Hauntingly Beautiful

Hauntingly Beautiful

We all enjoy darkness occasionally but what about it is so enticing? My name is Arie Lombardozzi, horror-obsessed filmmaker and podcaster. Every episode individuals who favor obscurity as much as I do join me to discuss how and why we're thriving in the dark. This is the Hauntingly Beautiful Podcast.... Show More

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July 10, 2020 16 min

This week, on the last In Between Episode, we summarize the most notable films in the history of Black Horror. We discuss the how depictions of Black individuals in horror films has reflected discriminatory views, has attempted to change views, and has set standards for filmmakers throughout time. The films discussed, starting with Birth of a Nation in 1915 and ending with Us in 2019, evidence how long and arduous the battle has be...

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What better way to end Hauntingly Beautiful then with my good friend, and iconic underground filmmaker, Fred Vogel of Toetag Pictures! Fred has been pushing the boundaries for over 20 years in the industry with extreme horror films, like the August Underground Trilogy, but he has since taken his craft in a slightly different direction with his incredible latest effort The Final Interview, now you see why it's so perfect, which ...

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June 10, 2020 21 min

Recently I participated in a peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matter movement here in Indianapolis, and it truly changed my life! So much could be said about the utter disgust I, and so many others, feel for the unnecessary killings of our friends in the black community. The bullshit needs to stop; the time for change is now. My perspective was forever altered for the better, and I hope that as I continue to grow so can my frie...

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With so much content to consume nowadays how is one supposed to know what to consume?? This week's guest, Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan James and his team over at DailyDead.com work tirelessly to help curve the insatiable hunger for the latest, and greatest, coming out for genre fans, you guessed it, daily! We talk how diverse the horror community is, how Jonathan and Co curate Daily Dead, and Jonathan's visit to the set of Doc...

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May 27, 2020 24 min

We've covered plenty of Erie, PA lore on the show, now we switch gears to the Midwest in a town called Gary, Indiana. For episode 37 of TIB I get more insight into the alleged hauntings of the "Demon House." Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans, of Ghost Adventures, bought the house and conducted an extensive investigation of it for his documentary "Demon House" which led to some very interesting findings! This is...

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May 19, 2020 51 min

Horror author, and this week's guest, Terrence Main is not only one of the best dudes you'll ever meet, he's also one of the most supportive. Having a trilogy of independent novels, Terrence has since turned his genre attentions towards bringing the independent horror community together as part of the driving force behind the Grossfest convention held in Washington, PA. It's gonna get sick nasty for HB37 killers!

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May 12, 2020 23 min

"Life's swinging hard, but I'm swinging harder" isn't just a killer The Ghost Inside lyric, it's literally what this band has come to embody. TGI have always been a metal band with empowering lyrics backed by beatdown riffs, but over the last couple of years the band has been on the opposite spectrum of the beatdown. After a horrific bus crash in late 2015, almost 5 years later, the TGI boys are back and bet...

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April 22, 2020 15 min

Dracula, Nosferatu, Vlad the Impaler, and the most horrifying of them all, the entire cast of the Twilight series. Clearly all lore that you're familiar with, but what about the vampire that resides inside an unmarked mausoleum inside the Erie Cemetery? In episode 35 of The In Between we unearth the tale behind the Vampire's Crypt, one of my favorite Eerie folklore. Holy water won't save you from this one killers!

“The ...

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Vendors, celebrities, horror films, and a beautiful venue. The long running Eerie Horror Film Festival had everything a genre fan could want! I have a ton of love of this particular film festival and for HB36 I got the chance to talk with one of the showrunners of the fest, John Walkiewicz! We get into the details of what it's like behind-the-scenes, or BTS as the kids say, of curating a film festival, booking the celebrities, ...

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April 14, 2020 60 min

Most people have dreams of becoming famous writers, actors, filmmakers, etc, but not this week's guest Andrew Simmons. Andrew wanted to write the most over the top horror novel he could think of just for the hell of it. He did just that and it's one of the wildest novels you'll ever read! It's all in the family for HB35 as we dive into how his book "Shadows" came to fruition and how he continues to keep the ...

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Did we land on the moon? Was 9/11 an inside job? Big Pharma needs people to stay sick, and not in a good way! It seems that when there is a history altering event, or events, there are various conspiracy theories hot on the trails. With COVID-19 being one of those events it only seemed appropriate to do a deep dive into what conspiracy theories accompany our current pandemic! Social distance and follow me down the rabbit hole for e...

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March 22, 2020 53 min

Being a filmmaker, and a fan of cinema, I wanted nothing more than to have this week's guest Matt G. of Flagship Investigation Services to be combing the mean streets of Erie, PA, lurking in the shadows, and having the plot thicken at any given point! Of course that is the Hollywood treatment of what a Private Investigator does and Matt is here to set the record, and myself, straight with the hard boilded truth of a real life P...

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March 12, 2020 30 min

Like most horror fans, I love Stephan King! Usually I don't get around to reading, or in this case listening, to his novels before seeing the adaptations, but in this extremely rare case I did! Hot off of finishing the The Outsider series on HBO, and recently the audiobook, I decided to compare the two for TIB33! This is pretty much one big spoiler for both the series and the book so tread lightly my friends....

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Just when you thought you escaped the heaviness from 2019, Todd Bailey and I crowd surf you back up to the front of the stage of our favorite metal albums of the 2010s! You'll need a neck brace after this one killers.

Jam along with ur bois favorite songs on the Spotify machine via https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0WHMy2aly4TMsXg2ggtpOE?si=0y9p2EOVSmCbJz9TOV8d1g 

We know our lists rock, but what did you think of them? Let...

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February 21, 2020 10 min

Whether it be film or podcasts, I've always felt like each project was one of my non-existent children. With that being said HB is now in the terrible twos stage and I'm ready for podcast child #2! Enter Hell Stroll; a narrative based show with stories from twisted minds just like yourself! Check out the first listen to the next endeavor and after you're done make sure to start your fingers flying on the keyboard so you...

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While the 2010s were dominated by Marvel movies, remakes, and unnecessary sequels in the cinematic world we were in fact treated to some of the best horror films to ever grace the silver screen! Brandon Bertolo joins me once again, this time we're actually prepared, as we discuss our favorite horror films of the 2010s! Hide under your blanket and popped that night light in for HB32 killers.

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February 4, 2020 12 min

Have you ever been in a CPR class and wondered, "man I wonder how many people have kissed this dummy?" Well if you're a curious mind like me half of that scenario went down and lucky for you killers I used the research techniques I didn't learn in CPR to look up the most kissed face in history! TIB31 is guaranteed to save a life.

We have a WEBSITE that you can check out now too, this is a dream come true! www.haunti...

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Todd Bailey and I can't go longer than a few days without talking about the tastiest jams we have on repeat so it was pretty obvious, to me, that he needed to open up the pit and throwdown on HB again as we discuss our favorite metal albums of 2019! Time to come out of mosh retirement boys and girls *cracks neck and eats some kale*

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January 23, 2020 39 min

Time flies when you're living life *wipes sweat off of brow* It seems like just yesterday that I was starting my college career at the University of Pittsburgh but shockingly, it was not. For Episode 30 of The In Between I take some time to reflect on some of the highs, and lows, that this past decade brought me!

We have a WEBSITE that you can check out now too, this is a dream come true! www.hauntinglybeautifulpodcast.com

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2019 was a great year for horror, too bad Brandon Bertolo and I missed the bulk of it. Even as avid horror fans it is easy to get behind on the new releases, but we managed to scrape together what little we saw for our top 5 horror movies of the year! Ready or not, here comes HB30 *said in a sing song voice*

Brandon's Picks

1) Midsommer

2) Us

3) Ready or Not

4) The Lighthouse

5) It: Chapter 2

Arie's Picks

1) Doctor Sleep

2)...

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