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Ominous Origins

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Join me on a journey into the origins of the unknown. Every legend, every beast, and every myth has it's beginnings, and it's time we take a look into the Ominous Origins of our mysterious history.For inquiries or comments, you can contact

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The History of Demons | Ars Goetia Part 2

April 9th, 2021


We're back, I told you I'd be back with part two of the Ars Goetia and its listing of the demon hierarchy. Last week we looked at the kings of hell, …

History of Demons | Ars Goetia Pt 1

April 5th, 2021


The Ars Goetia is a fascinating piece of work that features a wealth of information within it, including a list of demons and their abilities. Today, and for the next little while we will be going over the demons …

Hide and Seek with the Huldufolk!

March 26th, 2021


So let's play a game. It involves you, me, nature, and hidden elves who live in rocks in Iceland. I'm serious, the Huldufolk are a crafty little …

History of Demons | Angels That Like to Watch

March 12th, 2021


Yes! We're back after taking a week off, and I'm happy we are - I hope you are too. I decided to bring back the old History of Demons chestnut and …

Ominous Interviews | Nicholas Snyder

February 26th, 2021


In today's episode I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Nicholas Snyder, director of The Astrology of Pandemics. He's a genuinely nice …

Everybody Dance Like It's 1518!

February 19th, 2021


So way back when, well 1518 to be specific, the jitterbug took over Strasbourg, France... Literally. For reasons still relatively unknown, hundreds …

Ominous Interviews | Darcy Weir

February 12th, 2021


Darcy Weir is a documentarian and filmmaker responsible for such works as Occult Journeys, Beyond the Spectrum: Being Taken, and Volcanic UFO …

Richard Trenton Chase: Man, Monster, Monsterman.

February 5th, 2021


Last week we took a little look at Richard Chase's past, the trials and tribulations, and even a few of his struggles. Don't get me wrong, I've got …

Vampires in California? Of course. It's Richard Trenton Chase

January 29th, 2021


The '70's in the USA was a wild time, man. There were hippies, there were drugs, there was the run off of the feel good 60's, but there was also war, …

Lavinia Fisher, The Old City Jail, and Jolly Jane, Oh My!

January 22nd, 2021


Yes, we're back with our second look into Mrs. Lavinia Fisher, who you may remember from such atrocities as The Six Mile Wayfarer House, and the crimes she committed there. What crimes you're asking? Well! How about …

Lavinia Fisher | America's First Female Serial Killer

January 15th, 2021


Back in the day, and I mean back in the day, when America was just a wee lad in the world a woman by the name of Lavinia Fisher, and her husband John …

Creepy Dolls

January 8th, 2021


Tell me, what's your worst nightmare? It's different for everybody, sure. But there are the common ones. Ya know, like sharks, clowns, demons, the list goes on and on. For some, maybe even a lot of people, that …

True Crime | Wanda Beach Finale

December 11th, 2020


There are twists, there are turns, and there are still no answers when it comes to the slayings of Marianne Schmidt and Christine Sharrock, also …

True Crime | Wanda Beach

November 27th, 2020


Who doesn't love a little true crime now and again? I know I sure do, which is why every so often I like to toss on into the circuit of episodes, and this one will be a two parter, so that's even better, right? Today we …

Werewolves | Peter Stumpf

November 20th, 2020


We're back with some more werewolf stuff! I have an interesting real life case today, and a little tidbit about a potential werewolf skull. The skull …

Werewolves | King Lycaon

November 13th, 2020


So here we are, I can't believe it's taken me this long to cover this all too familiar topic: Werewolves. But I fought with the best place to start, …

Aliens of Old | The Astronaut of Casar Stele

November 6th, 2020


Aliens! They're fun, right? I do love talking about aliens, both sightings and encounters. From theories to conspiracies, I don't think there is anything as fascinating as a good UFO sighting or alien encounter. But …

Ominous Interviews | Meg Smith

October 30th, 2020


If you're a long time listener of the show, you know I love a good interview. From time to time, I have people contact me, or I reach out to them to try to get them on the show, and when that happens, I get all giddy. …

The History of Demons | Asmodeus and the Hierarchy

October 23rd, 2020


The history of demons is back! Yes, my favorite topic and segment on the show returns this week with a look at the powerful Asmodeus and the …

Sea Monster | The Kraken

October 16th, 2020


"Release the Kraken!" Famous words once spoken by a truly great and honorable man: Liam Neeson. But it's time to release the real Kraken on this …

Enochian | The Language of the Angels

October 9th, 2020


In a time in which the world could use a little magic, we have the Enochian language. Originally thought to be the language by which Adam originally …

International Podcast Day Featuring the Morbidly Beautiful Network

September 30th, 2020


Back in 2014 the idea was had to celebrate something that is incredibly close to me, and thousands, if not millions of others around the world. That idea was to celebrate podcasts, podcasters, and podcast listeners with …

Mysterious Apps | Randonautica

September 25th, 2020


Earlier this year, as if things couldn't get any crazier, an app was released. The app in question, which hit mobile stores in January was called …

Interview with Matthew Currie Holmes

September 18th, 2020


In our lead up to International Podcast Day, I was lucky enough to sit down with an accomplished, actor, writer, director, and most recently, …

An Update

September 11th, 2020


Last week I missed an episode, and for that I'm so terribly sorry. There's been a lot of radio silence on my end, and that's due to a lack of  motivation on my part. I'm working on a big project for the podcast, as well …

Art Imitating Life |Jason Voorhees Pt 2.

August 28th, 2020


Last week we stopped our journey into the life of the notorious Jason Voorhees about 1/3rd of the way through, which is shocking considering his reign of terror. The trail of bodies Jason left behind in just a few years …

Art Imitating Life | Jason Voorhees Part 1

August 21st, 2020


It all started with a boy, a poor boy and a single mother, who was ultimately out of her depths when it came to raising said boy in a healthy and …

Art Imitating Life | Michael Myers

August 14th, 2020


Last week we looked at the dream demon, the nightmare himself, Freddy Krueger. We treated him as if he were a real world killer, and broke down his crime spree, in a realistic manner. Today we do the same with another …

Wes Craven | Freddy Krueger

August 7th, 2020


Back in the 60's a child killer by the name of Frederick Krueger was burned alive in his own home by the parents of his victims. Krueger supposedly died in that blaze... But then a decade later kids and teens in …

Homey The Clown

July 31st, 2020


This is a weird one. It's part urban legend, part reality, all very confusing. Back in the early 90's, the TV In Living Color introduced a character …

The Modern Vampire

July 24th, 2020


I admit it, I'm a huge vampire mark. I love the lore, the stories, the fiction and the fact. It's true what a lot of vampire fiction says, they are alluring in their charms, and fascinating in their mystery, and that's …

Dark History | Albert Fish

July 17th, 2020


This is an episode I've been toying with for quite some time. I first learned of Albert Fish when I was graduating highschool, when I was in a super …

The Crying Boy Painting

July 10th, 2020


Curses, they’re supposedly all around us. From the curse of the Bambino, to  the Annabelle doll, we’ve all experienced or heard of some kind of curse …

Dark History | Roanoke

June 26th, 2020


It's one of, if not the oldest mysteries in America's history. In 1590, a colony of over a hundred people just up and vanished, with seemingly no …

Dark History | Cropsey

June 19th, 2020


We all know the stories. We all know the tales - the boogeyman, the hook handed escaped convict, the monster in the woods - well what if I told you …

Dark History | The SlenderMan Stabbing

June 12th, 2020


We've all been susceptible to the power of suggestion or given into our beliefs at one point in time, however sometimes people take it a little too far. Knocking on a stranger's door to hand out pamphlets is one thing, …

Norse Mythology | Midgard and The World Serpent

June 5th, 2020


It’s not every week that I take a look at the more common myths and cultures around the world - I feel at times there’s not much I can add to those …

The Wild Hunt

May 29th, 2020


For anybody who fancies themselves a gamer, the term The Wild Hunt might ring familiar from The Witcher franchise. Anybody who studies folklore, …

Faerie Tales | Rev. Robert Kirk

May 22nd, 2020


Once again I revisit a case from the past, and something that I’ve had an intense interest in since my youngest years - faeries. Yes, those whimsical …

Swift Runner

May 15th, 2020


For far too long I’ve been neglecting Canadian folklore, dark history, and stories. I’ve started to remedy that in the last few weeks, and I’m …

Close Encounters | Falcon Lake

May 8th, 2020


My fascination with UFO’s continues today with a look at one of, if not the best documented case of UFO activity to have ever happened. No, I’m not talk about Roswell, or Area 51 for the cases surrounding those …

Close Encounters | Shag Harbour

May 1st, 2020


So, I’m just going to get this out there: I’ve been on a bit of UFO kick as of late. I admit it, and I have no idea why. Maybe I was visited recently and my memory was wiped, but on a subconscious level something was …

The Heaven's Gate Cult

April 24th, 2020


Boy, were the 70’s a strange time. We had free love, hippies, drugs… none of which I was around for. But with that new mentality, the new views on freedom came some pretty unique, and even bizarre views on a variety of …

Dracula and Vlad III

April 17th, 2020


Dracula: A name that has struck fear into the hearts of the populous ever since the publication of the novel in 1897. But what was the basis for the …

Close Encounters | The Phoenix Lights

April 10th, 2020


In March of 1997, the residents of Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas were treated to a sight never really before seen by human eyes. In an unprecedented episode, I look at maybe the most marvelous and …

History of Demons | Belial

April 3rd, 2020


First off, I have to apologize for missing last week. Sadly, I just couldn’t find the time, despite being stuck at home - like many of you are. Some …

The Lead Masks Case

March 20th, 2020


This week’s episode toes the line between true crime and the supernatural. It’s a weird one, and it comes to us as a request from Talia on Facebook, and I’m so glad she brought it to my attention. All throughout the …

The History of Demons | Alphabetical "A"

March 13th, 2020


Sadly this week was a rough one for me on a personal note. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I was officially laid off from my job for the foreseeable …

The Bogeyman

March 6th, 2020


At least once in everybody’s life they’ve heard of it. Maybe you’ve even been afraid of it. The thing that lurks in the shadows, the monster in the closet or under the bed; of course I’m talking about the bogeyman. It …

Women In Horror Finale | Catherine Corcoran

February 29th, 2020


Sadly, today brings us to the end of this amazing journey through various women in honor of Women in Horror Month, and today is an incredibly special one. You know her as the outgoing and charismatic Dawn from Terrifier

Women In Horror | Ember Burns

February 26th, 2020


In our penultimate interview for Women in Horror Month, I bring you yet another multi-talented individual by the name of Ember Burns. Now, Ember has …

Women in Horror | Brittany Blanton

February 25th, 2020


*DICLAIMER* There were some technical difficulties with the audio in this episode. I do apologize for the quality of the recording. *DISCLAIMER*

Women in Horror | Danielle | Ghoulish Cast

February 24th, 2020


In the world of podcasting, there is no shortage of fantastic things to listen to, and the Ghoulish Cast falls among that grouping. Danielle is one …

Women In Horror | Helen Lyons-Curran

February 23rd, 2020


What happens behind the scenes of films? Well, there’s a lot, and we’ve looked into some of what people do during our interview series, but there’s one woman who really embodies that behind-the-scenes essence. That …

Women In Horror | Sarah | Geeks Who Eat

February 22nd, 2020


So, during our time with Women in Horror Month, I’ve talked to a great assortment of people, that has been established, but today is a truly …

Women In Horror | Horrocane

February 21st, 2020


In the time that I’ve interviewed all these incredible women in horror, I’ve gotten to speak with actresses, directors, writers, performers, but Horrocane is a first. She’s a YouTuber from Australia. So not only is her …

Women in Horror | Elizabeth McCafferty

February 19th, 2020


The great thing about this Women in Horror Month interview series is all the people I get to meet, and I couldn’t be happier about sitting down with …

Women In Horror | Somica Spratley

February 17th, 2020


In the world of horror, there are so many faces behind the scenes that make things work, that helps the machine run smoothly, and one of those faces is Somica Spratley. She is a visual effects and makeup artist with a …

Women in Horror | Kino McFarland

February 14th, 2020


One of the reasons why I love celebrations like Women in Horror Month so much is due to all the amazing and interesting people I get to meet, and today I got to chat with one of the most fascinating women I’ve ever had …

Women in Horror | The Horror Spinsters

February 12th, 2020


Before I get into the article, I would like to welcome The Horror Spinsters to the Morbidly Beautiful podcasting network, and they just happen to be …

Women In Horror | Stephanie Malone

February 7th, 2020


Our first interview on the journey through the wonderful Women in Horror Month is a very special one. If you’ve listened to the podcast in the last …

The Banshee

January 31st, 2020


This week is the last day before we hit February, and with February comes the illustrious Women In Horror Month! In honour of that kicking off tomorrow, I have a myth for you in the realm of that - the Banshee. One of …

The Jersey Devil

January 24th, 2020


I can’t believe it took me the long to do the Jersey Devil. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had a fascination with New Jersey. Don’t’ ask why, I’m well aware of the states reputation. Nevertheless, the allure …

The Highway of Tears

January 17th, 2020


The Highway of Tears – what’s there to say on the topic? Well, a lot. For those unfamiliar with the massive stretch of highway in the middle of …

The Beast of Bodmin Moor | Alien Big Cats

January 10th, 2020


It’s time for a lesson in the ABC’s… No, I trust you know your alphabet, I’m talking about Alien Big Cats. These aren’t some extra-terrestrial …

Lake Lanier Revist | Hannah Truelove

January 3rd, 2020


Welcome to the very first episode of the Ominous Origins Podcast! Of course, this is still a Horror Shots Production, but with a twist. With the new branding, I’m thinking of throwing in some more real life dark history …

An Update | A New Name

December 30th, 2019


As I mentioned in the last episode, Horror Shots, the Podcast is getting a makeover, and this is it! Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast! A brand new season will be kicking off on Friday, with the same compelling …

Year in Review | Icelandic Yule Cat

December 27th, 2019


Well 2019 is coming to an end. It means a fresh start for many, and with it being a new decade, I thought I’d talk about the year that’s been, and …

Indiana | Crosley Monster

December 20th, 2019


In the state of Indiana there lives a familiar monster. Now, this beast has had at least two eye witness accounts, and both describe the same thing – though the encounters were vastly different. I’m of course talking …

Friday The 13th

December 13th, 2019


Yes, Friday the 13th is more than just a Voorhees family reunion; it’s a day wrought bad luck and for the religious and superstitious, it means a …

Illinois | H.H. Holmes

December 6th, 2019


While today’s topic might not be an urban legend, so to speak, it does fall into the realm of disturbing and macabre. Sorry to those who were hoping to hear about Bigfoot or other cryptids, but today I have a real life …

Idaho | Coyote and The Seven Devils

November 29th, 2019


The stop on our tour is the unassuming Idaho, the state known for its potatoes, of all things. Well, like any other state, it has legends of its own. Being located in an area rich with history, including being part of …

Hawaii's Man-Eating Spirits

November 22nd, 2019


Ah, Hawaii! If I were to ever travel the USA in person, this would most certainly be a destination. The sun, the sand, the waves, it’s truly a …

Georgia | Lake Lanier

November 15th, 2019


We are back with our tour of the Eerie USA this week after a little pit stop last. Today we’re going to be looking at the State of Georgia. After …

Interview with Ken Ammi | Nephilim Follow-Up

November 8th, 2019


A few months back, you may recall, I did a podcast just touching the topic of the Nephilim. I say just touching for one reason, it is a very deep …

The Florida Skunk-Ape

November 1st, 2019


Loch Ness, The Cupacabra, Big Foot – all very recognizable names to those who don’t even know what those are classified as – Cryptids, they’re called cryptids – but what about a not-so-known-one, what about one with a …

Delaware's Lums Pond

October 25th, 2019


As we continue our tour on the Eerie USA, we come across some smaller states, naturally. But that doesn’t mean they’re any less deserving of a spot on our tour – Hell, some of them have the best legends and stories. …

Connecticut Witches and Hannah Cranna

October 18th, 2019


If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my travels through the Eerie USA, Connecticut is by far one of the hardest to spell. That’s not supernatural, of course, just an observation… Anywhoo, Connecticut is home to one of …

Colorado's Riverdale Road

October 11th, 2019


Much like the Arkansas stories, Colorado has a plethora of scary stories, none of

which seem to be too fleshed out. However, there was one place in …

The California Dark Watchers

October 4th, 2019


California, the place of dreams, coastline, mountains, and of course, dark spirits that lurk in the mountain ranges. It’s the perfect getaway. If …

The Arkansas Legends

September 27th, 2019


Our next stop on the Eerie USA tour features not a specific event or location in Arkansas, but a plethora of places, as it turns out, Arkansas is really quite haunted. There were some incredibly fascinating stories, …

The Arizona Skinwalkers

September 20th, 2019


Being a Canadian living in a rather generic part of the country, a desert is something that holds a mystical and nearly magical aspect in my …

The Alaskan Triangle

September 13th, 2019


We’re all quite familiar with the Bermuda Triangle – right? The part of the world where everything from people to planes go missing, and is full of …

Dead Children's Playground

September 6th, 2019


In the first episode of season 4, I start a 50 episode series on strange and weird happenings within the USA. It will henceforth be called: The Eerie USA. I hope you enjoy the first episode... The Dead Children's …

It's STILL the End of the World.

August 30th, 2019


Last week we tackled the impending doom of our world through mostly Christian means. We went over what eschatology is, what it means, and how it …

The End Of The World

August 23rd, 2019


It’s no secret that throughout the course of history, maybe even since the beginning of human civilization, people have predicted the end of the …

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

August 16th, 2019


Back in 1959 a group of hikers went up into the Ural Mountains to embark on an expedition, little did they know, something would happen. Something …

Dragons | 2 | St George's battle, and the Chinese Dragons

August 9th, 2019


Last week we took a gander at the mythical and legendary beast known as the dragon. We touched upon many aspects in that first part, but much of it …

Dragons - Part 1

August 2nd, 2019


Here’s a biggen. I’ve toyed with the idea of doing a cast on dragons, but it seemed like such a large daunting, fire-breathing task, but alas, I’ve decided to cover it no matter how large the job. I think we’re all …

The History of Demons: Paimon

July 26th, 2019


In honour of the movie, Midsommar by director Ari Aster, I bring you the demon Paimon. What connection does that have to Midsommar? Well, if you saw …

The Nephilim

July 19th, 2019


This week’s episode is all about the giants that once walked the Earth – the Nephilim, and boy did I open up a massive can of worms with this one. It seems that nobody can 100% agree on just what they were, or where …

The Succubus and Incubus

July 15th, 2019


The lusty, alluring, sexy succubus is a legend as old as demonology itself, with some records even accounting that Lilith, the mother of demons was, …

Fresh Kills Con - With Jesse Markowski

July 5th, 2019


For every fan of any genre, there’s something special that happens during the year, often several times. It’s a time where fans can go out and meet their favourite stars and characters; it’s a time where communities …

Devil Pacts

June 28th, 2019


In this cast I'll be going over some deals with the Devil, as well as what's involved! As early as the 1400’s, it’s believed that people have been …


June 21st, 2019


Ever since 1973 North America, and most of the western world became a little obsessed with The Exorcist, a film depicting a young girl who’s body and mind are taken over by a demon. It’s a simple, yet terrifying …

Pride Month!

June 14th, 2019


June is pride month, and I wanted to explore this time of inclusion, acceptance, and support by looking at some myths and historical characters that either identified as LGBTQ or were suggested as such before terms and …

The Irish Werewolf

June 7th, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I talk about the Irish Werewolf. Werewolves have been a part of both popular culture and folklore for centuries, with …

The Leshy

May 31st, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I go over the Leshy!

The Leshy? You maybe questioning. What the Hell is a Leshy? All great questions. Well, I’ll start with the fact that you probably haven’t heard of the Leshy before …

Stories of Thunderbird

May 24th, 2019


Note: If you haven’t listened to last week's episode, I would recommend going back and doing so… I mean, of course I would, it’s my podcast! However, …

The Thunderbird

May 17th, 2019


In this episode of the cast I take a detour away from the idea and origins of the curse and step back into the realm of mythological creatures. Today …

Morbidly Horror

May 16th, 2019


In this quick little update, I just wanted to let you know that in the near future, The Horror Shots podcast will be teaming up with Morbidly …


May 10th, 2019


In this special, and slightly different episode, I'm drawn to the idea of resurrection after the passing of my beloved cat, Shelby. Unfortunately she lost her battle with bone cancer, and so my wife and I decided it was …


May 3rd, 2019


In this episode (that I mistakenly call season one! It's season three. Talking is hard) I look at curses and their effect on people dating all the way back to ancient Egypt, potentially before then even,all the way to …

Season 3 - Episode One! The Curse of The Poltergeist

April 26th, 2019


In this first episode of season three of the podcast, I go over what a poltergeist is, as well as the curse associated with the film, if it really is …

The Phoenix

March 12th, 2019


In this episode, which is related to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, I discuss the ancient symbolic bird known as the Phoenix. This …


March 1st, 2019


In this episode I look at the villainous Egyptian God, Set. Set is a very interesting character, and therefore has a very interesting story. He has seen a few iterations of himself through different myths, and even …

Fresh Kills Con - Jesse Markowski

February 22nd, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I was lucky enough to interview Jesse Markowski of Fresh Kills Con - which is a brand new horror convention takings …

Women in Horror Month - Kristen Zaza

February 8th, 2019


In this very special episode, I honor the Women in Horror Month with a look at a friend mine from the Horror Rama event earlier this year. Her name is Kristen Zaza, and you may have heard me talk about her in the past. …

Deathly Personifications: Hel

February 2nd, 2019


In this episode of the podcast I continue my look into the various personifications of death; today we look at Hel, from the Norse Mythology. Hel, as …

Personifications of Death: The Celts

January 26th, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I continue my look into how various cultures around the world personify death; today's look is at the Celtic region …

Deathly Personifications: Thanatos

January 19th, 2019


In this episode of the podcast, I look at certain death as it is personified. In the first of a many part series on the topic, which will feature …

The History of Demons: Samael

January 12th, 2019


In this return episode of the podcast (after a way too long hiatus), I look at the history of yet another demon... or is he an angel? Welcome to the complicated world of Samael. Some call him the angel of death, other …

Life Imitating Art: The Slender Man Stabbings

December 14th, 2018


In this episode of the Horror Shots Podcast, I look more into life imitating art, and this time it has to do with everybody's favorite internet monster - and it's not overly attached girlfriend. No, today we're talking …

Life Imitating Art: The Necronomicon

December 7th, 2018


In this episode of the podcast I look at how life has a tendency to imitate art. From people worshiping things that are pure creations of a brilliant mind to... well just things they read on the internet. Today's look …

The History of Demons: Satan!

December 1st, 2018

In this podcast I revisit my series on the History of Demons, with information provided by Michelle Belanger's Dictionary of Demons. This is a fascinating look at the name Satan, and how it's been changed and invoked …

Hell Gates!

November 24th, 2018


In this triumphant return to podcasting I take a look at various places believed to be Hell Gates. What's a Hell Gate? Well, they are places believed to have, at one point or another, lead straight into the pits of …

HorrorRama 2018

November 7th, 2018


In this very special episode of the Horror Shots Podcast, I talk about my time at HorrorRama, Toronto's only all horror convention. I had a ton of fun there, and I got to meet so many awesome and interesting people, …

Plague Doctors!

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode of the podcast, I have a brand new intro! Hopefully you like it, if not, let me know! I'm here to please. But the cast itself …

Famous Witches!

October 26th, 2018


In this episode of the Horror Shots Podcast, I'll be taking a closer look at some of the most iconic Halloween symbols: the Witch. Witches have been …

Halloween 2018 Review!

October 19th, 2018


In this special episode, I review the brand spanking new Halloween movie! It's been 40 years since the original, and with every single sequel wiped out, it's time for a new timeline. Does it work? How good is it? Hell, …


October 16th, 2018


In this mini-update podcast, I'll be filling you in on what I've been up to, and what's been taking up all my time lately. Spoiler, it involves a …

Slashers: Part Two

October 3rd, 2018


In this episode I go into more of the Slasher craze, highlighting the genre during it's "Golden Years" from 1978-1984. I look at all the big hitters …

Slashers Pt. 1

September 26th, 2018


In this podcast episode I delve deep into the origins and history of the slasher flick! It's that time of year again where all the closeted horror fans don't shy away from letting their spook flag fly. So I thought It's …

Halloween Pt: 1

September 19th, 2018


In this episode of the Horror Shots Podcast I announce a pretty sweet give-away, just visit me at or any of my social media feeds to enter. Also, I begin my descent into the origins of Halloween, …


September 13th, 2018


In this episode of the Horror Shots Podcast I go back to my roots of history and research by looking into the origins of Halloween, which I'll be talking about until the day itself! This cast though is about what …

Season 2! Horror in art

September 5th, 2018


Welcome back to the Horror Shots Podcast! I'm terribly sorry for the hiatus, but I'm hoping to be back forever now, on Tuesday nights. I've changed up the format a bit, as you'll hear. But I simply don't have the time …

Bigfoot: PT 2

May 22nd, 2018


In this podcast, I look more into the Bigfoot phenomena, along with the researchers involved throughout recent history, methods, and some hoaxes. Can …

Cryptids Pt2: Bigfoot

May 1st, 2018


In this episode I discuss the potential of Bigfoot's existence, as well as some hoaxes, sightings, and explanations. ALSO! there's a book give away …

Cryptozoology: Pt1

April 10th, 2018


In this Episode I look at the history behind cryptozoology. I don't delve into the monsters just yet, but more about how the field came to be.

Vampire Hunting: Part 4

April 3rd, 2018


In this cast I continue on with The Vampire Watcher's Handbook, and we continue our look at identifying the various kinds of undead creatures that stalk the night!

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Vampire Hunting: PT3

March 20th, 2018


In this episode I continue to discuss Constantine Gregory's Vampire Watcher's Handbook. We go through the first part of chapter two, about identifying vampires, and the undead in general!

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Vampire Hunting Pt. 2

March 12th, 2018


Part two of the Vampire Hunting cast features some literary references, as well as real life encounters with Vampires from history. It's pretty fascinating stuff!

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Vampire Hunting

March 6th, 2018


In this episode I go over the writings of Constantine Gregory, and his book called The Vampire Watcher's Handbook: A Guide for Slayers. It's a fascinating read about the history of vampires, slayers, and how to …


February 27th, 2018


In this podcast I talk about maybe the least known of the big demons out there: Lilith. She's been presented in various forms of media, from movies, books, and TV shows, but what was she really like? Well, let's find …


February 13th, 2018


In this episode I look at an ancient Scandinavian legend in the Trolls, also known as the Jötunn. It's a shorter episode, but it's got some nifty …


February 7th, 2018


In this weeks Horror Shots Podcast, I venture back into the history of demons, and today's special guy is Astaroth, a duke and commander of the legions of Hell. It's a fascinating look at his origins, and what he's all …

The Salem Witch Trials Pt 2

January 30th, 2018


In this episode of the Horror Shots Podcast, I go deeper into the main players accused of Witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials; Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba. I look at their history, and what lead them to …

The Salem Witch Trials, Pt 1

January 23rd, 2018


This week's Horror Shots Podcast is part one of my look into the Salem Witch Trials. I thought about doing one super long one, but I figured it'd be best to break it up into at least two parts. I look into what started …

History of the Grimoire

January 16th, 2018


In this podcast I look into the history behind these ancient and dark texts that are full of spells, charms, and incantations; they even have some …

The History of Necromancy

January 9th, 2018


In this cast I look at the history behind one of the most infamous forms of magic of all tine - Necromancy. I researched into its past, as well as some rites and rituals.

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The History of Demons - Lamashtu

December 27th, 2017


In this episode I discuss a particularly nasty demon called Lamashtu. A demon in Mesoptoamia who targeted pregnant mothers and babies.

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December 21st, 2017


In this episode I talk about the Christmas demon - Krampus. How did his legend begin, who believes in him, and what are the traditions surrounding this creature?

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The Wendigo

December 12th, 2017

In this episode I go into some detail on the Wendigo legend, and how its story has spread throughout time.

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November 18th, 2017

In this episode, I talk about fairies and where they come from. I'll tell you some stories and historical accounts as well.

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Vampires - myths, legends, and lore.

November 6th, 2017

In this reboot edition of my podcast, I'll be talking about vampires, their myths, their legends, their lore, and their place in our reality.

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