Anne Rice’s gothic novel The Wolf Gift reinvents the lupine monster by centering the action on a charismatic Man Wolf with a conscience. “It was great fun to write something completely new,” Rice says during a recent stop in Toronto for a day of interviews and a book reading. Catch the rest of the story …

An avid fan of horror and mystery with a passion for writing, Gresham resident Stanley Brzycki has published his own collection of horror stories after being inspired by a challenge from a master of the genre, Stephen King.

Breathing new life into a sub-genre that, it can be argued, has become somewhat stagnant, is new director Ryan Lieske, with his adaptation of horror author Elizabeth Massie’s very subversive, very gory, zombie tale Abed.

Everybody remembers the 2002 horror film Cabin Fever; it was the movie that made you fall either in love or hate with Eli Roth. And it was a movie about a bunch of kids in a cabin who get stricken with a very violent and rapidly spreading flesh-eating virus. That’s all well and good, but have you ever felt like the original Cabin Fever was just scratching the surface of what the disease-ridden world it created had to offer? No? Well, somebody did, and that’s why there’s a prequel in the works.

John Skipp is one of the innovators of contemporary horror. In 1986, his punk vampire-in-the-subways novel The Light at the End (with Craig Spector) hit the New York Times bestseller list, helped launch the splatterpunk movement, and inspired the character of Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Their 1989 anthology Book of the Dead was the beginning of modern post-Romero zombie fiction. After their script for A Nightmare on Elm St. 5: The Dream Child was bastardized out of all recognition, the duo moved to Hollywood, wrote one more book (Animals), and promptly parted ways. Then Skipp disappeared from the scene. Find out what he’s been up to in this interview by Derek Clendening.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American 3D supernatural horror film based on the 2010 mashup novel Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. The film is directed by Timur Bekmambetov and is produced by Bekmambetov and Tim Burton. Check out the featurette…

The Daily Star has a fantastic offer for you. They’re offering a download of brand new graphic horror novel The Devil’s Detail – worth £14.99 – free to every reader! This full colour, 132 page, 3D cutting edge comic-book is the latest creation of legendary Dr Who writer Roger Noel Cook – and is tipped to be a blockbuster movie next year.

As reported on FEARnet and many other places, we almost lost the author/painter/filmmaker thanks to a trip to the dentist. According to his own account of the incident, Barker contracted Toxic Shock Syndrome (a serious and often fatal disease that involves fever, shock, and impairment of organ function), slipped into a coma and came very close to dying. Fortunately he is now recovering at home, working hard to overcome the latest in what’s been a string of misfortune over the past several years that’s included several surgeries, the breakup of his marriage and the death of his mother. Thankfully, Barker is a fighter who plans to be around. Here’s a Clive Barker appreciation …

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