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On this special episode of Ominous Origins, we interview podcaster, author, and walking encyclopedia of horror knowledge, S.A. Bradley.

This week is yet another special episode featuring maybe the most passionate horror fan in the world, S.A. Bradley. Bradley has a storied history in the world of horror, and his podcast, Hellbent For Horror, has made a fan out of Guillermo Del Toro. It’s been nominated for several awards as well, and it’s just a treat to listen to. 


Beyond Bradley’s popular podcast, Hellbent for Horror, he also wrote and published a book back in 2018 called Screaming For Pleasure, which you can find online, or as he prefers it, ordering through a small local book store (and I agree!). In his book, which has become part of the University curriculum, he details many aspects of what makes horror unique, not just in filmmaking, but as a cultural and societal influence as well.

I say it during the intro to the podcast, and near the end of the interview, but I can’t say it enough: this man has such an unrivaled passion for horror, and the depth in which he takes his fascination is remarkable.

The parallels he draws between cultural events, timelines, and allegory with real-life events are outstanding. He has the ability to take horror and turn it into real-world history, and the results are truly special.

Anybody with an interest in horror, movies, history, culture, or even anthropology needs to not just listen to this interview, but his library of work as well.

S.A. Bradley Links


Ominous Origins

Welcome to the Ominous Origins Podcast, a Horror Shots production. If you were previously a fan of the Horror Shots Podcast, this is the same great show with the same compelling content focused on myth, mysterious creatures, unexplained events, spooky stories — and even some of the strangest and most disturbing true crime stories. As always, our goal is to entertain, but also to enlighten with short, well-researched episodes on a variety of fascinating topics.

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