TerrorNova: A Horror Podcast
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TerrorNova: A Horror PodcastMay 23, 2023
EP 101: Black Swan vs. Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue summary: A pop singer gives up her career to become an actress, but she slowly goes insane when she starts being stalked by an obsessed fan and what seems to be a ghost of her past.
Black Swan: Nina is a talented but unstable ballerina on the verge of stardom. Pushed to the breaking point by her artistic director and a seductive rival, Nina's grip on reality slips, plunging her into a waking nightmare.
EP 100: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)
Summary: Camp Manabe is where kids torment each other but people soon start turning up dead.
Ep 99: Idle Hands (1999)
Summary: A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.
EP 98: Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Summary: When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
EP 97: Madoka Magica (2011)
Summary: A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called “witches.” However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.
EP 96: The Old Ways (2020)
Feat Ruddy Mejia @see_obscure on Instagram.
Terror Talk with Xero Gravity
We interview content creator, Xero Gravity.
EP 95: Black Mirror 15 Million Merits
Summary: In a world where people's lives consist of riding exercise bikes to gain credits, Bing tries to help a woman get on to a singing competition show.
EP 94: His House (2020)
Summary: A refugee couple makes a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then they struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town that has an evil lurking beneath the surface.
Terror Talk with Horror Researcher and Lecturer, Marisa De La Pena
The host talk to Horror Researcher and Lecturer, Marisa De La Pena.
EP 93: Atlanta: “Teddy Perkins” (2018)
EP 92: Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Summary: When Countess Marya Zaleska appears in London, mysterious events occur leading Dr. Von Helsing to believe the Countess must be a vampire.
EP 91: The Crow (1994)
Summary: A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.
Terror Talk with Shea McGee
The hosts talk to author Shea McGee
Terror Talk with Amira, Founder of Horror Chromatic
The hosts talk to returning guest, Amira.
EP 90: Halloweentown (1998)
Summary: When a young girl living with her secret witch mother learns she too is a witch, she must help her witch grandmother save Halloweentown from evil forces.
EP 89: The Twilight Zone: The Masks
Summary: Wealthy Jason Foster is dying and he invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he specially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance.
EP 88: Carrie (1976)
Summary: Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Feat. Nina James, The Wandering Reader. (https://www.instagram.com/the_wandering_reader/)
Terror Talk with Nina James, The Wandering Reader
The hosts talk to Nina James, The Wandering Reader.
EP 87: Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland (1995)
Summary: When the Morris family becomes lost during a road trip, they stumble upon an amusement park called Horrorland. The kids, Lizzy and Luke, love the place at first, but soon realize it is more sinister than it seems.
EP 86: Death Note (2006)
An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.
EP 85: Little Monsters (2019)
Summary: A washed-up musician teams up with a teacher and a kids'-show personality to protect young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies.
EP 84: Eerie Indiana: ForeverWare (1991)
Summary: Marshall and his family are welcomed to their new hometown by Betty Wilson who encourages Marshall's mom to buy ForeverWare - a special type of plastic container guaranteed to keep anything fresh forever.
Terror Talk with Violet Castro
Join us as we interview latina horror writer V. Castro. We discuss her success, what inspired her to write horror content, and goals for the future.
EP 83: The Mummy (1999)
Summary: At an archaeological dig in the ancient city of Hamunaptra, an American serving in the French Foreign Legion accidentally awakens a mummy who begins to wreak havoc as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love.
EP 82: Hellraiser (1987)
Summary: A woman discovers the newly resurrected, partially formed, body of her brother-in-law. She starts killing for him to revitalize his body so he can escape the demonic beings that are pursuing him after he escaped their sadistic underworld.
Terror Talk with Kyasia Fields
EP 81: Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (2009)
Summary: Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.
EP 80: Mayhem (2017)
Summary: A virus spreads through an office complex causing white-collar workers to act out their worst impulses.
EP 79: What We Do In The Shadows (2014)
Summary: Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are vampires who are struggling with the mundane aspects of modern life, like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs, and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
Terror Talk with Malissa White
In this TerrorTalk episode, we interview horror comic writer and editor Malissa White. We discuss how her love for horror became her muse for her writing and her up-and-coming comic, Nightmare.
Malissa White can be found at
EP 78: Hush (2016)
Summary: A deaf and mute writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears at her window.
EP 77: Candyman (1992)
Summary: The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
Feat. Gamer/performing artist Jojo
EP 76: The People Under The Stairs (1991)
Summary: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
EP 75: Blacula (1972)
Summary: An ancient African prince, turned into a vampire by Dracula himself, finds himself in modern Los Angeles.
EP 74: Alien (1979)
Summary: After a space merchant vessel receives an unknown transmission as a distress call, one of the crew is attacked by a mysterious life form and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. Feat. Horror Author, Shea McGee
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Terror Talk with Austin James (Director of the film, “Who's with Me?”)
EP 73: Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995)
Summary: The aftermath of the Oxygen Destroyer brings forth Destoroyah, a beast intent on killing Godzilla, who is on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
EP 72: State of the Horror Union Vol. 2
TerrorNova and their guest JoJo reflect on the horror genre from 2021 and what to look forward to in 2022.
Bonus EP 2021 Wrap up
The hosts do a quick overview of the year and what's to come.
EP 71: Child's Play (1988)
Summary: A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.
Feat Amira from “Horror Chromatic” (https://www.horrorchromatic.com/)
EP 70: The Shining (1980)
Summary: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
EP 69: Interview with a vampire (1994)
Summary: A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.
EP 68: Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)
EP 67: Blood Quantum (2019)
Summary: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'kmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague.
EP 66: Trickster (2020)
Summary: Jared is an Indigenous teen struggling to keep his dysfunctional family above water. When he starts seeing strange things - talking ravens, doppelgängers, skin monsters - his already chaotic life is turned upside down.
EP 65: Chambers (2019)
Summary: A woman survives a heart transplant and begins to develop different personality traits.
EP 64: Addams Family Values (1993)
Summary: The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved Uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.
EP 63: Hocus Pocus (1993)
Summary: A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
EP 62: Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
Summary: The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.
EP 61: The Witch (2015)
Summary: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic, and possession.
EP 60: Thriller (1983)
Summary: A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now.
EP 59: Religion in Horror
(Disclaimer: This topic episode is of no means trying to disrespect one person's religion or beliefs, apologies for those who may feel offended.)
TerrorNova discusses a sensitive topic and trope seen in horror for decades, religion. Tune in as they discuss the different uses religion plays in horror films.
EP 58: The Orphanage (2007)
Summary: A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.
EP 57: Rec (2007)
Summary: A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.
Feat. Marisa De La Pena (https://www.instagram.com/marisa.de.la.pena/)
EP 56: La llorona (2019)
Summary: An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.
Featuring Violet Castro (https://www.instagram.com/vlatinalondon/)
EP 55: The Fly (1986)
Summary: A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Feat. Kyasia Fields (https://www.instagram.com/vlatinalondon/)
EP 54: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Summary: Mary Shelley reveals the main characters of her novel survived: Dr. Frankenstein, goaded by an even madder scientist, builds his monster a mate.
EP 53: The Witches (1990)
Summary: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
EP 52: The Monster Squad (1987)
Summary: A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.
EP 51: Black Sunday (1960)
Summary: A vengeful witch and her fiendish servant return from the grave and begin a bloody campaign to possess the body of the witch's beautiful look-alike descendant, with only the girl's brother and a handsome doctor standing in her way.
EP 50: Summer Kills
TerrorNova discusses movies that are set in summer and how summer fun can be very deadly.
EP 49: House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Summary: A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.
EP 48: Ghost Shark (2013)
Summary: When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport.
EP 47: Jaws (1975)
Summary: When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.
Feat. Thaddeus (https://www.fanatikproductions.com)
EP 46: Get Out (2017)
Summary: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Feat. Girl That's Scary podcast (https://www.girlthatsscary.com)
EP 45: Spiral (2019)
Summary: A same-sex couple move to a small town to enjoy a better quality of life and raise their daughter with strong social values. But when neighbors throw a very strange party, nothing is as it seems in their picturesque neighborhood.
EP 44: Ju-On: The Grudge (2002)
EP 43: Psycho (1960)
Summary: A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
EP 42: Train to Busan (2016)
Summary: While a zombie virus breaks out in South Korea, passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.
EP 41: Castlevania (2017)
EP 40: Foreign Films
TerrorNova discusses foreign films and the importance they have within the horror community.
EP 39: Horror in Anime
TerrorNova discusses the topic of Horror seen in the eyes of anime and manga. What makes anime/manga horror and how far are creators willing to go in order to scare us!
Feat guest: Vanessa Mendoza
EP 38: Audition (1999)
Summary: A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
EP 37: Black Christmas (1974)
Movie summary: During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
EP 36: Kids Bop of Horror
Jackie and Kendell discuss thier childhood memories as they dive into horror films designed for children.
EP 35: Jennifer's Body (2009)
EP 34: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)
Movie Summary: A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.
EP 33: The Moth Diaries (2011)
Movie Summary: Rebecca is suspicious of Ernessa, the new arrival at her boarding school. But is Rebecca just jealous of Ernessa's bond with Lucie, or does the new girl truly possess a dark secret?
EP 32: Feminism in Horror
In this special episode co-host Jackie, along with a roundtable of guests discuss the topic of feminism as seen in horror. The aspects of women in horror that need to change and be more inclusive.
Editor/Comic Writer/Horror author Malissa White
Horror/Erotica author Violet Castro
Special Effects artist Kyasia Fields
EP 31: Black Mirror: White Bear (2013)
EP 30: Ringu (1998)
Summary: A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.
Feat. Amira Krista, Founder & Head Editor Horror Chromatic.
EP 29: Scream (1996)
EP 28: Ares (2020)
Summary: An Amsterdam student joins a secret society that has been around since the Dutch Golden Age, but must decide how far she is willing to go to rise up the ranks.
EP 27: Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Summary: A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
EP 26: Night Of The Living Dead (1990)
Movie Summary: When the unburied dead return to life and seek human victims, seven refugees seek shelter in a house in the Pennsylvanian countryside, but the group is at odds as to how they should deal with the situation.
Feat. Shea McGee
EP 25: Attack the Block (2011)
Summary: A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.
EP 24: Tales From The Hood (1995)
Feat. Pierre Williams (http://gnphotodesign.com)
EP 23: Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Feat. Danny Shaw, The Business Grind (https://businessgrindshow.com)
EP 22: State Of The Horror Union Vol. 1
Feat. Karima, https://karima.digital
EP 21: Saw (2004)
Movie Summary: Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, and soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Feat. Cam Perry, Between Two Divs Podcast: https://www.betweentwodivs.com
EP 20: Are You Afraid of The Dark: S5 E1: The Tale of Dead Man's Float (1995)
Bonus Ep: 2020 Wrap Up
Jackie and Kendell reflect and talk about 2020 and the good times to come in 2021.
EP 19: Queen of the Damned (2002)
EP 18: Gremlins (1984)
EP 17: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Movie Summary: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
EP 16: Horror in Video Games
EP 15: From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Summary: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.
EP 14: Pet Sematary (1989)
EP 13: Blade (1998)
EP 12: The Thing (1982)
EP 11: The “Token” Trope
For those unfamiliar with this phrase, the “Token” is the term used for a single minority in a film.
EP 10: Vampires vs. The Bronx (2020)
EP 09: Halloween (1978)
Movie Summary: Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
EP 08: Trick 'r Treat (2007)
Movie Summary: Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.
EP 07: The “Final Girl” Trope
EP 06: Summer of ‘84 (2018)
Summary: After suspecting that their police officer neighbor is a serial killer, a group of teenage friends spend their summer spying on him and gathering evidence, but as they get closer to discovering the truth, things get dangerous.
EP 05: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)
Summary: When a small town is invaded by aliens from outer space who are capturing and killing the townspeople, no one takes them seriously. Why? The aliens all look like circus clowns, use weapons that look clown like, and all have painted on smiles. Only a few of the young people in the town realize the danger and of course no one believes them. Armed with an ice cream truck they try and rescue their friends.
EP 04: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
On this episode of “TerrorNova,” Jackie and Kendell review the 1984 film “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American slasher film written and directed by Wes Craven, and produced by Robert Shaye. It is the first installment in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series and stars Heather Langenkamp, John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger, and Johnny Depp in his film debut. The plot concerns four teenagers living on one street in the fictitious town of Springwood, Ohio, who are invaded and killed in their dreams, and thus killed in reality, by a burnt killer with a bladed leather glove.
EP 03: The Girl with All the Gifts (2016)
On this episode of “TerrorNova,” Jackie and Kendell review the 2016 British horror film “The Girl with All the Gifts.” The Girl with All the Gifts is a 2016 British post-apocalyptic science fiction horror film directed by Colm McCarthy and written by Mike Carey, based on his 2014 novel of the same name. Starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, and Sennia Nanua, the film depicts a dystopian future following a breakdown of society after most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection. The plot focuses on the struggle of a scientist, a teacher, and two soldiers who embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
EP 02: Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Summary: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the “kagutaba.”
EP 01: Sleepaway Camp (1983)
On this episode of “TerrorNova,” Jackie and Kendell review the cult classic 1983 film “Sleepaway Camp.”
Sleepaway Camp is a 1983 American slasher film written and directed by Robert Hiltzik, who also served as executive producer. It is the first film in the Sleepaway Camp franchise, and tells the story of a young girl sent to a summer camp that becomes the site of a series of murders shortly after her arrival. It stars Felissa Rose, Katherine Kamhi, Paul DeAngelo, and Mike Kellin in his last screen appearance.