George Romero and horror fans gear up for Fearfest, AMC’s marathon of blood and terror. Fearfest has scared up more than 60 horror films, a 14-part minidocumentary series called American Haunters and, oh yes, the season two premiere of AMC’s own zombie hit, The Walking Dead, which kicks the whole blood drive off tonight at 9.

Miguel Rodrigeuz contributes occasional book reviews to Cinema Junkie. He’s also a horror podcaster at Monster Island Resort, and festival director for Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. He recently wrote a note on horror on FaceBook that he has reposted here: Rants and Raves: A Note About Horror

Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead — the monthly comic book that spawned a high-rated television series on AMC — enters a new arena with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor, a collaboration with the horror novelist Jay Bonansinga. The 308-page novel, which came out this week, reveals the harrowing origin of the Governor, the series’ most important villain. Catch an interview with Kirkman…

Created by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, Whisperer in Darkness, their second film based on Lovecraft’s work, will be shown at the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction, on Oct. 20.

G. Cameron Fuller will have his book Full Bone Moon debut at the West Virginia Book Festival Oct. 22. Fuller believes that really good science fiction and horror often aren’t just about the monster.

Limerickman Darren Shan, author of the teenage fantasy novels, has signed a new deal worth over £1m (€1.14m). Shan has moved from publishers HarperCollins to Simon & Schuster and his new publisher has agreed to pay him what it says is “a seven-figure sum” for his new ‘Zom-B’ series of novels.

New full UK trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s horror The Woman in Blackcatch it here.

Macomb native Marcus Dunstan, 36, is already well-known in the horror film world for his screenplays, along with writing partner Patrick Melton. The pair has made headlines with their writing in the Saw IV-VI horror slasher flicks and Saw 3D, and now, with the publication of Black Light, Dustan is making an entrance into the suspense novel world.

Eyeing necks and stretching syllables, Bela Lugosi established himself as a Hollywood horror giant in 1931 with Dracula. Learn more about this iconic horror actor.

Described as a modern day Boris Karloff, legendary stuntman and genre actor Kane Hodder just released his autobiography titled Unmasked. On Monsters & Critics, Hodder talks about his top ten horror films, the Unmasked book and more!

Growing up in Northville, Joe Williams, 24, admired the horror writing of Stephen King as well as Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone. This year, his Detroit Macabre collection of horror stories was published by Cincinnati-based Post Mortem. Press. Catch this interview with him: Joe Williams

Brian Moreland’s Dead of Winter will be out through Samhain Publishing’s new horror line this month. Want to know more? Catch this interview with Moreland.

Big Hollywood is running a story about the Top 20 Horror Films You Absolutely Must See Before You Die.

Far from the cheesy and gory horror films of today, Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender presents a new type of horror story. For starters, unlike most scary stories, Bad Girls Don’t Die is muted. There is not a lot of violence or guys with chainsaws trying to kill people. Alender’s novel is more suspenseful and realistic than actual horror. Catch the full review…

The final installment in a trilogy of children’s horror novels has taken Skegness author William Hussey on a whirlwind literary tour of the British Isles. Witchfinder: The Last Nightfall was released last month.

Here’s a review of The Monster’s Corner: Stories Through Inhuman EyesImagining the Other

The 39-year-old Boston-based forensic neuropathologist Peter Cummings’s first published foray into fiction, the horror novel The Neuropathology of Zombies (Sinister Press), is a science-based take on how a virus could attack the brain and create havoc right out of George A. Romero’s The Night of the Living Dead.

William F. Nolan is a legend. He has written over 14 books, hundreds of short stories, and over 750 magazine and newspaper articles. His iconic sci-fi novel Logan’s Run continues to enjoy international acclaim, and novelists such as Stephen King and Joe R. Lansdale consider him to be one of the original masters of horror and science fiction writing. Catch this interview: William F. Nolan

More on this year’s British Fantasy Society Awards controversy: A Literary Spat Turns Ugly As The Winner Of Award Is… Organiser’s Live-In Lover

Christopher Fowler is an English thriller writer responsible for numerous horror, satire and crime novels – and he’s curious why more books like his haven’t been turned into video games. According to the author, games can create more faithful adaptations of popular novels – and his latest project, an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds proves it.

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