HLC - "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and "Session 9" dir. by Brad Anderson

This month's Horror and Lit Club episode is a discussion of "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro and "Session 9" directed by Brad Anderson. I also talk at length about some stuff I've been enjoying during quarantine, including the 1991 film "Soap Dish," the original 1973 version of "The Wicker Man," and the first-person shooter video game Doom Eternal.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo IshiguroRandom horror recommendation: “Session 9” directed by Brad Anderson For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: April 17, 2020, 8:28 p.m.

The Move

This month’s story concerns a handful of men working for a small moving company tasked with emptying an ancient woodland mansion. As they dig deeper into the house, however, they find more than just cobwebs lingering in the halls.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo IshiguroRandom horror recommendation: “Session 9” directed by Brad Anderson For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: April 3, 2020, 9:09 p.m.

HLC - "Night of the Hunter" by Davis Grubb and "Night of the Hunter" dir. by Charles Laughton

A discussion of this month's dual recommendations, Davis Grubb's debut 1953 novel "Night of the Hunter" and its 1955 film adaptation by Charles Laughton. I also give my first impression of the new “Locke and Key” series on Netflix and ramble on about the greatness of Tobe Hooper’s classic, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.”Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Night of the Hunter” by Davis GrubbRandom horror recommendation: Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: March 20, 2020, 10:18 p.m.

Within as Without

In today's story, a lone soldier stalks the ruins of a post-apocalyptic city, following the last orders he was given at the end of an unknown war. But as he hunts his quarry through broken buildings and desolate streets, he realizes he's not just the hunter, but the hunted as well.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Night of the Hunter” by Davis GrubbRandom horror recommendation: Night of the Hunter, directed by Charles Laughton For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: March 7, 2020, 8:55 p.m.

Introducing - The Dating Game Killer

The Dating Game Killer transports you to a time when serial killers terrorized cities from coast to coast.In the middle of a string of murders, one of these deranged men appeared as a contestant on the popular television show The Dating Game. And he won. How was it that a cold blooded serial killer made it onto a TV show that millions of people watched, and no one could see what he really was?Rodney Alcala was one of the most deadly serial killers in American history. Police believe that he murdered five people, but the real number might be closer to 100. From Wondery, the team that brought you Over My Dead Body and Hollywood and Crime, comes The Dating Game Killer - the gruesome story of the most famous serial killer that you’ve never heard of. You’re about to hear a preview of The Dating Game Killer. While you’re listening, be sure to subscribe to The Dating Game Killer on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you’re listening right now.https://wondery.com/shows/the-dating-game-killer/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: March 5, 2020, 8:44 p.m.

HLC - "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros and "REC" directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza

This month's horror and lit club is a discussion of "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra Cisneros and "REC" directed by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza. I also talk at length about some random shit, including how bad the holidays between January and June suck and how much I love "Bates Motel," the five-season adaptation of "Psycho" that aired on the A&E network from 2013 to 2017.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | InstagramJoin the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra CisnerosRandom horror recommendation: REC dir. by Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: March 5, 2020, 5:42 p.m.

Ojos Oscuros

A peasant girl working as an agave farmer is given a second chance a new life, but the sacrifices she'll have to make may not be worth it.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: "The House on Mango Street" by Sandra CisnerosRandom horror recommendation: REC dir. by Jaume Baulguero and Paco Plaza For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Feb. 7, 2020, 10:55 p.m.

HLC - "The Terror" by Dan Simmons and its television adaptation by AMC

In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, we discuss Dan Simmon's 2007 novel "The Terror," and its 2018 adaptation written and produced by David Kajganich. Also, I talk about and review "The Lighthouse" directed by Robert Eggers and the 2020 reboot of "The Grudge."Check outSupport us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Jan. 17, 2020, 11:50 p.m.

Oh, Heaven

It's good to have a goal to keep you motivated, to keep you grounded, but letting that goal become an obsession is never healthy.Today's story concerns a longtime sailor whose dissatisfaction with his work life is manifested in his obsession with a small Pacific island. His desire to return there after a brief shore leave intensifies until it seems only violence, possibly even mutiny, will allow him to return to his own, personal heaven.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: "The Terror" by Dan SimmonsRandom horror recommendation: AMC's "The Terror," developed by David Kajganich. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Jan. 3, 2020, 9:43 p.m.

HLC - "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and "The Witch" dir. by Robert Eggers

The December episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, in which we discuss this month's recommendations: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and "The Witch" directed by Robert Eggers. Also a lengthy discussion on subtle moralizing in stories alongside my thoughts on Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit."Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an email For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Dec. 21, 2019, 2:02 a.m.

Introducing Blood Ties

BLOOD TIES: A scripted audio series starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Gad, and Amy Landecker. When legendary pediatric cardiologist and businessman, Dr. Peter Richland, is killed in a plane crash two days before Christmas, secrets begin to emerge about his dealings with female colleagues throughout his career. These disturbing revelations thrust his children, Eleonore and Michael, into a fight they’re completely unprepared for. Listen now at wondery.fm/BTWestside For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Dec. 18, 2019, 8 p.m.

Mud of the Heart

In this episode of the Westside Fairytales, we join a young man contracted as a hospice nurse to a mute, elderly woman living in an aged mansion beside a swamp. As the woman in his care slips closer to death, he finds himself plagued by haunting visions.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David SedarisRandom horror recommendation: “The Witch” directed by Robert Eggers For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Dec. 6, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Introducing Detective Trapp

Anaheim investigator Julissa Trapp is not like other detectives. She’s the only woman on the homicide squad, and a skilled chameleon: undercover cop in vice stings, crime-scene commander, patient confidante of killers. A master interrogator, she invokes her personal experience – and deepest griefs -- as a tool to elicit confessions. When a young woman’s body is found at a trash-sorting plant, Trapp learns the murder may be linked to the disappearance of three other women in nearby Santa Ana. Trapp embarks on a dark journey that brings her face to face with a man who takes “a little piece of her soul.” Listen now at Wondery.fm/westsideDT (http://wondery.fm/westsideDT) For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Nov. 19, 2019, 11:45 p.m.

HLC - "Beloved" by Toni Morrison and "Society" dir. by Brian Yuzna

In this month’s Horror and Lit Club is a discussion on Toni Morrison’s seminal work, “Beloved,” and the 1989 body-horror film “Society” directed by Brian Yuzna.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Nov. 15, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Best Roses, Manassas, West Virginia

Today’s story concerns a group of older folks, the tip-top of society who live on a secluded hill in West Virginia. Despite an all-consuming fire steadily, surely approaching them, they’re content to squabble amongst themselves about old feuds and grudges. That is, until one of them finds a seemingly innocuous sign that sets about the events that will bring an end to their little hilltop community.Check out Scare You To Sleep by Shelby ScottSupport us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Beloved” by Toni MorrisonRandom horror recommendation: "Society” directed by Brian Yuzna For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Nov. 1, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Introducing What Makes a Killer

Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909 For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 31, 2019, 5:14 p.m.

HLC - Dead by Daylight and "It," by Stephen King

An off-the-cuff discussion of October’s literature and random horror recommendations, Dead by Daylight from Behavior Interactive and “It,” by Stephen King. For “It” we discuss not only the novel, but the television miniseries and recent movies as well.Check out True Crime Horror StorySupport us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 18, 2019, 8:42 p.m.

The Umbrella Man

Most of us — all of us, hopefully — had a small, comfortable group of friends in high school we seemed to do everything with. The folks who seemed to always be around, showing up, dragging you out to do this or that. Today’s story concerns the end of just such a group of friends as they begin their senior year of high school. These four aren’t lucky enough to simply grow apart, however, because some twisted and crooked thing has endeavored to make their parting far more deadly.This episode brought to you by: Care/of: Use offer code wf for 25% off at checkout!Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations: Literature recommendation: “It” by Stephen KingRandom horror recommendation: “Dead by Daylight” from Behavior Interactive For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 4, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Introducing: The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

For most of his life, Jeffrey Epstein was a mystery-- who he was, how he made his money, and how he got away with horrific crimes for so many years. The Mysterious Mr. Epstein explores how Epstein was able to use his wealth to buy status and credibility, to buy power, and ultimately to buy himself freedom from justice. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 1, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Summer Minisode - Best Left Forgotten

It’s most often the least deserving who plague themselves with guilt, who allow the pain to build up until it suffocates them. This summer’s minisode is about just such a person who, whether they deserve it or not, is killing himself with regret over the past.This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code FAIRYTALES to get your first month free!Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Sept. 13, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Introducing: Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic on August 27th. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Aug. 27, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

Season Four Promo

The Westside Fairytales returns Oct. 4 with 10 new, horrific stories. Tell your friends.Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Aug. 26, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Update - Merch Store is Live!

Show your support for the Westside Fairytales by making a purchase from our merch store at westsidefairytales.com/merch.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveNew season begins in October! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Aug. 2, 2019, 11:01 p.m.

HLC - Jeannette Walls’ “The Glass Castle” and John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

In this episode of the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club, I discuss the recommendations for July 2019: John Carpenter’s 1983 horror film “The Thing,” and Jeannette Walls’ 2004 memoir, “The Glass Castle.” I also talk about some stuff I’ve been watching lately, including “The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs,” and a somewhat tragic experience from my childhood.This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium - Go to stitcherpremium.com and use offer code FAIRYTALES to get your first month free!Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveNew season begins in October! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: July 21, 2019, 12:29 a.m.

Bonus Episode: Behind the Season

Hey folks, thanks for sticking with me through another thrilling season of the Westside Fairytales. This retrospective episode is a much larger version of a thing I do on the Patreon and I thought it’d be a nice bonus for you guys at the end of the season.This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium — Go to stitcherpremium.com and use code FAIRYTALES for your first month free!Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveNew season begins in October! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: July 15, 2019, 3:19 a.m.

Ice, and Alley Walking

Some people are invisible to most of us, but that doesn’t make them any less important. In this month’s episode, the season 3 finale of the Westside Fairytales, come along on a journey with one of those forgotten people on a slow escape from a city rotting apart from the inside out.This episode brought to you by: HelloFresh — Go to hellofresh.com/westside80 and use promo code Westside80SimpleContacts — Go to SimpleContacts.com/wf20 or enter WF20 at checkoutAudible — Prime members save 66% on the next three months! Text WF to 500-500 or go to Audible.com/WF Support us on Patreon or by purchasing some merch!Follow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette WallsRandom horror recommendation: “The Thing” directed by John CarpenterNew season begins in October! For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: July 5, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

HLC - "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and "Magic" starring Anthony Hopkins

On this month’s episode of the Horror and Lit Club, I ramble at length on some books I’ve been reading, HBO’s new miniseries “Chernobyl,” and the Westside Fairytales literature and random horror recommendations for June 2019.This episode brought to you by: Stitcher Premium Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Heart of Darkness” by Joseph ConradRandom horror recommendation: Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: June 21, 2019, 11:36 p.m.

Tota Americana (Part Four)

Everything that begins, must end. This episode, we bring you the long-awaited finale of the four-part story, Tota Americana.This episode brought to you by: Feminist FolkloreSupport us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Heart of Darkness” by Joseph ConradRandom horror recommendation: Magic, starring Anthony Hopkins For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: May 31, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

HLC - "Preacher" by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon and "Night in the Woods"

Welcome to the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit Club! This is new a monthly bonus episode series where host Tyler Bell goes into detail about the month's random horror and literature recommendations. It's not required listening to understand the podcast, just a little bonus we're throwing in to thank you for all your support!Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Preacher” by Garth Ennis and Steve DillonRandom horror recommendation: Night in the Woods For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: May 18, 2019, 9:33 p.m.

Tota Americana (Part Three)

In this continuation of the four-part series Tota Americana, Alex continues traveling through the wide open spaces of the American Great Plains, coming across an odd, lonely girl sitting by herself on a train platform. She asks for little more than some company, but things aren't always what they seem out there on the road.Let us remind you that today’s story is the third of a four-part series. Our suggestion is that you return here after enjoying part one and two, but no worries if you’d like to listen out of order. We here at the Westside Fairytales sometimes eat our dessert before dinner as well.This episode brought to you by: HelloFreshSupport us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Preacher” by Garth Ennis and Steve DillonRandom horror recommendation: Night in the Woods For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: May 3, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

Tota Americana (Part Two)

It’s on the Great Planes where we resume our story, the tale of a young person named Alex traveling across the country to the resting place of a barely known father. The hope is to find some deeper understanding of self through this visitation, but the paths ahead are riddled with pitfalls and parties of a dubious nature. Marks have been set into flesh that leave the scent of blood to linger on the wind, drawing forth a greater evil from the depths of the American Heartlands. A thing beyond reckoning, which must be faced in time.Let us remind you that today’s story is the second of a four-part series. Our suggestion is that you return here after enjoying part one, but no worries if you’d like to listen out of order. We here at the Westside Fairytales sometimes eat our dessert before dinner as well.This episode brought to you by: AudibleSupport us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: “American Gods” by Neil GaimanRandom horror recommendation: Apocalypse Now For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: April 5, 2019, 11:48 p.m.

Tota Americana (Part One)

In this, the first of a four-part series, we join a young person, a human animal cast loose of the nest by a sudden death of one parent, and the just as unexpected madness of another. Setting out on a journey to understand a new and unfamiliar life, this child will come across demons both external and internal, and characters both familiar and unfamiliar to you, dear reader.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”The Talisman” by Stephen King and Peter StraubRandom horror recommendation: The Wailing For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: March 1, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Introducing Over My Dead Body

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Fiction
Published: Feb. 12, 2019, 8:10 p.m.

The Gates of Heaven

Today’s story will let us see the furthest limits to which loyalty might push us, by putting us in the shoes of a soldier faced with unthinkable duties. In the last months of a war he does not yet know has all but ended, he’ll be pushed to carry out orders beyond the scope of anything he’s ever, even in his worst nightmares, thought could come to pass. And we’ll see if those golden tethers of loyalty, so valuable and yet so easily broken, will bend him to the task at hand.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Night” by Elie WeiselRandom horror recommendation: Silent Hill from Konami For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Feb. 1, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Monstruo!!

Here it is everybody, Monstruo! Available now wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more at MonstruoPodcast.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Jan. 9, 2019, 5:01 a.m.

Ghost Story (Part Two)

Today’s story is the second half of a two-part tale.Last episode, we left the subject of our story, a young man named Barden, on his lonesome in his hermitage of a flat in Paris. He’s been bothered by strange knocking from the apartment downstairs, and visions of some pale-faced apparition that may or may not be a symptom of his self-imposed isolation.Barden is a man who likes solitude not because he enjoys it, but because it suits him and he’s afraid of trying anything else. But he’s started hearing the first low peels of bellsong in the foggy Parisian night, and soon he may find the call of at least one of those long and lonely notes too enticing to ignore.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”The House of Sand and Fog” by Andre Dubus IIIRandom horror recommendation: Monstruo, the new podcast from the creators of the Westside Fairytales, Dark Topic, and Sword and Scale For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Jan. 4, 2019, 9:10 p.m.

Ghost Story (Part One)

Today’s story is about a man living alone, with little more than the glow of his computer to keep him company. But something from beyond the veil of death and time may soon enter into the life of this modern hermit, whether he wants it to or not.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”My Friend Dahmer” by Derf BackderfRandom horror recommendation: The Haunting of Hill House For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Dec. 8, 2018, 1:35 a.m.

From Barstow Back Home

In today’s story, we follow a veteran who faces a similar problem, coming to terms with the guilt of surviving something many others did not. He’s a man who’s taken up ultra-marathoning as a way to escape the memories and feelings that have haunted him since his last ugly day in the sandbox.But on this run, he finds something else chasing him through the rocky sands of the Mojave desert. Something he might not be able to outrun.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”The Complete Lovecraft” by H.P. LovecraftRandom horror recommendation: Hollow Knight For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Nov. 2, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Preview of New Secret Project

I’m coming to you this Halloween-eve with a preview of the up-and-coming collaboration project between myself, Jack Luna of the Dark Topic podcast, and Mike Boudet of the Sword and Scale podcast. I can’t tell you any more about the project other than it’s terribly horrifying, based on true events, and that it lives somewhere on the border between True Crime and Horror Fiction.Oh yeah, and that the first episode will drop 1-9-19.This little episode is an interview of the major players in the team, a sort of get-to-know-you for people who aren’t familiar with us and the working dynamic we share. Hopefully, it gets you as excited as we are for the release in early January.Please share this wherever you can, and help us build up the hype for what’s going to be the definitive podcasting moment of the New Year.For real, nobody has ever put something like this out before.Support WSF on PatreonFollow WSF on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailGet out there and show some love to @Dark_Topic and @SwordandScale as well.Westside Fairytales returns with a new regular episode this Friday. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 31, 2018, 3:57 a.m.

Quarterly Review

Today’s story is about a man trapped in that same grind, by his own desire to become the master of the great millstone itself. But his preoccupation with success is getting to him, coloring every new day a darker shade than the last.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Literature recommendation: ”Uzumaki” by Junji ItoRandom horror recommendation: Jacob’s Ladder For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Oct. 5, 2018, 9 p.m.

Summer Minisode - Lagunitas, 4 a.m.

Life is like the tides. It comes and goes, rises and falls with the moon and light and darkness. This endless force propels us forward no matter our situation, until we can be moved no more.Tonight’s minisode is about a man who takes his elderly grandfather on a late night surf trip. A last bit of kindness before the moon sets in the west. Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: Aug. 25, 2018, 12:18 a.m.

Bands of Gold and Iron

Today’s story lives amongst the tendrils of this idea. It is the story of a woman who wakes up to a life that isn’t hers, that she doesn’t want to live, and that certain forces, certain people, won’t allow her to leave. Our protagonist knows the truth about herself, but she’s stripped of her freedoms, even her dignity, simply because that’s the sort of thing that happens to women sometimes.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month's recommendations:Podcast recommendation: Hillbilly Horror StoriesLiterature recommendation: ”House of Leaves” by Mark Z. Danielewski For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

Fiction
Published: July 6, 2018, 9:42 p.m.

Last Chance Gas

Today’s story is about a man trapped in a relationship he despises. He doesn’t know if he hates his wife, but he does know he plans on leaving her, just as soon as they reach the end of the long trip they’ve embarked on together.But his plans are put on hold when they stop for gas at a remote desert gas station. Strange things have the building and its occupants under siege. There seems to be no way out, and unfortunately for our protagonist, “til death do us part” may be his only option. Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendation: EvergreenLiterature recommendation: ”Night Shift“ by Stephen King For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: June 1, 2018, 9:02 p.m.

The Gap on Gable Street

Life has a pace, a rhythm. It’s always unsettling when things disturb it. The death of a friend, an injury, an accident, when the unexpected comes calling it usually visits with bad news in tow.Today’s story is about a man who sets his watch by life’s banalities. He lives a boring life, a life he generally enjoys, but things are about to change for him. It starts small, a gap appears on a street where there was no gap. But even a small change in a boring life can have extraordinary effects.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendation: 33% PulpLiterature recommendation: ”Dry” by Augusten Burroughs For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: May 4, 2018, 11:47 p.m.

The Seventh

There’s an old sort of saying that the best judge is one who hates his work. A man eager to pass judgment on others, that is, is the man least capable of doing the job.Today’s story is about just that sort of man, a reserved individual sent to a small village in a seemingly medieval country, tasked with finding out why people passing by the town are being branded as criminals and hanged.It’s not just a story on the passing of judgment, but on the nature of those judgments we pass and are forced to pass on each other. How eagerness for justice may lead us into injustice.This episode brought to you by Sudio. Go to Sudio.com and use discount code WESTSIDE15 for 15% off at checkout!Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendation: Gamma RadioLiterature recommendation: “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: April 6, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

Child of Sparrows

We all feel the urge to run sometimes. Pressure builds up around us, pushing on our chests and heads, caving in the soft bits inside our ears and eyes until we feel fit to burst. Money, family, loneliness, the struggle to be known, the pain of being forgotten, it all stacks up and gets heavier. And heavier. And heavier.And when it gets to be too much, there’s a part of you inside that lets you know. We need to run now. We either run, or we die.Today’s story is about a girl who decides to run. She’s taken all she can of the life that was given to her at birth, a life that’s had terrible consequences for most all of the people who’ve gotten tangled up in it. She gets involved with a soon-to-be notorious outlaw, and cuts a path of crime and pain across America, until she arrives at her final destination a thousand miles from where she started, feeling like she’d never really left at all.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendations: Dark Topic and Canadian True CrimeLiterature recommendation: ”A Winter Haunting” by Dan Simmons For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: March 2, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

The Green Man

Guilt grows like a weed in the hearts of sinners. It’s hard to imagine anybody who’s never wronged another person. At some point, all of us are going to make a decision we’ll have trouble living with for the rest of our lives. And even if it’s a small thing, a trifle, it’ll sit with you in the dark hours of the night, stroking the skin at the back of your neck to keep you awake.Tonight’s story is about just such a feeling. A young boy in a bad neighborhood does something awful, and as he tries to move on from the deed, he finds it haunting him at every step. Never letting up for a second.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendation: Canadian True Crime Literature recommendation: ”If We Were Villains” by M.L. Rio For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Feb. 2, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

The Water Rotted Doll (Part Two)

You know the fear of drowning, even if you've never been near water. It's as inborn in us as the desire to keep breathing. When last we left our protagonist, she was in deathly danger of drowning, and trapped in the kitchen of a sinking ship.This is part two and the conclusion of "The Water-Rotted Doll." We hope you enjoy.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveIf you were missing a podcast recommendation this month, we always suggest Dark Topic  For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Jan. 5, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

The Water-Rotted Doll (Part One)

Today’s tale is the story of a woman’s journey from a war-torn country to one of safety and prosperity. It is a time of sickness, of death, and the specter of death itself follows her on her voyage in the form of an ugly doll made of plaster. Today’s podcast will cover only the first half of the story, and the second half will be available next episode.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendations:Podcast recommendation: Counter Worlds PodcastLiterature recommendation: ”Carrion Comfort” by Dan Simmons For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Dec. 2, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

They All Come By

We all feel lonely sometimes. Some of us never really feel like we’re not alone, even when we’re surrounded by people. For guys like me, and our main character, that means slinking out to the bar. Secreting yourself away somewhere dark and comfortable, where it’s okay to be a man on his own.Thing is, that kind of lifestyle can wear on you. It can get too comfortable, and the loneliness might end up becoming your only friend. You become a man alone, sitting at a bar, waiting for friends you barely know, who might not show at all.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Nov. 17, 2017, 10:49 p.m.

So Long Roscoe

Ever felt stuck in a rut? Today's story is about a woman who feels trapped in a life she never expected to live. Her husband doesn't appreciate her. She doesn't have any hobbies, any friends or really any social interaction aside from her children. But an old friend has stopped by to help her break out of this funk. Somebody from her childhood that always shows up when she needs him.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”Universal Harvester” by John Darnielle For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Nov. 3, 2017, 8:15 p.m.

Minisode - Stuff

Here's the last of the three minisodes for the summer off-season. We've got a slew of terrifying new content heading your way at the beginning of November, so remember to stay up to date with us on social media. We hope you enjoy your Halloween. Stay safe out there.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Sept. 26, 2017, 5:07 p.m.

Minisode - The Balloon Game

We're now more than halfway through the off-season, and new episodes of Westside Fairytales are just around the corner. Today's minisode is just a trifle. A snatch of memory. The creeping sort of horror that walks with you for a while even after you've said goodbye.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Aug. 4, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Sound Test One

Here's the first of the off-season releases, titled "Sound Test One." It's a gift from our corporate sponsors at Blackwell Innovations*, a technology company based out of the midwest that's been a staunch supporter of the podcast since the beginning. Hope you enjoy!*Blackwell Innovations is a subsidiary of the Blackwell Corporation and Walther Heavy Industries. Any use of the Blackwell coat of arms or other tradmarked images is strictly prohibited. All Blackwell Letholog technology is copyright 2017, Blackwell industries.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: July 1, 2017, 3:44 a.m.

Off-Season Announcements and Updates

Hey everybody, we're just checking in on you and letting you know how things are coming along for Season 2 of the Westside Fairytales podcast. We've got a lot of great things coming up during the break and you can expect Season 2 sometime in November. In the meantime, catch up on season 1 wherever you get your podcasts.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: June 16, 2017, 5:58 a.m.

The Last Car

Have you ever felt trapped, even when, technically, you were free as a bird? Today we’ll hear the story of a man trapped by his life decisions, a man who smiles at everybody through bars only he can see. But as he becomes stuck in a monolithic warehouse with something not of this world, he finds the bars he thought were holding him weren’t as solid as they seemed.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: “Black Bled the Prairie” by Tyler Bell (hopefully available to buy at some point in the future!) For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: April 16, 2017, 9:56 p.m.

Without Eulogy

Today’s story is a sort of sci-fi western, set at the edge of space in a time unknown. Our small cast of protagonists are escorting a sick man to the far edge of the frontier, ostensibly to die. It’s as dangerous a trip as any, and as our protagonists walk further into the wild of that unknown planet, it becomes clear that not all of them will return from their journey alive.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: April 1, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

Gourmand Gourmet (Part Two)

This episode is the second half of Gourmand Gourmet, in which David has found he can no longer keep any traditional food down after emergency brain surgery. After slitting the throat of a lamb during a Central Park nativity scene, he discovers the one thing he can eat is human flesh. With that knowledge in hand, he must decide whether it's better to starve to death ... or to go hunting.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”Pest Control” by Bill Fitzhugh For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: March 18, 2017, 1:07 a.m.

Gourmand Gourmet (Part One)

A well-respected food critic finds he's no longer able to enjoy food after emergency surgery to remove tumors from his brain. Not only is he unable to enjoy it, but everything tastes utterly foul to him. As his career, relationship, and dignity are put on the line, he puts his hope in curing himself by finding something to eat that doesn't come up right after he chews, but he soon finds the only item on the menu is the most taboo.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”Lust and Wonder” by Augusten Burroughs For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: March 5, 2017, 2:55 a.m.

The Twinkling Kad

A disgraced former professor is forced to take a job as a night watchman after his career and life fall apart. After spending some time alone in the dark on his night patrols, he finds his new station in life is far from the worst of his worries.Today’s tale is based loosely on my own life. I too lost a job I’d worked very hard to get, and I too had to take work as a night watchman at a construction site. Sitting there in the dark, alone in the middle of nowhere, you will start seeing things. Little bursts of light and twists of shadow. The only thing more frightening than that, I believe, would be finding out the thing you thought you’d seen was actually there.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: “Summer of Night” by Dan Simmons For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Feb. 17, 2017, 4:23 a.m.

Carpenter Under Stone (Part Two)

To recap part one of this week's story, a mentally disadvantaged inmate named Zeke is being forced to make Glory State Penitentiary’s first electric chair. The first inmate scheduled to use that chair, a notorious criminal named Cunny Marco, has been threatening Zeke, hoping that him not finishing the chair means his own execution will be stayed indefinitely.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”The Stranger” by Albert Camus For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Feb. 1, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

Carpenter Under Stone (Part One)

What would you do if somebody gave you the choice of dying now, or killing people just to die a bit later? In this week's story, a mentally-disabled savant at a mid-20th-century West Virginia prison is faced with that same decision when the warden gives him a simple task: Build the prison's new electric chair. This story is long enough that we're going to be splitting it into two parts.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”Fool's Parade” by Davis Grubb For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Jan. 21, 2017, 12:09 a.m.

As Read by the Author

This episode is concerned with the life of a very odd book. What would you do if you found the book in your hands was writing itself even as you read it? Would you put it down, afraid of some trickery, or would you read on with fascination? And what would you do, Dear Listener, if you found out the book had suddenly switched its focus to you?Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui BreedloveThis month’s recommendation:Literature recommendation: ”It Happened in Boston?” by Russell H. Greenan For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Jan. 6, 2017, 7:11 a.m.

The Book Buyer

Everybody knows somebody with an obsession. Sports. Video games. Reading. But some people's hobbies take a darker turn. This story deals with just such a man, whose obsessive book-collecting may be covering up a much more sinister desire.Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Dec. 19, 2016, 9:26 p.m.

The Urge

Have you ever stood at the edge of a tall building or ledge and just had that urge to jump? In this first episode of the Westside Fairytales podcast, we follow a young woman who travels into the woods and finds it hard to leave. Support us on PatreonFollow us on social media: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram Join the Westside Fairytales Horror and Lit ClubSend us an emailArtwork by Yui Breedlove For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy

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Published: Dec. 7, 2016, 10:58 p.m.

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