HorrorAddicts.net #100, Top 100 of Horror

Horror Addicts Episode# 100

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Cancer Killing Gemini


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Top 100 of Horror

Top 10 Horror Movies – As voted on by HorrorAddicts.net listeners

1. The Exorcist

2. Suspiria

3. The Shining

4. Phantasm

5. Hellraiser

6. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

7. Prince of Darkness

8. Inside

9. Night of the Living Dead (org)

10. Dracula, (Bela’s)

Top 10 Horror TV Series – presented by Kbatz

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

2. Dark Shadows

3. The Twilight Zone

4. Tales from the Darkside

5. The X-Files

6. Friday the 13th the Series

7. Tales from the Crypt

8. Night Gallery

9. Forever Knight

10. Elvira’s Movie Macabre (I’m cheating I don’t care!)

Humorous Honorable Mentions:

The Addams Family

The Munsters

Top 10 Horror Manga- presented by Emz

1. Death Note

2. Black Butler

3. Godchild

4. Rozen Maiden

5. Tarot Cafe’

6. Black Bird

7. Vampire Knight

8. Rosario + Vampire

9. Haunted House

10. Murder Princess

Top 10 Horror Books reviewed by HorrorAddicts.net – presented by David

10. Childhood Nightmares Under The Bed from Sirens Call publications. It’s rare that I read an anthology where I liked every story in it but I did for this one.

9.The Nightmare Project by Jo-Anne Russell. This one takes place mostly in an insane asylum which to me makes it terrifying and the main character is excellent the way she goes back and forth from crazy to being a sweet mother who wants to see her kids again.

8. NightWhere by John Everson. This is one bizarre romance that will leave you feeling sick to your stomach.

7. My Fearful Symmetry by Denise Verrico This is a different take on vampires that I really enjoyed.

6. The Weeping Woman by Patricia Santos Marcantonio Good Mexican ghost legend combined with a modern day police thriller.

5. The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum by D L Mackenzie. First steampunk tale I’ve read with a lot of humor. Fun read.

4. Vaudeville by Greg Chapman. I like the concept of traveling side shows so I loved this one.

3.Underwood and Flinch Chronicles volume 1 and 2 by Mike Bennett. Excellent vampire story that I couldn’t put down. Its books like this that make me love reading.

2. Ivory by Steve Merrifield. I loved this one I wasn’t sure where it was going until the end, Really good original idea for a book.

1. Charla by Alex Beresford Its been seven months since I’ve read this book, even if you take the Demon out of the story it still works as a great horror novel.

Top 10 HorrorAddicts.net Interviews – presented by Sapphire (see full blog post)

10. Kimberly Steele

9. Shaunessy Ashdown

8. Patricia Santos

7. Crystal Connor

6. Rick Kitagawa

5. Jennifer Rahn

4. Joshua Heinrich

3. Shana Abé

2. Wicked Women Writers/Masters of Macabre

1. Emerian Rich

Top 10 Horror Stories on HorrorAddicts.net – presented by David

This list proves that Emerian doesn’t like me. It’s almost impossible to go through all of the episodes of horror addicts and pick out a top 10. I’m sure I left out plenty that I liked but this is what I came up with:

10.Season 1 episode 3. The Show by Kirk Warrington. I like werewolves and I liked the concept behind this story.

9.Season 2 episode 13. Santa Claws by Michele Rogers Good Christmas tale, lots of fun

8. Season 4 episode 33. Wings of Revenge by Laurel Anne Hill. Well told story and I like the bats in it.

7. Season 3 episode 28 The Butterfly Collector by Kimberly Steele. I liked this one and that’s all I’m saying. This one got me in trouble because I was listening to it at work. Listen to it you’ll see what I mean.

6. Season 2 episode 15 Night Crossing by Mike Bennett. I liked the book this is from so much I just can’t keep it off the list.

5. Season 5 episode episode 54 Hammersmith House I like the premise, I like the use of a historic event and I like stories told in diary entries.

4.Season 7 episode 72 Mark Vale Inkubus. Great voice and great production values

3.Season 7 episode 83 Shaunessy Ashdown  Commencing Slaughter. Great audio production, good story that may keep you from ever eating meat again.

2.Ronda Carpenter WWW entry season 5 Lust: Barring Lilith. Great story with lots of sex and violence what more can you ask for.

1. Season 1 Episode 6 Hunt Night by Mark Eller. Before I was on staff this was the episode that made me think of the horror addicts podcast as my favorite. Good story about demons.

Top 10 Fashion Must-Haves for Horror Addicts – presented by Mimielle

1. A GOOD Black Eyeliner for everyone! Yes Guyliner is bigger than ever! (Gel crayons double as lip liner, I’m a fan…)

2. SUNSCREEN. Even if you don’t maintain a gothic pallor, protecting your skin keeps it more beautiful.

3. A pair of staples are  A) A good hair product to tame or fluff your hair and define your style and B) A BB or CC cream, with skin benefits and good coverage. For guys who don’t use makeup, a colorless but mattifying foundation primer is undetectable on the skin but has skin benefits and works some pore-vanishing magic!

4. A staple black bottom piece. Black skirt, jeans, leggings, bondage pants, cargo pants/shorts. It’s the most versatile thing in your wardrobe and the easiest to change as a seasonal trend piece!

5. Favorite fandom t-shirt(s). Whether it’s a band shirt, vintage horror movie tie-in or blackletter gym, club or coffee shop shirt, REPRESENT your alternative interests by displaying them once in a while. Extra points if it’s somehow distressed, laced or bleach-‘dyed’. Get creative!

6. A black or white button-down shirt. You can wear it so many ways! Over T’s and tanks, under vests and sweaters, tucked or untucked. I use a men’s pleated tuxedo shirt that I stole from my swain.

7. One or two unusual pieces or trademark ‘you’ looks. For example a couple of mine are ‘all white and pale with intense lips and eyes’ and ‘all black but frilly and with heavy makeup’ and I build most of my wardrobe around these kinds of looks.

8. A go-to ‘uniform’. A set of clothes and a practiced makeup look that you can throw together in very minimal time and always look fab. Mine is a black TrippNYC dress, blow drying my hair straight and a winged black liner/red lip look. Out the door in 20 (shh, don’t tell!)!

9. A great pair of boots or shoes. Docs, Demonia Buckle Boots, your trusty Converse Chucks. Keep them polished/neat even if your look is more deconstructed/grunge.

10. A fierce attitude! Confidence is ultimately the key to pulling off any look!

Top 10 Horror Music – presented by HorrorAddicts.net Staff

1. Type O Negative

2. Midnight Syndicate

3. Saints of Ruin

4. Nosferatu

5. Nine Inch Nails

6. My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult

7. The Damned

8. Tool

9. Mission UK

10. Xorcist

Top 10 Horror Soundtracks – presented by HorrorAddicts.net Staff

1. Suspiria

2. Lost Boys

3. Dracula

4. Interview with the Vampire

5. Sweeny Todd

6. Beetlejuice

7. Nightmare Before Christmas

8. The Crow

9. Scream

10. Queen of the Damned

Top 10 Episode Memories – presented by Emz (find out why by listening to the show!)

1. Season 1 Ep 8- Arlene’s Forever, we were trying to record in the Hell Hole Tavern cemetery in Second Life and Arlene kept getting her hair caught on the cemetery fence and walking around bald.

2. Season 2 Ep 15- Mike Bennett’s introduction on our show of Night Crossing, which was the intro to Underwood and Flinch.

3. Season 3 Ep 31- The first ever Wicked Women Writer’s Challenge

4. Season 4 Ep 37 – Rhonda’s Sea Serpent rising out of the water to kill us all!

5. Season 5 Ep 51 & 52 – Jez and Fang fight in GothHaus. Eyeliner Vs. Top Hat.

6. Season 6 Ep71 – Really a treat for me to interview Patterson Lundquist, the #1 Elvira Impersonator. Not only was it an honor, but we had a lot of fun chatting.

7. Season 7 Ep 84 – Interviewing one of my favorite authors, Andrew Neiderman. I wouldn’t say it was the fun-est because I was nervous as hell, but to be able to talk to an author that has changed your life is an experience I won’t forget.

8. Season 8 No Episode… I got to interview Mike Bennett live via Skype at BayCon and it was so awesome. The audio messed up and I was unable to share it with you, but those of us that were there was so thrilled. Def. something we’ll never forget. If you think Mike Bennett is cool on his podcasts, he is even more awesome live!

9. Season 1 -Horror Con in Second Life. Was so much fun. We had free reign because Mark Eller was the host and he let me do whatever I wanted. We had poetry readings in the cemetery, he killed me in the tavern and then we had a fashion show by hanging for Mimielle’s fashion label in SL where I walked the cat walk, got hung, and then dropped down to make my final lap. Was so much fun!

10. I will never forget my very first show. I was fresh off my first ever podcast called Office Angst, I wanted to do something to do with Horror and I had no idea if this show would fly or even if it would go past that first episode. Sad is I think I’ve lost it… It was deleted from the site and I can not find it in my archive… so it might be lost forever!



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13 Questions’ Most Horrifically Fun Interviews

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Alright Horror Addicts, do I have a special treat for you? Well, let me put it this way…would any woman make a deal with a crossroads demon to spend a night with the boys of Supernatural?  If you don’t know the answer to that question, then you my ex-friend are in the WRONG place 😉

In honor of our upcoming 100th episode of Horror Addicts, I have wadded through the years of 13 Questions to bring you MY Top 10 favorite interviews!

Whether it be their insane sense of humor, their demonically seductive personalities, or just their undying passion for what they do…Below you will find the 10 Masters and Mistresses Wickeds that have left a mark on me; (Thankfully it wasn’t the black spot! Phheeewww!) as well as my favorite snippet from their interview.

Each author’s name will be a link to the real goodies (a.k.a. their original interview). Now, let’s get this hauntingly exciting review kimberlysteelestarted!!!

10. Kimberly Steele-

[“I feel that my pathetic, obsessive lurking around Emerian’s fabulous site and community becomes slightly more legitimized because I’ve been asked to interview twice.”

You may have heard the rumors going around that Emerian and Kimberly hate each other. After you read what Steele had to say about the rumors you’ll see what’s going on. “She’s my sister by a different mister, I love that chica. Emerian and I share Criss Angel. We get at each other, but it’s really Criss is to blame. He’s a slut.”]

shaunessyscaredshitless9. Shaunessy Ashdown-

[Shaunessy prefers the “monsters” that are “closest to reality.” “Serial killers, jilted lovers that fly off the handle, the sort of badies you find in thrillers like “Psycho” or “Fatal Attraction.” It’s fascinating to explore what turns a person evil…though in the supernatural realm, witches and ghosts really capture my imagination, maybe because they are the most real to me.”]

8. Patricia Santos-  patricia santos

[Excitingly enough the “short” Patricia will be sharing with us an excerpt of her novel The Weeping Woman. Not wanting to give away too much information, all I could get out of Patricia was a small description about the excerpt. “It’s what I call my Mexican exorcism scene. A healer is removing a curse from a young girl. Pretty creepy. You’ll never look at a snake the same way.”]

7. Crystal Connor-

crystal connor[My writing affects everything else. I write at night, so I really don’t have that much of a social life; everyone I love lives normal lives and sleep during the night. The way you’re supposed to haha. But the transition from punching a clock and being financially secure, to trying to carve out a life on the earnings of book sales has really shown me who my friends are. And luckily for me everyone who was around when I was spending money like there was no tomorrow are still with me today.]


6. Rick Kitagawa-

[“Hands down, my favorite monster is probably the Creature from the Black Lagoon and other aquatic-based rick_kitagawacreatures.  While the Gill Man is not the strongest or most terrifying of the bunch, he just looks so frickin’ awesome.  Actually, I’m working on (yet) another comic project that focuses on the Creature and other monsters, but puts them in day jobs and awkward social situations with each other.  It’s actually completely not scary at all (much more slice of life/emo stuff), but that just goes to show how much I like the Gill Man. I’m even willing to do a comic that’s not even remotely creepy because I like him so much.”]

5. Jennifer Rahn-

Jennifer Rahn[“I am a scientist, currently researching brain tumors. I did a stint in the biotech industry after my Msc (sic) in Pharmacology and then did my PhD in breast cancer, so I’ve got quite a wide range of experiences that I could use to build up a story environment. I think it all gave me a lot of background fodder for the first novel, and I have an idea for a scifi whodunit, so it probably will provide me with background again, but the nice thing about writing fantasy is that it doesn’t necessarily have to be scientifically accurate!”]

4. Joshua Heinrich-  joshua_heinrich_2009

[Josh’s relaxed nature took hold and he began to joke around while explaining his story The Basement to me. “It’s a bit over 1700 words.  Originally written in Times New Roman.  12 pt, I believe.  In English.  There’s a basement involved.  Okay, okay.  I’ll stop.  It’s a story I actually wrote a few years back.  It sort of jumps into the story of a woman locked in a pitch black basement, sort of following her actions and inner narrative as things come into focus.  I’m not sure I really want to give any more away before your listeners experience the story.  I guess that’s the problem with promoting stories with twists or that evolve into something else as the narrative goes along…it’s hard give a summary without spoiling the whole thing.”]

3. Shana Abé- 

shanaabe[I watched hawks a lot. Eventually I could identify entire families. They’re graceful and deadly, and one afternoon I was watching them slice through the air when I thought, “Dragons! Aha!” Because although hawks are cool, dragons are even cooler. You can say whatever you want about dragons, create any mythology you want for them. They are purely products of our deepest, darkest imagination.

In fact, there’s a scene in The Deepest Night in which Lora and Armand are discussing why they–their species–are so feared by humans. Armand says: “Because dragons are the most formidable creatures of all. Because we exist at the fringes of their imaginations, nefarious and bloodcurdling and never quite fully defined. We can be shaped however they wish, assigned any horrific trait they dare to invoke. We’re the accumulation of all that they fear, most of all themselves.”]

2. Wicked Women Writers/Masters of Macabre-

There really isn’t a specific WWW or MMM that I enjoyed interviewing over the other. In fact, I found that it was the experience of doing a group interview of so many extraordinary authors that makes my WWW and MMM interviews some of my favorite!



And my favorite interview of all time is…dun…Dun…DUUUNNNNNNNNN

1. Emerian Rich-

[As the Horror Hostess that she is, I had to ask what actually got Emerian into the horror genre in the first place? “Horror and darkeemmzz beauty inspire me to create, to live, to be. It sounds like a rather strange thing to say, that things usually involving death or terror inspire you, but I think it is the key to horror culture that outsiders will never really understand. I think it is a true test of the soul when someone is tortured or brought to the brink or death. There is a beauty when a character decides to accept the darkside or when they conquer it through personal strength. I am not a fan of mass murder or child abuse or terrorism in our real lives. However, I am a fan of the child or wife or soldier who battles through and shows that our human spirits can endure pain and still prevail.”]

Horror Addicts 078, Joshua Heinrich

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13 Questions with Joshua Heinrich

Are you ready for our featured author, who, in case you didn’t know, is also our featured musician for this week’s HA episode?!?!

That’s right, Dan Shaurette and I both had the honor to interview Josh Heinrich. Now this may be Josh’s first time to be on HA as an author but he isn’t a Horror Addicts newbie. “It’s my first time as an author, but one of my bands, Black Wedding, was featured on an episode last year.  It’s great to be on here as both an author and a musician, though.  As an author…well, at least with my fiction writing…a lot of the process has involved submitting work and waiting on publishers.  It’s easy to feel relegated to sort of being in the background working behind the scenes.  So it’s great to get recognition in this format and to be able to do something a little more immediate and multimedia-oriented with my writing.  It’s been fun.”

Josh’s relaxed nature took hold and he began to joke around while explaining his story The Basement to me. “It’s a bit over 1700 words.  Originally written in Times New Roman.  12 pt, I believe.  In English.  There’s a basement involved.  Okay, okay.  I’ll stop.  It’s a story I actually wrote a few years back.  It sort of jumps into the story of a woman locked in a pitch black basement, sort of following her actions and inner narrative as things come into focus.  I’m not sure I really want to give any more away before your listeners experience the story.  I guess that’s the problem with promoting stories with twists or that evolve into something else as the narrative goes along…it’s hard give a summary without spoiling the whole thing.”

And though, what Heinrich said may be true…who doesn’t love a good teaser?!

Moving forward, I asked Josh if he would explain the inspiration behind his story, this is what he had to say, “I don’t know if there was any real world inspiration, necessarily.  It wasn’t really based on or inspired by anything like…say…a real event or dream.  I think it came more from the idea of taking something sort of straightforward, something that might make up the premise of a typical horror story, and then sort of shifting perspectives to make it something more.  Not to give too much away.  I think a lot of my writing is inspired by that, the idea of taking elements of what’s been done before but putting a new twist on it or even using it to illustrate a concept or theory, something that leaves the reader thinking or has an emotional or cognitive impact.”

Being both a musician and author, I was curious if the two played a part with the other. Heinrich was kind enough to give us some insight into his work. “I think the two play into each other.  I don’t think the two art forms are necessarily mutually exclusive, either.  I sort of visualize ideas for each.  They’re just different forms of expressing those ideas or emotions, whether used separately or together.  Parallels can even be drawn between the consumption of the two.  I mean, the album format is basically a thematic element or narrative broken up into individual songs, much like a novel and its chapters.  The same comparisons can be drawn between everything from films to photography exhibitions.  I think a lot of art probably comes from the same place but is just expressed in different ways, with certain formats being more conducive to certain types of expression.  For example, music being able to express emotion in a more direct, innate, simplistic form, while writing takes a bit more work and descriptive ability to conjure the same emotional response…or a complex narrative being easier to convey through writing than a 3 minute song or oil painting.”

“My songwriting, especially lyrically, often does have a literary aspect to it…trying to tell a story or express a concept in the frame of a song.  Sort of similar to how I like to take something familiar and put a unique spin on it in my writing, I like to, musically, use melodies and sounds to convey emotions and visual elements but also try to have a deeper, often poetic, slant to the lyrics or thematic elements.  On the flip side, I think my sense of rhythm and melody maybe influences the format of my writing.  I think with both art forms, I tend to be descriptive and visual, and both are ways of sort of trying to convey the images or emotions unfolding in my head.”

Wanting to get to know Joshua better I asked him a few questions about his love of horror and what got it kick started. “That’s actually a tough one.  I know some films made an impact on me when I was young…like the Poltergeist movies, in particular.  I did read some cryptozoology-themed books when I was younger, tales of sightings of creatures like the Jersey Devil and the Dover Demon that definitely left an impression and helped fuel my interest in the paranormal.  There was a made for TV “true story” movie called The Haunted back in the 90s that still gives me goosebumps.  I was also excited by other real life ghost stories.  My uncle/aunt/cousins actually lived in a haunted apartment for a while and they all had experiences there along with some of my other family members (and all of the other tenants in the 3 apartment complex), and I was really fascinated by those stories.  I mean, later in life…in college and in my 20s I can point to films like The Shining (I’ve always preferred Kubrick’s vision) or favorite authors like Bentley Little and Dean Koontz, but I’m not sure I can really point to one definitive favorite story growing up.  I guess my interests varied a lot, and I was drawn to both fiction and real-life stories of the paranormal…I think I’ve always been sort of intrinsically drawn to horror…the aspect of fear, the aesthetics involved, the atmosphere, and the elements of the unknown.  I mean, one of my favorite books as a toddler was apparently The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree.  It’s just something that’s always attracted me…I’ve always had an interest in the paranormal…from haunted house stories to cryptozoology to UFOs.  I think there’s also an attractive duality there, too…sort of the fear but also that element of excitement and curiosity…of wanting to explore the unknown and understand it.  It’s actually sort of amusing since the other genre I’m routinely drawn to is comedy…although, I suppose, comedy has certainly made its way into the horror genre quite frequently, and I enjoy the combination of the two and have a penchant for silly b-horror now and then.”

This Horror Addict not only writes and creates music, he also has a day job. “I have a “day job”…necessary evils and what not.  I actually have a degree in Computer Science (with a minor in Spanish and an external concentration in Music), as well.  So it’s sometimes sort of like trying to balance 3 part-time jobs and my personal life while trying not to fall off the beam.  I dabble in other art forms and projects and have other interests I’d like to explore, too.  I’m a creative type and tend to get bored just doing the same thing over and over, so I think mixing it up and having some variety is a positive…and, sometimes…while it’s often not my first choice…doing something simple and mundane is a helpful break when I have a million things going through my head and am going in 5 directions at once or when I hit a bit of writer’s block or am frustrated with something not turning out right in the studio and need to regroup.”

Joshua’s goals for the future are actually pretty simple, work, work, work. But trust me Horror Addicts this is a good thing for us! 😉 “There are some projects I’m working on…or have had on the back burner…writing, music, other forms of art, or combinations of two or more of those…that I’d like to get done.  I know…that was kind of non-specific.  I’d maybe like to get back into film in some capacity…or other performing arts avenues…maybe even get into video games from a creative standpoint (I did a little soundtrack work in the past…but it would be cool to also work in that venue from a writing perspective or in creative design).  There are some other interests I want to explore, as well.  It’s just a matter of finding the time, motivation, and opportunities.  I think I tend to think about the future in bite sized pieces or what I’m working on now rather than “this is where I want to be in 20 years”.  There are some people that think you’re directionless if you don’t have the next 20 or 30 years of your life planned out.  Personally, I think that, sometimes, if you keep your eye on the prize, you sort of miss what’s going on around you now and some of the new paths that become available to you in life.”

Currently, Heinrich is working on several projects, “I have a handful of short stories out at publishers right now but don’t have dates or details for anything yet…  There are a few more stories in the works and ideas percolating.  I have a new Fornever album coming out later this summer and am working on some other music.  I have a few other projects in progress or on the back burner while working on other things, like I said, but it will probably be a while before some of those are realized or come to fruition, so I don’t want to reveal too much at this point.”

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