Between last Sunday’s game-changing episode of The Walking Dead and our first glimpse of the (extremely) long-awaited film adaptation of World War Z, it seems that shambling, undead hordes are once again haunting the collective unconscious … Whether they’re mindless, brain-eating fiends, or self-aware, or just dancing or falling in love, zombies are here to stay. Below are 15 essential reads to satisfy even the most brain-hungry zombie fans. 15 Essential Zombie Reads

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel, and the subsequent films continue to thrill and scare audiences today. SundanceNow, IFC Midnight Pick Up Rights to MY AMITYVILLE HORROR Doc

Tom Fletcher’s 2010 debut horror novel The Leaping thrust the author into the spotlight with its unique style and riveting ability to capture the reader’s attention. His followup novel, The Thing on the Shore likewise gave the supernatural literary circle some food-for-thought with its strong thematic tones and skilled penmanship. Author Interview – Tom Fletcher

In NY theaters November 9th and LA theaters November 16th from Cinedigm Entertainment Group and New Video is the Irish home invasion horror Citadel, about a man protecting himself (and his baby) from group of feral children. The Irish/UK co-production is directed by hot new writer-director Ciarán Foy. Ciaran Foy Talks About The Look, And The Real Life Horror, Of Citadel

One and sixty five hundred years ago Irish novelist and short story writer Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born. A prolific writer, Stoker is best known for his 1897 Gothic horror novel, Dracula, a vampire novel Hollywood and the publishing industry sank its teeth into with numerous stage, screen, and literary interpretations ranging from the first Dracula movie to Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter to HBO’s True Blood and the CW Network’s The Vampire Diaries. 9 things you didn’t know about the Dracula author

Screenwriter Jeffrey Reddick was in attendance at this year’s Mile High Horror Film Festival (MHHFF). He is one of the most respected filmmakers currently working in the horror genre. He is best known as the writer and creator of the Final Destination series. He also wrote the horror film Tamara and the remake of Day of the Dead. Interview with Jeffrey Reddick

It’s the classic, bone-chilling tale that has thrilled readers for over a century. Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray combines themes of corruption and decay with descriptions of gore and decadence to evoke the Gothic atmosphere. But is the Gothic formula of the tale still relevant and applicable to the horror genre today?

Chuck Wendig is an incredibly hard-working writer with prolific creative output, and some incredible writing. His latest novels, Blackbirds and Mockingbird and his blog, are must-reads (although it does have a language warning on it and the profane humor is not for everyone). Chuck is also an award-winning screen-writer and game designer, as well as having non-fiction books available on writing. I believe it’s important for us as writers to find successful authors to model, for inspiration on the journey but also to learn from.

Started a few months ago, StoryBundle’s latest collection of novels is devoted to horror, since this is the spookiest time of year. Like the HumbleBundle project — which focuses on big-name authors — StoryBundle sales go partly to charity, and partly to the authors (you choose how much to give, and to whom). StoryBundle brings you amazing new indie fiction every month — for a good cause

In a week of spooky goings on, Limerick’s most celebrated author of fantasy and horror books is celebrating after his latest offering clinched the top spot on Amazon UK’s Children’s Horror Best-seller chart. Darren Shan’s new 12-book series entitled Zom-B, which will run until 2015 and sees a new book published every three months, has also been nominated for the Bord Gais Irish Children’s Book Of The Year award.

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