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FEO NEWS FOR SPRING
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO-
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Dorff (THE GATE, INNOCENT LIES, BLOOD &
WINE, CITY OF INDUSTRY, BLADE,
CECIL B. DEMENTED, THE
LAST MINUTE, FEAR DOT COM,
COLD CREEK MANOR) is 31.
When I got into the Los Angeles Railway Union Station, Ken was waiting for me at one of the hall dining tables. As always, he was scribbling notes. Possibly on Big Chief note paper, I'm not sure. He invited me to sit down as we had some time before the train left. I bought a chili dog because, at Union Station, the chili is homemade and their chili dogs are the best on the west coast. While I'm eating, Ken is talking. While Ken is talking, the station speakers erupt to say, "Last call for train (X) leaving for San Diego!"
LAST CALL? Where was the first call?
Ken starts gathering his stuff, saying, "Well, I guess we'd better go."
Our train was leaving on track 10. Now the thing about the Union Station is, its really damn long. So long that they have glorified golf carts to cart people to and fro - but they only have so many of these and try to save them for the handicapped folks. Possibly those with a handicap of 10.
So Ken and I have to suddenly grab all of our luggage and make our way down to track 10 ramp. It's a fair haul just to get to track one, but we'll be leaving 1 in our dust. Then up the ramp and down to our train. We make our way toward track 10 to find a veritable dearth of people waiting far, far down at the very end where track 10 wing opens to the right. We'll be the very last people on board and I'm hoping we'll be able to find a seat as Amtrak sells tickets right up to standing room only without prior warning. They do this as a surprise, betting that people just love surprises.
We get up there and up the ramp. No train.Maybe we misheard. Maybe they said Track 11? We go back down the ramp and into the station. "Pardon us friendly train porter, where is train leaving for San Diego?"
"It hasn't arrived yet.
"Ken: "Oh, running late, eh?"
Feo: "That can't be right."
Porter: "It's on time. It will arrive at 10:00pm."
Ken: "What about the 7:30 train to San Diego?"
Porter: "It's on time too, and it left at 7:30. It's 7:40 right now."
Ken: "Uh (teetering on mild despair)... man. When will the next train arrive in San Diego?"
Porter: "Some time tomorrow morning."
Ken bloomed into such sudden anger that I thought he'd actually try and demand that the station call the train back. "We missed our train? WE MISSED OUR TRAIN? HOW COULD WE MISS OUR TRAIN?" I laughed because the situation couldn't be more comical, but that's just me.
Ken: "You think this is funny, Feo?"
Feo: "Sorry Ken: but this is good material! HA!"
Ken doesn't always enjoy travelling with a former stand-up comic and this was one of those times. I prepared to haul my butt back down the long passageway into the main body of the station, but Ken stood there, not ready to accept the truth. We started the long walk back. By the time we got to track 5, Ken asked me to stop while he thought our situation through a little more. He stood there, trying to formulate a plan. A plan! A plan! Maybe if we...well, we could... But no, we missed our train. Now we wouldn't arrive at 8:35. We'd arrive at 12:50am the next morning! The folks who promised to wait and pick us up would have to wait until tomorrow morning, and wake up early (or not sleep at all) just to do us a favor and pick us up. And we'd have to get up later that morning to work the largest genre convention in the known universe!
So, the trip started well.
AN EARLY START ON THE HORROR
Next year, the World Horror Convention (WHC) will be held in New York City, and attendees can get a special discounted convention rate of $125 if they register before Labor Day, 2004. Featuring such industry luminaries as Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Tom and Elizabeth Monteleone, Linda Addison, artist Allen K, and many more yet to be announced, WHC 2005 is going to be the event for all things horror.
To answer all of your questions about registration, guest/hotel information, Guests of Honor, contests, and programming, visit the WHC website at whc2005.org/. The site will be updated regularly with special announcements regarding this year's convention, so be sure to check back.
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
AMONG THE LIVING
The godfather of zombies! This is a man who has made his career creating
new zombie fans while pleasing the old - but has actually done many types
of characters in his films. He's worked with amazing people, on great
projects, and is one of the men responsible for bringing horror to the
heights it has achieved...
Read the entire interview here: Horror-Web's Horror Wench Interviews Romero.
BACK, WITHOUT RHYME
Paul Schumann, a German American living in New York City in 1936, is a mobster hitman known as much for his brilliant tactics as for taking only "righteous" assignments. But then Paul gets caught. And the arresting officer offers him a stark choice: prison or covert government service. Paul is asked to pose as a journalist covering the summer Olympics taking place in Berlin. He's to hunt down and kill Reinhard Ernst - the ruthless architect of Hitler's clandestine rearmament. If successful, Paul will be pardoned and given the financial means to go legit; if he refuses the job, his fate will be Sing Sing and the electric chair.
Paul travels to Germany, takes a room in a boardinghouse near the Tiergarten - the huge park in central Berlin but also, literally, the GARDEN OF BEASTS - and begins his hunt. In classic Deaver fashion, the next forty-eight hours are a feverish cat-and-mouse chase, as Paul stalks Ernst through Berlin while a dogged Berlin police officer and the entire Third Reich apparatus search frantically for the American.
GARDEN OF BEASTS is packed with fascinating period detail and features a cast of perfectly realized locals, Olympic athletes and senior Nazi officials - some real, some fictional. With hairpin plot twists, the reigning "master of ticking-bomb suspense" (People) plumbs the nerve-jangling paranoia of prewar Berlin and steers the story to a breathtaking and wholly unpredictable ending.
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO-
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
WAKING UP TO LAIMO
38 year-old Michael Laimo is the author of the critically acclaimed novel ATMOSPHERE and DEEP IN THE DARKNESS. His short fiction has been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines, some of which have been collected in the collections DEMONS, FREAKS, AND OTHER ABNORMALITIES, and DREGS OF SOCIETY.
Now Delirium Books is very proud to announce that it will be publishing the only edition of Michael Laimo's latest novel SLEEPWALKER. As of right now, there are no contracts or plans to publish this novel in the mass markets. It will be published in October as a 250-copy limited edition hardcover. And this may be the only edition published at this point, so get your order in for what is sure to be a great collectible and an amazing read from one of the most exciting new voices in horror.
Visit Michael Laimo.
for Steven's appearance is the release of his new SATAN GONE WILD #1 (All
of Steven's comics are number 1, it seems, the lucre grubbing bastard!)
SATAN GONE WILD features five 'humorrific' new tales written by the 'Grin
Reaper' himself, ROBERT STEVEN RHINE, and features amazing artwork by
some of the top names in the business:
Here are a few more upcoming R.S. RHINE events:
July 21st - 25th - COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO (IP PAVILION - ASYLUM PRESS/FRANKENRHINE PRODUCTIONS BOOTH)
September 9th - FRIGHT NIGHT in North Hollywood will feature R.S. Rhine. They will also screen R.S. Rhine's: "Vinnie and Angela's Beauty Salon & Funeral Parlor" and the animated "SICKCOM" (Which was purchased by Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation.") "Fright Night is located at CIA (California Institute of Abnormalarts) 11334 Burbank Blvd, in North Hollywood California. Doors open at 8:30pm to 2am. Click here for flyer and more info
October 23-24th - SPOOKY CON in NY will be welcoming R.S. Rhine as a special guest at the horrific event.
With only a month left before opening day, ALIEN vs PREDATOR posters are as lifeless as the preview trailer. The preview features some extreme close-ups of nothing in particular - no action - and sound effects. Only a month left before the movie opens and 20th Century Fox is generating all the heat of a cold front. That is usually a bad signal
Check out the AvP trailer for yourself.
Two time Bram Stoker Award winner and former feoamante.com reviewer, Brian Keene (NO REST FOR THE WICKED, THE RISING) will be making author appearances on the US east coast at the following locations,
to 15th, 2004
DVD BRINGS CULT APPEAL TO KC SALES WITH NEW PARTNERSHIP
In its sophomore year, Tempe DVD branched out with two new labels: Bad Movie Police, a home for admittedly cheesy movies that are given a riotous MST3K-esque treatment by two buxom cops whose mission is to stamp out cine-terrorism, and Splatter Rampage, devoted to in-your-face horror-comedies more concerned with body count than dramatic content. The Tempe catalog will reach 25 releases by the end of 2004, featuring aggressive SRPs starting at $9.99 and collectible multi-packs aimed at budget-conscious consumers.
This years lineup has thus far included a 10th Anniversary Special Edition of Bookwalters 1994 horror classic OZONE, an all-new documentary on ten B-movie actresses called SOMETHING TO SCREAM ABOUT and the home video debut of the 1992 drama EDDIE PRESLEY, which marked the companys first 2-Disc Special Edition. The film boasts an impressive lineup of genre celebrities headlined by Duane Whitaker (PULP FICTION) as well as cameos from KILL BILL director Quentin Tarantino and BUBBA HO-TEP star Bruce Campbell.
Looking to further expand its horizons, Tempe has just inked an exclusive distribution agreement with Westlake Village, California-based KC Sales, likewise a fast-growing company that until now hasnt been particularly active with horror and cult titles. Bookwalter looks forward to changing all that, and Tempe will shortly expand its reach to Canada as well.
Upcoming releases include the Canadian thriller THE BONESETTER (Aug. 31, prebook Aug. 6), the 1990 cult oddity GHOUL SCHOOL (Sept. 28, prebook Aug. 31) featuring early appearances by Ivan Sergei (TVs JACK & JILL and CROSSING JORDAN) as well as former Howard Stern sidekick Jackie The Joke Man Martling and the zany BAD MOVIE POLICE CASE #3: HUMANOIDS FROM ATLANTIS (Oct. 26, prebook Sept. 28). Tempe is also ready with fresh acquisitions for 2005 including the epic ZOMBIE PLANET and will kick off the new year with a remastered Special Edition of Bookwalters 1996 sci-fi actioner POLYMORPH.
Actor Patrick Stewart ("TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY", THE PLAGUE DOGS, DUNE, LIFEFORCE, THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, DEATH TRAIN, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST, STAR TREK: First Contact, CONSPIRACY THEORY, X-MEN, STAR TREK: Nemesis, X2) is 64. Patrick shares a July birthday with his producer from Conspiracy Theory, Joel Silver.
Actor Harrison Ford (THE CONVERSATION, THE POSSESSED, APOCALYPSE NOW, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, BLADE RUNNER, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, WITNESS, FRANTIC, INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, PATRIOT GAMES, THE FUGITIVE, WHAT LIES BENEATH) is 62.
Musician Mark Mendoza (TWISTED SISTER) is 48.
This next birthday boy had the handsome good looks of a Hollywood leading man and has had two TV shows with him as the lead character. Yet despite his long and active career, he has always flown just beneath the radar. Happy Birthday to
Actor Robert Forster (THE DARKER SIDE OF TERROR [TV], THE BLACK HOLE, ALLIGATOR, GOLIATH AWAITS, SATAN'S PRINCESS, MANIAC COP 3, BODY CHEMISTRY III, SCANNER COP II, UNCLE SAM, JACKIE BROWN, OUTSIDE OZONA, SUPERNOVA, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, MURDER IN GREENWICH and way more) who is 63.
Writer Gary A. Braunbeck (IN SILENT GRAVES, THINGS LEFT BEHIND) is 44.
Sure to frighten
and amuse, there's something supernatural under the big top in CIRCUS,
and you're invited to take a front row seat! But the excitement doesn't
stop there. Take a deep breath for more nonstop thrills along the
Stories from Robert E. Vardeman, Stephen D. Sullivan, Sara and James Milburn, Margaret S. Lundock, Janet Pack, Timothy Clifton, Matthew Kiefel, Lee Thomas, Mary Konczyk, Stephen Gabriel, Jason Brannon, M.W. Anderson, Murray Leeder, Pat Buehler, Stephen Leclerc, Joe Masdon, Gene Deweese, Ian Hunter, Steven E. Wedel, Donald J. Bingle, John Helfers, Lawrence Barker, Stephen D. Sullivan, Mike Watt, Joe Larson, Katherine Irving, Paul G. Tremblay, John Urbancik, and Patrick Lestewka. Limited edition and number compact disks that are PC and Mac compatible.
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO-
Writer Donald E. Westlake (novels: SLAYGROUND, screenplay: STEPFATHER, STEPFATHER II, STEPFATHER III, PAYBACK) who is 71.
And on Saturday
Musician Ronnie James Dio (HEAVEN AND HELL, THE MOB RULES, HOLY DIVER, DEHUMANIZER) is 62.
Musician Rick Tennant (TRIUMPH) is 51.
Delicacies is located at
NEWS FROM C.K.L.
In CHIM+HIM, the new Cyber Pulp release, Oxford-based author Hertzan Chimera collaborates with seven of the most stunning authors writing today: Simon Logan, Mark McLaughlin, Vincent W Sakowski, Greg Wharton, John Edward Lawson, MF Korn and DF Lewis.
Hertzan Chimera loves to collaborate with other writers - it's a sort of fetish, a literary perversion. Over the last fourteen years, he has collaborated with numerous male and female writers online and in print.
In his fifth book release this year, Hertzan Chimera (author of novels SZMONHFU and UNITED STATES, collections ANIMAL INSTINCTS and BFGS) shows how traditional 3-act narrative quivers in the shadow of the twisted maneuvres of combatative fiction, mano a mano.
Earlier this year, Hertzan Chimera brought out his gut-wrenching book of female collaboration CHIM+HER, containing 24 collaborative stories with Charlee Jacob, Alex Severin, Destiny West, Amy Grech, Queenie Tirone, Brutal Dreamer, Dawn Andrews and Christina Sng.
CHIM+HIM is a man thing; a testosterone dripping book that heaves and roars like some crazed beast. Chim+Him is a unique vision formed from many minds that elevates the art of literary collaboration to its rightful place at the top of the creative pile. All the horrors of modern living are explored in this holocaust of words, this nightmare of visuals, this illness. Never has such shared pain made it intact to the printed page.
Collaboration is the true undiscovered country where opulent narrative lives and grows and is sometimes destroyed, reborn, mutated into a new monster in the mind of the other; the collaborator.
Chim+Him is about black-humour in a world of grease-painted clowns, it's about life, it's definitely about death, it's definitely about the things you shouldn't talk about, the crazy dangerous places you shouldn't go. It's about literal freedom. It's about the new world beyond narrative, into the twisted minds of the collaborators themselves.
By reading Chim+Him, you are drinking the raw, blended brainjuice of Chimera, Lewis, Korn, McLaughlin, Wharton, Sakowski, Lawson and Logan - this is the ultimate sacrifice of persona, the pure blood from stone.
There are 25 collaborative stories in this Chim+Him, plus a bumper batch of 9 of the infamous Tricephallic collaborations of Chimera, Korn and Lewis. No other book brings their Tricephallic collection together.
What could be more intimate than a three lobed brain?
CHIM+HIM will be available in ebook, cd and TRADE PAPERBACK from Cyber Pulp books of Houston on July 4th in the States.
Continued at Story Time.
Recent news includes: Pauls interview for the Assembly of Rogue documentary DVD alongside Ramsey Campbell, Mark Morris, Graham Joyce, Tim Lebbon, Simon Clark and others; his new novella SIGNS OF LIFE which is being introduced by Stephen Gallagher, news about his Hellraiser project, a graphic adaptation of THE TORTURER and various anthology appearances. In forthcoming news sections there will include details about interviews Paul has conducted with some of the big names in the genre and the British Fantasy Society Calendar 2005 which he is co-editing.
THE GODFATHER OF GORE SLASHES SPAM
Horror and Gore fans are well aware of Director Herschell Gordon Lewis (BLOOD FEAST, MONSTERS A-GO GO, A TASTE OF BLOOD, THE GRUESOME TWOSOME, THE WIZARD OF GORE, THE GORE GORE GIRLS) is reknown for making crappy movies with lots of gore and nudity. The man has no apologies and has inspired too many to care about your opinion. Still, his opinion is highly regarded among Direct Marketers and this article is a hoot! Read about Herschell's ever-growing desperation in buying coffee online.
Check out Not So Good to the Last Drop.
Actor Shelly Duvall (THE SHINING, FRANKENWEENIE, AAAHH! REAL MONSTERS! [TV], NIGHTMARE CLASSICS [TV], SHADOW ZONE: My Teacher Ate My Homework [TV], TALE OF THE MUMMY, CASPAR MEETS WENDY, BIG MONSTER ON CAMPUS, THE 4TH FLOOR) is 55.
Actor Jorja Fox (HAPPY HELL NIGHT, HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN 1997, VELOCITY TRAP, MEMENTO, C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigations [TV]) is 36.
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
2 SETS NEW RECORDS
Christ! If a movie about Christ getting three kinds of shit beat out of him can stay at number one for 3 weeks, what's to stop a movie about a shy kid who shoots sticky white goo out of his body over guilt association with his Uncle? Naturally there are a number of Horror fans who will puff out their chest a little more over this news (the box office news, not the goo part - that's a different kind of fan). The biggest money makers in Hollywood franchises all come from Horror Thriller movies or Horror Thriller directors.
director Sam Raimi got his start making EVIL
DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, DARKMAN, ARMY
OF DARKNESS, and THE GIFT.
Attending Author List:
If you plan
to be in the San Diego, CA area this July, you may like to know about
Time: Sunday, July 11
Award Winning Mystery Author: C J Box
Time: Sunday, July 18, 12:30 PM
Comic Con !! (Follows in-store events.)
Time: Thursday, July 22, 7:00 PM
Time: Monday, July 26, 7:00 PM
Author: Kem Nunn
Winning Mystery Author: Mark Richard Zubro
Time: Saturday, July 31, 4:00 PM
Authors will discuss their work and host a Q&A in addition to signing books. Author Events are free and open to the public. Mysterious Galaxy requests customers purchase the author's new book at MG in order to participate in the author signing. Some signings require tickets as noted. Other restrictions may apply. If you are unable to attend, call or email the store to reserve a signed copy.
More information at mystgalaxy.com/authorevents.html
From Dark Delicacies
ROLLING THE BONES AT DARK DELICACIES
If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area this week, you should know about this signing:
On Saturday July 10th at 2:00p.m. Dark Delicacies will be hosting a signing for the DVD release of the campy horror send-off THE LOST SKELETON OF CADAVRA. Scheduled to be on hand for the festivities are writer/director Larry Blamire, performers Fay Masterson, Jennifer Blaire, Brian Howe, Susan McConnell, and Andrew Parks.
Delicacies is located at
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS
Since INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, today's Birthday Boy has been sticking close to Mystery Thrillers, so Happy Birthday to
Actor Tom Cruise (LEGENDS, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, EYES WIDE SHUT, MI: II, VANILLA SKY, MINORITY REPORT) who is 42.Actor Connie Nielsen (THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE, DARK SUMMER, MISSION TO MARS, ONE-HOUR PHOTO, DEMON LOVER, THE HUNTED, BASIC) is 39.
COME OUT TO PLA-YAY!
Check out the set photos of THE DEVIL'S REJECTS at kenforee.us.
*Yeah, exclusive my butt! Does that even have meaning in magazine and Internet land where actors give exclusive interviews every freaking week? Nobody granted me exclusive nothin'! I just got the word out on Deborah playing Casey in THE DEVIL'S REJECTS before anyone else. So Nyahh! Now watch somebody with an obscure pop-up-ad tripod.com movie site jump my claim!
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
Actor Yancy Butler (SAVAGE WEEKEND, HARD TARGET, DROP ZONE, THE EX, RAVAGER, WITCHBLADE [TV]) who is 34.
Sukie de la Croix: Not to be Missed Twisted, dark, sexy, and amazing ... (and his stories are wondrous!)
For full information, visit Twilight Tales.
And on Friday July 2nd Tamara talks about Thunder Road on "Cover to Cover" on the Dragon Page Radio Talk Show at 7pm PST/10pm EST. The show will repeat Saturday July 3rd at 7am PST/10am EST. Dragon Page is syndicated - if you prefer to listen on "old-fashioned" radio, check their website for affiliated radio stations!
HAPPY THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
What can I say? Today's birthday girl is more famous as a celebrity than anything she's actually done. Still, when it comes to movies, nearly every one has been a thriller. So Happy Birthday to
Actor Pamela Anderson (SNAPDRAGON, NAKED SOULS, BARB WIRE, SCARY MOVIE 3) is 37.
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