Though now only a rumored gathering, a dark coven of horror authors did gather in New York City to fuse their incantations of power in a macabre & diabolical evening in order to possess the souls of their unsuspecting audience. Let the Dark Ones Rise! What Are You Afraid Of? Horror & Paranormal Show hosted this event at the KGB Bar, and now the dark lords bring you the entire event including special material. Horror author T. Fox Dunham hosts, reads and interviews the other dark authors: John C. Foster, Daniel Braum, J. Daniel Stone and Shawn Macomber. The authors read their work and share their personal stories in interviews. It is a true night of terror in this unique 2 hour special, part of our author’s series with a musical interlude from heavy metal band, Velaraas. Thank you to Grey Matter Press for supporting the event and sponsoring the show. On that night in NYC, we summoned demons, and now we unleash on PARA-X Radio and on all major podcast services.
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Phil and I have named this episode, Zombie Turkey, episode 26. We bring A Zombie’s First Thanksgiving—a comedy sketch recorded by the Bloomsburg Players about an eccentric couple trying to keep the holiday alive even though most of the world has been overrun by zombies.
THE GHOSTLY GREY CAT
True Ghost Story
Doctor Berret Ravenhearst from his Curious Emporium Store in Jim Thorpe PA kicks off new segment, Ghost Stories of Jim Thorpe, PA—a series of true collected tales from northern Pennsylvania. The first ghost story, read by British folksinger David Walton, tells the tale of a ghost cat seen by the owners and patrons alike.
“My partner once saw a curtain (hanging at a door in a passageway) flip up at the bottom and then lower again just as if an invisible animal had walked under it.”
THE DARK ONES RISE
This is also the first episode playing part one of Let The Dark Ones Rise—an evening of horror authors recorded onsite from the KGB Bar and Club in the East Village, NYC, hosted by T. Fox Dunham. This will be a special available in complete from this podcast feed, but for each episode, they will play one author reading his material. First, we hear Shawn Macomber reading his short story from Savage Beasts, an anthology of stories inspired by horror music from Grey Matter Press.
CAVES OF DAMNATION
To finalize the show, after Phil and Fox’s banter, they bring you a new band out of the Czech Republic, playing a dark musical melody meant to be the soundtrack to your darkest nightmares. Nemeur plays this episode from their Shadows of a Druid Album, Caves of Damnation, played with permission from the band.
Nemuer is an atmospheric dark folk ambient duo from the Czech Republic. Since 2014 Michael Mist and Katarina Pomorska’s main aim has been to immerse the listeners into the world of dark fantasy, eerie dreams, and mystical atmosphere. Nemuer’s soundtrack music features grim captivating tones of acoustic guitar, primordial chanting, female soprano, traditional and unique instruments, and unusual harmonies.Their two recent albums from the upcoming octalogy are interconnected with the dark fantasy novel Michael is currently working on. Each album corresponds to one chapter of the book, which builds to create a singularly intense experience.
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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.
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
Author David Dunwoody
“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