At their heart, David Wong’s books set in the town of Undisclosed are about perception. His first novel, John Dies at the End, its sequel, This Book Is Full of Spiders, and the latest, What the Hell Did I Just Read, all deal with the fact that what we’re seeing with our eyes might not actually be wh


Are You Afraid of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Twilight Zone? Cemetery Gates Media’s new Kickstarter for ‘Corpse Cold’

Are You Afraid of the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Twilight Zone? Cemetery Gates Media's new Kickstarter for 'Corpse Cold'

Cemetery Gates Media is launching a Kickstarter campaign on September 30th to fund a fully-illustrated book of spooky stories inspired by '80s and '90s horror books like Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The book, Corpse Cold: New American Folklore, features 17 stories, written by John Brhel and Jo


INTERVIEW: Spectacular Optical’s Kier-La Janisse on their upcoming YULETIDE TERROR

INTERVIEW: Spectacular Optical's Kier-La Janisse on their upcoming YULETIDE TERROR

Canadian small-press publisher Spectacular Optical has started to become the go-to place for intriguing books on genre topics. Be it their look at '80s hysteria in Satanic Panic: Pop Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s, the first comprehensive analysis of director Jean Rollin in Lost Girls, or “the cool


The Well-Read Ghoul: 10 Essential Books for the Horror Fan at Cinepunx

Horror movies are so much more than splatter and jump scares, if you want them to be. While repeated viewings can sometimes yield surprises, there’s nothing quite like an informed opinion from a different perspective to offer further insight into longtime favorites. While the pendulum horror film criticism seems to frequently swing from fannish enthusiasm to academic dryness with little in between, there’s a slew of interesting reading to be had. What follows is a list of the most-readable and interesting books any self-respecting horror fan should have on their shelf.
Read the full list at Cinepunx. Published 10/3/16

Review of ‘The Good, The Tough & The Deadly’ at Starburst Magazine

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When David J. Moore’s The Good, The Tough, and The Deadly:Action Movies & Stars 1960s-Present showed up, we could hear the sound of it dropping onto the stoop from the other side of the building. It’s a veritable tome -- much like Moore’s prior book, World Gone Wild: A Survivor’s Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies, this is the size and heft of a college textbook.
Read the complete review at Starburst Magazine. Published 8/19/16

Review of J Blake Fichera’s ‘Scored to Death’ at Starburst Magazine

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As author J. Blake Fichera states in his introduction to Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers (out now from Silman-James Press), there have been interview-based books of interviews with film composers, and compilations of essays about horror film scores, but because the twain haven’t met, he wrote Scored to Death, which is the first collection of horror film composer interviews.
Read the complete review at Starburst Magazine. Published 8/9/16

Podcast with J Blake Fichera at From & Inspired By

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On this episode, we speak with J Blake Fichera, musician and author of the new book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers, out now from Silman James. In Scored to Death, the author spoke with 14 different composers of music for horror films. Be it the greats like Harry Manfredini, John Carpenter, and members of Goblin, or newcomers like Jeff Grace and Joseph Bishara, Fichera asks great questions and gets inside the creative processes of these amazing musicians. Scored to Death is the sort of book which appeals to newcomers to film score fandom, as well as deep-digging heads.
Listen to the podcast at From & Inspired By. Published on 8/8/16

Q&A with Jack Womack at Starburst Magazine

flying saucers Author Jack Womack is best known for his DryCo series of dystopian science fiction novels – 1993's Elvissey won the Philip K. Dick Award that year – but for the past fifty years, he's been collecting all manner of printed material related to UFOs. His collection is now known as the Jack Womack Flying Saucer Library and lives as part of the archives at Georgetown University's libraries. Womack's collection has been summed up by the author in a forthcoming book for Boo-Hooray and Anthology Recordings, entitledFlying Saucers Are Real. We spoke with Mr. Womack about this ‘visual history of the genre.’ Read the Q&A at Starburst Magazine. Published 8/1/16