43: WATCHERS

 

Listen to Episode 34: Watchers

The dead are always watching you, even if you cannot see them. Horror author T. Fox Dunham and filmmaker Phil Thomas return once again to invite you to look into their dark world. They open with a ghost story from show fan, Jess G. of California, I’m Watching You read by British folksinger, David Walton. Then they return to the phenomenal short story, Talk To Leo by John Foster. The hosts play an encore of the entire story and finally reveal its horrific ending. They spend some time discussing haunted places in the world and Phil’s new short horror film, Doppelganger, available through the website. David Walton returns with an old British folksong, Poverty Knocks. Have that feeling you’re being watched? You are.

Check out Filmzero’s new horror short:

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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.

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tim-waggoner

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

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

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

 

DID YOU HEAR THE GHOSTS?

Did You Hear the Ghosts?

Submitted by Rosie Bell

Culloden, Scotland

 

Listen to this ghost story read by British folksinger David Walton from Episode 42 – Apocalypse:

 

My friend and I were staying at a very posh, upmarket hotel in Culloden, a mini Gleneagles Hotel, dotted all over with the private owner’s own beautiful antiques. The reason we had to stay there was no one in the town would take us with our beautiful Doberman, Otto. Well, the three of us were warmly welcomed by the proprietors and we were shown to a beautifully appointed old room with thirteen (I counted them) fluffy American style towels and piles of full sized Roger et Gallet Sandlewood soap. Luxury indeed! We snuggled under our thick duvets in our single beds and soon drifted off to sleep. I was awakened in the middle of the night by loud, distressed barking and I shouted over to my friend to ask what was going on to disturb the dog so much. I was told to piss off and I looked over to where Otto was lying, curled up sound asleep. He lifted his head as if to say piss off too and I went back under the covers. Just on the brink of sleep, I was awakened again by the sound of what seemed to be a giant dog, howling and barking and throwing himself against the door! I was more terrified this time as I realized I was the only one hearing this. I asked if I could get in beside my friend but was told again, in no uncertain terms where to go. Dogs are supposed to hear things that humans can’t but my big dopeydukus wasn’t at all disturbed.

On my return to the Lowlands, I told my daughters and my mother in law about my holiday in the highlands and, on hearing we stayed at Culloden House, my mother in law asked “Did you hear the ghost?” I turned to my daughters and asked “did you tell her?” To which they wanted to know “what, you haven’t told us anything yet!” My mother in law, a country girl herself, said “It’s a ghost dog, separated from its master at the Battle of Culloden and it comes back trying to find him!”

 

 

42: APOCALYPSE

 

Listen to Episode 42 – Apocalypse:

 

Humans are obsessed with the end of the world. Many times in history has some prophet predicted the apocalypse, and yet history continues. On this episode of What Are You Afraid Of? hosts Phil Thomas & T. Fox Dunham discuss the many ways the end might have come and why people find the idea exciting. For centuries, religious cadres and fringe groups have gained credibility by making predictions of doom and disaster. Over the last century, small congregations have sold their possessions and gathered together to await the rapture. It can overwhelm society too, such as the Y2K computer issue and the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012. Why do we love the idea of the end of the world so much?

 

And they worshipped the beast–from Revelations

 

The show’s got ghosts too! Rosie Bell, a friend from Scotland, shares a story of a ghost encounter on holiday in the UK. The show was also honored by found of Afterlife Goes On Paranormal Group, Gaylen Chauncey from Virginia. Gaylen has shared and narrated several of her most compelling EVPS (Electric Voice Phenomena) thought to be the voices of spirits recorded during paranormal investigations. These were recorded at the Waverly Hills Sanatorium.

 

Founder Gaylen Chauncey, is an author of ghost stories based on her real life experiences.  “The Make Believe In The Boogeyman Chronicles”,  novel is based on her monster encounters.  Tour guide at the haunted St. Albans Sanatorium.  She has been interviewed by TV/Radio/Internet Shows/News, with articles and pictures featured in Paranormal magazines/TV.  Has appeared in job fairs at schools and Ghost Conferences on Paranormal Investigating/Writer and has been the subject of college papers on the Supernatural/Paranormal.  Titled as an Aura Reader-ability to read the energy of a ghost and clairseeing (seeing spirits), it is why she goes first into any haunted place.  She also uses ability to help ghosts move to the light.  Researcher into the anything paranormal, and a Field Invesitgator for SML MUFON.  Runs the “Spirits of Christmas” toy run for homeless children each year. Follow them on the following social media: 

www.Twitter.com/AfterLifeGoesOn

www.Facebook.com/AfterLifeGoesOn www.Youtube.com/AfterLifeGoesOn

Our Dark Stories

We share the second part in our serial, Talk to Leo, from horror master John Foster, author of Mister White at Grey Matter Press. Host T. Fox Dunham contributes a story about another kind of apocalypse, The AIDS epidemic in Africa. My Country Dies. The World Dies. Some worlds end everyday.

 

New Music from Loftän

The show loves to bring you new Indie music with a bit of darker tone. We were contacted by a remarkable duo who shared some music with us for this episode. We play their song, Cover Girl. Check them out!

Loftän is a female singer-songwriter duo. Janell Riedl, an Oregon native, and Julia Mahncke, a recent transplant from Germany, write songs together as if they grew up in the same neighborhood and not on different sides of the atlantic. Their original music will make you want to hug someone, their banter will make you want to be friends with them. Their debut EP “From Here” was released in July 2016.

Get their music at https://thebandloftan.com/store

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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

tim-waggoner

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:

“Classic Horror 3” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

“Lamentations” 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

Cover Girl played with permission from Loftän. All rights remain. We hereby give you permission to use each of our songs from the EP “From Here” once in your podcast free of charge

 

 

 

LIZZIE BORDEN HOUSE – HAUNTED THERE, FOLLOWED HOME

The Haunted Lizzie Borden House: True Ghost Stories

Written and submitted by Lisa Mannetti

 

Haunted There. Followed Home.

 

Listen to the audio narrated by David Walton from EPISODE 38: HAUNTED NEUROTIC

 

By my fourth visit to the house in 2004, I was desperate to get into the cellar, which is not shown during daytime tours. I felt certain that because that dark stony retreat was the scene of Lizzie’s late-night(and secretive)hiding of bloody, birds-eye linen sanitary napkins used at that time and soaked in wash tubs before laundering, along with the broken-off axe head that had “someone” rolled in ashes to imitate the other dusty hatchets stashed in a box concealed just beneath the ceiling joists; the century-old psychic residue of her anxiety and guilt would result in plenty of paranormal manifestations. So, I shanghaied a dozen or so horror writers who attended Necon that year to rent the house, stay overnight—and thereby give us access to that creepy basement.

And sure enough, while everyone was down there, as if on cue, the lights flickered and hissed while the guide showed us the places where blood was detected a century later using that forensic darling, luminol.

All of us felt ill-at-ease. The more intuitive saw darting black human shadows, saw the front door swing open, felt cold spots, reported seeing and feeling the oily brushing by of a cat in that narrow house where no cats lived at that time.

The photographs taken that Sunday night show eerie mist; a woman’s face staring at the birthday cake we brought along for Lizzie’s big day; red blood drops on the mantel in the sitting room where Andrew was murdered; a very eerie white ectoplasm in the shape of a skull that actually formed on the sofa and, oddest of all, seemed to have a hash mark cleaving it exactly like the axe wound that decimated Borden’s head, face and eye.

A short while later, we discovered that a dress-maker’s dummy (wearing one of Lizzie’s outfits) had moved across the floor in the room that had been Emma Borden’s at the time of the murders. The girl who was supposed to stay there was so nervous, another writer wheeled the mannequin out into the very small hallway, pushed it into a corner declaring, “Now you stay there!”

Except it didn’t. Sometime around 4a.m., three of us heard it creaking on its metal wheels, slowly turning, and creeping toward Lizzie’s bedroom where we were vainly trying to sleep. No one had the nerve to get up and check, but when we opened the door at daylight, the dressmaker’s dummy was now in the middle of the landing and turned to face the room we’d slept in.

As the guide had explained, things often go missing in the Borden’s old home. What she didn’t mention was that sometimes those “things” attached themselves to those who visit the house.

The first time it happened to me, horror writer/psychic Sephera Giron and I had decided to hold a séance using four postage-stamp-sized bits of brick from the cellar. Our intent was to place them on each of the four corners of the antique Ouija board that’s in the sitting room.

However, just before we were planning to start the séance, we’d sat on opposite sides of the murder room drawing Tarot cards, each of us using her own deck as one of the group members asked a question. According to the others, we were actually drawing the same cards at the same time in response—and it happened over and over. With 78 cards in a standard Tarot deck, the odds of mere coincidence staggered us both—we not only decided the séance was a no-go, we decided we were too goddamn scared to put the tiny pieces of brick back in the cellar.

So, I placed them in a line neatly on a book case close to where the Ouija board resides.

Now, you need to understand, I’m a smoker; translate that to mean that whither I go, so does my handbag to carry around my cigarettes. That leather-sidekick never left my shoulder—or my side—the entire evening. You can therefore imagine my shock when I returned home and discovered one of those tiny pieces of brick wedged at the bottom of the zippered section inside my purse. And further, when I sat down to work at my computer in my second floor office I heard someone shouting “Lisa, Lisa!” I thought it was a neighbor. “Be right down,” I called back.  But there was no one at the front or back door, no one in the driveway or on the lawn. No one. In the meantime, the nubbin of brick had taken on a very nasty, warmish feel. I actually felt oppressed until I put it outside in the back garden furthest from the house.

Others have also been followed by spirits or entities, and on one of our most recent visits, I was in my office chatting on Messenger with Beth Blue and Corrine De Winter—two other Lizzie Borden habitués and writers—and comparing our photos for anomalies when suddenly a book about death flew off my shelf and landed across the room. Corrine had given it to me as a gift, its title: FINAL EXITS. I never expected to receive it a second time as a different kind of “gift” from Lizzie. I had to smudge and cleanse the house with sage after that little dust-up.

Some things, like the location of the gift shop built where the Borden carriage house used to stand, have changed over the years: The now-dark-green front door of the house on Second Street is wide and imposing. But it will still not stay closed. Unless a human hand fastens the brass lock, it swings open; a spirit is the house’s true keeper, inviting some of us in…following some of us home.

Listen to the episode:

LIZZIE BORDEN HOUSE – FIRST VISIT

The Haunted Lizzie Borden House: True Ghost Stories

Written and submitted by Lisa Mannetti

First Visit


Listen to the audio  read by David Walton from EPISODE 37: Lizzie Borden’s Ax


When I was an undergraduate my interest in Lizzie Borden (as a person, a murderer and the defendant in one of the most famous trials in the history of jurisprudence) became much sharper in its focus, because my mother went to the Vassar Book Fair and bought me a book I still think is one of the best out there: A PRIVATE DISGRACE by Victoria Lincoln. She was a child (and later author) who actually knew Lizzie and grew up on the same street in the snazzy section of Fall River that Lizzie “upgraded” to after the murders and her acquittal. After reading Lincoln’s account, I was an armchair Lizzie aficionado. I couldn’t read enough about her.

So flash forward to my first visit to Necon (Northeastern Writers Conference) which is held every July in Rhode Island. A little voice (or perhaps not so little, but actually insistent) kept reminding me: Here I was now practically next door to Lizzie territory.

There was no GPS back then, so I asked Mary Booth about how to get there and she gave me directions to the murder house on Second Street. Two fellow attendees overheard me and declared they were interested in going and I offered to drive.

We got in my car and I asked where they were from. “Maine,” they replied.

“Really, where in Maine?”

Bangor was the answer. My heart skipped a beat.

“Wow, do you guys ever run into Stephen King?” I said.

Laughter.Then simultaneously: “We work for him; we’re his assistants.”

So there I was friends and neighbors, going to the reputedly haunted site of a famous double parricide, with Stephen King’s assistants. I thought it was one of the most interesting (and fortuitous) coincidences of my entire life to that point. But it certainly wasn’t the last one of that day.

On the way over, having read Lincoln’s book many times, I talked about the facts of the case. But really, nothing could prepare me for the visceral reaction I had when I saw it for the first time: Tall and narrow, painted a drab brown, looming, and seemingly leaning practically on top of the sidewalk, it hit me in the gut. Something about that house—just standing outside and looking at it was unnerving. It looked as though it were brooding…it looked as though it were looking back at us…watching, and yes, perhaps even waiting….

The tour of 92 Second Street proceeded from room to room and the assistants and I nodded in confirmation several times as the guide recounted facts we’d discussed in the car ride over to the house. It all seemed fairly normal until I walked into what had been Lizzie’s pale green bedroom at the time of the murders. I recall the room seemed unreasonably warm, that I felt dizzy, that I actually leaned against the doorway with my hand out to steady myself. In addition to a tightening in my stomach, I also felt nauseated and, worst of all, the room itself appeared to be veiled in some kind of brown gauzy mist. The curtains and shutters were open—the sun was shining on that summer day—but I saw the room through a dark haze. This is what you see when you look through layers of pain. It’s my thought, but it’s Lizzie’s voice in my head. As interested as I was, I couldn’t wait to get out of there, but the house or Lizzie wasn’t done with me yet—not by a long shot. Climbing the stairs to the attic where the maid, Bridget, had slept, I felt weighted down—as if I’d suddenly donned a pair of lead shoes. The uneasy psychic aura of feeling faint and hideously wambly persisted—so much so, I actually clung to the metal railing, worried I’d pass out.

When the tour ended, we were speaking with the guide and asking her about hauntings and I purchased a very well-done and extensively researched book by Leonard Rebello in what was then the gift shop. I asked if I could use the rest room and the guide said yes. At that time, there was a print shop attached to the house and I went through the doorway back into the kitchen to use what had once been the tap or sink room in the house—the place where Emma was washing dishes while Lizzie burned what most people suspect was the murder dress in the kitchen stove.

While I was away, the guide and my two new-found friends actually heard someone calling my name over and over, “Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!” I never heard it, but quick as I was in the bathroom just off the kitchen, I couldn’t shake the feeling I was being observed by someone unseen by me. When they told me, I kept thinking of that line in Shirley Jackson’s THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE: “It knows my name, it knows my name!” And it scared the hell out of me.

We all decided to go to Oak Grove cemetery to visit Lizzie’s grave. Imagine my surprise as we strolled toward that stone obelisk when R__and M__ (King’s assistants) told me they’d had similarly unnerving and quirky feelings in the house like I did and, still more oddly, that all three of us felt exactly the same—queasy, faint, and oppressed with a peculiar heaviness—at the Borden tombstones. We all marveled, but we were nervous, too.

One final surprise awaited us. On the stone and verified in the Rebello book were Lizzie’s dates: The day we’d chosen to visit the Borden House and Museum was July 19th, 2002: her birthday and 110 summers after the murders had been committed that August.

I have since been told (and know by my own subsequent visits) the murder house’s most active paranormal time of the year begins around Lizzie’s birthday and culminates shortly after the date of the murders, August 4th…perhaps because she’d been brooding in the weeks following her birthday and looked forward to celebrating further still when she’d no longer be under her neurotic, reclusive mother’s watchful eyes, her miserly father’s economic strictures, and the emotional pain of what some believe was the incest he thrust upon her.….

Listen to Episode 37: Lizzie Borden’s Ax

41: DEMONIC DOLLS

Listen to Episode 41: Demonic Dolls

 

DEMONIC DOLLS

Demonic Dolls for sale on ebay, ghost meter verified! Fans are obsessed with haunted objects—the natural combination of material culture and ghost stories. Horror author T. Fox Dunham & filmmaker Phil Thomas return to discuss this new bit of folk culture, and we have to wonder about the validity of some of these items for sale. How do you really verify that these items are haunted? A story is harmless, fun, but when you start selling objects that you claim are cursed you can cross a line. Still though, possessed dolls are a great source of horror lore, and we discuss many legendary toys that have gotten some fame over the centuries.

 

DEMON OF SPREYTON

Our British folksinger, David Walton, shares part 2 of his ghost stories of Dartmoor, The Demon of Spreyton. This is a classic folktale similar in tbe layered narrative tradition similar to such American legends as The Bell Witch. The best legends have accumulated chapters over the centuries, usually anchored to a specific area and expanded over time from the testimony of those who encountered the local monster or ghost. David tells this story in his beautiful narrative style. This is the source of the original pamphlet about the Demon of Spreyton.

 

MODERN ARCHITECTURE

We have a new Indie song from a band in State College, Pennsylvania. This band is Modern Architecture, a protest musical group from Michael Garrett. Michael composed both our opening and closing theme song. He tells us about his music before the song, Protest Arson. All profits made go to support the fight against tyranny and to preserve free speech.

Modern Architecture is a two-piece band from State College, Pa. that plays music while pretending to be cooler than they actually are. Formed by Michael Garrett and Nick Tremaglio after the dissolution of their previous band—the State College-based garage punk act Sun Whales—Modern Architecture is ostensibly a post-rock band, playing largely instrumental and often lengthy compositions. Described recently by a show promoter as “experimental mad scientist rock,” they eschew the typically self-serious attitude of the post-rock genre, approaching their music with self-deprecating humor, sarcasm, and a penchant for silliness. The band also draws extensively on the attitude, political-mindedness, irreverence, and DIY spirit of punk rock, while also drawing influence from the fuzz-heavy and noisy styles of 90’s shoegaze and alt-rock. Their second and latest single “Protest Arson” — a follow-up to January’s sprawling, ethereal “Ultraviolet” — starts slow, but soon erupts into a frenzy of fuzz, power chords, and pounding drum samples, recalling the swirling crescendos of Explosions in the Sky and the screeching noise of Sonic Youth.

The evocative name of the song is a play on the phrase “protest art,” seeking to emulate the explosive nature and call-to-action of political protest. Like any good punk band, Modern Architecture strongly condemns fascism and authoritarian ideology, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and Islamophobia, and the bands stands against the turn in American politics toward the xenophobic, isolationist, and anti-democratic. All Modern Architecture music is and will continue to be available for whatever people wish to pay, including nothing, while any and all proceeds from music downloads will be donated to various non-profit organizations. All downloads of “Protest Arson” benefit the American Civil Liberties Union, with future releases benefitting other organizations. Modern Architecture’s music is available at their Bandcamp page, and the band can also be found on Facebook and Twitter, where they spend their time posting dumb memes and pretending anyone actually cares what they have to say.

Modern Architecture’s first public performance is happening in April in State College PA near Penn State.

Wednesday, April 19 2017 at a bar called The Brewery in State College, PA. The show starts at 10:30, though we probably take the stage closer to 11:30 or midnight. We have two acts opening for us – a folk-punk act called Kevo Can’t Dance and a party-rock band called American Evil.

Protest Arson is the intellectual property of the band Modern Architecture, Michael Garrett and Nick Tremaglio. They have granted permission to use the song on the show. All rights belong to Modern Architecture, and the song cannot be reproduced without permission.

 

KATIE ‘MONTANA’ JORDAN

Our special host, Katie Jordan, will be lecturing and giving a class at the Oregon Ghost Conference during the first weekend of April. She comes on the show to give us a portion of our content. Katie discusses an important topic in the paranormal community. Too many times, paranormal groups misdiagnose hauntings as something malevolent or evil such as demonic and terrify families. Eventually, most abandon their homes, losing their savings. Katie speaks out against this practice as harmful and detrimental to the reputation of the paranormal community. She also talks about the class in Quija boards, again a subject of misunderstanding. The board can be used as a tool to explore the world of the supernatural or even the self.

 

 

Katie will be appearing April 1st & 2nd 2017 in Seaside Oregon at the Oregon Ghost Conference. Tickets are no longer available online, but you can purchase them at the box office. Here is a link to the site for more information.

 

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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

tim-waggoner

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:

“Classic Horror 3” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

“Lamentations” 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

 

 

 

 

40: KILLER BUNNY

Listen to Episode 40: Killer Bunny

 THERE IS A KILLER BUNNY!

 

To celebrate Ostara, on Episode 40 of What Are You Afraid? Horror & Paranormal Show, the hosts talk about the killer bunny! This evil Easter bunny steals your candy and eats your spleen. We didn’t believe in Peter Rotten-tail before the end of this episode. Horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas celebrate the coming of spring with dark stories and songs.

After the author’s usual banter, British folksinger David Walton narrates and sings a story from his home country in England—Devon in the south—about a vengeful ghost much like the banshee who takes out her broken heart on young couples. He finishes this story with a gorgeous melody he composed to celebrate this traditional British horror folktale. Here’s a link to a site that features more collected ghost stories and legends of Devon.

Phil updates the fans on his cinematic progress with a new short film called Doppelganger. Clown News returns with reports of a verified terrorist clown sighting in Pittsburgh and news of the good clowns who gather at a London church to pray and celebrate their gift of making children happy. Fox & Phil also discuss dark internet legends including the Marianas Trench deep-web and an elusive group of elites called The Cicada 3031 whose intentions are unknown—perhaps world domination if you can figure out their riddles.

The first puzzle of the elusive Cicada 3031.

John C. Foster, author of Grey Matter Press’ Mister White, returns with part one of his dark short story about psychiatrists and marionettes, Talk to Leo part one, narrated by voice actress, Linda Jones. Foster also tells his first ghost story of NYC with Hart Island—ghosts of American civil war prisoners still haunt the burial grounds as do many victims of tragedy over the decades. John narrates his paranormal essay of this eerie location.

Then we enjoy a hard rock number from a Boston band called Pipe Choir with their song A Dark Blue Arc.

Pipe Choir is an American alternative rock project formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1991.  It was founded by Michael J. Bostwick as a one man project.  The name Pipe Choir derives from a keyboard preset “pipes and choir.”  Pipe Choir’s recording career began as a studio collaboration between Michael J. Bostwick and Peter Davis (the owner and engineer of Studio Arts Recording).  In 1994, Pipe Choir returned to being a one man project.  Since 2009, Pipe Choir music has been on the independent netlabel Pipe Choir.  Pipe Choir’s music is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.

Phil & Fox close the show with an encounter with the EVIL BUNNY—the animal which leaves a terrible mess on the carpet. Come see if they make it out alive!

New Podcast from PMMP!

Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, one of our associate publishers, has joined the podcast zoo with a new show called Castle Rock Radio, a horror podcast devoted to the writings of Stephen King. It’s a new show and entertaining featuring various horror authors. Check it out!

 

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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.

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tim-waggoner

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:

“Classic Horror 3” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

“Lamentations” 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

A Dark Blue Arc by Pipe Choir is licensed under a Attribution License. Based on a work at www.pipechoir.com

 

 

39: GHOST OF IRELAND

 

Listen to Episode 39: Ghosts of Ireland!

 

Celebrating the rich tradition of Irish ghost stories, horror authors T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas tell selected tales from Ireland’s folklore. Stories of the coach of death, banshees, lost ladies in white and old soldiers still seeking revenge plus many more. Ireland is a dangerous place for the living! Episode 39 is a treasury of great Irish folktales to chill you, revising some of the content from Episode 11: Banshees but with 40 minutes of new content.

Their first ghost story of the show is one set in recent times unlike the later legends and folklore they spin as the episode progresses. The Honeymoon intruder is a true account of a ghost T. Fox Dunham and his wife Allison encountered while on their honeymoon in Dublin Ireland. Sometimes phantom strangers intrude at the most sensitive of times. The story is read by Fox and his wife.

T. Fox Dunham reads from his novel, Mercy from Blood Bound Books. Mercy is the horrific dark fantasy that serves as a metaphor for Fox’s painful battle with lymphoma. It’s available for purchase from Amazon.

Fox interviews horror author & reporter Shawn Macomber. Shawn was part of the Dark Ones Rise reading at the KGB Club in NYC and has interviewed T. Fox Dunham several times. Here is Shawn’s amazing personal biography:

Over the past decade I’ve churned out copy for Decibel, FANGORIA, the Wall Street Journal, Rue Morgue, Magnet, Maxim, Reason, Radar, Yankee, The Weekly Standard, the Los Angeles Times, and National Review, amongst many other fine and middling publications. I’ve reported from five continents covering everything from combat in Iraq, riots in the Baltics, and two presidential elections to designer cat shows at Madison Square Garden, the cross Carrot Top bears, and the Carcass “Exhumed to Consume” reunion tour. My short story “Demon Envy” appears in the latest issue of Shroud. Another, “Queeny’s Last Run,” won the 2013 Fangoria “Weird Words” fiction competition.

 

Bunworth Banshee, “Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland”, by Thomas Crofton Croker, 1825

Phil & Fox discuss several ancient Irish legends including the wailing spirit, the Banshee and the Cóiste Bodhar (The Death Coach). From Wikipedia: The death coach is part of the folklore of north western Europe. It is particularly strong in Ireland but is also found in British and American culture. In Irish folklore, it is known as the Cóiste Bodhar [ˈkoːʃtʲə ˈbˠəuɾˠ], meaning deaf or silent coach, and it is said that the sight or sound of the coach is the harbinger of death. It warns of imminent death to either oneself or to a close relative.[1] In Ireland in particular the Death Coach is seen as a signifier of the inevitability of death, as the belief goes once it has come to Earth it can never return empty. Thus, once the death of an individual has been decided by a greater power, mortals may do nothing to prevent it.

The rest of the show consists of several legends of Ireland, narrated by our voice actors. Settle down and enjoy stories of hauntings, revenge, vampires and bitter love from beyond the grave. British folksinger David Walton completes this amazing episode by singing the Irish song of a young vendor woman who still haunts Dublin, crying Alive Alive-O, Molly Malone.

 

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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

tim-waggoner

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:

“Classic Horror 3” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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

“Lamentations” 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

 

 

 

 

37: LIZZIE BORDEN’S AX

Listen to Episode 37: Lizzie Borden’s Ax

Lizzie Borden had an axe
She gave her mother 40 whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father 41

 

Bram Stoker & Shirley Jackson award-winning horror author Lisa Mannetti joins T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas for an episode of horror, murder and rebellion on Episode 37 of What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show. Lisa shares her writing wisdom, what it’s like as a women horror author, a true story about a haunting experience from that ax-wielding Lizzie Borden and a passage from her novella about Harry Houdini, The Box Jumper. Lisa joins us as part of our celebration of Women in Horror in support of Women in Horror Month.

Lisa Mannetti’s debut novel, The Gentling Box, garnered a Bram Stoker Award and she has since been nominated four times for the prestigious award in both the short and long fiction categories: Her story, “Everybody Wins,” was made into a short film and her novella, “Dissolution,” will soon be a feature-length film directed by Paul Leyden. Recent short stories include, “Esmeralda’s Stocking” in Never Fear: Christmas Terrors; “Resurgam” in Zombies: More Recent Dead edited by Paula Guran, and “Almost Everybody Wins,” in Insidious Assassins. Her work, including The Gentling Box, and “1925: A Fall River Halloween” has been translated into Italian.

She has also authored The New Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, two companion novellas in her collection, Deathwatch, a macabre gag book, 51 Fiendish Ways to Leave your Lover, as well as non-fiction books, and numerous articles and short stories in newspapers, magazines and anthologies. Forthcoming works include “Arbeit Macht Frei” in Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories and a dark novel about the dial-painter tragedy in the post-WWI era, Radium Girl.

Lisa lives in New York in the 100 year old house she originally grew up in with two wily (mostly) black twin cats named Harry and Theo Houdini.

 

Lisa shares with us the first in a series of her paranormal experiences while visiting the Lizzie Borden house. She’s always been to drawn to Lizzie, which has to worry you a bit.

 

While I was away, the guide and my two new-found friends actually heard someone calling my name over and over, “Lisa, Lisa, Lisa!”

 

–From The Haunted Lizzie Borden House: True Ghost Stories. Written and submitted by Lisa Mannetti

The body of Lizzie’s mother.

 

Hannah Neurotica also comes on this episode as we play part one of T. Fox Dunham’s interview with this founder of Women in Horror Month. This is her first podcast appearance in years, and we’re very happy to have her. She explains how Women In Horror Month started after she suffered prejudice as a woman horror author. Part 2 of the interview, a profile of this talented author & filmmaker will play on our next episode. She’s an inspiring artist, suffering through mental illness to create her work and fight her revolution.

 

Women in Horror Month (WiHM) is an international, grassroots initiative, which encourages supporters to learn about and showcase the underrepresented work of women in the horror industries. Whether they are on the screen, behind the scenes, or contributing in their other various artistic ways, it is clear that women love, appreciate, and contribute to the horror genre.

I think in general when readers choose books, they think women’s horror will be milder and watered-down.

–Lisa Mannetti about women writing in horror

 

The Box Jumper

We end the show with a reading from her fantastic novella, The Box Jumper. Fox and Lisa share a fascination with the master of illusion, his light and dark side. The novella is available from Amazon. Her most recently published longer work, The Box Jumper, a novella about Houdini, has not only been nominated for a 2015 Bram Stoker Award, it won the “Novella of the Year” award from This is Horror in the UK.

Thirty years after his death, one of Houdini’s premier assistants reveals the secrets of his paranormal abilities—but is she telling the truth?

“‘Magic’ is the operative word for this moody novella. The magic of Harry Houdini serves as an overriding backdrop here, but another kind of magic permeates these pages—the magic of fine writing. Don’t expect the usual linear plot, because there is no direct narrative. Vivid dreams, surreal images, hypnotic memories, all serve to flesh out an unsettling tale that sweeps us into a new fictional dimension. Read The Box Jumper and share the magic.”

William F. Nolan, author of Logan’s Run and screenwriter of Burnt Offerings

 

“Seamless delving into the minutia of the period, a compelling main character, and a fine love story in a surround of trickery, fakery and darkness.”

Jack Ketchum, author of OFF SEASON

The Following Man:

Phil Thomas has a new horror short available. It’s an incredible film he talks about on the show, The Following Man. With an incredible music score reminiscent of The Exorcist, watch this brilliant film in his new series of dark shorts.

 

 

 

They’re on PARA-X RADIO at 9PM EST on FRIDAYs.

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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

tim-waggoner

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:

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

36: ZOMBIE GIRL

 

 

Listen to Episode 36: ZOMBIE GIRL:

 

“I am absolutely in love with telling a story in a single image.” Lynne Hansen on film making.

 

Horror maniacs T. Fox Dunham & Phil Thomas return this week to celebrate over 50,000 downloads from our many podcast services with filmmaker Lynne Hansen. Lynne is a lovely and vivacious person who was a joy to speak to on the show. She shares her wisdom and experience as a horror cinematic genius. Lynne was a young adult novelist who found a spontaneous passion for film, a passion matched by her professionalism in the medium. Lynne is the author of a charming zombie movie called He’s Not Looking so Good, which we discuss on the show.  She’s part of the show’s celebration of Women In Horror, which we’ll be doing for the next few months.

 

You can see rent He’s Not Looking so Great on Cineflix

 

Lynne also talks about the award winning CHOMP, which she wrote, produced and directed. It’s a funny little tale about an old lady who sees a young guy walking home from a party dressed as a zombie and captures him, keeping him prisoner in his house. She becomes granny to a zombie. Lynne is currently working on a new film based on one of her husband’s novels–the author Jeff Strand. She’s also a talented book designer with a remarkable list of clients. If you’d like to employ her services, check out her website. She’s the one to watch.

Lynne Hansen is a storyteller who, after directing her first short film Chomp, discovered that she had been studying her entire life to become a filmmaker. She developed a love of all things creepy huddling beneath the covers watching Acri Creature Feature with her dad and big brother. She honed her knowledge of story during her six-year tenure as senior editor for a small press publishing company and as an award-winning author. She developed her eye for visual storytelling designing book covers that required condensing an entire story into a single image. She shepherded her own creative endeavors into the world, and those of others, as a marketing professional, including working with a historic non-profit art-house theater. Having struggled to find her own voice as an artist, Lynne has spoken to students at over 200 schools about how to nurture their own creative spark. In 2014, she was awarded the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival Filmmaker to Watch “Dreamer” award. Chomp has screened at over 65 film festivals in 11 countries worldwide, and has won or been nominated for 28 awards, including Best Short Horror Film of 2015 at the Fright Meter Awards. She is currently producing and directing the horror/thriller feature Cold Dead Hands, based on the forthcoming Cemetery Dance novel by Jeff Strand. Learn more at WithoutWarningMedia.com.

 

The official trailer for CHOMP.

THE CEREMONY:

Lynne shares with us two stories, a fictional tale from pioneering America and a true ghost experience that happened to her while attending an award’s ceremony on the Queen Mary. Allison Ledbetter reads this story on Episode 36: Zombie Girl. We’ve included a few pictures from the story of orbs, or what Katie Montana Jordan calls light phenomenon.

 

 

Check out the orbs audience members captured! You can learn more about the ghost stories of the Queen Mary here.

Lynne also shares a horror fiction with the show, Alone 1872, read by our British folksinger, David Walton.

 

            She prayed into the darkness. “Where are you, Will?”

            A soft scratching crept up the wooden door.

            She turned. “Will, is that you?”

            A slobbering muzzle of fangs beneath cold, glowing eyes clamored at the window.

                 —From Alone 1872 by Lynne Hansen.

 

We feature new music on the show, a punk band called Neurotic Wreck curtesy of Vulpanio Records. It’s a dark song with a garage beat. Neurotic Wreck is the project of Dan Shea with guests. From their album Glow Ghosts, One Skin Too Few. Fox is also back with more clown news! The clowns are coming back, thawing with the spring. Clown sightings begin again!

 

They’re on PARA-X RADIO at 9PM EST on FRIDAYs.

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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

tim-waggoner

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:

One Skin Too Few by Neurotic Wreck is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. Realesed through Vulpiano Records: Glow Ghosts

The Drowned Church by Natural Snow Buildings is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License

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

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