A Shadowed Path Podcast Episode 2: Halloween Hootenanny


The veil is getting quite thin now kiddies, our beloved Halloween is almost upon us and so is the latest episode of my new podcast A Shadowed Path. This episode of course had to reflect the holiday, as well as give you tasty treats to savor. Listen here:


Starting us off was another track from the excellent Halloween Hootenanny compilation album, a spoken word piece from none other than John Zacherley, horror host extraordinaire. Another track completes the episode in a gloriously ghoulish fashion. Hunt down the album on CD or the rarer vinyl edition, and you'll be happy you did.


I couldn't call myself a Halloween aficionado without playing John Carpenter's theme from Halloween, but with a twist.. This EP features remixes of several JC tracks, guaranteed to get yer booty shakin...



Then came a little bit of Halloween silliness from 2005 called "Do They Know It's Halloween" an obvious jab at a similarly named holiday track from the 80's--which I actually have a huge soft spot for, so shut up. A rare-ish find on vinyl, and features multiple versions according to taste.



Next began the Written Word segment, featuring the trailer from 1976's The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane. I have loved this movie for years, as twisted as that might be. And the original novel the movie is based on is a super treat as well. Tea, anyone?





Then I talked about the surprisingly great Sleepy Hollow novelization, and (poorly) read aloud a spooky poem from the darling Poems Bewitched & Haunted book you see on the end there.





Now we really start heading to the Darkside with this classic theme kicking off The Spoken Word segment, where I mention my three favorite Tales from the Darkside Halloween-themed episodes...




...and of course the outro, which is just as delightfully scary...




Moving on to my FAVORITE clip of the episode, taken from 1979's When A Stranger Calls, proving that films watched as a child can STILL scare the crap out of you.



If the film doesn't scare you enough, maybe the soundtrack will...



Alrighty, enough scary stuff. Lightening things up with a little classic Rocky Horror...


Ok, ok...I know you wanna see the clip too..



Then I snuck in a couple of sweet treats...another favorite from Tim Curry, but perhaps not as well known, Paradise Garage keeps the gritty grind going.



Next up, another tasty treat from Count Indigo off the Harpsichord 2000 double 10"....meow...


And finally, The Final word segment, where I like to give my shout-outs and thank you's. Once again I must thank Tony Giles of The Damn Fine Network for giving me the opportunity to join the podcasting world, and for producing my podcast like a pro. Help us out by becoming a Patreon subscriber so we can continue to bring you all the cool things.

My long-time, long-distance pal Joe Wallace must be honored for his invaluable assistance at taming the Audacity beast. We definitely get by with a little help from our friends. Vinyl junkies will want to check out his brand new, bitchin website A Store Called Death.

I hope you've enjoyed this visual representation of the podcast, and will join me on Nov. 13th (barring any unforeseen delays) for episode 3! You can listen to the podcast via the website, or through your favorite podcast listening app. Also available on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, etc. by just searching the title or better yet subscribe to The Damn Fine Network so you never miss an episode. Stay tuned...