The Geffen Playhouse’s world premiere stage adaptation of The Exorcist features Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain in the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin, respectively, as well as Broadway actor David Wilson Barnes as the troubled young priest Father Damien Karras, Tony Award nominee Harry Groener takes on the role of Chris’ charismatic director Burke Dennings and UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television graduate Emily Yetter plays the young Regan MacNeil. Here are some photos from the play…
Denver authors. Leppek and Isler are not your average horror authors. They’re two clean-cut and white haired gentlemen. Though they may not look the part, their shared fascination of horror will leave readers with the understanding that they sure know how to scare. Both authors fell into writing at an early age. And now, their new book is out: Abattoir. Catch this interview…
The popularity of zombies represents growing resistance against an increasingly complex society, according to Mark McLaughlin, author of the new story collection, Beach Blanket Zombie, from national publisher Wildside Books. See what else he has to say…
What we have here is your 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Horror Lover Survivor Guide for those times when no matter how early you thought you were for your favorite panel, it wasn’t nearly early enough. So shake off the disappointment and head for the next best thing – those smaller panels that elbow their way into the Convention Center to do battle with the big Hollywood productions that have nearly taken over the show.
Around the turn of the century, I became aware of the fact that King had complained — or was it his publicists and friends who had complained on his behalf? — that he got little respect in the literary world, the world where ninety-eight percent of fiction writers don’t come close to making (if averaged annually, over the course of a thirty or forty year career) a poverty-level living from their work but where prizes and the occasional stipend are handed out. Read this fascinating from a literay snob, who apparently doesn’t believe he’s a literry snob…
In recent years we have seen the likes of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, Dark Matter by Michelle Paver and The Ghost of Lily Painter by Caitlin Davies, but nothing this year has graced our shelves with its ghostly presence. Where have all the good ghosts gone?
William Gaines took over as owner of EC Comics upon his father’s death. At the time, EC was putting out books about science, history and the Bible to churches and schools. William decided to change the direction of the company. He preferred books about horror, crime and science fiction. Along with editors Al Feldstein and Harvey Kurtzman, Gaines created titles including The Vault of Terror, The Haunt of Fear and Tales from the Crypt. Read more about the influence of Gaines on EV Comics…
Another horror film festival has surfaced and they’re currently seeking feature length horror DVD’s and faux trailers for their upcoming festival, Horror-on-Sea from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England in January 2013.
Zombie books can be really good, really exciting thrill rides, or they can be tense slow paced affairs. Found out what this reviewer thinks of Drew Brown’s Last Hope.
A new monster in the horror genre is making his debut. His name is “Zydeco,” and he hails from Central Louisiana. Three years in the making, the film was written and directed by David Noble, and produced by his wife, Sunny.
Magic blurs the line between adult horror and traditional young adult fiction in James Treadwell’s debut fantasy novel, Advent, the first of a planned trilogy. Modern-day England: 15-year-old Gavin is sent to Cornwall to visit his aunt. While on the train, he stumbles on a strange woman who claims to hear voices. Gavin has a secret as well. He can see ghosts. Review: James Treadwell’s Advent has unusual style, may challenge some readers
The literary world is full of imagination and it’s no wonder that movies are based on books all the time. However, most epic films that are made from movies are not horror based, and therefore no one really thinks about the two colliding, with the exception of adaptations taken from famous authors like Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. Outside of a circle of authors, it seems that the horror novel is not the basis for many horror movies, or at least that’s how the public perceives it. So here are the Top 5 Horror Movies Based on Novels.
Living in Forest Hall with his second wife Melanie and the father of three children, Stephen Laws isn’t getting too carried away about the Miramax deal for his novel, Darkfall. After all, a copy of his first novel, Ghost Train, reached Steven Spielberg’s desk. Nothing came of it. Hollywood fame beckons for horror novelist Stephen Laws
The Wall Street Journal ran a recent article about people’s reading habits being logged and sifted over by their e-reader. It’s no surprise that Amazon and Barnes & Noble are poring over the data about how people read on their e-reader. They are watching you read and paying attention. Another Reason Not to Get an E-Reader
Alex Bledsoe writes the kinds of books where, when you corner someone and insist she read one, and you tell her what it’s about, she’s like, “Um, vampires? Oh, do they sparkle and fall in love and feel all angsty?” Or, “Sure, I bet a book that incorporates a lot of old-time country music and magic doesn’t suck at all. (Oh my god, why won’t someone rescue me?)” Alex Bledsoe Talks Vampires, Tennessee, and Why There Isn’t a Quintessential Southern Horror Story
William Friedkin’s 1973 classic ‘The Exorcist’ is considered by many to be the most frightening horror film of all time. The movie, which was based on the Peter Blatty novel of the same name, follows the story of two Catholic priests who attempt to exorcise a demon called Pazuzu from a young girl. As the plot progresses, the younger of the priests, Father Merrin, questions his faith as he faces the truths and trickeries spouted by the demon-possessed girl, Regan. Now it seems as if this horrific, yet timeless, tale is about to head to the stage in the form of a play.
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- HWA 2012 Specialty Press Award Goes to Centipede Press - February 14, 2013
- Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas) - February 14, 2013
- The Vampires of Bloody Island - February 14, 2013
- Deep Cuts Anthology Honors Women In Horror - February 13, 2013
- The Demonologist: A Novel - February 13, 2013
- Dark Regions Press New Sponsor For Bram Stoker Awards® Weekend 2013 - February 13, 2013
- Chasm - February 13, 2013
- The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination - February 13, 2013
- Ghostman - February 12, 2013