Staring Into the Abyss: A Podcast - Episode 1: The Night They Missed The Horror Show

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It’s official - Staring Into The Abyss is live and spreading out in the wild!

In the summer of 2019, Signal Horizon reviewer Scott Kemper set out to create a horror-centric podcast, Staring Into the Abyss. Joining him in this venture are High Fever Books reviewer Matt Brandenburg and myself, author Michael Patrick Hicks, founder of High Fever Books.

Each episode of this bi-weekly podcast features a round-table discussion between us three chatting about the latest in horror films, television, games, and literature, before taking part in a spoiler-filled talk about our story of the week. Think of it as a book club in podcast format. Episode one debuted on Sunday, Oct. 6, and in it we discus the debut of Shudder’s original series, Creepshow, and Joe R. Lansdale’s classic short story “The Night They Missed The Horror Show.”

Frankly, the release of Staring Into The Abyss is long overdue. We had hoped to debut back in July, had even begun teasing it over the 4th of July holiday, and had gotten nearly six episodes recorded before encountering a number of technical difficulties. Long story short, Scott’s computer died and we lost his end of all those recordings, making it impossible to put together a complete episode. He is the show’s host, after all! Once we were ready to start again, my microphone died. We were also forced to move our conversations to Skype, which was probably the biggest saving grace during our summer of show-related disasters. We’ve done a soft reboot, rebuilt the show from the ground up and have, again, built up a nice little backlog of episodes in the can to begin unveiling for your listening pleasure.

In fact, you can listen to our show right here, right now.

Staring Into The Abyss is also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Libsyn.

Follow Staring Into The Abyss on Twitter @intostaring

Scott Kemper: @Rudy53088

Matt Brandenburg: @brandenburgdm

Michael Patrick Hicks: @MikeH5856

The theme music, "Insidious," was created by Purple Planet Music and is used here under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0.