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TERRIFY ME! With Antony Frost

TERRIFY ME! With Antony Frost

By Antony Frost
A podcast about scary things in fact, fiction, and folklore, by horror and weird fiction writer Antony Frost.

Featuring interviews and hangouts with experts and creators in relevant fields as well as occasional solo deep dives on topics like urban legends, folk tales, dark history, and true crime.
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Episode 2: FICTION: Interview with CB Jones

TERRIFY ME! With Antony Frost

Episode 22: Horror poetry with Avra Margariti
This week, I'm joined by Greek author and poet Avra Margariti (they/them). We discuss poetry, short fiction, Greek culture (and the responsible use of such by non-Greeks), and my constant draw towards cannibalism. Follow Avra on Twitter @avramargariti or email them If you'd like to support the podcast, you can leave a tip at and you can find more from me at
June 23, 2022
Episode 21: Writing horror shorts, with Carson Winter and Ai Jiang
In this episode, returning guest/guest-host Carson Winter and rising star writer Ai Jiang hang out and celebrate their birthday with me (June 18th, a day or two after this comes out). We chat about writing horror shorts, balancing a busy lifestyle with artistic pursuits, and the legalities of selling puppies and kittens on street corners outside conventions. Find Ai at and follow her on twitter @AiJiang_ Find Carson at and follow him @carsonwinter3 If you'd like to support the podcast, leave a tip at And you can find more from me at
June 16, 2022
Minisode 1: Reading THE BOWMEN by Arthur Machen
I'm strapped for time this week, so I decided to read a public domain short story and ramble a little rather than skipping the week. The story I read can be found for free here: My favourite Arthur Machen story is also free: If you'd like to support the podcast, you can leave a tip at More from me at
June 09, 2022
Episode 19: Les Petites Morts: An erotic horror round table discussion, with Antonia Ward, Evelyn Freeling, Hailey Piper, and Sonora Taylor
In this episode, I sit down with Antonia Ward and Evelyn Freeling, the folks behind the forthcoming erotic horror fairy tale anthology, LES PETITES MORTS, from Ghost Orchid Press, as well as two of the invited authors: Sonora Taylor and Hailey Piper. We discuss eroticism and horror in folklore, the role of erotic horror in subverting sexual objectification, and then I force Bridgerton season 1 into the conversation. Relevant links for those interested in the press and the anthology: Kickstarter: Twitter: @pressorchid Instagram: @ghostorchidpress The participants: Antonia Rachel Ward is the founder of Ghost Orchid Press, an indie publisher based in the UK, that aims to showcase new and diverse voices in horror. She's also an author herself, and her erotic horror novella, Marionette, is forthcoming from Brigid’s Gate Press in summer 2022. Find her at and follow her on Twitter @antoniarachelw1 Evelyn Freeling grew up in the Pacific Northwest, but currently haunts Dubai with her husband and toddler. She has had short fiction published with Ghost Orchid Press and Dark Dispatch, is associate editor for Haven Spec Magazine, and will be editing LES PETITES MORTS, an anthology of erotic horror out in 2023. Find her at and on Twitter @evelyn_freeling Hailey Piper is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth, The Worm and His Kings, and other books of horror. Her short fiction appears in Pseudopod, Vastarien, and other publications, and she lives with her wife in Maryland. Find Hailey at and on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays. Sonora Taylor is the award-winning author of several books and short stories. Her books include Seeing Things, Little Paranoias: Stories, Without Condition, The Crow’s Gift and Other Tales, Please Give, and Wither and Other Stories.  Her short stories have been published by Camden Park Press, Burial Day Press, Cemetery Gates Media, Tales to Terrify, Sirens Call Publications, Ghost Orchid Press, and others. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, and serves on the board of directors of Scares That Care. Her latest short story collection, Someone to Share My Nightmares, is now available. She lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and a rescue dog. Find her at and follow her on Twitter @sonorawrites And lastly, you can find more from me at and support the podcast by leaving a tip at
June 02, 2022
Episode 18: Interview with Joshua Millican
This week, I sit down with Joshua Millican to discuss his debut psychedelic horror novel DEEPER THAN HELL and horror journalism. Over the past decade-plus, Millican has proven himself to be a horror expert of the highest caliber. After establishing a personal blog in 2011, Millican quickly became one of the genre’s premiere journalists, contributing to many websites before ultimately landing at Dread Central in 2016. One of the top horror outlets on the planet, Millican served as Editor-in-Chief from 2019 through 2021. His talk show Chronic Horror (sidelined by the Pandemic) explored the intersection of horror movie fandom and cannabis culture. Now married and a father for the first time, Millican is excited to pen more hardcore horror/sci-fi/fantasy fiction for Encyclopocalypse Publishers. Follow him on Twitter at @josh_millican. Deeper Than Hell will be available June 14th in eBook and in paperback exclusively on Amazon. Pre-order your Kindle copy now, here:
May 26, 2022
Episode 17: Satan Loves Shropshire, with Amy Boucher
In this episode, I'm joined by folklore writer Amy Boucher. She gives me a little tour of some of Shropshire's most compelling paranormal tales. Find her blog at And follow her on Twitter @g0blinegg More from me at
May 19, 2022
Episode 16: Interview with Hailey Piper
In this episode, I sit down with Hailey Piper to discuss her new book 'Your Mind is a Terrible Thing' as well as some of her other works. Hailey Piper is the 2x Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of The Worm and His Kings, Queen of Teeth, Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, Benny Rose, the Cannibal King, and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. She is an active member of the Horror Writers Association, with over seventy short stories appearing in Pseudopod, Vastarien, Cast of Wonders, Daily Science Fiction, Dark Matter Magazine, Planet Scumm, Flash Fiction Online, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, and other publications. She lives with her wife in Maryland, where their paranormal research is classified. Find Hailey on Twitter via @HaileyPiperSays and on Instagram via @haileypiperfights. More from me at
May 12, 2022
Episode 15: Sideworld: Haunted Forests of England with George Popov
In this episode, I sit down with film director George Popov to discuss his new documentary Sideworld: Haunted Forests of England. ulgarian born Director George Popov has been revered for his unique visual style and carefully crafted atmosphere. Both of his films, 'Hex' and 'The Droving', have been praised for their focus on complex themes and characters. George has appeared on a multitude of podcasts and interviews for independent filmmaking magazines. He has also been hailed as an exciting new talent to watch and audiences are recognising his achievements worldwide. Sideworld is available on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Google Play to rent or buy. More from me at
May 05, 2022
Episode 14: HOWLS From The Dark Ages, with Solomon Forse and P.L. McMillan
In this episode I'm joined by Solomon Forse and P.L. McMillan to discuss the HOWL Society and their new anthology, HOWLS From The Dark Ages. --- Solomon Forse is the founder of HOWL Society, the most active online horror book club in the Western world. After serving in Alaska with the US Army and completing a deployment to Iraq, Solomon moved back to his home state of Colorado to attain a master’s degree in education. He now lives among the lakes and forests of the Rocky Mountains where he teaches literature and writes fiction. If Solomon isn’t reading, watching, or writing horror, you’ll find him role-playing horror with tabletop RPGs like Call of Cthulhu—or shredding horror on the guitar in his Lovecraftian metal band Crafteon. Follow him on Twitter @SolomonForse. --- P.L. McMillan is a Canadian expat living in the States, after having taught English for three years in Asia. She is a victim of a deep infatuation with the works of Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and H.P. Lovecraft. To her, every shadow is an entry way to a deeper look into the black heart of the world and every night she rides with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night-wind, bringing back dark stories to share with those brave enough to read them. Follow her on Twitter @AuthorPLM --- HOWL Society Press presents the first-ever anthology of medieval horror! Howls from the Dark Ages contains 18 thrilling tales of cursed castles, wild woodlands, haunted hamlets, and mysterious monasteries, with an introduction by Christopher Buelhman, the author who started it all with his novel Between Two Fires. Available in eBook, paperback, and a limited edition hardcover, Howls from the Dark Ages contains member-created artwork along with tales from both HOWL Society members as well as renowned authors in the horror industry. --- HOWL Society, located on Discord, is the most active horror book club on the web. With hundreds of members, the club offers readers the chance to join a supportive community where they can enjoy books alongside other horror-lovers while engaging in meaningful discussions and forming long-lasting friendships. Aside from serving as an organized platform for discussing books, HOWL Society is also home to a tight-knit group of horror writers. Additionally, members can participate in tangential conversations about horror films, horror games, and much more. Because the club aims to provide equal access to all readers and writers around the world, membership is 100% free. --- More from me at
April 28, 2022
Episode 13: Sausages: The Making of Dog Soldiers with Janine Pipe
In this episode, I sit down with editor and writer Janine Pipe to discuss her new book, a making-of all about the British werewolf action-horror film Dog Soldiers. Trading a police badge for a pen, Janine cites her life-long love of horror as the catalyst for creating crazy and creepy stories. Coming 2022 - SAUSAGES - The Making of Dog Soldiers. She has been published in several anthologies as well as her debut short story collection, Twisted: Tainted Tales. Footsteps was nominated for a 2020 Splatterpunk Award. When she isn't writing, Janine is also an editor for Kandisha Press. She also has bylines with Scream Magazine, Fangoria, Cemetery Dance and Horror DNA. She is also a wife and mum and loves coffee and trips to Walt Disney World Find her on Twitter @JaninePipe28 More from me at
April 21, 2022
Episode 12: Paranormal hangout with Sarah
In this purely paranormal episode, I'm joined by my wife Sarah. We discuss our possible ghost encounters and read some listener stories. More from me at
April 14, 2022
Episode 11: Spring-Heeled Jack with Carson Winter (Part 2 of 2)
In this episode, Carson and I discuss theories about who/what Spring-Heeled Jack was (or is) before veering madly off-course and chatting about QAnon, flat earthers, incels, and the effects of creepypasta on the cultural consciousness. Follow Carson on twitter @CarsonWinter3 and find him at More from me at Content warnings: Language, discussions of violence and sexual harassment
April 07, 2022
Episode 10: Spring-Heeled Jack with Carson Winter (Part 1 of 2)
Spring-Heeled Jack is a figure from English folklore and criminal history; a tantalising unsolved mystery, and a massive dickhead. In this episode, I'm joined by my friend and co-author Carson Winter to explore some historical accounts of the lesser-known Jack from the 1830s. Follow Carson on Twitter @CarsonWinter3 and find him at More from me at Content warnings: Language, discussions of violence and sexual harassment
March 31, 2022
Episode 9: Modern Pulp with Martin Shannon
In this craft-heavy episode, Martin and I discuss writing without outlining, serial fiction, writing for the TikTok generation, and hamburger metaphors. Martin (“Marty”) Shannon is a multi-million word author of thrilling horror and speculative fiction. He’s a dedicated husband, and a father to one scary smart teenager. Through it all, he remains a diehard fan of horror, fantasy, science fiction, and a lover of all things creepy. Marty does his best writing in the pre-dawn hours, when it’s just him and Jack, his golden retriever whose intestinal clock plays an important role in just why Marty’s up at that hour. Marty loves to write fast-paced, fantastical fiction, stories that make you want to stay up far too late to find out the answer to that most compelling of questions: “And then what happened?” You can find Marty on social media (Twitter @talesofweirdfl, Instagram @talesofweirdfl) as well as hanging out on his back porch, banjo in one hand, and word processor in the other. Links: (author site) (online fiction site) (Kindle Vella Serial) (Amazon author page with free book links) More from me at
March 24, 2022
Episode 8: Interview with Elou Carroll, now with added ghosts!
Elou and I discuss her online Gothic literature magazine, her writing endeavours, and her interest in paranormal encounters. After the interview, there are a couple of listener ghost stories.  Special thanks to Edith Lockwood and Rebecca Cuthbert for contributing their spectral encounters!  Elou Carroll is the editor-in-chief of Crow & Cross Keys, a small online literary journal of gothic fiction and poetry with a speculative edge. Together with the giant one-eyed cat made of shadows, she publishes all things dark and lovely. When she’s not editing, she writes. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Hexagon SF Magazine, In Somnio: A Collection of Modern Gothic Horror (Tenebrous Press), Spirit Machine (Air and Nothingness Press), Ghostlore (Alternative Stories Podcast) and others. She keeps a catalogue of her weird little wordcreatures on and spends far too much time on twitter at @keychild.  CCK links:  More from me:
March 17, 2022
Episode 7: Mothman and other North American Strangeness, with Auverus.
In this slightly more casual episode, I bring on a friend to chat about Mothman, Appalachia, and monster erotica. Auverus is a Cherokee man born and raised in rural West Virginia. He has been a teacher, an IT technician, a molecular biologist, and occasionally a writer. Much of his work draws upon his experiences as a Native and the rich folklore of the Appalachian mountains. You can find Auverus on Twitter @Auverus and find his erotic horror pen name (and subsequently his Mothman erotica) here: More from me at
March 10, 2022
Episode 6: Interview with Alex Woodroe
Alex Woodroe is a Romanian writer and editor of dark speculative fiction. She's a member of the SFWA and HWA, an acquiring editor for Tenebrous Press, and a staff writer for the videogame Decarnation. Among her latest publications, her Weird SF 'Midnight Sun' appeared in Dark Matter Magazine, and her Folk Horror 'Abandon' in Horror Library Volume 7. She's passionate about infusing her country's culture, food, and folklore into her work, and loves talking shop at @AlexWoodroe. To support trans youth in Texas: To donate to the author fund for Tenebrous Press' charity anthology in aid of trans youth: To submit to their anthology (trans and nonbinary authors only, closes the day this episode releases, so get in quick!): To help in providing aid in Ukraine: For more from me:
March 03, 2022
Episode 5: Interview with Christi Nogle
Christi Nogle is the author of the novel Beulah (Cemetery Gates Media, 2022). You can find more of her short fiction in publications including PseudoPod, Escape Pod, Vastarien, Fusion Fragment, and Dark Matter Magazine and in anthologies such as American Gothic and Chilling Crime from Flame Tree Press, What One Wouldn't Do from Scott J. Moses, Humans Are the Problem from Weird Little Worlds, and C.M Muller’s Nightscript and Synth. Christi is an active member of the HWA, SFWA, and Codex Writers’ Group.  Follow her at or on Twitter @christinogle Buy Beulah USA or UK Follow me at or on Twitter and Instagram @antonyrfrost and follow the podcast @terrifymepod Buy me a coffee
February 24, 2022
Episode 4: Interview with Chris Spalton
This week I'm speaking to Chris Spalton, author of 'Apparitions of East Anglia' as well as 'The Eelman Chronicles'. We touch on subjects such as the inherent Lovecraftian nature of the East of England, necromantic trousers, and of course, the folklore we grew up with as fen folk. Chris Spalton is a multi-discplinary creative currently living in Norfolk after growing up in the fens, where he absorbed an interest in the weird and spooky from immersing himself in the land. Having started his self publishing journey with his true story graphic novel 'The Eelman Chronicles', his latest book 'Apparitions of East Anglia' delves into folklore, and weird history from this oft neglected region.  Shortlisted for the East Anglia Book of the year 2021, he has strived with this project to continue the tradition of passing folktales down through the generations but with a focus on making the content accessible and engaging for both the casual browser and folklore fan alike. Aside from his books, Chris is also a music video creator, cartoon artist, UX designer and conference speaker, alongside being a  huge underground music fan, with all of his interests combining to produce all sorts of creative outputs. Follow him on Twitter @chrisspalton and Instagram @spalton Buy Apparitions of East Anglia at Follow the podcast @terrifymepod on Twitter and Instagram And myself @antonyrfrost Visit my website Buy me a coffee
February 18, 2022
Episode 3: The Manchester Pusher
In this episode, I go over the case of the Manchester Pusher, a hypothetical serial killer who is said by some to be responsible for many deaths in the Manchester canal system. Daft Monkey's Manchester Pusher documentary: Content warnings: Discussions of death and violence, references to sexual assault.
February 13, 2022
Episode 2: FICTION: Interview with CB Jones
In this episode, I interview the horror author CB Jones about his novel, The Rules of the Road. If you like what you’ve heard: –Follow the podcast on instagram and twitter @terrifymepod –See what I’m up to on and follow me @antonyrfost on twitter –Buy me a coffee at
February 06, 2022
Episode 1: FOLKLORE: The Black Shuck
In this, my inaugural episode, I explore the legend of the Black Shuck. If you like what you’ve heard: –Follow the podcast on instagram and twitter @terrifymepod –See what I’m up to on and follow me @antonyrfost on twitter –Buy me a coffee at
February 06, 2022