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APRIL 30, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
WHERE THE ACTION WAS!

Ain't It Cool News shouted "Soo-EE!" asking for extras in the LA filming of Don Coscarelli's adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's BUBBA HO TEP, and now you want to know how it went Saturday, April 28? Well, lookie see... Truck on over for a first hand report with pictures of Bruce Campbell (EVIL DEAD) in his Elvis duds no less! aint-it-cool-news.com

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APRIL 29, 2001

From the Brian Keene Newsletter
DARK FLUIDITY,
has a special “all-Brian Keene issue” which is live and racking up page hits.

In addition to an interview an exclusive story (A DARKER SHADE OF WINTER ), visitors can also read an exclusive interview with Brian, conducted by partner-in-crime Geoff Cooper. Who better to reveal the author’s darkest secrets than one of his closest friends? Among the topics of discussion are: Brian’s pre-writing years as disc-jockey Brian Rage, the methodical madness behind the worm-eating contest and other public displays, the future (?) of Jobs In Hell, and the final word on some enemies from the past.

The interview, story and review can all be found at darkfluidity.com.

While there, be sure to check out the featured band, Mercy Machine, and the featured artist, Magic the Gathering illustrator Nene Thomas.


Report by Mark McLaughlin
Shane Ryan Staley's print magazine Delirium has turned into a webzine, and a link to it can be found at deliriumbooks.com.

As with all Delirium Books products, it's enough to shock the gonads off a bull-elephant, so if you're a wispy little autumn leaf who trembles at the mere sight of suggestive grocery store produce, you'd better not look at it.

I have a story in the webzine - a collaboration by myself and British multi-media artist Hertzan Chimera. I think the new webzine is also a new market, so check out the guidelines pages there, too, if you're a writer.

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APRIL 28, 2001

NEW NEIGHBOR'S ON THE BLOCK
If you haven't been to The Writer's Block here at The Horror Home Page, you deserve to be slapped around a bit.

New folks have been added in April including James Newman (HOLY ROLLERS) and Tina Blevins (A MONTH OF BLEEDING). Many of the writer's BiblioBios have also been updated.

Check out The Writer's Block.


Note from Dave Silva
Charles Grant will be participating in an online chat on Monday, April 30th at 9 p.m. Eastern (8 p.m. Central; 7 p.m Mountain; 6 p.m. Pacific).

The moderated chat room is located at: horrorauthors.net:8000.
Everyone's invited to join in.

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APRIL 27, 2001

From StealthPress.com
MOBILIZATION

Download a FREE e-story from award-winning author JOHN SHIRLEY's new Stealth Press collection DARKNESS DIVIDED! The PDF format e-book - designed by Doug Clegg, includes Poppy Z. Brite's introduction to the book as well as "My Victim," the powerful, chilling story of a young assassin-in-training by an acknowledged "master of the short form." Although Stealth Press encourages the distribution of "My Victim" to others you think will enjoy it, the download will be available for a limited time only! Go to the Stealth Press Web site for your copy today. (Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view and/or print the file is available free of charge. Stealth provides a link for you if you don't have it.)


NOT ONLY THAT BUT . . .
Next Real World Initiative:
LOS ANGELES TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS, April 28: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 29: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. UCLA Campus - Hilgard and Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles Stealth Press will sponsor a booth at the Festival (# 627) along with Dark Delicacies. Authors Peter Atkins (HELLRAISER II, WISHMASTER), Dennis Etchison (TALKING IN THE DARK), Noel Hynd (REVENGE), John Skipp (THE SCREAM with Craig Spector), Craig Spector (TO BURY THE DEAD), and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (TEMPTING FATE)will interface with readers; Peter Schneider, Director of Sales, will marshal the troops.

Information: latimes.com/events
1-800-350-3211

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APRIL 26, 2001

Report by Mark McLaughlin
Shane Ryan Staley's print magazine Delirium has turned into a webzine, and a link to it can be found at deliriumbooks.com.

As with all Delirium Books products, it's enough to shock the gonads off a bull-elephant, so if you're a wispy little autumn leaf who trembles at the mere sight of suggestive grocery store produce, you'd better not look at it.

I have a story in the webzine - a collaboration by myself and British multi-media artist Hertzan Chimera. I think the new webzine is also a new market, so check out the guidelines pages there, too, if you're a writer.


- FeoNote: The following was supplied to us by Paul Lockey, a bastard Brit who is known to be a bit of a madman. Because Feo suffers fools gladly, the press release is given - as is - unedited.

UNHINGED RESURRECTION
The most incredible comeback since Lt. Ripley or possibly even Bobby Ewing!

The magazine for discerning adults has returned from the small press graveyard! Cloned and electronically engineered, UNHINGED Online is leaner, meaner, smarter than the original printed version and currently enjoying a new lease of virtual life!

The debut issue contains disturbing fiction by T.M. Gray, Stephen Winch, Ray Clark, Staci Layne Wilson and Joe Rattigan.

Plus artwork by Dave Fode, Des Knight, Bob Covington Russell Dickerson and Gillian Holmes.

And reviews - Penny Dreadful #13 by Peter Tennant, Songs of Innocence #6 by Peter Tennant, Cold Storage by Paul Lockey and Not A Chance by Paul Bradshaw.

UNHINGED Online Issue #1: May 2001 Now showing on a computer screen near you! Experience the darker side of humanity on unhinged1.co.uk.

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APRIL 25, 2001

THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS
Is doing the rounds at various film festivals from Seattle, Washington to Edinburgh, Scotland, and all over Europe. If the film is anywhere near as cool as the website, which is one of the absolute best movie websites I've seen since PITCH BLACK, then it should be a rocker!
Stars Seth Green (IDLE HANDS) and Jefferey Combs (REANIMATOR, THE FRIGHTENERS)
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FREE BITES!
Author Tippi N. Blevins, whose horror and dark fantasy tales have appeared in anthologies like THE KISS OF DEATH, HORRORS! 365 Stories, OUTSIDE THE BOX, and the magazine Dreams of Decadence, is inviting readers to experience her serialized vampire story, "Welcome to Oloroso", for free on her website.

The story represents something of a departure for Blevins, "This story is just fun," says Blevins, who has recreated her Texas hometown as the fictional Oloroso. "It's about vampires in this small town. One of them is trying to start a mafia. One of them is a vegetarian. That's the kind of story this is. Also, this is my first time posting a story as it's written. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes of it."

Some of the installments take the form of emails written by the characters, while others will be written as more traditional narrative. Readers can view new installments every Monday at Fangsters.com.

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APRIL 24, 2001

Report by Mike Oliveri
FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED

previews at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors!

Writer David Quinn (LADY DEATH, NIGHTVISION) made an appearance at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors on April 7th to discuss the new FAUST film, FAUST: LOVE OF THE DAMNED. Directed by Brian Yuzna (producer of the REANIMATOR series and FROM BEYOND), written by Quinn, and much anticipated by fans of Quinn and Tim Vigil's (CUDA, GUNFIGHTERS IN HELL) long-running Faust adult comic book series, the flick has been through a lot in its history, which stretches back almost ten years.


FREE BITES!
Author Tippi N. Blevins, whose horror and dark fantasy tales have appeared in anthologies like THE KISS OF DEATH, HORRORS! 365 Stories, OUTSIDE THE BOX, and the magazine DREAMS OF DECADENCE, is inviting readers to experience her serialized vampire story, "Welcome to Oloroso", for free on her website.

The story represents something of a departure for Blevins, "This story is just fun," says Blevins, who has recreated her Texas hometown as the fictional Oloroso. "It's about vampires in this small town. One of them is trying to start a mafia. One of them is a vegetarian. That's the kind of story this is. Also, this is my first time posting a story as it's written. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes of it."

Some of the installments take the form of emails written by the characters, while others will be written as more traditional narrative. Readers can view new installments every Monday at Fangsters.com.

APRIL 22, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
MYSTERY MOVES INTO TWILIGHT TALES
It's move over horror as mystery invades the regular Monday night readings at Twilight Tales on April 23. And it's coming in threes (always an ominous sign). Alex Matthews reads from WANTON'S WEB (Psychotherapist Cassidy McCabe investigates a high-class madam's murder); J. Bard-Collins offers WHAT PRICE HONOR? (P.I. Garrett Lyons, professional fallguy, takes the stage); and Mary Harris reads THE CHOCOLATE UNDERPANTS CAPER.

Festivities begin at the usual 7:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. across the street from the Biograph Theater, in Chicago, IL. Admission is $4 per person and it's a mystery how they can present so much for so little.

And don't forget next week, April 30, Feo Amante's own Fanboy of Fear Mike Oliveri will present A VAIN EXERCISE IN ABSOLUTION: An hour of mayhem. David David Katzman will follow with his DEATH BY ZAMBONI (P.I. Satan Donut cracks the case of TV stars, mad scientists & werewolves). Don't miss this!


Report by Judi Rohrig
AND WHILE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HISOWNSELF...
Mysterious Press which is celebrating its Silver Anniversary has just released THE MYSTERIOUS PRESS ANTHOLOGY, and inside its covers is a new story, "The Mule Rustlers," by Joe R. Lansdale. Okay, some other people have original stories in it, too: Ed McBain, Donald E. Westlake, Marcia Muller, Margaret Maron, Joe Gores, Stuart M. Kaminsky, and Archer Mayor among them. You can find this book at your favorite local independent bookstore or through the largest bookstore in Texas, The Book People.

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APRIL 20, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
MYSTERY MOVES INTO TWILIGHT TALES
It's move over horror as mystery invades the regular Monday night readings at Twilight Tales on April 23. And it's coming in threes (always an ominous sign). Alex Matthews reads from WANTON'S WEB (Psychotherapist Cassidy McCabe investigates a high-class madam's murder); J. Bard-Collins offers WHAT PRICE HONOR? (P.I. Garrett Lyons, professional fallguy, takes the stage); and Mary Harris reads THE CHOCOLATE UNDERPANTS CAPER.

Festivities begin at the usual 7:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub, 2446 N. Lincoln Ave. across the street from the Biograph Theater, in Chicago, IL. Admission is $4 per person and it's a mystery how they can present so much for so little.

And don't forget next week, April 30, Feo Amante's own Fanboy of Fear Mike Oliveri will present A VAIN EXERCISE IN ABSOLUTION: An hour of mayhem. David David Katzman will follow with his DEATH BY ZAMBONI (P.I. Satan Donut cracks the case of TV stars, mad scientists & werewolves). Don't miss this!


Report by Judi Rohrig
NEW PLANS FOR TWILIGHT SHOWCASE
On the heels of Chiaroscuro's announcement of crawling into the sack with Leisure Books and being able to pay pro rates to its writers, Twilight Showcase's Editor-In-Chief Gary W. Conner unveiled new plans for his popular site as well.

"Effective immediately, Twilight Showcase is going to a quarterly publication schedule," Conner announced. "This will allow us to offer three cents per word for fiction and one-and-a-half cents per word for non-fiction. The new rates are effective with issue twenty-seven, and most involved parties have already been informed.

"While we are ecstatic to be able to offer pro rates for fiction, we are now closing to fiction submissions, as we are overstocked until August 1, 2001, when issue twenty-eight is posted. We will make the appropriate announcements when we again open to submissions."

The News section at TS will continue to be updated regularly, so press releases will continue to be accepted on a daily basis.

 

APRIL 19, 2001

BECAUSE HE ROCKS
While we are still waiting for THE MUMMY 2 to be released, filming is already underway for THE SCORPION KING. The Rock (The Scorpion King) was so impressive in the clips (I'm guessing) that Universal Studios is betting that he can carry a third sequel even if the second one flops. Now THAT'S gambling!: because Hulk Hogan could only carry crap in the movies and Rowdy Roddy Piper did little better. I'm hoping for the best as always.


Report by Judi Rohrig
NEW PLANS FOR TWILIGHT SHOWCASE
On the heels of Chiaroscuro's announcement of crawling into the sack with Leisure Books and being able to pay pro rates to its writers, Twilight Showcase's Editor-In-Chief Gary W. Conner unveiled new plans for his popular site as well.

"Effective immediately, Twilight Showcase is going to a quarterly publication schedule," Conner announced. "This will allow us to offer three cents per word for fiction and one-and-a-half cents per word for non-fiction. The new rates are effective with issue twenty-seven, and most involved parties have already been informed.

"While we are ecstatic to be able to offer pro rates for fiction, we are now closing to fiction submissions, as we are overstocked until August 1, 2001, when issue twenty-eight is posted. We will make the appropriate announcements when we again open to submissions."

The News section at TS will continue to be updated regularly, so press releases will continue to be accepted on a daily basis.

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APRIL 18, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
HEY, BUBBA NEEDS YOU!

Ain't It Cool News released a cattle call for help in LA for Saturday, April 28, in the filming of Don Coscarelli's (PHANTASM, BEASTMASTER) adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's story "Bubba Ho Tep." This story follows the "real" King of Rock 'n Roll's struggle to defeat the decomposing and profane mummy from beyond, Bubba Ho Tep. And quivering his lips and swaying his hips as Elvis is none other than EVIL DEAD's own Ash, Bruce Campbell.

Here's the need AICN advertised: "To put it succinctly we need as many of you as possible in the Southern California area to come out and be extras in several carnival scenes which will be featured in the film. We need y'all to dress as 70's trailer park trash types and to be prepared to scream your head off for the King of Rock'N'Roll." Huh? Huh? Interested? Get the phone! Just leave a message at (310) 204-9078, and they'll call you back with more pertinent info.


NEWCOMER - NEW BOOK
Author/Journalist, Mark Halliday, has turned his interest in the supernatural into a novel and a website where visitors can share their own extraordinary experiences with the unknown.

Mr. Halliday of Brisbane, Australia, recently had his book THE WALK-IN published in the United States, and has now launched a website promoting not only the book, but a meeting place where people from all over the world can share their supernatural experiences with each other.

THE WALK-IN is currently being considered by US screenwriters in preparation for film production.

"It was while conducting interviews for a regular column with my local newspaper, that I came across a true story that inspired my novel," Mr. Halliday says. "I interviewed an individual who began to relate a tale regarding someone who had been taken over by the spirit of another. "He called this process walking-in. Apparently one spirit walks-out of a body when he can no longer continue to cope with life, leaving the door open for another to take his place." The person's soul leaves the body and another slips right in. This change is always accompanied by a change in the person's behavior. This change can be subtle, but is most often dramatic as the person begins to take on the personality of the entity that now resides within. This is what is commonly referred to as a "WALK-IN."

THE WALK-IN is the story of one woman's violent ex-husband, who returns from the grave and "walks-in" on her new husband in order to reek the revenge that he vowed with his dying breath.

thewalk-in.net

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APRIL 17, 2001

CHIAROSCURO JOINS WITH LEISURE
When Brett Savory stepped down as head honcho at Chiaroscuro, who could have thought that would be a good thing?

Patricia MacComber was given the reins to run the site and she has done a great job, both in keeping the original vision and feel of the site as well as bringing, little by little, her own sense of flair to the mix.

But Brett has not been resting on his laurels as El Presidente. Instead, he had the time to pursue administrative duties. That is usually a vague term but Brett shows results. April 4, Judi Rohrig reported that Leisure and Chiaroscuro announced a partnership. This was on a temporary hold until Leisure had finished their Horror section of their site. That is complete and the word is out. Leisure is now the Sponsor of Chiaroscuro.

Leisure is a division of Dorchester Publishing, a publisher of Romance Novels, and has found a new and profitable audience in Horror Literature.


JOEY RAMONE IS DEAD
Back in the early 1970s, while punk was still getting overdressed and having its hair done, the RAMONES were banging away in clubs and making a noise that can only be described as Fast and Furious. Record companies didn't hear a single but signed them up all the same because surely anyone with this much energy was bound to produce SOMETHING!

The RAMONES had the distinction of shaking up not only the record companies (as they were called at the time), but the public as well. Clean, to-the-point-then-stop songs like BLITZKRIEG BOP, BEAT ON THE BRAT, SHEENA WAS A PUNK ROCKER and I WANNA BE SEDATED, started sweeping away all the seventies clutter of overproduced sound, over-indulgent shows, and the aimless wandering of potty break-for-the-band guitar and drum solos. Even the No Bullshit Frank Zappa found himself coming up short compared to the hard driving sound of the RAMONES.

Heavy Metal? No, but few Metal bands of any stripe played it faster, rawer or with more brutality - brutality in the music, not just the words. Many musicians today who count the RAMONES among their influences say,
"The RAMONES saved Rock and Roll."

Joey Ramone died of cancer April 15 at the age of 49.

Go to The RAMONES official site


SOME WISDOM
Miramax very quietly released their movie THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES direct to videotape in March. Apparently the movie bites something awful
(HA! Its about vampires! It Bites . . . it . . . aw hell . . . I've got nuthin') and it wasn't worth the money to even release it to art-house theaters. The film is now called IMMORTAL. Jude Law plays an emotional vampire who must literally feed off the love of women in order to live. The funniest review I've seen of it so far was at imdb.com where a visitor wrote "Indeed, this is a brilliant movie. This is a brave movie." without ever saying why. I'll be watching it this week so stay tuned. I'll let you know if it even rates a single Shriek Girl.

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APRIL 16, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
STOKER NOMINATIONS ARE FINAL
The Stoker rules say: "Once the final ballot has been mailed, the Secretary of HWA, or such other person as the President designates, will prepare and issue a press release listing the finalists. The contents of the ballot will be reported in the HWA newsletter, and by any other means convenient to the organization, including but not limited to e-mail bulletins and a listing on the World Wide Web."

Well, the ballots are indeed in the mail, the voting members have been advised of their choices on the Final Ballot, and President David Niall Wilson has moved that the body of members and the public in general be advised of the nominations for the Horror Writers Association's 2000 awards for outstanding writing in the dark fantasy/horror/occult genre, the Bram Stokers.

Continued at Story Time

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APRIL 15, 2001

JOEY RAMONE IS DEAD
Back in the early 1970s, while punk was still getting overdressed and having its hair done, the RAMONES were banging away in clubs and making a noise that can only be described as Fast and Furious. Record companies didn't hear a single but signed them up all the same because surely anyone with this much energy was bound to produce SOMETHING!

The RAMONES had the distinction of shaking up not only the record companies (as they were called at the time), but the public as well. Clean, to-the-point-then-stop songs like BLITZKRIEG BOP, BEAT ON THE BRAT, SHEENA WAS A PUNK ROCKER and I WANNA BE SEDATED, started sweeping away all the seventies clutter of overproduced sound, over-indulgent shows, and the aimless wandering of potty break-for-the-band guitar and drum solos. Even the No Bullshit Frank Zappa found himself coming up short compared to the hard driving sound of the RAMONES.

Heavy Metal? No, but few Metal bands of any stripe played it faster, rawer or with more brutality - brutality in the music, not just the words. Many musicians today who count the RAMONES among their influences say,
"The RAMONES saved Rock and Roll."

Joey Ramone died of cancer April 15 at the age of 49.

Go to The RAMONES official site

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APRIL 14, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
STOKER NOMINATIONS ARE FINAL
The Stoker rules say: "Once the final ballot has been mailed, the Secretary of HWA, or such other person as the President designates, will prepare and issue a press release listing the finalists. The contents of the ballot will be reported in the HWA newsletter, and by any other means convenient to the organization, including but not limited to e-mail bulletins and a listing on the World Wide Web."

Well, the ballots are indeed in the mail, the voting members have been advised of their choices on the Final Ballot, and President David Niall Wilson has moved that the body of members and the public in general be advised of the nominations for the Horror Writers Association's 2000 awards for outstanding writing in the dark fantasy/horror/occult genre, the Bram Stokers.

NOVEL
THE INDIFFERENCE OF HEAVEN by Gary A. Braunbeck (Obsidian)
SILENT CHILDREN by Ramsey Campbell (Forge)
THE LICKING VALLEY COON HUNTERS CLUB by Brian A. Hopkins (Yard Dog Press)
THE TRAVELING VAMPIRE SHOW by Richard Laymon (Cemetery Dance, Headline)
THE DECEASED by Tom Piccirilli (Leisure)
*No Award

FIRST NOVEL
NAILED BY THE HEART by Simon Clark (Leisure)
HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski (Pantheon/Random House)
THE LICKING VALLEY COON HUNTERS CLUB by Brian A. Hopkins (Yard Dog Press)
RUN by Douglas E. Winter (Knopf)
*No Award

LONG FICTION
RIDING THE BULLET by Stephen King (Scribner/Philtrum Press)
IN SHOCK by Joyce Carol Oates (Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
GOD SCREAMED AND SCREAMED, THEN I ATE HIM by Lawrence P. Santoro (Cthulhu and the Coeds, or Kids and Squids)
THE MAN ON THE CEILING by Melanie and Steve Rasnic Tem (American Fantasy)
*No Award

SHORT FICTION
DEAD CAT BOUNCE by Gerard Daniel Houarner (Space and Time)
GONE by Jack Ketchum (October Dreams)
FALLEN ANGEL by Robert J. Sawyer (Strange Attraction)
MEXICAN MOON by Karen E. Taylor (Daughter of Dangerous Dames)
*No Award

FICTION COLLECTION
UP OUT OF CITIES THAT BLOW HOT AND COLD by Charlee Jacob (Delirium Books)
*Wind Over Heaven and Other Dark Tales by Bruce Holland Rogers (Wildside Press)
*Magic Terror by Peter Straub (Random House)
*City Fishing by Steve Rasnic Tem (Silver Salamander Press)
*No Award

ANTHOLOGY
THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR 13th ANNUAL COLLECTION edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (St. Martin's Press)
BRAINBOX: The Real Horror edited by Steve Eller (Dreams Unlimited)
EXTREMES: Fantasy & Horror from the Ends of the Earth edited by Brian A. Hopkins (Lone Wolf Publications)
BAD NEWS edited by Richard Laymon (Cemetery Dance)
*No Award

NONFICTION
ON WRITING by Stephen King (Scribner)
HELLNOTES by David B. Silva and Paul F. Olson (David B. Silva)
AT THE FOOT OF THE STORY TREE by Bill Sheehan (Subterranean Press)
HORROR OF THE 20th CENTURY by Robert Weinberg (Collectors Press)
*No Award

ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVE
RED ROMANCE (in Flinch 11) by Joe R. Lansdale (Vertigo)
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN (miniseries) by Alan Moore (America's Best Comics)
CABLE 79-84 by Robert Weinberg (Marvel)
SPUDS by Bernie Wrightson (The Night Terrors)
*No Award

SCREENPLAY
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM by Darren Aronofsky and Hubert Selby, Jr. (Artisan Entertainment)
SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE by Steven Katz (Lions Gate Films)
THE CELL by Mark Protosevich (New Line Cinema)
UNBREAKABLE by M. Night Shyamalan (Buena Vista Pictures)
PITCH BLACK by David Twohy, Ken Wheat and Jim Wheat (USA Films)
*No Award

WORK FOR YOUNG READERS
THE POWER OF UN by Nancy Etchemendy (Cricket Press)
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE by J.K. Rowling (Scholastic)
BE AFRAID! edited by Edo van Belkom (Tundra Books)
THE CHRISTMAS THINGY by F. Paul Wilson (Cemetery Dance)

POETRY COLLECTION
PARATABLOIDS by Michael A. Arnzen (Ozark Triangle Press)
THE COMPLETE ACCURSED WIVES by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press/Talisman)
BURIAL PLOT IN SAGITTARIUS by Sandy DeLuca (Thievin' Kitty Publications)
A STUDENT OF HELL by Tom Piccirilli (Skull Job Productions)

OTHER MEDIA
TWILIGHT TALES READING SERIES produced by Tina L. Jens and Andrea Dubnick CHIAROSCURO by Patricia Lee Macomber, Steve Eller and Sandra Kasturi (Brett A. Savory)
BACK TO THE BLACK LAGOON (on The Creature from the Black Lagoon DVD) by
*David J. Skal (Universal)
GOTHIC.NET editor Mehitobel Wilson (Darren McKeeman)


LONE WOLF WRITERS SWEEPING STOKERS
It may not be a record, but its impressive all the same. No less than eleven contributors to Lone Wolf Publications have made the final nomination list for Bram Stoker Awards this year.

They are:
Gary Braunbeck (SORTIES, CATHEXES, AND PERSONAL EFFECTS)
Ramsey Campbell (STORYTELLERS)
Melanie Tem & Steve Rasnic Tem (EXTREMES 2)
Gerard Houarner (BLOODTYPE)
Charlee Jacob (BLOODTYPE, HIGH SEAS)
Patricia Lee Macomber (EXTREMES)
Edo Van Belkom (BLOODTYPES, HIGH SEAS)
Steve Eller (EXTREMES 2)
Sandy Deluca (RED, RED ROBIN PROJECT)
Sandra Kasturi (ROUGH BEASTS)

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APRIL 13, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
TWILIGHT TALES SPRINGS OUT SOME HUMOR!

On Monday, April 16, Twilight Tales will present MAKE 'EM LAUGH! A Three-Hour Special Event Starring: Dick Minto, Corey Black, John Weagly, Helen Valenta, Dan Witte, and Joyce Thompson (a.k.a. "Jo Rocks"). Festivities, which begin at 7:30 p.m., will include the Now-Traditional Raffle of Silly Things and the Typical Treasury of Valuable Prizes! Admission is a donation of $6 -OR- $5 if you come dressed as ypur favorite comedian! And mark your calendars for Monday, April 30, when Feo Amante's own Fanboy of Fear Mike Oliveri brings an hour of mayhem with "A Vain Exercise in Absolution." Appearing on the same bill will be David David Katzman with his "Death By Zamboni." It all happens upstairs at
The Red Lion Pub,
2447 North Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL. USA

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APRIL 12, 2001

LONE WOLF WRITERS SWEEPING STOKERS
It may not be a record, but its impressive all the same. No less than eleven contributors to Lone Wolf Publications have made the final nomination list for Bram Stoker Awards this year.

They are:
Gary Braunbeck (SORTIES, CATHEXES, AND PERSONAL EFFECTS)
Ramsey Campbell (STORYTELLERS)
Melanie Tem & Steve Rasnic Tem (EXTREMES 2)
Gerard Houarner (BLOODTYPE)
Charlee Jacob (BLOODTYPE, HIGH SEAS) Patricia Lee Macomber (EXTREMES)
Edo Van Belkom (BLOODTYPES, HIGH SEAS) Steve Eller (EXTREMES 2)
Sandy Deluca (RED, RED ROBIN PROJECT) Sandra Kasturi (ROUGH BEASTS)


Report by Nick Kaufmann of DarkTales
STEVEN LEE CLIMER AT NEBULA AWARDS BOOK SIGNING
Horror author Steven Lee Climer will be signing copies of his novels DEMONESQUE and SOUL TEMPLE at the Nebula Awards book signing event at Nicola¹s Books in Ann Arbor, MI, on April 28, 2001. "There is no question that Steven Lee Climer is hot right now," said Lisa DuMond of SF Site in her review of Demonesque; "and with horror a hot literary genre again, it's only fitting that acclaimed author Climer is part of an event honoring the Nebula Awards, which is given annually to the finest achievements in speculative fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America."

Climer's first novel, DREAM THIEVES ("hauntingly poetic" -- Affaire de Coeur), published as an e-book by Hard Shell Word Factory, won the inaugural 1999 Eppie Award for Best Horror Novel and was a finalist for the 1997 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel. Climer has also received Honorable Mention in 1998's The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, won the Memphis Science Fiction Association's 1998 Darrell Award for Best Mid-South Short Story (BY ANY NAME A DEVIL), and been recommended for the Horror Writers Association's coveted Bram Stoker Award.

Climer teaches English at Davenport University, and works for Fry Multimedia, one of the top 20 Internet firms, in Ann Arbor. He¹s a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, and briefly studied for a Ph.D. at Wayne State University.

The Nebula Awards book signing event will be held on April 28, 2001, 2:00 P.M., at Nicola's Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Westgate, in Ann Arbor, MI (734-662-4110).

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APRIL 10, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
TWILIGHT TALES SPRINGS OUT SOME HUMOR!

On Monday, April 16, Twilight Tales will present MAKE 'EM LAUGH! A Three-Hour Special Event Starring: Dick Minto, Corey Black, John Weagly, Helen Valenta, Dan Witte, and Joyce Thompson (a.k.a. "Jo Rocks"). Festivities, which begin at 7:30 p.m., will include the Now-Traditional Raffle of Silly Things and the Typical Treasury of Valuable Prizes! Admission is a donation of $6 -OR- $5 if you come dressed as ypur favorite comedian! And mark your calendars for Monday, April 30, when Feo Amante's own Fanboy of Fear Mike Oliveri brings an hour of mayhem with "A Vain Exercise in Absolution." Appearing on the same bill will be David David Katzman with his "Death By Zamboni." It all happens upstairs at
The Red Lion Pub,
2447 North Lincoln Avenue,
Chicago, IL. USA

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APRIL 8, 2001

Report by Nick Kaufmann of DarkTales
STEVEN LEE CLIMER AT NEBULA AWARDS BOOK SIGNING
Horror author Steven Lee Climer will be signing copies of his novels DEMONESQUE and SOUL TEMPLE at the Nebula Awards book signing event at Nicola¹s Books in Ann Arbor, MI, on April 28, 2001. "There is no question that Steven Lee Climer is hot right now," said Lisa DuMond of SF Site in her review of Demonesque; "and with horror a hot literary genre again, it's only fitting that acclaimed author Climer is part of an event honoring the Nebula Awards, which is given annually to the finest achievements in speculative fiction by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America."

Climer's first novel, DREAM THIEVES ("hauntingly poetic" -- Affaire de Coeur), published as an e-book by Hard Shell Word Factory, won the inaugural 1999 Eppie Award for Best Horror Novel and was a finalist for the 1997 International Horror Guild Award for Best First Novel. Climer has also received Honorable Mention in 1998¹s The Year¹s Best Fantasy and Horror, won the Memphis Science Fiction Association¹s 1998 Darrell Award for Best Mid-South Short Story (BY ANY NAME A DEVIL), and been recommended for the Horror Writers Association¹s coveted Bram Stoker Award.

Climer teaches English at Davenport University, and works for Fry Multimedia, one of the top 20 Internet firms, in Ann Arbor. He¹s a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, and briefly studied for a Ph.D. at Wayne State University.

The Nebula Awards book signing event will be held on April 28, 2001, 2:00 P.M., at Nicola¹s Books, 2513 Jackson Road, Westgate, in Ann Arbor, MI (734-662-4110).

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APRIL 7, 2001

Report by Mike
HORRORFIND WEEKEND
Meet BRUCE CAMPBELL -ASH from Evil Dead Trilogy The Horrorfind Weekend show scheduled for August 24-26 at the BWI Airport Marriott in Baltimore Maryland is off to a great start. Yes you heard right Bruce Campbell who we all know and love as ASH in Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness among numerous other credits will be appearing in person at the Horrorfind Weekend. Horror author Douglas Clegg will be appearing in person along with many other great horror writers. Renowned paranormal investigator Mason Winfield will be there raising the dead. Many other great celebrities will be there, here are JUST A FEW we have listed SO FAR horrorfindweekend.com/celebrities.html

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APRIL 6, 2001

Report by John Ford and Andy Fairclough
On Saturday 21st July 2001 a huge gathering of writers is to be held in Birmingham, UK. The event is being jointly organised by Horror World/Terror Tales websites. At this time it looks as though the Britannia Hotel will be the likely venue, but we may change this if we have too many bookings.

Andy Fairclough and I will work together to bring about this event, which will include a one night stay at the hotel. If you would like to come along and enter into a delicious alcohol haze with us for a couple of days, please e-mail me at this address so we can compile a list of names for people requiring rooms. Please state if you require a double or single room. (Estimated cost is around £35 inc breakfast for a sinlge ensuite room). Anyone just wishing to attend for the day will also be very welcome.

On a further matter, which many of you may find totally shocking, we have to inform you that World Of Horror and Terror Tales websites have now entered into partnership. We will be sharing links and certain pages in the future, while also maintaining our own unique identities. This action is being taken to help bring about a strengthening of both websites, and a possible third party is liable to be brought into this amalgamation. Thanks for your time, and we hope to see you all in Birmingham on Saturday July 21st!

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APRIL 5, 2001

Report from Trevor Denyer
RE-ORGANIZATION AT ROADWORKS
To maintain the high level of print and content quality while facing the rising costs of publication, UK Horror magazine ROADWORKS will be a bi-annual publication (Winter and Summer).

LEGEND magazine (by the same company) will remain a quarterly publication.

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APRIL 4, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
LEISURE ENDS CHIAROSCURO'S LONELINESS
It's been a good week for Chiaroscuro! On Monday, the writers' website was nominated for a 2000 Bram Stoker Award in the Other Media Category. Then today, April 4, Editor Patricia Macomber made this announcement: "Chiaroscuro, in order to gain further exposure for horror as a genre and its community as a whole, has formed an alliance with Leisure Books. Leisure is currently in the middle of revamping its website, including its horror section, and once the redesign is complete, we'll be kicking the partnership into high gear."

Later, Macomber also announced that ChiZine, the monthly magazine, would begin paying pro rates for fiction (3 cents a word) and poetry ($3 a poem).

It should also be noted that both the main site and the magazine have new URLs: Chiaroscuro is now http://thechiaroscuro.com,
and ChiZine's is
http://chizine.com.

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APRIL 3, 2001

Report from The CryptCreeper
CRYPTCRAWL HORROR SEARCH
is back online at cryptcrawl.com.

Due to the huge amounts of traffic the site receives, we needed to upgrade to a newer, faster server. This move was something that came on all of the sudden, so we apologize for the lack of notice. At any rate, we are back and better than ever. Thanks for all of the support.

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APRIL 2, 2001

Report by Judi Rohrig
TOOTING OUR HORNS
April at Twilight Tales brings visiting guests and two new web authors.

This coming Monday, April 9, HWA's own Internet Mailer Czarina and feoamante.com staff reporter, Judi Rohrig, makes her Twilight Tales debut with WHEN IN DOUBT, TWIRL. And coming along for the ride is DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON author Joe Curtin who will read MONSTERMAN.

Readings begin 7:30 p.m. (CDT) at the Red Lion Restaurant & Pub in Chicago. Admission is $4 per person. Come early; stay late. More information is available at the Twilight Tales website, and while you're there, check out the authors for April: Ralan Conley, from Denmark, is the month's International highlighted author. Read his story "KING" from MORE MONSTERS FROM MEMPHIS. Ralan also runs an excellent spec fic market list, ralan.com. The Domestic author for the month is Linda Reames Fox, former Chicagoan and one half of the Jocelin Foxe writing team who penned THE WILD HUNT, VENGEANCE MOON, and CHILD OF FIRE.


1000 CORPSES UPDATE
That old rumor mill just grinds away, but nothing is definite yet. What is known is that Rob Zombie has finished shooting his new and first major motion picture, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. Apparently Universal Pictures saw it and freaked, so violent and gory it was - which was exactly what Rob promised. The movie was scheduled for a February 2001 release, but its anybody's guess now. Hopefully Rob has made a winner and not something crappy like another Heavy Metal musician, Dee Snider with his STRANGELAND (honestly dude, they were just piercings. If you didn't want to keep them, the wounds would have healed! If you couldn't bring yourself to get them, you should at least found someone who was willing to do it and play the role!). Right now Rob is carefully considering other distributors. Folks who will not screw around with the editing of his movie.

For the record, Hollywood also turned down Rob's version of THE CROW 3 and instead opted for making THE CROW 3: SALVATION. A brilliant piece of film making that was not only a box office hit, but swept the Golden Globes and the Oscars as well (Am I being too sarcastic?)! If you want more news on this, go to the source at Rob Zombie (although the information concerning the movie is pretty old) or check out the movie site at houseof1000corpses.com (truthfully, the site appears dead - not a good sign). And in the future all you movie money folks, if a flick calls itself HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, chances are its not going to be pretty. Just a word to the wise, yeah?


WRITERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM ONLINE:
Canadian writer Brett Savory has his story JIMMY DALE up at Gothic.net.
Its about cussing, its about bashing heads, but mostly its about tea.
You will also find new stories by Gerard Hourarner and DF Lewis.

You'll find Brian Keene's latest fiction, A DARKER SHADE OF WINTER, at Dark Fluidity. Also look for featured artist, Nene Thomas and featured musician/band mercymachine.


WRITERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN PRINT:
John Urbancik's short story AUTUMNAL FETE is now available in Flesh And Blood #7. "She gets one day to live every year..."

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APRIL 1, 2001

WRITERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM ONLINE:
Canadian writer Brett Savory has his story JIMMY DALE up at Gothic.net.
Its about cussing, its about bashing heads, but mostly its about tea.

You will also find new stories by Gerard Hourarner and DF Lewis.

You'll find Brian Keene's latest fiction, A DARKER SHADE OF WINTER, at Dark Fluidity.

Also look for featured artist, Nene Thomas and featured musician/band mercymachine.


WRITERS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM IN PRINT:
John Urbancik's short story AUTUMNAL FETE is now available in Flesh And Blood #7. "She gets one day to live every year..."

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