Hey everyone, Hilary here. Due to a combination of life things and poor planning on my part, there’s no new interview this time around, but I’d like to take this spooky month to highlight a great episode from the backlog with our composer and true horror ghoul, Lillian Boyd.
A few other things before we get to the episode:
This show is now on Bluesky at trunkcast.bsky.social, and I’m on there at hbbisenieks.bsky.social. Of the twitter-replacements, Bluesky seems to be the one where most of my writing friends have ended up, so it made sense that the show should find a home there, too.
Also, a heads up that due to scheduling needs, next month’s book tour with Murderbot author Martha Wells will be coming out on Monday, November 6th, rather than Friday the 3rd.
Finally, thank you all so much for listening. I always appreciate hearing from fans of the show. Your support and enthusiasm helps continue making this show what it is!
And now, on with the show!
It's my absolute delight, this time around, to welcome our very own composer, Lillian Boyd (@herelieslill), onto the show. Lillian reads her short-story-that-should-be-a-novella, "Inside Job" (cw: gore, skip forward 10:15 to avoid) before we just go off on an extended tangent about horror movies, noir, pulp, and being as thoroughly on our bullshit as is possible.
Things we mention in this episode:
Rank and Vile
Tetsuo the Iron Man
28 Days Later
My appearance on Rank and Vile
The Reinvented Detective, edited by Jennifer Brozek and Cat Rambo (2023)
Guy Noir: Private Eye
A Prairie Home Companion
The Firesign Theater
Guillermo del Toro
Magic for Liars, by Sarah Gailey
Nick and Nora
Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler
- P. Lovecraft (notable racist)
Neuromancer, by William Gibson
The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
"Panama," by Van Halen
Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Hogfather, by Terry Pratchett
The Long Goodbye, by Raymond Chandler
Chandler's cat letters
Guards, Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum, by Terry Pratchett
Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser
Sandman, by Neil Gaiman
"The Book Job," The Simpsons season 23, episode 6
"Falafelosophy," Arthur season 14, episode 4a
"Neil Gaiman! What are you doing in my falafel?"
"Silent All These Years," by Tori Amos
Where's Neil When You Need Him?
"Mr. Sandman," by The Chordettes
"Enter Sandman," by Metallica
"Cry Little Sister," by Gerard McMann
The Lost Boys
Siouxsie and the Banshees
"Running Up That Hill," by Placebo
"Running Up That Hill," by Kate Bush
"20th Century Boy," by Placebo
"20th Century Boy," by T. Rex
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Queen of the Damned
Failure to Adapt
The baseball scene from Twilight
Blade 3: Trinity
House of Wax
Friends at the Table: Sangfielle
Sarah Gailey's appearance on Episode 1 of this very show
Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, by Hailey Piper
Trouble and Her Friends, by Melissa Scott
The Mountain Goats
Alien Vs. Predator
Fireside Quarterly, June-July 2021
The Rank and Vile list
Bride of Frankenstein
And Now the Screaming Starts!
Candyman II: Farewell to the Flesh
The Crow: Wicked Prayer
"Dream Warriors," by Dokken
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
The Books of Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Farthest Shore, A Wizard of Earthsea, and The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. Le Guin
Keebio's Iris keyboard
Bán Dénes, mrzealot
Ghost in the Shell
Hako Royal True switches
Lillian's website, soundcloud, and reedsy