Thomas M. Malafarina has announced the release of his new official horror writing web site. Malafarina had previously shared space with an old web site of his and decided to create a web site exclusively for friends, both past and future who enjoy reading his various horror publications. Check out the new digs: Thomas M. Malafarina

As Frank Darabont’s magnificent The Walking Dead arrives on DVD, catch this Den of Geek interview with Emma Bell about zombies, Final Destination 5, Frozen, working with Tony Todd, and more.

Well-known for their Summer Writing Workshops, the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies has unveiled a new 5-day workshop that will appeal to writers of darker genres.

Denver author Mario Acevedo is known for writing about vampires, werewolves, nymphomaniacs, and of course: the ubiquitous zombie. Just in time for National Zombie Awareness Month, Acevedo has two upcoming events in the Denver area.

Dark art has let Jayde Pedler light her way through the world of digital imagery for about four years. Most of her work fits the gothic or horror genre. Her latest is the book cover for Dez Del Rio’s supernatural horror novel, The Lipstick Killerz.

Right on the heels of a report about a three part theatrical version of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower comes news that there could also be a several episode movie version of King’s epic 1978 novel The Stand in the works. Find out more on TG Daily

Earlier this year Erik Larson wrote on his blog (about what it’s like to wait for his new book, In the Garden of Beasts (Crown, 450 pp., $26), to come out. Catch this interview with him on the Kansas City Star: Erik Larson

A few months back, Robert Kirkman, the creator of Walking Dead revealed that he was in talks with Stephen King about co-writing an episode of the show with King’s son Joe Hill, the author of horror books Heart-Shaped Box and Horns. Find out what else may be coming from the series: Walking Dead

Graeme Buchan is looking to create a brand new horror franchise, by creating a comic book and a feature film in the future. While trying to get a film or comic off the ground is no easy feat, Graeme appears to be putting everything he can behind Halloween Nightmare.

Hannibal Classics has just announced a spin-off of the 1979 classic The Amityville Horror, to be titled Amityville: The Legacy 3D. The new film will be based on the book Amityville: The Evil Escapes by John G. Jones, which also inspired some of the sequels. Find out more on Slash Film

Game genres are slippery beasts at the best of times, but few are as tricky as the greased eel that is horror. But a horror game? “It’s not the play style, it’s the emotion the game invokes that is the genre,” says Thomas Grip, the co-designer of Frictional Games’ disturbing Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

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