Recent Chilling Tales

Examining FACT, FICTION, AND FLYING SAUCERS with Authors Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio And Dr. Clarissa Cole talks road killers!

On a stunning and revealing episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — Thursdays 9-11pE with Hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we dig deep into the truth behind the UFO misinformation, distortion, and derision of debunkers, government agencies, and conspiracy conmen with Fact, Fiction, and Flying Saucers authors Stanton T. Friedman and Kathleen Marden. Stanton and Kathleen will join us in the 10pE hour – in the 9pE hour we will have our monthly talk with forensic psychologist Clarissa Cole who will dissect the psyches of road killers.

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The Harrowing Case of “People Collector” Gary Heidnik Kidnapper, rapist, killer wanted a harem

If you know even a little bit about serial killers, I’ve no doubt that you’re familiar with the term “trophies.” A trophy is basically an item confiscated by a killer – usually taken at the time of the murder – to remind him of the victim and help him to relive the crime. Robert Hansen kept jewelry, Joel Rifkin kept driver’s licenses, and Jeffrey Dahmer kept actual body parts. It’s become so ubiquitous in pop culture references to serial killers that when they’re caught in the movies, it almost always seems like discovery of their stash of trophies is part of the plot. But what if keeping trophies wasn’t enough? What if your urge was not to collect items, but to collect people? Such was the case with Gary Heidnik.

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Catching Up with SUPERNATURAL – “American Nightmare” “The One You’ve Been Waiting For” “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” Trilogy of Monster-Of-the-Week episodes

Supernatural’s most recent episode, the latest in a series of three Monster-of-the-Week installments, brings the delightful Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) back to our screens. “Celebrating the Life of Asa Fox” (12×6) written by Steve Yockey and directed by John Badham, is an enjoyable episode. After a case, Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and his older brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) stop by Jody’s for an impromptu visit. Though Claire and Alex aren’t home, the boys settle in to catch up and enjoy a movie marathon. A phone call interrupts their reunion, giving Jody some sad news: Her friend, a hunter named Asa Fox, has been murdered by a demon. The Winchesters accompany her to the wake, held at the Fox family home in Canada.

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What Motivated Sarah Winchester to Build the Winchester Mystery House? Spirits? Freemasonry? Guilt?

Despite the horrible loss, William and Sarah pressed on until 1880 when another blow hit – the death of William’s father, Oliver. Then – quite unexpectedly – William himself succumbed to tuberculosis, less than one year later, at the age of 43. This reportedly sent Sarah into a tailspin. Though she was now one of the wealthiest women in the world with an inheritance of 20 million dollars plus nearly 50% of the Winchester Arms stock—which, in turn earned her approximately $1,000 dollars per day in royalties for the rest of her life – Sarah just didn’t know how to cope. She “ran away” to Europe for the next three years. It is unknown what she did there, as no records exist.

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THE WALKING DEAD – Hilltop and the Value of Diplomacy Gregory sucks but no one got killed

Diplomacy is a real skill and under the circumstances — vastly outnumbered and outgunned in a very delicate, hair-trigger situation — anything less than smarmy cooperation would have resulted in certain disaster. Maybe Gregory’s knack for strategic ass-kissing is why he is still head man at Hilltop. Certainly Rick’s pride and defiance would have led nowhere good.

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Exploring THE KRAMPUS AND THE OLD DARK CHRISTMAS with Author Al Ridenour on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio Talking with America's Number 1 authority on the old Christmas devil

On a dark and wintry edition of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — Thursdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we welcome author and provocateur Al Ridenour to talk about his comprehensive and sumptuous new book, The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas, exploring the ancient roots and pop culture explosion of the suddenly very popular anti-Claus. Al will join us in the 10pE hour – in the 9pE hour, Joel and Eric will review the week’s paranormal news and banter meaningfully.

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THE MONSTER: Bryan Bertino’s Minimalist Horror Film Propelled by Strong Performances Very fine creature feature

The Monster is as straightforward and minimalist as they come. Kathy (Kazan) has an estranged relationship with her daughter Lizzy (Ballentine) thanks to her alcoholism. But fate makes the two put their strengths to the ultimate test after Kathy hits something while driving. With a surprisingly working cell phone, Kathy makes Lizzy call for help. Now, they get to sit stranded in the middle of the road, in the rain, while a monster lurks in the woods. Kathy and Lizzy are in for the night from hell as they battle not just a ruthless killing machine, but each other as well.

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Talking THE KILLING SEASON with Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio Shocking true crime documentary series premieres Nov 12 on A&E

On a shocking and compelling episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio — Thursdays 9-11pE with hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen — we talk with documentary filmmakers Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills about their new true crime series on A&E investigating the Long Island Serial Killer, The Killing Season. We talk with Josh and Rachel in the 10pE hour – in the 9pE hour Joel and Eric present the week’s freaky paranormal news and give thoughts on the presidential election.

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Psychoanalysis of Horror Icons Michael Myers and John “Jigsaw” Kramer Why do the boogiemen of HALLOWEEN and SAW series do the things that they do?

What happens if we analyze the psyches of fictional characters as if they were real? What is it about horror icons Michael Myers of the Halloween film franchise and John “Jigsaw” Kramer of the Saw series that captures our attention and fires our imaginations? Forensic psychologist Dr. Clarissa Cole pries open the lids and pokes around for us

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