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February 5th Horror Quick Hits

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7 Reasons Christine is the Best Movie Adapted from a Stephen King Novel

Luke Romyn is an Australian author and bestselling horror novelist (The Dark Path and Black Listed). During a previous conversation, Luke revealed his past and the transformation of his life from destructive to constructive through his writing. In this portion of the interview with Romyn in the Washington Times, Romyn talks about the fear of such an awesome task as writing a book when you’ve never written one before, and much more…

Misguided attempts at horror fall flat … here’s a look at a few horror movies that just didn’t quite live up to their billings.

If you need help sleeping tonight, why not curl up and listen to a man with a very proper accent read you a novel based on a video game about men with giant necks shooting monsters in the face: The Well-Spoken Horror of Video Game Novel Audiobooks

THQ Inc. and the Random House Publishing Group, announced earlier this week that an original novel set in the Darksiders universe will be published by Random House’s Del Rey imprint in May 2012. Darksiders: The Abomination Vault, written by author Ari Marmell, will take place millennia before the events of the first game of the Darksiders series. Random House Worlds, the Random House Publishing Group’s intellectual property creation and development group, will also develop the IP bible for the Darksiders universe.

Schwartz and Gammell’s collection, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was first published in 1981, and is comprised mostly of traditional ghost stories passed down through folklore. The book was challenged frequently throughout the 1990s and often deemed inappropriate for school libraries or the children’s section of bookstores. For the 30th anniversary of their children’s horror anthology, publisher HarperCollins gave author Alvin Schwartz and illustrator Stephen Gammell an interesting gift: they sanitized the crap out of it.

Blood and Thrills and Chills, Oh My! – The Sacramento Horror Scene Through A Friend Of The Genre

David Salkin is a busy man. He serves on the Township Committee, runs a jewelry business and he has just published his fourth novel— his first in the horror genre. Salkin’s latest novel, Forever Hunger, is also an e-book and is available at Amazon.com.

Interview with Horror Author Jonathan Janz

The Swarm is all about shallow breathing, heavy petting and Xperia smartphones. The short horror film, shot entirely on Sony’s Xperia Arc S phones, follows a group of (mostly) horny teenagers in London who come face to face with an otherworldly terror.

For fans of traditional horror movies that value suspense, atmosphere, and dread over empty gore and endless jump scares, Ti West is somewhat of a genre saviour. He first came onto the scene in 2005 with the zero budget bat/zombie romp The Roost and followed that up with the experimental and minimalist hunted humans thriller Trigger Man.

This book blends horror with a traditional coming-of-age tale as Jacob must make some tough decisions as he learns about his grandfather, himself and the bizarre events happening all around him – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children review.

Joel M. Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona. Catch an interview with Andre on For The Love of Reading…

A growing trend in today’s film and television industry is the adaptation of comic books and graphic novels. The horror genre is no exception. So here are some book-to-film comparisons for those of you who may be unfamiliar with one of them. First up: 30 Days of Night.

If there’s one thing that a quick look at the current state of television and movies will tell you, it’s that there’s not much need for original ideas when there’s so much out there ready and waiting to be adapted, updated or just outright ripped off. That’s why Comic Book Resources has decided to help in that process with a series which offers up some of the things they’d like to see being brought to big screen or small. This week’s suggestion? A Child Across The Sky.

Jeanette Winterson and Helen Dunmore among famous names venturing into the horror genre this year: Women writers turn to the horror story

BBC America’s The Fades: Seventeen-year-old high school outcast Paul thinks the only author who could accurately capture the misery of his life would be a mix of Terry Pratchett’s wit, Alan Moore’s soul and Susan Cooper’s plotting. Read more: Horror with the heart of a nerd

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