Isaac Appears On TN Horror News’ The Horror Basement

On Nov. 5, 2019, TN Horror News and Promotions dropped the latest episode of its Horror Basement Podcast featuring regular hosts JimJam, Jonny Leroy, and Yeti. Isaac Thorne was the featured guest. For more than an hour, the four discussed horror in general, Isaac’s novel The Gordon Place in particular, and the problem with horror gatekeeping.

“I’ve been looking forward to visiting The Horror Basement for a while now, and it was a pleasure to talk all things horror with the guys,” Isaac says of the experience. “Hopefully, they’ll want to have me back sometime.”

The interview kicked off with The Horror Basement’s question of the week. All four of the guys offered up their opinions on what, if anything, defines a horror fan. The banter continued to include Isaac’s writing process, how to avoid burnout, why he chooses to self-publish, and much more.

The Horror Basement interview was Isaac’s third appearance in other media leading up to and immediately following Halloween. Other recent appearances included an interview with Haunted MTL magazine and a brand new appearance on The Rob and Slim Show.

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TN Horror News and Promotions covers all things horror. The Horror Basement and other TN Horror News podcasts are available via Apple Podcasts and other apps.

Isaac and ‘Bad Movie Night’ Dissect ‘Creepshow’ Ep. 1

In September of 2019, Shudder released the long-awaited series Creepshow, both a continuation of and homage to the original Stephen King and George A. Romero Creepshow film franchise. After writing a couple of reviews for TNHorror.com, Isaac appeared on a special Creepshow episode of Bad Movie Night Podcast to discuss Episode 1 of the new series.

“I love Shudder’s new Creepshow series with all my heart,” Isaac says. “So I was happy to discuss the first episode with Ian and Chris from Bad Movie Night. It’s one of my favorite podcasts. I listen every week.”

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Bad Movie Night is a weekly podcast that features a group of friends who enjoy watching bad horror and sci-fi movies. After a spoilerish review and suggestions for alternate titles, the individuals recommend (or not) the films they discuss.

You can find Bad Movie Night Podcast on the web at bad-movie-night.com. They’re also on social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Isaac Reads from Chapter Three of ‘The Gordon Place’ on Rob and Slim

On Sept. 11, 2019, Isaac returned to Rob and Slim Show for his first appearance in the new season. He read from Chapter Three of his horror novel The Gordon Place and chatted with the guys about Rick & Morty, new work on the horizon, smoking, Stranger Things, and the 1980s.

“As always, I had a great time on the show,” Isaac says of the experience. “I’m a big fan of Rob and Slim and I’m forever grateful for all the times they’ve put up with me for a half-hour. I also found out that my evil bunny sticker is visible on Slim’s soundboard in their YouTube broadcasts every week!”

Isaac's Evil Bunny Sticker Lives on Rob and Slim's Soundboard
Isaac’s Evil Bunny Sticker Lives on Rob and Slim’s Soundboard

The long-running humor podcast recently entered its sixth season with more than 200 episodes. It also recently broke the Top 10 in the improv category on Apple Podcasts.

In addition to the interview with Isaac, Rob and Slim interviewed musicians Angel Synn and Josh Purgason. They also attempted to get Rob and Slim rapper The Drizz a gig at some car washes.

“Even after 200 episodes, these guys stay funny,” Isaac says. “I’m looking forward to my next appearance already.”

Isaac is next scheduled to appear on Rob and Slim for their annual Halloween episode. Details on that are forthcoming.

New Story ‘Dead Rights’ Appears at ‘Haunted MTL’

On Sept. 6, 2019, online horror magazine Haunted MTL released a brand new short story by Isaac Thorne title “Dead Rights.” The nearly 3,000-word tale begins with two dead individuals rising from their slabs in a university laboratory. Will, a medical student, is the only living person in their vicinity at the time, and boy does he get an earful.

“My tongue was planted firmly in my cheek when I wrote this one,” Isaac explains. “I don’t want to say too much about what it’s about. Readers can and will decide that for themselves. All I will say is that we live in an era of awakenings. Some of us are striding toward consciousness. Some of us are being dragged kicking and screaming into the new dawn, desperate to remain asleep.”

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Unlike his previous short stories, which were released by Isaac himself as singles in ebook format, he opted to shop this one around.

“It’s quite a bit shorter than most of my other stories,” he explains. “Because of that, I didn’t feel right about releasing it as its own ebook single. Also, it came along way too late and is too different from my other stories to have been included in my Road Kills collection. I felt like this one would be most at home in a magazine format publication.”

Isaac admits that the submission process felt somewhat alien to him after having produced all his work through Lost Hollow Books for the past five years.

“It was kind of bizarre to be submitting again,” he explains. “All I can say is that I’m thankful for Submittable. It makes the process much less complicated than it used to be back when I mailed printed manuscripts, or even when I used the self-made submission forms of older online magazines. This isn’t a plug, but if I decide to submit work anywhere in the future, it’s probably going to be to a publication that uses Submittable.”

“Dead Rights” is available now in the Originals section on Haunted MTL.

Isaac Helps Rob and Slim Celebrate Their 200th Episode

Isaac Thorne returned to Rob and Slim Show on April 17, 2019, and read an excerpt from Chapter Two of his new horror novel The Gordon Place. The appearance coincided with the live show’s 200th episode. You can listen to the full episode 200 of The Rob and Slim Show on Podbean.

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“It’s amazing that these guys have not only kept it going, but have kept it fresh,” Isaac says of the show. “Rob, Slim, and Slambo know how to entertain an audience and how to interview a guest. I had a great time.”

During the interview, Isaac discussed his experience creating the characters for The Gordon Place, writing in general, and fiction writing in particular. He added that he does already have ideas for a new novel that is set in the same small town, but a different time period.

Isaac read an excerpt from Chapter Two of The Gordon Place. You can hear both the interview and the excerpt by listening to episode 200 of The Rob and Slim Show on PodBean.

About The Gordon Place

Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in twenty years. Local teenagers have been spreading rumors about disembodied screams coming from inside. Now, thanks to a rickety set of cellar stairs and the hateful spirit of his dead father, he might never escape.

Meanwhile, Channel 6 News feature reporter Afia Afton—whose father is the victim of a local decades-old hate crime—is meeting with town administrator Patsy Blankenship. Her mission is to develop a ghost story feature for a special to air on the station’s Halloween broadcast. When Patsy tells her about the screams at the Gordon place, the past and the present are set on a collision course with potentially catastrophic results.

Can Graham come to terms with his father’s past and redeem his own future? Can the murder mystery that has haunted Afia for most of her life finally be solved?

It’s a fight for the future and the past when spirit and flesh wage war at the Gordon place.

About The Rob and Slim Show

You can listen to the Rob and Slim’s mayhem on PodBean. Each new episode of the shows airs live on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on IPNation.

You can also find Rob and Slim on Twitter and on Facebook.

Isaac Reads From THE GORDON PLACE on The Rob and Slim Show

Following a missed Rob and Slim Show engagement the previous week due to a persistent stomach bug, Isaac Thorne clawed his way back from death’s door and read an excerpt from his new horror novel The Gordon Place on the March 20, 2019, episode of the show. The appearance marked Isaac’s sixth time calling the show. You can listen to the full episode 196 of The Rob and Slim Show on Podbean.

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“As always, I had a great time,” Isaac says of the experience. “The guys at The Rob and Slim Show are always entertaining and were awesome to allow me to appear a week after I had originally been scheduled. Also, stomach bugs suck.”

During the interview, Isaac revealed that The Gordon Place, which is available for pre-order now from just about anywhere books are sold, will begin shipping on April 15, 2019. He added that he does already have ideas for new novels, although he has not sat down to pound them out on the keyboard.

Isaac also read an excerpt from Chapter One of The Gordon Place. You can hear both the interview and the excerpt by listening to episode 196 of The Rob and Slim Show on PodBean.

About The Gordon Place

Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in twenty years. Local teenagers have been spreading rumors about disembodied screams coming from inside. Now, thanks to a rickety set of cellar stairs and the hateful spirit of his dead father, he might never escape.

Meanwhile, Channel 6 News feature reporter Afia Afton—whose father is the victim of a local decades-old hate crime—is meeting with town administrator Patsy Blankenship. Her mission is to develop a ghost story feature for a special to air on the station’s Halloween broadcast. When Patsy tells her about the screams at the Gordon place, the past and the present are set on a collision course with potentially catastrophic results.

Can Graham come to terms with his father’s past and redeem his own future? Can the murder mystery that has haunted Afia for most of her life finally be solved?

It’s a fight for the future and the past when spirit and flesh wage war at the Gordon place.

About The Rob and Slim Show

You can listen to the Rob and Slim’s mayhem on PodBean. Each new episode of the shows airs live on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on IPNation.

You can also find Rob and Slim on Twitter and on Facebook.

Isaac Appears on The 13th Story with Alan Welker

On November 13, 2018, novelist and podcast Alan Welker released an interview with Isaac Thorne for Welker’s The 13th Story podcast. Welker writes horror. He launched The 13th Story podcast to connect with other horror authors and discuss the genre.

“I was happy to help launch Alan’s podcast by being his second episode interview,” Isaac says. “I only wish I hadn’t just spent the day nursing a sick cat. If you want to know what a tired Isaac Thorne brain fart smells like, listen to my answer to Alan’s question about the last horror movie I watched.”

Gassy brain aside, Isaac says he enjoyed the interview, including the opportunity to discuss his work and influences. In addition, Alan and Isaac discussed processes, Isaac’s previous short stories and his collection Road Kills, and his current work in progress.

The 13th Story premiered on Halloween 2018 and featured an interview with horror author Nick Younker. New episodes appear on the 13th of each month and Halloween. In addition to his podcast page, you can find Alan Welker on Twitter.

Isaac Reads From NOBODY WAS HERE on Rob and Slim Show

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Isaac recently returned to The Rob and Slim Show and read an excerpt from the short story that started it all, Nobody Was Here. This episode marked Isaac’s sixth appearance on the show.

“These guys are the best,” Isaac says. “I’ve appeared on several of their Halloween specials. I wasn’t able to make the actual Halloween episode this year, so they invited me on the week before. I had a fantastic time.”

As part of his segment on the show, Isaac read an excerpt from his short tale of dark comic horror Nobody Was Here. The story is available as a standalone ebook and audiobook. It is also available as part of Isaac’s Road Kills collection in paperback. An audiobook version of Road Kills is also available.

About Nobody Was Here

Nobody Was Here is a short tale of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. Lurid, engrossing, and not for the faint of stomach, Nobody Was Here is a short tale of dark comic horror that might make you nervous about your next pit stop along a rural stretch of Southern interstate. There is no rest at this exit. In fact, you’ll be lucky if you even get to relieve yourself.

There is but one certainty when that heavy men’s room door whooshes closed behind you.

You’ll never be the same.

About The Rob and Slim Show

You can listen to the Rob and Slim’s mayhem on PodBean. Each new episode of the shows airs live on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on IPNation.

You can also find Rob and Slim on Twitter and on Facebook.

Isaac Appears on Rob and Slim Show Summer Benefit

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Isaac recently appeared on a summer special of humor podcast The Rob and Slim Show. The summer special was a benefit episode for Rob’s father, who suffered a recent motorcycle accident. The show launched a GoFundMe to help pay Rob’s dad’s bills while he heals. You can still donate to the GoFundMe if you want to help.

“Rob and Slim have been really good to me over the years,” Isaac says. “They were one of my earliest podcast appearances, and have been fantastic supporters of my work. As a rider myself, I know how dangerous the roads can be. Wildlife, weather, and other drivers are all more hazardous when you’re on a bike. I’m hoping Rob’s dad heals well.”

As part of his segment on the show, Isaac read an excerpt from his short tale of dark comic horror Bedside Manner. The story is available as a standalone ebook and audiobook. It is also available as part of Isaac’s Road Kills collection in paperback. An audiobook version of Road Kills will be available soon.

About Bedside Manner

Bedside Manner is a short tale of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. Throughout history, ghosts have haunted the imaginations of young children. This story documents one child’s attempts to resist.

About The Rob and Slim Show

You can listen to the Rob and Slim’s mayhem on PodBean. Each new episode of the shows airs live on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on UStream and IPNation. The show is currently on hiatus for the summer, but will return with new episodes in a few weeks.

You can also find Rob and Slim on Twitter and on Facebook.

Isaac Discusses Capital Punishment on Blood On The Rocks Podcast

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In May of 2018, Isaac Thorne appeared on the Blood on the Rock podcast, where he discussed the history of capital punishment and read an excerpt from “Safety First,” a short story that appears in Road Kills.

“It was a fascinating conversation,” Isaac says of the experience. “Akshay Tailor and I discussed several highlights from capital punishment throughout history. For example, I had no idea that the death sentence was first codified way back in the 18th Century BC. There were 25 reasons the state could kill you, but none of them were murder.

“Blood on the Rocks seems unique in the horror podcast sphere,” he continues. “It’s a podcast that centers on the discussion of real-life horrific and gruesome stories from throughout history. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Akshay.”

After the discussion, Isaac read an excerpt from “Safety First,” which appears in the short story collection Road Kills and airs regularly in audio form on SCRM Radio.

About Blood on the Rocks Podcast

Blood on the Rocks is available for streaming on the Apple Podcasts app and can be supported on Patreon. The podcast’s Twitter account is @TheBloodyRocks. You can also follow Akasy Tailor on Twitter at @AksTailor.