Talking Scared

127 – Grady Hendrix and the Radical Puppet Collective

January 24, 2023 Neil McRobert Episode 127
Talking Scared
127 – Grady Hendrix and the Radical Puppet Collective
Show Notes

When it comes to stress, they say selling a house is up there with divorce and death. Now imagine that house is haunted… by demonic puppets. 

Yeah – that’s the premise of Grady Hendrix’s brand-new horror novel, How to Sell a Haunted House. It combines Grady’s trademark humour, genre-knowledge and playfulness, with a genuinely frightening story about homes, and all the things they contain, both comforting and downright nasty.

Grady and I dive into the economics of haunting, the value of earnestness in a world of irony, and we discover the difference between marionettes and hand puppets … which is more frightening that you would expect.

It’s a fun conversation, about a joyfully creepy book.  


How To Sell A Haunted House was published by Berkley on Jan 17th 2003. 

Other books mentioned in this episode: 

  • The Final Girl Support Group (2020), by Grady Hendrix
  • Horrorstör (2014), by Grady Hendrix
  • We Sold Our Souls (2018), by Grady Hendrix
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw (2020), by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Pallbearer’s Club (2022), by Paul Tremblay
  • Moth Manor (1978), by Martha Sherman Bacon

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