Tonight at 9:00 pm, Classics & Oddities with Dark Discoveries Magazine, will bring you a fantastic evening with William F. Nolan, creator and author of Logan’s Run. The Kelso Theatre Pub (214 S Pacific, Kelso, Washington 98626) is hosting, with a book signing and Q&A session with William Nolan after a showing of the original 1976 Logan’s Run film starring Michael York. This is an all-ages event. Admission is $6.00 with a portion of proceeds benefiting charity.
Dread Central recently had an opportunity to chat with author John Shirley to discuss several of his novels, including Resident Evil: Retribution: The Official Movie Novelization, Bioshock: Rapture, Borderlands: The Fallen and many more. Exclusive Interview: John Shirley Talks Resident Evil: Retribution – The Official Movie Novelization
Since he took on film in 2003 with his debut House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie has become the most polarizing figure in horror today. His filmography (minus The Devil’s Rejects) has been endlessly argued about back and forth. The most heated discussions I’ve ever had about film have almost always included Zombie’s contributions to the cinema. I think a lot of this stems from the undeniable boldness of his vision. Style Is Substance In Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords Of Salem’
Writers Sean Platt, David Wright, and Johnny B. Truant had already found success with their weekly Self-Publishing Podcast, but they wanted to do something more in line with the genres they write in — something which spoke to their regular readers. So they recently launched the horror podcast, Better Off Undead, an hourlong weekly look at all things horror. Sean Platt, David Wright and Johnny B. Truant, Launch Better Off Undead Podcast
Elvira’s Horror Hunt is a first-year film contest/festival helmed by the legendary late-night movie hostess and Peaches Christ, the famed drag performer renowned for her Midnight Mass movie screenings in San Francisco. They put together the contest in connection with HorrorHound Magazine. Submissions were judged by the duo, as well as performers Sybil Danning, Bill Moseley and Joe Bob Briggs. The grand prize-winning entries in both the film short and feature-length categories were screened at the Vista for a special event presented by Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo, the pop culture convention taking place this weekend.
Dark Galaxy Press is now seeking submissions for an upcoming anthology of Science Fiction/Horror titled Body Snatchers and Chest Bursters: An Anthology of Sci-Fi Horror. What we’re looking for: the perfect story will be never before published and never rejected by another publisher. We are looking for terrifying short stories where the “horror” has a scientific explanation rather than a paranormal one. We want stories set on barren alien planets, derelict space vessels, and abandoned underground government labs. It isn’t necessary to actually explain in your story the science behind the horror, but let us know that that it is, say, an alien virus and not sparkling magic vampire dust that is causing all of the horror.
In the spring of 2007, Drew Goddard — who’d gotten his start in Hollywood writing on Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and moved on to write episodes of Angel, Alias, Lost, and the monster movie Cloverfield — was approached by Whedon with a crazy idea: Lock themselves in a hotel room for a weekend to write a horror movie. And not just any fright fest, but one that would work as a straightforward horror flick while also being somehow about the entire genre of horror flicks. Naturally, Goddard said yes.
The third annual H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® in Los Angeles was announced on Wednesday, which will take place the weekend of September 28-30. The international, three-day festival will feature the latest Hollywood and independent feature films, shorts and animated TV episodes, including the screening of what was considered a lost film, 1988’s “The Evil Clergyman.”
This week, a horror anthology, a ghost anthology, Ken Follett’s latest, and T.C. Boyle’s latest. Plus: the white whale for noir scholars – the lost James M. Cain novel. PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of September 17, 2012
Screen Rant TV Editor Anthony Ocasio is nervous right now: he think season 3 of The Walking Dead may be too intense for those viewers who don’t know the comic book source material that inspired it. The teaser trailer above certainly hints at this being the case.
Today is the first time that anybody has ever been interviewed in The Horror Booth. The first person to be honored as first interviewee is Canadian Author Steve Vernon. Recently, I reviewed one of Steve’s books, titled, Tatterdemon – and had some good praise for it, because it is a good ol’ horrific Scarecrow tale. Interview with Author Steve Vernon
Author John Everson has been creeping out readers for nearly 20 years now. In the ‘90s, his short fiction appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies, and his first book, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions collected many of those when it was published in hardcover by Delirium Books in 2000. His excellent first novel, Covenant, appeared from Delirium in 2004 and won the Bram Stoker Award for a first novel the following spring. John Everson Interview for Scream Magazine
Adam Wingard‘s You’re Next is one of those horror movies with potential to change the genre. At least, that was the sentiment coming out of the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival where the film premiered. After a heated bidding war, Lionsgate acquired the festival hit and subsequently shut it down, limiting it to just one additional festival screening at Fantastic Fest 2011. You’re Next Gets August 2013 Release Date
Edited by Eric Miller, Hell Comes To Hollywood (out now from Big Time Books) is an anthology of short horror fiction stories revolving around the common theme of being set in Tinseltown. Many of the tales parody the infamous side of LA: the questionable morals, obsession with youth, what Paul J. Salamoff describes as “hedonism run amuck” in his story “Bad Fix,” and as Charles Austin Muir calls it in “Alone and Palely Loitering,” the “world of blonde, vacuous heiresses and their abdominal-obsessed male counterparts.” The book unapologetically satirizes Old Hollywood, New Hollywood and everything in between.
Having penned some of the grittier heroes in the industry, from Batman to Spawn, David Hine is quite familiar with the darker corners of the comic book landscape – and he’s not anywhere near finished with this sort of storytelling. Hine continues to weave dark tales as the current writer on Top Cow’s now-flagship title The Darkness, where he crafts tales about a mob boss who controls an army of supernatural gremlins that do his bidding and also happens to have become powerful enough to create the new Top Cow U to his liking. David Hine Explores Sci-Fi, Horror in Storm Dogs and The Darkness
A book signing event with UK best-selling children’s author, Darren Shan, will be held at the Grand Theatre, Leeds, to launch his new book series Zom-B. You can catch Darren Shan for the book signing at The Grand on Wednesday 3rd October at 1:00pm. Darren Shan Book Signing At The Grand Theatre, Leeds.
In 1954, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency began an investigation of the comic book industry and its effects on juvenile delinquency. In the course of its hearings, the subcommittee called upon a number of witnesses, including EC Publisher William Gaines. At the time, EC published a number of crime and horror comics, including The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror and Tales From The Crypt. The WNYC radio archives have posted nearly two hours of the investigative hearing with two key, but contrasting, witnesses: Gaines and psychiatrist Dr. Fredric Wertham. Blast from the past: EC’s William Gaines on decency standards
This month sees the release of ParaNorman, the latest stop-motion animated film from Laika, who brought us the captivating Coraline back in 2009. Directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell (with a screenplay written by the former), ParaNorman’s a zombie comedy flick, school drama, and loving homage to classic horror movies of the ’70s and ’80s. Chris Butler and Sam Fell interview: on writing and directing ParaNorman
Amazon Studios, the original content arm of Amazon.com, Inc., introduced an all-new digital comic book this week – Blackburn Burrow, a story set in Civil War America where supernatural horrors are infesting a small Appalachian town in Northern Georgia. Blackburn Burrow first came to Amazon Studios in the form of a feature film screenplay from writer Jay Levy. Community feedback, gathered from Amazon Studios’ crowdsourcing model, triggered the idea for the popular project to be adapted into a digital comic that would be shared with audiences for feedback and tested for viability as a major motion picture.
So, there’s a major thematic King-ism here, and one that he would return to with 2011’s 11/22/63. When Johnny meets Stillson and shakes his hand, and sees what will happen to America – and the world – if Stillson is left unchecked, he wonders: “If you could jump into a time machine and go back to 1932, would you kill Hitler?” This is a question that King clearly wondered himself, this idea of going back to a root of something and fixing the issue before it has a chance to manifest. Rereading Stephen King: Week eight – The Dead Zone
Dean Koontz used to be the most worthy successor to Stephen King in English language horror. Stories like Phantoms, Lightning and Strangers from the late ’80s and early ’90s all have the same hallmarks – great plotting, a strong backing premise, deep characterisations of ordinary people in peril and a lot of fine detail. Book Review: 77 Shadow Street
The Possession, starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick, is currently in its second week in theaters. The movie focuses on a dysfunctional couple and their little girl’s yard sale find: A mysterious box containing a malevolent spirit which takes possession of the girl. Jewish reggae/rap/alternative artist Matisyahu makes his screen debut as her exorcist. Written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, the two also co-wrote the scripts for 2005’s Boogeyman, and 2009’s Knowing, which starred Nicolas Cage and made Roger Ebert’s Best Movies of 2009 list. From Houston to horror: The ‘sick and twisted’ mind behind The Possession