Thursday, October 30, 2008

Scary Stories for Halloween

All Hallow's Eve is almost upon us, and so it's the perfect time to snuggle up with your iPod (or computer) and listen to a scary story.

The Pseudopod horror podcast is a great place to start. They've had several recent episodes that feature horror with a biological bent:
You can listen to all of Scot Sigler's novel Infected. The premise via Amazon.com:
In Sigler's riveting horror thriller, alien seeds from outer space infect a number of unlucky humans, who develop some unusual symptoms—itchy, blue triangular growths on their skin—that eventually result in the carriers becoming screaming, homicidal maniacs.
Head to Scott Siglers site for more podcasts, including Nocternal and The Crypt.

Slice of SciFi points out that today is the 70th anniversary of the radio broadcast of "War of the Worlds". You can listen (or download the MP3) to the original show at The Mercury Theatre on the Air.

And if you want a bit more science, Nate at AboutSF was on the Walt Bodine show at KCUR radio this morning talking about supernatural fiction and the psychology of fear. Listen to the Walt Bodine show podcast.

Top Image: Find out how to make your own biohazard suit costume at Instructables.
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1 comment:

Scott Sigler said...

Peggy, thanks for the listing! I'd also like to let you know that the sequel to INFECTED, called CONTAGIOUS, is on sale now. Free chapters in audio and PDF form are available at www.scottsigler.com/contagious