Episode 1: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The more things change…

Natalie (The “Accidental Hellraiser Scholar”) and Arnold (The “Doctor of the Dead”) begin a new era in podcasting with an inaugural episode devoted to one of their all-time favorite horror movies, the seminal suspense classic from William Castle, 1959’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL! Join Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, and the guests at the historic Ennis House for an evening of food, drink, ghosts, and a plucky skeleton named “Emergo!” And when that night is over, stick around for the regrettable follow-ups, the 1999 remake of HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, and the truly frightening (in a bad way) 2007 sequel, RETURN TO HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL!

And remember, when you’re listening to this podcast, the only ghoul in the house…is YOU!

Show Music: “Cemetery Dance” by The Vivisectors.

Leave a comment and let us know what you think, or write to us at media@atbpublishing.com. On Twitter, find Natalie at @nblitofsky and Arnold at @DoctoroftheDead.

OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO SUPPLEMENTAL: 11 Unique Perspectives on 11 STAR TREK PICARD Stories by 11 Writers


Put ten Star Trek: Picard fans in a room and you’ll wind up with eleven opinions (appropriately enough this time around), 47 heated debates about the nature of synthetic life and somebody cosplaying Rios in a transporter accident with a space orchid. That’s because Star Trek fans are gloriously weird, uniquely different and sometimes entirely outlandish. And so is this book.

Celebrating the return of Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Picard, OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO SUPPLEMENTAL is a special free PDF-only collection of 11 reviews, one for every story of the show’s first season. Well, we say “reviews”, but we mean that loosely: within these pages, you’ll find political addresses, lectures, obituaries, fantasies, reality TV shows and even a Borg bake-off, not to mention insightful and thoughtful articles examining Star Trek: Picard from just about every angle imaginable…and then some!

Provocative, engrossing, hilarious and utterly gonzo. This is OUTSIDE IN.

Featuring contributions from:
Rich Handley
Liu Yin
Jessica C. Clark
Anthony Wilson
Andy Hicks
Lars Pearson
Drew Meyer
Arnold T. Blumberg
Rebecca Iverson
Ashley Heaton Kuczenski
Eric Pelot
Jason A. Miller


And if you enjoy this free release, why not catch up with OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO: 174 New Perspectives on 174 STAR TREK TNG Stories by 174 Writers, covering the entire run of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the TNG feature films, as well as the many other volumes of the OUTSIDE IN series, all available now!


NOVEMBER 2012: ATB Publishing released the first volume of the OUTSIDE IN series, featuring 160 writers sharing 160 new perspectives on all 160 classic Doctor Who stories. Since then, the series has continued to explore our favorite fictional worlds with an ever-growing, eclectic mix of diverse and inclusive voices offering their own unique takes on everything from Modern Doctor Who and Star Trek (Original and Next Generation) to the Buffyverse and – coming soon – The X-Files. Future volumes will visit the space stations Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine, as well as examine the twisted mysteries of Twin Peaks and the futuristic intrigue of Blake’s 7.

We’re very proud to announce that in preparation for OUTSIDE IN’s 10th anniversary in 2022, we’re also going back to the very beginning with a volume that will bring the same distinctive approach to critical commentary on pop culture that has evolved in more recent volumes of the series, refreshing the original collection with all-new essays and voices that will once again tackle all of classic Doctor Who.

OUTSIDE IN REGENERATES: 160 New New Perspectives on 160 Classic Doctor Who Stories by 160 Writers will be a celebration of both the television series and the book series inspired by it, with 160 completely different and even more varied essays on every adventure, each written by a different writer than the one that tackled that story in the original volume. Coming November 2022 from ATB Publishing.

DOCTOR OF THE DEAD Episode 117: Beyond Re-Animator and Little Monsters

Natalie and Arnold wrap up a trilogy of transgressive terrors with the final (for now) installment in the Herbert West saga, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR! Reunite once again with West (Jeffrey Combs), meet his new over-eager assistant, and wonder aloud how many of the remaining Spanish cast were on break from making adult films. Also in this episode: Academy Award-winner Lupita Nyong’o battles her way through a zombie horde to save a group of Australian children on a school trip gone horrible awry in LITTLE MONSTERS! It’s time yet again for reagent and raging zombies on the LAST episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!

WHAT? You read that right! It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for; before the movie chat, your favorite ghouls in the house tell you all about the podcast that will take DOTD’s place, so be sure to follow all the ATB Publishing social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with the latest on when GHOULS IN THE HOUSE will debut!

Show Music: “Rage” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

Write to the Doctor at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com! On Twitter, find the Doctor at @DoctoroftheDead and Natalie at @nblitofsky!

DOCTOR OF THE DEAD Episode 116: Bride of Re-Animator

Natalie and Arnold head down to the embalming room for the second film in the Herbert West trilogy, BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR! Reunite with West (Jeffrey Combs) and Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott), and meet a bunch of dumb new characters that make all the wrong choices in life and death. It’s time once again for reagent, raging zombies, and an irrelevant head on the latest episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!

Show Music: “Rage” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

Write to the Doctor at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com! On Twitter, find the Doctor at @DoctoroftheDead and Natalie at @nblitofsky!

DOCTOR OF THE DEAD Episode 115: Re-Animator

Natalie and Arnold launch into another horror series retrospective just in time for the best month of the year! In this episode, they kick off a three-part look at the RE-ANIMATOR films with the legendary original from 1985. Find out why Arnold believes Herbert West (Jeffrey Combs) is like Michael Corleone, why Natalie sees Dan Cain (Bruce Abbott) as the perfect foil for West, and what they both think about that scene with Meg (Barbara Crampton) and Dr. Hill (David Gale). It’s time for reagent, raging zombies, and randy heads on the latest episode of the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD podcast!

Show Music: “Rage” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

Write to the Doctor at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com! On Twitter, find the Doctor at @DoctoroftheDead and Natalie at @nblitofsky!


With OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL, the eclectic series of essay collections on your favorite genre TV shows revisits the Whedon/Buffyverse first explored in last year’s OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB. Featuring 127 writers covering every episode of ANGEL, with the entire run of FIREFLY and a few other extras tossed in as a bonus, GAINS A SOUL is one of our most diverse and dynamic volumes yet!

To give prospective readers a glimpse of what awaits them, we’ve prepared this free PDF sampler showcasing five of the 127 selections in the book. We hope you enjoy them and then grab a complete copy of OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL to read the rest!

DOCTOR OF THE DEAD Episode 114: A Series Retrospective, Part 4: Scream 4

It took six months – life and work got in the way – but Natalie and Arnold are back to finally wrap up their retrospective of one of the most successful slasher film franchises of all time with their look at SCREAM 4, the 2011 return that also sadly became Wes Craven’s final directorial effort. What was great about the fourth and possibly final installment in the series? What wasn’t so great? And what could have been, if only they had been brave and clever enough to come up with Natalie’s alternate ending, presented here for your entertainment and edification?

What’s your favorite scary podcast? It better be the DOCTOR OF THE DEAD!

Show Music: “Rage” (feat. Vosmoy) by Still Pluto.

Write to the Doctor at doctorofthedead@yahoo.com! On Twitter, find the Doctor at @DoctoroftheDead and Natalie at @nblitofsky!


We announced this earlier on social media, but we’re very proud to share the news that ATB Publishing will be releasing MASTER OF HORROR: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF MICK GARRIS. Written by Abbie Bernstein (author of The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road, journalist and filmmaker), the book will feature interviews with Mick’s colleagues from in front of and behind the camera, plus rare and previously unpublished photographs. Some notes on Mick from the author:

Film/television creator/producer/director/novelist Mick Garris epitomizes the phrase Master of Horror. Garris not only initiated the famous Masters of Horror dinner parties with guests including Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, the late Tobe Hooper, and more, he made Masters of Horror as a two-season anthology series for Showtime. Garris is perhaps the premiere director of Stephen King for the screen. In addition to directing/producing and often co-writing the miniseries adaptations of King’s The Stand, The Shining, and Desperation, Garris also directed King’s first original screenplay, Sleepwalkers. He has also adapted works by Clive Barker and other noted genre writers. Garris created and executive produced the upcoming horror anthology feature, Nightmare Cinema, as well as directing one of its segments. Garris is also one of the executive producers of the Angelina Jolie-directed feature Unbroken, which depicted the World War II saga of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, Garris’ father-in-law. In this book, Garris will take us behind the scenes on many of his best-loved projects via detailed interviews with him and selected co-workers. He will also discuss his early years as a publicist, when his duties included operating R2-D2 at the Oscars for the first Star Wars.

More details will be forthcoming.

Support ReGen Artists and Vendors

As many of you may already know, this year’s ReGeneration Who convention was canceled less than a week before the scheduled event. A lot of the artists and vendors are left with empty pockets and full inventories, so we’re banding together to try to help each other signal boost.

Some of the artists and vendors have existing online shops, others do not. So, we worked with Katie from Nerdfelt Tea to create a Facebook group to centralize all the information in order to assist those who can only sell by emailing an invoice to an interested customer.

You can find the Regenerating Artists Alley and Vendor Group on Facebook. If you’re a Facebook user, the best way to support all the artists and vendors is to join this group and share it with your friends. The more, the merrier!

We’ve been asked by some who want to spread the word to compile a list of shop links. Here are links to all the artists and vendors participating in this virtual table sale. For those who do not have an online shop, the link will take you to their album in the Facebook group.

As You Wish Accessories – https://squareup.com/store/rebecca-karas-as-you-wish-accessories/

ATB Publishing – https://www.atbpublishing.com

Beef Jerky Guy – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.823824384649564&type=3

Bleed Geeks – https://www.etsy.com/shop/bleedgeeks/

Charlotte Mann – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CharlotteMannArt

Corgasaur – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Corgasaur

Craftigurumi – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Craftigurumi

Eattoast Studio by Kelsey Wailes – https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/eattoast

Em2a Studios – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.823133371385332&type=3

Felix Eddy – The Clockwork Sphinx – https://www.etsy.com/shop/theclockworksphinx

Geek Girls’ Castle – https://www.etsy.com/shop/GeekGirlsCastle

JessieSeamsSewGeeky – https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/JessieSeamsSewGeeky

MayFaire Moon Corsets & Costumes – http://mayfairemoon.com/

Nerdfelt – https://www.nerdfelt.net/

Nerdy Keppie – https://nerdykeppie.com/

No Strings Attached Custom Puppets – https://twitter.com/kathodavid

Noble Intentions Ceramics – https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/NobleIntentionsPots

Not Your Grandmom’s Bags – https://www.etsy.com/shop/NotYourGrandmomsBags

Paramedic Zombies/Tardis Worx – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.822939504738052&type=3

Peter Vinton Jr – Art and Illustration – http://www.petervintonjr.com/

Pixel Who – https://www.etsy.com/shop/PixelWho?coupon=FYREFESTWHO

Quiltoni – https://quiltoni.com/

Ripping It Down – https://www.etsy.com/shop/RippingItDown

Science Fiction Continuum – http://www.sfcontinuum.com/

Simon Fraser – http://simonfraser.net/

Skull N Bones – https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/SkullNBonesJP

SkyFire Fox Arts – http://skyfirefox.net/

Sun Dame – https://www.etsy.com/shop/Sundame

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey – https://www.wibblywobblytimeywimey.com/