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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

With the popularity of the Dad and his Weird Freinds Book Podcast on the rise, I’ve had a few people mention to me that they wished we had a message board or some place like that so people could hang out and talk about books. I tried something like that on Goodreads back when the show first started, but it wasn’t easy to find and kind of clunky in general. I.e. It never took off! So, I’m hoping the integration and ease of use (and access to most people) of a Facebook group helps to bridge the gap. So….

I introduce you to the Dad and his Weird Friends Book Club on Facebook! Follow the handy link there or just search for “Dad and his Weird Friends’ in groups and you’ll be all set. Per the tag I put on the group:

This is the online home for the Dad and his Weird Friends Podcast! This group is not just for discussing the episodes or the books discussed in the episodes! This group is for geeking out on books in general! Like to read? Like sci-fi, fantasy, horror and books in general? This is the place to talk about it!

So again…it’s not just for talking about the show….it’s just for talking about the love of books, reading, comics and all that good stuff. Come join, play nice, have fun!

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Monday, February 20th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

This coming weekend, Derek, Scott and myself will be sitting down to discuss the excellent (and Ingrid Pitt-Tastic) “Vampire Lovers” over at 1951 Down Place. This was one of my first and favorite Hammer flicks, so I’m pretty excited!

P.S. I won’t lie…Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith play a significant part in why I love this movie!


Over at Bloody Good Horror, things are cooking as we get close to episode #200! (We’re like…3 weeks away!) Our latest episode, #197 – Chronicle just hit the tubes this morning, so be sure to check that out! Tonight we’ll be sitting down to dig into Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, so be sure to watch for that next week!

Since we’re recording, you can always feel free to ask questions for the show by using the #askBGH hastag on Twitter!


The Dad and his Weird Friends Podcast is going great! Right now, you can check out Episode #7 where I sit down with Mike Chiseck from Night of the Living Podcast and discuss The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. It’s a good ep and should be on the free feed for another week!

This week, I’ll be recording the next episode and it’s an exciting one. For the first time, I’ll have be doing an author interview for the show instead of a book discussion! I’ll be sitting down with Jesse Petersen, the author of the great “Living With the Dead” series! It’s my first inteviews, so I’m a little nervous! I think it’s going to turn out pretty great though!

For those of you who don’t know, the contact for Dad and his Weird Friends is Casey@BloodyGoodHorror.com, so if you have questions or comments, shoot them over there!


A little birdie tells me that starting this week, you might start hearing me pop up on the Mail Order Zombie Podcast this week. The rumor has it that I may start doing some Zombie book reviews for their show and it might turn into a regular thing. If I told you that my first review was for David Moody’s “Autumn”, I might have to turn you into one of the undead horde!

(The new episode comes out this Thursday, check it out and let me know what you think of the new segment!)


Sometime here in the near future, I’ll be hanging out with Louis Fowler over on Damaged Viewing, which is always a blast. I love action flicks, comedies, thrillers and all that good stuff, so it’s always fun to talk stuff non-horror with Louis! (Louis good for keeping me on my toes too!) As I’m sure you can imagine, I’ll be sure to let you know what movies we’ll be talking about as soon as we iron out the details.

Beyond that, who knows where I’ll show up! Need a guest for your podcast, hit me up! I’m always down for podcasting of some sort! You can reach me at casey@bloodygoodhorror.com or through Twitter (@CaseyBGH)!

Kudo’s to Con-Buddy Ken who dubbed me with the ‘CPC’ on my birthday, or “The Criswell Podcast Corporation”! Corporation sounds a little stuffy though, so this week, we’ll experiment with ‘Compound’ :D

Until next time…..Buh Bye.


Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

Last week, word drifted through to us that one Mr. Nigel Burton had written an article on podcasts for The Northern Echo, a newspaper in England. In the article, he spoke of two podcasts that he enjoyed, the The B Movie Cast and our own 1951 Down Place! The article was full of high praise and as you can imagine, made our day!

The 1951 Down Place podcast is perhaps even more hardcore. Even the title – Down Place was the name of the house on the banks of the Thames that became Bray Studios – would be a mystery to casual subscribers. Recorded on a monthly-basis each show examines on a single Hammer Film in great detail. It’s not as amusing as the B-Moviecast, but 1951 Down Place is high professional – easily the equal of a commercial station – and required listening for British horror fans.

We three Americans, talking about British Horror Films, being declared required listening for British Horror Fans…by a British man himself? That’s high praise indeed! Nigel, if you ever come across this blog post? Thanks a bunch, your kind words made Derek, Scott and I all feel pretty spectacular.

As a final note, we found at last night this story went out in their print edition as well! Scans are linked below!

Cover Article

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

Last year saw the first nomination for the Bloody Good Horror Podcast in the ‘Best Horror Multimedia (Audio or Podcast)’ category and it was a pretty great honor. We worked long and hard on the show, so it felt pretty great to be honest. This past Sunday, the nominees for the Rondo Hatton Awards were posted and the Bloody Good Horror Podcast was nominated once again! Two years in a row? Not too shabby indeed!

The real surprise came when I saw my shows in the list, twice.

That’s right, after only 5 episodes, the 1951 Down Place podcast was nominated for “Best Horror Multimedia” as well! The comments we’ve gotten on the show have been nothing but positive and to have a nomination so soon after starting is pretty mind blowing!

So, if you’re inclined to do so, they’ll be taking ballots at the Rondo Awards until April 1st. This is an email process, and you do not have to vote in every category! So when you see the monster list of nominations, don’t worry if you don’t know what half of it is! The podcasts can be found in category #23, and all details can be found at the official Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards site!

As to the matter of voting for the Bloody Good Horror Podcast of the 1951 Down Place? I’ll leave that entirely up to you. I’m partial to both of them!

P.S. Fair warning: If the Dad and his Weird Friends Book Podcast gets nominated for anything? I’ll be running the risk of being positively full of myself!

Wednesday, February 01st, 2012 | Author: Casey Criswell

Tomorrow night, I’ll be on the Bloody Good Horror Livestream taking questions, rambling listlessly and making a spectacle of myself in general!

As we lead up to the 200th episode of the Bloody Good Horror Podcast, we’ve been making an effort to go each of us on Livestream so you can get to know all of us a little better. After Eric, Joe and Mark had their fill, now it’s my turn! Feel free to come by and chat about movies, books, TV or whatever!

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