Haunted? Haunting?? We find it! Ottawa, KS has a haunted auditorium- where a performance by The Amazing Kreskin ended unearthly, plus we found the spookiest places nearby- including a high school haunted by a ticked-off trumpeter, and a 19th century criminal asylum where your name ends up a number. Lisa Hefner Heitz, author of "Haunted Kansas: Ghost Stores and other Eerie Tales" joins us for a talk about hunting ghost stories, and her own favorite creepy locations in Kansas. The albino...
What two horror movies involving weddings float to the top of the "Say I do" cinematic swamp? Find out with Mark, John, and Shelby, as they discuss how a wedding gets "REC"'d, and how if you like it you shoulda' put a ring on it, but just make sure "it" ain't dead when you do. Aaaaah June, you are la mois d'amour, or just d'amned, in Podenstein's Lab!
June, the traditional month of weddings. ALSO tradition- marriage battles, haunted hitching venues, and kissing the bride's DEAD hand. All this, and a hilarious interview with Varla Ventura, author of "The Book of the Bizarre: Freaky Facts and Strange Stories" and a bunch of other tomes du weird, about some truly not-your-average nuptuals. If you're freaked out by it you shoulda' put a ring on it, right here in Podenstein's Lab!
Podenstein's Lab delves into the world of Bambi, Thumper, and exploding bee sex. Ah yes, it's that time of year- Spring, when the world becomes one Twitterpation Nation. Join us on this uncomfortable journey into absorbing your bae, headless boot-knocking, disgusting REAL recipes for love potions, why a succubus is just a dreamy sperm bank, and that time when Mark and John invited Shelby into a nightmare her first time at Crypticon. Pledge allegiance to the Twitterpation Nation, in this...
Sure, April showers bring May flowers. but what do Mayflowers bring? INVADING ALIENS!! In Show #009, we take a look at real invading species- from vicious fishes to toad-al destruction to worm-ageddon. Plus we chat about the alien horror movie "ALTERED" with the only visible woman in the cast- Catherine Mangan, who played "Hope,"...and famed horror director Eduardo Sanchez (The Blair Witch Project, Lovely Molly, VHS 2, Exists, a lot of cool-ass tv shows like Supernatural, From Dusk Till...
J.E., Shelby, and Mark share reviews of movies they think will give you that fairy tale flair, while still delivering the kills and the chills. The ones where kids, not older teens, are the heroes. Where a happy ending happens, even if almost every person dies along the way. Bring on the mayhem..errrrrr...moral of the story, here in a minicast from Podenstein's Lab.
"Grimm" ain't just a dead coupla' guys' last name!! J.E., Shelby, and Mark show off the dark side of fairy tales...without having to change them. This ain't no small world after all; it's blood and guts and beheadings and mutilations and...well...the occasional happy ending. Don't count on it, but it happens- even here in Podenstein's Lab!
J.E. Petersen, Shelby Dollar, and Mark L. Groves talk about their prime viewing choices for coming back from the dead. From well known to barely known movies, you'll get an earful of an eye-full, in this Podenstein's Lab minicast!
So...you're dead. What now? Shelby, J.E., and Mark, talk you through some cremazing ways to deal with the ultimate of leftovers. ALSO- want to remember someone? OMG- from wallets to bullets to...uuuuuhhh...good vibrations, you can find a truly PERSONAL way to memorialize, if immoralize, your loved ones. Join us for fun that's six feet deep, in Show #006 of Podenstein's Lab.
March is a gruesome, grin-some month here in Podenstein's Lab. In this episode, we talk some seriously bad endings- like a king that goes boom, a black strap disaster, the only horse race in history where the top three were dead, place, and show, and much more/ We also chat with Elizabeth Greenwood, author of "Playing Dead," who shows us how to fake it to make it when you're feeling really, really dead. Mortal coils beware, we're shuffling like mad, this month in Podenstein's Lab.
Podenstein's Lab interviews (and maybe fanboys a lil' bit on) Millie Sanders and Jessee Foudray of "Sinisisters Productions," a female-driven film making collective in L.A., creators of some hilarious horror shorts, including the awesome and award-winning "HUMBUG." They're so fun, and even stick around while we talk about our other favorite women in horror, during Women in Horror Month!
Mark L. Groves, Shelby Dollar, and J.E. Petersen talk about horror movies that touch your heart...or maybe rip it out still beating. Whatevs. It's horror movies that fit a Valentines Day Movie Massacre. Feel the feels, people.
February 2018 is the month of love- especially if you love creepy stuff! In this episode we discuss Mary Shelley's husband's gift, St. Agnes' Holy Calamari of Ecstasy, A Must-Have-Her Cadaver, You Taste Like Someone I Love, Evita Peron's Post-Mortem Roadtrip, and The Long Road for Rasputin's Rod. Yeah, it's an hour straight from the heart, right through the sternum. Join us, on Podenstein's Lab.
The full length interview with Lisa Rosner, author of "The Anatomy Murders," and distinguished professor of history at Richard Stockton College. Enjoy Mark L. Groves, co-host of Podenstein's Lab, mumbling out questions while Professor Rosner fills in the blanks with intelligent, fascinating facts about the world around Burke and Hare, plus thoughts about Burke himself. She's awesome. Enjoy!
The January 2018 edition of Podenstein's Lab, where J.E., Shelby, and Mark discuss their hopeful movie faves for 2018, plus Mark is all about Mark (his birthday is 1/28), and he shares the story of William Burke, who got hanged on January 28, 1829, for serial murder in Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. What else do you need for a celebratory mood???
Three horror authors take on movies, books, and history, in the most horror-ble way possible. In this, the first ever Podenstein's Lab podcast, we'll take on Horror for the Holidays, from terrifying traditions around the world, to movies you can share with those who (s)care, and we bring in a Certified Smart Person, aka an associate professor from George Mason University in Virginia, to discuss whether Dickens stole from...uhhhhh...DICKENS. All of this, sewn together for your...