As Halloween approaches, horror author Isaac Thorne has been doing a few appearances and interviews with podcasts and other outlets. Most recently, Isaac appeared on Screen Quest Podcast, a movie podcast that is dedicating its October episodes exclusively to horror movies.
“I chatted with hosts Chris, Mae, and Will about a couple of favorite horror comedies,” Isaac says. “One of them was my choice. The other was a listener choice.”
Isaac picked Anything For Jackson, a modern horror comedy that he says is as terrifying as any straight-up horror movie. The podcast’s audience chose Evil Dead II, the slapstick classic follow-up to the movie that put Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell on the radars of horror fans everywhere.
“It was fun chatting about both flicks,” Isaac says. “None of the hosts had seen Anything For Jackson before, so I was happy to have introduced them to that Shudder original. It’s a movie I’ve watched a few times since its initial release on streaming, and I see new things I love about it every time.”
For Evil Dead II, Isaac says it was great fun to revisit. “It had been at least a decade since I last watched that movie. There were things I’d forgotten about it, like the ballet dancing headless Deadite, that I remember totally creeping me out as a teen.”
The group also spent a few minutes chatting about Isaac’s newest horror novel Hell Spring, which was released on Sept. 21. The Screen Quest Podcast episode featuring Isaac can be found on the Screen Quest YouTube Channel as well as other podcast outlets.