Sunday 14 January 2024

Horror Makes Us Happy Podcast - 100th Episode and 4th Anniversary

Horror Makes Us Happy will be hitting their 100th podcast episode on February 2nd and their 4th anniversary on May 10th this year, and have lined up some great guests to celebrate.

Back to back for their 99th and 100th episodes they'll be interviewing Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play, Psycho II) and Brian Keene (The Rising, Earthworm Gods, The Lost Level), and then for their 5th anniversary episode they're interviewing Joe R Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Hap and Leonard, Creepshow)

The meat of each interview covers their guest’s exposure to horror media, from childhood through adulthood, with an emphasis on digging up the deeper psychological reasons that guest, as an individual, loves horror. Cohosts Steve Becker and Chris Whitman hope that after interviewing enough horror fans some interesting trends will arise, ones that could be handed back to mainstream academia. As they say in their excerpts on their YouTube channel, "There are good reasons for enjoying horror – but what are those reasons? The real reasons? Not the ones horror fans learn to make people leave them alone." 

The hosts of the Horror Makes Us Happy podcast are Steve Becker and Chris Whitman. Steve wrote A Guide to the Recovery Toolbox after ten years in recovery (now twenty), and Chris is the author and artist behind the horror webcomic PIECES. You can find out more about Steve, Chris, and their projects at

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