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 THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO
Nicky Katt (GREMLINS, V [TV], STRANGE DAYS,
A TIME TO KILL, THE KINDRED: The Embraced, PHANTOMS,
DELIVERED, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, INSOMNIA) is 33.
Kevin Eastman (TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES,
HEAVY METAL magazine, GUNS OF EL CHUPACABRA, RIDE WITH THE DEVIL, HEAVY
METAL 2000, CITIZEN TOXIE, TALES FROM THE CRAPPER) is 41.
at Horror Movies.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO
And another belated Horror birthday to
Michael T. Huyck
Jr. (CARPE NOCTEM magazine, HARVESTING SORROW
[4x4 anthology], and a long list of other anthologies) who was
39 on May 22.
Danny Elfman (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE
2, BEETLEJUICE, SCROOGED, GHOSTBUSTERS II, BATMAN, NIGHTBREED,
DARKMAN, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS,
ARMY OF DARKNESS,
THE FRIGHTENERS, MEN
IN BLACK, MARS ATTACKS!, SLEEPY
HOLLOW, PLANET OF THE APES
, SPIDERMAN, RED
DRAGON) is 50.
Adrian Paul (LAST RITES, MASQUE OF THE RED
DEATH , WAR OF THE WORLDS [TV], DARK SHADOWS [TV], HIGHLANDER [TV],
PREMONITION, HIGHLANDER: Endgame, THE
BREED, THE VOID) is 44.
shares a May birthday with MARS ATTACKS! alumni, Pam Grier.
Michael T. Huyck shares a May birthday with fellow 4x4'er, Geoff Cooper.
ARGH! May 25th was Poppy Z. Brite's birthday and I missed it! I
MISSED IT! ARGH! I don't even know if she ever visits here
but if she does, "Sorry Poppy!" So happy belated birthday to
Poppy Z. Brite
(LOST SOULS, DRAWING BLOOD, SWAMP FOETUS, EXQUISITE
CORPSE, THE LAZARUS HEART, ARE YOU LOATHSOME TONIGHT?) who is 36.
Birthdays today are:
(BUM PISS AND OTHER CITY SCENTS and a slew of Horror
anthologies) is in his 30s or something.
Robbi Chong (THE OUTER LIMITS [TV], POLTERGIEST:
The Legacy [TV], FATALLY YOURS) is 38.
Ashley Laurence (HELLRAISER,
HELLRAISER II, HELLRAISER
III, LURKING FEAR, BLOOD RUN, A MURDER OF CROWS, WARLOCK III, CYPRESS
EDGE, HELLRAISER:Hellseeker) is 32.
Have you made significant contributions to Horror, Thriller, Mystery,
and Suspense? Well don't let me forget your birthday! Drop me an email
and let me know! And DON'T whine at the next con saying you can't
find my email address! It's in 4 different places on THIS freakin'
writer of such best selling Horror novels as GOAT DANCE, NAOMI, YOU COME
WHEN I CALL YOU, and THE HALLOWEEN MAN, has answered a number of questions
this week regarding his books and what's coming out. In regards to THE
ATTRACTION, THE PRIEST OF BLOOD, AND NECROMANCER being available in paperback
in 2003 or 2004?
HORROR & MYSTERY BIRTHDAYS!
Imagine being a Horror writer AND sharing a birthday with Christopher
Lee! If you have a birthday today, you are sharing it with:
Harlan Ellison (I HAVE NO MOUTH AND I MUST
SCREAM, A BOY AND HIS DOG, SOLDIER, TERMINATOR)
is 69 [The Magic Number!].
Tony Hillerman (THE SINISTER PIG, THE WAILING
WIND, DANCE HALL OF THE DEAD, PEOPLE OF DARKNESS, THE DARK WIND, THE GHOST
WAY, SKINWALKERS) is 78.
Christopher Lee (THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN,
DRACULA , THE HOUND OF BASKERVILLES , THE MUMMY , THE
CITY OF THE DEAD, THE WICKER
MAN, SLEEPY HOLLOW,
LORD OF THE RINGS, and
over 100 more!) is 81.
Piccirilli (GRAVE MEN, HEXES, THE
NIGHT CLASS, A
LOWER DEEP) is 37.
Linnea Quigley (PSYCHO FROM TEXAS, SANCTUARY
FOR EVIL, "SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT", THE
RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, CREEPOZOIDS, SORORITY BABES IN THE SLIME
BOWL-A-RAMA, A NIGHTMARE
ON ELMSTREET 4, INNOCENT BLOOD and over 50 more!) is 45. Linnea
shares a May birthday with her co-stars from INNOCENT BLOOD, Chaz Palminteri
(May 15) and Anne Parillaud (May
HOOFS IT OVER TO DARK DELICACIES
On Saturday June 7th at 2:00p.m. Dark
Delicacies will host a signing for the new DVD and CD soundtrack release
of the horror film DarkWalker. Scheduled to be on hand for the signing
are Producer Chuck Williams, Director Danny Draven (HORROR
VISION, CRYPTZ, THE GRIGHTENING, HELL ASYLUM), Composer Josephine
Soegijanty, and cast members Kathleen Taylor, Michael Sage, David DeWitt,
Brenda Matthews, Rick Irvin, Emily van Sonnenberg, Jill Small, Clive Hawkins,
and Ali Taylor.
Delicacies is located at
4213 West Burbank Blvd, Burbank, CA. USA
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO
Pam Grier (TWILIGHT PEOPLE, "SCREAM,
BLACKULA, SCREAM", SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES, VINDICATOR, CLASS
OF 1999, SERIAL KILLER, ESCAPE FROM L.A., MARS ATTACKS!, GHOSTS
OF MARS, BONES) is 54.
YOU MAY ALREADY BE A WINNER!
The 2003 INTERNATIONAL HORROR GUILD awards recognizing outstanding achievements
in the field of horror and dark fantasy from the year 2002 were announced
May 23, 2003. CHARLES L. GRANT was previously announced at the World Horror
Convention on April 19, 2003 as this year's LIVING LEGEND. IHG Living
Legends are individuals who have made meritorious and notable contributions
and/or have substantially influenced the field of horror/dark fantasy.
Previous recipients are William F. Nolan, Alice Cooper, Ray Bradbury,
Clive Barker, Hugh B. Cave, Edward W. Bryant, Richard Matheson, and Harlan
at Story Time.
DARK WEB ANIMATION!
There's a new section of THE DARK LINKS: DARK
WEB ANIMATION. To me, this is a new form of storytelling developing,
something different from movie shorts (even those
little films developed with the Internet in mind.)
Like short stories, they are confined by certain limits and limits are often
a great impetus to creativity. They work in episodic form, too, to tell
a longer story or convey a series of connected stories.
So I've found
some of interest. Let me know if you find more. I'm not interested in
previews or trailers. I'd like to list only complete stories or episodic
WASN'T THE FIRST TIME A MOBSTER'S SPERM FOUND ITS WAY OUT OF ALLENWOOD."
Okay: without question; mobsters, gangsters, and other criminal thugs
are nothing more than parasites - ticks and tapeworms - doing nothing
constructive and feeding off of an otherwise productive society. Look
at any country where organized crime rules and you see a country destroyed
by poverty, death, disease, and non-stop deadly violence. And a lot of
poverty stricken "Warlords" killing each over USO shipments
of rice and powdered milk. I grant you that.
said, this article, regarding a member of New York's Columbo organized
crime family, is pretty funny! Even funnier is the state government of
Pennsylvania's reaction to it!
Some newer horror fans might forget this, but Joan Collins was a staple
of Hammer Horror back in the 1960s and '70s so
Joan Collins (SUBTERFUGE, REVENGE, TALES
FROM THE CRYPT, FEAR IN THE NIGHT, TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS, DARK PLACES,
THE DEVIL WITHIN HER, EMPIRE OF THE ANTS) is 70.
we rarely update on the weekends:
A Happy May 24 Birthday to -
Alan Beatts (Owner of SF / Fantasy / &
Horror Bookstore, Borderlands)
Alfred Molina (RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, DEAD
MAN, SPECIES, MURDER ON THE ORIENT
EXPRESS [TV], IDENTITY) is 50.
(THE STICKMEN, SUCCUBI, CITY INFERNAL, INCUBI, MONSTROSITY)
Jonathan Torres (Horror Gadfly)
- AND YET - ANOTHER 2003 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION REVIEWER AT FEOAMANTE.COM
Welcome new reviewer, Jimmy Z. Jimmy read William P. Simmons anthology,
and is here to give you his opinion of it.
PMS TO BE FOUND AT BOOKSTORE!
That's right! Pens of Mass Signings will be showing up in Burbank at Dark
Delicacies Bookstore! In honor of the Book Expo America holding its convention
in Los Angeles, Dark Delicacies is having a mass book signing on Saturday
night May 31st at 7:00p.m.
to be on hand and the books they are signing are
at Story Time.
CALIFORNIA WRITERS AT MYTERIOUS GALAXY
In ones and in twos writers are hitting Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in
San Diego, CA. If you are going to be in that neck of the woods the latter
part of May, you may want to get autographs from the following folks -
at Story Time.
Fans of old Horror movies remember one of the most beautiful actresses of
all time, Susan Strassberg.
Susan Strassberg (TASTE OF FEAR, THE FEMALE
TRAP, LE SORELLE, FRANKENSTEIN [TV], PSYCHO SISTERS, THE MANITOU, CREEPERS,
MAZES AND MONSTERS, THE RETURNING) would have been 65 today. She
left in 1999; succumbing to breast cancer.
ARE NOT REAL SAYS STUDY
Yeah, that's what a group of researchers in England are saying, and to
prove their theory, they've carefully and formally disproved two of England's
most famous ghosts:
Catherine, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII
Mr. Boots, who reportedly makes his home in the South Bridge Vaults in
like this is the Final Nail in the Coffin for Ghosts! (Get
it? HA! I KILL ME! Don't you wish I would?)
But let us
also keep in mind that the man who drove this research is none other than
Richard Wiseman, psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire
in southern England, and the man who, only last year, announced to the
world that he had discovered, through careful research and study, THE
funniest joke in the world.
was not amused.
Hey gang! You know that "Crazy" aunt of yours who goes everywhere
with that huge, ubiquitous suitcase that she always keeps shut? You know
how, when she comes over on the holidays you can hear her, locked in the
guest room, talking to herself? Well maybe what's going on there is something
Oh I'm sorry!
Does she happen to be staying with you Right Now? Forget I said
CAR ACCIDENT CLAIMS ONE OF OUR OWN
(FeoNote: Jack Fisher of Flesh & Blood Press
originally posted this information on the message boards at Horror.org.
But since many of you who come here may not be members of the Horror Writers
Association, this is also being posted here)
I have some tragic news to share with the board. Editor of Dreams &
Nightmares, David Kopaska-Merkel, was in a severe car accident last night.
He's seriously injured. Although he survived, he will never be the same.
Below is a letter from his Minister:
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HORROR BIRTHDAY TO -
Tony Goldwyn (FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI, DARK
HOLIDAY [TV], GHOST, VAULT OF HORROR I [TV], KISS THE GIRLS, THE
6TH DAY, ABANDON) is 43.
2003 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION REVIEWER COMES TO FEOAMANTE.COM
Welcome new reviewer, Maurice Broaddus to Feo Amante's Story Time.
We first met in Chicago (2002 WHC) and
met up again at the Kansas City WHC in MO (To
alla you foreigners who don't understand this: Yes, we know Kansas
City should be in Kansas and not Missouri. It's a long and convoluted
story). Maurice gives us his outlook on Clive Barker's,
Drew Fuller (VOODOO ACADEMY, ANGELS DON'T SLEEP
VAMPIRE CLAN, CHARMED [TV])
Grace Jones (NIGHTMARE CITY, CONAN THE DESTROYER,
VAMP, WOLF GIRL / BLOOD
THRILLER MOVIE TIME
THE MATRIX: RELOADED
is packing the theaters and EQUILIBRIUM
(to the "expert's" surprise)
is selling out in stores. Our reviewer, Kelly Parks gave it a 4 Shriek
Girl rating when it quietly hit theaters in 2002. Dimension Films
wouldn't stand behind this flick, despite EQUILIBRIUM
getting two thumbs up from top critics like Ebert & Roeper just
to name a few! Check out our review and then check out EQUILIBRIUM.
It will hold you over until the lines for THE
MATRIX: RELOADED die down at the
So, some son of a Philadelphia TV Weatherman gets a bit part in a small
film as the victim of a vampire, and the following year he plays Angel on
the wildly popular Buffy the Vampire Slayer? And then the year after he
gets his own show? Then lucrative action figure deals? Nice life if you
can get it! Today's birthday wishes go to
David Boreanaz (MACABRE PAIR OF SHORTS, BUFFY THE
VAMPIRE SLAYER [TV], ANGEL [TV], VALENTINE) who is 32.
Pierce Brosnan (NOMADS, THE FOURTH PROTOCOL,
King's: THE LAWNMOWER MAN, LIVE WIRE, GOLDEN EYE, MAR'S ATTACKS!, DANTE'S
PEAK, THE TAILOR OF PANAMA) who is 50.
Anne Parillaud (NIKITA, INNOCENT BLOOD, PASSAGE À
L'ACTE, DEAD GIRL, SHATTERED IMAGE) is 43.
Anne shares a May birthday with her INNOCENT BLOOD co-star, Chaz Palminteri.
2003 WORLD HORROR CONVENTION TO REVIEWER AT FEOAMANTE.COM
Attending the World Horror Convention can really give a boost to your
writing career. Proof of this is our new reviewer, Chesya Burke, who
comes to Feo Amante's Story Time with her review of Richard Wright's,
Happy Birthday to
Chaz Palminteri (INNOCENT BLOOD, JADE, DIABOLIQUE,
SCAR CITY) who is 51.
AND MATHESON SMASH IT UP
Horror writers Craig Spector and Richard Christian Matheson, along with
singer / songwriter Preston Sturges, comprise the band SMASH-CUTS. Craig
at Shadow Music.
Cate Blanchett (THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY,
LORD OF THE RINGS)
Tim Roth (MURDER WITH MIRRORS, "THE COOK, THE
THIEF, HIS WIFE, AND HER LOVER", RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, PLANET
OF THE APES ) is 42. Tim Roth also shares a birthday with
his co-star of Quentin Tarantino films, Harvey Keitel.
Robert Zemekis (WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?, DEATH BECOMES
HER, TALES FROM THE CRYPT [TV], DEMON KNIGHT, THE
FRIGHTENERS, BORDELLO OF BLOOD, WHAT LIES BENEATH,
HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, THIR13EN GHOSTS, RITUAL, GHOST SHIP, GOTHIKA)
is 51. Robert shares a May birthday with his actor from GHOST SHIP, Gabriel
EVIL PROPHECY COMES ALIVE AT E3
In a first for Todd McFarlane Entertainment, computer graphics and traditional
animation have come together to create a 90-second spooky short to open
the McFarlane's Evil Prophecy video game. This short movie intro will
be available to view at the Konami booth at E3
DOING IT KEENE STYLE
Brian says that he's almost finished the first draft of BABYLON FALLING,
a novella that will be published by Earthling Publications later this
year. Anybody remember the old Ace Double Books - two novellas by two
authors in one paperback book? Earthling is going to try something similar,
and the first one will feature John
Urbancik and Keene. BABYLON FALLING takes place in current war in
Iraq, and tells the story of a group of American P.O.W.s who uncover
a plot by Saddams Fedyaheen brigade to unleash a Djinn on the allied
RISING, as a Leisure paperback, will hit stores in early January, 2004.
Brian believes that Leisure is really behind the book, as far as marketing
Was Free Comic Book Day and if you missed it, you have my pity. Here's a
little Horror gem that Chris Gage found: LEAVE
IT TO CHANCE.
Of course we are going to wish Harvey Keitel a happy birthday! In addition
to his many roles in Suspense, Thrillers, and Mysteries, he started his
career on the first ever Horror soap opera, DARK SHADOWS!
Harvey Keitel (DARK SHADOWS [TV], SATURN 3, BLINDSIDE,
THE JANUARY MAN, DUE OCCHI DIABOLICI aka TWO EVIL EYES, THE TWO JAKES, MORTAL
THOUGHTS, RESERVOIR DOGS, PULP FICTION, FROM
DUSK TIL DAWN, LITTLE NICKY, RED
DRAGON) is 64. Harvey shares a May birthday with his co-star
from FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, George Clooney (May 5),
and his co-star from TWO EVIL EYES, Julie Benz (May
Wanamaker (BAAL, EDGE OF DARKNESS, GORMENGHAST,
HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE) is 54.
EISNER AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
Nominees for the prestigious Eisner Awards, the comic industry's equivalent
of the Oscars, have been announced. Among them are a number of books and
creators that were recommended here in this space, proving once again
that feoamante.com is ahead of the curve when it comes to searching out
the cream of the crop!
names on the list include:
Mike Mignola (HELLBOY
Bruce Jones and company for THE
Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill for THE
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN;
Laura DePuy Martin for her coloring on RUSE;
Dylan Williams' ORCHID
for Best Anthology and its "Green Tea" for Best Short Story;
and I can't end without mentioning my pal Jimmy Palmiotti and his lovely
partner in crime Amanda Conner, along with Garth Ennis, whose THE PRO
is up for Best Humor Publication. I haven't reviewed THE PRO (about
a super-powered hooker) because it doesn't fall into our genres*,
but it's a fun read if you have a sick and twisted sense of humor.
going to be at the San Diego Comic-Con in July like me and Feo, you can
attend the Eisner Awards yourself and see who wins! Now, in what other
creative industry can the general public attend their awards show, and
see the award presented by the very man (Will Eisner)
it's named after? Ain't comics grand?
Well? How about it, gang? Is Sick and Twisted a good enough category for
reviewing a comic? Let Chris or myself hear some feedback on this.
CATFISH GODS: THE MOVIE
As of today, I am not only story consultant and technical advisor for
this project, but I am also Co-Director. Let me emphasize the 'Co' part,
however. I'm part of the crew because of my intrinsic knowledge of the story
and also because of my ideas regarding pacing and back story.
at Horror Movies.
Grice of The
Rebecca Clarke grew up hearing about her father's gory thriller series.
Now she's his co-writer. Their latest collaboration comes out next month.
Rebecca Clarke is editing her father's writing she doesn't use straightforward
pen strokes to indicate cuts. Instead, she draws First World War fighter
plane cartoons down the margin.
CLIVE GETS REAL
In a surprise move on Friday artist/writer Clive Barker contacted Dark
Delicacies and let them know that he was withdrawing the photo of his
art piece from the charity auction for Guide
Dogs of America and replacing it with the actual piece of art. The
art auction which features pieces from the charity book Framed: a Gallery
of Dark Delicacies had been offering the only photograph done of the piece
that Clive had contributed to the book. Clive would then have signed the
8" X 10" piece for the high bidder. However, now the high bidder
will be able to take home an original Barker piece.
at Story Time.
Big birthday wishes to Gabriel Byrne (THE KEEP,
GOTHIC, STIGMATA, END
OF DAYS, SPIDER, GHOST
SHIP), who is 53.
Don't mind them - they're just busy maturing faster than the boys.
The Senior girls in Northbrook Illinois, USA decided to have fun with
the junior girls, after the game, by beating the smaller girls over the
head until they bled (one required stitches),
dumping human feces on them, throwing broken bottles at them, beating
the younger girls over the head with bottles, all in front of an audience
and while the cameras were rolling. Now, police are investigating this
matter as five of the younger girls had to go to the emergency room of
the local hospital. The Senior girls involved insist that it is an annual
event and besides, "Everyone else does it." The attackers are
currently worried that they will "get in trouble" for their
In 1972, when Darren McGavin was in his early fifties (and
certainly over the hill as an actor), he starred in a small television
movie called THE NIGHT STALKER. The movie was about Carl Kolchak: an aging,
over the hill, world weary reporter who, at the end of his career, suddenly
finds himself getting side-swiped by an unbelievable, yet all too terrifying
story. A story that no one will believe, yet with his reporters instincts
and ability to find the truth, one he can prove. There were twists and
turns, governments conspiracies, something was going on right under our
noses that we knew nothing about, and Kolchak was only there because,
in his bumbling way, he tripped right over it. The film (screenplay
by Richard Matheson,
based on a story by Jeff Rice) proved so popular that a second
made for TV movie was shot for the following year called THE NIGHT STRANGLER
(again by Matheson and Rice). That movie
was wildly successful too and the producers were starting to bite their
nails, wondering why the hell they didn't recognize the potential of these
films and release them to theaters instead?
at Horror Movies.
THE INK STROKE
Artist Fredrik King has been called many things in his life, but among
the better noms he's been plume'ing is "King of the Ink Stroke".
This was given to him by yours truly and, if you have no idea what I'm
talking about, then you haven't seen his work: But you can, and soon!
King's artwork will be appearing in the upcoming issue of Cemetery
Dance magazine. The newest issue will feature two of Fredrik King's
Yeah, believe it or not, Hollywood superhunk, George Clooney makes the list
George Clooney (RETURN TO HORROR HIGH, GRIZZLY II:
Return of the Predator, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, THE HARVEST, FROM
DUSK TILL DAWN) is 42.
Leslie Hope (DOPPLEGANGER, SWEET KILLING, FIRST DEGREE,
Bram Stokers: SHADOW BUILDER, BRUISER, DRAGONFLY) is 38.
CINCO DE MAYO DAY!
Whoo Hoo! It's Cinco De Mayo! Yahoo! It's Cinco de Mayo! Whoopie! Woo
does "Cinco de Mayo" mean?
Horror writer Tom Piccirilli is a busy guy, so let's get started. Tom
has made the final ballot for the Stoker Award sin three categories! Those
at Story Time.
Happy birthday to the following folks who have established themselves in
Horror, Thriller, Mystery, and/or Suspense
John Ryhs-Davies (SPHINX, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK,
WAXWORK, THE LOST WORLD, THE UNAMEABLE II, LORD
OF THE RINGS) is 59.
Richard E. Grant (WARLOCK, Bram Stoker's DRACULA,
THE LITTLE VAMPIRE) is 46.
Lance Henrickson (MANSION OF THE DOOMED, DAMIEN: Omen
II, THE VISITOR, PIRANHA II, NIGHTMARES, THE
TERMINATOR, ALIENS, PUMPKIN
HEAD, ALIEN3, NEAR
DARK, SCREAM 3) is
OF MYSTERIOUS GALAXY
If you plan to be in the San Diego area tomorrow (Saturday,
May 3), then here are a few things you should know! M.G. is hosting
a mess o' Horror writers signing their new books. Starting at 2:30pm there
at Story Time.
CHARITY BOOK SIGNING
On Sunday, May 18th in Burbank CA., USA, (Los Angeles
area) Dark Delicacies will be holding a signing for its charity book
Framed: A GALLERY OF DARK DELICACIES. As of press time 39 of the authors
and artists in the book were scheduled to be on hand for the 2:00p.m. signing
which benefits Guide
Dogs of America.
at Story Time.
REX MUNDI THIS SATURDAY!
(FeoNote: For those of you unaware, Rex Mundi is
the creation of ShrunkenHeadStudios: which is nothing more than four guys
who got together OVER THE INTERNET NO LESS, and decided to put
out a comic book that harkened back to the days of Pulp Horror, Thriller,
Mystery, and Suspense! Well hey! That's feoamante.com to a "T"!
They showcased their work at the San Diego ComicCon and Image snatched
them up! Now they are making history) Image wanted us fresh on
the stands for this weekends "Free Comic Book Day" on Saturday
(more on that later). Anyway, my apologies
for not sending out a newsletter letting you all know that sooner, but
in case you were looking for it on April 23rd (they
got bumped to an April 30 release) and were concerned /bummed /
pissed that it wasn't there, well, that's the deal, at least as well as
I know it, and REX
MUNDI #3 is waiting, breathlessly, for you to pick it up on Saturday
(because I KNOW you're going in for the free books!).
As many of
you may know, this Saturday (5/3/03) is Free Comic Book Day: Part Deux
(or Year Deux... whatever). Anyway, there
are a number of shops that will be doing special things, as will a number
of creators, and me and my compadres are no different.
In San Diego,
CA. USA, you can drop by Comickaze in Clairmont at 5525 Clairemont Mesa
Blvd., just off of 805, where I (Eric J.)
will be signing from 1:00 PM on. Our Eisner and Harvey Award nominated
colorist, Jeromy Cox, may be joining me after 3:00 PM. I'm going to have
copies of Rex Mundi #0 that I'll be giving away, but if you want to get
one try to get there reasonably close to 1:00, as I only have a limited
of you in New York, I'd love it if you all would drop by Jim Hanley's
Universe, located at 4 W 33rd St in New York City, and say "hi"
to my partner in crime, Mr. Arvid Nelson, the writer of our little comic.
Arvid is also going to be signing and giving away a limited number of
Rex Mundi #0. He'll be there from 2:00 PM until he can't possibly sign
you do, please take advantage of the day and stop in, grab some free comics,
and maybe peruse some of the other titles on the shelves (like
Rex Mundi!). Hopefully we'll see some of you at Comickaze and Jim
All right you writers! You want hardcore? THIS is hardcore!: Everyone
knows that, in fiction, the most hardcore thing you can write is to describe
what someone could inflict upon themselves. I mean, it's easy to write a
character who inflicts pain on someone else. Too easy. And usually these
"villains" are as 2D as they come. The victims too most often.
You don't feel their pain. You can wholly disassociate yourself from it.
Such desciptions are common and done to death tired! But to inflict serious
pain and maiming upon yourself? What goes through someone's mind when they
are forced into that position? How could someone put themselves through
that ordeal? Read the following news items:
Climber Amputates His Arm
Saves Peak Climber
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO:
Dwayne Johnson (THE
MUMMY RETURNS, THE SCORPION
KING) is 31
David Suchet (THIRTEEN AT DINNER [TV], POIROT, PERIL
AT END HOUSE, DEADLY VOYAGE, EVIL UNDER THE SUN) is 57.
Are you getting a little sick of seeing genre actors getting all the birthday
wishes? Don't you want to see writers getting their birthdays in here
too? Then send me them dang birthdays so I can build a database of 'em!
email me at Feo
Amante and put "Birthday" in the subject line.
IS X-MEN 2
And Kelly Parks has the review! Is it as good as the original (Is
the sequel ever as good as the original? Except for when James
Cameron directs of course!) Check out Kelly's review of X-MEN
2 at Horror Movies!
TODAY BANE THE DAY!
When the Chiaroscuro contest begins! In conjunction with Leisure
Books, Chiaroscuro is proud to present the 9th ANNUAL CHIAROSCURO SHORT
STORY CONTEST! There will be three lush prizes and three honorable mentions
with the top prize winning story getting published (at the pro rate of 3
cents a word) in Chiaroscuro. That plus other goodies for the best one,
but second and third place winners don't fare too badly either! For complete
information and contest rules, check out TheChiaroscuro.com.
the contest, Chiaroscuro will not be accepting non-contest story submissions
until September, 2003.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN WOO!
One of the most influential film directors across a broad spectrum of genres
these days is John Woo. And how fortunate that he has lived long enough
to hear the accolades!
John Woo (MO DENG TIAN CHI, FACE/OFF) is 57.
Julie Benz (DUE OCCHI DIABOLICI aka TWO EVIL EYES,
BUFFY THE VANPIRE SLAYER [TV], SATAN'S SCHOOL FOR GIRLS [TV], ANGEL [TV])
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.