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April 15th Horror Quick Hits

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The guys over at The Hollywood Reporter where fortunate enough to get the exclusive first look at Johan Harstad’s horror novel, 127 Hours on The Moon and have some brief information along with the novel’s trailer which you can view.

Our culture is filled with tales of the walking dead. They’re in our mythology. They’re in our religions. They’re in our comic books. We fear them, we love them, we’re just plain obsessed with them. But we know the zombie apocalypse is just a fairy tale. We know it couldn’t really happen. Could it?

McFarland has released some of the best horror related books over the years. They go above and beyond with their horror related releases, and Horror Films Of The 1990s is no exception. Read the full review…

Quebec’s master of horror – Bestselling author, Patrick Senécal, (500,000 books sold) has been conjuring the unimaginable for a loyal following of fearless readers since 1994, when he published his debut novel, 5150 rue des Ormes. He’s since penned dozens of unreasonably gory thrillers and has shaped what homegrown psychological terror looks like on the big screen, thanks to three examples: the Éric Tessier-directed Sur le seuil (2003) and 5150 Elm’s Way (2009), and filmmaker PodZ’s Les 7 Jours du Talion (2010). Yet he remains virtually unknown outside Quebec.

With the advent of the Amazon Kindle , the Barnes and Noble Nook , and the myriad tablets and smartphones on the market, the opportunities for discovering new authors and genres are growing exponentially. Author interview: Scott Nicholson, eBook Horror author.

Acclaimed indie director Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) may have found his next slow-burning horror story … in bed. Deadline is reporting that West has been hired to write a big-screen adaptation of the 2011 novel Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters, best known for his hit “mashup” book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

Horror film soundtracks: best and scariest – The iconic scenes in horror movies are framed by vital pieces of musical score, the obvious examples being music from Psycho and music from Jaws. It stays with us – it often becomes ripe for parody, reused for comedic effect in spoof films, recontextualised, sampled for hip-hop tracks.

Bram Stoker was born at No 15 Marino Crescent in Clontarf in 1847, while famine raged in Ireland. It would be nice to say that he died in luxury on April 20, 1912 in London, suitably honoured for having created one of the great characters of 19th century literature and 20th century film. But only when Dracula was adapted for film in 1929 did his widow, Florence, enjoy the true benefits of his fame. She used part of the $40,000 film rights to install in her London home the rarest of rare luxuries – a downstairs lavatory, which in gratitude she christened “Room Dracula.” Read more about Stoker…

“That’s the genre I love: horror, mystery, suspense. That’s the way my mind works,” said Susan Berliner, a Yorktown grandmother who lives with her husband, Larry, a retired English teacher and fellow writer. “But it’s not as gory as Steven King.” Read an interview and learn more about Berliner…

First of all, the publisher has described it very much as an “action horror” game which puts it into the same category as instalments four and five – which weren’t very horrific at all. Action denotes dynamism – quick movement, plenty of ammo – and … Is Resident Evil 6 the death of survival horror?

From Night of the Living Dead and Nosferatu to Dario Argento’s Deep Red, the original House on Haunted Hill and more, 411′s Joseph Lee counts down the top 10 horror films in the public domain!

There’s so much mystery and inviting darkness in The Pack, the new French film from Franck Richard, that horror fans will likely be impressed. The atmosphere of this sordid tale is the movie’s strongest suit. Catch the full review…

Around these parts when prolific horror author Stephen King talks, we listen, and believe you me this is something that you cats are going to want to hear about! In addition to King’s sequel to The Shining called Dr. Sleep, the master of horror is currently at work on a new slasher tale entitled Joyland. Find out more…

Ed Pessalano’s book of short stories, Night Shivers is a cluster of 13 stories full of misfortune, and in some cases, good luck, the spooky tales are targeted to young readers now getting into the horror genre or looking for something else to sink their teeth into. And some of the stories are bound to induce some shivers. Read more: Greenpoint Star – Spooky stories of horror fill pages of Night Shivers

Legion of Night is a horror comic set firmly in the Marvel Universe in which Fin Fang Foom is the big plot point. It stars a bunch of characters that Gerber had created in other Marvel horror books over the years but had been left by the wayside.

The public has seen a lot of film adaptations of vampire fiction, from the popular classic Dracula to the more recent Twilight series. Just recently, another vampire novel has been turned into a 3-D action horror film. What is it? Find out…

For author Beth Waite writing has always been a passion for as long as she can remember. The two-time published author said her love of writing comes from a compulsion that she can’t explain. For her it’s just something that comes naturally to her. Find out more about Waite…

In April of 2011, author Ed Kurtz had a self-published debut novel to plug and a cranium full of ideas. By the end of the year, his novel, Bleed, had made the “Best of 2011? lists at Anything Horror, HorrorTalk and Geeks of Doom. Now, only twelve months later, Kurtz has three published books and is the owner and editor of Redrum Horror and Abattoir Press, two projects that are up and running with big-name writers behind them. Learn more about Ed Kurtz…

The Zombie Dawn roll-out will begin April 20th in select cities with additional locations added over the coming months. In a special arrangement with theaters, cinema ticket buyers shall receive a free limited edition copy of the Zombie Dawn: Safehouse comic book that contains a prequel tie-in story to the feature film.

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