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FEO NEWS FOR FALL
Early this year, the original GODZILLA from 1954 was released for the first time in the U.S., with clean film and sound. This was Godzilla without the Raymond Burr edits and so, a lot more story. And for a movie about an impossibly large varmint on a rampage through Japan (NOT just Tokyo) - it suspended belief quite nicely. In short, there was less cheese, more story!
The original GODZILLA - not yet released to DVD - is still touring the U.S. in select theaters (courtesy of Rialto Pictures) and if you are a fan, I'd advise you to see it, plan a road trip if you must - because nothing beats the massive movie screen and hearing Godzilla's roar echo through a cinema is a trip in itself. That music still chills me!
The new Godzilla movie, translated into English to mean GODZILLA: Final Wars, makes a coup for a kensforce.com, an "all Godzilla" site, which has an interview with the director, Ryuhei Kitamura. Read more about the Hollywood preview here.
If you are one of those kinds of Horror fans that just love stories about big ass monsters tearing ass all over earth, check out the following novels.
Go to our GODZILLA review page
Go to the official Japanese GODZILLA: Final W
is the latest press release:
And you thought New York was scary before!
Still not convinced? Why not get a pictoral taste of the event?
From noon to 1:00p.m. John Skipp will be signing his book STUPOGRAPHY.
From 1-2 Alec Gillis & Tom Woodruff, Jr. will be signing AVP: The Creature Effects of ADI. They will be joined by Staci Layne Wilson signing her book GHOST WRITER.
From 2-3 will be Matteo Molinari signing OOPS! Movie Mistakes That Made the Cut. Plus Robert Steven Rhine signing his comic CHICKEN SOUP FOR SATAN and Gary Brandner signing THE HOWLING DVD.
From 3-4 will be Chas Balun signing BEYOND HORROR HOLOCAUST & LUCIO FULCI: Beyond the Gates, Maria Alexander signing her collection SPOOKS.
From 4 -5 Harry Shannon signs his new mystery MEMORIAL DAY.
From 5-6 Karen E. Taylor signs her vampire novel Blood Red Dawn, Actor Bill (HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES) Moseley and Writer/Director Ken Hall singing his horror DVD HALFWAY HOUSE.
From 6-7 Terrill Lankford signs his critically acclaimed mystery EARTHQUAKE WEATHER.
The evening finishes off from 7-9 with artists Frank Dietz, Tony Gleeson, Crab Scrambly and Darren Frydenall signing their prints. Writer/illustrator Eric Pigors will be signing his book TOXICTOONS and the action figures from the same. Jhonen Vasquez will be signing the book JOHNNY THE HOMICIDAL MANIAC and the DVD of SPACE INVADER ZIM. Bernie Wrightson will be signing SWAMP THING.
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Few people can have a successful movie career of over 60 unwatchable movies in only 20 years. But today's birthday boy makes the cut
Happy Birthday to
Actor Jeff Fahey (PSYCHO III, THE SERPENT OF DEATH, IMPULSE, BODY PARTS, IRON MAZE, THE LAWNMOWER MAN, WOMAN OF DESIRE, TEMPTATION, FREEFALL, SERPENT'S LAIR, DARKMAN III: Die Darkman Die, LETHAL TENDER, DETOUR, REVELATION, THE SCULPTRESS, UNSPEAKABLE, DARK HUNTERS, CORPSES and far more) is 51.
In 2001, our next birthday boy did a Thriller movie and discovered he liked it. Since then the last three of his four movies have been Horror or Thriller or Horror Thriller movies. So happy birthday to
Actor David No (INVINCIBLE, REIGN IN DARKNESS, SUBTERANO, THE MATRIX RELOADED) who is 31.
This Birthday girl has played in different genres of movies, but none so steady as Horror!
Actor Anna Faris (LOVERS LANE, SCARY MOVIE, SCARY MOVIE 2, MAY, SCARY MOVIE 3) is 28.
And on Sunday -
Director Joe Dante (PIRANHA, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS, GREMLINS 2, "EERIE, INDIANA" [TV], HAUNTED LIGHTHOUSE) is 57.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
Nero (I CRIMINALI DELLA GALASSIA, I DIAFANOIDI
VENGONO DA MARTE, IL TERZO OCCHIO, LA MORTE VIENE DAL PIANETA AYTIN, GIORNATA
NERA PER L'ARIETE, HITCH-HIKE, THE VISITOR, THE SALAMANDER, KAIMIKAZE
1989, THE GIRL, ALIEN TERMINATOR, DIE HARD 2, LA VOCE DEL SANGUE, MEGIDDO:
The Omega Code 2, and I've gotta stop here because ol' Franco has
made over 150 freaking movies!) who is 63 and still going strong.
If you are one of those Horror fans whose tastes cross over into Westerns
or Crime Dramas, Franco's other flicks won't leave you wanting. With 150+
films under his belt, the man has made crap and classics.
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
GOT YER BOOMSTICK!
Check it out at EmpireOnline.
HORROR/THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO -
HORROR-WEB CHAT TIME
Friday November 19 at 7 PM Central Time (8 pm Eastern/ 4 pm Pacific), Horror-Web will be hosting a special guest chat with HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL'S REJECTS stars, Sid Haig and Bill Moseley! Come one, come all - or Sid will shove his boot up yo' ass and Bill will make minced meat out of ya!
Where? The Horror Web Chat Room of course!
We've got some goodies to give away... show up and see what YOU can win! Prizes so far: Ho1C movie, Ho1C Sticker [signed by Bill Moseley], THE DEVIL'S REJECTS poster, and ... wait and see! Some to be given away during chat - others to be given away randomly the following Monday [11/22] to enter the random contest http://horror-web.com/chat.html
It's a stretch to be sure, but writer S. T. Karnick attempts to draw parallels between American and British governance and culture, using SHAUN OF THE DEAD to make his point!
Check out Dead Be Not Proud.
ON NOVEMBER 20, DARK DELICACIES SUCKS!
Blood that is. To be more precise, On Saturday November 20th at 2p.m. Dark Delicacies will be hosting a signing for five authors.
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro will be signing her new vampire novel DARK OF THE SUN.
Tamara Thorne will be signing THE HUNTED. Photographer/writer Roger Worsham will be signing his book THE GATHERING: Wonders of Nature.
Bill DeSmedt will be signing his novel SINGULARITY about the end of the world and
E. A. Salisbury will be signing the dark short story collection BEYOND REASON.
Delicacies is located at
Publisher's Weekly says of Piccirilli, "In a genre where twisted souls and violence are the norm, Piccirilli's work stands out for how it blends these elements with a literate sensibility." The World Horror Convention committee is thrilled to add such a visionary talent to the growing roster of honored guests, including filmmaker Mick Garris; editors Tom and Elizabeth Monteleone; and authors Harlan Ellison, Tim Lebbon and Jack Ketchum.
Tom Piccirilli is the author of 13 novels including A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN, THE NIGHT CLASS, A LOWER DEEP, GRAVE MEN, and the forthcoming NOVEMBER MOURNS. He's been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award and is the winner of three Bram Stoker Awards. You can learn more about him and his work at: http://www.tompiccirilli.com/.
The World Horror Convention, the premiere event for all things darkly imaginative, will be held April 7th-10th, 2005 in New York City at the Park Central Hotel. This year's Guests of Honor include stellar authors Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joe R. Lansdale and Tim Lebbon among many others. For more information or to register please go to whc2005.org
And you thought New York was scary before!
by Thomas M. Sipos
BRITISH HORROR DIRECTOR NORMAN J. WARREN RETURNS ON DVD
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] The 1970s were a Golden Age of British indie horror films, according to horror filmmaker Norman J. Warren in his Forward to Ten Years of Terror: British Horror Films of the 1970s - and in an exclusive interview with the Hollywood Investigator!
Warren talked to the Investigator on the occasion of Anchor Bay's release of The Norman J. Warren Collection on DVD (only available in PAL format - for now).
Continued at HollywoodInvestigator.
There is no admission to this event. There will be drinks, music, cake, and more. There may be a little nostalgia wafting around, too, but don't worry -- that comes out with a little scrubbing.
And if you can't make the party, stop by one of the other great shows later this month and through December, including the following:
For more details, see our web site at TwilightTales.com or write Viki at Producer@TwilightTales.com.
Hope to see you there!
HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
"So what?" You might say. "God Damn, you Feo! What in the hell does this have to do with Horror, Thriller, Mystery, or Suspense?"
The answer comes in with a response from Douglas Kern at TechCentralStation who not only hoists Engberg upon his own self-important petard, but does so using Lovecraftian metaphors! If you've never imagined someone writing an insightful and witty riposte using old H. P. Lovecraft, check out Doug's "The Big Eye Blinks".
How cool would the presidential campaigns have been if at least one debate specified the use of Cthulhu Mythos in the candidates responses? TOO COOL!
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
This birthday boy has been in more Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense movies than any other kind of flick, which makes him a shoe-in to get birthday greetings here. Happy birthday to
Actor Roy Scheider (CURSE OF THE LIVING CORPSE, JAWS, MARATHON MAN, SORCERER, LAST EMBRACE, BLUE THUNDER, 52 PICK-UP, NIGHT GAME, NAKED LUNCH, THE RAGE, THE DOORWAY, DRACULA II: Ascension, THE PUNISHER) is 72.
Wow! All of those credits and a lot more and we've never reviewed a single Scheider flick! And we've reviewed over 350 movies! And they aren't brief reviews either! Hoo be doo! Time to go grab a few Scheider films and put my two cents online!
"The 21st century is proving more than ever before that readers are looking for novels that embrace a multi-faceted approach to delivering great storytelling. Maelstrom will focus on providing fantastic fiction, excellence in customer appreciation, publishing, and delivering multiple streams of entertainment."
As its first project, Maelstrom Books will publish the fifth book in Merz's Lawson Vampire series, THE KENSEI. "I decided the best way to prove what we'll be doing is to launch with one of my novels first. That way readers can determine if they'd like to continue to be a part of the Maelstrom Books experience." The print-run will be limited to just 750 copies featuring a wraparound dust jacket by artist Michael J. Corcoran, a custom black slipcase, sewn-in satin ribbon marker, and an introduction written by the author.
But what makes this limited so special is the fact that subscribers will NOT receive a chapbook as a bonus - they will receive the very first official Fixer COMIC BOOK instead. Merz will write a special short story, which will then be rendered into a high-quality comic. "Doing the comic as a publisher costs a lot more, but it really adds a nice dimension to the project."
have been brisk. THE KENSEI debuted last week at the #1 spot on the Shocklines
Advance Order Bestseller List and the Maelstrom Books website has been
taking a lot of orders as well. Merz is also running an e-serial of THE
KENSEI that will start on November 15th. Anyone interested in signing
up for the FREE e-serial should send an email to:
Merz is also planning a grand prize giveaway for anyone who purchases a copy of THE KENSEI, although he has yet to reveal details beyond saying, "It will be bigger than anything done before in the small press publishing field. I'm looking forward to announcing it in a month or so."
Maelstrom Books will publish THE KENSEI by July of 2005 and Merz already has the second project lined up. "It's an author who has been around for a long time, quietly making a name for himself. His work is great and he has a loyal group of fans who want more from him. We're hoping to have his book out by the end of 2005."
CREEPIES CRAWLING INTO DARK DELICACIES
Plan to be in the Los Angeles areas this weekend? On Saturday November 13th at 2p.m. Dark Delicacies will be hosting a signing for five author/artists. Hans Rodionoff will be signing MAN-THING,
Steve Niles will be signing NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and THE NAIL.
Angus Oblong will be signing CREEPY SUSIE & 13 Other TRAGIC TALES FOR TROUBLED CHILDREN.
Christopher will be signing his graphic novel GHOULY BOYS #2 and writer/publisher
Scott Essman will be signing his special edition magazine A Century of Creature People.
WANTS TO PLAY WITH ME
"I like the Bengals!"
I got a flat note of stares farting through the fugue of temporary, neural misfirings: A speeding train of thought with all the mass and inertia of a safe and sure subject, derailing abruptly off the tracks and arcing into the depths of a conversational chasm; which is as music to the ears of one such as I!
It must be how Dennis Miller felt doing Monday Night Football. Infantile pun-clever humor on my part? Perhaps, but no matter how you psycho-babblyze it, it's strangely satisfying.
The book opens in Carson City, NV with the culmination of a $20,000 scam that allows Hal Turnbull to buy the DVD of a particular murder. Hal's quest is to prove to his brother Hanford that he is not the murderer, that the murder charge hanging over Hal's head is just a mistake.
But it isn't quite that simple. Between getting the DVD in Nevada and giving it to his brother in Texas, Hal must endure shootouts, a man with a yen for headless bodies, a church full of priests who all seem to pack firearms, and the man who most definitely wants the DVD back.
2000 Miles is also a love story, exploring the lengths to which a man will go to insure a life with the woman he loves.
ATTACK OF THE HARRYS
Harry Shannon (BAD SEED, NIGHT OF THE BEAST) reports that he's been working hard to finish the first draft of a low-budget, isolated mountain cabin type indie horror picture for a fledgling company located in California. The first-time director will be talented Israeli photographer Yossi Sassoon, of darkhaze.net.
Shannon says "I'm delighted that my old pal Harry Manfredini (composer on FRIDAY THE 13th, THE HILLS HAVE EYES, HOUSE, etc.) has already agreed to do the music and write some songs with me."
The tentative title of the down-and-dirty project is THE DEPARTED. Shannon concludes: "So far, it's a lot of fun, although coming up with something fresh is a lot harder than it seems! I will relay more when I know more."
And on Sunday
Any monster aficionado worth the salt of Lot's wife knows that magical TAH DAH! radiation makes tiny things grow big (THEM), normal sized things grow bigger (old SPIDERMAN, THE HULK), and in either case, turns everyone and everything into monsters (GODZILLA, THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON, THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS). Or at least you would know that if you really believed in 1950s monster movies and early 1960s comic books (Okay, so regular radiation won't do that, but how about GAMMA RADIATION??? How about a radioactive spider?)
If she were still alive, one of the smartest Poles in history (she was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1847) would have told you that radiation doesn't turn you into a powerful monster, it just kills you! Our birthday girl learned that the hard way when she died from leukemia brought on by overexposure to radiation (actually, she was having skin problems and a slew of other ailments brought on by radiation - the blood cancer just got her first!).
Today's audiences are, of course, far smarter and sophisticated than their dumb grandparents! We know that you can't get monsters from an overdose of radiation - that's stupid! Giant monsters would magically TAH DAH! require TAH DAH! genetics (THE KINDRED, AKIRA, JURASSIC PARK, DEEP BLUE SEA, BATS, RESIDENT EVIL, SPIDERMAN: the movie) or nano-somethings (PREY) or genetic-nanos, (HULK: The Movie) So happy birthday to
Scientist Marie Sklodowska Curie (Discovered the element, radium) who would be 157 today. Granted, that's pretty damn old for anybody, but who knows what's possible: she WAS exposed to an awful lot of radiation, right? You don't buy that? Well would you buy genetic-nano-radiation? Yeah, I bet you would!
If you plan
on being in the San Diego, California area in November, check out these
Author: Erin Hart
Culinary Mystery Author: Diane Mott Davidson
& Horror Author: Nancy Holder
Noir Author: Domenic Stansberry
subject to change. Details, including ticketed events and on sale dates,
available soon on our web site Mysterious
I'm thrilled to announce that my short story THE CAVE sold to horror's flagship magazine, Cemetery Dance. No word yet on what issue it will appear in. "The Cave" concerns an estranged father and son's exploration of a condemned apartment building.
White House Chief of Staff Andy Card, looking boring, presumptuous, and so very Kerry last night, announced that the Bush camp was celebrating victory. However, in regards to states, as few as two and as many as four eggs have yet to hatch as of the morning of Nov. 3.
Will Ohio be the Florida of 2004? Still counting...
From Del Howison
WRITERS TOUR THE DARK
If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area for the first weekend in November, you may want to check out the Horror doings at Dark Delicacies bookstore. On Sunday November 7th at 2p.m. Dark Delicacies will be hosting a signing for author/artist Clive Barker for his new novel ABARAT: Days of Magic, Nights of War. There will be numbers given out for this event.
Then, on Tuesday November 9th at 7p.m. Dark Delicacies will be hosting a signing for actor Ray Wise for the release of his latest DVD horror film DEAD END.
From Nick Kaufmann
YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL ECONOMY WITH WORDS, GLORIA. I EAGERLY ANTICIPATE YOUR NEXT SYLLABLE.
Nicholas Kaufmann's story TOAD LILY has been acquired by Cemetery Dance magazine for publication in 2005.
Now many of you may be asking yourselves, "So
who in the hell is Nick Kaufmann?"
HAPPY HORROR THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
And on Sunday
Writer Director Peter Jackson (BAD TASTE, MEET THE FEEBLES, DEAD ALIVE, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, THE FRIGHTENERS, LORD OF THE RINGS) is 43.
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