129 – Stephen Graham Jones & Slashers Can Save the World

Are you ready for another bloody confrontation? Same rules, different setting (actually still my attic bedroom) and more gore?

Stephen Graham Jones AKA Professor Slasher, returns to Talking Scared to discuss Don’t Fear the Reaper, the sequel to his zeitgeist-blasting slasher-ode, My Heart is a Chainsaw. Reaper takes us back to Proofrock, Idaho for a freezing night of rage and bloodshed, with returning favourites and a whole new killer who reads like the distillation of American carnage.

That all sounds suitably epic. Hopefully this conversation matches. Stephen and I talk about favourite slasher sequels, minority monsters in fiction, getting to know Jade Daniels even better, and the importance of writing yourself into a corner.

Books mentioned:

  • Maeve Fly (2023), by C.J. Leade
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw (2021), by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Final Girl Support Group (2021), by Grady Hendrix
  • Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018), by Waubgeshig Rice

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