a limited release on March 16, 2017. It has received mostly favorable reviews, currently sitting at 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

 

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The Nerds have Fallen

May 1st, 2020

Kris Jerome joined us to discuss 1998's Fallen. The movie was directed by Gregory Hoblit and stars Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, James Gandolfini, and Elias Koteas. 

The Nerds talk about this supernatural detective thriller film and try to figure out why this movie didn't do better in the box office. 

"After witnessing the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, police detective John Hobbes, and his partner, Jonesy, are soon investigating another murderer whose mode of operation is eerily similar to Reese's. In the course of the investigation, Hobbes meets theology professor Gretta Milano, who introduces him to the world of the occult and the possibility that an evil spirit is behind the killings."

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Kris Jerome

Kris is author of The Gods and Men Cycle Series (Wrath of the Fallen, Cries of the Forsaken). He is also the writer of the Graphic Novel Tarnished and ongoing comic series Discordia.

 

Kris is also the owner of Dark Tidings Press and has his own podcast called Gothic Dreadful Theatre 3000

 

They Live with the Nerds

April 25th, 2020

Michael Tanner joins us this week to review 1988's They Live. They live is a sci-fi action horror film written and directed by John Carpenter. It is based on Ray Nelson's short story, "Eight O'Clock in the Morning". It stars Roddy Piper, Keith David, and Meg Foster.

The movie debuted #1 in North America in its first week but received mostly negative reviews. It was heavily criticized for its social commentary, but later enjoyed a cult following. This seems to be a pattern with early John Carpenter films. Most notably, the movie has entered pop-culture and has influenced street art.

It was shot in eight weeks, principally on location in downtown LA. It had a budget of $3 million, with a box office of $13 million.

"Nada, a wanderer without meaning in his life, discovers a pair of sunglasses capable of showing the world the way it truly is. As he walks the streets of Los Angeles, Nada notices that both the media and the government are comprised of subliminal messages meant to keep the population subdued. He discovers that most of the social elite are skull-faced aliens bent on world domination. With this shocking discovery, Nada fights to free humanity from the mind-controlling aliens."

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Michael Tanner

Michael Tanner is a co-creator of "Junior Braves of the Apocalypse" along with co-host Greg Smith. They also appeared in the anthology, Monsters and Other Scary S%&t. Both titles have been discussed on this podcast.

You can follow him on Twitter or by visiting his website: https://www.bymichaeltanner.com/.

you can listen to Michael on his new podcast, Burn After Pitching or follow them on Twitter.

The Nerds & Shea vs The Thing

April 18th, 2020

This week the Nerds discuss the 1982's The Thing. Shea (All Crime, No Cattle) joins us in the crypt this week as we talk about why The Thing is among our favorite horror movies. 

The movie was directed by John Carpenter and stars Kurt Russell & Keith David. It is based on 1938 Sci-fi novella, "Who Goes There?" by John W. Campbell, Jr. 

You can follow Shea on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook, or head over to allcrimenocattle.com 

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The Nerds Grab a Pint with John Horsley

April 10th, 2020

Welcome back boils and ghouls! This week the Nerds open up the crypt to talk to John Horsley (Spoiler Country) to discuss the 2012 UK/Irish film "Grabbers".  Grabbers was written by Kevin Lehane and directed by Jon Wright. 

 

You can keep up with John by heading over to http://scpod.net/.

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The Nerds are haunted by The Others

April 3rd, 2020

This week the Nerds welcome Lanie, host of True Crime Fan Club, into the crypt to talk about 2001's The Others. The Others is written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar and stars Nicole Kidman. 

 

You can follow Lanie on Twitter @tcfcpod.

You can keep up with her podcast by heading over to https://truecrimefanclub.com/

 

 Support the podcast by heading over to Teepublic.

New Merch is now available, just click the following link: bit.ly/NerdsMerch 

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The Nerds & Travis Webb Discuss Starlite & Tales from the Crypt

March 26th, 2020

The Nerds invite Travis Webb to talk about Starlite. Starlite is a comic book that talks about what happens to child superheroes after they're all grown up. Written by Travis Webb, Brett Weldele, and our very own horror nerd, Greg Smith.

You can follow the project and back it by heading over to http://kck.st/2J9EGVO

We talk about what to expect in this series, and then when do a recap of 4 episodes from Season 2 of Tales from the Crypt.

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-Dead Right
-Cutting Cards
-Three's a Crowd-
-The Thing from the Grave

The Nerds Purge

March 22nd, 2020

The Nerds prepare and bunker down for The Purge. We take a look at the original movie that started the franchise. 

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The Nerds Get Rabid w/Becky

March 14th, 2020

Thank you for joining us in the crypt. This time, Becky from "I Have a Strange Story" joins us to talk about 1977's David Crongenerberg directed movie Rabid.

We also talk about some indie creators at the beginning of the episode, who are friends of the podcast and could use your support right now with all the canceled cons.  

Eli Wolff | http://eli-wolff.blogspot.com/
@eli_wolff on twitter

Brett Weldele | http://www.brettweldele.com/

Eddy Hedington | http://eddyhedington.com/

Jim Ferguson | http://Www.jimfergusonmakingascene.com/

Rich Werner | http://www.richwerner.com/

Chad Scheres | http://facebook.com/toyghoul

Travis Bundy | http://www.thoughtboxcomics.com/
@ Bundymania on Instagram

Jenna Ayoub | http://jennaayoub.com/
@Boneygjones on Instagram & Twitter

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You can follow Becky on Instagram | @Ihaveastrangestory

Listen to Becky and her sister, Linsey on their podcast I Have a Strange Story

The Nerds Re-Pilot the Podcast

March 7th, 2020

The Nerds are back and this week we decided to re-pilot the podcast! What does that mean? Take a listen and learn a little bit more about the nerds and what we are going to be doing with the podcast in the future. We talk about the horror movies we watched as kids, and what kind of horror movies we love. We also talk about how we are re-formatting the podcast for future episodes. 

Remember to download the Podbean app, so you can join us when we do our live shows. 

 

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HOLLOWED #2 & ERNEST SCARED STUPID

November 2nd, 2019

This week we talk about Hollowed #2 & Ernest Scared Stupid. This episode has 3 different parts to it, which includes recent horror news at the 3:04 mark. A couple of the things we talked about are the tv series “Evil” & the reboot of “Are You Afraid of the Dark”. Greg has some news about a comic book for “Reanimator”.

Make sure to tune in our Interview with Casey, so you can find out how one of our listeners can win a free copy of “Hollowed” Issue #1. There are other things we will be giving away, so make sure to stay tuned.

Head over to the 22-minute mark if you would like to jump to the interview with Casey Bowker. Our review of Ernest Scared Stupid starts at the 58-minute mark.

Hollowed Issue #2

Casey had joined us back in March of 2018, to talk about issue 1 of Hollowed. Today he joins us to talk about the Kickstarter campaign for issue #2. Casey tells us about the tiers and rewards for the campaign as well as some early bird extras you can get if you order it on the first weekend of the campaign.

Head out to back the project by clicking here.

Hollowed Issue 2 is the continuing adventures of Detectives Vasquez and Tyler as they hunt down a brutal serial killer that hollows out the bodies of its victims. In this issue, we’ll introduce the characters of The Chief, Oren, and Sylvia as the plot gets thicker than thick! 

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Click here to listen to the first interview with Casey Bowker. You can also follow Casey by heading over to his website or his youtube channel.

Ernest Scared Stupid

Ernest Scared Stupid is a favorite to many 90’s Kids. Released in 1991, by Disney’s Touchstone Pictures, Ernest accidentally releases trolls upon a small town on Halloween.

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“SCARY STORIES: A TRIBUTE TO TERROR” w/ Shane Hunt

October 6th, 2019

Shane Hunt joined us to talk about the upcoming “Scary Stories: A Tribute to Terror”. This tribute project has original stories by Curt Tuckfield. Shane does a superb job of creating images that harken back to the original Stephen Gammell illustrations. 

Shane talks to us about how this tribute project came about, as well as his methods of drawing the haunting illustrations.

This project is currently on Kickstarter. You can help fund this project by heading over to the following link: http://kck.st/2oS9IKS.

Scary Stories: A Tribute To Terror is over 150 pages, containing over 30 stories and over 50 illustrations. The stories come from the imagination of author Curt Tuckfield as well as folklore and real occurrences.  Like the originals, our stories contain no “adult” language, sex, or extreme graphic violence, but we feel they are psychologically more intense (and dare we say, more frightening?) than the originals. Essentially, we have tried to match the surreal grade school tone of the original books while introducing and amplifying elements that will appeal to an older audience.

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“Berserker: Green Hell”” W/ Lee Franklin

July 18th, 2019

Lee Franklin joined the Nerds to talk about her new book, “Berserker: Green Hell“. Lee’s debut novel is published by HellBound Books and was released on July 12, 2019.

Australian Lance Corporal Terence ‘Pinny’ Pinfold and his squad find themselves in the midst of the living hell of the Vietnam War. Known as Reapers, their job is to go in after the firefights, collect dog tags and any evidence of war crimes. Each soldier tries to make some sense out of a senseless war. They have more questions than answers as mutilated, butchered bodies are discovered the further to the North they venture. Pinny soon finds himself at the very core of the real war – in a secret underground facility amongst hybrid creatures which belong only in the very worse nightmares. With Pinny’s aboriginal bloodline, the enigmatic Doctor Jacinta Harding believes she has found the perfect specimen… Pinny might survive the war, but he might not save himself.

Available in paperback and as an ebook.

You can learn more about Berserker: Green Hell and HellBound Books on the HellBound Books website. The book is available on Amazon and is included with Kindle Unlimited.

You can follow Lee on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Additional Notes

  • Lee mentioned the book “The Assassins’ Coin” by John Linwood Grant. You can find the book on Amazon. It is available on Kindle and as an audiobook. Click here to go to John’s website.
  • Lee also recommends “The Prostitutes Price” by Alan. M Clark.  It is a standalone book but is a companion novel to “The Assasins’ Coin“. 
  • Our interview with the co-writers of “Summer of 84” had to be rescheduled. We are working on getting that episode out, and we will publish that episode as soon as possible.

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Summer of ‘84 w/ Bloody Date Night

June 23rd, 2019

Our friends, Josh & Liz from Bloody Date Night, joined us to talk about Summer of ’84. It had a limited release in theatres on August 10, 2018, and is currently available on Shudder, and Video on Demand.

After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spends their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.

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We will be interviewing the co-writers and producers of Summer of’84, Matt Leslie and Stephen J. Smith. Keep an eye out for that episode this coming week.

We will be doing a couple of special episodes leading up to the “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” movie. We will be joined by our friends over at I Have a Strange Story, to look back at the series. But, we also want to hear from you! We want to know your favorite tale from the “Scary Stories” series. Email us at nerdsftc@gmail.com

Come join us in Austin, as we are once again meeting up with our favorite Texas-based podcasters.

Location: Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden 
Address: 121 Pickle Road, Austin, TX 78704
When: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
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“In the Blink of an Eye” w/K. Patrick Glover

June 22nd, 2019

K. Patrick Glover joined us to talk about the upcoming Anthology, “In the Blink of an Eye”. This is a spin-off anthology based on the mythology that was created in the movie Butterfly Kisses

You can head over to Kickstarter and back the project. If you can not back the project, consider sharing the post with your friends. It is the best way to help any project.

In Elliott City, Maryland, there is an old railway tunnel, The Ilchester Tunnel, and if you manage to stare down to the other for an entire hour up to midnight, without blinking, it will summon Peeping Tom, The Blink Man. Once summoned, The Blink Man will watch over you, standing silently but getting closer each time you blink until his eyelashes are touching yours.

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About the project

Chief editor of Roxton Press and In The Blink of an Eye, K. Patrick Glover was inspired by Erik Kristopher Myer’s Butterfly Kisses and discussed the opportunity to combine all of the stories in one definitive tone.

Both Patrick and Erik Kristopher Myers have stories in the project. Other authors in the anthology will include:

  • Matt Lake: His books include the hugely successful “Weird” series
  • Patrick Storck: Patrick has written numerous comics for Disney Studios.
  • Megan Morgan: An acclaimed young adult science fiction writer. She is currently working on “The Altered Rise
  • William Couper: A Scottish writer of horror and speculative fiction.
  • Josef Richardson: A filmmaker and artist who worked on Butterfly Kisses and VHS 2.
  • Paul R. Sieber: An actor who has appeared in Ninjas vs Vampires and Ninjas vs Monsters.
  • Steve Toase: An author of numerous magazines and anthologies. He has two stories appearing in this year's edition of The Best Horror of the Year.
  • Shelly Davies Wygant: A local historian and author of the acclaimed Haunted Ellicott City.
  • Seth Adam Kallick: Author of American Nightmare.
  • Jacob le Doux: Star of the popular horror film 8 Ball Clown. He is also the front man for Crimson Orchid.

Additional Notes

We recently recorded our review of Summer of ’84 with our friends at Bloody Date night. We have also scheduled an interview with the co-writers of the movie. That will be a separate episode to the review.

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Interview with Mark McLaughlin

June 8th, 2019

Author Mark McLaughlin joined us to talk about his novel Apocalypse America. Mark is also the co-author ofHorrors & Abominations.

 

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Apocalypse America follows the country in chaos after a devastating nuclear war. Malevolent Internet Witches use their monstrous cyber-magic to attack the country through its computers.

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Horrors & Abominations

Enter a midnight world of grotesque creatures and ancient deities. These stories were written in the grand tradition of H.P. Lovecraft and Robert W. Chambers.

Apocalypse America.https://www.amazon.com/Horrors-Abominations-Tales-Cthulhu-Mythos/dp/1791560520/

The House of the Ocelot

THE HOUSE OF THE OCELOT presents tales of dark fantasy and horror, as well as an epic poem regarding the return of Nyarlathotep to the modern world.

The Idol In The Hedge Maze

a modern-day sequel to H.P. Lovecraft’s novella, “The Shadow Out Of Time.” It tells the tale of mega-wealthy Neil Prentiss, founder, and CEO of PrenTek, a multinational technology company. He lives in a magnificent mansion surrounded by a sprawling hedge maze. He has everything a person could want in today’s world, but he is dying of cancer.

You can follow Mark on YouTubeFacebook, and on bmoviemonster.com.

Additional notes

We are currently working on a couple of reviews and interviews. First, we are working on scheduling our review of Summer of ’84 with our friends at Bloody Date Night.

We are also working on an episode remembering all the horrifying memories we have from the Scary Tales to tell in the Dark series. We have been excitedly anticipating the release of the feature film, and can’t wait to talk about it. That episode will be a 2 parter, as we will also talk to the director of the Scary Tales Documentary.

I’m also finishing up our episode of interviews out at Halfway to Halloween. Stayed tuned for that episode.

 

“Butterfly Kisses” w/ Erik Kristopher Myers

June 5th, 2019

Writer/Director Erik Kristopher Myers joins us to talk about his film “Butterfly Kisses“. Erik Kristopher Myers is a writer and film director from Baltimore, Maryland. This is his second feature film, along with 2012’s “Roulette“.

Butterfly Kisses” was released in 2018 and follows a filmmaker who discovers a box of videotapes depicting two students’ disturbing film project featuring a local horror legend, The Peeping Tom. As he sets out to prove this story is real and release it as a work of his own, he loses himself and the film crew following him into his project.

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Erik talks to the Nerds about his inspiration for the film, and the myth of “Peeping Tom”. We also talk about how he was able to get Matt Lake and Ed Sanchez to appear in the film. You might know Matt Lake as the author of “Weird Maryland” and related books. Ed Sanchez was the writer and co-director of 1999’s “The Blair Witch Project“.

You can watch “Butterfly Kisses” on Amazon Prime. Erik’s other film “Roulette” is also available for rent or purchase by clicking here
Follow Erik on Twitter Facebook. He also writes for Ain’t It Cool News.

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Lovecraft P.I.:The Curious Case of Reanimator

May 22nd, 2019

D.W. Kann joined me to talk about his upcoming project "Lovecraft P.I.: The Curious case of Reanimator". 

 

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