June 17th Horror Quick Hitsposted by
John Claude Smith is a writer of dark speculative fiction, music journalism, and poetry. Most of the short fiction veers into horror, while the novels tend to meander into a weird mix of magic realism, psychological and supernatural nuances, and, again, horror. Catch this interview with Smith on A Knife and A Quill.
Matt Shaner lives in Wyomissing, PA with his wife and son who will turn four this summer. He has eighteen short stories published online and in print including one selected for anthology by Fantastic Horror. Eternal Press has published his novella Life After Death and novel The Reserve. He’s editing a novel he just finished for publication and trying to get other work out there. If you’d like to know more about Shaner, RA for All has an online interview with him…
Chuck Palahniuk is one of America’s most contentious cutting-edge writers. He talks to Arifa Akbar about the inspiration for Fight Club, his father’s murder and his latest ‘remixed’ novel. “I shy away from non-consensual violence,” he says.
Adam Nevill has gone from strength to strength in the years since he invited us all to dine with the dead in his promisingly ominous horror fiction debut, Banquet for the Damned. Its successor, Apartment 16, gave no signs of a sophomore slump, and despite a divisive denouement, The Ritual stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best novels of the genre in recent recall. Now, like creepy clockwork, Nevill’s come a-calling again, and Last Days is his unholy offering.
Russian author of dystopian horror and apocalyptic fantasy novels Anna Starobinets talks about her terrifyingly successful writing career. Meet Russian horror writer Anna Starobinets…
Publisher EA has stressed that Dead Space 3 won’t be taking the series in a new direction by removing the horror elements considerably, but the title has to be more “broadly appealing” to consumers.
Robert Pattinson stars in Cosmopolis, a film based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name, which is directed by David Cronenberg, creator of body horror classics such as The Fly and Crash.
The trouble with Barker’s bite … Earlier this year, news headlines online screamed about how Clive Barker nearly died after he went to see his dentist.
The spotlight will be on female filmmakers in the horror genre at the upcoming Viscera Film Festival Carpet Ceremony 2012. The event takes place on July 7, 2012, at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Stephen King’s epic 1986 horror tale It, which had been previously made into a four-hour miniseries for ABC in 1990 under the direction of Tommy Lee Wallace (Halloween III: Season of the Witch), is on track to become a two-part movie with Sin Nombre director Cary Fukunaga calling the shots. Fukunaga will also be teaming with relative newcomer Chase Palmer to write the screenplay adaptation.
Dead Space 3 might not resemble a traditional horror game to you or I, but it’s clearly enough to give at least one person in the world the willies. Dead Space 3 goes out on a limb at E3 2012
In terms of who is winning the horror wars, book sales are on the side of the angels – sorry, vamp lovers. That includes the advent of bad taste monster/zombie classic mash-ups like A Farewell to Arms, How to Eat Friends and Consume People and Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. What next? Eat Prey – What’s Not To Love? Why we’re in love with horror is basic psychology.
One of the common complaints I hear from those who love the horror genre is the lack of respect given to it from those who read literary works. There appears to be an ill-informed assumption from these so-called literary snobs and those who don’t read horror material, that it’s all about zombies, vampires, werewolves and apocalyptic scenarios, and nothing else (especially the first two). And every day, there’s a veritable deluge of new tomes in the two former subgenres flooding the market. Why horror readers and writers are destroying the genre they love
Last Thursday, author David Grove spoke with Riverside Horror about his soon-to-be-released film biography On Location in Blairstown: The Making of Friday the 13th. He also shared an exclusive photo from the book, along with the newly-completed cover art.
Guillermo del Toro spent 20 years trying to bring horror author HP Lovecraft’s novella At the Mountains of Madness to the big screen. Why did Ridley Scott’s Prometheus finally force him to abandon the project earlier this year? How Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel killed Guillermo del Toro’s dream project.