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December 18th Horror Quick Hits

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Eljays Used Bookstore in Dormont, Pennsylvania paired up with the modern horror convention known as Horror Realm to bring forth the Horror Realm Author Series. While small bookstores surprise their customers with such exciting events, featuring author readings and signings, the rest of the country can learn from this experience and allow the wave of darkness to continue to traipse across the country. Ravenous Monster had the pleasure of interviewing Sandy Stuhlfire, co-founder of Horror Realm and Chris Rickert from Eljays Used Books.

Recently, Solaris and Abaddon Books editor Jon Oliver edited the creepy House of Fear collection as well as last year’s The End of the Line anthology. Catch him in an interview with Spooky Reads…

Chiller TV is debuting Steve Niles’ Remains on Friday, December 16 at 10 PM ET, which is based on the graphic novel created by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night). Movie Web has a contest lined up for this horror movie, where they’re giving away branded poker sets to their readers.

A brief post highlighting Dark Scribe Magazine’s 2nd Annual Black Quill Award for Best Dark Genre Short Fiction Magazine. This award is given to the editor of a print or virtual magazine that published primarily short fiction during the eligibility period.

Joe R. Lansdale and Peter Bergting do it again as a writer and artist team. A spectacular rendering of the eighty-year-old short story The Dunwich Horror is to be found in HP Lovecraft’s The Dunwich Horror #2.

Eli Roth is making his long-awaited return to the director’s chair in an unexpected place: Netflix. The movie rental and streaming service is moving into original programming, and Roth is executive producing and directing a new hour-long series for the platform called Hemlock Grove – his first directorial effort since 2007′s Hostel: Part II.

A committee recommended Monday that Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age, an anthology of comics about middle school edited by Ariel Schrag, should remain in the Buckfield Junior-Senior High School library in Dixfield, Maine, after the mother of a student challenged its appropriateness because of “objectionable sexual and language references.”

The Mine, written by popular blogger Arnab Ray, is a horror-psychological-thriller published by Westland. It will hit the stores on January 15, 2012. Here is an excerpt from the book: The Mine: Prologue

Horror on the big-screen this year did basically nothing for Deth_Banger, but there were enough good ones for DethBanger’s Best Horror Films of 2011.

Christopher Lopez’s debut, Everything Howls, just went on sale. A horror novel full of blood, guts and suspense, it’s set in a small snowdrift named Keme in upstate New York, where unspeakable murders are uncovered just as the worst storm in years blankets the town. Catch this interview conducted by Christopher Lopez the journalist with Christopher Lopex the novelist…

What if a parasitic creature is squatting in one’s womb? What if, once born, the baby is a monster—alien and unlovable? What exactly does one do if the darkest and most unspeakable of parental fears come to terrifying fruition? These questions drive one of the classic tropes of horror: the bad seed film.

Steve Alten is well-known for his bestseller MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror, several follow-up MEG books, and other novels of “natural” horror. He is the founder of Adopt-an-Author, a program designed to interest teenagers in reading. Catch this interview by the Horror Writers Association with Alten…

The annual avalanche of holiday programming has descended on us, and yet, so much of prime-time television seems stuck in a Halloween state of mind. Scary? Oooh, really scary, as Joe Flaherty’s SCTV character Count Floyd might howl in appreciation. Yes, it’s true: horror is alive and doing well on TV terrain.

A batch of clips, images, and poster for Swing director Martin Guigui’s supernatural thriller Beneath the Dark, starring Dennis Quaid as that guy in town who isn’t quite who he says he is. The fact that he’s the town mortician makes it just that much creepier. Check out everything you need to know about Beneath the Darkness

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