I’m going to disagree with your assertion that mentioning another story in the same genre is always a bad idea. In most cases you are correct but when a genre of story is really popular it becomes increasingly difficult to pretend that nobody in your world has heard of the phenomenon your story is dealing with. I am thinking of the current zombie craze that is finally dying out. All of these shows and movies pretend that no one has heard of zombies before, to the point it becomes a constant criticism of the show/film. A character asking another how they ended up in Night of the Living Dead would have been refreshing change in the zombie genre. In the current story it seems poorly done, which makes it into a sad me too kind of reference. If handled well it could really connect the story to the larger genre. I wonder how many of these haunted house stories were being published at the time? It seems like quite a few, unless Elder Sign by some fluke has covered them all already. Enjoyed the podcast and the analysis of how the story was constructed.