Whisper of Death

They found themselves in an empty world…

Join us on The PikeCast as Cassie, Becca, and Cooper spend some time with teenage suicide, abortion, and revenge! Whisper of Death presents a picture of an empty world, filled only with you, your boyfriend, and some people you know from school. And a witch (or something) who wants to torture you (for some reason). Come along as we talk Whisper of Death!

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ALL THE PEOPLE HAD VANISHED.

Roxanne and Pepper are a teenage couple with problems. They leave their small town for a weekend to try and solve them. They don't really succeed, and when they return home they find their town empty.

They call other towns.

They find the whole world empty.

But eventually they discover three other Kids their Age who are still alive in the town. They cannot imagine why the five of them seem to be the only ones left of the entire human race. They have only one thing in common. They were each directly or indirectly involved in the death of Betty Sue – the plain, shy girl who committed suicide only a short time ago. Betty Sue – the quiet, brilliant girl who wrote short stories about each of them. Stories of hate, of revenge, of death in a dead world.

It makes them wonder who Betty Sue really was.

Or what Betty Sue was.

Claire C. Holland is a poet and writer from Philadelphia, currently living in Los Angeles. She has been a freelance writer for more than ten years, writing primarily about film, politics, and the law. Her debut book of poetry, I Am Not Your Final Girl, is out now.

Die Softly

His blood was hot. His thoughts were naughty…

Join us on The PikeCast as Cassie, Becca, and Cooper spend some time with cheerleaders and cocaine! Released in 1991 (shortly after a show about small town highschoolers, murder, and cocaine, Twin Peaks premiered) this book paints a very unusual picture of high school life, full of perverts, wanton kinky sex, non-monogamy, casual drugs and drinking, and guns just hanging around. Yunno, like real high school. Come now, let's talk Die Softly by Christopher Pike!

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HE MAY HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED A MURDER.

Herb just wanted to photograph the cheerleaders in the school showers. He planted his camera high in the corner where no one could see it, and rigged it to a special homemade timer. He did that Thursday night, and he hoped that by Friday night he would have an exciting roll of film to develop.

But a girl dies Friday afternoon. On the surface it appears to be nothing more than a tragic car accident. But when Herb finally does collect his roll of film, he develops a picture that shows a shadowy figure sneaking up on the girl who has died — sneaking up on her with a baseball bat.

It makes Herb wonder if the girl was dead long before the car accident.

But unfortunately for Herb, he doesn't wonder if the murderer knows he took the picture.

Special Guest: Joe Lipsett

Joe Lipsett is a freelance film critic with bylines in Bloody Disgusting, Anatomy of a Scream, Grim Magazine and a bunch of other sites. He is the co-host of two podcasts: Horror Queers, which considers horror movies through a queer lens, and Hazel & Katniss & Harry & Starr, which explores film and television adaptations of young adult literature.

PikeCast Origins

Becca, Cassie, and Cooper sit down for a special preview episode of The PikeCast where they talk about how each of them discovered horror. Cassie and Cooper detail the nostalgia they have for Christopher Pike and Becca is shocked, being a Pike newbie, at some of the things they recall.

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PIKECAST ORIGINS TRANSCRIPT

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Whisper of Death Whisper of Death
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Start date: October 1, 2020



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