Apr 23, 2018
Welcome to the first
installment of Party of One Monday Mixtapes--a curated collection
of some of our favorite episodes from the Party of One archives,
assembled around a given theme and released every
Today’s Mixtape: Horror Games!
Let’s get spooky,
Horror is a bit of a tough thing
to recommend, because it can mean a lot of different things to
different people. Get
Out, The Exorcist, 1408, Silence of the Lambs,
and Nosferatu are all horror films, but they’re so wildly
different that you might love one and hate the rest. So the
challenge for this mixtape was to find episodes that’d appeal to
fans of a wide variety of horror fare. No matter what kind of
scares you’re into, there should be an episode here that scratches
110 - Monster of the Week with Cole
Burkhardt: If you like
your horror in the vein of The X-Files, Supernatural,
or Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
you’ll love this one. Secret
societies, terrors in the sewer, and one hell of a big, bad monster
at the end.
47 - The Bite with Rich Howard: On the other hand, if you prefer your horror
of a more human variety, this is one of the most
episodes we’ve ever recorded. Sure,
there are zombies, in theory, but the nightmare is much simpler and
much more painful: two people, in a locked room, both unsure if the
other’s been bitten, and both eyeing the revolver sitting between
them… (cw: frank
discussion of self-harm)
118 - Stories From The Grave with
Stories From The
Grave is a brilliant
tabletop tribute to the kinds of pulpy, lurid 50s horror comics
you’d find in EC Comics anthologies. And from haunted LARPs to
killer moths, Vegas and I did those stories justice.
95 - Grin With Tasha Robinson: If you like haunted house stories, you’ll
love this one, about a condo fire that turns into something much
more terrifying as firefighters break down the doors.
58 - Mage The Awakening with Dan Sos: World of Darkness games tout themselves as urban horror, but
rarely do they feel as unnerving as in this episode, in which a
young wizard slowly unravels a nightmareish mystery and comes
face-to-face with supernatural terror.
75 - The Hour Between Dog &
Wolf with Cole Burkhardt: No zombies, no vampires, no killer LARPs, no
evil magic; this episode is pure human horror. The story of a
serial killer and a police detective, locked in orbit with one
another, each hoping it won’t end in blood, but knowing there’s no
One Shot, Episode 175 "Scoundrel In
The Deep" - If you want
more two-player horror, check out this episode of
featuring Jeff Stormer--a dark
fantasy survival story played with a real book of
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