If you haven’t caught Scream 4 yet, according to Post-Dispatch Pop Music Critic Kevin C. Johnson, Wes Craven is promising a new twist for the horror film.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a very nice obituary for April Derleth, who made it her life’s work to continue her father’s work.

The supernatural horror-thriller, The Woman In Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe is gearing up for a February 2012 in the UK, but you can catch the teaser trailer on IGN.

Did you know that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett is an avid collector of horror memorabilia? The musician has put together a photo book of his rare collection. You can catch a video of his appearance on That Metal Show, discussing the book. It’s all on Geeks of Doom.

Dark genre fiction authors Gemma Files, Claude Lalumière, Brent Hayward and David Nickle become dealers in a fans vs. authors Blackjack game to launch new ChiZine publications A Rope of Thorns, The Door to Lost Pages, The Fecund’s Melancholy Daughter, and Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism. Read more about on blogTO.

Joyce Carol Oates, 73, filled the Belmont Library on Friday evening to read from her very personal book A Widow’s Story, which is based on Oates’ intimate experiences and emotions in the aftermath of her husband’s sudden death at age 77. “After Ray died,” Ms. Oates said, “I felt as though I had stepped through a doorway and the door shut and locked – I’m in another dimension now.”

Fangoria reports that principal photography has commenced on The Reverend, a new UK-set chiller based on the graphic novel by Neil Jones — and it will feature horror legend Doug Bradley.

Stephen King rarely contributes introductions, but when he was approached to write one for William Golding’s Lord of the Flies he jumped at the opportunity. Read about it on The Guardian.

A new viral video has debuted for the upcoming horror adventure Stake Land, which hits theaters across the country on April 22. Catch it on Movie Web.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer is running a review of The Shepherd by Ethan Cross.

At Scream 4’s press day, co-stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette talked about playing their familiar characters for 15 years now, the challenges of bringing the Scream franchise to a newer and more savvy audience, working with a horror icon like Wes Craven, working with the new cast that was brought in this time around, and whether they cover their own eyes during horror films. Catch it all on the Collider.

The Seattle University Spectator takes a look at Blake Butler’s There is No Year, a family drama wrapped inside a horror story.

Scott A. Johnson talks with the Hays Free Press about his first novel, An American Haunting (which was inspired by a house in San Marcos, where he used to live), and writing horror.

The Seattle Post Intelligencer is running an interview with author David Gatward, who wrote two novels for teenagers, The Dead and The Dark, which terrorized readers with demons, blood and more.

The Sun Herald takes a looks at the popular My Boyfriend Is a Monster series in the teen paranormal romance genre.

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