Welcome to LOD – a blog about HORROR in all its many forms. From novels to comic books to movies to collectibles, we cover it all! Stay a while, and see what lurks in the darkest corners of the Longbox of Darkness.

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The Longbox of Darkness – A Horror In Pop Culture Podcast

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Why I Love Good Omens

As a long-time fan of both Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, it should come as no surprise that one of my all-time favorite novels is Good Omens. This book is a hilarious and irreverent romp through the end of the world, as envisioned by two of the most imaginative and witty writers of our time. If you haven’t read…

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The Best of H.P. Lovecraft

In this post we’ll be ranking the top 10 short stories of H.P. Lovecraft. But first, here’s a little personal aside about my feelings towards the man himself. If you happen to know even a little bit about me, you’d know that I’m a Lovecraft fanatic. Even though HPL was racist, misanthropic, and more than a little odd, I…

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My Brief Obsession with Horror Haiku

Like most irritating romantic sods I am not ashamed to say that I’ve written the odd bit of verse once or twice. This was usually done to impress members of the fairer sex who couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the inane metaphors and pathetic rhymes I tried to peddle. I remember thinking, as a teen, “Hell, if Alan…

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The Horror Comic Covers of Mike Kaluta

Growing up I was, like most comic book collectors, utterly fascinated and enthralled by comic book cover art. There were countless comics on the spinner racks that I had to resist buying because of budget constraints, but I always drank in their covers so that I could speculate on the stories contained within, and often made up my own…

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LOD – The Top 20 Horror Comics

Every so often I get asked by friends in the comic reading community for a list of my top 5 favorite horror comics. I’m a sucker for lists, and can’t help responding. Over time I’ve come to realize that even though the top 3 might stay consistent, no. 4 and 5 seem to change every time I try to…

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S2 Bonus Episode: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Welcome to Into The Weird and the Longbox of Darkness’ review of the MCU movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Your hoary host Herman breaks down the brilliance and the missteps of this ultimately enjoyable but slightly flawed film. Give it a listen, we dare ya. This episode is filled with SPOILERS, so tread carefully, weird listeners.…

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LOD: A Personal History

In 2017 I started a blog called The Longbox of Darkness, which eventually morphed into a podcast about horror comics. I don’t recall exactly how this all happened, but what I do remember is that the podcast planning and production soon ate up all my time and I ended up neglecting the blog. I still kept it running by…

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LOD Season 2 Episode 2: PLOP!

Herman welcomes Mark Cain, the host of the United Nations of Horror Podcast, to the show. DC Comics’ classic Humor/horror anthology PLOP! that ran for 24 issues from 1973-1976, forms the basis of our discussion. When not wracked by fits of uncontrollable laughter, we shudder at the horror presented in Issues #1 and #2, with riveting tales by the…

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LOD S2 Episode 1: Swamp Muckery

Summary It’s Swamp Monster Madness as The Longbox of Darkness returns to ring in Shocktober 2021 with an episode filled with your favorite muck-encrusted monstrosities. Part 1 of the show features a prelude to our main segment as Horror Host Herman talks his love for Theodore Sturgeon’s IT! from Marvel’s Supernatural Thrillers #1 and Basil Wolverton’s SWAMP MONSTER from…

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Christmas Special 2020 – Jingle Hell with Steve Urena

Herman and Misty are joined by horror comic scribe Mr. Steve Urena. We discuss seminal Xmas horror stories and talk about Steve’s recently published SLOW POKES comic, a book that answers the age old question: what if Sloths were fast? Join us for some bloody animal horror and holiday fun! Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show at darklongbox@gmail.com,…

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Episode 21: Weird War Femme Fatales Part 2

We’re back with YET ANOTHER episode chronicling one of the greatest horror anthology comics of ’em all – WEIRD WAR TALES. Each of us chose a favorite issue from the title, and Misty’s number is up. Join us for a discussion of WWT #82. Nazis get turned into melting candles. Fun times! Feedback is always welcome! Contact the show…

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About LOD

On my fifth birthday a relative gifted me a blackened long box filled with old horror, war, and superhero comics. On that day the Longbox of Darkness was born. Four decades of voracious reading later, and here we are.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Longbox of Darkness is a wonderful podcast that covers one of my favorite topics: horror comics. The hosts have a wonderful and supportive camaraderie that makes this podcast a pleasure to listen to. So just sit back and relax while they take you through some gruesome classic horror comics.

— The Professor Frenzy Show

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This show is the perfect companion piece for those who enjoy horror comics or horror in general. Don’t have experience with horror comics? No problem! This is a podcast for neophytes and veterans alike. The host has a smooth and even delivery that welcomes listeners. He truly has a passion for the subject material. Good luck finding horror podcasts this much fun.

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