Josh Malerman

199 – Josh Malerman & The Most Frightening Love Story

Josh has been on the show many times before, but never have I been so excited to speak to him. His latest novel, Incidents Around the House is about as good a horror book as I’ve ever covered on this show… or possibly read in my life. It’s the story of a young girl, her family, and the entity pursuing them, but – as you’ll hear – it goes a whole lot deeper (and unforgivingly darker) than that.

Josh tells us about the unique process of writing this book. We discuss the challenges of child narrators. I beg insight into the demons and half-glimpsed horrors of his story… and I assault him with odd comparisons.

It’s all very freewheeling and fun. As the 199th episode should be, before we tip over the edge into a whole new century.

Enjoy – and read this damn book!

Other books mentioned:

  • The House of Last Resort (2024), Christopher Golden
  • Coraline (2002), by Neil Gaiman
  • The Exorcist (1971), by William Peter Blatty
  • Good Night Sleep Tight (2024), by Brian Evenson
  • Nightmares and Dreamscapes (1993), by Stephen King
  • From a Buick 8 (2002), by Stephen King
  • 11/22/63 (2011), by Stephen King

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