Tue, 1 December 2020
Merry Christmas to you one and all! On this episode of The Necronomicast, I welcome to the program writer/producer Mark Onspaugh. Mark is a California native and the author of over fifty published short stories. Like many writers, he is perpetually curious, having studied psychology at UCLA, exotic animals at Moorpark College's EATM program, improv comedy with the Groundlings and special effects makeup with Thomas Burman, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin. Mark has also written for film and television. In the grand tradition of Charles Dickens with a little H.P. Lovecraft thrown in for good measure, Mark will read a special selection of his Christmas ghost stories that are perfect for listening in front of a warm fire and underneath the soft glow of your Christmas tree.
Leave out some milk and cookies for a special visit from Mark Onspaugh on The Necronomicast!
(Music Credits: "Horizon Flare" by Alexander Nakarada, "Unseen Horrors' by Kevin MacLeod, "Night Calving" by Simon Wilkinson.)
Direct download: Episode_191__Christmas_Ghost_Stories_with_Mark_Onspaugh.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:29am CDT
Fri, 30 October 2020
Happy Halloween! On this episode, I welcome "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne! She is an American author who writes extensively on Halloween, especially its history, literature, and contemporary celebration. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on television specials for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and with Time Magazine, Slate, National Geographic, and contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia.
Lesley has written five books on Halloween, ranging from a children's book, Witches Night Before Halloween, to her latest book, Halloween Nation, which examines the holiday through the eyes of its celebrants. Her other titles are A Halloween How-To. Costumes, Parties, Destinations, Decorations (2001); A Halloween Reader. Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloweens Past (2004), and Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, which celebrated 30 years in print in 2020.
Her fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines; she won the 2018 Bosque fiction prize and received the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for fiction. As a freelance journalist, she covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to relief workers in Bolivia.
So, turn on your porchlight and get ready to fall under the spell of "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne on The Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_190__The_Queen_of_Halloween_Lesley_Bannatyne.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:25am CDT
Tue, 13 October 2020
Welcome one and all to another episode of The Necronomicast! On this episode, I have an exclusive conversation with filmmaker Vincente DiSanti on the day of the release of his hotly anticipated Independent Friday the 13th Film, "Never Hike in the Snow".
The movie is now available for you all to watch for free on YouTube! You absolutely need to watch it before listening, because tonight we will talk spoilers and really do a deep dive into the cold, murky depths of Crystal Lake and uncover the secrets that will forever haunt Camp Blood. We will explore the myths and legends of Friday the 13th and dare to dream about where the franchise could go! Never Hike in the Snow, with filmmaker, Vincente DiSanti on the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_189__Never_Hike_In_The_Snow_with_Filmmaker_Vincente_Disanti.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am CDT
Thu, 1 October 2020
On this episode of The Necronomicast, we begin our celebration of the month of October! My guest, Pat Fitzhugh, is best known for his extensive research and books about the ghostly legends of the American South, and his epic investigations of the paranormal. His experience in the field spans nearly four decades and he is the nation's leading expert on tonight's topic, the oldest recorded American ghost story, the legendary Bell Witch.
His work has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, and he has over 300 radio and TV appearances to his credit, working with The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, and A&E. He is an accomplished musician in Nashville and tonight we will premiere a new song by Pat about the Bell Witch! So, I invite you to turn down the lights and relax, while you join me for a late-night conversation with Pat Fitzhugh, a real southern gentleman, on the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_188__The_Legend_of_the_Bell_Witch_with_Pat_Fitzhugh.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:13am CDT
Mon, 14 September 2020
On this episode, Hollywood special effects wizard Kevin Yagher joins me for a late night conversation about his incredible career in the world of movie making!
Kevin is world renowned not only for Freddy Krueger's makeup and designing the Crypt Keeper creature, but his work on Hollywood blockbusters outside of horror. His company, Kevin Yagher Productions, has created effects for Face/Off, Enemy of the State, the Mission: Impossible franchise, the Bill & Ted franchise, Volcano, Starship Troopers, Conspiracy Theory, Radio Flyer, and Honey, I Blew Up the Kids.
Want to know what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise? Interested in stories about Ozzy Osbourne, Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, or Robert Englund? It’s all here on this episode of The Necronomicast with special guest, Kevin Yagher!
Direct download: Episode_187__The_Legendary_Kevin_Yagher.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT
Mon, 31 August 2020
John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker, researcher, and historian whose works have garnered worldwide acclaim and are distributed internationally. Borowski’s fantastic “historical horror” trilogy of documentary films focus on late nineteenth and early twentieth century serial killers. John joins me from Chicago on the Necronomicast hotline for an in depth and unflinching look at the real life monsters that roam our quiet streets and neighborhoods.
John's books and movies are available on streaming platforms such as Amazon and at his informative website
Don't go down into the crawlspace!
Direct download: Episode_186__John_Borowski_-Serial_Killer_Culture.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:57pm CDT
Thu, 13 August 2020
38 years ago today, Friday the 13th Part 3 was released to the movie going public, hitting Number 1 in the Box Office.
On this episode, I welcome Larry Zerner to the Necronomicast! You all know Larry as "Shelly" from Friday the 13th Part 3. The days of the young, girl-chasing prankster are behind him. Now, Larry is one of the most respected entertainment lawyers in Hollywood.
Larry reminisces about the production and the aftermath of the game changing sequel. Later in the episode, Larry lends his keen legal mind to help us all understand the legal rights battle and resulting lawsuits that have prevented Jason's return to the cinema.
Direct download: Episode_185__Larry_Zerner__The_Future_of_Friday_the_13th.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm CDT
Tue, 21 July 2020
Welcome to another episode of The Necronomicast, bringing you the Horror of Hollywood and beyond! My guest tonight is no stranger to the campgrounds of Crystal Lake, the Elm Street Neighborhood, the town of Haddonfield, IL, and a haunted house in Amityville....
Daniel Farrands has been intimately involved with every major franchise in modern horror as a writer, director, and producer. He is passionate about his work and the world of the darkened theater.
You are about to get a no holds barred and frank discussion about movies and movie making with a man who has done it all! Daniel Farrands is my guest for a late night conversation here on the Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_184_Daniel_Farrands.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:13am CDT
Fri, 19 June 2020
I am very excited to welcome to The Necronomicast for the very first time, author, historian, artist, and musician Timothy Renner. As a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM and with his own podcast "Strange Familiars", Timothy has grown a reputation for insightful research and thoughtful perspective on all things strange and unusual in our world. This episode covers all things dealing with "High Strangeness" from Bigfoot, dogman, aliens, forest ghosts, fairies, goblins, and UFOs. It is a perfect episode to relax and unwind with as your perspective of reality shifts to explore other realms. Timothy Renner is my guest on this episode of The Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_183_High_Strangeness_with_Timothy_Renner.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:43am CDT
Mon, 1 June 2020
The cavalcade of incredible Necronomicast guests continues with Episode 182 as I welcome back to the program filmmaker David Bruckner! David’s star continues to rise in Hollywood with the incredible word of mouth surrounding his latest feature film, the (hopefully) soon to be released “The Night House” which shocked audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I chat with David about the impact of the COVID pandemic on the movie industry, the recent work he’s done on the TV series “Creepshow , his work on “The Night House” and we take a moment or two to reminisce about the great horror movies of the 80s that we grew up on! Let’s raise some hell with David Bruckner!
Direct download: Episode_182__David_Bruckner.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:51am CDT
Wed, 13 May 2020
Elizabeth Saint has an extraordinary story. Upon graduating from high school, she signed a high fashion modeling contract in New York City. Feeling unfulfilled, she left that world behind to earn a college degree in electrical engineering and accepted a position with the United States Department of Defense. Throughout her life, she felt a calling and sensitivity to paranormal phenomenon. This led her to joining a paranormal investigative team, which later led her to prominent roles on the television programs “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” and “Paranormal Lockdown”. Her entrepreneurial spirit guided her to become the founder and CEO of the streaming platform/channel VIDI SPACE. A conversation with Elizabeth Saint on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_181__Elizabeth_Saint.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:13am CDT
Fri, 1 May 2020
Steve Shippy, the host and lead paranormal investigator from “Haunting in the Heartland” on the Travel Channel is our guest for this episode of The Necronomicast! From his home base in Saginaw, Michigan, Steve has spent a lifetime researching and investigating the paranormal. His expertise and experience makes for a compelling listen. We explore the topics of hauntings, ghosts, poltergeists, demons, and…Tiger King?
With Episode 180 of The Necronomicast, we are going to take a 180 degree turn with the format of the show. I hope you enjoy the one on one conversations with interesting people who look at the world around us with a different perspective. The horror of Hollywood and the real life mysteries that inspire those nightmares on every episode on the NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_180__Steve_Shippy.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:21pm CDT
Tue, 31 March 2020
On this episode of The Necronomicast, the crew finds themselves quarantined in their respective home studios. Four friends with a mutual love of horror films suddenly find themselves without a theater to go to or new movies to watch. We attempt to make sense of today's news while comparing the headlines to movies like "Contagion" and "Outbreak" So hunker down with us on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_179__Quarantine.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:27pm CDT
Sun, 22 March 2020
Tonight, we welcome back to the show New Orleans paranormal researcher, investigator, and reporter, DARK WATERS for a conversation about the developments of the Corona Virus. DW has been on the forefront of reporting and investigating the outbreak long before it hit the mainstream media. Together, we trace the steps of the virus, discuss the implications of its aftermath, and weigh in on how we can cope with the news that changes every day. A discussion of COVID 19 unlike any you have heard before on this episode of The Necronomicast.
Direct download: Episode_178__COVID_19.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:45pm CDT
Fri, 6 March 2020
The Invisible Man has been lurking in the darkened imaginations of horror lovers ever since H.G.Wells unleashed his book upon the public in 1897. Over the years, many filmmakers have contributed to the legend of one of horror's most unique villains. On this episode, we review the brand new version starring Elisabeth Moss and compare it to the films of yesteryear. Feel free to wrap yourself in a medical bandage, or just wander around in the nude as we creep around in the world of The Invisible Man on this installment of The Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_177__The_Invisible_Man.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT
Wed, 26 February 2020
We are happy to once again welcome Jaime Nestroyl, of Midwest Paranormal History Tours to the show to discuss the upcoming 3rd Annual Omaha Haunticon Paranormal Convention! In two short years, Haunticon Omaha has become the premier event of its kind in the Midwest. Held in the historic and majestic Sokol Auditorium, the Omaha Haunticon will feature the best in keynote speakers, paranormal themed vendors, instructional investigative workshops, and live music. If ghosts, UFO’s, cryptozoology, mysticism, and all things supernatural are your thing, drop what you are doing and listen intently to this episode of The Necronomicast!
Direct download: Episode_176_Haunticon_2020.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:53pm CDT
Wed, 12 February 2020
On this episode of The Necronomicast, we will fatten you up with an unholy feast of knowledge about the brand new feature film, “Gretel and Hansel”. The latest from director Oz Perkins is a new adaptation of the famous Grimm fairy tale that has been haunting the imaginations of children for centuries. Later on, Wayne and Laurie feature the documentary “Hail Satan?” in our “Stream in the Dark” segment. So, leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way back to sanity as you listen to this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_175__Gretel_And_Hansel.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:24am CDT
Sun, 5 January 2020
Happy New Year! There are many times on The Necronomicast where the crew is in total agreement about a motion picture. This is not one of those times! For our first show of 2020, the Necronomicast Crew take a stab at dissecting the box office smash “Knives Out”. Although it’s not a horror movie, the modern take on the whodunit murder mystery was impossible to ignore. The knives are definitely out on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
Direct download: Episode_174__Knives_Out.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:02am CDT