Esquire has announced it is to publish a new story collaboration by Joe Hill and Stephen. “In the Tall Grass” will be published in two parts, the first to appear in the June/July issue and the conclusion in the August issue.

Author Gregory Lamberson dropped Dread Central a line with updates on two horror projects he has in the works – The Frenzy War, which continues the story of detective Tony Mace, and The Julian Year, the first title written for Medallion Media Group’s groundbreaking e-book format, the TREEbook™. Read what the author had to say…

Seven Questions with Horror Writer Bryan Hall

In May 2001, Margaret Thatcher gave a speech to a gathering of Tories in Plymouth. She told the party faithful: “I was told beforehand my arrival was unscheduled, but on the way here I passed a local cinema and it turns out you were expecting me after all. The billboard read The Mummy Returns.” A joke, perhaps, but one that shouldn’t be dismissed too lightly, because as the horror genre enjoys one of its shambling, cyclical returns to form, could it possibly be that such spikes in supernatural fiction’s popularity do, in fact, coincide with Conservative gains on the UK’s political battlefield?

Japanese horror films have been turned into “Hollywood” type movies over the years – but those who know horror know to go to the original source. The latest horror-ific film from director Tsutou Hanabusa is based on the novel Esu whose author is known from the Ring series – you know, where that less-than-attractive girl comes out of the TV for fun and games.

Following up on the heels of their award-winning 2011 films Monster Brawl and Exit Humanity, independent Canadian film studio Foresight Features have teamed up with celebrated author Tony Burgess in a deal that includes three exciting genre projects produced in 2012, and set to premiere and release worldwide in 2013.

Plans to adapt legendary horror film The Exorcist for TV are being dismissed as “utterly false,” according to the original novel’s author and film screenwriter William Peter Blatty.

FeekDad recently had a chance to chat with the author of the Danger Boy series, Mark London Williams. For those of you not familiar with the wildly popular middle-grade series, Danger Boy follows the adventures of twelve-year-old Eli Sands, aka Danger Boy, who happens to be a time traveler. During his adventures he teams up with the most unlikely group, consisting of an intelligent dinosaur and an ancient nerd from the lost Library of Alexandria. They continue to quest in this series to unravel ancient mysteries. Read the interview…

Brian Evenson’s appeal is twofold: there’s enough grotesque imagery and moments of raw tension in his fiction to draw in horror fans aplenty, but his investigations into (and use of) language, along with his treatment of obsession and epistemology have also earned him the reputation as a writer’s writer. (His advocates include Jonathan Lethem, Peter Straub, and Blake Butler.) Find out more…

Christian Jensen’s latest erotic horror release, Amy Obeys is available now. Jensen joined Examiner.com to talk erotica, inspiration, and zombies, so get ready for things to to get steamy and scary.

Duncan Long is a professional illustrator who creates book cover illustrations for a variety of genres including horror novels and stories. Here are some of his favorite illustrations that demonstrate his talent in creating terrifying horror artwork and illustrations that help sell horror in everything from books to online stories to graphic novels.

One of the lesser-known graphic novels of our time, the Baseball horror comic Sullivan’s Sluggers has reportedly sparked interest in many producers with its Zombieland-type story. Originally sold as a fundraising project from creators Mark Andrew Smith and James Stokoe, it has been even more successful than planned obviously, and is now set to be adapted to the big screen.

Matt Hughes, a former employee at The Journal-Enterprise, said Friday that his next short story, entitled “Bad Toys” is set to be released this summer through the same publisher he worked with to get his first short story in print. Hughes’ genre is horror fantasy, similar to the writings of Stephen King, he said. His new story, “Bad Toys,” is a typical horror story with a bit of a twist.

Robert McCammon does know how it’s going to end, but he’s not going to tell. The Providence Rider, the fourth in his promised 10-book series featuring young Matthew Corbett in 18th century New York, comes out this week, and the Vestavia Hills author, whose books include Boy’s Life and last year’s The Five, has plans for the rest of the series. Catch this short interview with McCammon on al.com

One of the few living actors who truly deserves the title Horror Legend is Sir Christopher Lee, who turned ninety years of age this past week. The man’s filmography boats far more than ninety entries, so it’s not easy to pick favorites. But check out Joseph McCabe’s (courtesy of Fearnet.com) choices for the the top five Christopher Lee horror films.

Poppy Z. Brite (born Melissa Ann Brite on May 25, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and now using the name Billy Martin in daily life) is an American author. Brite initially achieved notoriety in the gothic horror genre of literature in the early 1990s after publishing a string of successful novels and short story collections. Here’s a nice background piece…

Gerald Neal Williamson (April 17, 1932 – December 8, 2005) wrote and edited horror stories under the name J. N. Williamson. Born in Indianapolis, IN he graduated from Shortridge High School. He studied journalism at Butler University. He published his first novel in 1979 and went on to publish more than 40 novels and 150 short stories. Here’s a nice background piece…

The Black Wings of Cthulhu is a collection of twenty-one stories, each with a theme or structure similar to the classic horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft. They are stories of world-eating gods from outside our universe, men who transform slowly into beasts, and folk who are haunted by their own pasts. The editor of the collection, Lovecraftian scholar S.T. Toshi, has chosen only the most satisfying of tales for this collection, each one a creepy reflection of Lovecraft, while retaining its own sense of setting and individual style. Read the full review…

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