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By Eric.Red On Dec 9 2013, 12:55 pm
The first time I experienced horror in a western was an 1968 film called THE STALKING MOON with Gregory Peck, about a murderous lone Apache stalking a cowboy protecting the Indian’s runaway wife and son. Maybe you’ve seen it on late night TV. The “monster “was kept off-screen for much of the film, shown only in glimpses or revealed by the bloody aftermath of his savage attacks, which made him much more terrifying–a technique that was used effectively in JAWS and ALIEN years later, so this film was way ahead of its time. The mix of western and horror in the flick felt like a good fit to me as a kid, making a lasting impression. Read more…
By Brian Moreland On Dec 3 2013, 11:45 am
People often ask me why I’ve set two of my novels in Canada while I live in down south in Texas. I guess the simple answer is I love the remote wilderness and Canada has plenty of it. It is also rich with Native American legends about mysterious creatures that inhabit those woods. My first Samhain novel Dead of Winter is set in Ontario and builds an epic mystery around the Wendigo legend.
My new novel The Devil’s Woods is set in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. In the novel, there’s an ancient forest that exists at the back of a Cree Indian reservation that is completely unknown to most of the world. But the Cree people have feared it for centuries. They call it Macâya Forest. Animals stay clear of it too. The townspeople of a nearby logging town called Hagen’s Cove know that those woods are responsible for the countless people who have been disappearing around those parts since the 1800s.
By David.Bernstein On Nov 14 2013, 11:54 am
How is the state of horror? Some might say it’s great. Look at the most recent film releases: The Conjuring, Insidious 2 and the Carrie Remake. Number 1 films of the week. They made millions of dollars. How about when it comes to literature? Stephen King. Dean Koontz. Both are bestsellers, but then it’s all crime fiction/thriller and everything but horror. Why when it comes to literature are so many people afraid of the horror genre? You mention the word, and people cringe, shake their heads and say they don’t like reading horror. It’s too scary, or violent. And I say, really?
I work in a restaurant, and everyday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm the nightly news is on the TV. Almost every story is a horror story—women getting raped, fires burning down houses, hit and runs, vehicular accidents, stabbings, road rage, shootings, robberies, etc. The list goes on and on, yet people sit with their eyes glued to the TV. This happens all over the world. Mention reading horror, and people shy away. Read more…
By Hunter.Shea On Oct 30 2013, 3:25 pm
I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m a total horror junkie. It may come as a surprise that I, a New Yorker, love pure-country girl Gretchen Wilson and watch Love Actually (hey, it has Rick from The Walking Dead!) every Christmas, but more on that another time.
When October rolls around, I completely immerse myself in the genre, more so than other months, which is pretty hard to do. One of the things that puts me in the Halloween mood, no matter what happened that day, is watching a horror movie. I make sure I do it every night from the first all the way to Halloween night.
Horror movies are more accessible in this day and age, thanks to the marathon on AMC as well as the all-horror channels like Fearnet and Chiller. They give you your basics, like Jason Voorhees, Freddie Kruger, Mikey Meyers and all those 80′s cut-ups. If you want to be a true devotee of horror flicks, I have a few special delights in mind. So, straight from the Hunter Vault of Madness, I want to share some of the lesser-known movies that will only enhance your Halloween. Read more…
By W.D. Gagliani On Oct 28 2013, 12:52 pm
Happy Halloween! Like most writers of the dark, Halloween is my favorite holiday and October has become my favorite month despite some strikes against it (which I won’t go into here). But I have a complex relationship with Halloween itself. Not having grown up in the US, and having always been relatively reserved by nature, I never could get comfortable with the idea of dressing up. It’s funny, because most people consider dressing as someone or something else as liberating… surely, that’s how most people see it – a chance to play a role, hide behind a mask (or masque) and persona, an opportunity to step outside themselves a little and perhaps let loose with uncharacteristic behavior as well.
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