“Author Mike Thorn returns to the Abyss for a wide-ranging discussion about depression, the perils of social media, and “Havoc,” the opening story from his latest collection, Peel Back and See.
Before we sink into Mike’s story, we talk a bit about Netflix’s Squid Game, parenting tips, online petitions to alter art, Alastair Reynolds, Dune (2021), final thoughts on Hunter Shea’s Faithless, You Season 3, Hostel, and more! (Recorded Oct. 24, 2021).”
“Mike Thorn breaks down Dead Silence as we discuss The Uncanny, controlling others, the art of horror films, and look deep at the career of James Wan.”
“When you have the wide open world of a fictional medium, you can allow yourself to explore, to be a little bit reckless and go to some really uncomfortable places. Peel Back and See probably goes further, in terms of my discomfort as a writer, than either of my previous books. We’ll see how readers feel about that, but it was liberating for me.”
Bob Pastorella and Michael David Wilson sit down with Mike Thorn to discuss his three 2021 releases, Jim Thompson, Kathe Koja, writing horror within academia, and much more.
“When it comes to horror literature, there are a few names that instinctively come to mind. Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe…
As a big reader (and an author myself), I’m always on the hunt for someone new. So when I get a call from my mate, Jamie Blanks, telling me to check out Mike Thorn, I knew he would be the next big name in the horror genre.
After being put in contact with Mike, he was only too happy to oblige this Aussie fan with an interview.”
Cameron Baker and Mike Thorn talk about everything from influences to current works and future plans.