JR.'S WRITER'S SITE
Well, I finally did it. I put up my own special place where fans (fans?
What freaking fans?) can come visit me and track my writing.
I'll be putting up a blog and a message board and all that other stuff.
I feel like I'm making an Ego sandwich with extra hubris, but here we
go. It's not finished yet, but what there is can be found at
Fans Of Eddie
IT'S GRAPHIC! IT'S CLASSIC! IT'S GRAPHIC CLASSICS #5!
Regular visitors have seen me extol the virtues of the GRAPHIC CLASSICS
series of trade paperbacks, bargain-priced books that present illustrated
and comic-format adaptations of classic works of literature. Each volume
focuses on a particular author; past editions have featured Poe, Lovecraft,
H. G. Wells, and other luminaries in the worlds of horror, mystery and
Five, JACK LONDON is now out. I'm not going to do an in-depth review
of it, mostly because I plan to review the next two, AMBROSE BIERCE
and BRAM STOKER (yowza!), and I don't want
to inundate you guys. But just because the latter books might have greater
interest for horror fans doesn't mean JACK LONDON has none.
think of Jack London as "that guy who writes stories about dogs
in the wilderness" (like I did), think
again. GRAPHIC CLASSICS #5 bypasses London's better known novels (i.e.
WHITE FANG) to focus on his short stories. And while only one
or two feature the supernatural, many of them are excellent pieces of
crime fiction that hold up powerfully even today. The art by the likes
of Peter Kuper, Rick Geary and Spain Rodriguez is nothing to sneeze
of note is that all but one of the adaptations in JACK LONDON are 100%
original, having never been published anywhere else. Editor/Publisher
Tom Pomplun is really hitting his stride with these books, and this
worthy series deserves to continue. That's enough reason to try them,
but the main reason is that they're damn entertaining! Learn more at
Del and Sue at Dark Delicacies go all out for their signings, providing
food and drink for the writers - though Weston had to bring his own
beer (beer at a book signing! Whatta concept!).
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From Edo van Belkom
ART IMITATES LIFE IMITATING ART IMITATING...
Yes, we know about Tony Urban's I WANT TO BE A SCREAM QUEEN reality show.
We reported it here. And yes we know about Edo van Belkom's novel, SCREAM
QUEEN, about a hot Reality Television game show. We've reported it before
and now the novel is in print.
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- MAY! TURNS PRO-VIOLENCE AND ANTI-FREE SPEECH
Tim Robbins (JACOB'S
LADDER) and Susan Sarandon (THE ROCKY
HORROR PICTURE SHOW, THE HUNGER) have been all over the news,
beating their breasts about their right to Freedom of Speech. Good for
them: that's one of many wonderful things that the U.S. is all about.
But apparently Timmy believes that freedom should be reserved for the
"Inside Select". One of the outsiders seems to be the Mother
of his long time partner, Susie. Allow HER some press time and
Timmy behaves with all the grace of a tryannical Televangelist caught
with a hooker.
H. P. Lovecraft Institute
LOVECRAFT ON CNN HEADLINE NEWS?
Will someone tell me how an author, who has been dead for over
half a century, and has never had a blockbuster movie made from
any of his stories, rates an appearance on CNN's Headline News?
I guess it helps when a fan and long time Horror/Science Fiction
writer like David Bischoff writes a book about you.
full report at CNN.com
HORROR OF JUNKeMAIL
Okay, for the last few weeks now I've been deleting an inordinate number
of spam emails with Headers that read
TEAR HER APART WITH YOUR BIG BAT...
BUST DOWN HER WALLS WITH YOUR BIG SHAFT...
RIP HER WIDE OPEN WITH YOU HUGE TOOL... (sic)
And I'm thinking "That's a rather odd form of greeting!" so
I haven't opened them and really have no idea what the hell they are
talking about. But if I truly did have such misgivings about this iconic
"Her", why be so messy? Wouldn't it be neater and more convenient
to just take a gun and shoot "Her"? Or am I being ignorant?
Are these emails from "Gun Control" enthusiasts?
CONSERVATIVE, I'M SHOCKED AND APPALLED!
Who among us would have thought that either our President or our vice-president
would do something of such obvious collusion
as give their former
job and current
cronies the sweetest plum of the "Rebuild Iraq"
pie? And to remove all the guess work out of Haliburton
getting the contract, our Administration just HANDED it to them
without allowing any competing companies to bid on it? That's what buying
the presidency will get ya! Haliburton
just got handed the fattest tax payer contract (thus
far) in controlling Iraq's oil reserves. And our soldiers haven't
even finished the war yet! How many of our fighting boys & girls
will get a piece of that pie for THEIR sacrifice? I'm just curious
is all. For those of you who may soon be wearing, "My Mother
(Father, Son, Daughter) Died In
Iraq For Dick Cheney's Cronies And All I got Was This Stupid T-Shirt"
apparel, read the following.
(Financial Times) ft.com
HORROR OF SMART-ASS KNOW-IT-ALLS: WHO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT!
The THRILL of being right. The MYSTERY as to why others don't get it
and don't want to hear about it. And the SUSPENSE over whether they
ever will pull their heads out. No mo needs to be stated, 'Nuff sed,
just check out ProtestWarrior.com
HORROR OF DISCOVERING THAT YOU'RE STUPID
First Sean Penn and now this. Sometimes folks don't realize how incredibly
stupid they are until it is shoved right up their nose, and then, of
course, they can't tell their friends because their friends remain stupid.
WOULD RATHER WATCH WAR THAN OSCARS
And who can blame them? Among the top winners was a man who confessed
to drugging and forcibly raping a 13 year old girl, and then fled the
country to live out a pampered existence in France (where
it seems he carried on his child molesting ways, according to actress
Natassa Kinski). He got three Oscars by making a Holocaust flick.
All is forgiven now, scumbag.
Just stay the hell away from my kids, you sick
child raping freak! Or I'll blow yer god damn head off and
shove that Oscar down your stump!
has an opinion! :-)
whiner - er - winner, was a man who seems to win awards by threatening
to scream blue murder and hold his breath if he doesn't get his way.
This time it was for his infomercial, BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE, which is
not a (ha, ha) documentary in any sense
of the word (entirely ficticious is a proper sense
of the word). How he mewled about the chance that he might fail
to win an Oscar against far better, and far more honest competition.
Michael lied in the film. He lied in his acceptance speach. He even
lied to the press after he got his award, claiming that the booes he
got from the audience during his libelous acceptance slander were made
by people he specifically seeded in to do just that.
my word for it though, read
CATFISH GODS: THE MOVIE
Gods - The Movie. I sure never thought those four words would ever go
together when I wrote the story. Even when it was made a part of SCARY
REDNECKS and Other Inbred Horrors (w/David
Whitman) it never crossed my mind. Yet, last night I finalized
the contract with HD4D Cinema Entertainment for Catfish Gods
to be made from this story.
at Story Time.
MOUTH OF THE SOUTH - WITHOUT A SHOE
Jane Fonda's favorite liberal, Ted Turner (Real
name, Robert Edward Turner), must have, like the rest of us,
saw the news. He saw happy Iraqi's dancing in the streets, tearing down
pictures of Saddam Hussien, and for once, not afraid to show their smiling
faces to the cameras. Not looking past the camera to someone when they
speak their minds. Freedom is like that at first. The re-building comes
later. And that is precisely what's got Captain Outrageous seething.
Speaking at a conference in New Orleans, Teddy said that the United
States is "going to be in big financial trouble after we pay
for this. The thing about war is, we've got to spend all this money
to blow Iraq up, and then we have to go out and rebuild it.*
It's really bad business."
bad business." Thanks for putting human life and liberty in the
proper perspective, Chief! Ted Turner then went on to say that Reverend
Martin Luther King could have stopped us from going to war. Ted is apparently
channeling again as well.
our enemies will never do, though they even expect it of us! Yeah, we're
the bad guys here. -feo
TIME OF WAR, IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST!
So for all of you folks who heard the rumors, freaked, and deluged various
entertainment magazines with emails begging for the truth to be revealed,
here it is:
According to USA Today, imdb.com, and infobeat Entertainment (I
don't care to keep checking any more sources), actor Toby Maguire
(REVENGE OF THE RED BARON, SPIDERMAN),
despite his back injuries suffered while filming his latest movie, "Seabiscuit"
(The story of a boy - and his biscuit),
WILL appear as Peter Parker in THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN (set
for a 2004 release). In fact, he just got a super hefty pay raise
of $15 million on top of what he made for SPIDERMAN! Jake Gyllenhaal
DARKO), on the other hand, who was rumored to replace Toby,
WILL NOT be Spiderman and expects no pay raises: so that he can
continue the career choices that have brought him such roles as "Bubbleboy"
and "The Good Girl". There now, feel more at ease with the
IN CASE YA DIDN'T KNOW, WE'RE LETTIN' YA KNOW!
For those horror fans who did not know yet, we wanted to announce our
U.S. Haunted House Directory at hauntedhouses.us.
If you are looking for a great haunted house or attraction to visit this
upcoming Halloween, our directory is a great place to start. The site
is broken down into different states, so you can easily find haunted attractions
Horror in the Superstitious world raises its head again. Jesus on a
potato chip, his Mom on a beach post, and now this: Did God really talk
through a carp? Or was it Old Scratch up to his tricks again? Whatever,
a fish shouting dire prophecies, in Hebrew, in a Jewish deli, was beat
to death with a club (if prayers don't work, use
a big freaking bat! Years of roaming gangs of fag bashers could have
told ya!). If it was the Devil, then we've all been saved by
a club wielding Christian. If it was God, then we've all been saved
by a club wielding Christian. Jews the world over can now take heart.
Whenever some screwed up Goyim blames the Jews for killing Christ, they
can all say, "Oh yah? Vell what about that CARP?" But
don't bother fish basher, Luis Nivelo. He is sick of hearing about it.
ACCORDING TO MIKE
Self styled "Brutal Horror" author, Mike Philbin, aka Hertzen
Chimera tells us the following:
sad day for gross-out horror, people.
Massacre Publishing just got BANNED from advertising my latest trade
paperback short story collection (co-written with
Alex Severin) in a mass-market goth-fetish mag called SWAG. And
I quote from their own press releases, "For those who live on the
The word fist.
at Story Time.
BECAUSE YOU'RE A FAN DOESN'T MEAN THEY LIKE YOU.
I don't haunt the fansites of actors who make their living making DVD
movies that, brand new, cost $5.99. Call it snobbery if you like. Still,
the Lorenzo Lamaseseses' of the world have their small, if rabid, fans.
World Champion Kickboxer (1987) Olivier
Gruner (NEMESIS, VELOCITY TRAP, INTERCEPTORS)
is one such actor. He's made 23 films and not one has grossed more than
a single payday for the TV cast of Friends. Still, he has his fans.
Or had his fans may be more apropos. To paraphrase a quote from SCANNERS,
"He has fans: He doesn't want them, but he has them." I don't
know what this fansite did to cheese off Olivier, but check out this
laughably sad link to the fansite formerly known as The
Albert Einstien's Birthday today so let's do something smart!
some stories I wrote and printed out back in the days of DOS and Windows
3.11 (when I would write with Notebook and WordPerfect),
I am rather amazed at my superior grammar. What happened to me? Did
I get lazy? Well, in a way, yes.
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THIS WAY COMES
Friday, March 21, Ray Bradbury will make an appearance and sign books
at Form Zero Books in Los Angeles, CA (downtown
LA near little Tokyo) in an event sponsored by the Columbia College
Chicago West Coast Alumni. You must sign up in advance with Sarah Schroeder
by phone 818-655-5288 or FAX 818-655-8438. Be sure to ask Susan about
the starting time, too.
FOR MEDIUM RARE
Rare Books Publishing, LLC would like to congratulate the
following authors for making the H.W.A. Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary
Ballot for Works Published in 2002.
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slate of nominations for the 2003 International Horror Guild Awards,
but NOT the final recipients, will be announced at the World Horror
Convention in Kansas City on April 19, 2003. The final awards recognizing
outstanding achievement in horror/dark fantasy for the year 2002 will
be announced on May 23."
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LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR HARRY
Andy Fairclough at HORROR
WORLD has given our boy, Harry
Shannon his own message board (hosted
in Germany no less!). I've no idea what will actually happen on
the message board since the old coot is too busy writing and taking care
of his toddling papoose to talk much. But if you are a fan of his books
BAD SEED and NIGHT OF THE BEAST, why not drop by?
Today is my Father's birthday. He's E.C. McMullen and I'm Jr. So Happy
Birthday Pop! Now the world knows about it!
Supernatural Fiction Writers
CAN'T AFFORD IT BUT...
Since 1985, the SUPERNATURAL FICTION WRITERS tomes have been a
staple of libaries across the U.S. and Canada. The two volume
set is a compendium of essays on the writers of Supernatural fantasy
and Horror and a great resource.
also $250 bucks!
if you are a collector (and who isn't?)
you may want to have these two volumes (already
pricey, they get incredibly collectable incredibly fast!).
to informative essays on folks like Robert Aikman, Clive Barker, Ray
Bradbury, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen King (natch,
S.K.!) and more, this two volume set also contains essays by
feoamante.com contributors Monica
J. O'Rourke, Christopher
T. Huyck Jr., and E.C.McMullen
Jr. How can you go wrong?
COMES TO THE DARK SIDE
Weston Ochse, co-writer of SCARY
REDNECKS and Other Inbred Horrors, will be at Dark
Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank CA., USA this Sunday,
March 16, at 2:30pm to do signings of his new book, APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS
(co-authored with David Whitman [DEAD
FELLAS] who will not be present). Book purchase at
Dark Delicacies is required for all seeking an autograph. Those not
making a purchase will NOT be allowed a free autograph (Hey!
They went to the trouble of setting this up for yall so ingrates need
not attend!). All you gracious folks in the area can haul your
carcass over to
4213 W. Burbank Boulevard
Burbank, California, 91505
Report by John
so you've heard of the "Save Farscape" campaign that fans of
the sci-fi channel's show have launched to try and save it from the cutting
room floor. In fact, many television series have been buttressed by such
Firefly is another). But what
about fans doing the same thing for a series of novels?
at Story Time.
Report by Judi
C'MON, BUBBA, LET'S DO IT!
the wait for general distribution continues, Don Coscarelli's BUBBA HO-TEP
will be shown this week at the South
By Southwest Film Filmfest in Austin, TX. The film, based on
the story by Joe R. Lansdale, will play at
midnight on Wednesday, March 12, at the Alamo
of Lansdale, the Texas writer will be interviewed by David English on
Radio Network on Thursday, March 13. The program is set to air beginning
at 2:00 p.m. and repeating every four hours.
Science Fiction and Horror have been intimate siblings ever since Mary
Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
became the Mother of Science Fiction with her Book THE MODERN PROMETHEUS
(FRANKENSTEIN) and the Mother of Horror
with her book THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (FRANKENSTIEN).
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Galapagos: A Scary Rednecks Collection
A FEW SCARY REDNECKS MORE
Writers Weston Ochse and David Whitman turned the small press
publishing world upside down when DarkTales released SCARY
REDNECKS: And Other Inbred Horrors. It was Horror. It was
Comedy. And it was one of the best selling small press collections
of the 1900s.
success of the book spoiled these two rotten and they have since
languished in chapbook and novella hell. As the years passed,
they tormented their newborn fans with an interminably long waiting
period for more backwoods horror in a jugular vein. Oh sure, you
could blame this publisher or that publisher, but why speak ill
of the dead?
long (and I mean REALLY long)
last, APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS: A Scary Rednecks Collection
is now available from Medium
TU BE A SCDEAM QVEEN!
I want to be a Scream Queen, the new Reality TV show in
which aspiring actresses attempt to land a starring role in the upcoming
horror movie HYBRID entered production on March 3, 2003. The show will
begin by featuring the producers, Tony Urban and Chip Hajel as they
began a rigorous application process which included more than 3,000
applicants all vying for a shot at movie stardom.
at Horror Movies.
Bookstore will be running a contest starting this week. For a limited
time, anyone who purchases Harry Shannon's NIGHT
OF THE BEAST
from their site will have a chance to win a $100.00 gift certificate
to buy even more of their amazing merchandise.
is run by Matt Schwartz, creator of the original Horrornet.com, credited
for being the incubator for the new wave of Horror writers. Its message
boards and chatroom were the cyber salons for such folks as Mike
Oliveri, John Pelan, Rain Graves, Brian
Keene, Ryan Harding, Regina Mitchell, Weston
Ochse, Teri Jacobs, Mike Bracken, Geoff Cooper, John Urbancik,
and some clown named Feo Amante to name but a few.
& TWITCH GO ALL X-FILES
Todd McFarlane Productions is introducing a new monthly comic book.
Beginning in May, CASEFILES: Sam and Twitch will be hitting comic book
store shelves with a "refreshing and bold new twist" on these
classic New York City detectives first introduced in the pages of Spawn.
rest of the story go to spawn.com.