Monday, October 28, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: James Dorr



James Dorr combines the charm of a gentleman born in the US South with the wiles of a near-New York City upbringing, the canniness of a one-time New England resident, and the guile of an outwardly stolid Midwesterner. Or so he says. It is known that he was born in Florida, grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Massachusetts, and currently lives in Indiana where he also harbors a cat named Wednesday.  He is a short story writer and poet working mainly in dark fantasy and horror with forays into science fiction and mystery, and has previously worked as a technical writer for an academic computing center, associate editor on a city magazine, a nonfiction freelance writer, and a semi-professional Renaissance musician. In addition to three prose collections and one of poetry, Dorr has had nearly 400 appearances in publications ranging from Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Yellow Bat Review.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Lee Allen Howard



Lee Allen Howard writes horror, psychological thrillers, and supernatural crime. His credits include "Call of the Piss Fairy," "Death Perception," "The Sixth Seed," "Mama Said," "Desperate Spirits," "Night Monsters," and "Stray." He blogs about his writing at leeallenhoward.com and nitpicks editorial topics at wordsmithereens.net.

Friday, October 25, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: C.W. LaSart


A lifelong fan of horror, C.W. LaSart is a mother of three, lover to one, and minion of a veritable household menagerie. When she is not at the computer screaming for peace and quiet, she manages an Irish Pub, tends bar and makes the world's best Long Island Iced Tea (so she's told). A proud member of The Horror Writer's Association and Bram Stoker Award ® Committee Member, her fiction has been included in publications from Dark Moon Digest, Cemetery Dance Publications, Eirelander Press, Evil Jester Press and many more. Her debut horror collection, Ad Nauseam : Thirteen tales of Extreme Horror was released in 2012 by Dark Moon books. Find out more at http://www.cwlasart.com/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ad-Nauseam-ebook/dp/B007WDHGJ6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1379986872&sr=8-3&keywords=ad+nauseam
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/C.W.LaSart?bookmark_t=page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CWLaSart

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Watch the Hilarious "Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film" Now!



This short film by Joe Nicolosi and John Freiler was posted on Youtube by Pixels per Second. It pokes fun at all the major cliches in horror films, and has homages to "Evil Dead," "Witchboard," "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Hellraiser," and a few others! Check it out!


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Monday, October 14, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Max Booth III



Max Booth III is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing. His story collection,They Might Be Demons, is now available through Dark Moon Books. Look for his debut novel, Toxicity, this Spring from Post Mortem Press. He lives in San Antonio, TX with his life partner and dachshund. Follow him on Twitter @GiveMeYourTeeth and visit him at www.TalesFromTheBooth.com.

1. What do you think makes a good story?

MB: Hi Cassie. Thank you for having me.

I think a good story is something that hooks you from the beginning, and stays with you long after finishing the last sentence. It challenges the way you think and inspires some kind of emotion.

You have to keep in mind that not all good stories will appear as “good” to every reader. We all have our own preferences. What I might like in a story could be the opposite of what someone else might like. It’s all very suggestive.

However, with that said, there are a few important factors that can help make every story “good”: it’s written well, there’s no spelling errors, the characters are realistic, and the story offers something new. Excessive typos and cardboard characters will ruin a story every time.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

'On the Lips of Children' Now Available in Paperback!


Today my author buddy Mark Matthews announced that his visceral horror novel, "On the Lips of Children" is now available for purchase in paperback on Amazon. You can get it here, for  $12.99, or you can get the Kindle eBook version for $3.99. Or you can go crazy and get both!

"On the Lips of Children" is a story about a tortured family, whose starving children learn to survive by eating something quite unexpected. Matthews writing style is sure to suck you in, and you will find yourself turning the pages quickly to see what horrors happen next.

Here's what some people are saying about his book:

Make Your Own Candy Corn Piñata!



Evite put out a video on how to make your own candy corn piñata! Check it out.


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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Return of the Funniest Walking Dead Memes Part 2, in 3D!


OK, so this really isn't 3D. But it certainly got your attention, didn't it?




Here are the top 20 funniest Walking Dead Memes from Season 3 of "The Walking Dead!" Enjoy!

Listen to Tim Miller's Interview with Scream Queen Jessica Cameron Now!



Horror author Tim Miller recently interviewed Jessica Cameron on his podcast. They talk about realism in horror films, micro budget independent film making, Gunnar Hansen, and their hatred of stupid actions of characters in horror movies. Finally, someone agrees with me!




You can learn more about Cameron at her official website, and get your own copy of Gunnar Hansen's book "Chainsaw Confidential" here.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Claymation Horror: 'Maid of the Dead'

by naochiko

Last year I came across a brilliant claymation horror short by Japanese artist Takena Nagao that I absolutely loved. Takena recently released a new claymation horror short, called "Maid of the Dead." It has a cameo of a very famous zombie from the original "Night of the Living Dead" in it, and just the right amount of cuteness and gore to make any splatterpunk fan squee in delight like a little kid at Christmas time.

Check it out!



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All Aboard the Spoopy Bus! I have found myself a Catch Phrase!


Yeah, that's right. It's about to get Spoopy in here!

Check out These Scary Vintage Halloween Costumes!

Watch this video to learn something new about Halloween traditions, and see some creepy old school costumes in the process!

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Friday, October 4, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Mark Matthews




Mark Matthews is from Detroit and the author of 3 novels. On the Lips of Children is his latest piece of dark fiction and has just been released from Books of the Dead Press. His first novel, STRAY, is based on his experiences working at a substance abuse treatment center that shares a parking lot with an animal shelter. He is an avid runner, and has two running-based works including The Jade Rabbit and Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High. Follow his blog at Running, Writing, and Chasing the Dragon or on twitter: @matthews_mark


1. What do you think makes a good story?

First we need to be intrigued by the characters. Then we want to see what they are made of when the weight of the world is thrown against them. When storytelling is at its best, it reveals truths of a large passage within all of us.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

OMG You Guys! Stuart Gordon and Jeffrey Combs Have a Kickstarter for Edgar Allan Poe Movie, "Nevermore!"

While visiting Twitter today, I came across a Tweet by Stuart Gordon.



Now, I don't know about you guys, but I am totally geeked up about this! I love Stuart Gordon's work, and Jeffrey Combs is one of the best horror actors of our time.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

20 Questions for Horror Authors: Sean Davis




Sean M Davis wields a DeWalt drill by day and writes scary stories by night. Clean Freak is his debut novel, released in August 2013 by Black Bed Sheet Books. His short fiction, poetry and nonfiction has been published in Bête Noire, Fangoria.com, the Wayne Literary Review, and the Best of Dark Eclipse. He works as a freelance editor. You can follow his blog at http://seanmdavis.wordpress.com/ and contact him at chimericaldark@hotmail.com.

1. What do you think makes a good story?
Definitely the characters. If I don't care about the characters, then I don't care how good the plot is, period. However, you need a plot too. Something needs to happen to characters I care about that forces them to deal with it in some way. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.