Sure, why not?
Once this site buries its hook in you, you won't want to pull
- Music - and Wavs
Michigan. It's a beautiful little place that's a helluva lot of
fun to visit.
Hilarious House of Frightenstein
I've never met a soul who remembers this whacked out show, yet Canadians
Bill Strutt and Ben Kane have created this excellent tribute site.
Sigh... for those of you who really crave kitsch.
More dancing monsters. This time with lyrics.
A Russian site. I don't know what they are saying,
but it looks so COOL!
A fledgling Horror site hosted on the Louisiana State University
servers. Not much there so far, but the roster of reviewers, including
S.T. Joshi, is impressive.
Not Haunted or Horror but being this twisted, where else would he
have a link?
Ossuary In Sedlac
A massive and ornate building made of human bones.
From The Abyss
Few images, mostly text. It's a 24 hour, 7 day a week Geoff Cooper
Is back online! A Russian site, with pages in English and/or Russian.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
Hey, anybody remember that young Heavy Metal kid, Yngwie Malmsteen? Yeah,
time passes like nothing! Ol' Viking Yngwie, like the majority of super
talented Nordic guitarists, never amounted to much in the US Music Media
Market Circle, but he still plays one mean guitar and his albums still
contain some of the best hardcore fretwork around.
Yngwie Malmsteen (RISING FORCE, MAGNUM OPUS,
ALCHEMY, ODYSSEY, GENESIS, ATTACK) is 40.
THORNE'S SPIRIT OF THE RADIO
Hear Tamara Thorne
Live this Sunday on Ghostly Talk Tamara will appear live on ghostlytalk.com
Sunday June 29 at 4pm Pacific, 7pm Eastern. Tamara will join hosts Scott
L. and Doug for laid-back discussions of ghosts and hauntings, including
Tamara's own ghost hunting experiences and how they relate to her novels.
Also expect lots of double entendres. And, ladies, Scott wants you to
know that he's single and hunky!
at Story Time.
Nicole Thomas (owner, 3F Publications), and
Monica O'Rourke (owner, Catalyst Press) completed
the merger of their respective publishing companies, under the new name
of deMoNic Books, earlier this week.
at Story Time.
WITH THE CHANCERY
How weird does it get out there? This weird according to Lisa Manetti of
in the United States of America runs a website called The
Chancery House. Someone else runs a site in the United Kingdom called,
House. The claim on THEIR TopSite page is the following:
at Story Time.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
Nancy Allen is one of the very few actors who can say she was in Stephen
King's first movie. Lucky for King, it was a Good movie. Everything
that came after, came after in a big way! So happy birthday to: Nancy
Allen (FORCED ENTRY, CARRIE,
DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT, STRANGE INVADERS, THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT,
POLTERGIEST III, ROBOCOP 2, ROBOCOP 3, CHILDREN OF THE CORN 666)
who is 53. Nancy Allen not only shares a June birthday with fellow Robocop
alumni, Peter Weller, they share the same day!
Peter Weller (OF UNKNOWN
ORIGIN, THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BONZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION, ROBOCOP,
ROBOCOP 2, NAKED LUNCH, SCREAMERS, SHADOW HOURS, THE CONTAMINATED MAN)
A PUBLISHER'S APPENDIX
John Turi (SORROW), publisher of Medium
Rare Books (NIGHT
OF THE BEAST, DIE
LAUGHING, APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS, TERATOLOGIST) was in surgery
over the weekend having his appendix removed in the Anaheim Memorial Hospital.
Harry says the operation was tricky but went well, though John will have
to stay through the rest of the week. This bizarre little man has taken
a small press publishing company, dedicated it to Horror and Thriller
titles, and given it both credence and mass distribution. His business
model is sound, profitable, demonstrates that Horror fiction is viable,
and attracts investors. As such, he has distribution to all major outlets.
All that and he pays his authors pro rates and is timely with the money.
So write John
and let him know he's appreciated!
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
In the last few years, Joss has been moving from Horror to SF, but we
still can't forget the man who put Vampires back on the small screen.
Joss Whedon (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, BUFFY
THE VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ALIEN: RESURRECTION,
ANGEL [TV]) is 39.
Emmanuelle Vaugier (HIGHLANDER [TV], THE
OUTER LIMITS [TV-NE], SHAPESHIFTER, FEAR: THE RESURRECTION, THE SCULPTRESS,
MINDSTORM, RIPPER, WISHMASTER 3) is 27.
And on Sunday, June 22 -
Okay, if you have never heard of Bruce Campbell then you are brand new
to Horror and for that I say, WELCOME!
Bruce Campbell (THE
EVIL DEAD, THE EVIL DEAD II, MANIAC COP, MOONTRAP,
SUNDOWN, MANIAC COP 2, DARKMAN, MINDWARP, WAXWORK II, ARMY
OF DARKNESS, CONGO, ESCAPE FROM L.A., MENNO'S
MIND, SPIDERMAN, BUBBA HO-TEP,
MASTERS OF HORROR [TV], MAN WITH THE SCREAMING BRAIN) is 45.
THE NEW REVIEW-er!
Mad Englishman, Hertzan
Chimera (SZMONFHU, ANIMAL INSTINCT), comes to feoamante.com with
his review of the new anthology, FEMMES
DE LA BRUME.
OF HORROR AT DARK DELICACIES
On June 21, Saturday, at 2PM
Editor Steve Jones here from the UK, will be joined by authors Mick Garris,
Dennis Etchison, Lisa Morton, and Glen Hirshberg signing DARK TERRORS
6, THE MAMMOUTH BOOK OF BEST NEW HORROR 13 plus others of his books. We
have a limited supply of bookplates signed by British authors Ramsey Campbell,
Basil Copper, Michael Marshall Smith and Kim Newman for the Dark Terrors
Author Steve Niles will be joined by illustrator Ben Templesmith (visiting
from Australia) to sign DARK DAYS the sequel to 30 Days of Night
and Criminal Macabre #2.
Delicacies is located at
4213 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA. USA
THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Candy Clark (THE BIG SLEEP, Q, BLUE THUNDER,
AMITYVILLE 3D, CAT'S EYE, AT CLOSE RANGE, THE BLOB , BUFFY THE VAMPIRE
SLAYER, CHERRY FALLS) is 56.
Director / Writer Roberto Rodriguez started out making action Thrillers,
then made Horror movies, and now spends his time making the kinds of Monster
/ Thriller movies that Ray Harryhausen made back in the 60s. If you think
yer too old to watch movies like SPY KIDS, grab the DVD and force yourself.
It's cool to get in touch with that kid in you, again!
Roberto Rodriguez (EL MARIACHI, DESPERADO,
FROM DUSK TIL DAWN,
SPY KIDS, SPY KIDS 2, SPY KIDS 3-D) is 35.
FOR A BRIEF INTERRUPTION
(FeoNote: Okay, this latest bit of news is kind
of like a Hit-and-Run promo and if anyone else tries it they'll get their
feelings hurt. I'll do this kind of thing one time only for John only)
Horror writer, John Urbancik (SINS OF BLOOD AND
STONE) of DarkFluidity.com,
just wants to break in and say that his first CD, SOUND & VISION,
is now available for pre-order, and will ship in August.
John reads three of his stories and artwork on the CD is supplied by Marge
MYSTERY BIRTHDAY TO -
Mia Sara (LEGENDS, SHADOWS IN THE STORM, APPRENTICE
TO MURDER, DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS, CAROLINE AT MIDNIGHT, THE MADDENING, UNDERTOW)
HORROR BIRTHDAY TO -
Kim Dickens (VOICES FROM THE GRAVE [TV], "TRUTH
OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M.", ZERO EFFECT, MERCURY RISING, THE
HOLLOW MAN, THE
GIFT) is 38.
CINEMATHEQUE & BRUCE CAMPBELL PRESENT THE LA PREMIERE OF HATRED OF
HOLLYWOOD - The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre presents
the LA Premiere of the new horror film HATRED OF MINUTE on Thursday June
26th at 10:00 PM. Scheduled to appear in person are producer Bruce Campbell
ARMY OF DARKNESS)
and writer/director/ star Michael Kallio. All guests are subject to their
availability. All screenings are at the newly renovated Lloyd E. Rigler
Theatre at the historic Egyptian (6712 Hollywood
Boulevard between Highland and Las Palmas) in Hollywood.
at Horror Movies.
Though Italian Horror movie maestro, Lucio Fulci, died in 1996, his work
is being appreciated by an entire new league of audiences thanks to DVDs
and all the "extras" that often come with them. Anchor Bay Entertainment
has released a number of these and I can attest that they are the best prints
Lucio Fulci (NON SI SEVIZIA UN PAPERINO [Dont'
Torture A Duckling], IL DRACULA IN BRIANZA [Young Dracula], ZOMBI 2, PAURA
NELLA CITTÀ DEI MORTI VIVENTI [City Of The Living Dead], IL GATTO
NERO [The Black Cat], E TU VIVRAI NEL TERRORE - L'ALDILÀ [Seven Doors
Of Death aka The Beyond], MANHATTEN BABY and loads more) would have
The highly respected DarkLinks.com
has been around since 1993, which makes it one of THE oldest Horror
sites on the Internet and one of THE oldest websites period! Carrie
Carolyn runs the show and hand picks every one of the links according
to her own dark and twisted tastes. Her most recent updated Dark
Links list has given feoamante.com a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
approval rating: Rare indeed and much appreciated!
Clark and Chris
YOU HAVE THE RITE TO BE A VAMPIRE
The sequel to VAMPYRRHIC is on its way! In the next few days the hardback
of VAMPYRRHIC RITES will be on the move from Hodder & Stoughton's warehouse
in time for its launch on July 7.
at Story Time.
From Hertzan Chimera
HERTZAN CHIMERA SPLITS WITH ERASERHEAD PRESS
Hertzan Chimera (real name, Mike Philbin),
author of acclaimed psycho-erotic horror novels SZMONHFU and UNITED STATES,
has split with his U.S. trade-paperback publisher Eraserhead Press.
at Story Time.
REJOICE! FOR YEA, THE DARK TOWER SERIES IS ALL IN HARDCOVER!
Yeah, you know how it is: You hear about something really cool that
is going to be released or reprinted or special collector's what have you
- In The FUTURE! - and you keep hearing about it and you keep waiting
for it. You know it's coming, but at the same time, you know how many times
there have been other publishing promises that fell through right at the
moment of climax. And You Were Just About to COME ... to the bookstore.
But during final negotiations somebody didn't cross a tea or dot an eye
or someone coughed up a chunk of steak at a key moment in discussions, WHO
KNOWS? How many times have we seen it? Right at the moment of this or
that new release: ANTI-CLIMAX!
at Story Time.
HORROR AND WE LOVE HORROR MOVIES
We just hate the way that Hollywood makes them is all! Wasn't always thus,
but now they SUCK at making Horror movies! Everybody KNOWS
they suck, everybody knows WHY they suck, and every time you read
or hear about some Hollywood exec or publisher or editor saying "Horror
is dead!" you know they are really saying, "I'm a complete,
incompetent, impotent boob who delusionally blames my failure on 'market
forces': of which I know absolutely nothing."
I said that, because THE
MATRIX: RELOADED (an SF / Thriller / Horror
movie) has fell far short of box office expectations,
despite bringing in over $300 million to date (!) Now, you gotta
admit, that's pretty damn good for ANY movie
(so question the expectations, but not the
genre)! Samsung cell phone RELOADED collector tin boxes that sold
for $19.99 last week are selling for $9.99 this week. They'll be free
next week and if the third and final film does even worse, the honchos
involved will blame everyone but themselves and most likely blame "the
But why take
my word for it when you can read this excellent article from Gina McIntire
Looks to Make a Killing in Horror Genre
And a tip of the skull to Paula
Guran for bringing it to my attention.
THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Joyce Carol Oates is known for her novels, which are mostly dramas,
and her short stories, which are mostly Horror! She is 65.
Arnold Vosloo (ACT OF PIRACY, BURIED ALIVE, DARKMAN
II, DARKMAN III, PROGENY, THE
MUMMY RETURNS, ENDANGERED SPECIES) is 41.
at Horror Movies.
HORROR / THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO THE LATE GREAT -
Right up to his passing in 2001, Samuel Z. Arkoff produced so many Horror
movies that he went beyond Horror into full blown exploitation films!
Nearly all of them were schlock, yet the man was committed to the form!
He LOVED it! And not he only made a name for himself, but gave
a start to many directors who would go on to better things.
Samuel Z. Arkoff (THE UNDEAD, EARTH vs. THE
SPIDER , HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM, HOUSE OF USHER, BLACK SUNDAY,
REPTILICUS, THE DUNWICH HORROR, YOG: MONSTER FROM SPACE!, WHO SLEW AUNTIE
ROO?, BARON BLOOD, THE THING WITH TWO HEADS, THE
ABOMINIBAL DR. PHIBES, DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN,
THE AMITYVILLE HORROR, THE FINAL TERROR, and hundreds more. No kidding!
Hundreds!) Samuel Z. Arkoff also ranks #2 in the new FEO
CONNECTION and for the same reason as Colleen Camp (June
7). Both are because of TEENAGE CAVEMAN (Camp
produced, Arkoff, Executive-Produced) and our own Chris Gage (FanBoy)
wrote the 2001 remake! I guess I'm going to be forced to watch that movie
AGAIN and actually REVIEW it!
THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO
Adrienne Barbeau (THE DARKER SIDE OF TERROR
[TV], THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, SWAMP THING, THE
THING , CREEPSHOW, CANNIBAL WOMEN IN THE AVOCADO JUNGLE OF DEATH,
DUE OCCHI DIABOLICI, BURIAL OF THE RATS [TV], THE CONVENT) is 58.
Joshua Jackson (SCREAM 2,
CRUEL INTENTIONS, THE SKULLS, GOSSIP)
HORROR AT DARK DEL'S
On Saturday June 14th at 3:00p.m. Dark
Delicacies will be holding a signing with two very different horror
writers. Sparkle Hayter will be here for the first time to sign her new
werewolf comedy/horror novel NAKED BRUNCH. Joining Ms Hayter will be dark
comedic horror author Christopher Moore who will be signing his latest
novel FLUKE, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings.
Delicacies is located at
4213 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA. USA
BIRTHDAYS TO -
Frankie Faisson (CAT PEOPLE,
EXTERMINATOR 2, C.H.U.D., MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE, MANHUNTER,
SILENCE OF THE LAMBS,
FREEJACK, THE LANGOLIERS, PREY, HANNIBAL,
RED DRAGON) is 54.
Jurgen Prochnow (ZÄRTLICHKEIT DER WÖLFE,
EINER VON UNS BEIDEN, THE KEEP, DUNE, KILLING CARS, THE SEVENTH SIGN, IN
THE MOUTH OF MADNESS, DNA, DARK ASYLUM, HOUSE
OF THE DEAD) is 62.
Phillip J. Roth (Writer, Director, and Producer:
VELOCITY TRAP, DEEP CORE, PYTHON,
MINDSTORM, DARK DESCENT, BOA,
EPOCH) is 44.
Writer, Director, Producer, Actor, Andrew Steven's has been making largely
Horror & Thriller movies for over 25 years. Here are just some of his
Andrew Stevens (THE WEREWOLF OF WOODSTOCK,
DAY OF THE ANIMALS, THE FURY, DEATH HUNT, THE SEDUCTION, SCARED STIFF, THE
TERROR WITHIN, THE
TERROR WITHIN II, NIGHT EYES, VENOMOUS, BATTLEFIELD
FEAR DOT COM)
CONGRATULATING LIKE THE WOLF
Lone Wolf Publications
would like to congratulate Steve and Melanie Tem for their IMAGINATION
BOX being honored with the 2002 Bram Stoker Award in the Alternative Forms
at Story Time.
STOKER AWARDS PRESENTED
The Horror Writers Association presented their annual awards at a banquet
on June 7, 2003. The awards recognize Superior Achievement in twelve categories.
The recipients were as follows:
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HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO
If Robert Englund is a U.S. American Horror icon, then so too must
be Johnny Depp. Both have largely made their careers in Horror / Thriller
and both had their careers kick started with Wes Craven's A
NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET. Depp shares a June birthday with his NIGHTMARE
co-star, Robert Englund.
Johnny Depp (A
NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET, EDWARD
DEAD: The Final Nightmare, ED WOOD, DEAD MAN, THE
ASTRONAUT'S WIFE, THE NINTH
GATE, SLEEPY HOLLOW,
FROM HELL) is 40.
James DeBello (CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN SUBURBIA,
SCARY MOVIE 2, SWIMFAN, CABIN FEVER) is 23.
Andrew W. Walker (AFRAID OF THE DARK, THE
SECRET PACT, THE SCORE, WICKED MINDS, SABRINA: The Teenage Witch)
past weekend saw the Horror / Thriller / Mystery / Suspense birthdays
Sunday, June 8
Lexa Doig (JUNGLEGROUND, TEEN SORCERY, CODE
NAME PHOENIX, NO ALIBI, JASON X) is 30.
Saturday, June 7
Liam Neeson (KRULL, SUSPECT, THE DEAD POOL,
DARKMAN, SHINING THROUGH, UNDER SUSPICION, RUBY CAIRO, THE
HAUNTING ) is 51. Liam shares a June birthday with fellow
THE HAUNTING alumni, Bruce Dern.
Camp is the start of THE FEO CONNECTION!
In addition to her many movie roles as an actress (BATTLE
FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, DEATH GAME,
CAT IN A CAGE, APOCALYPSE NOW, DEADLY GAMES, TRIAL BY TERROR, CLUE, TRACK
29, SLIVER, DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE), Colleen has also
become a movie producer. She produced or executive produced an entire
series of Horror movies for the American Movie Channel under the production
house, Creature Feature Productions and here comes the connection: In
addition to producing credits on SHE CREATURE, THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED,
HOW TO MAKE A MONSTER, and EARTH vs. THE SPIDER, Colleen also produced
TEENAGE CAVEMAN! Long time visitors to feoamante.com know
that our resident Fanboy,
Chris Gage is the one who wrote that ... movie (not
that he's ever met her, but there you have it). So Happy Birthday
Colleen Camp who turned 50 on Saturday.
(HEAVEN, THE IRREFUTABLE TRUTH ABOUT DEMONS, LORD
OF THE RINGS: The Two Towers, GHOST
SHIP) is 31.
SCREAM QUEEN LEANNA CHAMISH DOES IT ALL
With the astonishing success of THE
BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, the prevalence of inexpensive video gear, and
new distribution channels via the internet and DVD, indie filmmakers are
producing low budget horror movies at an ever-quickening pace - providing
exciting new opportunities for actors seeking their Big Break!
shocking conclusion of the Hollywood
Investigator's exclusive interview with rising Scream Queen Leanna
Chamish (star of HARVESTERS, STAKES, and VAMPIRE
SISTERS), who reveals how YOU too can successfully pursue
your acting dreams!
MONSTER BIRTHDAYS TO ROBERT ENGLUND AND...
How cool would it be if your birthday was today? Well, you'd be sharing
it with Robert Englund for one thing! If there is a living, U.S. American,
actor who belongs in the pantheon of all time great Horror Actors, it
would have to be Robert Englund. Even without his role as Freddy Kruger,
Robert's long list of Horror & Thriller movie credits is impressive!
The man has acted in movies every year for the past 29 years!
Robert Englund (SLASHED DREAMS, EATEN ALIVE,
THE FIFTH FLOOR, DEAD &
BURIED, GALAXY OF TERROR, A
NIGHTMARE ON ELMSTREET [entire series], THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA,
C.H.U.D. II, NIGHT TERRORS, THE MANGLER, WISHMASTER, URBAN
PYTHON, and so much more!)
/ Thriller folks sharing a birthday with Robert include,
Jason Isaacs (DANGEROUS LADY, DRAGONHEART,
EVENT HORIZON, RESIDENT
EVIL, HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, REIGN OF FIRE [Video
Game voice]) is 40. Jason shares a June birthday with fellow "Dangerous
Lady" alumni, Susan Lynch.
been in two movies so far, but they were both Horror / Thriller, so an
encouraging birthday wish to
Heather Peace (BASKET CASE 3, THE DEVIL'S
TATTOO) who is 28.
one of those hardworking "behind-the-scenes" folks who gets
rare kudos but deserves them. Whether as make-up artist, actor, electrician,
or any number of assistant roles, Chris is one of the folks who keeps
the machine lubed and moving. So here's to
Chris Stavrakis (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
, DIABOLIQUE, CHILDREN OF THE LIVING DEAD, DOGMA,
REIGN OF THE DEAD, THE MOTHMAN
PROPHECIES) who is 32.
Susan Lynch (CIRCLE OF POWER, INTERVIEW WITH
THE VAMPIRE, DANGEROUS LADY [TV], DOWNTIME, IL GIOCO, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES,
FROM HELL, HAPPY NOW, MORLANG) is 32.
Niko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN [drummer])
Tomoko Nakajima (FUTARI, PARASITE EVE, MPD PSYCHO)
Judi Rohrig (Feoamante.com
columnist, Editor of Hellnotes, Horror gadfly, and
short story writer) is 39 and holding...
Mark Wahlberg (FEAR, THE BIG HIT, THE CORRUPTOR,
PLANET OF THE APES ,
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE) is 32.
And finally, I'm not sure if this really applies as someone who is a contributor
to Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and Suspense, but if being a Nanny to Ozzy
Osbourne's brood is a qualifier, then Happy Birthday to
Melinda Varga, who is 26.
OFF THE REVIEWS FOR JUNE
We have lots of reviews this month and Kelly Parks starts it off with
his look at DOG SOLDIERS.
Were Weston Ochse and David Whitman responsible for the new surge in Scary
Rednecks coming to the screen? For a fact, Hollywood's bin sniffing
around that dang ol' book for the past cup' a yars! Kelly Parks gives
you his take on the first of some damn Scary Redneck films comin' out,
startin' with, WRONG TURN.
REAL ESTATE, HORROR STYLE
If you can find a buyer for Deena
Holland's house in Atlanta, Georgia, she will send you an autographed
copy of every book she ever illustrates, for life, starting with GRAVEYARD
PEOPLE by Gary Braunbeck. Additionally, Matthew
Warner will send you an autographed copy of every book of his that's
ever published, for life, starting with THE
ORGAN DONOR. Here is a link to the real estate listing: realtor.com/Prop/1027166790.
PEOPLE and THE ORGAN DONOR are both shipping this summer. For more information,
(FeoNote: Make sure that you tell them you saw this
press release here so I can get them free books - FOR LIFE! - too!)
Kieth David (THE THING
, THEY LIVE, LADY KILLERS
[TV], FINAL ANALYSIS, NAILS [TV], THE
PUPPET MASTERS, GARGOYLES [voice], THE GRAVE,
SPAWN [TV], PRINCESS MONOKE [voice], PITCH
FANTASY [voice]) is 47.
Angelina Jolie (CYBORG 2, HACKERS, THE
BONE COLLECTOR, Laura
Croft: TOMB RAIDER, ORIGINAL SIN) is
Sean Pertwee's career extends back into the 1980s, but it's only in the
last 8 years that he has turned toward doing more and more Horror and
Thriller films. So let's congratulate this birthday boy on a well chosen
Sean Pertwee (EVENT
HORIZON, TALE OF THE MUMMY, FIVE SECONDS TO
SPARE, SEVEN SECONDS TO LIVE, DOG
Bruce Dern (MARNIE, "HUSH ... HUSH,
SWEET CHARLOTTE", THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT, FAMILY PLOT,
BLACK SUNDAY, "AFTER DARK, MY SWEET", THE
HAUNTING , THE GLASS HOUSE) is 67 and one of the few
actors who can claim roles in 2 Alfred Hitchcock movies.
It's true! Operating entirely independent of me, there is a fansite dedicated
to ... er ... well, me! The fansite/page was put together by the folks
at Ambient Blue, who made a short
film a few years back, called SPARKLE (about a demented
clown) that I played a very brief role in. Apparently that very
brief role has become popular or something at the various film festivals
and, combined with the site here, makes me some kinda ultra underground
cult figure! (how deep underground am I? Oh I think
we're talkin' mantle here if not the very CORE! The fossils of
primitive single cell life forms orbit overhead!).
out the page (with QuickTime clips from the film)
dedicated to your favorite Webmaster (Me, you boob!)
If you want
to find out what else there is to like about me, check out my writer's
site under my own nom' de plume,
MOVING INTO THE WRITER'S BLOCK!
Welcome Matt Warner (THE
ORGAN DONOR) to The
Writer's Block! Matt moves into W
his brief BiblioBio and a link to his own website. If you would like the
free promotion of The
Writer's Block, then check out the section to see if you qualify.
Don't listen to old lady dwarves telling you that "all are welcome
into the light!". All are NOT welcome into the light! Many
are called and few are chosen and GET THE HELL OUTTA MY LIGHT!
I went off on a tangent there. Sorry, still working through therapy and
Horror writer, Edo van Belkom (SIX
INCH SPIKE HEELS), has been nominated for the Aurora Award (the
top Canadian prize for speculative writing) in two categories.
MARTYRS, about a battle between a modern-day Jesuit and an age-old demon
on the campus of a fictitious college in Northern Ontario, is a nominee
in the Longform in English category, while his young-adult horror anthology
BE VERY AFRAID! is a nominee in the category of Work in English (Other).
will be presented in Toronto at Torcon 3, the 61st World Science Fiction
Convention, August 28 - September 1, 2003.
In addition to running one of the Los Angeles area's most popular bookstores,
Dark Delicacies, Del is also listed on imdb.com for his many Horror movie
credits. So a Happy Horror Birthday to
(THE VAMPIRE HUNTERS CLUB, HORRORVISION, SCARLETT
COUNTESS, B-MOVIE MONSTER, BOOGIE WITH THE UNDEAD) who is 50.
(reviews of X
MEN, LORD OF THE RINGS,
TREMORS, and others
at feoamante.com. THE SCIENCE MOMENT!)
People can make a career in Hollywood just based on their very unique appearance
(like Michael Berryman, fr'instance!). Today's
birthday wishes also go out to everyone's favorite Big Face!
Robert Z'Dar (HELLHOLE, THE
KINDRED, THE NIGHT STALKER, MANIAC COP (I, II, & III), GROTESQUE,
SOULTAKER, DRAGONFIGHT, GUNS OF EL CHUPACABRA, DECAY, ZOMBIEGEDDON)
TALES FROM THE DEAD
John Pearson of Frightworld Studios, a new independent horror comic publisher,
dropped me a line to pimp his first book, FLESHROT:Tales From The Dead.
should be on sale in the next month or so, boasting eight tales of the
undead and a huge gallery of zombie pin-up art. The book features the
artwork of 36 artists from around the world, each illustrating their depiction
of the dead. "With over 120 pages of zombie mayhem," John says,
"This is a graphic novel for the ultimate zombie fan!" And since
it features an introduction by NIGHT
OF THE LIVING DEAD director George Romero, it's got the blessing of
the Zombie Godfather himself! I'm hoping John will cough up a review copy
so I can give you the real lowdown on it, but until then you can see sample
art and story previews at fleshrot.com.
THE CHANCERY HOUSE TOPSITES LIST
Began May 29 and has started getting attention already. If you have a horror
site and want to make the list, check out the free promotion going on at
Lady Bastet's Chancery House Dark
Top Sites list.
HORRORFIND III APPROACHES
The 3rd Annual Horrorfind Weekend Convention is just around the corner.
Vendor's spots are completely sold out and sleeping rooms at the hotel are
going very very fast. This year's event looks to become the biggest ever.
As always we have top movie celebrities, authors, Halloween and haunt pros,
some paranormal guests, huge vendors room and lots of scary events to make
up one gigantic spooky convention. We like to think of it as "The Spookiest
Show on Earth"
haunt seminars, author readings, costume contest rules and other info
is being finalized now and will be posted on the site by June 15th.
information, check out horrorfindweekend.com.
No June 2 Birthdays, but for June 1:
We start this list off with a writer whose work was so profound that many
a modern day Televangelist has been so befuddled as to quote from this writer's
works; believing it to be in their Bible! In fact, Dante's interpretation
of what the afterlife must look and feel like, not only contradicts the
christian bible, but is widely held (by western
Christians who never read their bible) as THE actual view
of what happens to a person after death. In essence, more western Christians
believe in Dante than they believe in their Bible (and
they probably never read Dante either!)! So happy birthday to
Dante Alighieri (THE DIVINE COMEDIES, INFERNO)
whose remains - what remains of them - are 738.
at Horror Movies.
to feoamante.com are going places!
IMAGE TO BUY!
Adrian Paul (THE HIGHLANDER),
Bokeem Woodbine, and Ling Bai (THE CROW), This Alternate History
movie is part Horror, Part crime, part S.F. and all Vampires.
From the screenplay by our own
Christos N. Gage and Ruth Fletcher Gage.