We’re off to La La Land this week, to talk cursed films, 90s horror nostalgia and Winona Ryder(!!)
Our guest is Josh Winning – who has parlayed his years of writing from and about film sets into a horror novel. Burn the Negative is set in the backlots, soundstages, cutting rooms and dank motel rooms of Hollywood. It features a film with a fatal jinx and a whole lotta love for the 90s teen slasher.
Amongst all of that, Josh and I also tick off the uncanny creepiness of child stars, the validity of fun in horror and the power of the silhouette in making a really scary horror villain.
Burn the Negative was published on July 11th by Penguin Random House
The Shadow Glass (2022), by Josh Winning
The Final Girl Support Group (2021), by Grady Hendrix
My Heart is a Chainsaw (2021), by Stephen Graham Jones
House of Leaves (2000), by Mark Z. Danielewski
“N”– in Just After Sunset (2008), by Stephen King