In this episode, we have a long discussion about horror monsters and classic horror tropes. We talk about what types of monsters, creatures, and types of horror stories we want to see make a resurgence or get reinvented. 

We also discuss the current horror trends we dislike and what we think needs to take a break from the genre.

#66: When Horror Taboos Go Too Far Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

We open the episode with a wholesome talk about Caleb’s new kitten. Then Spencer and Caleb spark their eternal blood feud that will ultimately lead them to their graves. After all that fun, we get into the topic at hand. We have a conversation about how and why certain taboo subjects can ruin a horror story, and we give specific examples of failed usage of these taboo subjects, as well as possible ways to utilize them properly. If you want to read some great horror stories, check out You can also follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting On Instagram @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook at
  1. #66: When Horror Taboos Go Too Far
  2. BookCast #7: Dracula Chapters 5-10
  3. DBS #32: The Big Horror Talk
  4. BookCast #6: Dracula Chapters 1-5
  5. DBS #31: Brainstorming Horror

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