Supporters of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame and members of Chicago’s literary and arts communities will gather at the incredible Sanfilippo Estate on March 17, 2012, to present Gene Wolfe with the first Fuller Award, acknowledging an outstanding lifetime contribution to literature.

Don’t be turned off by the fact that Animal Man is a superhero. That’s a mere technicality as ‘Animal Man’ is a horror book about a superhero rather than the other way around. If you’re a fan of horror, you owe it to yourself to read this book! Comic Book Review: Animal Man #5

Just like sister net Syfy caters to science fiction and fantasy aficionados, Chiller aims to tap into different veins of horror fandom with its new slate. Author cred is a big deal at the net: Michael Laimo’s novel Dead Souls, about a teen who inherits his crazy preacher father’s mysterious house, will get a telepic adaptation alongside the previously announced Brian Keene’s Ghoul.

It is not surprising that The Double Shadow reveals its complex plot in a series of images. Sally Gardner used to be a set and costume designer, and then illustrated children’s books for many years. She didn’t think of herself as a writer because she was so profoundly dyslexic. The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner – review

Curtis Jobling, the former Penketh High School pupil, kicked off 2012 with the release of his third book in the Wereworld series Shadow of the Hawk on Thursday, before he starts work on his new role as patron of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation Children’s University.

Dead Tree Books is currently seeking short stories for their debut, non-themed horror anthology, Planting the Seeds of Horror. While they will consider zombie, werewolf and vampire stories, they’re not interested in the tired, clichéd subjects. A word of caution … this is a non-paying market. Writers will not even receive a contributor’s copy.

British filmmaker Ben Wheatley’s latest, Kill List, is a pitch-black tale of two hit men that is equally hard to categorize. Deranged buddy flick? Gruesome horror fever dream about an enigmatic death cult? Find out what he has to say about his sophomore effort – Ben Wheatley.

Hammer Studios holds a particular place in the hearts of horror fans — when the Quatermass Xperiment appeared in 1955, the genre had had a long dry spell since the classic Universal films of the 1930s, creature features and rubber-headed alligator men notwithstanding. The Hammer Vault: Treasures from the Archive of Hammer Films (Titan Books)

The US remake of Silent House premiered at Sundance almost a full year ago, and the film is finally set for release in March. Catch the trailer and some background information on Bleeding Cool.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa — a comic book writer familiar with King’s work as the author of Marvel Comics’ adaptation of King’s The Stand and the playwright who re-wrote the troubled Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark musical — was hired to pen a “faithful” and “grounded” adaptation of Carrie and now the project may have found the perfect director to envision Aguirre-Sacasa’s script.

Director Mark Pavia has revealed that he’s working on a new horror anthology film based on King’s work, and will take in four horror tales from the author’s oeuvre. “[King] chose two stories and I chose two, and the selection is a perfect mixture of classic and contemporary King: a little bit of something for his oldest and newest fans alike,” Pavia told Icons Of Fright.

While the adaptation of Max Brooks’ horror novel World War Z won’t see release until December of this year, apparently Paramount Pictures already sees quite a future for what looks to be the most expensive zombie film ever made…

Sherlock continues this week with an adaptation of the great detective’s most famous case. A modern twist on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1902 novel, The Hounds of Baskerville has been penned by Mark Gatiss, who both writes for Sherlock and appears on the show as the enigmatic Mycroft Holmes. Digital Spy caught up with Mark to chat about his new episode, his role as Mycroft and the “real scares” that await Sherlock and John.

Here are 25 great horror movies that you probably haven’t seen, possibly haven’t even heard of (some of them don’t even have UK distribution), but which are well worth your time. The 25 best horror movies you’ve never seen, written by Sarah Dobbs on Den of Geek.

Michael Dirda reviews Maureen F. McHugh’s After the Apocalypse: Stories: In the way of readers everywhere, I simply picked up After the Apocalypse and idly turned to the first page, without any particular expectations. Mainly, I just wondered what these stories were about, what Maureen F. McHugh’s voice sounded like. I did know that she had written China Mountain Zhang, a novel that had won the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and that Small Beer Press specialized in literary fantasy and science fiction.

Janet Tucker’s first book Better Let Him Sleep is being championed by Gabriel Beristain, cinematographer for blockbusters like Blade, Stephen King classic Dolores Claiborne, and post-Spanish Civil War drama There Be Dragons.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman, Hell’s Gate, the chilling supernatural horror follows the journey of author Joseph Crane (Timothy Gibbs), who travels to Barcelona after the death of his wife and child, where mysterious events suddenly unfold around him. Timothy Gibbs shares his take on his fourth horror film, Hell’s Gate

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