Your new podcast BC is Creepy - in a few words, what is it
In our podcast we talk about history, folklore, and anything strange
that has happened in British Columbia, Canada.
As filmmakers, what made you cross over into
podcasting for BC is Creepy, and what are the key similarities and
differences working in these two media?
We're both huge
history buffs, and the podcast was a way we could tell those huge,
strange, old stories without having to have a huge budget or gather a
crew. As well, it's allowed us to keep creating content on a weekly basis for
the fans we already have and the new ones we gain.
you to do a show on creepy cold cases in the first place anyhow, and is
British Columbia especially rich when it comes to creepiness?
really big fans of true crime, we love reading about the circumstances,
and really understanding the mindsets of a murderer. In this respect, we
don't think BC is that unique, murder happens everywhere. But there are
some things outside of the world of true crime that we've learned which do
make this province special. For instance Victoria is considered the most
haunted city in Canada based on its dedication to preserving old buildings
and gravestones, as well as its abundance of natural springs, salt water,
and distant mountains that are said to be especially good at retaining
ghostly energy. Also if you listen to episode 9, you'll learn that our
coast is strangely and scientifically attractive to disembodied feet.
talk about the research that goes into each episode, and how do you go
about this aspect of things?
Each week we alternate who
leads the episode, and the other is left in the dark, this allows for a
bit of surprise and banter. When Topher leads, he normally reads as much
as he can to get an idea for a story, and then the next day he'll organize
a fact sheet so he's able to refer for names and dates and specific
details. Ariel on the other hand likes to take notes as she researches
either through articles or documentaries and then uses them as the bones
for her story for the episodes where she's taking the reigns.
Some of the wildest stories
BC is Creepy has covered so far, and are there some stories too
weird to do a show about even?
personal favourites have been the Boozin' Barber, which was just such a
weird dive into this strange character who, well we don't want to spoil
the surprise but he had a really creative way of killing, and Deadman's
Island. As he peeled more layers he kept finding dark stories each more
violent than the last! Ariel on the other hand loved learning about
Brother XII and his cult as well as researching one of her favourite
Vancouver murders that she'd been telling people about even before we
started the podcast, but that episode won't be out until next week.
don't think anything would be too weird, as long as it has enough
information to be a good story, however when it comes to murders we
generally try to avoid anything that is too recent or might be
inappropriate for our more lighthearted approach.
So do take us through the
whole process of making your actual podcast, and how much fun is it still?
Tuesday we get together at Ariel's house, one of us will have researched a topic
and the other one is in charge of dinner. We set up the microphone, banter
away, and then Ariel edits it for release. We're up to our 13th episode in
the recording process and still finding a wide variety of creepy things
that we had no idea happened here. It really gets fun when we bring on
guests since we're never sure how they're going to approach their topics.
$64-question of course, where can one catch BC is Creepy?
Play, Itunes, YouTube & Podmatic.
you can tell us about audience and critical reception of BC is Creepy
We've been told people appreciate our unique takes on
history, and the detail we like to put in, also that our topics have been
So what have you planned for the future of BC is
Creepy - and other future projects you'd like to share?
is Creepy was Bad Cookie's first delving into non-fiction and we've really
taken a liking to creating content in these different ways. While we're
still dedicated to our narrative genre films, we're expanding our
repertoire to become well rounded content creators. Just recently we've
started our Women in Horror interview series Your Creepiest Corner.
podcast's website, Facebook, whatever else?
else you're dying to mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
you like our podcast you should really check out our Patreon, our patrons
have special access to us and will get really unique perks. It is also a
really great way to support us and our creepy content if you want to see
more from Bad Cookie Pictures!
for the interview!