Nerds From The Crypt

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

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.



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.

Apocalypse America cover

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.

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

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.

Buttterfly Kisses cover pic

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.

Find our reviews by clicking here.
Find our other creator interviews by clicking here.



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". 



“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



“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.  



You can follow Eric on Twitter & Facebook.

You can also follow the project on Facebook


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!!




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 : 




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:


**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.



“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:


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. 



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. 


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." 


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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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 



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." 



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:


“The Eynes Anthology” w/ John Horsley

February 1st, 2019

Surprise! We have a 2nd episode this week!!!!

John Horsley was kind enough to wake up at 6 a.m. to talk with us about his upcoming work, The Eyne's Anthology.  John invites everyone one to dive into the world of the Eynes, a family that throughout history has had interactions of all kinds with monsters and demons.  


I included a portion of the Kickstarter campaign ad at the beginning. If you would like to listen to the whole ad, stayed tuned after the episode or head over to the project on Kickstarter and help get this funded. 


You can also find out more about the anthology on social media on Twitter|Facebook|Instagram


Horror News #3

January 31st, 2019

Today we bring you several horror topics that we wanted to talk about. I had been feeling a little under the weather, so I let David take the wheel on this one.

(02:00) Resident Evil 2 Remake and Netflix Series News
(05:45) Netflix Original: Polar
(07:20) Failed conversation about Bird Box.
(08:20) Netflix Original: Umbrella Academy
(11:24) Jordan Peele (Us, The Twilight Zone, Candyman Remake/Reboot)
(15:45) Todd McFarlen & Spawn
(19:40) Hellboy
(21:25) Netflix Original: Stranger Things 3
(25:20) Happy Death Day 2U & Netflix Original: Russian Doll
(26:50) Clive Barkers new TV series

If you are an indie creator and would like to be on the podcast, you can reach us on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook all @nerdsftc or email us at

Krampus (2015) w/Tess Pfeifle of Astonishing Legends

December 11th, 2018

Tess Pfeifle, Lead Researcher for Astonishing Legends, joined us to talk about Krampus. We talk about some of the things we know about Krampus folklore and then dive into this great Christmas horror movie. 

Make sure to listen to Astonishing Legends where they take a look at legendary strange and unusual events from throughout history and interview people who've had close encounters with the unexplained.

Other items we talked about in this episode: 

Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas 

Clock's Watch II: Daughters of the Black Moon

The Death Chute


Halloween (2018) w/ Josh & Liz

November 12th, 2018

Welcome back kiddies!! We have a great extra bloody episode for you today. We had the pleasure of opening up the crypt to allow Josh & Liz from Bloody Date Night  in and talk about Halloween (2018). 

Halloween (2018) is a direct sequel to Halloween (1978), picking up 40 years after the original movie. It follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night, 40 years after she escaped his killing spree.

You can find Josh and Liz on Bloody Date Night or any of your favorite podcatchers. You can also follow them on: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


The Empties w/ Kristen Gorlitz

November 9th, 2018

In this episode, David (the Intern) is promoted to one of the co-hosts of the podcast, and helps me as we talk to Kristen Gorlitz. Kristen is the creator/author of "The Empties",  a horror comic book series about relationships. Join us as we learn about Kristen's take on the zombie genre. 


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