Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, Laurel Hightower and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.
This week we’re excited to welcome Jessica Guess to the show to discuss her debut novella, Cirque Beserk, which is out now through Unnerving Books. Cirque Berserk is one of the books that makes Unnerving’s incredible Rewind or Die series, which captures the glory days of VHS horror. The novel takes place at an infamous, abandoned carnival called Cirque Berserk where 30 years prior, a group of teens went on a killing spree before vanishing into thin air. Now, a group of friends seeking one last night of adventure visit the park to see if the urban legends are true and the night quickly descends into nightmare territory. Cirque Berserk is a blast to read and one of the most fun horror stories we’ve read in awhile. It’s got a haunted carnival, buckets of blood, plenty of surprises and basically anything a horror fan could ask for. Looking for something fun to kickstart Halloween? Grab a copy of Cirque Berserk and buckle up for a wild ride. Throughout the course of the episode, we talked about 90s horror films, Cirque Berserk, favorite slasher kill scenes and a lot of other stuff you don’t wanna miss! We had a blast with this episode and we think you will too.