George A. Romero, the man responsible for zombies as we know them, creating the horror sub-genre back in 1968 with Night of the Living Dead, has acquired the rights to a book called The Zombie Autopsies: Secret Notebooks from the Apocalypse.

On Saturday October 29th at 2:00p.m. Dark Delicacies will hold an afternoon Halloween party for kids under the age of 10. Author Guy Vasilovich will be on hand to read his book The 13 Nights of Halloween. There will also be copies of the book for sale, which he will sign and prints from some of the artwork. At 3:00p.m. Balloon Artist Buster Balloon (as seen on America’s Got Talent) will be on hand to create his monstrous designs. Plus a couple of extra surprise guests may show up! Dark Delicacies is located at 3512 West Magnolia Blvd in Burbank, CA 91505

Move over Arkham Horror and Mansions of Madness, there’s a new Mythos board game in town. IDW Publishing has formally announced their partnership with Cryptozoic Entertainment to bring a Locke & Key themed board game to store shelves.

A 30th anniversary screening of The Burning, a 1981 slasher film shot in Tonawanda that was written and produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein and marked the film debut of Holly Hunter, will open the second annual Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival on Wednesday in the Screening Room Cinema Cafe.

You could say that Terry Castle, daughter of the late horror film director William Castle, is a pretty good ghostwriter, even if she won’t admit it. Just in time for Halloween, the 53-year-old Belvedere resident has published the first in a series of young adult novels, From the Grave: The Prayer ($15.99), ostensibly written by her dearly departed dad, who died of a heart attack in 1977.

Lynne Ramsay, the eye-catching director of Ratcatcher and Morvern Callar, delivers her most accomplished work to date with We Need to Talk About Kevin: a modern horror tale based on Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel.

Numerous bestselling authors within the genres of historical fiction, horror, fantasy and science fiction will converge upon the Portsmouth Best Western Hotel to offer readings, signings, and writing workshops on Nov. 11-13 for Anthology 2011. They will be joined by award-winning illustrators and artists as well as small press publishers, booksellers and fans of the genres.

Author Mike Catalano is promoting his latest novel, My Little Sister’s a Zombie, published by Living Dead Press, who worked with Catalano back in 2010. Illustrations including the front and back covers were done by Jason Bailey.

Colson Whitehead, prize-winning fiction writer, will speak about Zone One (2011), his new apocalyptic zombie horror novel set in Manhattan, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Hall, Campus Center, on the University at Albany’s uptown campus.

What are the top grossing horror/thriller movies of all time? Here are the top five grossing horror/thriller films which prove that they don’t necessarily need Halloween to bring in fans wanting to be scared.

Since it’s the month of Halloween, now is a good time to review Clive Barker’s dark fantasy/horror novel Sacrament. Barker is a well-known horror novelist; perhaps not to Stephen King’s level, but if anything more respected by fans of the genre. Sacrament is, like most horror stories, unusual. Read the review: Sacrament

A symphony of cinematic horror slashes its way across the big screen as the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) unwraps its 12th Annual RI International Horror Film Festival, October 27-30th.

For Neal Parks, the holiday season begins a little earlier than for most folks – although he’s hoping to in some way change that feeling. The local paranormal investigator’s third book, Haunted Holidays, will feature a series of 12 “short” stories – short being a relative term because the book comes in at close to 400 pages – about paranormal phenomenon experienced in the period between Halloween and New Year’s Eve.

Ramsey Campbell is one of the world’s most recognized authors of horror, terror, suspense, dark fantasy, and supernatural fiction. He has won four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers’ Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and has been named a Grand Master of Horror. Catch this interview: Ramsey Campbell

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