On this special holiday episode of After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted with co-hosts Joel Sturgis and Eric Olsen, we talk Krampus with famed novelist Richard Kadrey, an aficionado of dark Christmas traditions of every stripe! Kadrey, who lives in San Francisco, is the author of dozens of stories, plus ten novels, including the Sandman Slim series (Kill the Dead, Aloha from Hell, Devil Said Bang, Kill City Blues, The Getaway God, Killing Pretty), Metrophage, Dead Set, and Butcher Bird. He has written and spoken about art, culture and technology for Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle, Discovery Online, The Site, SXSW and Wired For Sex on the G4 cable network.
The zeitgeist senses that something is missing, that Christmas is out of balance, that actions no longer have consequences. Hence the resurgence of Krampus in his ancestral territory of Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Slovenia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, but also in the US. And when Americans grab onto a trend, it knows it has been grabbed.
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Werewolves of Yule
Mari Lwyd – The Party Animal Horse Skull of Wales
Krampus – The Rise of the Anti-Claus
The Yule Log
The Macabre Adventures of St. Nicholas
Santa Claus and the Magic Mushroom
Midnight Syndicate on After Hours AM/America’s Most Haunted Radio
Midnight Syndicate Brings Spooky Sensibility to CHRISTMAS: A GHOSTLY GATHERING
SCROOGED Should Be On Your Christmas Horror List
by Richard Kadrey [Harper Voyager]
by Monte Beauchamp [Fantagraphics Books]