HorrorFam.com Podcast

HorrorFam.com Podcast

Rambles and interviews about the horror genre, horror movies, horror television, horror video games, horror books, and more!


October 21, 2022 65 min

Horror author Jim Harberson joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to talk about his newest anthology, Comorbidities (ENTER OUR FREE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY!!). As you listen, you'll learn more about Jim's horror writing influences and why he thinks Michael Bay's The Island is actually the most terrifyingly effective holocaust film ever made rather than just a glitzy remake of Parts: The Clonus Horror!


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Actor Daniel Roebuck, Count Sam Dracula AKA Grandpa Munster in Rob Zombie’s The Munsters, catches up with his pal Lauren Spear sharing EXCLUSIVE stories (like how he met Rob Zombie! And how it went down when he got the call to be in The Munsters!). A veteran of the horror genre, Dan Roebuck has portrayed characters in films, shows, plays, video games, and was even a clown in the circus!

Note for folks with sensitive ears: Dan’s a...

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Horror special FX artist Rob Tharp shares his memories (and his exclusive photos!) from his time spent working on effects for Mark Lester's Class of 1999 — the sequel to Class of 1984 (shown on season 3 of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs).

As a special treat, both to celebrate the return of The Last Drive-In and to cheer fellow horror folks up (we know we're not the only ones having a bummer year), we're having ...

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HorrorFam.com Podcast host Lauren Spear shares her thoughts on one of her favorite horror movie subgenres: "Kids" horror movies that are NOT for kids! Do you have any faves in this "who the heck was this made for?" category of film? Let us know in the comments!

FULL written transcript + fun extras: https://horrorfam.com/kids-horror-movies-that-arent-for-kids/ 


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Originally published on International Women's Day (3/8/2022), Lauren Spear gave shoutouts and lot o' love to the ladies who help/have helped make horror great, paying special attention to "lesser known" & behind-the-scenes horror gals! ♥

VIDEO + Full Written Transcript + Fun Extras: https://horrorfam.com/horror-womens-day/

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Lauren Spear shares easy five tips from HorrorFam.com's founders on how to (positively!) introduce your friends to the horror genre.

VIDEO + full written transcript + extras: https://horrorfam.com/how-to-introduce-someone-to-horror/ 

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Writer/Director Sean Haitz joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to give horror fans a taste of his upcoming horror-comedy Cannibal Comedian!


If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends! And, if you love the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to support it, please consider donating via PayPal (button in the sidebar) or our Patreon at Patreon.com/HorrorFam. ♥

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    Many indie horror fans are already familiar with Kyle Hester thanks to last year's Zombie with a Shotgun... Now, Kyle Hester joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to chat about his upcoming horror-action film Preacher Six

    Kyle also gave Lauren a SCOOP: Breaking news about his role in another, previously unmentioned, upcoming psychological horror film! 

    If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your friends...

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    If you’re on social media, browsing horror content online, you’ve likely seen a few of the wonderfully goofy “self-isolating” Michael Myers videos floating around. Now, it’s time to meet the man behind the (Myers) mask: Craig Layton!

    Unlike Michael Myers, Craig talks and he had a lot to say about his videos, his history as a horror fan, his frustrations with online content theft, his hopes for future collaborations, and he even o...

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    Hi, Everyone! My name is Lauren Spear and I'm just making a quick update about the HorrorFam.com Podcast:

    The HorrorFam.com Podcast still exists! 

    I was dealing with a health issue last month and was unable to record. But, I'm on the mend and back in action.

    The next REAL HorrorFam.com [Podcast] episode comes out next week, on Saturday, July 11th, 2020. And the HorrorFam.com Podcast will air every Saturday going forward, ...

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    As the pandemic lockdown continues, canceling theater releases and parades, Lauren Spear decided the horror community will NOT have a sucky boring month of June! Tune in to hear her suggestions for how to turn EVERY day of June into a fun, horror-lovin’ celebration!

    If you’ve been enjoying the HorrorFam.com Podcast and want to help out, please consider using our PayPal donate button in the sidebar or contribute to our Patreon acco...

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    After a brief unintended hiatus due to equipment issues, the HorrorFam.com Podcast is BACK! This week, Lauren's guest is her husband and HorrorFam.com co-founder: FRANK SPEAR!


    Frank is always behind-the-scenes at HorrorFam.com, but now you'll really get to know him (and Lauren, since Frank threw some of the interview questions back in her court!). The Spear duo chatted about growing up loving the horror genre, modern ve...

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    Get to know Johnny, The Horror Hack, as Lauren Spear analyzes his horror-centric YouTube content on this week’s episode of the HorrorFam.com Podcast!

    If you’d like to support the HorrorFam.com Podcast, you can make a donation through our PayPal button in the sidebar, join our Patreon, buy something from our Store, or… just leave us a nice comment/some encouragement! There are many ways to support us and they don’t all cost money —...

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    Horror illustrator Heather Landry AKA Sandpaperdaisy is officially a horror-fantasy novelist! Heather debuted her first novel, The Cradle of the Worm, as a HorrorFam.com FREEBIE on April 13th, 2020. Now, four days later, she joins Lauren Spear to discuss the book’s themes, her 25-year(!) writing process, and how — by pure coincidence — The Cradle of the Worm ended up becoming eerily “topical” during 2020’s pandemic.

    Stay tuned unt...

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    Ryan Murphy and Grace Murphy (no relation!) join Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to discuss their IGTV horror anthology series Welcome to the Horror Show!

    Welcome to the Horror Show Links:

  • Instagram: https://instagram.com/yourhorrorshow
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/yourhorrorshow
  • Facebook: https://facebook.com/yourhorrorshow
  • FULL Written Transcript: https://horrorfam.com/welcome-to-the-horror-show

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    Diana Prince AKA "Darcy the Mail Girl" joined HorrorFam.com's Lauren Spear to talk about all the crazy-cool things she's been doing lately!

    No Joe Bob! Absolutely adore him; but, this time, we wanted to shine the spotlight on our beloved "Darcy" and share all the amazing things she does on her OWN for the horror community! She's FAR more than "just" Joe Bob's sidekick — and we're insanel...

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    In honor of its 31st anniversary this month, special FX artist Rob Tharp joins Lauren Spear on the HorrorFam.com Podcast to share behind-the-scenes stories from when he and Cathy Tharp worked on Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice!

    Follow along with the written transcript for a peek at amazing never-shown-before photos going behind-the-scenes of the 1988 classic film! https://horrorfam.com/beetlejuice-tharp-fx

    HUGE thanks to our sponsor, Aud...

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    MutantFam.com’s founder, Frank, joined HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share the FUTURE of (horror) event coordination! Frank gave us a behind-the-scenes look into how the Friday the 13th event with Joe Bob Briggs and Diana Price came to be, how to get involved with MutantFam.com’s weekly mini-events, and — scoop alert! — the next BIG project/event coming out of MutantFam.com!

    Franks Links:
  • Frank’s Website = MutantFam.com
  • Follo...
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    Renaissance man Wayne Clingman joins HorrorFam.com’s Lauren Spear to share his love for horror, sci-fi, Wisconsin history, stray cats, and indie filmmaking. Wayne has not one but TWO upcoming film festivals happening in Manitowoc, WI (links below) and he just released another book.


    Wayne’s Links:

    Indie Film Wisconsin Film Festival - https://filmfreeway.com/IndieFilmWisconsinFilmFestival (use the code horfam1 to get 60% off the...

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    HorrorFam.com’s founder, Lauren Spear, and her father, Robert Tharp (former practical special FX artist), share their “desert island” picks for the best genre movies throughout the decades. Here, “best” means “movies they enjoyed the most”… and they’ve enjoyed a lot of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films over the years! Did your personal favorites make either of their Top 10(ish) lists for each decade? Find out!

    “Part One” of a two(...

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