The Shadow Hour Archive – Horror expert Professor Griffin talks about what scares us 6/24/2009

The Shadow HourUPDATE: 4/19/2015  This marked my first conversation with Joseph Fotinos, who portrayed horror host, Professor Griffin. Joseph is deeply passionate about horror and we share a lot of similar tastes. We ended up going into extra innings, with me trying to get the broadcasting tool to grant us more time on the fly… something I had never tried before. [Chris Walden]

Photo of Professor Grifinn with a canister of film spinning on top of his headTV horror host, Professor Griffin, talks to us about the history of horror and what scares us.  He is a treasure chest of horror film knowledge and should have some fun stories about the past, present and future of horror.

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 - GlassicismThe  opening and closing themes for the Shadow Hour are from the piece Glassy Shadows by Adam Certamin Bownik and is available on Jamendo.

 

The Shadow Hour Archive – Chris Brethwaite, near death experiences – 6/17/2009

Check out the International Association for Near-Death Studies at their web site: http://www.iands.org/

 


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The  opening and closing themes for the Shadow Hour are from the piece Glassy Shadows by Adam Certamin Bownik and is available on Jamendo.

The Shadow Hour Archive – Jason Offutt and Shadow People – 6/10/2009

The Shadow HourUPDATE: 6/1/2014  This episode marks my first conversation with Jason Offutt, discussing his book DARKNESS WALKS: The Shadow People Among Us. This is an area of the paranormal that I find truly disturbing. I understand that psychology and physiology have various explanations for the things that people see, but there is something one hears in people’s personal experiences that doesn’t feel like a simply mistaken perception.  This episode has a few chills, even today.

Chris Walden

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The Shadow Hour Archive – Vampires Among Us – 6/3/2009

Shadow Hour logoUPDATE: 5/8/2014  I went to a gathering of weird magicians in Connecticut. It was a wonderful time making the acquaintance of others who, like me, were working to make entertainment for people who carry Halloween in their hearts all year round. One of them was a striking figure. Long, dark hair and pale skin, he performed under the name of Vlad and easily made you believe that he was a creature of the night… not of this world.

Vlad was (and is) a really nice guy and has always been very supportive of me. When I found out that his interest in vampires was more than merely theatrical, I knew I had to have him on The Shadow Hour. We set it up and I had my very own interview with a vampire! I learned a lot in talking with Vlad. He was patient with my ignorance as I stumbled into the understanding that there is always a basis in truth to the tales and legends. I learned about the people who consider themselves to be vampires and who act on it. I’m deeply grateful that he took the time and opened up as much as he did about something that is deeply personal.  I hope you enjoy revisiting it.

Chris Walden

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