This month on Books and Beer, Zach, Andrew, and Miguel go exploring haunted houses throughout literature. From The Yellow Wallpaper through Horrorstor, they discuss the common tropes of the haunted house story. Place your bets on the death match over which haunted house novel is better; Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting at Hill House or Richard Matheson’s Hell House. They won’t be staying the night in any of them because you can’t fall asleep if you’re woke. So, pull up a chair, put on your headphones, and don’t stare too close to that wallpaper.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.