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Gilded in Blood: The Horror Lit Podcast
A podcast focusing on horror literature of all kinds. New episodes every Tuesday!
23 hours ago
Edward Gorey's The Vinegar Works
In which Kevin examines one of the best artist-authors to work in the genre.
Nov 28, 2023
War Is Hell: Week 4 - Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried
In which Kevin wraps up War Is Hell month with one of the best books ever written on the subject.
Nov 21, 2023
War Is Hell: Week 3 - From Philip Roth's The Human Stain
In which Kevin decides he will be more choosey when considering what Chinese restaurant to visit.
Nov 14, 2023
War Is Hell: Week 2 - Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun
In which Kevin examines a book that makes him grateful for the things in life most take for granted.
1 hr 13 min
Nov 7, 2023
War Is Hell: Week 1 - The Charge of the Light Brigade, Dulce Et Decorum Est, and The Man He Killed
In which Kevin begins the podcast's first (of many!) themed months.
Oct 31, 2023
October 2023: Episodic Horror - Treehouse of Horror
In which Kevin celebrates the best holiday ever with Homer and the rest of the Simpsons.
Oct 24, 2023
October 2023: Episodic Horror - The Twilight Zone
In which Kevin prepares for Halloween by taking you to a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.
Oct 17, 2023
October 2023: Episodic Horror - The X-Files
In which Kevin ignores the aliens and focuses on the "Monster of the Week" episodes instead.
Oct 10, 2023
October 2023: Episodic Horror - Doctor Who
In which Kevin fires up the TARDIS and takes you on a tour of the best horror the Doctor has to offer.
Oct 3, 2023
October 2023: Episodic Horror - Runners-Up
In which Kevin takes a break from reading to inform you about some excellent small-screen horror.
Sep 26, 2023
Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
In which Kevin decides to postpone his tour of Alabama bridges.
Sep 19, 2023
H.P. Lovecraft's "The Horror at Red Hook" and Victor LaValle's The Ballad of Black Tom
In which Kevin discusses a story where Cthulhu isn't even the biggest bad.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 12, 2023
Patrick Süskind's Perfume
In which Kevin rethinks his decision to find himself a signature scent.
Sep 5, 2023
Jerome Bixby's "It's a Good Life"
In which Kevin decides that he would rather not have any of the corn at the Fremont household.
Aug 29, 2023
Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
In which Kevin strengthens his notion that vampires would be the absolute worst monsters to be . . . EVER. Gilded in Blood stickers are now available! Find out how to get one at https://gildedinblood.com/2023/07/16/stickers/
Aug 22, 2023
John Polidori's "The Vampyre"
In which Kevin examines the origin story of one of the most beloved horror creatures of all time (just not by him). Gilded in Blood stickers are now available! Find out how to get one at gildedinblood.com/2023/07/16/stickers/
Aug 15, 2023
Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder"
In which Kevin questions the intelligence of a people who invent time travel only to do something so monumentally stupid with it. Gilded in Blood stickers are now available! Find out how to get one at gildedinblood.com/2023/07/16/stickers/
Aug 8, 2023
Octavia E. Butler's Kindred
In which Kevin contemplates the horrors of one of America's darkest periods. Gilded in Blood stickers are now available! Find out how to get one at gildedinblood.com/2023/07/16/stickers/
1 hr 8 min
Aug 1, 2023
Introducing . . . Crypts and Vaults and Haunts, Oh My!
In which Kevin pays homage to a wonderful, groundbreaking line of horror comics from the 1950s. Gilded in Blood stickers are now available! Find out how to get one at gildedinblood.com/2023/07/16/stickers/
Jul 25, 2023
Dante Alighieri's Inferno
In which Kevin shoulders his pack, makes sure he brought a sack lunch and sunscreen, and takes a leisurely stroll through Hell.
1 hr 8 min
Jul 18, 2023
DC's Jonah Hex #26 - "Four Little Pigs"
In which Kevin learns that, shockingly, the life of a bounty hunter can be a little dangerous.
Jul 11, 2023
Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart
In which Kevin forever loses his taste for puzzles.
Jul 4, 2023
Stephen King's "Quitters, Inc."
In which Kevin thanks the gods that his habit contract partner has no ties to the mob . . . that he knows of.
Jun 27, 2023
Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle
In which Kevin grows wary of the strange family in the house outside of town.
1 hr 2 min
Jun 20, 2023
Claire Keegan's "Antarctica"
In which Kevin examines a one-night stand that takes a horrible turn.
Jun 13, 2023
Todd Keisling's Scanlines
In which Kevin examines an excellent book that tackles a very difficult subject.
Jun 6, 2023
Introducing . . . SCPing Around!
In which Kevin attempts to convince his listeners that not all horror literature on the internet is trash. SCP Foundation - https://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/
May 30, 2023
Richard Matheson's I Am Legend
In which Kevin gushes about one of the few vampire stories he actually does not hate.
May 23, 2023
Octavia E. Butler's "Bloodchild"
In which Kevin decides that there are some things that make a dying world worth staying on.
May 16, 2023
John Wyndham's The Day of the Triffids
In which Kevin decides that gardening and sky-watching are now off the table as hobbies.
1 hr 7 min
May 9, 2023
A Stopgap Episode
In which Kevin takes a self-care week but still has some valuable info for you. Recap of Podcasts (and Channel) Mentioned in Episode: The Horror Show: ihatehorror.com Overdue: overduepodcast.com The Horror of Nachos and Hamantaschen: thehorrorofnachosandhamantaschen.com Monster Talk: monstertalk.org Creepypodsta: weaponizedlanguage.com CriminOlly: Find on youtube.com
May 2, 2023
Halfway to Halloween 2023 - 'Tis the Season
In which Kevin hopes that one of his stories casts your mind forward to the coming holiday, half a year away.
Apr 25, 2023
W.W. Jacobs' "The Monkey's Paw"
In which Kevin vows to never invite any military men to dinner.
Apr 18, 2023
Agustina Bazterrica's Tender Is the Flesh
In which Kevin discusses cannibalism and makes a bunch of food puns, for which he sincerely apologizes.
1 hr 3 min
Apr 11, 2023
Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game"
In which Kevin decides that no one should EVER accept an invitation by a wealthy Russian to his private island.
Apr 4, 2023
Tim Krabbé's The Vanishing
In which Kevin vows to never let his wife out of his sight at a gas station ever again.
Mar 28, 2023
Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
In which Kevin resolves never to lock his wife into a room with awful wallpaper and tell her to just calm down and rest.
Mar 21, 2023
Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series
In which Kevin relives a bit of his childhood, then gets super opinionated.
1 hr 3 min
Mar 14, 2023
Pauline C. Smith's "The People Next Door"
In which Kevin worries greatly about the two large dogs his wife has just brought home.
Mar 7, 2023
Ben Marcus' The Flame Alphabet
In which Kevin is presented with a fairly good excuse to tell people around him to shut up and leave him alone.
Feb 28, 2023
Richard Lee Byers' "Office Space"
In which Kevin thanks the heavens that he does not work in a cubicle wasteland.
Feb 21, 2023
Naomi Alderman's The Power
In which Kevin becomes rather more apprehensive about a hug from his wife.
1 hr 16 min
Feb 14, 2023
Peter Watts' "The Things"
In which Kevin gets some questions answered about his favorite movie of all time, whether he likes it or not.
Feb 7, 2023
John W. Campbell's Frozen Hell
In which Kevin nervously eyes his so-called "friends" and demands to be locked in a cabin by himself.
Jan 31, 2023
Ray Bradbury's "The Whole Town's Sleeping"
In which Kevin advises that you should probably not go out for a night on the town if there is a killer on the loose.
Jan 24, 2023
William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
In which Kevin takes a hard pass on the meat pie, thank you very much.
Jan 17, 2023
Harvey L. and Audrey L. Bilker's "All You Can Eat"
In which Kevin figures that any "all you can eat" deal should probably come with a few stipulations.
Jan 10, 2023
Harry Kressing's The Cook
In which Kevin wonders whether the delectable dinner before him is really worth the price of his soul. Note: It seems that, at some points in this episode, I misname the character of Henry, calling him "Harold." I do humbly apologize to my listeners, Mr. Kressing, and of course, Harold. Um, I mean, Henry.
Jan 3, 2023
George R.R. Martin's "The Monkey Treatment"
In which Kevin resolves to lose weight this year, but perhaps in a more traditional way than this poor gentleman.
Dec 27, 2022
In which Kevin further annoys his listeners by insisting that a video game belongs in the same discussion as literature.
Dec 25, 2022
Christmas 2022 Bonus - "Hitch"
In which Kevin wishes everyone happy holidays in the most Victorian way he knows how. This story is protected by copywrite. No portion of this story may be reproduced in any fashion without the permission of the author. All rights are reserved by the author.
Dec 20, 2022
Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
In which Kevin bundles up and contemplates the merits of the buddy system.
Dec 13, 2022
Pink Floyd's The Wall
In which Kevin tests the patience of his listeners as he asks them to don a pair of headphones rather than crack open a book.
Dec 6, 2022
Michael Shea's "The Autopsy"
In which Kevin peels back the skin on a supremely creepy short story.
Nov 29, 2022
John Gardner's Grendel
In which Kevin gets to hear things from the point of view of the monster.
Nov 22, 2022
Marghanita Laski's "The Tower"
In which Kevin counts the steps while climbing a structure he really should not be in.
Nov 15, 2022
Sara Gran's Come Closer
In which Kevin becomes even more frightened at the house-settling sounds of his home.
Nov 8, 2022
Colin Insole's "The Shepherd's House"
In which Kevin checks his leg for crook-shaped bruises.
Nov 1, 2022
Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None
In which Kevin deduces that the butler most definitely did not do it.
Oct 31, 2022
October 2022 Bonus - 100 Horror Movies to Check Out - Part 5
In which Kevin counts down his picks for the top twenty horror movies of all time.
1 hr 7 min
Oct 25, 2022
Robert R. McCammon's "He'll Come Knocking at Your Door"
In which Kevin vows to never take any job that requires blood on the contract.
Oct 24, 2022
October 2022 Bonus - 100 Horror Movies to Check Out - Part 4
In which Kevin begins to get giddy as he realizes that Halloween is only a week away.
Oct 18, 2022
In which Kevin joins the villagers around the fire for the first Anglo-Saxon creature feature.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 17, 2022
October 2022 Bonus - 100 Horror Movies to Check Out - Part 3
In which Kevin gets you past the halfway point in his list of wonderful movies for the spooky season.
Oct 11, 2022
Clive Barker's "Dread"
In which Kevin concedes that, while not having coulrophobia himself, clowns are still pretty damn scary.
Oct 10, 2022
October 2022 Bonus - 100 Horror Movies to Check Out - Part 2
In which Kevin continues to fill your "to-watch" list with excellent horror movies.
Oct 4, 2022
Kealan Patrick Burke's Sour Candy
In which Kevin gazes with worried suspicion at a package of Sour Patch Kids. Note: This is a Modern Monstrosities episode, but I found that I had instead referred to it, not once, but TWICE, as a "Modern Masterpiece" episode. I suppose I could have gone back and done some rerecording/editing, but I am too lazy/technologically inept to do such things, so you have, instead, my sincerest apologies. Enjoy!
Oct 3, 2022
October 2022 Bonus - 100 Horror Movies to Check Out - Part 1
In which Kevin deviates from the conceit for a bit to inform you of some pretty excellent horror films.
Sep 27, 2022
M.R. James' "Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad"
In which Kevin resolves never to put anything up to his lips he has just dug out of a creepy shoreside.
Sep 20, 2022
Junji Ito's Uzumaki
In which Kevin wonders how a town gets infected by a shape.
Sep 13, 2022
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"
In which Kevin wonders what that large pile of stones is doing over there on the side of the town square.
Sep 6, 2022
Dan Simmons' Song of Kali
In which Kevin decides that he will avoid Calcutta on future vacations.
Aug 30, 2022
Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream"
In which Kevin argues that Boston Dynamics should be shut down. IMMEDIATELY.
Aug 23, 2022
Richard Bachman's The Long Walk
In which Kevin blithely judges the entire genre of reality television.
1 hr 4 min
Aug 16, 2022
Roald Dahl's "Royal Jelly"
In which Kevin thanks God he wasn't an apiarist (and insane) when his son was born.
Aug 9, 2022
Horace McCoy's They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
In which Kevin is able to strengthen his stance against dancing of all kinds.
Aug 2, 2022
Introducing . . . Short Shocks!
In which Kevin adds more to his plate but also, hopefully, your horror appreciation.
Jul 26, 2022
Felix Salten's Bambi
In which Kevin is presented with yet another reason to loathe sport hunters.
Jul 12, 2022
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
In which Kevin discovers that parenthood can be difficult if you are a narcissistic prick.
Jun 28, 2022
Cormac McCarthy's The Road
In which Kevin tours a dead America and monitors his depression level carefully.
Jun 14, 2022
Raymond Briggs' When the Wind Blows
In which Kevin gets to relive his childhood terror of nuclear annihilation.
May 31, 2022
Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House
In which Kevin learns that room and board is not worth your sanity, no matter how good the cooking is.
May 14, 2022
In which Kevin introduces you to a new podcast to haunt your eardrums.