That Horrible Woman

The new vibe of indie horror and dark fiction podcast. That Horrible Woman, serves up a variety of genres by some of the best modern authors and indie presses from around the world. Welcome to my haunt. Come for the fear, stay for the chill.
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Apr 14, 2018

Welcome, it's been too long! After a bit of technical refurbishment, I'm back and so glad you've come to visit!

Please do get comfortable, I have some delightfully deviant stories on the menu this evening.  The vibe is "love".

Our first story is all about friendship - the real kind when you bond with someone.  It was written by a friend of mine, Mr. Deadman.  He dwells in the underworld, living amongst ly the best and greatest of celebrities, dictators and serial killers. He is a wonderful writer, his titles include The Bleeder series, The Master's Torment, and The Cradle of Ruin (all available on Amazon).  Oh, and runs Deadman's Tome! His tale this evening is: Lake Monster.

Friendship love can be a bit messy....

Next up a lovely work of obsessive love, by J. A. Crook.  His stories were featured in two episodes of season 1. His way with words is absolutely poetic. Our second tale: The Widow, I.

That love was enough to wake the dead.

Now for this evening's final offering, a love with a secret. The author of this story is Steven M. Vance. He is a husband of 31 years, with three children and five grandchildren.  A former Army combat medic, he currently works as a cardiac telemetry technician. He describes himself a late bloomer as a writer, he definitely has a gift and he gives it to us in his story: Secret Santa.

Thanks to all of tonight's authors: Mr. Deadman, J. A. Crook, and Steven M. Vance.  Your talents are truly appreciated. 

Thank you for listening dear fiends! It's always a pleasure to have you here.  More stories are coming soon and I look forward to welcoming you all back.

Fear is always served fresh here!

See you soon,


Special thanks to Deadman's Tome and Mr. Deadman

Nov 10, 2017

Guess who's back in the haunt? 

It's wonderful to be back, and to welcome you to That Horrible Woman S2E1.  Thank you all for the support you showed in season 1.  You are the reason I step out of the crypt every night in search of dreadful tales to delight and frighten you. 

We start off this season with an excerpt from Nicholas Forristal's novel Dominatius.  Born in the 80s during the age of the Oregon Trail, Nicholas remembers the days before the internet, when the world was young and herds of dial-up BBS roamed the digital landscape in peace. Nicholas went on to college at Kansas State University and studied psychology. It was here, at the pinnacle of his lowly existence, that he met his future wife. After that, life became dull and work-centric, as adulthood typically does. So now he writes to fight back the madness, while his son plays with imaginary friends. Follow him on Facebook and on twitter @NForristal

William Marchese is our second author tonight.  William works "the day job" in lower Manhattan, foraging free time to kick start his writing career. He has been published in Hindered Souls Anthology, Deadman's Tome, Unnerving Magazine issue 3, Trickster’s Treats anthology and Aphotic Realm issue 3. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association.

You can follow him on Twitter here: @Wcmarchese
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Thank you Nick for the fantastic story (the book is great!).  You'll be hearing more about "Dom" this season.  A big thank you as well to William Marchese - it was a pleasure to narrate your story, my friend.

Time to be off and on my way.  I hope you enjoyed tonight's offerings.  Want to help? Tell your friends and spread the word, I and all the fantastic authors would definitely appreciate it.  Leaving your positive feedback on iTunes, etc, will aid in growing the fear and spreading the word to other horror afficionados like you!  

With much love from my cold black heart,


Mar 28, 2017

Hello, all! This is the fourth and final episode celebrating Women in Horror Month. Even though the time has passed - we have entered Women in History Month, and horrible women (ahem!) make history that much more, scary. 

Tonight we bring back the Author Yani for another story from her Tales from the Beyond collection. She's an Amazon best-selling author of five 5-star novels.  Her "A Thug's Redemption" series, landed her a well-deserved spot in the top 20 of African-American Fiction-Urban Life category. I'm very pleased to present this tale, titled "Revenge of the Necromancer".  This urban horror story takes on the challenges of modern teens: bullying, feeling and being different, self-worth, the maturation process, and zombies. 

Horrible hugs and many thanks to you Yani for such an awesome story!  I hope to see more of Lydia in the future. 

If you are a new listener (Hi!) or a regular and you like what you hear, give us a rating and leave your comments on any of the sites we're available on, iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and Libsyn.

Many thanks for listening darklings, you are everything to me, so until the next time,

Monstrous love + sweet screams....Rhys

Mar 2, 2017

Welcome to the third episode celebrating Women in Horror Month. Yes, we're late getting this to everyone but fortunately, that will not be stopping me.  February is a short month but hurrah, March is Women's History Month and so I will proceed.

This week's author is Andrea Van Scoyoc aka the Bohemian Celt. She is a most accomplished creator,  wonderfully zen and dark - quite the combo.  From tonight's book bio, she is a force of nature. Hails as one of the most talented, yet twisted female authors in history, she has carved (more like devastated) a path through genres most often dominated by men.  She is also a multiple-time best seller and award winner. She writes, has her own YouTube show: From Zen to Zombies, is a filmmaker and spins as DJ Mistress Macabre. Wow, huh?

Her book Whispers - Short and Sadistic Stories for the Dark at Heart is our feature this evening.

Many thanks Andy for sharing your talent with us all. You are an amazing storyteller, my friend.

If you want to know more about Andy follow her on twitter @bohemiancelt

Thank you all for listening and please know how welcome and appreciated you are to me.

Until next time dear fiends, sweet screams - Rhys

Feb 23, 2017

Hello everyone, nice to have you back again, and for anyone listening for the first time welcome! Tonight's episode is the second in our celebration of Women in Horror Month. The featured author for this episode is Liz Kain.  Liz writes horror, splatter punk and Southern Gothic fiction. She is a lover of all things dark, particularly horror and psychological thrillers . When she isn't writing or parenting, she can be found hiding and eating corn chips with Wisconsin cheddar cheese. Her story this evening is titled Fried Chicken.

Thank you Liz, for the wonderful story. We'd love to hear more from you in the future!

To everyone listening a huge thank you! I look forward to presenting more horribly wonderful stories to you all  Rhys

Feb 6, 2017

Greetings dear ghouls, today I have a very special episode for you all - a bonus of sorts.  A single story by Hildred Rex titled "But the Cat Came Back".  This comes from his collection -  The Chicken (or Three Weird Tales) which was included in the Audience Choice for the Best Books of 2016 - NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook. His bio from his author's page, "Hildred Rex writes dark fiction.  He currently lives and works at an undisclosed location in the Greater Los Angeles area."

This is 'deliciously' dark and humorous and a bit over an hour (I didn't wish to break it into 2 episodes). Many thanks, Hildred!  

Also, it's Women in Horror Month 8 and we'll be celebrating by featuring some frightening women authors and stories that feature women all month long (starting very soon)! 

Thank you all for listening, I so appreciate you all!

As always, sweet screams,



Opening song for the story by Kevin MacLeod -


Jan 23, 2017

A new year has come and we're back (after a break) with two new stories. This evening's first bit of microfiction is by Daniel S. Liuzzi. The title of his worrisome little tale is "The Clock Struck Twelve".  He let me know the word count was 666, very clever of you to create a story fitting that length Daniel!  

Our second is by the Author Yani.  She's an Amazon best-selling author of five 5-star novels of five 5 star novels.  Her "A Thug's Redemption" series, landed her in the top 20 of African-American Fiction-Urban Life category.  This is her first foray into horror and after reading her 3 story collection "Terrors from Beyond", I knew I wanted to bring her work to the podcast. So that said, tonight you'll hear "If I Should Die Before I Wake".

Many thanks to both Daniel S. Liuzzi and The Author Yani for allowing us to share their work! You'll be hearing more from Yani next month, which is Women in Horror month.  I'll be bringing you frightening fare from some wickedly talented women (and men) featuring some very memorable female characters. Makes That Horrible Woman so happy I could shriek with joy!  There will be another episode out soon before WIH month on the show starts.  Check back soon, wouldn't want you to miss any of the horrible fun to be had.

We'd love to know what you think so leave your comments on any of the sites we're available on, iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay and Libsyn.

Many thanks for listening darklings, until the next time,

sweet screams....Rhys


Nov 30, 2016

Welcome back to the next episode of That Horrible Woman!  The subject for this evening is transformation. It's a constant around us and within us every moment of our existence. There are three tales on offer to you tonight.  First, a small story by Neil Jacob titled We Have to Run Again.

First, a small story of circumstance by Neil Jacob titled We Have to Run Again.

Our second story is from Dee Hill - The Salamander - if it's too good to be true, as they say...

Tonight's final story is from Healwelt and is called To Possess A Swan - a sad "duckling" is transformed as the story goes into one far darker than every imagined.

I hope you enjoy them all, let us know, we'd love to hear from you.

Thank you for listening, more tales to come. 

Sweet screams.


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