Colors of the Dark

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FANGORIA has teamed up with some of the leading horror genre experts to bring you COLORS OF THE DARK. Join hosts Dr. Rebekah McKendry (professor, Fangoria, writer-director) and Elric Kane (professor, Pure Cinema Podcast, filmmaker) as they take a deep look at the horror genre. Each show explores a specific part of horror history, key players, franchises, deep cut titles, important films, and interviews with some of the genres’ biggest icons. COLORS OF THE DARK PODCAST is presented by the FANGORIA Podcast Network.

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1: The History of Splatstick with Ryan Spindell
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On this first episode of Fangoria’s COLORS OF THE DARK, Elric and Bekah dig into what they have been watching this Fall. Then filmmaker Ryan Spindell joins for a discussion on the history of “splatstick,” a colloquial term for hyper-gory horror-comedy movies. Plus, there are tons of deep cuts and a NYC sleaze movie fight. It’s about to get messy.
Oct 16, 2020
PENNING TERROR with Larry Zerner
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Settle in for a brand new episode of PENNING TERROR with David Ian McKendry! David sits down (virtually) with Larry Zerner, for a fascinating discussion about legal issues and writing (and, of course, FRIDAY THE 13TH)!
May 26, 2020
OFFICE HOURS - The History of Dead Right Horror Trivia
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On this episode of Office Hours, Dr.  Rebekah McKendry talks about the history of Dead Right Horror Trivia, its importance to the horror community, and exciting new expansions to the game coming soon! 
May 21, 2020
4: NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY - Insect Horror
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry was inspired by the recent news of murder hornets to dive into horror movies focused around insects! Bekah talks about her own fascination and fondness for insects and explains why bugs and spiders scare us so much! 
May 14, 2020
OFFICE HOURS - 28 Weeks Later Zombie Walk
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On this episode of OFFICE HOURS, Dr. Rebekah McKendry talks about covering the New York City zombie walk for 28 WEEKS LATER and why it is one of her favorite experiences! 
May 07, 2020
3: NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY - Time Travel Horror with Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead and Dave Lawson
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry is joined by filmmakers Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, and Dave Lawson for a heady talk about time travel in horror and sci-fi movies. The filmmakers chat about how important time is to their movies (RESOLUTION, SPRING, THE ENDLESS), their favorite time travel theories, and much more!
Apr 30, 2020
OFFICE HOURS - FANGORIA's Trinity of Terror Convention in Vegas
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David and Rebekah McKendry recall working FANGORIA's Trinity of Terror Halloween convention in Las Vegas. As Dave puts it, it was "the best convention no one attended." Even though it may not have been a well-attended event, the McKendry's had a blast! 
Apr 23, 2020
PENNING TERROR with Ricky Bates, Jr.
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry sits down with screenwriter Ricky Bates, Jr. (EXCISION, SUBURBAN GOTHIC, TRASH FIRE) and talks how to craft eclectic characters, the refining process, and more! 
Apr 21, 2020
2: NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY - Horror Musicals!
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry mixes it up and dives into the magical (and very polarizing!) world of horror musicals! Enjoy! 
Apr 16, 2020
PENNING TERROR with Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry chats with writing and directing duo Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch (PET SEMATARY (2019), STARRY EYES) for a fascinating interview.
Apr 14, 2020
OFFICE HOURS - How the Coronavirus Will Affect Horror
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry dedicates her OFFICE HOURS to touching on how national tragedies and pandemics have affected the horror genre historically and hypothesizes how the Coronavirus might affect our horror tastes in the future! 
Apr 09, 2020
PENNING TERROR with Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry chats with writing duo Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (SUPER DARK TIMES, THE NIGHT HOUSE, THE SISTERS OF SAMHAIN) about the unique process of writing together and more! 
Apr 07, 2020
1: NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY - Video Nasties with David Gregory
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back with Season 3 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY! To kick things off, Bekah and guest David Gregory dive deep into the history of the UK's "Video Nasties" of the late 70's and 80's. 
Apr 02, 2020
4: PENNING TERROR with Mallory O'Meara
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On this episode on PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry sits down with Mallory O'Meara, author of the fascinating book The Lady From the Black Lagoon! 
Mar 31, 2020
3: PENNING TERROR with Paul Tremblay
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry sits down with writer Paul Tremblay! Paul is the author of The Cabin at the End of the World, Disappearance at Devil's Rock, A Head Full of Ghosts, and more! 
Mar 27, 2020
2: PENNING TERROR with Simon Barrett
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, host David Ian McKendry sits down with Simon Barrett (YOU'RE NEXT, A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, V/H/S, THE GUEST) to discuss his career journey and his own writing process! 
Mar 17, 2020
1: PENNING TERROR with Richard Stanley
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On this episode of PENNING TERROR, David Ian McKendry sits down with auteur Richard Stanley. They talk adapting H.P. Lovecraft and more! 
Mar 10, 2020
Introducing PENNING TERROR with David Ian McKendry
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We have a very special treat for you while you wait for Season 3 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY: A brand new podcast by David Ian McKendry! On each episode of PENNING TERROR, David dives deep into the art of screenwriting with special guests Richard Stanley, Simon Barrett, Mallory O'Mara, Paul Tremblay, and more! Learn the tricks of the trade and enjoy this thorough look at that crucial first step: putting pen to paper. 
Mar 09, 2020
Office Hours - Finding Fango
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On this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry talks about how she landed a job at Fango and why it's important to follow your dreams! 
Feb 13, 2020
8: Live from Panic Fest: Micro-budgets with Mr. A.J. Bowen!
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On this special episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest A.J. Bowen talk about working with micro-budgets and how YOU can make your own movie! 
Feb 06, 2020
Office Hours - The Tale of Mistress Bekah
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On this episode of OFFICE HOURS, Dr. Rebekah McKendry reveals the details about the first and last appearance of "Mistress Bekah" and explains why it's a story about always being true to yourself. 
Jan 30, 2020
7: Tech Horror
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets technical about tech horror--starting with Frankenstein and beyond! 
Jan 23, 2020
Office Hours - Face Your Fears
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On the first Office Hours episode of 2020, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gets real about why horror fans love to be scared and how horror movies can help us conquer our fears. 
Jan 09, 2020
6: Lovecraft Horror
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest Graham Skipper dive into the depths of Lovecraft Horror for a very merry Cthulhu-mas episode! 
Dec 19, 2019
Office Hours - Issue SNAFU
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry recounts what happens when a printing issue would occur at FANGORIA. What can go wrong, will go wrong! 
Dec 12, 2019
5: Found Footage Fête
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry goes all in on found footage movies. 
Dec 05, 2019
Office Hours - The Evolution of the Fango Cover
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On this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry was prompted by the recent Fango cover drop of issue #6 featuring VFW to discuss the evolution of Fango's cover selection and reveal process! 
Nov 21, 2019
4: One Percent Horror
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry is joined by Elric Kane (Shockwaves, Pure Cinema Podcast) to discuss what Elric has coined "One Percent Horrors." Listen as Rebekah and Elric analyze the social and political commentary embedded in horror movies. 
Nov 14, 2019
Office Hours - The Origin of Gorezone
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry discusses the origin of FANGORIA-sister publication GOREZONE. GOREZONE championed the more extreme and independent splatter movies and has it's own interesting creation story. 
Nov 07, 2019
3: Gore Galore!
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Just in time for Halloween, Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back from meeting horror fans at conventions across the country and she has a bloody good episode for ya. Rebekah gets into the guts and gravy of all kinds of gore! 
Oct 31, 2019
Office Hours - The Death of the Video Store
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On this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry walks us through her documentation of the death of the video store, making the switch to streaming, and her prized collection of tapes and DVD's. 
Oct 10, 2019
2: Exploring the Crypt of Cult Media
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry dives into the history of cult media, midnight screenings, and what defines a movie as a "cult classic." 
Oct 03, 2019
Office Hours - The Haunt Tour
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Just in time for the Halloween season, Dr. Rebekah McKendry discusses the time FANGORIA sent her to tour the best haunted attractions in America. Get out there and experience some haunted houses! 
Sep 26, 2019
1: The History of the Haunt
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Class is back in session!  Dr. Rebekah McKendry is back with Season 2 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY just in time for Halloween season. Rebekah dives into the earliest incarnations of haunted attractions (think corpses being shocked with electricity in public in the 1800's) and why we still cannot escape the allure of gore. 
Sep 19, 2019
Office Hours - Deep Cuts
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On this season finale of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry discusses the importance of those forgotten horror gems, the deep cuts, that we all love to share and bring attention to. 
Aug 22, 2019
8: Nightmare University - The Hellraiser Legacy with Ashley Laurence
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On this season finale episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry walks us through a passionate discourse on her favorite horror franchise: the HELLRAISER series. AND the amazing Ashley Laurence joins Rebekah to discuss her history with the franchise and shares some amazing behind-the scenes stories.  Season 2 of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY is coming soon, so keep your ears peeled! 
Aug 15, 2019
Office Hours - Rebekah's First Weekend of Horrors
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On this episode of Office Hours, Rebekah recalls her first experience working a FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors convention! 
Aug 08, 2019
7: Nightmare University - Heavy Metal Horror
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"Rock's chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse!" Dr. Rebekah McKendry is joined by Brandon Small (Metalocalypse) and her metal-head husband David McKendry to talk about the incredible sub-genre of the heavy metal horrors of the 1980's! 
Aug 01, 2019
Office Hours - Dee Snider's Birthday
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On this episode of OFFICE HOURS, Dr. Rebekah McKendry talks about her time working on FANGORIA Radio and recounts the show where host Dee Snider missed his own birthday bash and she had to improvise with an inflatable sex doll! 
Jul 25, 2019
6: Nightmare University - Naughty Nuns
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On this episode of NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gives us a secular lesson on Nunsploitation! Partly based on an article she wrote for FANGORIA Magazine 10 years ago, this dissertation explores this niche sub-genre in fascinating depth. Rebekah explains where her love of Nunsploitation originated from, defining the exploitation movies of the 1970's, historical figures that inspired this obsession with nuns doing naughty things, and of course, she dives into Häxan, Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun, and more! 
Jul 18, 2019
Office Hours - FANGORIA's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
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On this week's OFFICE HOURS, Dr. Rebekah McKendry talks about how the book "Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen: A Celebration of the World's Most Unheralded Fright Flicks" opened up her horror world and gave her a deeper appreciation of unsung horror gems even before she worked for Fango! 
Jul 11, 2019
5: Nightmare University - Bad Granny! Exploring Hagsploitation
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No, Grandma, No!  Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest David Del Valle discuss the fascinating world of the horror sub-genre: Hagsploitation! 
Jun 27, 2019
Office Hours - Rocking with GWAR
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On this bonus episode, Dr. Rebekah McKendry remembers interviewing heavy metal band GWAR for FANGORIA and how that led to her producing and directing a GWAR music video, her friendship with vocalist Dave Brockie, and being sacrificed on stage at a show! 
Jun 20, 2019
4: Nightmare University - A Treatise on Torture
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On this episode of Nightmare University, Dr. Rebekah McKendry delivers a treatise on torture in horror movies.  Rebekah gets deep in the guts of the works of Herschell Gordon Lewis, the Saw and Hostel franchises, and how "torture porn" affects us on a deeper level than we may realize. 
Jun 13, 2019
Office Hours - The Most Successful FANGORIA Subscription Drive
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In this episode of Office Hours, Dr. Rebekah McKendry recounts the story of the most successful FANGORIA subscription drive she managed and how it all started with a ton of Tartan Asia Extreme DVD's on her front lawn. 
Jun 06, 2019
3: Nightmare University - Haunted House Horrors
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry and guest Jared Rivet (Jakals) get academic on the origins of haunted house stories and the gold-standard "haunted house" movies from 1976-1982. 
May 30, 2019
Office Hours - The FANGORIA Files
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry fondly remembers scouring the FANGORIA files, finding horror artifacts that she never thought existed, organizing the folders after moving disasters (multiple times!), and the new FANGORIA headquarters in Dallas, TX. 
May 23, 2019
2: Nightmare University - Defining the Horror Genre
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On this week’s NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, Dr. Rebekah McKendry gives an academic crash course on "genre" and how the concept of “horror” is defined within it.  NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY presented on the FANGORIA Podcast Network
May 16, 2019
Office Hours - FANGORIA and TRICK 'R TREAT
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Dr. Rebekah McKendry introduces OFFICE HOURS, a bi-weekly bonus episode companion to NIGHTMARE UNIVERSITY, where she shares her favorite memories from her 15+ years at FANGORIA.  This episode of OFFICE HOURS is dedicated to a very special TRICK 'R TREAT screening that left an indelible mark.
May 09, 2019
1: Nightmare University - The Year of Aquatic Horrors
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On this week’s Nightmare University, Rebekah is joined by Josh Miller and Stephen Scarlata (co-hosts of the Best Movies Never Made podcast) for a deep dive into the Aquatic Horrors of 1989\. The discussion includes THE ABYSS, LEVIATHAN, DEEP STAR SIX, THE EVIL BELOW, LORDS OF THE DEEP, THE RIFT, PLANKTON, and more!   Nightmare University presented on the FANGORIA Podcast Network
May 02, 2019
FANGORIA Presents Nightmare University with Dr. Rebekah McKendry
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Coming soon on the FANGORIA Podcast Network!
Apr 27, 2019