{Scary’s Voices} Sound Bites: This weeks recommended horror podcasts.

Scary’s Voices – Sound Bites

Week Ending 21st May 2021

Welcome back to Sound Bites where I highlight the best horror podcasts I’ve heard through the week. If you’re looking for content to haunt your earbuds, these podcasts are just what you need.

My Scream of the Week goes to:

Don’t Watch This Film

I spend a lot of time watching movies, and even though I’m normally on the lookout for cinematic masterpieces I find myself drawn to ridiculously bad horror movies. So, when I saw Don’t Watch This Film, a podcast dedicated to the worst horror films, I had to check it out.

At first, I was expecting a bash-fest, but as I listened to hosts Adam and Tia dissect films such as Zombeavers and Velocipastor, I felt I had found my people. These hosts take an interesting and thoughtful approach to discuss bad movies by examining how budgets were used, the structure of scripts, quality of acting, and overall bizarre concepts.

Adam and Tia aren’t out to rip these films apart but aren’t trying to convince anyone they’re worth watching either. Based on what I heard, these hosts have a firm grasp on what makes good cinema and use it to break down films into what was done well, what could be improved, and speculation on the filmmaker’s intent. During the episodes, they clearly identify who would be entertained by these movies and who may want to steer clear of them, which is at the heart of their mission to “watch some of the worst horror movies in history so you don’t have to.”

Fans of B-Horror movies will get a kick out of this podcast and quickly find which movies they’ll want to add to their viewing list and which ones to skip. New episodes drop every week, with runtimes around an hour each. Don’t Watch This Film is available on most podcast platforms, or you can find them on Anchor

Shiver-Worthy Runner-Up:

Wyrd Transmissions

Coming to you from Salem, MA is Wyrd Transmissions, a podcast bringing you interviews with authors, musicians, and other dark artists. Host Curtis M. Lawson engages his guests in terrific conversations about their creative process, inspirations, and influences, as well as life lessons through their careers.

This week I listened to Episode 50 with horror author Christa Carmen, Episode 51 with Danzig’s bassist Eerie Von, and Episode 52 with weird fiction author Matthew M. Bartlett. All three were fantastic and flowed like natural conversations rather than a structured interview. But Lawson has a firm grip of where he wants the discussions to go and deftly guides the episodes to be informative as well as entertaining.

These easy listening and insightful conversations are perfect for anyone interested in the darker side of art. Episodes range from 1 to 2 hours. Wyrd Transmissions is available on most podcast platforms or find them on Speaker

That’s a wrap for this week’s Sound Bites!

As always, thanks so much to the awesome podcast listeners and creators who have been sending me terrific recommendations. Keep them coming via the comments section below, or direct messaging on Twitter or Instagram (links below). I can’t promise I’ll enjoy every podcast you throw my way, but I’ll give everyone a fair shot.

Remember, I’m all about scary things and spooky podcasts are what I’m after. Content focused on reviewing horror movies and horror books, true paranormal encounters, facts about cryptids, true crimes, and original scary stories are exactly what I want to hear.

Can’t wait to listen to all the dark podcasts you fine fiends suggest, and I hope you’ll join me next Friday for more Sound Bites.

J.A. Sullivan

J. A. Sullivan is a horror writer and paranormal enthusiast, based in Brantford, ON, Canada. Attracted to everything non-horror folks consider strange, she’s spent years as a paranormal investigator, has an insatiable appetite for serial killer information, and would live inside a library if she could.

As curator of “Scary’s Voices” on Kendall Reviews, an article series reviewing horror podcasts, Sullivan loves listening to all things spooky. If you have a horror podcast recommendation, let her know.

On top of contributing short stories to Kendall Reviews, her fiction has appeared in Don’t Open the Door (2019), It Came From The Darkness (2020), and she acted as an assistant editor for Black Dogs, Black Tales (2020). Other spooky tales and updates on her writing journey can be found on her blog.

You can follow J. A. on Twitter @ScaryJASullivan

Check out her blog https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

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