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The Horror Pod Class

Hey class!  Come meet Mike and Tyler, two high school teachers who absolutely love to talk and write about the horror genre!  We also own and write for a website named Signal Horizon, where you can get the latest news, reviews, and analysis of works from the horror and dark science fiction genres!

Jan 31, 2018

Hey Class!  On this episode of Horror Podclass we talk about the upcoming movie Annihilation and one of our favorite genres, The New Weird.  We discuss weird fiction, what it is, what it isn't, how it works, and where you can find more of it!

Here are some useful links to some things we discuss in the show:

Annihilation News and Trailer Worry Fans of the Book at our website,  You can see the trailer for the upcoming movie and read a little bit about the problems adapting the book into a film.

You can also read for yourself what H.P. Lovecraft wrote about the genre, why it works, and how to write it.

Don't forget to head on over to and start your free trial!  We recommend that you get a copy of Area X by Jeff VanderMeer, which contains the entire trilogy that starts with Annihilation.  Tyler recommends Karin Tidbeck as another great weird fiction author you can check out.

If you are looking for some weird fiction podcasts, check out Pseudopod, an excellent short horror fiction podcast with excellent stories and equally excellent narration.  We recommend you start your weird fiction journey with episodes 574: While the Black Stars Burn by Lucy Snyder, episode 568: The Room in the Other House by Kristi Demeester, and Episode 578: Alarm will Sound by Christopher Shultz.