What would Stephen King say to his 16-year-old self? Read this excerpt from Dear Me and find out. Excerpt: Stephen King’s letter from Dear Me.
Few TV staples signify the arrival of the fall season like The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episode. Fox has released the poster and episode details of the 23rd annual Halloween special, an homage to Back To The Future with an apocalyptic Mayan twist. The Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror XXIII Preview
Horror stories have been written for centuries. Many times they were based on folklore or handed down tales. Horror can be terrifying, suspenseful, shocking or gruesome. No matter the premise of the story, horror is designed to frighten, invoke fear and make the unimaginable a possibility; in other words to elicit an emotion. Along with the fear, horror can often be sad, pushing limits and boundaries with no intention of returning or giving us a happy ending. Top Ten Most Depressing Horror Books of All Time
Horror writer Stephen King turned 65 on Sept. 21 and celebrated the occasion with his fans by sharing some exciting information about his upcoming sequel to The Shining. MSN reports that the highly anticipated thriller titled Doctor Sleep, will be hitting bookstores on Sept. 24, 2013. Stephen King turns 65
What is it about divorce, weird kids and creepy houses that always seem to go together in modern horror movies? I’m sure that there is some sort of sociological explanation for this phenomena, but I really wish that Hollywood would experiment with some other recipes, because House at the End of the Street dishes up just another tired plot, straight from the cookie-cutter. Review: House at the End of the Street
Stephen King is, all of a sudden, a hot property again. One of the major forces in popular literature of the past forty-odd years, it’s been a few years since the last major King adaptation, but a wealth of projects from the director are on their way in the next few years. 5 Great Films Based On Stephen King Novels
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury was a regular at Clifton’s Cafeteria on Broadway, and was known for writing on the public typewriters in the Central Library. So it was fitting that the City Council voted Tuesday to bestow the name Ray Bradbury Square on the intersection of Fifth and Flower streets in downtown Los Angeles. Downtown LA Intersection Renamed For Sci-Fi Author Ray Bradbury
Guillermo del Toro’s horror novel series The Strain is planned for adaptation as a television pilot on FX. Recently, ShockTillYouDrop.com caught up with the man himself on the red carpet for Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights Eyegore awards where he gave them a brief update on the status of that project and also responded to the recent news that his upcoming Pacific Rim would be post-converted to 3D. Guillermo del Toro Talks The Strain and more…
In Shadows In The Mist Brian Moreland crafts an accomplished debut; an action-adventure book, and supernaturally and horror-fused blend of historical fact with finest fictional embellishments to keep the reader turning pages . And it’s a fastidiously researched one at that. Following Jack ‘Grim Reaper’ Chambers’ dangerous mission behind enemy lines during World War II. Read the full Spooky Reads review…
Stephen Jones, editor of the new anthology A Book of Horrors, is the multiple-award-winning editor and author of more than one hundred books in the horror and fantasy genres. Here, he gives us his 10 favorite horror stories.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has announced a new string of book signing dates behind his new book Too Much Horror Business. The coffee table book details Hammett’s vast collection of horror genre memorabilia and he will speak about the book starting on October 11 at New York’s Tribeca Barnes & Noble. Kirk Hammett Announces Book Signing Tour
For the past 20 years, Goosebumps series author R.L. Stine has been writing the stuff of nightmares: Tiny hamsters turn evil! A teacher develops an appetite for children! An old camera snaps photographs that predict the future — in a nightmarish way! Even the famous “Goosebumps” logo — rendered in bright green slime — is spooky. Catch this interview with him – Invasion of the Books
Does the phrase “kid-friendly horror movies” sound like an oxymoron? Well, it shouldn’t. Hollywood has a long history of delivering horror films that manage to appeal to more than just the Fangoria crowd. We’ve already seen ParaNorman deliver the spooky goods earlier this summer, and now Hotel Transylvania and Frankenweenie look to continue that trend when they hit theaters in the coming weeks. The Greatest Kid-Friendly Horror Movies
Bestselling ebooks by authors including Jeffrey Archer and James Herbert are being sold for just 20p from Sony and Amazon’s digital stores, prompting concerns from writers that the “relentless downward pressure on book prices” could lead to industry ruin. As news emerged this morning that digital fiction book sales were up 188% by value in the first half of this year, according to the Publishers Association, Sony added another title – Herbert’s bestselling horror novel Ash, which has a cover price of £18.99 – to its 20p price promotion, which has been running all summer. Sony’s 20p offer, which has seen Amazon.co.uk price-matching each discount, currently includes a range of titles from Kate Grenville’s Sarah Thornhill to Chris Pavone’s The Expats. Ebook price war sees discounts reach 97%
IDW Publishing has announced their next horror mini-series in Chasing the Dead. The comic will be adapted from the novel by Joe Schreiber by Matthew Scott and Tim Westland. Dietrich Smith will be handling both the interior art and covers for the book.
Sometimes the music that accompanies a horror film so perfectly matches the tone of the movie you can’t imagine any other music being sufficient, and even listening to that music on its own is enough to give you the creeps. The following soundtracks are the ones that no matter where you are or what you’re doing, when you hear the music, you are instantly connected to the movie it was from and all those feelings you had while watching it. Six Killer Horror Soundtracks to Rattle Your Bones
Tim Seeley has made it his mission to explore the world of horror for the past decade. Seeley is best known for creating Hack/Slash and unleashing sexy horror vixen Cassie Hack into the comics world. In addition to Hack/Slash, Seeley is currently in the midst of writing a run on Witchblade for Top Cow and has just launched Revival through Image with studio partner Mike Norton (Battle Pug). Tim Seeley Spills The Gory Details On Ex Sanguine
Rosemary’s Baby is a beautiful masterpiece. Based on the novel by Ira Levin, Roman Polanski’s 1968 film follows the story of Rosemary Woodhouse, a young pregnant woman. From conception to birth, Rosemary’s world is overshadowed with the suspicion that her pregnancy may be the result of a pact her husband has made with their eccentric neighbors to use the child for human sacrifice in an occult ritual. Horror Education of the Week: Rosemary’s Baby
Platt, Wright, and Truant launched “Better Off Undead,” an unconventional horror podcast – unique since even though it’s billed as a horror podcast, the group’s usual NSFW humor and listener loved rambling already enjoyed by the Self-Publishing Podcast’s audience is on even brighter display. The group wanted to start their first podcast talking about Birdemic since it’s so easy for listeners to imagine themselves sitting in a room talking with their friends about a movie they’d recently seen, and Birdemic seemed especially funny (even if it wasn’t supposed to be). Horror Authors, Platt, Wright, and Truant, Review Birdemic: Shock and Terror
James Herbert has been the undisputed master of British Horror for the last 40 years. His books have thrilled millions and his writing has been loved all over. Aside from Stephen King, he is the very embodiment of spine-chilling terror. In his first book for six years he re-visits an old character in David Ash, last seen in The Ghosts of Sleath in 1994. James Herbert, Ash. Book Review