UPDATE: 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]
TV 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.
UPDATE: 4/26/2015 I don’t recall precisely, but I think this was a case where a guest was pointed toward me. Chris had some fascinating information about NDE’s including some food for sceptical thought. [Chris Walden]
What happens when we die? There are many who say that they have had a glimpse of what lies beyond. Chris Brethwaite who runs the Kansas City chapter for the International Association for Near-Death Studies. He’ll share some of these remarkable tales and what we have learned about the moment of death.
UPDATE: 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.
UPDATE: 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.