093 — Slugs

Things get savage in the garden as we enjoy one of the best versions yet of the MORE OR LESS INNOCUOUS FAUNA ARE COMING FOR YOU genre with Shaun Hutson’s Slugs. A nasty bit of work that runs the gamut from gory to incredibly gross, Slugs answers the eternal question “What if you gave a huge Iron Maiden fan three weeks to write a horror novel?”—and answers it well! Let us enjoy this slimy slide together! Trail along behind us, because if you weren’t afraid of slugs before, you soon will be. This is one episode that will have you searching for that lost shaker of salt… so you can waste your way through the blood-soaked Gastropodville of…Slugs.


  • Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House
  • Elizabeth Drew, Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon’s Downfall
  • Supplemental recommendation: Slugdge


  • “Slug Line” by John Hiatt
  • “Tend My Garden” by James Gang
  • “The Chapter For Transforming Into A Slug” by Slugdge