Happy Halloween Boils & Ghouls!
As usual we are bringing you some SPOOKY SCARY STORIES to send chills down your spine and to raise your electricity bill for all the LIGHTS you'll have to keep on! It's time for LISTENER GHOST STORIES!!
This week we have ghosts, djinn, alien abductions, murders, and even a mysterious phone call... from beyond?? But most importantly... this week we have Handsome Joe. That's right for the FIRST TIME ever we are welcoming a guest into the SACRED SPACE that is Listener Ghost Stories and who better to invite in than the loud, angry, handsome personality we all know and love.
We thought it would be fun to try and creep Joey out this week and boy did we ever succeed. He gasps, he grunts, he screams and he even kicks a woman in the face... eh you'll just have to listen to find out.
As usual LGS are best when listening through a set of HEADPHONES and WARNING: there are sound effects that may be jarring so if you are listening and driving or slicing or operating heavy machinery-- be aware.
The music in the episode is provided by Vivek Abishek, White Bat Audio and Kevin Macleod.
It's time to get comfy, cozy AND cool with some seriously DARK cults!
This week Ashley is BUSY GETTING MARRIED so Lauren is joined by a very special surprise guest-- our resident CULT expert and fashionista- you remember him best from the Queen Mary investigation- TYLER SCHUELKE!
This week Lauren and Tyler have some VERY disturbing, creepy, crawly, sick and twisted CULTS. Lauren brings us a somewhat well known man, with a possibly less well known cult. Henry Lee Lucas, also known as The Confession Killer, who CLAIMED to have taken the lives of over 3,000 people was ALSO involved with a cult that... may have never existed? It's kind of like ANTIFA.. a lot of people have stories to tell.. but theres no... actual.. proof.
And Tyler bring us the story of the Cult of the Black Jesus out of Papua New Guinea! It never had an official name but the leader, Steven Tari, referred to himself as black Jesus.. so what else would we call it? This monster was a Lutheran bible student who not only said he was Christ, but murdered, raped many women he kept as sex slaves, and was even accused of cannibalism before his grisly end... but I'll let Tyler give you the creepy deets.
They wrap up the episode with a really compelling conversation about the value of a show like Netflix's DAHMER but also the cringeworthy-ness of people who treat serial killers like celebrities.
Double, Double TOIL and TROUBLE! Fire burn and cauldron bubble!
Here at Keep It Weird we are a BIG FAN of witches! And we know that witchcraft isn't EVIL and witches don't worship the DEVIL. But sometimes... witches can be scary. Witches CAN be wicked. And sometimes witches can even KILL.
This week we are joined by our resident green witch and curator of WITCHY WEDNESDAYS- our friend Laura Lareau! The three of us each bring an infamous witch from history who gave brooms and black cats a bad rap. Whether thats because the hexxed and cursed like THE BELL WITCH, held black masses like LA VOISIN or simply told a terrible tale and peed in a cake like TITUBA!
Dont forget to participate in our SOCIAL MEDIA HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAYS!! All you have to do is like and comment on our horror movie posts on Instagram and Facebook, tag us in your Spooky Season Festivities (whatever they may be!) or join our Patreon at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast!
You get points for every comment, like, tag and donation and at the end of the month we'll tally them up and you can win FREE MERCH, a SIGNED copy of The Feminine Macabre Volume 2 or even a ZOOM PARTY with Ashley and Lauren!
Happy Spooky Season Weirdos!
To kick off our favorite month we thought we'd break down all the things we LOVE about fall, the aspects of spooky season we think are OVERRATED, our favorite fall movies, some hidden gem horror you may not have seen, we answer listener questions AND we do a little Halloween Trivia!
This episode IS a video ON our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/keepitweirdpodcast. It was a blast to record, it's so nice to get some face-time with each other now that we live SO FAR away from each other! You can definitely expect more video episodes from us in the future so make sure you give this one some LOVE!
This is definitely an episode that is begging to be WATCHED so if you CAN- watch the full episode on YouTube - there are gags you can't see and clips from all the movies we discuss.
We hope your month is incredibly spoopy so far, we've got so many more tricks and treats to go! Follow us on social media @keepitweirdcast to participate in our HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAYS, tag us in your photos this month anytime you do something festive, and JOIN OUR PATREON for a HANDFUL of points!