The Calling Hours Horror Podcast 2.21: Panel Discussion on the Hypocrisy of the Allison Mack Allegations (Air Date: 5.5.18)
Note: This podcast was originally scheduled to air on 4.17.18 but was delayed due to technical difficulties.
ABOUT THIS EPISODE:
“There are enough people who know all this shit’s going on, that when it comes time to bail out of the ship, they know exactly what buttons to push. The whole environment is guilty.” – Dave Maresca
On this episode, we will be discussing the situation with former ‘Smallville’ star Allison Mack’s involvement with the NXIVM sex cult. NXIVM is a multi-level marketing organization that offers personal and professional development seminars. Based in Albany County, New York, NXIVM was founded in 1998 by Keith Raniere. News reports and former members have described NXIVM as a cult. In 2017, The New York Times reported that a “secret sisterhood” within NXIVM referred to female members as “slaves”, branded them with Raniere’s initials, and required them to provide nude photos or other potentially damaging information about themselves if they wished to join.
In March 2018, Raniere was indicted on federal charges after being arrested in Mexico on sex trafficking charges. Following his arrest, Raniere appeared in front of a Fort Worth federal judge in the State of Texas where he faced charges of sex trafficking and as well as forced labor in New York State. Mack is alleged to have brought in other females to be cult members.
Joining me to talk about this will be film makers Brandon E. Brooks and Mo Whalen, as well as Hallow9ine Network podcaster Dave Maresca.
In our Digital Dismemberment Spotlights this evening, we will be covering Scream Factory’s Blu-Ray Release of The Town That Dreaded Sundown, the 1976 horror film by producer and director Charles B. Pierce (who also co-stars in the film). This early slasher film is loosely based on the actual crimes attributed to an unidentified serial killer known as the Phantom Killer. The actual Phantom attacked height people between February 22 and May 3, 1946 in or near the town of Texarkana, Texas (where most of the film was shot, using a number of locals as extras).
We will also be covering the Scream Factory Blu-Ray release of Cockneys Vs. Zombies, a 2012 British zombie comedy film directed by Matthias Hoene and written by James Moran and Lucas Roche. The plot centers on a group of Cockneys who arm themselves to rescue their grandfather and his friends from their retirement home as a zombie apocalypse takes place in the East End of London.
We will be highlighting a NC band our Metal Massacre Spotlights this evening, Birth The Wretched!