Danielle Bailey SF12 E22

Do you have a morbid fascination with serial killers? Ever wonder if horror movies are based on actual people and events? Then this weeks episode is for you.

Wes, with co-host Brandon Griffith sit down with Danielle Bailey, author and serial killer authority. Dani dives into one of the most notorious killers, Ed Gein aka The Butcher of Plainfield and her own personal connection to the case. Ed is the inspiration of some of horrors most loved killers (yes, we love them!) and his story is fascinating with many layers. Including how great he was with kids.

This year Dani will be joining the “serial killer erection” also known as Scarefest seminars and she will be talking more in depth about Ed and other infamous killers. You won’t want to miss it!

Yan Birch SF12 E21

Tonight Wes and co-host Jason Boyd speak to Swedish horror icon Yan Birch. Though well know as the Stairmaster from the horror classic The People Under the Stairs, Yan has starred in dozens of features and is a man of many talents. He holds both a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an advanced degree in mathematics. He is also immersed in various genres and media outlets outside of horror films such as guest spots on Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Hawaii Five-O. Yan also works behind the camera as a producer and owns his own production company called Pure Entertainment.

Yan has appeared many times as a villain, even Satan himself, but he explains how he is primarily drawn to the creative process so he will just as easily play a hero. He talks about his tremendous work experience with Wes Craven on The People Under the Stairs, his views on how television is beginning to evolve into something more like feature films, the missed opportunities to star in both Die Hard and Passenger 57, and how he would definitely like to direct one day. However, a talk with Yan can’t be complete without some talk about the movie Sky Sharks. Currently in post production, it should be coming soon. All we needed to hear was zombie Nazis riding on jet powered sharks. Minds were blown!

Wes also reminded everyone if they would like to be a speaker at Scare Fest this year the deadline to register is March 31. Don’t miss out! We also learned that nothing kills a period film like rims on a classic car.


Brian Cunningham SF12 E20

Tonight Wes and co-host Holly welcome Brian Cunningham, the writer and director of the recently released feature film “Wretch”.

Wretches plot outline goes “In an attempt to piece together fractured memories of a drug-fueled night in the woods, three friends confront guilt, jealousy, and a supernatural presence that threatens to expose their true natures.”

We find out many details of the filming from behind the camera, and get to know what drives Brian forward as an independent film producer.


Beth Darlington SF12 E19

Australian paranormal researcher and educator Beth Darlington was this week’s guest.

Beth has been traveling halfway around the world to attend the Scarefest for about four years straight. Her vibrant personality and fascination with our Kentucky culture has made her one of our most popular “fans” and many of us look forward to her appearance every year.

Beth operates “down under” as Access Paranormal where she offers tutorials and advice to her fellow paranormal investigators.


Michelle Wagner SF12 E17B

The second hour of tonight’s two part episode we welcomed Michelle Duell Wagner.

Michelle is an empath and psychic medium that goes by the title “The Saratoga Spiritualist.”

Her gift allows her to read auras and chakras , clairvoyance in more than one form, psychic which includes intuition of the past, present, and future, and mediumship that allows her to connect to your passed loved ones, friends and also even pets.

Wes and co-host Chad Harlan try to cover as much of her experiences and abilities as possible during this episode including her childhood as a gifted individual and her more recent experiences in the field.

Kyl Cobb SF 12 E17A

Our first hour of this week’s two part episode features Kyl Cobb with our new co-host Chad Harlan.

Kyl is a historian, demonologist, ghosthunter and regular presenter at The Scarefest with upwards of 30 plus seminars in his portfolio.

The discussion moved between use of the ghost box, demon possession or at least our obsession with it, Kyl’s recent paranormal experiences, The Bell Witch, Ouija boards (a.k.a. The Parlor Game from Hell), and of course paranormal theory (which Wes set Kyl straight on).

Deborah Voorhees SF12 E16

On this episode Wes and co-host Jason Boyd talk to Deborah Voorhees. Of course horror fans remember her as Tina in the 1985 movie Friday the 13th: A New Beginning. But in this episode we learn that she has has lived a colorful life as a journalist, filmmaker, writer, editor, teacher, and even a  Playboy Bunny. Continue reading “Deborah Voorhees SF12 E16”

Scarefest Radio Annual Holiday Train Wreck SF12 E15

Why do they do this every year? For the fun of it! This year host Wes Forsythe is joined by his revolving co-hosts Brandon Griffith, Coyote Chris Sutton, Holly LaFavers, and Billy Crank’s forehead for a night of nonsense.

The production values are low but the holiday fueled mirth is high as they discuss everything from horror movies to cosplay to possible future Scarefest projects. No joke is too bad and nothing is sacred in this annual attempt to alienate as many of our fans as possible in one night.

You won’t hear this episode on any of our audio channels! It’s that bad, and we would never do that to our radio affiliates.


David Howard Thornton SF12 E14

This episode Wes and co-host Jason Boyd welcome Scarefest 2019 featured celebrity David Howard Thornton to the show. Most of the show is naturally dedicated to David’s breakout roll in 2016’s Terrifier as Art The Clown.

They cover his history from his youth in Alabama and church theater to his recent projects including playing The Joker on the web series Nightwing Escalation.

Slinking around in clown shoes? A voice over artist without a speaking line? The infamous hacksaw scene? Oreo cookies? It’s all covered here.

Alex Vincent SF12 E13

In this weeks episode, Wes and co-host Brandon Griffith talk to Alex Vincent, who plays Andy from the Child’s Play franchise.

Alex talks about his experiences as a child star and why he stepped away from acting for over 20 years. Alex takes us into his life now as a musical engineer and talks about his true passion for music. With talks about a possible Child’s Play reboot and TV show, we also hear his thoughts on returning to the screen.

Wes and co-host Brandon also discuss why Brandon is afraid of parrots and why Wes should never comment on his wife’s pants. You won’t want to miss it!