It is said that on the outskirts of Tokyo there is a haunted mansion that is cursed due to the terrifying occult rituals once practiced there. Made famous in the video game Fatal Frame, you cannot find the house on a map, but there are those who claim to have traveled to it and regret having done so. Poet and video game enthusiast, James Tyner, joins Matt to discuss this story.
This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.
Special thanks to poet, librarian, and all around cool dude James Tyner. who was the first poet laureate of Fresno.
Tyner’s poetry has appeared in multiple journals such as Avatar Review, Coal Hill Review, and Transcendence as well as anthologies such as New America and Best Contemporary American Poetry. He has worked in libraries for 20 years and has presented panels on his library work at CLA, ALA, and PLA. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A transcript of this episode can be found here.
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Show Notes and Sources
Curse of the Blair Witch Project (A “documentary” exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.)
The Toast (this one cites my original blog entry, getting the details of the name wrong)
The Ghosthropologist and his Good Lady Wife in Tokyo, 2009