About Us

We know what scares you. 

The Know Fear Cast is a bi-weekly podcast that dissects  the horror genre. Hosted by Matt, Mel, and Lisa, three academics who love all things horror, the Know Fear Cast will cover it all: haunted houses, zombies, ghosts, vampires, creepy children... 

But horror is more than just the sum of its parts, which is why each episode will explore the reasons why we are  frightened by the things that scare us. 

New episodes will be released every other Tuesday, so join the Know Fear Cast to understand why so many of us are drawn to the dark side. 

Subscribe to us on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. Contact us via email at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @knowfearcast


Matt is a writer and zombie enthusiast who also works in higher ed.

Mel is a haunted house expert who teaches at a university. 

Lisa is a horror writer who holds an advanced degree in Gothic literature. 

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