Necronomicast is a podcast that explores the "Horror of Hollywood...and Beyond!" Horror movies and the real paranormal, true crime, and strange subjects that inspire them.
info_outline Episode 198 "Song of Dance and Death" with Troy Taylor 04/05/2021
Episode 198 "Song of Dance and Death" with Troy Taylor My guest tonight for this episode of the Necronomicast is true crime and paranormal historian and bestselling author Troy Taylor! Together, we will uncover frightening tales from the history of music, from the days of gregorian chants, classical composers, and turn of the century blues men. Explore the curses, murders, and brushes with the supernatural throughout time. Did Jim Morrison fake his own death? Join along as we uncover some of rock-n-roll’s most horrific murders, and infamous and little-known twists of fate as we discuss Troy's book: A SONG OF DANCE AND DEATH: MAGIC, MURDER, MAYHEM AND THE DIABOLICAL NOTES OF THE DEVIL’S MUSIC! Visit Troy at:
info_outline Episode 197 "A Tangled Web" with Leslie Rule 03/15/2021
Episode 197 "A Tangled Web" with Leslie Rule My guest tonight for this episode of the Necronomicast is bestselling true crime author Leslie Rule! I didn't have to look far to bring you the story of the most bizarre love triangle that is too convoluted to believe. It all takes place here, in Omaha, Nebraska. It is the sorted story of sex, lies, murder, cyber-stalking, all wrapped up and tucked into bed with a missing person case. If you saw the recent 20/20 special on ABC featuring this case, be prepared to go even deeper in this late-night conversation with the author of "A Tangled Web" Leslie Rule. "A Tangled Web" is available in hardcover now and will be released on paperback on March 30th! Visit Leslie at: (Music Credit: "A Web, Tangled" by Brian Corey)
info_outline Episode 196 "Punk Rock Paranormal" with John E. L. Tenney 03/01/2021
Episode 196 "Punk Rock Paranormal" with John E. L. Tenney John E.L. Tenney is one of the most well-recognized and highly sought-after investigators of UFO, Paranormal, and Occult phenomena in America. He has been actively involved in the field of anomalistic, conspiratorial, occult, UFOlogical, and paranormal research for over 30 years. Over those past 30 years, more than 100,000 people have attended one of John’s signature “Weird Lectures” in person and millions have experienced his unique approach in film, on television, in print, and online. He is also an accomplished artist, humorist, and musician. We will talk about our different experiences in the world of punk rock and how that shaped our world view. Real life exorcisms, ghosts, bigfoot, UFOs, life, death, and why Kid Rock is not to be trusted. WHAT YOU THINK IS WEIRD IS WEIRDER THAN YOU THINK!
info_outline Episode 195 "Trial By Fire" and The Station Nightclub Fire with Scott James 02/15/2021
Episode 195 "Trial By Fire" and The Station Nightclub Fire with Scott James On February 20, 2003, one of the deadliest fires in American history took place at the Station Nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island. The pandemonium started when the band Great White's pyrotechnics ignited the nightclub, killing 100 people and devastating the lives of hundreds more. My guest tonight is bestselling author and three-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Scott James, whose new book, Trial By Fire investigates all the central figures with firsthand accounts, interviews, and court documents. Scott explores the rush to judgment about what happened that left the victims, their families, and a community desperate for justice. Although the fire itself lasted minutes, the search for the truth would take years. TRIAL BY FIRE: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth with my guest Scott James.
info_outline Episode 194 Dark Valentine's with Mark Onspaugh! 02/01/2021
Episode 194 Dark Valentine's with Mark Onspaugh! Hello Lovebirds! On this episode of The Necronomicast, I welcome back to the program writer/producer Mark Onspaugh. I had Mark on a few episodes ago with his "Christmas Ghost Stories". That episode was so well received, that I invited Mark back to chat about the dark history of Valentine's Day and highlight his book entitled Dark Valentines, a collection of writings and short stories. Mark will read two stories, a short one about the budding of a new love, and a long form story about the nostalgia of a long lost love. Throw in a discussion about the odd relationships in Peanuts cartoons, and a visit from the ghost of Chet Baker, and you have yourself a wonderful way for you and your sweetheart to spend an hour of your time. (Music Credits: "At Rest" and "Easy Lemon" by Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons, "My Funny Valentine" and "Have You Met Mrs. Jones" as performed by Chet Baker. )
info_outline Episode 193 "My Daddy Is A Hero" with Psychotherapist Lena Derhally 01/15/2021
Episode 193 "My Daddy Is A Hero" with Psychotherapist Lena Derhally It is my pleasure to welcome to the Necronomicast Lena Derhally, a licensed psychotherapist and clinical instructor at the George Washington School of Medicine in Washington DC. She is the author of the #1 bestseller "My Daddy is a Hero, How Chris Watts Went From Family Man to Family Killer". This is no ordinary true crime book. This is a fascinating and riveting account of the 2018 murders of a Colorado family that shocked, infuriated, and saddened the nation. In this episode, Lena will help us to understand sociopathic, psychopathic, and narcissistic personality disorders that lead to these unspeakable crimes and how they can remain hidden from view until it is far too late. (Music credit: "Heartbreaking" by Kevin MacLeod, (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons)
info_outline Episode 192 Paranormal Paramedics and Poltergeists with Richard Estep! 01/01/2021
Episode 192 Paranormal Paramedics and Poltergeists with Richard Estep! The Necronomicast is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and I can't think of a better guest to kick off this 10th year than Richard Estep, one of the world's preeminent paranormal investigators! You have seen him on the television programs "Paranormal 911", "Haunted Casefiles", "Paranormal Nightshift", and "Haunted Hospitals". He has written over 20 books dealing with the unexplained in our world. But perhaps his most important work is with his full time profession as an emergency paramedic and clinical instructor in Longmont, Colorado. We will discuss his careers with the living and the dead and you'll get a remarkable insight with one of the leading and most interesting paranormal investigators working today. So sit back and relax, as I have a late night conversation with Richard Estep, here on the Necronomicast! (Music credit: "Binary Sunset" by John Williams, as recorded by Andrew Vogt. Used with kind permission.)
info_outline Episode 191 Christmas Ghost Stories with Mark Onspaugh 12/01/2020
Episode 191 Christmas Ghost Stories with Mark Onspaugh Merry Christmas to you one and all! On this episode of The Necronomicast, I welcome to the program writer/producer Mark Onspaugh. Mark is a California native and the author of over fifty published short stories. Like many writers, he is perpetually curious, having studied psychology at UCLA, exotic animals at Moorpark College's EATM program, improv comedy with the Groundlings and special effects makeup with Thomas Burman, Rick Baker and Rob Bottin. Mark has also written for film and television. In the grand tradition of Charles Dickens with a little H.P. Lovecraft thrown in for good measure, Mark will read a special selection of his Christmas ghost stories that are perfect for listening in front of a warm fire and underneath the soft glow of your Christmas tree. Leave out some milk and cookies for a special visit from Mark Onspaugh on The Necronomicast! (Music Credits: "Horizon Flare" by Alexander Nakarada, "Unseen Horrors' by Kevin MacLeod, "Night Calving" by Simon Wilkinson.)
info_outline Episode 190 "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne! 10/30/2020
Episode 190 "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne! Happy Halloween! On this episode, I welcome "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne! She is an American author who writes extensively on Halloween, especially its history, literature, and contemporary celebration. One of the country's foremost authorities on Halloween, Bannatyne has shared her knowledge on television specials for the History Channel, the Travel Channel, and with Time Magazine, Slate, National Geographic, and contributed the Halloween article to World Book Encyclopedia. Lesley has written five books on Halloween, ranging from a children's book, Witches Night Before Halloween, to her latest book, Halloween Nation, which examines the holiday through the eyes of its celebrants. Her other titles are A Halloween How-To. Costumes, Parties, Destinations, Decorations (2001); A Halloween Reader. Poems, Stories, and Plays from Halloweens Past (2004), and Halloween. An American Holiday, An American History, which celebrated 30 years in print in 2020. Her fiction and essays have been published in the Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Christian Science Monitor, and Zone 3, Pangyrus, Shooter, and Bosque Literary Magazines; she won the 2018 Bosque fiction prize and received the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award for fiction. As a freelance journalist, she covered stories ranging from druids in Massachusetts to relief workers in Bolivia. So, turn on your porchlight and get ready to fall under the spell of "The Queen of Halloween" Lesley Bannatyne on The Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 189 "Never Hike In The Snow" with filmmaker Vincente DiSanti! 10/13/2020
Episode 189 "Never Hike In The Snow" with filmmaker Vincente DiSanti! Welcome one and all to another episode of The Necronomicast! On this episode, I have an exclusive conversation with filmmaker Vincente DiSanti on the day of the release of his hotly anticipated Independent Friday the 13th Film, "Never Hike in the Snow". The movie is now available for you all to watch for free on YouTube! You absolutely need to watch it before listening, because tonight we will talk spoilers and really do a deep dive into the cold, murky depths of Crystal Lake and uncover the secrets that will forever haunt Camp Blood. We will explore the myths and legends of Friday the 13th and dare to dream about where the franchise could go! Never Hike in the Snow, with filmmaker, Vincente DiSanti on the Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 188 The Legend of the Bell Witch with Pat Fitzhugh 10/01/2020
Episode 188 The Legend of the Bell Witch with Pat Fitzhugh On this episode of The Necronomicast, we begin our celebration of the month of October! My guest, Pat Fitzhugh, is best known for his extensive research and books about the ghostly legends of the American South, and his epic investigations of the paranormal. His experience in the field spans nearly four decades and he is the nation's leading expert on tonight's topic, the oldest recorded American ghost story, the legendary Bell Witch. His work has been featured in major newspapers and magazines, and he has over 300 radio and TV appearances to his credit, working with The Learning Channel, The Travel Channel, and A&E. He is an accomplished musician in Nashville and tonight we will premiere a new song by Pat about the Bell Witch! So, I invite you to turn down the lights and relax, while you join me for a late-night conversation with Pat Fitzhugh, a real southern gentleman, on the Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 187 The Legendary Kevin Yagher! 09/15/2020
Episode 187 The Legendary Kevin Yagher! On this episode, Hollywood special effects wizard Kevin Yagher joins me for a late night conversation about his incredible career in the world of movie making! Kevin is world renowned not only for Freddy Krueger's makeup and designing the Crypt Keeper creature, but his work on Hollywood blockbusters outside of horror. His company, Kevin Yagher Productions, has created effects for Face/Off, Enemy of the State, the Mission: Impossible franchise, the Bill & Ted franchise, Volcano, Starship Troopers, Conspiracy Theory, Radio Flyer, and Honey, I Blew Up the Kids. Want to know what it’s like to work with Tom Cruise? Interested in stories about Ozzy Osbourne, Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton, or Robert Englund? It’s all here on this episode of The Necronomicast with special guest, Kevin Yagher!
info_outline Episode 186 - John Borowski "Serial Killer Culture" 09/01/2020
Episode 186 - John Borowski "Serial Killer Culture" John Borowski is an award winning independent filmmaker, researcher, and historian whose works have garnered worldwide acclaim and are distributed internationally. Borowski’s fantastic “historical horror” trilogy of documentary films focus on late nineteenth and early twentieth century serial killers. John joins me from Chicago on the Necronomicast hotline for an in depth and unflinching look at the real life monsters that roam our quiet streets and neighborhoods. John's books and movies are available on streaming platforms such as Amazon and at his informative website Don't go down into the crawlspace!
info_outline Episode 185 - Larry Zerner and the Future of Friday the 13th! 08/13/2020
Episode 185 - Larry Zerner and the Future of Friday the 13th! 38 years ago today, Friday the 13th Part 3 was released to the movie going public, hitting Number 1 in the Box Office. On this episode, I welcome Larry Zerner to the Necronomicast! You all know Larry as "Shelly" from Friday the 13th Part 3. The days of the young, girl-chasing prankster are behind him. Now, Larry is one of the most respected entertainment lawyers in Hollywood. Larry reminisces about the production and the aftermath of the game changing sequel. Later in the episode, Larry lends his keen legal mind to help us all understand the legal rights battle and resulting lawsuits that have prevented Jason's return to the cinema.
info_outline Episode 184 - Hollywood Filmmaker Daniel Farrands 07/21/2020
Episode 184 - Hollywood Filmmaker Daniel Farrands Welcome to another episode of The Necronomicast, bringing you the Horror of Hollywood and beyond! My guest tonight is no stranger to the campgrounds of Crystal Lake, the Elm Street Neighborhood, the town of Haddonfield, IL, and a haunted house in Amityville.... Daniel Farrands has been intimately involved with every major franchise in modern horror as a writer, director, and producer. He is passionate about his work and the world of the darkened theater. You are about to get a no holds barred and frank discussion about movies and movie making with a man who has done it all! Daniel Farrands is my guest for a late night conversation here on the Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 183 - High Strangeness with Timothy Renner 06/19/2020
Episode 183 - High Strangeness with Timothy Renner I am very excited to welcome to The Necronomicast for the very first time, author, historian, artist, and musician Timothy Renner. As a frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM and with his own podcast "Strange Familiars", Timothy has grown a reputation for insightful research and thoughtful perspective on all things strange and unusual in our world. This episode covers all things dealing with "High Strangeness" from Bigfoot, dogman, aliens, forest ghosts, fairies, goblins, and UFOs. It is a perfect episode to relax and unwind with as your perspective of reality shifts to explore other realms. Timothy Renner is my guest on this episode of The Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 182-David Bruckner 06/01/2020
Episode 182-David Bruckner The cavalcade of incredible Necronomicast guests continues with Episode 182 as I welcome back to the program filmmaker David Bruckner! David’s star continues to rise in Hollywood with the incredible word of mouth surrounding his latest feature film, the (hopefully) soon to be released “The Night House” which shocked audiences at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. I chat with David about the impact of the COVID pandemic on the movie industry, the recent work he’s done on the TV series “Creepshow , his work on “The Night House” and we take a moment or two to reminisce about the great horror movies of the 80s that we grew up on! Let’s raise some hell with David Bruckner!
info_outline Episode 181 - Elizabeth Saint 05/13/2020
Episode 181 - Elizabeth Saint Elizabeth Saint has an extraordinary story. Upon graduating from high school, she signed a high fashion modeling contract in New York City. Feeling unfulfilled, she left that world behind to earn a college degree in electrical engineering and accepted a position with the United States Department of Defense. Throughout her life, she felt a calling and sensitivity to paranormal phenomenon. This led her to joining a paranormal investigative team, which later led her to prominent roles on the television programs “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” and “Paranormal Lockdown”. Her entrepreneurial spirit guided her to become the founder and CEO of the streaming platform/channel VIDI SPACE. A conversation with Elizabeth Saint on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST! www.vidi.space www.ghostlygadgets.com
info_outline Episode 180-Steve Shippy & "Haunting in the Heartland" 05/01/2020
Episode 180-Steve Shippy & "Haunting in the Heartland" Steve Shippy, the host and lead paranormal investigator from “Haunting in the Heartland” on the Travel Channel is our guest for this episode of The Necronomicast! From his home base in Saginaw, Michigan, Steve has spent a lifetime researching and investigating the paranormal. His expertise and experience makes for a compelling listen. We explore the topics of hauntings, ghosts, poltergeists, demons, and…Tiger King? With Episode 180 of The Necronomicast, we are going to take a 180 degree turn with the format of the show. I hope you enjoy the one on one conversations with interesting people who look at the world around us with a different perspective. The horror of Hollywood and the real life mysteries that inspire those nightmares on every episode on the NECRONOMICAST!
info_outline Episode 179-Quarantine! 04/01/2020
Episode 179-Quarantine! On this episode of The Necronomicast, the crew finds themselves quarantined in their respective home studios. Four friends with a mutual love of horror films suddenly find themselves without a theater to go to or new movies to watch. We attempt to make sense of today's news while comparing the headlines to movies like "Contagion" and "Outbreak" So hunker down with us on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
info_outline Episode 178-COVID 19 03/22/2020
Episode 178-COVID 19 Tonight, we welcome back to the show New Orleans paranormal researcher, investigator, and reporter, DARK WATERS for a conversation about the developments of the Corona Virus. DW has been on the forefront of reporting and investigating the outbreak long before it hit the mainstream media. Together, we trace the steps of the virus, discuss the implications of its aftermath, and weigh in on how we can cope with the news that changes every day. A discussion of COVID 19 unlike any you have heard before on this episode of The Necronomicast.
info_outline Episode 177 - The Invisible Man 03/06/2020
Episode 177 - The Invisible Man The Invisible Man has been lurking in the darkened imaginations of horror lovers ever since H.G.Wells unleashed his book upon the public in 1897. Over the years, many filmmakers have contributed to the legend of one of horror's most unique villains. On this episode, we review the brand new version starring Elisabeth Moss and compare it to the films of yesteryear. Feel free to wrap yourself in a medical bandage, or just wander around in the nude as we creep around in the world of The Invisible Man on this installment of The Necronomicast!
info_outline Episode 176 - Haunticon 2020 Omaha NE 02/27/2020
Episode 176 - Haunticon 2020 Omaha NE We are happy to once again welcome Jaime Nestroyl, of Midwest Paranormal History Tours to the show to discuss the upcoming 3rd Annual Omaha Haunticon Paranormal Convention! In two short years, Haunticon Omaha has become the premier event of its kind in the Midwest. Held in the historic and majestic Sokol Auditorium, the Omaha Haunticon will feature the best in keynote speakers, paranormal themed vendors, instructional investigative workshops, and live music. If ghosts, UFO’s, cryptozoology, mysticism, and all things supernatural are your thing, drop what you are doing and listen intently to this episode of The Necronomicast! www.haunticonomaha.com www.mphtours.com
info_outline Episode 175 - Gretel and Hansel 02/12/2020
Episode 175 - Gretel and Hansel On this episode of The Necronomicast, we will fatten you up with an unholy feast of knowledge about the brand new feature film, “Gretel and Hansel”. The latest from director Oz Perkins is a new adaptation of the famous Grimm fairy tale that has been haunting the imaginations of children for centuries. Later on, Wayne and Laurie feature the documentary “Hail Satan?” in our “Stream in the Dark” segment. So, leave a trail of breadcrumbs to find your way back to sanity as you listen to this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
info_outline Episode 174 - Knives Out review! 01/05/2020
Episode 174 - Knives Out review! Happy New Year! There are many times on The Necronomicast where the crew is in total agreement about a motion picture. This is not one of those times! For our first show of 2020, the Necronomicast Crew take a stab at dissecting the box office smash “Knives Out”. Although it’s not a horror movie, the modern take on the whodunit murder mystery was impossible to ignore. The knives are definitely out on this episode of THE NECRONOMICAST!
info_outline Episode 173 - Interview with Jason Offutt! Legends, monsters, mystery! 12/01/2019
Episode 173 - Interview with Jason Offutt! Legends, monsters, mystery! With this episode of The Necronomicast, we go way beyond the horror of Hollywood to explore the fantastic world of the unexplained with accomplished author and professor, Jason Offutt. In addition to covering many of the real life monsters of North America and detailing the eyewitness accounts of these beasts, we also chat about the existence of ghosts and extra-terrestrial beings. After being a guest on numerous radio programs and podcasts around the world, including Coast to Coast AM, we are excited to chat with him and bring these tales and legends to our listeners. The real (?) monsters that inspire our darkest imaginations brought to you on this episode of The Necronomicast with guest, Jason Offutt!
info_outline Episode 172 - Group show - Dr. Sleep! 11/18/2019
Episode 172 - Group show - Dr. Sleep! We’ve waited nearly 40 years for a sequel to the Stanley Kubrick masterpiece “The Shining”. Well, the wait is over as Director Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel “Doctor Sleep” descends into theaters across the planet like a blustery Colorado snowstorm. So settle in by a cozy fire and relax as the Necronomicast crew leads you on a cross country journey back to the infamous Overlook Hotel. All work and no play makes the Necronomicast a dull show!
info_outline Episode 171 - Zombieland 2! Happy Halloween! 10/31/2019
Episode 171 - Zombieland 2! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!!! Welcome to the conclusion of our October 2019 "Spooktacular"! On this episode, the Necronomicast crew reviews and chats about the new film "Zombieland 2". You'll also get an unnecessary history lesson about Omaha along with a very necessary tribute to the late, great friend of the show, Sig Haig. We hope you all have enjoyed our October shows as we programmed something for everyone with our blast of episodes. So....nut up and shut up as we take a trip to Zombieland on THE NECRONOMICAST!
info_outline Episode 170 - Road Trip! 10/25/2019
Episode 170 - Road Trip! Halloween season is here! Doug and Brian use that as an excuse to escape the Crematorium and leave town for a bit. We head down the road to Sidney, Iowa, home to the fabulous “Sinister Sidney”, the premier outdoor haunted attraction in Iowa! On the way, we discuss our reaction to “JOKER”. Once there, we interview the man behind the haunt, Rev. Michael, the Grave Digger (@20:30). After going through the haunt, we discuss our reaction to the experience on the way back home (@26:00). Stay tuned after the credits for some bizarre stories we share about working at various hotels in Nebraska and Iowa (@32:40)! ROAD TRIP on this episode of The Necronomicast!!!! (Thanks to Scott Gaeta at Music Factory Productions for technical assistance with this episode)
info_outline Episode 169 - Reaction to Marianne 10/23/2019
Episode 169 - Reaction to Marianne This time, Wayne, Laurie, and Maggie give their reactions to the first season of Marianne. This French subtitled film offered some amazing frights and an interesting story that kept us hiding our eyes! Find it on Netflix and let us know what you think.