Nerds From The Crypt

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

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 
Click here for more information: 

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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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“Miskatonic High” w/ Mike Shea

May 2nd, 2019

We have yet another episode ready for you this week. This will be the 3rd episode in a week. Whenever possible, we will try to push out the episodes as soon as possible when a Kickstarter or crowdfunding campaign is running. With that being said, we bring you our interview with Mike Shea. He talks bout the upcoming issue #2 of his series "Miskatonic High" 

 

"The small New England town of Miskatonic always seemed like a nice place to live. But as the leaves turn color and the nights grow longer, a group of students from Miskatonic High are going to learn that their universe is not what they think it is."

You can find this project on  KickstarterFacebook | Twitter | Instagram

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“The Zombieful World of OZ” w/ Eric Hawkins

April 29th, 2019

Today we talk with creator, Eric Hawkins, about his upcoming comic book, "The Zombieful World of OZ".This version of the classic tale is a Victorian-Steampunk-Fantasy-Horror-Zombie Adventure Story. Return to a familiar landscape, with legendary characters you were never able to forget.

 

"Imagine an alternate reality where Dorothy Gale returned from her adventures in OZ and her family thought she was insane, so they had her committed to a mental institution. Now, throw in a whole bunch of Zombies. "

 

As of the release of this episode, there are only 4 days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign. If you like what you here, makes sure to head over to the page, by clicking here.  

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You can follow Eric on Twitter & Facebook.

You can also follow the project on Facebook

“MONSTERS” INTERVIEW W/ WILL VEGA

April 25th, 2019

Will Vega joined us in The Crypt, to talk about his upcoming project, "Monsters". An aging Abraham Van Helsing finds himself in a proxy war between man and monster in a dystopian Victorian London.

Will talks to us about how his love for horror started as a kid, and how it continues to mold his projects. 

You can find this project on Kickstarter by clicking here

 

You can listen to us on Best Darn Diddly (Simpsons Podcast) as Greg and I talk about the Bumble Bee Man segment of "22 Short Films about Springfield".

 

Head on over to Cereal Killer Sweets to try some delicious rice crispy treats! You will not regret it. Tell them The Nerds sent you!!

 

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“INFERI” INTERVIEW W/ RUBEN ROMERO

April 18th, 2019

Ruben Romero joined us to talk about the upcoming project, Inferi.
Inferi is created by Ruben Romero and Casey Bowker and will be live on Kickstarter starting on April 19,2019. 

Click the following link to head over to Kickstarter and back this project. Inferi on Kickstarter

Inferi follows the adventures of 3 Quantico students and their Professor who travel the globe solving crimes committed by mythological creatures

You can follow Ruben on Facebook

You can follow Casey Bowker on : TwitterYoutubeDFAT.com 

 

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“SKOTUS” INTERVIEW WITH ROB WOLINSKY

April 12th, 2019

The Nerds talked with Rob Wolinsky about his project "SKOTUS": Serial Killer of the United States. Rob is a funny guy and we had a blast talking to him, but probably ended up on some sort of watch list. We talk about his inspiration, his process, and goals for the comic. 

You can follow Rob on Twitter or head over to one of his websites: Www.SKOTUScomic.com Www.RobWolinsky.com

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**DISCLAIMER** we recorded this episode about a month ago, while the Kickstarter was still running. However issues with audio in the episode delayed the release. I apologize to Rob, for not being able to get it out sooner. The good thing is, that the Kickstarter campaign was successful, and SKOTUS was funded. 

“The Twilight Zone” (2019) Episode Reviews #1

April 8th, 2019

 

Today we review two episodes of the rebooted series "The Twilight Zone" (2019).

First we reviewed episode 1 "The Comedian" starring Kumail Nanjiani & Tracy Morgan. 

Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) stars as Samir Wassan, a comedian who fails to make his audience laugh. That is, until he meets an enigmatic and legendary comic, played by Tracy Morgan, who offers him some "helpful" tips. 

Then we took a look at episode 2, "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet" starring Adam Scott. 

Adam Scott stars as Justin Sanderson, a famous investigative journalist, who is recovering from a nervous breakdown who is on a flight which turns out to be doomed. This is story is a re-imagining of one of the most famous Twilight Zone classic episodes.

 

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“The Death Chute” Interview w/ Ambrose Stolliker

April 1st, 2019

We had the pleasure of interviewing Ambrose Stolliker once more, this time about his upcoming book "The Death Chute". The Death Chute will be out on April 9, 2019.  It will be published by Aurelia Leo, and be available in paperback and digital format. You can currently pre-order this book on the Aurelia Leo website: https://aurelialeo.com/product/94602004092019/.

 

I had an awesome time out in Fort Worth this past Saturday night at Texas Podcast Union Meetup. A big shout out to All Crime No CattleTrue Crime Fan Club PodcastThrift Therapygone cold podcastLone Star Law & Disorder PodcastBestDarnDiddlySwindled for a great meet up. Also a big thank you to the fans that came out and made this meetup possible. Stay tuned for information for other meetups coming this year. 

 

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Tales From the Crypt Episode Reviews #2

March 29th, 2019

This week, the nerds talked about 4 episodes from season 1 of  HBO's Tales from the Crypt which aired in the summer of 1989. 

Ep. 1  "The Man Who Was Death" starring William Sadler. 

Ep. 2 "And All Through the House" starring Mary Ellen Trainer & Larry Drake

Ep. 3 "Dig That Cat... He's Real Gone" staring Joe Pantoliano & Robert Wuhl

Ep. 6 "Collection Completed" staring M. Emmet Walsh & Audra Lindley

John Kassir as the Crypt Keeper. 

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If you are in the Fort Worth area on March 30 from 6pm - 10pm, you can join us at the Yard  located at 3017 Morton Street, Fort Worth,TX 76107. I will be getting together with several Texas based podcasters and we would love to meet you. 

“The War of the Worlds” Concertina Book w/ Lyndon White

March 19th, 2019

Welcome back to the crypt, where we will be talking with a great friend of the podcast, Lyndon White. This time Lyndon talked to us about his new Concertina book, "The War of the Worlds". Lyndon's books are beautiful works of art that would look great in your home. Make sure to head over to Kickstarter to help fund this project. 

From the Kickstarter page: "A strange, meteor-like object has landed in the heart of England and we have found ourselves the victims of a terrible attack. A ruthless race of Martians, armed with heat rays and poisonous smoke, are intent on destroying everything in their path." 

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Blood & Gourd #3 w/ Jenz Lund

March 11th, 2019

Welcome back to Nerds from the Crypt, where we review your favorite horror movies, series, books & comics. We also interview indie creators about their upcoming horror-related projects. Today, we welcome back a great friend of the podcast, Jenz Lund. 

You might remember Jenz, from Episode 9, when we talked to him about issues 1 & 2 of Blood & Gourd. Listen until the end to find out how to get all 3 issues and a Blood & Gourd t-shirt just for listening and sharing the episode. Just follow the directions in the episode to get signed up for that giveaway. On top of that, you will also get the all-new Nerds from the Crypt buttons and sticker. 

 

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Head over to www.webleedhalloween.com

#BloodAndGourd

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Tales from the Crypt Episode Review

March 1st, 2019

We went into the vault and pulled out the very last "lost" episode that featured Nick. This was originally recorded way back at the beginning of 2017, and it technically would have been our 5th episode. 

 

We decided to pick 3 episodes of Tales from the Crypt to look over for you all. These episodes were so fun to watch and you can tell how much we enjoyed them. 

The three stories we looked at was 

(08:05) The Switch from Season 2 Episode 2 

(20:35) Only Sin Deep Season 1 Episode 4

(36:00) 'Til Death Season 2 Episode 4 

 

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Teeth (2007) w/ I Have A Strange Story

February 15th, 2019

Rebekah and Lindsey from I Have a Strange Story joined to talk about the 2007 Movie Teeth, starring Jess Weixler & John Hensley. "Dawn is still a stranger to her own body but discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence." 

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You can help support the podcast by going to our online store at Teepublic.

We want to give a big thanks to Tom from Old School Designs. Head over to his Facebook page or his online store to see more of his designs.  

 

We will be in Fort Worth on March 30 for another all Texas podcast meetup. We hope to see you there.

Event info:

When: Saturday, March 30, 2019

Where: The Yard  3017 Morton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107

This is a free event, but you should RSVP by clicking here so that we can get an idea of how many will attend. You can also find the necessary information by heading over to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/382125712328835/