37 years after the Lutz family fled their Amityville house, director Eric Walter had the incredible chance to interview Daniel Lutz, a family member who was left traumatized after the unexplained events that happened when he was eight years old, and his experience has clearly taken a toll on him to this very day. For the uninitiated My Amityville Horror proves to be an intriguing and concise character study.

There’s a long and rocky history of TV producers trying to successfully adapt Stephen King novels. Could a new series capture the horror master’s sensibility while having nothing to do with his actual work? How 666 Park Ave. will be like The Shining.

Most people today bitch and moan about the younger generation. They claim that they are lazy, selfish, and don’t have any respect for anything. Obviously these people have never met Todd Crawford. Todd is only eighteen but he has already published several novels and short stories, and is a walking encyclopedia of all things horror related. Interview: Author Todd Crawford…

Inspiration goes full circle this summer at Whitby Abbey as the ruin which inspired a Gothic masterpiece, Dracula, plays host to the famous story this summer, when Dracula comes to the historic site! Centenary celebrations for Stoker’s legend at Whitby Abbey…

You won’t find lyrical passages of Stravinsky in Padraig Reynolds’s Rites of Spring, just the dissonant sounds of kidnapping, murder and human sacrifice. You also won’t find much new brought to the movable blood feast that is the horror movie, except a mildly novel juxtaposition of narratives. Rites of Spring, Horror From Padraig Reynolds…

John F.D. Taff can trace his obsession with horror to the nights he and his siblings would stay up waiting for their father to arrive home. “My dad worked as a St. Louis policeman and logged late and long hours,” recalls Taff. “My mom was a big fan of horror films back then, only she was too scared to watch them alone. She’d enlist my brother, sister and me to watch them with her. We all grew up loving those movies.” Meet John Taff; St. Louis Horror Writer with “Weakest Stomach Imaginable”

Horror screenwriter Mark Wheaton will soon add “published novelist” to his resume. Los Angeles-based ZOVA Books has signed a multibook deal with Wheaton for a young-adult series titled Finders & Keepers. Friday the 13th Writer Moving to Young-Adult Books…

Friday sees the worldwide cinema release of the Total Recall remake based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (here, the movie will open on Aug 2). Last month, on June 5, much-celebrated author Ray Bradbury passed away at age 91. So, this is a good time as any to remember for you wholesale the contributions of Chicago-born Dick (1928-1982) and Waukegan-born Bradbury (1920-2012) to dystopian science fiction.

Horror Author Spotlight with Permuted Press’s Craig DiLouie

Dale Zawada is a screenwriter and stand-up comic from Chicago. His first film was an award-winning romantic-comedy entitled Worth the Weight. Why do we care, you ask? Because Dale wants his next project to be horrific. Come meet Dale

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