Talking Scared

129 – Stephen Graham Jones & Slashers Can Save the World

February 07, 2023 Neil McRobert Episode 129
Talking Scared
129 – Stephen Graham Jones & Slashers Can Save the World
Show Notes

Are you ready for another bloody confrontation? Same rules, different setting (actually still my attic bedroom) and more gore?

Stephen Graham Jones AKA Professor Slasher, returns to Talking Scared to discuss Don’t Fear the Reaper, the sequel to his zeitgeist-blasting slasher-ode, My Heart is a Chainsaw. Reaper takes us back to Proofrock, Idaho for a freezing night of rage and bloodshed, with returning favourites and a whole new killer who reads like the distillation of American carnage.

That all sounds suitably epic. Hopefully this conversation matches. Stephen and I talk about favourite slasher sequels, minority monsters in fiction, getting to know Jade Daniels even better, and the importance of writing yourself into a corner.

This is an episode a lot of you have been waiting for. Enjoy. And watch out for hook-handed men.


Don’t Fear the Reaper was published by Saga and Titan Books on 7th February, 2023 

Other books mentioned in this episode:

  • Maeve Fly (2023), by C.J. Leade
  • My Heart is a Chainsaw (2021), by Stephen Graham Jones
  • The Final Girl Support Group (2021), by Grady Hendrix
  • Moon of the Crusted Snow (2018), by Waubgeshig Rice

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