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You’ve found the home of author and podcaster J. Stephen Thompson on the web.  Lucky you! Here’s what you will find here:

WANTED: ALIVE OR PREFERABLY DEAD – Every month, I get together with Vaughn from Motion Picture Massacre and discuss a Western movie. Nothing fancy, just two friends who love movies talking about them.

JAFMP: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS – This project started quite a while ago, but returns in 2023. Mike from The Corpse Cast will join me to talk about every classic Universal Horror movie.  

WEIRD WESTERNS – You can buy my book (soon to be plural).  I write in the Weird Western genre, which is a combination of Fantasy and Horror, set in the Wild West.

THE BLOG – You can expect anything from excerpts of my writing, movie and book reviews, and probably a bit of me bitching about the state of the world. Hopefully, I will say something that borders on entertaining.

Feb
04

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 13: Callus & Crow and Dead Birds

Things are getting weird as we discuss the novel Callus & Crow by DB Rook, a weird western about a vampire and a young boy on a quest for revenge in a post-apocalyptic world.  Then we head to Dixie as a group of Confederate deserters on the run hole up at an abandoned plantation in 2004’s Dead […]

Dec
28

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 12: The Ballad of Lefty Brown

Stephen and Vaughn wrap up the year with a look at The Ballad of Lefty Brown, starring Bill Pullman as the sidekick thrust against his will into the role of hero.  Plus, we offer some Weird Western Book recommendations for you to check out. Contact us at 304-769-9006 or at jafmpodcast@gmail.com

Nov
30

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 11: Keith Latch and My Name is Nobody

This episode Horror author Keith Latch joins us to talk about his debut Horror-Western comic The Bone Tribe.  Then we discuss the Terrence Hill/Henry Fonda classic My Name Is Nobody. As always, you can talk to us at 304-769-9006 or jafmpodcast@gmail.com. Follow Keith on Instagram ORDER THE BONE TRIBE AT AMAZON  

Nov
30

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 10: Django and The Great Silence

  This Episode, we celebrate the first year of Wanted: Alive or Preferably Dead with a Corbucci double feature.  Join us as we discuss the classics The Great Silence and Django!  Contact the show at 304-769-9006 or email jafmpodcast@gmail.com.  

Oct
05

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 9: The Last Outlaw

This Month, we travel back to the Golden Age of HBO movies.  They say no good deed goes unpunished, and that is certainly the case for Dermott Mulrooney in this bloody western.   When a botched bank robbery leads to a leadership dispute, Mickey Rourke goes on a relentless manhunt to destroy the gang that betrayed […]

Sep
15

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead Episode 8: Bandidos

This month we take a look at the 1967 Spaghetti Western BANDIDOS.  Fresh off his amazing work on Sergio Leone’s first two DOLLARS movies, Massimo Dallamano takes the helm on the story of a broken-down gunfighter, his protege, and their quest for revenge against the fastest, baddest gunman around.

Jun
21

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead – Episode 7

THE SHOOTING This Month, Stephen and Vaughn tackle the 1966 Monte Hellman classic The Shooting. Starring Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, and Millie Perkins, this film tells the story of a retired bounty hunter recruited by a young woman on a quest for revenge.  Considered the first “acid western,” The Shooting takes a counter-culture approach to […]

Apr
11

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead – Episode 6

In this episode, Vaughn takes us on a ride with renegade Confederates who want to restart the Civil War.  Another Corbucci classic.  Also, Stephen makes a historic blunder by failing to bother with reading the IMDB page.  BUSTED!

Apr
11

WANTED: Alive or Preferably Dead – Episode 5

  In this episode, Stephen and Vaughn talk about the Japanese remake of the Clint Eastwood classic Unforgiven.  Yes, that’s a thing, and spoiler: it’s pretty damn good.