Have you ever watched a horror movie with your friends? It’s fun! But it’s not as scary as watching one alone. But then again, it is really fun—and who’s to say that making a good jump-scare co-op thriller isn’t a great idea? That kind of thing could be really cool. It’s not an accident that horror movies are so popular for couples on dates—there’s something fun (and kind of hot) about grabbing each other as blood sprays onscreen. Horror Is Not Mainstream…

Wyandotte’s Shane Macintyre struggled with the notion of writing a book for years. The agony of finding an agent. A hard drive crash, leading to all of his work being lost. Writer’s block after the first two setbacks. Now, Macintyre’s Wyandotte Chronicles, the Girl is on local bookshelves.

This fall, Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood are joining forces with AMC’s The Walking Dead for their Halloween Horror Nights events. Visitors to both theme parks will be able to experience the horror of AMC’s blockbuster original series, The Walking Dead, in elaborately themed, haunted mazes. AMC’s Walking Dead invades Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights…

Fox is going for a ride with Ichabod Crane. our editor recommends Comic-Con 2011: Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s Guide to Writing Genre Films Universal Signs First-Look Deal With Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci White House Drama From Cowboys & Aliens, Robot Chicken Teams Lands at ABC Fringe Producers, Shield Scribe Sell Western to Fox. The network has given a put-pilot commitment to an adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow from Fringe creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

eFiction Horror is not your typical horror magazine. The stories are varied and unique and present horror in a different light then many would expect. This magazine hopes to broaden the appeal and change some of the preconceptions of the horror genre, while also scaring the bejeezus out of you. Submitting is free and, if your story is accepted, they will pay $20. Previously published material is okay. Full guidelines here: eFiction Horror

When cooked by mad word scientists like Glen Duncan — whose new horror novel, Talulla Rising, is a sequel to The Last Werewolf — this harmonic hybrid delivers sweet (plot), salty (character), sour (emotional pathos), bitter (psychological probity) and umami (stylistic and linguistic panache). If books were required to list the nutritional value of their contents, Duncan’s sumptuously gluttonous werewolf saga would rank as high in pure cane sugar as it does in omega-3s. Read the complete New York Time‘s review of Talulla Rising

Immersed in the historical context of the post-Civil War era, Matthew Pearl’s whodunit novel, The Dante Club, is an enriching snapshot of America’s past. It is not only a cleverly entertaining blend of fact and fiction, but also an education on the era of Dante Alighieri’s legacy. Horror Set Against the 9 Circles of Hell: Matthew Pearl’s The Dante Club

Team Stephen King: Do you love the king of horror? Dwight Allen writes about his self-admitted elitist aversion to Stephen King’s mega-bestselling novels in the LA Review of Books, and a young horror writer, Sarah Langan, writes a defense.

You know the old cliche… three horror writers walk into a bar. The first orders a bloody mary, the second orders a bloody mikey… Ahem. What happens when three (or more) horror writers sit down in a corner, order a few (or more) drinks, and have a casual chat about publishing and reading, but not from the angle of simply being horror writers, but readers first? In The Pub Today: The regulars. Billie Sue Mosiman, Bryan Hall, and Armand Rosamilia…

If there’s one movie genre that gets no respect, it’s the lowly slasher film. Churned out by the hundreds, they’re considered cheap, nasty exercises in repetition fueled by gimmicky killers, screaming women and ghastly gore effects. Not the sort of thing you would see described — or, heaven help us, celebrated — in the pages of a book. Unless we’re talking about The Slasher Movie Book by J.A Kerswell (Chicago Review Press, 208 pages, $24.95).

Editor, Paul Anderson, states that his goal with Torn Realities is to assemble a collection of stories dealing with Lovecraftian themes aside from the elder gods. Anderson rightfully states that the Cthulhu mythos has been plagued by recent popular culture, becoming a played out cliche over the past years. It’s about time somebody began exploring Lovecraft’s other themes, which are, as the anthology proves, just as potent. Read the full review of Torn Realities…

As HorrorNews.net continues its efforts in archiving and presenting one of the largest horror film trailer collections on the Internet, they wanted to offer an additional opportunity to short film filmmakers. They will be initiating a “Horror Short Films” section to their site of which will be dedicated to providing a location where readers can access your films to view, comment or recommend. Horror Short Films – Submission Page…

Midnight Walking, a horror/fantasy novel is Kathryn Chua Min Xi’s first book and first part of a trilogy that the young author aims to complete. “I get my inspiration from old school horror novels,” she said in an interview.

The first page of this non-fiction horror story immediately drags the reader off their comfortable and safe chair thrusting them into a deformed world. Alice doesn’t fall down the rabbit hole; she falls into a decrepit purgatory. JC Duggard meeting The Donner Party would be a tale to solemn for this creature. Read the full review of Jack Ketchum’s The Woman

Seven Questions with Horror Writer Edward Lorn…

At last weekend’s ConnectiCon, horror scenario author Oscar Rios laid out a series of points about writing that applied to both all forms of the craft, from scenario-writing to novel writing.

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