Othersode #76: We’ve Touched the Puppet Hole / M3GAN with Grady Hendrix

Grady Hendrix, author of How to Sell a Haunted House, joins the Book Squad to talk about the new film M3GAN and all things uncanny valley! Then we chat with Grady about his latest book, haunted dolls, puppet theater, book tour presentations, and what he’s working on now. Catch our next Bookpisode on 2/20 — we’ll be talking about Witches by Brenda Lozano, plus Kelli interviews Dizz Tate, author of Brutes. Then come back on 3/6 for our next Othersode on Knock at the Cabin with special guest Samantha Allen, author of Patricia Wants to Cuddle. Send feedback, questions, and pictures of your creepy childhood dolls to thesquad@booksquadgoals.com!

:30 – Welcome, Grady Hendrix!
21:23 – M3GAN intro
22:30 – Why are dolls scary?
37:45 – Grief and horror
48:48 – Do trailers ruin everything?
55:45 – What’s next for M3GAN?
1:04:07– Chatting with Grady about How to Sell a Haunted House
1:52:40 – What’s on the blog? What’s up next?
Links: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/12/style/m3gan-movie-costume-design.html

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