Erin Miskell is a horror fan that hails from the Western New York region. A love of Poe at a young age turned into exposure to Vincent Price, which lead to a deep love of classic horror films. International horror from France and South East Asia has become a staple of her diet, which mixes well with her tendency to gravitate toward shlock horror and comedy. Erin loves to analyze films and their meanings, and does so at her site, The Backseat Driver Reviews ( When not watching or writing about film, you can find her listening to music and spending time with her children.
Decades of Horror The Classic Era Gruesome Podcasts

[Podcast] Bride of Frankenstein (1935) – Episode 14 – Decades of Horror: The Classic Era

“Sometimes I have wondered whether life wouldn’t be much more amusing if we were all devils, no nonsense about angels and being good.” The Decades of Horror: The Classic Era crew — Chad Hunt, Jeff Mohr and Erin Miskell — are missing their fourth member, Joseph Perry, this week. Filling in for him is fellow […]

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“Bad Kids of Crestview Academy” (2017) : Almost, But Not Quite – Fizzles After A Strong Start

How far would you go to uncover the truth? Would you, say, do anything you could to get into a detention session? Would you brave potentially murderous forces, including massive political cover-ups and the threat of a supernatural curse? These questions are asked by the heroine of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, the directorial debut […]

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“Capture Kill Release” (2016): A Captivating Experience, A Romantic Bloodbath

Love can make you do crazy things, ranging in everything from a tattoo to an impulsive cross-country move. It’s a powerful emotion that has the ability to take you well beyond established limits, some of which are incredibly dark. For instance, would you kill someone to appease your loved one? That is the question asked […]