House of Bad Memories Launch This Is Horror Podcast Weekend Line-up and Times

House of Bad Memories by Michael David Wilson cover

It is almost time for the House of Bad Memories This Is Horror Podcast Weekend. To celebrate, I will be podcasting (and editing podcasts!) from 6:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on both Saturday 14th October and Sunday 15th October here in Japan. That’s 4:30 p.m. Central until 4 a.m. Central on Friday 13th October and Saturday 14th October (spilling into Sunday 15th).

Over the course of the weekend, you’ll get around 16 hours of video podcasts (some would argue this is what we call a video-cast in the biz). Eight conversations/events, one of which is live, the other seven will be uploaded to our YouTube channel as soon as possible (probably around an hour after recording).

Subscribe to the This Is Horror Podcast YouTube Channel right here, right now.

Bookmark this page for the live event which kicks off at 8 p.m. Central on Friday the 13th of October.

This is the line-up for the weekend.


4:30pm–6:30pm, Central
Joe Sullivan (Cemetery Gates Media)
Submit questions for Joe Sullivan of Cemetery Gates Media on Patreon.

8pm–10pm, Central
Michael David Wilson, Laurel Hightower, and Bob Pastorella officially launch and celebrate Michael David Wilson’s HOUSE OF BAD MEMORIES and Laurel Hightower’s SILENT KEY
Submit questions for Laurel, Michael, and Bob on Patreon.

11pm–1am, Central
Alan Baxter
Submit questions for Alan Baxter on Patreon.

2am–4am, Central
David Moody and Dan Howarth
Submit questions for David Moody and Dan Howarth on Patreon.


4:30pm–6:30pm, Central
Unboxing MR. MERCEDES (part two) with Laurel Hightower
Submit questions for our Mr. Mercedes Story Unboxed episode on Patreon.

8pm–10pm, Central
Unboxing FUNNY GAMES (1997) with Mackenzie Kiera
Submit questions for our Funny Games Story Unboxed episode on Patreon.

11:30pm–1:30am, Central
Audiobooks with Aubrey Parsons
Submit questions for Aubrey Parsons on Patreon.

2am–4am, Central
Daniel Willcocks, The Other Stories
Submit questions for Daniel Willcocks on Patreon.

Please buy HOUSE OF BAD MEMORIES wherever good books are sold including the Cemetery Gates Media Store and Amazon.

You can also listen to me talk about HOUSE OF BAD MEMORIES on THE ARC PARTY and DEAD HEADSPACE.

Check out the video version of my conversation with THE ARC PARTY. Part one is here. And part two is here.

Check out the video version of my conversation with DEAD HEADSPACE here.

You can find the audio versions of both, wherever you get your podcasts.

“House of Bad Memories is a haunting and equally visceral tone poem of cruelty, betrayal, and vengeance. Michael David Wilson’s writing vibrates with the all-consuming trauma and suffering of humanity. This is a novel that I certainly won’t forget.”

—ERIC LAROCCA, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

“Writing with razor-sharp wit and gut-piercing honesty, Michael David Wilson’s House of Bad Memories will entertain you and shock you. At turns unnerving and hilarious, brutal and heartbreaking, this is a tale that seizes you by the throat and refuses to let go until the final twisty page. Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Janz, Author of Veil, Marla, and Children of the Dark
“All the many ties that bind a chaotic and increasingly dysfunctional extended family together are stretched to breaking point and beyond in House of Bad Memories. The book goes in every direction except the one you expect. It’s a wild, bloody, and expletive-filled riot that’s never anything less than intense. With genre shifts worthy of a Ben Wheatley movie, it’s highly recommended.”
—David Moody, author of the Autumn books and Hater
“House of Bad Memories hits so hard, you’ll spit teeth out once you’re done reading it.”
—Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters
“An established master of human frailty and misdirection, Michael David Wilson’s latest offering, House of Bad Memories, kept me off kilter and turning pages as reality tilted. Compelling and deeply unsettling, House offers a mystery with endless layers. Never doubt Wilson’s willingness to skillfully cross lines you never knew were there. Excellent.”
—Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Below
“If Ira Levin and Guy Ritchie had a drug-fuelled weekend binge with the Kray twins in a Kidderminster council flat, they wouldn’t come close to House of Bad Memories. Darkly funny, brutally violent and strangely touching, Michael David Wilson has created something truly bonkers and I’m here for it.”
—Alan Baxter, author of The Gulp and Sallow Bend
“With razor-sharp dialogue and some of the most unpredictable, WTF moments you’ll find anywhere in dark fiction, House of Bad Memories is what would have happened if Quentin Tarantino had grown up in the rancid underbelly of the English Midlands.”
—Kev Harrison, author of Below and The Balance
“Beginning as a grim drama, Michael David Wilson’s House of Bad Memories quickly spins into overdrive with a highly dysfunctional family headed for destruction. Twists and turns abound with fiery dialogue that sizzles on the page, Wilson cranks up the crazy to eleven with devious characters you’ll never get out of your head.”
—Bob Pastorella, author of Mojo Rising
“Packing the pitch-black humour of John Niven and the gut-punching bleakness of Dead Man’s Shoes, House of Bad Memories announces Wilson as a British Palahniuk—it will leave you chuckling as you count your bruises.”
—Dan Howarth, author of Territory

The Girl in the Video is out now! Attend the Live This Is Horror Podcast and Launch Party

The Girl in the Video by Michael David Wilson

Today marks the release of my debut novella, The Girl in the Video. Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of having my own book out and now it’s finally happened. And what a looker it is, too, thanks to the wonderful cover art from Pye Parr.

I’m so happy that it’s received so much support so quickly—seriously check out links to The Girl in the Video media coverage here. By all means, please keep checking back as I update the links.

My one ask: if you’ve read The Girl in the Video could you please leave a review on Amazon? 

I know a number of you have already left a review on Goodreads which is awesome, but I’d love for the book’s Amazon presence to be boosted with a number of reviews.

Now onto the LIVE THIS IS HORROR PODCAST party …

This is going down later today or tomorrow depending on your time zone. Conversation, readings, book giveaways, and an interactive chatroom with This Is Horror Podcast hosts, Michael David Wilson and Bob Pastorella. But it would be neither much of a party nor a launch without the help of some very special guests. Joining This Is Horror hosts will be our dear friends and super-talented writers and podcasters, Lisa Quigley and Mackenzie Kiera of The Ladies of the Fright.


28 April 2020. 5–7 pm (Pacific). 7–9 pm (Central). 8–10 pm (Eastern).
29 April 2020. 1–3 am (UK). 9–11 am (Japan).


Head over to for the full experience including the live chatroom. You can sign up for mixlr or you can login via Facebook. We recommend logging in ahead of time so you don’t miss any of the show.

You should also be able to listen to it above but we recommend the link with the chatroom.

Meet The Guests

Michael David Wilson 2020Michael David Wilson, the author of The Girl in the Video, the very book in which we’re launching. He is also the founder of the popular UK horror website, podcast, and publisher, This Is Horror (hang on, that’s this website). A professional writer, editor, and podcaster, Michael’s work has appeared in various publications including The NoSleep Podcast, Dark Moon Digest, LitReactor, Hawk & Cleaver’s The Other Stories, and Scream. His second novella, House of Bad Memories, lands 2021 via Grindhouse Press. You can connect with Michael on Twitter @WilsonTheWriter. For more information visit

bob pastorellaBob Pastorella is the author of the weird crime novella, Mojo Rising, and the zombie western short story, ‘To Watch Is Madness’. Bob is featured in Warmed & Bound: A Velvet AnthologyThe Booked. AnthologyIn Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words, and Borderlands 6. His fiction has been published widely both online and in print, and he is a former columnist for ManArchy Magazine and Revolt Daily. Bob lives in Southeast Texas, and is currently working on several projects including a collaborative novella with Michael David Wilson, Peeper Ritual.

Lisa Quigley Hell's Bells Ladies of the Fright Podcast hostLisa Quigley is a writer, mother, wife, and irreverent witch living in New Jersey. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California Riverside’s low residency program in Palm Desert. She reads and writes horror and dark fantasy because that’s what makes her feel the most raw. Her work has appeared on The Manifest Station and Dwarf + Giant. She has a background in magazine publishing, and she is a professor of literature. Her debut novella, Hell’s Bells will be out in May 2020.

Mackenzie Kiera Ladies of the Fright horror podcast hostMackenzie Kiera is the author of 30+ articles, essays and short stories. She has been a contributing author for Gamut Magazine and The Last Bookstore’s Dwarf+Giant, where she reviewed books and interviewed various authors. Currently she is working on her second novel and is a contributor to The Mighty. If she’s not writing or reading Mackenzie is either running with her rescue dogs or she and her husband are saving the world from zombies. Mackenzie’s work can be found at