May 27th Horror Quick Hitsposted by
The Slasher Movie Book, a new compendium of horror film artwork to be released by Chicago Review Press on Friday, features scores of posters, advertisements and video covers culled from the collection of J. A. Kerswell, 43, an Englishman who grew up watching classic American horror films on late-night television or on rented VHS tapes.
Book Review: Cheerage Fearage by Kimberly Dana – So this is a soft horror story with a humorous twist. The story was intriguing enough to keep me reading throughout, and the ending was good, promising more to come in Book Two. The only thing I found a little annoying was how the author wrote the…
This month Comic Book Resources is looking at the body of work from one of the medium’s masters of horror, Charles Burns. As with Gary Panter, Lynda Barry and Mark Beyer, Charles Burns came to prominence during the indie comix scene of the 1980s mainly thanks to his contributions to the Raw anthology. As such, he was one of the more significant members of that generation to change the general public’s (and the fan’s) conception of what comics could be like and about.
Dracula is Stoker’s most famous work, though he published several other horror novels, including Lady of the Shroud (1909) and The Lair of the White Worm (1911), as well as a memoir about Irving. - Moonlighting unearths a Victorian vampire
Nick Mamatas began publishing genre work with a short story in Talebones, followed quickly by the Stoker Award-nominated horror novella Northern Gothic (2001). Story “The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft” (2008, with Tim Pratt) was also a Stoker nominee. Some of his more than 80 short stories were collected in 3000 MPH in Every Direction at Once: Stories and Essays (2003) and You Might Sleep… (2009). He has also published a poetry collection, Cthulhu Senryu (2006). Catch an interview with Mamatas on Locus Online.
Nearly 40 years since the classic horror film based on William Peter Blatty’s novel picked up a nomination for Best Picture, it’s being revisited for the small screen by Durkin, who was the writer and director on Martha Marcy May Marlene, about a young woman who escapes from a cult in the Catskills with some big problems including paranoia and delusions. – The Exorcist Being Adapted As A TV Mini-Series
Fox has released an action-packed, and blood-splattered, red-band trailer for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, director Timur Bekmambetov’s mashup of history and horror.
Of all the characters in The Wizard of Oz, the one Angelo Tirotto most identified with a few years ago was the tornado. The British comic-book creator and writer was psyched about watching a TV show that took a well-known classic tale, set it in modern times and added a twist. But excitement soon turned to frustration on a natural-disaster level. THe results? No Place Like Home.
What kind of novel might someone produce if he had been influenced by writers such as Joan Aiken, the Awdrys, Daniel Defoe, Ursula Le Guin, Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, the Strugatsky Brothers and Spike Milligan? The answer is China Miéville’s Railsea.
Considering last month was a huge time of appreciation for writer/director Joss Whedon with not one, but two hugely successful movies bearing his name being released – blockbuster juggernaut The Avengers and his wickedly clever take on horror in Cabin in the Woods – it’s a good time to look back and celebrate Whedon’s mastery of the tragic and some of the most subversive things he ever snuck into his writing. – The Ten Cruelest Things Joss Whedon Has Done To His Characters
Dario Argento made his directorial debut the same year I was born. He has literally been making horror films as long as I’ve been alive, and his first nine horror features are arguably one of the best runs any filmmaker in the genre has ever had. – Review: Silly and stupid Dracula 3D is career nadir for Dario Argento
According to Variety, Peter Weir has signed on to adapt and helm the Jennifer Egan novel, The Keep. Described as The Ring meets Inception, The Keep is a contemporary gothic thriller that follows two estranged American cousins as they reunite to set up an alternative resort in Central Europe, stirring childhood traumas and phobias in a haunted castle.