John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th and Siren, called into the Dreadful Tales dungeon studio from his own deep purple den in Naperville, IL to discuss his latest novel The Pumpkin Man and he even reveals some juicy, bloody details about his next project! As longtime fans of Everson’s work, it is an honor and privileged to be able to speak with him and we couldn’t be happier with the results. In this interview we dig up details to much of his past work and get some insight into the inspiration for his latest novel The Pumpkin Man. This interview is particularly special because many years ago Colum lent Meli a copy of Everson’s balls-to-the-wall erotic horror novel The 13th and it’s really from there this friendship shared in horror fiction started. So, to be able to sit down for the first time together to interview one of their favorite modern authors is really exciting. To listen to Meli and Colum discuss all things horror with Everson and to find out about his projects past, present, and future listen below!
NOTE: It’s possible that due to Meli’s gross lack of sleep (she was at a 24-hour Horror Movie Marathon, but you’ll hear more about that later!) she may have mispronounced the author’s name. For the record, Everson is pronounced eve-er-sun, so instead of a soft eh sound at the beginning it’s a hard ee, like the name Eve. Eve-er-son. Everson. Say it, know it, love it!