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Horror Dads

By Horror Dads
Welcome to Horror Dads, a Podcast delivered to you from 2 dads who love horror, and work to balance our love of horror with our family life. Join us and listen in as we discuss franchise favorites, movies we’ve never seen, movies we’ve seen 1,000 times, and desert island horror movies. We will also focus on discussing our favorite horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and our discovery of new artists and work.
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Episode 45: Discussion of '1BR' and Apartment-Based Horror Films

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Episode 70: Rob Zombie Films Ranked
The Horror Dads are back to tackle a polarizing figure in the horror genre and discuss all seven of Rob Zombie's films.  John and Jamie rank the films and talk through each entry in detail.  Tune in for some thoughtful discourse as the Horror Dads watched through each film. 
August 08, 2022
Episode 69: Battle of the Slashers with the We Love Horror Podcast
The Horror Dads are joined by fellow podcaster and friend, Michael Seery, of the We Love Horror Podcast.  Michael and the Horror Dads talk through their favorite slasher films.  The group discusses some one-off gems that are lesser known, as well as some major multi-film installment franchises.  Tune in for some great discussion that spans across multiple decades and covers many different aspects and perspectives of horror.  Check out the We Love Horror Podcast HERE. 
July 25, 2022
Episode 68: Horror Scores with Gabe Reasoner
The Horror Dads are rejoined by friend and musician, Gabe Reasoner, who sings in the post-hardcore band Careful Gaze.  Not only is Gabe a professional musician, but he is also a fan of the horror genre, and joins the Horror Dads to talk through 15 different horror films, and the scores or soundtracks that accompany those films.  The group covers a handful of films from 5 different decades.  Gabe's band, Careful Gaze, can be found anywhere you stream music such as Spotify or Apple Music - check out the Careful Gaze web store HERE.   
July 14, 2022
Episode 67: Interview with Russell Todd of Friday the 13th Part II
John and Jamie are joined by 80’s Horror Icon, Russell Todd, who starred in He Knows You’re Alone, Friday the 13th Part 2, and Chopping Mall. The Horror Dads discuss Russell’s roles that we’ve all come to know and love as horror fans, and also hear some great stories about working as an actor in the early 80’s. Russ is a wealth of knowledge and talks through the audition process, as well as some life-long friendships that he's made along the way. 
July 09, 2022
Episode 66: Horror Babysitters
Join the Horror Dads as they discuss one of horror's most important subset of characters: The Babysitter.  As parents, we entrust our children with caretakers we feel will protect our children.  The horror genre has had some amazing characters react to some complicated and horrific situations.  Tune in as the Horror Dads discuss the best babysitters in the horror genre. 
June 27, 2022
Episode 65: Favorite Horror T.V. Shows
Join the Horror Dads as they discuss their favorite Horror Television shows of all time. Anthologized television presents an interesting perspective to the process of storytelling. The Horror Dads do a deep dive on some of their favorites, and discuss the importance of setting, friend-groups, and character development in television. Whether it’s modern-day streaming T.V., or older black and white shows, there is something on this list for everyone to enjoy.
June 06, 2022
Episode 64: Top-10 Vacation-Based Horror Films
As we head into summer, the Horror Dads prepare for the warmer season the most appropriate way possible - by discussing the best Vacation-Based Horror Films. Tune in for conversation of summer camps, island resorts, and beachfront vacation homes, all of which have some form of sinister presence.  Whether you're vacationing with the entire family, eloping with friends for the weekend, or seeking a romantic getaway with your loved one, this episode has something for everyone.
May 11, 2022
Episode 63: Friday the 13th Part III with Larry Zerner
The Horror Dads have the distinct pleasure of sitting down and talking with Larry Zerner, the actor who brought us the character of Shelly in 1982 in Friday the 13th Part III. Larry's iconic character brought the hockey mask into the Friday the 13th franchise.  Larry and the Horror Dads discuss the film in detail, and talk about the environment surrounding the release of a 3D film in 1982.  The film released the same time as E.T., Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Thing and other cinematic greats - tune in for the exciting discussion.  
April 25, 2022
Episode 62: Horror Remake Hits and Misses
Film remakes in general are contentious. However, in the Horror genre, remakes are under even more intense scrutiny as cult-followings of classic films have complicated and complex fan bases. Some remakes are loved, and some are hated - join the Horror Dads as they explore ten horror remakes, some hits and some misses.
April 18, 2022
Episode 61: Fright Rags' Ben Scrivens and Formative Horror
The Horror Dads are joined by one of the absolute best out there, Ben Scrivens, the creator and pioneer of one of our favorite brands Fright Rags.  Ben and the Horror Dads discuss the inception and growth of the brand that we know and love, and talk through stories about some of horror's most revered icons such as Joe Bob Briggs, PJ Soles, and much more.  Tune in for a deep dive of all things horror, and also a deep discussion around the films that have made us who we are today. 
April 04, 2022
Episode 60: Top-10 Werewolf Horror Films
As the full moon approaches, John and Jamie of the Horror Dads Podcast rank the Top-10 Best Werewolf Horror Films.  Lycanthropic transformation only covers part of the conversation as the Horror Dads discuss ideas of change, growth and character evolution in cinema.  This is a fun one, so check it out before the full moon hits!  
March 14, 2022
Episode 59: Top-10 Horror Couples
The Horror Dads are back again - join John and Jamie as they discuss the best couples in horror films.  As we say goodbye to February, and hello to Spring, discussions of romance, love and companionship in horror encapsulate the newest episode of the Horror Dads podcast.  
February 27, 2022
Episode 58: Universal Monsters and Interview with Ghoulish Gary Pullin
John and Jamie are joined by The Godfather of modern-day horror illustration, the amazing Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Gary joins the Horror Dads podcast for an interview and to explore the Universal Monster universe from the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Gary’s portfolio includes contributions to Rue Morgue Magazine, Fangoria, Mondo, and Waxwork Records to name a few.  As a highly accomplished designer, he has done posters for films such as: Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Big Lebowski, Vertigo, and The Babadook, and soundtracks including Creepshow, Christine, and Tales from the Crypt, and concert merch for the likes of Jack White, Alice Cooper, and Misfits. Check out Gary’s work here:
February 14, 2022
Episode 57: 2022's Alone With You
John and Jamie are thrilled to welcome Film Maker and Actor, Emily Bennett back to the Horror Dads Podcast. Emily starred in a brand new film (also starring Barbara Crampton), entitled Alone with You.  The film was co-directed by Emily and her film making partner, director Justin Brooks.  Justin and Emily join the Horror Dads to discuss the film, and to talk through the challenges of creating a film during the pandemic.  This is a special Horror Dads episode, so don't miss out! 
February 04, 2022
Episode 56: Top-10 Horror Films From 2021
Now that we’ve put a fork in 2021, and the dust has settled, it’s time for a post-mortem. The Horror Dads, John and Jamie bring in the new year by recapping the ten best horror films from 2021.
January 28, 2022
Episode 55: 10 Horror Phone Calls You Wouldn't Want To Receive
John and Jamie ring in a new episode by covering the Top-10 Horror phone calls you would never want to receive. Tune in as the Horror Dads explore the terror we all felt when we heard the phone ring in our parent’s kitchen as kids after watching the most terrifying scenes involving the phone.
January 10, 2022
Episode 54: Supernatural Horror and Interview with Sledgehammer Horror
John and Jamie tackle the sub-genre of Supernatural horror with their new friends Ken and Ashley Sledge of Sledgehammer Horror. John and Jamie interview some fellow horror-creatives and talk about a collective favorite sub-genre that many of us love. Check out Sledgehammer Horror here:
December 23, 2021
Special Episode: Balsam - A Paranormal Investigation
John and Jamie interview Tony Cadwell, Director of the brand new Kane Hodder (yes, the Jason Voorhees Kane Hodder) film, Balsam - A Paranormal Investigation. Tune in to hear what working with Kane was like and for details on the filming location and process of this paranormal documentary. 
December 17, 2021
Episode 53: Big Names, Little Movies
Everyone has to start somewhere, and there are some academy award-winning actors that got their big break by taking a chance on small-budget horror films. John and Jamie cover some big Hollywood names that got their start in the horror genre. 
December 13, 2021
Episode 52: Horror Films Inspired by Children's Stories
John and Jamie interview Alex LeVasseur who illustrates children's books. The group discusses Horror Films based off of children's stories, and explores horror in small-town America.  Tune in for a deep discussion on parenting, real-life horror, and many prominent themes found within the tales geared toward young adults. 
November 29, 2021
Episode 51: Top-10 Horror Sidekicks
Jamie is my trusty sidekick, as am I his - we dedicate an episode to discussing those that steal the show, but weren’t necessarily meant to. We cover our top-10 favorite horror sidekicks. Join us and listen in to hear about our most appreciated supporting characters in horror.
November 15, 2021
Episode 50: The Halloween Universe with Post Credits Podcast
John and Jamie are joined by friends and fellow-podcasters Matt Peppler and Brian Schoof of the Post Credits podcast. On Halloween-Eve, the group discusses the most iconic franchise of the Halloween Universe. Happy Halloween, friends!
October 30, 2021
9-Films That Scare Us Most - With Matt Ryan Tobin
Tune in for The Return of Matt Ryan Tobin.  John and Jamie are joined by their friend Matt Ryan Tobin, who formerly joined all the way back on Episode 13.  Matty is an accomplished Artist, Musician and Horror Dad.  As dads, and as horror enthusiasts, it is tough to find movies that are truly scary.  The group spends time discussing the films that have had the most impact on our psyches, and those that have scared us most.  Check out Matt's portfolio of work HERE. 
October 25, 2021
Episode 48: Cast Interview of the 2021 Slumber Party Massacre
John and Jamie are joined by three members of the 2021 reimagining of The Slumber Party Massacre - Larissa Crafford-Lazarus, Michael Potter and Eden Classens. The group does a thorough and fascinating discussion of the 1982 Slumber Party Massacre, and covers what can be expected from the new film.  The group also addresses concepts of feminism, women in horror, and the idea of horror as true art.
October 11, 2021
Episode 47: Our Love Letter To Fall Part 2
John and Jamie are joined again by their good friend Justin Carolyne for the second installment of their Love Letter to Fall.  The air has a chill, the leaves are starting to fall, the commercials on TV have more and more to do with candy and monsters - it is officially October 2021.  The group discusses the Top-5 Streets from Horror Films that they would want to Trick Or Treat on.  Tune in to hear about 15 incredible movies with an annual guest and friend. 
October 05, 2021
Episode 46: Top Horror Hotels and Interview with Oliver Barrett
John and Jamie are joined by new friend, artist, and musician, Oliver Barrett.  Oliver has worked with a lot of prominent horror brands in a design capacity, and has a ton of exciting insight on the industry.  We also take the time to sit down and discuss our favorite hotels in horror films.  As the wise Dwight Schrute once said, "Welcome to the Hotel Hell. Check-in time is now, check-out time is never." Check out Oliver's work HERE.
September 30, 2021
Episode 45.5: Cult Horror Films and Interview with Toxic Coffin
John and Jamie are joined by their new friends Lance and Stephen from the incredible horror apparel brand, Toxic Coffin. The group discusses the inception of the brand, and the story behind what has quickly become one of John and Jamie’s favorite horror merch companies. The group also takes the time to discuss Cult Horror Films. Check out Toxic Coffin:
September 21, 2021
Episode 45: Discussion of '1BR' and Apartment-Based Horror Films
John and Jamie are joined by the team behind the 2019 film, 1BR.  American Horror Story star, and Emmy Nominated actor, Naomi Grossman and Producer, Alok Mishra were involved in the 1BR project, and join John and Jamie to discuss the film, and to do a deep dive into some other Apartment-Based Horror Films.  Tune in to explore concepts of isolation, character growth, and hear some behind-the-scenes insight on the movie making process. 
September 10, 2021
Episode 44: Top-10 Worst Teachers in Horror
As Summer comes to an end, John and Jamie are heading back to school by covering the Top-10 Worst Teachers in Horror.  Tune in as they sit outside around a fire while camping out on a cool late-summer evening.  The sounds of summer and friendship lend a fun atmosphere to this episode about those in charge of our education, and how they aren't always the authority figures we think they are.  
August 17, 2021
Episode 43: Alien Horror and Interview with The Smell of Fear
John and Jamie are joined by their new friend Jillian Walkowiak of the amazing company, The Smell of Fear.  Jillian is a Horror Mom, brand owner, candle maker, college professor and horror enthusiast.  The group focuses on Alien Horror films and does a deep dive into the way Jillian manages her exciting brand.  Check out The Smell of Fear website HERE. 
August 11, 2021
Episode 42: Decade Defining 90's Horror Scenes + Crossover With Alone In The Dark
John and Jamie are joined by mentors, friends, fellow-dads, and fellow-podcasters Mikey and Matty from the Alone in the Dark Horror Podcast.  Alone in the Dark was a huge inspiration for John and Jamie getting started. This episode focuses on the scenes that stick with us, the scenes that follow us, the scenes that have made the most impact in burning into our subconscious.  The group discusses Decade Defining Horror Scenes for 12 films hailing from the 1990's.  Head over to the Alone in the Dark podcast to check out an episode on Decade Defining Horror films from the 1980's as well!  Don't miss this exciting crossover episode.  Check out the Alone in the Dark podcast HERE and the Alone in the Dark Patreon HERE. 
July 27, 2021
Episode 41: Holiday Themed Horror + Interview with Derek Mungor
John and Jamie are joined by Horror Director and Producer, Derek Mungor. Derek’s film, You Are Not Alone, is a 4th of July Favorite of John and Jamie’s - read up on it HERE. Derek joins to discuss his experience with filmmaking, the horror genre, and some of his favorite Holiday Themed Horror Films.
July 20, 2021
Episode 40: Horror Franchise Black Sheep
Join John and Jamie as they discuss their least favorite installments to some of horror's most prominent franchises. These movies are exceptional...but for what they feel are the wrong reasons. This is a fun one - there are disagreements, bold statements, and some contentious picks - tune in! 
July 02, 2021
Episode 39: Horror Features Inspired By Short Films + Interview With Mateo Baldasare
John and Jamie spend some time with their new friend Mateo Baldasare who is a Director, Artist (and generally amazing human-being). As an accomplished short-film Director, Mateo elected to have the group discuss Feature Horror Films that were inspired by Short Films. Mateo’s recent short horror film, The Glitch has been nominated for several awards - check out The Glitch HERE. Mateo is also an award winning graphic designer, and his work can be found HERE.
June 14, 2021
Episode 38: Top Horror Pool Parties
As the weather warms, John and Jamie prepare for pool season - and nothing pairs with pool season like horror movies. It's Memorial Day weekend, and the Horror Dads do a deep dive into their favorite horror films with pool parties and pool scenes. Grab your sunscreen, favorite snacks and sense of humor. Be prepared to dip your toe in another fun episode.  
May 27, 2021
Episode 37: Body Horror & Interview With The Zombie Game Creators
John and Jamie take an episode to explore the sub-genre of Body Horror, and bring on creators of the new graphic novel, The Zombie Game.  Emily McGuiness (Editor), and Dan Bridges (Writer), join to lend their expertise on all things body horror, and to discuss their new graphic novel project.
May 11, 2021
Episode 36: Camp Counselor All-Star Team
As the air begins to warm up, we all know that films like The Burning, Sleepaway Camp, and the Friday the 13th Franchise begin to work their way into your viewing rotation. John and Jamie dedicate an episode to the characters that make these summer slashers most relatable - the camp counselors. This episode focuses on building the ultimate dream-team of camp counselors, mixing and matching counselors from different horror films and franchises. 
April 28, 2021
Episode 35: Documentary-Style Horror + Interview With Nathan Baesel
John and Jamie interview actor and star of the film Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Nathan Baesel. Behind The Mask is an all-time favorite of John and Jamie's, and the group discusses Documentary-Style horror films along with details about Nathan's career and his experience in working with this great film. 
April 16, 2021
Episode 34: 1980's Horror & Interview With Ryan Kruger
John and Jamie are joined by Writer, Director and Actor Ryan Kruger.  The group discusses 1980's horror, and does a deep discussion on Ryan's new and upcoming film, Fried Barry (which will be available on Shudder on May 7th, 2021). Tune in for conversation around video-store nostalgia, 80's inspiration, the film-making process, and as-always, tons of laughs. 
April 07, 2021
Episode 33: Music-Themed Horror Films & Interview With Gabe Reasoner
John and Jamie are joined by incredibly talented front-man / singer for the band Careful Gaze.  The group discusses horror-films that are associated with music and or sound production in some way.  Tune-in for some in-depth and honest discussion on horror, life, horror in life, the music scene, and plenty of other interesting topics.  This was a fun one, so don't miss out!  Be sure to check out Careful Gaze.
March 29, 2021
Episode 32: 5 Horror Films Based On Folklore & Urban Legends
John and Jamie tackle the subject of Folklore and Urban Legends.  They do a deep discussion of the legends themselves, as well as discuss corresponding horror films that represent those legends.  This is the first installment of this series, and there will be more to come. 
March 22, 2021
Episode 31: 2020's 'The Hex' and South African Horror
John and Jamie are joined by the team involved in 2020's The Hex.  Joined by Director, Reine Swart, and Actors of the film, Chris Jaftha and Hungani Ndlovu the group discusses The Hex and other South African Horror Films.  This episode explores culture, urban legends, the film production process, and more horror-related discussion.  Check out The Hex on Amazon Video.
March 09, 2021
Episode 30: Horror Sequels We Always Wanted, But Never Got
John and Jamie discuss the Horror Franchises that could have been. They cover their top selections of the Horror Sequels we always wanted, but never got. This episode creatively delivers plot-points and storylines for the films that were never made, but were desired from horror fans around the world.  They also do a deep dive into the films from which these sequels originate. 
February 26, 2021
Episode 29: Battle of the Franchises + Interview with James Bulloch
John and Jamie are joined by James Bulloch who is the singer for the hardcore punk / metal band Ringworm (from Cleveland, OH).  James is a horror tattoo artist, musician, and graphic designer involved in many different graphic design projects - all of which are horror-based. Here is a link to James' site so you can check out his stuff: Store Link HERE James elected to do a "Battle of the Franchises", where we square off to try and find the best film / franchise of all time.  8-franchises are discussed, one film is nominated from each franchise with one ultimate winner...
February 17, 2021
Episode 28: Top-10 Winter Horror Films
John and Jamie are snowed in and review a Top-10 list of their favorite winter horror films.  This list includes traditional winter horror films that any horror fan might expect, but also a variety of some lesser-known films.  Horror Dads is excited to announce the launch of their Patreon - check out the Patreon here:
February 08, 2021
Episode 27: Modern Horror Films + Interview With Anthony Petrie
John and Jamie interview the incredibly talented award-winning poster artist and designer, Anthony Petrie. Anthony most recently designed the WaxWork Records vinyl cover for Friday the 13th Part VIII, Jason Takes Manhattan. Anthony’s illustrative work interacts with all aspects of horror, and his portfolio can be viewed at: | Join the group as they discuss Modern Horror Films - they work to deconstruct horror themes, social context, and more.
January 29, 2021
Episode 26: Horror Films Inspired by Comics & Interview with Joel Herrera
John and Jamie interview the talented graphic designer and illustrator, Joel Herrera. Joel is a traditional artist with a knack for comic-book style illustration, so the group does a deep dive into Horror Films that have inspired Comic Books, and Comic Books that have inspired Horror Films. Joel is also a fellow Horror Dad, so tune in for a fun discussion on horror family-life, horror-art, and the idea of suspending realty to get away from how tough the world can be.  Check out Joel's work here:
January 19, 2021
Episode 25: Horror Movie Bar Crawl
John and Jamie bring in the New Year by piecing together their ideal Horror Movie Bar Crawl.  They recap a coast-to-coast, stop-by-stop bar crawl of their favorite bars depicted in horror movies.  They even discuss what they would drink at each location.  Grab a pint and tune in!   
January 04, 2021
Episode 24: Ensemble Casts In Horror Films + Interview With Michael Lawrence Potter
John and Jamie interview their new friend, actor Michael Lawrence Potter.  Michael starred in the 2020 Horror-Comedy Triggered (now on Amazon Prime).  The group discusses the idea of ensemble casts in horror films and explores concepts such as: horror tropes, stereotypes and cliches in the genre.  Also discussed are Michael's Top-3 horror films with ensemble casts. 
December 17, 2020
Episode 23: Top-10 Favorite Horror Shops & Retail Locations In Horror Films
Black Friday has come and gone, and the holiday season is quickly upon us.  John and Jamie discuss their Top-10 favorite shops or retail locations depicted in horror films.  The 80's, 90's, 2000's and 2010's make an appearance in this list as John and Jamie cover the shops that they love, and the prominence of these locations within the films that they are set.  This is a fun, must-listen episode! 
December 07, 2020
Episode 22: 80's Throwback Horror & Interview with Erick Kaslov and Larry Sands
Dust off your cassette tapes, untangle the wire of your walkman headphones, and lace up your Air Jordans - John and Jamie head back to the 80's while interviewing Film Makers Erick Kaslov and Larry Sands. Erick and Larry are working to fund their feature-length 80's throwback horror film, Hillsborough Road, and they discuss the project.  The group also discusses all things 80's, filmmaking, independent films, and the best of the best in 80's throwback horror.  Be kind, please rewind. 
November 19, 2020
Episode 21: Chicago Horror Films and Interview with Creepy Company
John and Jamie interview the amazing Chicago-based horror merch and apparel power-house, Creepy Company.  Joined by Jason Deuchler of Creepy Co., the group discusses all things creepy, and does a deep dive into some of the scarier history of Chicago.  Tune in for a fun interview, followed by a top-3 of some of Chicago's scariest horror films. 
November 13, 2020
Episode 20: Never Hike Alone + Top-3 Friday the 13th
John and Jamie interview Film Maker and fellow Friday the 13th super-fan, Vincente Disanti of Womp Stomp Films (  Vincente has written, directed and starred in Friday the 13th fan films, Never Hike Alone (CLICK HERE TO WATCH), and more recently Never Hike In The Snow (CLICK HERE TO WATCH).  The group covers all things Friday the 13th, discusses Vincente's amazing films, his upcoming work, and does a deep dive into Vincente's Top-3 Friday the 13th films. 
November 05, 2020
Episode 19: Halloween III
John and Jamie are joined by their friends Matt Peppler and Brian Schoof from the Post Credits podcast.  The group discusses Halloween III - Season of the Witch, which is one of John and Jamie's favorites of the Halloween franchise.  There are some disagreements, a lot of laughs, and there is a lot of discussion about what went on behind the scenes.  Obviously, Tom Atkins comes up (over and over again) as does the history of the film and way it was originally perceived by the public in 1982. 
October 22, 2020
Episode 18: Top-10 Horror Halloween Parties
It's getting close to Halloween which means spirits and...spirits!  John and Jamie cover their Top-10 Horror Halloween Parties in both film and T.V.  
October 14, 2020
Episode 17: It-Could-Happen-To-You Horror
John and Jamie interview their new friend and fellow Youngstownian, David Slebodnick who is a talented graphic artist with a passion for horror and all things spooky.  The guys talk art, beer, and horror - specifically, the types of films that make you double-check that your doors are locked at night.  The episode theme is It-Could-Happen-To-You Horror films.  This one is scary and fun - check out David's work here:
October 02, 2020
Episode 16: Our Love Letter To Fall
It's September, and as we enter the greatest season, John and Jamie are joined by a dear friend, Justin Carolyne, to discuss their favorite Fall traditions.  The group discusses Fall Food & Drink, Fall Music, Fall Decorations, Halloween Costumes, and most importantly, Horror Films.  Tune in to hear all about Halloween-time must watches and more! 
September 18, 2020
Episode 15: VHS Horror Covers & Interview with Chris Garofalo
John and Jamie interview Graphic Designer Chris Garofalo of Quilt Face Studios: - Chris is an accomplished graphic designer who has contributed to many horror projects.  The nostalgia of Horror VHS Covers guides the conversation, along with a thorough interview of Chris including his inspirations, past projects, and upcoming projects. 
September 04, 2020
Episode 14: Horror Neighbors
Summer is winding down - John and Jamie record an episode outside around the campfire and discuss the Best and Worst Neighbors in all of horror.  Suburban life is insular and feels safe - but what happens when you feel your neighbors are up to something strange?  What's more, what happens when you need to recruit a neighbor to join you on a terrifying adventure?  Tune in and listen as the Horror Dads talk through 5 films that have some great neighbors, as well as some nightmare neighbors.
August 25, 2020
Episode 13: Interview with Matt Ryan Tobin & Canadian Horror
John and Jamie interview the incredibly talented Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Singer, Matt Ryan Tobin.  Matt is an accomplished musician and graphic artist who does exciting work for major horror / fantasy / sci-fi outfits such as Mondo.  His work includes vinyl covers, apparel, posters and more - check out Matt's work: As Matt is a Canadian-based artist, the team does a deep dive into three of the best Canadian horror films.  Being massive fans of Matt's music, John and Jamie can't help but nerd out and discuss both music projects Dead and Divine and Ritual as well. 
July 28, 2020
Episode 12: Indie Horror and Interview with Stephen Tramontana
John and Jamie interview the enthusiastic and engaging Indie Horror Director and Screen Writer, Stephen Tramontana of Angry Mule Productions.  Stephen's work includes a fun B-Movie full-length called Killer Pinata (starring one of Jamie and John's best friends).  This episode delves into an underrepresented aspect of horror, which is the Independent Horror sub-genre.  There are a lot of laughs, and a lot of fun in this one.  Check out Killer Pinata on Amazon Prime!  
July 17, 2020
Episode 11: Horror Family Trees
Who says you can't choose your family? John and Jamie take an episode to build their own horror family tree - each of  them choose their favorite horror father, mother, sister, brother, son, daughter, and family pet.  
July 03, 2020
Episode 10: Interview With Paranormal Investigator Eric WIlliamson
John and Jamie are joined by the Founder of the Collective Paranormal Research Society (CPRS), Eric Williamson. The group discusses ghosts, spirits, paranormal stories, haunted locations and the top paranormal films. Tune in for some real-life horror!
June 10, 2020
Episode 9: 10 of Our Favorite Horror Houses
It's John's birthday - there are gifts exchanged, and gory amounts of horror films discussed.  John and Jamie tackle their 10 favorite Horror Houses of horror cinema and discuss their favorite room in each house.  These are done in no particular order, but a full spread of slasher / comedic / supernatural films are covered in this deep dive into some exciting horror homes. 
May 26, 2020
Episode 8: Watch-Through of 1989's 'Intruder'
Join John and Jamie for their first watch-through commentary on one of the more underrated 80's gems...Scott Spiegel's 'Intruder' from 1989 (Not The Intruder, don't Google that as you'll be sadly disappointed).  This crisp blu-ray highlights the incredible practical effects led by Greg Nicotero's group. Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, and Buce Campbell are all in the same space - and what's better than the setting of an old grocery store? Tune in, and check it out now!  
May 10, 2020
Episode 7: Horror Settings and Interview With Graphic Designer Matt Peppler
John and Jamie interview the talented Illustrator and Graphic Designer Matt Peppler and focus on the idea of Horror Film Setting and Location.  The gang covers Horror Inspiration, Horror Design / Merchandise, and Matt's most favorite Horror Settings.  We know that Characters, Setting, Plot and Conflict are important...but what rattles the cage of nostalgia more than Setting?  The answer is nothing - listen and find out why.  
April 29, 2020
Episode 6: Horror Film Scores & Interview With Composer Darren Callahan
John and Jamie are stuck in quarantine with the rest of the planet through the Coronavirus, and are fortunate to connect and discuss the shape of sound and tackle the subject of Horror Film Scores.  They discuss their favorite sounds in horror and the most influential scores and soundtracks of the decades.  They are thrilled to be joined by Darren Callahan who is an accomplished Composer, Writer and Director in the Horror Field.  
April 03, 2020
Episode 5: Friday the 13th Part I and II
Happy Friday the 13th!  John and Jamie discuss Friday the 13th Part I and Part II ON Friday the 13th.  This special episode covers all things Friday the 13th from merchandise to exciting trivia about the first two installments of one of horror's most iconic franchises.  Join us, and ki ki ki, ma ma ma!   
March 13, 2020
Episode 4: Psychological Horror & Interview with Emily Bennett
John and Jamie interview Writer, Actor, Producer and Director Emily Bennett and discuss her new film LVRS, AVAILABLE HERE.  They do a deep dive into the genre of Psychological Horror and discuss horror-inspiration, abuse, and some of the best horror films in this sub-genre.  Find out how films get made, and how the roots of psychology translate into cinema.       
February 27, 2020
Episode 3: Zombie Horror & Interview with Jay Bonansinga
Love is in the air - join John and Jamie on Valentine's Day as they discuss Zombie Horror and interview New York Times Best Selling Author, Jay Bonansinga - Author of The Walking Dead novels.  John, Jamie and Jay discuss introducing horror to their children, and dive in on all-things Zombie.  Jay discusses his history in working with legend George Romero, his affiliation with the books and The Walking Dead TV show, and covers his 3 favorite zombie films.  Interested in accessing Jay's work?  Find it here:
February 20, 2020
Episode 2: Best and Worst Dads in Horror
John and Jamie discuss the best and worst dads in horror and touch upon recent horror merchandise such as apparel, movie release, and recent horror news.
February 06, 2020
Episode 1: Ohio-Based Horror Films
Join Horror Dads John Schuler and Jamie Fabian on the Horror Dads Podcast debut as they discuss Ohio-Based horror films, recent horror merchandise, and other fun facts and exciting things.
January 24, 2020
Horror Dads Intro Teaser
Welcome to Horror Dads - Join us as we discuss balancing our love of horror with family life.  We will cover franchise favorites, horror merchandise, the artists behind the work, and horror movies of all kinds.
January 17, 2020