71: GHOSTSTORIES OF 2017

LISTEN TO EPISODE 71: GHOSTSTORIES OF 2017

To celebrate another year of spooky, horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas present this audio anthology of our best true paranormal & ghost stories from 2017. Read by British Folksinger David Walton or told by the authors themselves, we present some of the best names in paranormal literature such as Katrina Weidman from Paranormal Lockdown or authors with featured stories on A Haunting.

We’ve also got a great tale of the famous dead from horror director Lloyd Kaufman and a civil war tale from celebrated ghost historian of Gettysburg, Mark Nesbitt.

It’s all ghost stories all episode, and we’ll be back in 2018 with new ghost stories, horror fiction and interviews.

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

© Can Stock Photo / dehooks

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

 

70: HALFWAY OUT OF THE DARK

LISTEN TO EPISODE 70: HALFWAY OUT OF THE DARK

 

It’s our holiday episode for 2017! 70 episodes! Halfway Out of the Dark. That’s how horror authors T. Fox Dunham and Phil Thomas regard the season. Happy Solstice! The authors hang out, talk about the season, scary holiday gifts, current film releases like The Last Jedi and Fox tells the scary tale of all the cookies he’s made.

 

Bram Stoker award-winning author, PD Cacek shares a true holiday ghost story, The Christmas Cat and the hosts play a strange ghost story about paranormal excrement, sent in by one of our fans. They also discuss A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Tim Waggoner is back for part three of his interview on writing, giving advice to new authors and talking about the way the publishing industry has changed.

We play some strange holiday carols and finish with a song from our friend, Wily Bo Walker from his Moon Over Indigo album.

And check out the new horror Christmas anthology, Shades of Santa, on Amazon now, with a new horror holiday flash fiction story from T. Fox Dunham. Profits go to a Water charity. Ghost stories and music for your winter holidays!

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Fox The Children” from Wily Bo Walker album Moon Over Indio used with permission of the owner.

Kamikaze Economy Christmas by Travis Taylor is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 International License.

“Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

 

69: KRAMPUS & MONTANA JORDAN GET MARRIED

 

Listen to Episode 69: 

Paranormal adventurer & occult scholar Montana Jordan is back on the show with horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas to talk about the festive season. Montana shares her knowledge on the pagan holiday of Yule, the winter solstice, wassailing and of course, her boyfriend, The Krampus.

KRAMPUS

In folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as “half-goat, half-demon”, who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards the well-behaved with gifts. Krampus is one of the companions of Saint Nicholas in several regions including Austria, Bavaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Tyrol and parts of Northern Italy. The origin of the figure is unclear; some folklorists and anthropologists have postulated it as having pre-Christian origins.

In traditional parades and in such events as the Krampuslauf (English: Krampus run), young men dressed as Krampus participate; such events occur annually in most Alpine towns. Krampus is featured on holiday greeting cards called Krampuskarten. (From Wikipedia)

 

MONTANA JORDAN

Katie Montana Jordan has been formally investigating with various psychic and paranormal organizations for over 20 years. She is a published freelance writer with areas of specialty in holistic healing, paganism, witchcraft and the occult.

Katie is Writing Consultant and Field Researcher to Paranormal Research & Investigations, as well as Occult Specialist and Independent Consultant to San Diego Paranormal Research Society and Occult Specialist and Independent Consultant to Scottish Ghost Adventures. Katie is also Co-Host and Occult Scholar to the What Are You Afraid Of Podcast. In addition to taking on investigative casework, she holds lectures and teaches classes on occult-related topics.

Katie maintains that because ghosts are earthbound energies, the whole of the paranormal and parapsychological fields are subtopic to the studies of theology and spirituality. Both an ordained minister and pagan priestess, she is currently obtaining her PhD in holistic theology.

KRAMPUS & SANTA FIGHT FOR MONTANA JORDAN!

She decides to pop the question to the Santa’s evil brother, Krampus. It’s our first wedding on What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Phil conducts the ceremony. Wouldn’t you know it, Santa shows up to spoil the wedding! Of course, Santa and Krampus get into a big fight, and you’ll be surprised to find out the winner. This is their second fight on the show, and it ends differently then you’d expect.

 

 

ROSE

Montana Jordan shares a true ghost experience from her years as a paranormal investigator, this one set at an old firehouse. They caught a strange voice.

Not surprisingly, as the ovilus continued to spout out “Rose”, movement was seen inside the grid of dots. Lester and I were not alone in the basement.

“Rose, Rose, Rose.”

–From Rose, a true ghost story from Montana Jordan and read by T. Fox Dunham

 

STACKS OF STUFF – HOLIDAY CAROL

We have a strange new holiday character we found on the Free Music Archive. Stacks of Stuff from UK’s Simon Panrucker complains about all the crap we buy and store in our houses at Christmas. Used with permission from the Shared Attribution license from the Free Music Archive. We make no profit from the direct release of the show.

 

We are back with John Foster on our next holiday episode for 2017!

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Tons of Stuff by Simon Panrucker is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License

Mairis Wedding by Slinte is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License

“Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

©a4ndreas – Can Stock Photo Inc.

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

68: WENDIGO

PLAY EPISODE 68: WENDIGO

What could be better to keep you warm this winter then ghost stories told around the fire? The harsh and barren months have come, ripping summer from us. Now we look to ourselves for our own warmth, seeking joy in song, story, drink, food and holiday celebrations. T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas and magician Doug Stafford return with Episode 67: WENDIGO to help our listeners pass the chilly days with stories of an old and unnatural evil indigenous to North America and Canada. . . dark tales of the cannibal spirit, The Wendigo.

We record this episode which was also broadcasted live from Comic Zen in Lansdale PA during the Lansdale Tree Lighting Ceremony.

 

T. Fox Dunham says hello to a special visitor at Comic Zen during the recording of Episode 68: WENDIGO

 

WENDIGO

The Wendigo is a demonic spirit believed by Algonquin-based Native American tribes to possess humans and turn them into cannibals. The term “Wendigo” or “Windigo” is used to describe both the evil spirit as well as the creature that humans can become when possessed by the spirit. The “monster” version of the mythical creature is human-like, but very tall and gaunt, with deeply sunken eyes and yellowish, decaying skin.  They are impossibly thin and have an unending hunger that craves only human flesh. This myth became prevalent since the spread of colonists into the mid-west, bringing out metaphors of gluttonous and greedy men who consume what they do not need thus spoiling the balance of nature. These stories have inspired many legends and stories.

The legend lends its name to the controversial modern medical term Wendigo psychosis, described by psychiatrists as a culture-bound syndrome with symptoms such as an intense craving for human flesh and a fear of becoming a cannibal. In some Indigenous communities, environmental destruction and insatiable greed are also seen as a manifestation of Wendigo Psychosis.

We tell the stories, share the history and Fox narrates an old legend of a warrior fighting the Wendigo in a winter forest, re-written by T. Fox Dunham based on the old folklore.

 

Wendigo Manitou carving discovered on Mount Trudee in Tettegouche State Park near Silver Bay, Minnesota, USA.

 

Wendigo.

A creature taller than a tree. Jagged teeth biting from its lipless mouth. When it breathed, it hissed and bleed where it walked. Antlers as tall as any deer grew from its head, and it stank of rotting meat—of all the meat it had eaten. It ate all creatures who ventured unknowingly into its territory, a force of hunger like nature, like the constant wind. Sometimes, the ravenous spirit would not eat you but take possession of your body, turning you into a wendigo like it. Then, he dreaded the fate of his family for they would be the first he hunted and devoured. The warrior raised his spear. According to the stories he’d learned as a boy from his father, he would have one chance to defeat the horrible spirit. Then, he would die. If he failed, he’d either be eaten or driven to eat. . . those he loved. He could not let that happen!

–Wendigo Legend: Re-written and narrated by T. Fox Dunham on EPISODE 68.

 

THE GREAT PHILADELPHIA MAGICIAN: DOUG STAFFORD, CO-HOST

Finally, the great Doug Stafford joins us for an episode! He was a great addition to the team, and we plan to have him join us again. We loved having him. Doug is a tremendous entertainer, fire-eater and magician in the region. He does more than card tricks. He tells a story with his magic on stage.

Douglas Stafford is a juggler, magician, and fire performer based out of the Philadelphia area.  He specializes in bringing entertainment and laughter through the medium of a bad idea.  We have all had a bad idea; and in fact we have all seen jugglers, magicians, and fire performers and wondered what would possess a person to do something like that.  What would possess a man to juggle torches in front of a crowd full of people; besides a desperate need for others attention. To contact Doug for booking information, email him at Bad.Idea.Entertainers@gmail.com

 

TIM WAGGONER INTERVIEW II:

DID TIM SEE A FUTURE VISION THAT SAVED HIS LIFE?

Fox interviews and Bram Stoker award-winning author Tim Waggoner. Tim talks about his growth as an author, writing media tie-in books for the television series Supernatural and gives advice to new authors. Tim shares more true ghost experiences, talking about his potential psychic abilities, a vision in which he had been warned about his possible death in the future while trying to help a stranded cat.

 

Tim Waggoner has published close to forty novels and three collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. In 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award, and his fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.

 

Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre.

From Crystal Lake Publishing

Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series, Where Nightmares Come From focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality—whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.

Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

The full non-fiction anthology lineup includes:

  • Introduction by William F. Nolan

  • IT’S THE STORY TELLER by Joe R. Lansdale

  • A-Z OF HORROR of Clive Barker

  • WHY HORROR? by Mark Alan Miller

  • PIXELATED SHADOWS by Michael Paul Gonzalez

  • LIKE CURSES by Ray Garton

  • HOW TO GET YOUR SCARE ON by S.G. Browne

  • STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES by Richard Thomas

  • HORROR IS A STATE OF MIND by Tim Waggoner

  • BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE by Mercedes M. Yardley

  • THE PROCESS OF A TALE by Ramsey Campbell

  • GREAT HORROR IS SOMETHING ALIEN by Michael Bailey

  • A HORRIFICALLY HAPPY MEDIUM by Taylor Grant

  • INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CONNOLLY by Marie O’Regan

  • THE STORY OF A STORY by Mort Castle

  • WRITING ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW with Christopher Golden, Kevin J. Anderson, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • HOW I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR MONSTERS AND FOUND POETRY INSTEAD by Stephanie M. Wytovich

  • BITS AND PIECES INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN MABERRY by Eugene Johnson

  • THE REEL CREEPS by Lisa Morton

  • THE MONSTER SQUAD by Jess Landry

  • WHAT SCARES YOU by Marv Wolfman

  • PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Elizabeth Massie

  • CREATING MAGIC FROM A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER: Del Howison interviews Tom Holland, Amber Benson, Fred Dekker, and Kevin Tenney

  • Z NATION: HOW SYFY’S HIT SHOW CAME TO LIFE by Craig Engler

  • LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING LIFE: FILM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON REALITY by Jason V Brock

  • WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM by Paul Moore

  • STEPHEN KING AND RICHARD CHIZMAR DISCUSS COLLABORATING by Bev Vincent

  • CHARLAINE HARRIS DISCUSSES STORYTELLING by Eugene Johnson

  • WHAT NOW? by John Palisano

 

Recorded on location at Comic Zen in Lansdale PA!

 

A quick note from owner Tim Hershey on what Comic Zen is all about. Comic books are meant to be an escape. They always have been, to me. Tim Hershey’s goal is to give you a place where you can come, find your next favorite comic or graphic novel (or toy or statue or collectible, etc.), and not feel left out of that escape from reality. There is only one condition to be included in this escape: Respect. He don’t care who you are, where you come from, how you earn money, what kind of car you drive, who your parents were, how you dress, or if you like my ’80s rock music. He will treat you with respect. And, he expects the same in return. But, it’s not just about him. You need to be willing to respect my other guests, who may be different than you. He enjoys diversity of all kinds in his store, and Tim will do everything he can to continue to foster, and protect, that diversity.

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Funeral Chant” – Seneca Indians – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Childrens Chorus” – Seneca Indians – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

© Can Stock Photo / LoulouVonGlup

 

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

67: THE TURKEY DAY HORROR

 

PLAY EPISODE 67: THE THANKSGIVING DAY HORROR

 

Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas bring you their 3rd Thanksgiving episode, celebrating the American holiday of Turkey Day! It’s a great episode featuring music, ghost stories, holiday talk and humor.

Phil & Fox amuse with their usual banter, talking about the holiday, football in Philadelphia, traditions, movies to celebrate the holiday and their first installment of TURKEY NEWS. . .  no clowns! And of course, a little Philadelphia Football.

We intercept a phone call to the ButterTurkey Hotline–a popular hotline this time of year that offers advice to the many cooks across America on the proper cooking techniques of turkeys. This was sent to us be a terrified operator at the ButterTurkey Hotline is entirely true! Could there be zombie turkeys invading the country? Listen to the ButterTurkey Hotline recording to determine whether you should be barricading yourself in your basement.

BTH: Were there any other problems with your Meleagris?

MAN: Yeah… It’s trying to eat my ass.

BTH: Beg your pardon?

–Intercept from the ButterTurkey Hotline

 

MUSIC FROM MONK TURNER

The hosts play some holiday music from Monk Turner. Thanksgiving Day! Monk Turner is an American musician, songwriter, and producer. Known as the “galactic defender of the concept album”, Turner has created a number of multi-genre concept albums. He is known for winning the Free Music Archive‘s competition to create a copyright-free replacement for the song “Happy Birthday to You” whose rights were once owned by Time Warner.

 

TIM WAGGONER INTERVIEW

 

Fox interviews and Bram Stoker award-winning author Tim Waggoner. Tim talks about his growth as an author, writing media tie-in books for the television series Supernatural and gives advice to new authors. He also shares a ghost story in part one of this interview, Night Eyes, narrated by British folksinger, David Walton. It’s part one of an interview with this amazing horror author and writer of media tie-in books

 

Tim Waggoner has published close to forty novels and three collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins, and his articles on writing have appeared in numerous publications. In 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award, and his fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year. He’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.

The eyes swayed as if they might belong to a huge serpent, but they were a solid sour amber.  Nothing at all like snake eyes.

The eyes, and presumably the unseen head to which they were attached, continued swaying forward.

— Night Eyes – True ghost story from Tim Waggoner

Where Nightmares Come From: The Art of Storytelling in the Horror Genre.

From Crystal Lake Publishing

Book one in Crystal Lake Publishing’s The Dream Weaver series, Where Nightmares Come From focuses on the art of storytelling in the Horror genre, taking an idea from conception to reality—whether you prefer short stories, novels, films, or comics.

Featuring in-depth articles and interviews by Joe R. Lansdale (Hap & Leonard series), Clive Barker (Books of Blood), John Connolly (Charlie Parker series), Ramsey Campbell, Stephen King (IT), Christopher Golden (Ararat), Charlaine Harris (Midnight, Texas), Jonathan Maberry (Joe Ledger series), Kevin J. Anderson (Tales of Dune), Craig Engler (Z Nation), and many more.

The full non-fiction anthology lineup includes:

  • Introduction by William F. Nolan

  • IT’S THE STORY TELLER by Joe R. Lansdale

  • A-Z OF HORROR of Clive Barker

  • WHY HORROR? by Mark Alan Miller

  • PIXELATED SHADOWS by Michael Paul Gonzalez

  • LIKE CURSES by Ray Garton

  • HOW TO GET YOUR SCARE ON by S.G. Browne

  • STORYTELLING TECHNIQUES by Richard Thomas

  • HORROR IS A STATE OF MIND by Tim Waggoner

  • BRINGING AN IDEA TO LIFE by Mercedes M. Yardley

  • THE PROCESS OF A TALE by Ramsey Campbell

  • GREAT HORROR IS SOMETHING ALIEN by Michael Bailey

  • A HORRIFICALLY HAPPY MEDIUM by Taylor Grant

  • INTERVIEW WITH JOHN CONNOLLY by Marie O’Regan

  • THE STORY OF A STORY by Mort Castle

  • WRITING ROUNDTABLE INTERVIEW with Christopher Golden, Kevin J. Anderson, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia

  • HOW I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR MONSTERS AND FOUND POETRY INSTEAD by Stephanie M. Wytovich

  • BITS AND PIECES INTERVIEW WITH JONATHAN MABERRY by Eugene Johnson

  • THE REEL CREEPS by Lisa Morton

  • THE MONSTER SQUAD by Jess Landry

  • WHAT SCARES YOU by Marv Wolfman

  • PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HAUNTED HOUSE by Elizabeth Massie

  • CREATING MAGIC FROM A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER: Del Howison interviews Tom Holland, Amber Benson, Fred Dekker, and Kevin Tenney

  • Z NATION: HOW SYFY’S HIT SHOW CAME TO LIFE by Craig Engler

  • LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING LIFE: FILM AND ITS INFLUENCE ON REALITY by Jason V Brock

  • WHERE NIGHTMARES COME FROM by Paul Moore

  • STEPHEN KING AND RICHARD CHIZMAR DISCUSS COLLABORATING by Bev Vincent

  • CHARLAINE HARRIS DISCUSSES STORYTELLING by Eugene Johnson

  • WHAT NOW? by John Palisano

 

Enjoy this special Turkey Day episode while catching up with your podcast this Thanksgiving 2017 with Fox & Phil.

November & December!

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

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Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Thanksgiving Day” – Monk Turner – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

66: ZOMBIE WALK

 

T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return (from the dead!) after a grueling October season with What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show, Episode 66: Zombie Walk! They’re zombies! We’re dressed like zombies to participate in the Lansdale Zombie Walk. Early in the evening, they dressed up in gore and death then shambled up and down Main Street in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, enjoying the cool night air looking for fresh brains. After the walk, the horror authors gather at Comic Zen to record. Yes, those are fox ears T. Fox Dunham is wearing. He goes zombie in style!

 

Recorded on location at Comic Zen in Lansdale PA!

 

A quick note from owner Tim Hershey on what Comic Zen is all about. Comic books are meant to be an escape. They always have been, to me. Tim Hershey’s goal is to give you a place where you can come, find your next favorite comic or graphic novel (or toy or statue or collectible, etc.), and not feel left out of that escape from reality. There is only one condition to be included in this escape: Respect. He don’t care who you are, where you come from, how you earn money, what kind of car you drive, who your parents were, how you dress, or if you like my ’80s rock music. He will treat you with respect. And, he expects the same in return. But, it’s not just about him. You need to be willing to respect my other guests, who may be different than you. He enjoys diversity of all kinds in his store, and Tim will do everything he can to continue to foster, and protect, that diversity.

On this show, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas talk about being zombies, recording during October, hang out with civil war ghost hunter, Tom Capper who presents some EVPs from their trip to Gettysburg and visit with other zombies who did the walk.

 

Fox interviews Max Booth III, author and proprietor of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, talking about the modern horror industry, his new podcasts and the cool new books coming out from PMMP. Max Booth III is the author of four novels. His mom has read at least one of them. He’s the Editor-in-Chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and an ongoing columnist at Litreactor.com. He works as a hotel night auditor in a small town outside San Antonio, TX. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth and visit him at www.talesfromthebooth.com.

 

And they play the final installment of Daniel Braum’s chilling story A Man’s Guide to Costumes and the most Common ways to get Arrested from his collection, The Wish Mechanics.

The show features a song from Peter Aldrich, Jon Harman and David Williams, Dawn of the Dead! And a new true ghost experience from listener Bill Goff about a mistaken clerk at a store in Gettysburg recorded by British folksinger, David Walton. We have some great stuff coming in November & December!

Follow us on Twitter: @pfwhatafraidof

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

 Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Dawn of the Dead” – Peter Aldrich, Jon Harman, David Williams – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

 

DISCLAIMER:

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio. No profit is made by selling the show in any form. The show is used for promotion of the author’s works. This show is for entertainment purposes. The views of the show do not reflect PARA-X Radio, EMC Podcast network or any of their affiliates or sponsors. All rights of work are retained by the authors. All arrangements made with guests and audience members are not the responsibility of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas, PARA-X Radio or EMC Podcast Network or all sponsor and affiliates. 

65: TRICK OR TREAT

EPISODE 65: TRICK OR TREAT

(HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2017)

We’re celebrating our amazing month of counting down to Halloween with a fun Halloween special, Trick of Treat, recorded live at Uncanny! Comic store in King of Prussia Mall.

 

 

After giving out candy and ghost stories during Malloween to the kids, horror author T. Fox Dunham and Bram Stoker award-winning author, PD Cacek hang out, talking about Halloween, ghost hunting and horror writing.

 

 

Patricia Diana Joy Anne Cacek (December 22, 1951, Hollywood, California) is an American author, mostly of horror novels. She graduated with a B.A in Creative Writing from California State University, Long Beach in 1975.

 

 

 

 

We play a story from clown author, J. Lee Dodson written especially for the show. A classic story of evil in a New England woods. Who is Jenny Greenteeth and what powers does she offer to those who will be corrupted?

Dad opened the door and waved us in. The rain poured from our soaked clothing. “What happened, Toby?” my father asked again with his hand on my shoulder. I told him my friends wanted to see where Parker buy had died and to prove there was no witch. But there is a witch. And it got Devin. Dad just looks at the three of us and walks away. “You are saying the witch only got one of you?” my father asked with a weird tone in his voice.

–Jenny Greenteeth by J. Lee Dodson

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EVIL KLOWN SURVIVAL GUIDE

The Evil Klown Survival Guide will not only teach you about the history, knowledge and classifications regarding this new breed of carnivorous creature, it will also prepare you for the unimaginable – a world where TERRORKLOWNS become the dominant species.

Utilizing techniques such as: ghosting, staging safe-zones, choosing the correct weapons for battle and many more, will help in your daily task to survive.

 

This guide will help keep you and your loved ones safe … when humanity falls.

TOP TEN RULES OF SURVIVING A KLOWNED-OUT WORLD
1. ALWAYS keep your blades sharp to cut a klown down the middle like butter.
2. DO NOT decide to get up close and personal with your kill. It may be faking.
3. NEVER touch decaying klowns. The Klowning virus may still be present.
4. DO NOT use firearms against Alpha-Klowns. It only slows them down, it doesn’t kill them.
5. NEVER eat diseased klowns. The Klowning effect still remains in the corpses.
6. ZOMBIE-KLOWNS are not Hollywood fantasy, shoot them in the chest – not the head.
7. NEVER take The Quieting as a sign that the chaos is over. Stay hidden.
8. DO NOT eat popcorn from TERRORKLOWNS. It’s not food, it will kill you.
9. DO NOT run through hanging streamers, they’ll string you up for roamers to devour you.
10. DO NOT engage in battle with their leader – LAUGHING DARK. You will not win.

They play some great Halloween music, two short stories from authors J. Lee Dodson and Phil Thomas and even end the show with a cute movie discussion from Tim McLean and his son Jack. It’s been quite a month! Enjoy your Halloween and get your spooky on.

Watch the entire video on YouTube, recorded at Uncanny Comics in King of Prussia Mall!

 

Horror Author Daniel Braum – PART 4 of his Short Story

Daniel Braum returns with part of his Halloween horror story, A MAN’S GUIDE TO COSTUMES AND THE MOST COMMON WAYS TO GET ARRESTED. It’s from his collection of short stories, HE WISH MECHANICS: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic. Get it on AMAZON!

Take a walk on the wild side, through the twilight zone of dark and dangerous and dangerously personal terrain of Daniel Braum’s short stories. Navigate impossible worlds and hidden corners of our own with damaged men and women seeking love and transcendence. There is heartache, loss, and stark poignant truths in the dark places these stories fearlessly venture, but also magic, mystery, beauty and wonder. Do you dare to dream? Do you dare to make a wish? Find out just who are the Wish Mechanics before answering. Braum effortlessly blends horror, science-fiction, and fantasy in his unique style and vision that transcends genre.

Dark, literary, weird-fiction stories such as How To Make Love and Not Turn to Stone operate with the Night Time Logic of Robert Aickman. The vivid, exotic settings evoke the majestic prose of Braum’s literary hero Lucius Shepard. The genre blending fantasy and science fiction of The Canopy Crawlers and Tea in the Sahara channel “the anything can happen spirit of the late, great grandmaster Tanith Lee. Cover Art by George Cotronis

We’re a great fan of Daniel’s work, and we’re really excited to have his episodic reading of the story from the Wish Mechanics! Buy it at AMAZON!

 

 

 

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MERCY

(A Horror Medical Thriller Novel from Blood Bound Books.)

MERCY LARGE

By T. Fox Dunham

(Host of What Are You Afraid of Horror & Paranormal Podcast)

FANGORIA gives MERCY 3.5 out 4 Skulls – “Dunham has channeled his many brushes with the other side into the exquisitely rendered, lyrical supernatural hospital thriller MERCY.READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

fangoria

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Author Tim Waggoner

Part medical horror, part supernatural suspense, MERCY is a hard-hitting fever dream of a novel. I enjoyed the hell out of it!” ~ Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh and Eat The Night

Pain and poetry flow in equal measure through these pages. Dunham’s prose strikes deep and hits all the right notes. MERCY is unforgettably vivid.” ~ David Dunwoody, author of Hell Walks and The 3 Egos

William Saint is dying of cancer. On most days death seems like a humane alternative to the treatment. Stricken with fever, William is rushed to Mercy—notorious as a place to send the sickest of the poor and uninsured to be forgotten—and finds the hospital in even worse condition than his previous visit. The grounds are unkempt, the foundation is cracking, and like the wild mushrooms sprouting from fissures of decay around it, something is growing inside the hospital. Something dark. It’s feeding on the sickness and sustaining itself on the staff, changing them. And now it wants Willie.

This was my death.

Life is an addiction.

Love is the only force that is real. Read . . . and understand what I saw. I put it in metaphor. You do not understand what you do not understand.

mercy-back-cover

Author of Mercy – T. Fox Dunham

Buy on Kindle at Amazon

Or Buy in Paperback at Amazon


Music Rights:

“The Chamber” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Lamentation” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Come Play With Me” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Ghost Story” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

“Halloween Night” By Monk Turner – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

All opinions of guests and content does not reflect the opinions of T. Fox Dunham, Phil Thomas or Para-X Radio.