Stephen King Is a Regular at Shirley Jackson’s Hill House

The Losers' Club explains how the 1959 Gothic novel influenced the Master of Horror

The Losers' Club - The Haunting of Hill House
The Losers’ Club – The Haunting of Hill House

Danse Macabre is a new feature of the series that finds the Losers journeying through all the books that influenced Stephen King. The first episode dials back to 1959 for Shirley Jackson’s iconic Gothic horror novel, The Haunting of Hill House.

Join Randall Colburn, Jenn Adams, McKenzie Gerber, and Mel Kassel as they discuss the themes within Jackson’s influential novel, the many, many adaptations available (including Mike Flanagan’s Netflix series), and how it connects to King’s work.

Rest assured, they give it the good ol’ fashioned Losers’ Club book review.

Chapters include: Intro (:35), The Stacks (5:00), The Guests and Ghosts (35:00), The Macabre (1:14:00), The Misery (1:25:30), The Magic (1:31:30), The King Connection (1:41:00), and Adaptations/The Final Waltz (1:47:00).

Founded in January 2017, The Losers’ Club is a weekly podcast for Constant Readers, horror hounds, and new fans of Stephen King to dig deep into the author’s oeuvre and the myriad TV, film, print, and stage adaptations of his work.


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