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Ian Rogers talks Netflix deals and horror collections with “Every House Is Haunted”

October 20, 2022

Sam. Fucking. Raimi.


I think I can stop there.


No? OK then, onward we go! For this episode I'm continuing my interviews with amazing talent publishing books though Cemetery Dance Publications. Ian Rogers joins me to talk about his soon-to-be-released collection of 22 horror stories, “Every House Is Haunted.”


Perhaps the biggest news is that the book was optioned by Sam Raimi and a feature film of one of the stories, “The House on Ashley Avenue,” is currently in development at Netflix. Script by Jason Pagan and Andrew Deutschman, directed by Corin Hardy, helmer of “The Nun” and “Gangs of London.” We talk all about this, how Ian met Sam Raimi and what the process has been like.


Next, we dive into the book itself, of which the stories include:


  • A mysterious double murder draws the attention of an insurance company with a special interest in the paranormal.


  • A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match.


  • A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider.


  • A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil...for a price.


Ian talks about where the ideas came from, which story was the first to be published, and some of his favorites, as well as whether anything was changed from when they were first written.

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