Danny Boyle is a talented man with many interests. One only need look at his filmography to “get” that. Dude has gone from directing a zombie movie to sci-fi to a real-life movie about a man who cuts off his own hand to escape a boulder. So why not direct a movie about LA gangs that are actually shape-shifting dogs?
In Best Seller by Timothy B. Sagges we follow the life of a writer. Richard Rossi is willing to do just about anything to get his book published and in the hand of readers. Read the full review…
Terry Moore’s creator-owned horror comic Rachel Rising saw its first arc conclude this week with the release of Rachel Rising #6. Not only does it wrap the first storyline in dramatic and game-changing fashion, but the issue is also the first time that Moore – whose previous books Strangers in Paradise and Echo have made him one of the most beloved and respected independent comics creators of the last 20 years – has released one of his books digitally on the same day as the print release.
The world premiere of The Cabin in the Woods, the highly anticipated horror film from writer Joss Whedon and director Drew Goddard, kicked off the South by Southwest Film Festival on Friday night, but near-constant rains and a brisk cold front complicated the traditionally festive opening day. SXSW gets off to high-profile but soggy start
In Juan of the Dead, the zombie epidemic that has contaminated popular culture in movies, books and TV shows around the world finally makes it to Cuba. But when the dead start rising from their graves to eat the living, island dwellers react in different ways.
R.L. Stine has frightened and delighted audiences for decades with series like the famed Goosebumps, and with the 20th anniversary of the series approaching, and an appearance at the Tucson Festival of Books this weekend, the Daily Wildcat sat down with Stine to learn a little more about him, his work, his struggles and why he’s coming to Tucson this weekend.
Larry Connolly, whose book, Voices: Tales of Horror has been nominated for an annual Horror Writers Association Bram Stoker Award, said he doesn’t wait for inspiration — he just writes. “Writing is something I do everyday. If I waited for inspiration, I’d never get anything done,” said the English teacher at Sewickley Academy and author of science fiction/horror novels and collections.
British author Alexander Gordon Smith pulled out a small, handmade book from one of his Escape From Furnace novels Thursday morning to show 13-year-old Andrew Lanning. The book portrayed pictures of monsters the British author drew when he was 6 years old. It was his first venture into the genre of horror.
Luke Romyn is an Australian author and bestselling horror novelist The Dark Path and Black Listed. During the this interview, Luke revealed his past and the transformation of his life from destructive to constructive through his writing; in the second conversation with him, he revealed the mindset he has developed that has assisted him in overcoming his barriers.
We Need to Talk About Kevin is the kind of beautifully ugly arthouse horror movie that sends you out of the theater, unsteadily, in search of the nearest bar. It’s a movie to make you feel dirty and lost. But in spite of the film’s grave seriousness, Ramsay’s imaginative form becomes the saving grace of her grim content.
Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his macabre tales, but for actress Alice Eve, it was romance not Gothic horror that drew her to her latest role as the author’s fiancée. The Raven…
For anyone who has seen Douglas Hickox’s sublimely macabre 1973 horror Theatre of Blood, the basic plot of James McTeigue’s The Raven (2012) should feel more than familiar. In place of the works of Shakespeare, this time our enigmatic killer has chosen to off his/her victims according to the works of acclaimed 19th century horror writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe – and what better person to track down this psychopathic individual that Poe himself (played here by John Cusack). Read the full review…
Greg Mitchell is the author of two recent novels, The Strange Man and Enemies of the Cross, two books in his creepy The Coming Evil Trilogy. Catch an interview with him…
Five questions with Sewickley Academy teacher Lawrence Connolly, who is nominated for a Bram Stoker award alongside internationally known writers such as Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King.
Are graphics novels merely movie pitches in disguise these days? Seems that Hollywood suits suffering from attention deficit are happier to flick through a book with pretty pictures rather than strain their brains with an actual novel. There have been no less than three announcements of graphic novels going into movie development in the past 24 hours.
Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is a curious thing. It’s a Canadian horror-comedy television series about a small band of high-schoolers battling evil caused by a cursed book (a la The Evil Dead).
Hollywood directors seem to be sneaking into our homes in the night time, snatching away our favourite books and destroying them by regurgitating slapdash adaptations on the big screen. Everything from science-fiction favourites to timeless graphic novels have been snapped up by the jaws of some horrible, dollar-eyed monster and squeezed into an hour and a half of such terrible cinema that it would make anyone spit out their popcorn. Not even our most beloved childhood stories are safe anymore. Ten good books that made bad films…
Written by John Wyndham in 1951, The Day of the Triffids is one of the most underrated science fiction novels of all time. Now Sam Raimi is bringing back Day of the Triffids
Horror has seemingly turned particularly literary, lately. Add to the small pile the third and latest novel by Ben Marcus, The Flame Alphabet. It is, at heart, a horror novel with a very outré, almost science fiction premise: the children of America, but particularly Jewish children, suddenly and mysteriously begin to speak in such a way that their language turns, at first, perilous, and then lethal. The Flame Alphabet brings to mind david cronenberg’s early films…
Stephen King isn’t afraid to speak his mind. The horror meister did that and then some during an appearance in Stratham on Saturday night, offering his thoughts on everyone from Chris Christie to the Weinstein brothers to James Patterson.