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20 Essential Crime and Horror Crossovers

 

According to Max Booth III, “Life is terrible but at least we still have books.” And in celebration of that, he has an article on CrimeReads, in which he guides you through 20 essential crime/horror crossovers. It’s a helluva list, and I’m honored to be part of it…

 

Kelli Owen’s FLOATERS

 

I’m a strong advocate that there are never enough lake monster stories in the horror genre. Have you ever stared at a lake in the middle of the night? Anything can be hiding inside. You don’t know. Kelli Owen takes this concept and runs with it in Floaters. Sometimes corpses wash up from Lake Superior, but also sometimes the terrifying creature responsible for the corpses washes up, too. A detective, medical examiner, and reporter team up to hunt down a beast that should not exist. I recommend this one for fans of lake monsters and small-town legends. It’s a fun ride.

Check out the entire article here, subscribe to the Crime Reads newsletter or stalk them on facebook, and of course, show Max Booth III some stalking love as well.

Genre | Buttercup of Doom 2.5



This week I talk about genre, subgenre, categories, keywords and how they affect everything—from what you watch and read, to what gets written, and how it’s all marketed. BUT it is imperative that you GO HERE before you listen… trust me. Go. Watch. Come back…

Available FREE on: PEN Project Entertainment Network • iTunesI♥Radio  •  StitcherAndroidTune-In • Google Play Music • Overcast

Sponsors:  Subculture Corsets & Clothing (and twitter) |  Hug a Horror Writer Month — leave a review for one of Kelli’s books!

Merchandise: pillowssockstees, tanks, hoodies, coffee mug or stickerbeach towelphone case

Suggestions/Requests: n/a (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: ITWrinkle in Time

Hashtag Hell: #halloween #review #horror #thriller #trope #writer #books #movies #music #keywords #genre #subgenre #categories #ya #lovecraft #stephenking #jackketchum #urban #marketing #it #wrinkleintime #trueblood #geraldsgame #payhip #trailer #michaelmyers #freddy #jason #subculturecorsets #facebook #twitter #instagram #PEN #projectentertainmentnetwork #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: location location location – rules – legalizing pot – little white lies – and whatever you suggest I whine about. So suggest something, already!

 

AMA | Buttercup of Doom ep 41

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and now available on Google Play Music

I said, Ask Me Anything… they did. And I answered. From questions on raising a family to my opinions on extreme horror, from why podcasting to what I really think of The Horror Show with Brian Keene, from blood on the page to vices to con stories… and even the never spoken of political views of a wayward Buttercup. They asked. I answered. You get to listen to it! And remember, this is the edited version. The uncut, unedited, full-disclosure version is available only to my patreons. Become my patreon, support my crazy, get rewards and perks.

Sponsors: Project iRadio’s Patreon Page | Kelli Owen Patreon Page | Harry Strange Radio Drama

Suggestions/Requests: Questions asked by: Russell, Chris (x15!), Alan, Amber, Armand, Chad, Chuck, Michael, Josh, Mary, and Nathan (to suggest/request use the form or post on FB)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Buttercup of Doom on facebook | The Horror Show w/ Brian Keene | Ed Lee | Wrath James White | Jeff Burk | Carlton Mellick III | Jeremy Robert Johnson | Harlan Wilson | Arm & Toof | Brian Keene’s column in Cemetery Dance | George Takei FB | James Moore | Jack Ketchum | Bob Ford & No Lipstick in Avalon

Hashtag Hell: #DeanKoontz #GoneGirl #BreakingBenjamin #SixxAM #LinkinPark #5FingerDeathPunch #ChrisCornell #TommyLee #NikkiSixx #GunsnRoses #Aerosmith #Tool #Schism #8tracks #JoshPenrod #HWSNBN #horror-web #horrorwench #WHC #JeffStrand #writersblock #horror #bizarro #frankenstein #maryshelley #tomojoe #joebranson #abortion #deathpenalty #marijuana #prostitution #guns #gaymarriage #healthcare #globalwarming #terrorism #deficit #republicans #democrats #deadpool #spiders #dessert #pizza #starwars #startrek #captainkirk #picard #sulu #roku #patreon #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

Coming up: #moviesVSbooks #graffiti #opinions

This Week’s Rating: R (language) buttercup ratings system info here 

*note: the Left for Dead blood alluded to is not what you might think, my dad is awesome!

Hey Girl | Buttercup of Doom ep 28

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It’s still Women in Horror month, and I’m still not going to follow protocol and list chicks for you to pay attention to, read/watch, stalk, etc. Nope. Instead, I’m going to talk to a woman behind the horror. The wife of a horror writer… But first: I’ll give you a touch of 101 advice passed to us using the form (see below), read an entry from a hijacked blog, and let you wonder what this picture has to do with all this… janzThen we’ll have some fun with Monica, wife of up-and-coming horror writer Jonathan Janz and talk about dirty secrets, convention habits, and that adult movie you didn’t know about, aka how to pronounce “horror”…  (note: we laughed talked for over 2 hours, I edited the shiznit out of it to get it down to an hour—forgive any abrupt subject changes)

Sponsors: Project iRadio’s Patron Page | Kelli’s Patreon Page | Project iRadio People’s Choice Awards (go vote for me!) | Linda Addison’s “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend

Suggestions/Requests Jonathan Janz (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts and Linky-Links: Stikbot (warning, mute!) | Scares That Care | HorrorHound | Janz FB Hey Girl | New hijacked Janz Blog post, complete with recipe using the detailed portions my family is known for… aka “this much”

Hashtag Hell: #crotchpot #heygirl #stephenking #householdhacks #swiffer #womeninhorrormonth #blackhistorymonth #necon #gynocologist #facebook #twitter #instagram #projectiradio #buttercupofdoom #podcast #kelliowen

This Week’s Rating: PG13 (language) buttercup ratings system info here

Superstitions | Buttercup of Doom ep 13

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Because this is the 13th episode, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss Superstitions, and because I promised last week, Urban Legends. From Bloody Mary to the Hook Hand, from black cats to pop rocks, from the truth to internet hoaxes, we cover campfire frights and facebook fallacies… I ask a couple questions (join conversation/answer here), I offer up some readings and links, and I request something of YOU this time. I hope you had a great Halloween, now come enjoy your sugar hangover with the Buttercup of Doom!

Sponsors: The God Beneath My Garden, by Robert Ford | Shroud #10, Halloween 2010

factcheckSuggestions/Requests from: not this week (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts: Bloody Mary Snopes | Halloween-Website • Try Guys facebook | youtube • Kevin Lucia • Steven Gilberts • Danny Evarts • werewolf cat • Urban Legends Onlinesnopes

Robert Ford’s video readings on facebook — Georgie | Early Harvest | Samson & Denial (teaser) | Racing the Milk

This Week’s Rating: PG13

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

Hashtag Hell: #robertford #bobford #amazon #bloodymary #snopes #urbanlegends #superstitions #tryguys #costumes #trickortreat #hallosmile #blackcat #werewolfcat #shroudmagazine

 

Costumes | Buttercup of Doom ep 11

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In this episode, Buttercup loses her mind a bit regarding the costumes offered during Halloween season… from how it affects your writing in the 101 Kiddie Pool, into her (yearly) Rant, and out with the Wisdom, costumes are all over this episode. From the sizes to the styles, from Disney to the Kardashians, she picks, pokes, whines, pisses and moans about costumes… and the funny for the week is a bunch of boys doing the same thing!

Sponsors: The Horror Show with Brian Keene | Maelstrom set #6

Funny: The Try Guys: Sexy Costume Videoofficial FB pageyoutube

sexytamponSuggestions/Requests: the image of “anything sexy” costumes is courtesy of Matt Blazi (posted to my wall this year, thank you). (to suggest/request, use the form here)

Mentions/Shoutouts: Brian Keene • Dave Thomas (aka Meteornotes) • Geoff Cooper • Thunderstorm Books • Manifesto of Kindness3 Guys with Beards • The Walking Dead • Fear of the Walking Dead • Kardashians • Disney • Kelli Owen blogProject iRadioiTunesStitcherAndroidTune-In

Hashtag Hell: #thewalkingdead #fearofthewalkingdead #disney #kardashian #nsfw #costumes #halloween #whore #slut #itunes #stitcher #android #tunein #facebook #twitter #clickbait #brideoffrankenstein #chucky #sexychucky #freddykrueger #sexyfreddykrueger #kimdavies #pizzarat #donaldtrump #sarahpalin

mostThis Week’s Rating: R – aka NSFW – LADS

Discussion includes: My own little “glad” system… and a giggle
G – god, or religion in
L – language (s/sh*t, f/f*ck, x/truly tabboo words, g/genitalia mentions)
A – adult themes
D – drugs
S – sex or sexual situations
RR – rock and roll

And don’t forget — for advertising inquiries, contact me at buttercup@kelliowen.com

*note: I know if you go online and order a costume, you can find classics… this rant is regarding what’s offered to the every day shopper in local stores, outlets and temporary halloween stores.

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