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 writer Weston
REDNECKS and Other Inbred Horrors w/David
SELECTION, APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS)
has been running a contest on his site in promotion of his and David Whitman's
books APPALACHIAN GALAPAGOS and the new hardcover re-issue of SCARY REDNECKS
and Other Inbred Horrors. Various people have entered the contest including
our own reviewer, Brian Knight (RANDOM ACTS OF WEIRDNESS, DRAGONFLY, BLACK
DAY), feoamante contributor Harry Shannon (NIGHT OF THE BEAST, NIGHT OF
THE WEREWOLF) as well as David Niall Wilson, Wayne Allen Sallee, Joe Konrath,
two women who bear a suspicious resemblance to Horror writer Yvonne Navarro
(Weston's spouse). I'm in there too because ... well, its a contest yall!
And there is something about a contest of skill that just brings out my
damn ol' competitive nature. So check out the APPALACHIAN
GALAPAGOS PICTURE CONTEST.
for the 2003 British Fantasy Society Awards have been announced.
(The August Derleth Fantasy Award)
Ramsey Campbell, THE DARKEST PART OF THE WOODS (PS Publishing)
Jonathan Carroll, WHITE APPLES (Tor)
Mark Chadbourn, THE DEVIL IN GREEN (Gollancz)
Graham Joyce, THE FACTS OF LIFE (Gollancz)
China Meiville, THE SCAR (Macmillan)
at Story Time.
DRAGONFLYS HAVE FLOWN AWAY
Only 10 . . . copies left of the Deluxe Leatherbound Edition of DRAGONFLY
that, for a virtual unknown, the fact that Brian Knight has sold so many
of these special edition books speaks volumes (HA!)
100 Signed Hardcovers selling at $55.00 and
Leather-bound Hardcovers selling at $150.00
and they are nearly all sold OUT!
(feoamante.com contributor, editor of RARE and Random
Acts of Weirdness) says: This is the ultimate edition of DRAGONFLY,
with an extra story and original Alan M. Clark cover art, bound in soft
leather, utilizing state of the art binding techniques that are an art
form in themselves.
Knight also had THIS to say about some of the other writers who are with
at Story Time.
MATT WARNER IS SET TO EXPLODE
Lot's of stuff going on in Horror writer (THE
ORGAN DONOR) Matthew Warner's life.
He and his
fiancée Deena Lineberger (a.k.a. illustrator
Holland) have moved in together and, as he says, "We finally
unloaded THING (That House In Nowhere Georgia).
We've been planning a horror-themed wedding and honeymoon (okay,
a "Horror-themed" wedding? Sure! That's cake! But a Horror-themed
HONEYMOON??? That's a style of wedding consumation I just haven't been
able to pull off yet! -Feo)."
about Matthew's Miles and more...
at Story Time.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
And on Sunday, Sept. 28
I guess when you are born with a name like Frank Kenny Wilson, the first
thing you want to do is runaway and join the MARILYN
MANSON band. So let's give a Happy Birthday to
Musician Ginger Fish (MARILYN MANSON: Holywood,
MARILYN MANSON: The Golden Age of the Grotesque, and more) who
Musician George Lynch (of 1980s metal band
DOKKEN) is 39.
THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
Actor Linda Hamilton (TAG: The Assassination
Game, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, TERMINATOR,
BLACK MOON RISING, KING KONG LIVES!, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST [TV], TERMINATOR
2, SILENT FALL, SHADOW CONSPIRACY, DANTE'S PEAK, BATMAN BEYOND, SKELETONS
IN THE CLOSET) is 47.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO-
And a belated Happy Birthday to my bud and feoamante.com reviewer and
Horror Writer, Brian
REST FOR THE WICKED, THE BEST OF HORRORFIND [1 & 2], THE RISING)
who was 36 on September 22.
CRITICS! HORROR FILMS RULE!
And this isn't even my headline! This headline comes from imdb.com!
Why? Because Horror rules again as the most popular film genre of 2003,
just like in 1999. While there have been clunker Horror films this year,
they have also been the most profitable, chewing through a competition
of sequels, cop rock, and rom coms. As of today, there are no less than
5 Horror / Thriller movies in the top 10. These are:
1. UNDERWORLD (Horror)
4. ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO (Thriller)
5. COLD CREEK MANOR (Thriller)
7. CABIN FEVER (Horror)
9. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN
I am to come off seeming coy regarding the work of friends, I honestly
have to say that, if there are any movie folk reading this website, there
are two stories you will want to check out for possible films. The screenplay
UPON THE END by Weston
Ochse and the novel THE RISING by
Brian Keene. I've read them both. Both are most excellent.
And both would translate well to the screen.
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO -
Your favorite Uruk and Sauron,
Actor Sala Baker (All the LORD
OF THE RINGS movies) is 27.
On Sunday, September 21.
Don't tell me that you forgot the King's Birthday! If so, here is everything
we've ever covered on the works of the King.
Writer Stephen King (Go to our Stephen
King page) is 57.
Horror / Dark Fantasy / SF writer Tanith Lee is one of the very few who
can naturally write weird, romantic, haunted, and terrifying all within
the same story and make it seamless! While many, even well established
authors stumble from love scene to horror scene, Tanith does it all with
natural grace and beauty of a violent storm (Well,
I find grace and beauty in storms anyway -Feo). She may very likely
be the original Gothic Writer. Happy Birthday to
Tanith Lee (MORTAL SUNS, VIVIA, THE CLADIA
JOURNALS, THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED, THE BOOK OF THE MAD, RED AS BLOOD, FACES
UNDER WATER and way more) who is 57.
HORROR/THRILLER BIRTHDAY TO-
Actor Billy Drago (VAMP, HUNTER'S BLOOD,
HERO AND THE TERROR, DARK BEFORE DAWN, CYBORG 2, LUNARCOP, NEVER SAY DIE,
A DOLL IN THE DARK, CONVICT 762, THE CIRCUIT) is 54.
"Hey, Feo,", they say. "I've contributed to Horror or Thrillers,
or Mystery, or Suspense. How come you never mention my birthday?"
I'm just like John Edwards, see? I really can't talk to the dead or otherwise
divine information from any realm other than reality. So if you want me
to wish you a Happy Birthday, Freakin' Tell Me About It!
A HAPPY CAMPER!
Stevie won the 2003 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
from The Board of Directors of the National Book Foundation. Steve said
of the award, "This is probably the most exciting thing to happen
to me in my career as a writer since the sale of my first book in 1973."
And this is for a very good reason, as the National Book Foundation turns
its attention to those who have greatly contributed to Ameican literature.
The NBF is highly recognized in literature and the prize is coveted for
its merit. So the importance in all of this is the years that King, for
all of his popularity (popularity means squat in
the long run. Britney Spears is popular in the 2000s like Debbie Gibson
was popular in the 1980s. Debbie who?) was shunned, reviled, and
booed for all of his work being nothing more than (shudder)
"Genre Writing!" That bane of the dark ghetto of book store
at Story Time.
MAKING THE BEST OF 14 SECONDS
(FeoNote: The following is from Horror writer and
feoamante.com reviewer, Wrath. Quoth the Wrath)
Many of you know that I came out of retirement last night (Saturday,
Sept. 13) with a kickboxing title fight in Oklahoma. For anyone
who was curious about the result lets just say it was the best 14 seconds
of my life. I hit him. He hit the floor. One kick to the head and the
fight was over 14 seconds after it began. Now I can rest easy and get
back to scaring the shit out of people on paper instead of in the ring
for another couple of months. Thanks to all those who I know were wishing
WITH TAMARA THORNE, AUTHOR OF SORORITY TRILOGY SERIES
will be hosting a live chat with prolific author Tamara Thorne. During this
chat we will be discussing her SORORITY TRILOGY SERIES.
at Story Time.
BANQUET AT DARK DELICACIES
On Saturday Sept. 20th at 2:00p.m. Dark
Delicacies will be hosting a mass signing event featuring an eclectic
group of writers and artists.
Chad Michael Ward will be signing his new art book BLACK RUST.
Lisa Morton will be signing her new non-fiction reference book THE ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF HALLOWEEN just in time for the holiday.
Artist Tony Mauro will be signing his latest book THE DARK ART OF TONY MAURO.
Our old friend and artist gak will not only be signing his co-edited horror
anthology book DEAD CAT...BIGGER
THAN JESUS but also his gak-o-lanterns for the upcoming holiday.
Writer Robert Steven Rhine along with artists Frank Forte and Jacob Hair
will be signing their comics SATAN'S
POWDER ROOM and CHICKEN SOUP FOR SATAN.
Writer Steve Niles will be signing his new book DIAL M FOR MONSTERS: A Collection
of Cal McDonald Mysteries.
Olive will be signing her comics OUTLOOK GRIM #1 & #2
and artist Mike Sosnowski will be signing his horror prints.
is located at
4213 W. Burbank Blvd.,
Burbank, CA 91505
For more information: darkdel.com
Keene, and John
Urbancik, and Earthling
THE RISE AND FALL OF BABYLON
(FeoNote: either someone was worried that I'd miss
this, or I'm just on too many damn mailing lists!)
In the deserts of the Middle East, where civilization began, there has
always been conflict. And there has always been magic and mystery, danger
and demons. The djinns exist. Whether in modern Babylon, or a Babylon
forgotten by time, passion runs strong. Babylon rises from the sand, unexpected,
to both entice and devour. And the sands fall from Babylon.
at Story Time.
by Vanessa Cortez, staff writer
CARL KOLCHAK: BEHIND THE SCENES OF A NIGHT STALKER
Carl Kolchak is legendary as first modern paranormal investigator - but
shockingly! - although his exploits inspired The X-Files's Fox Mulder
(and influenced Fox TV's Werewolf!), Kolchak
creator Jeff Rice was cruelly mistreated by Hollywood, and actor Darren
McGavin was so disgusted by on-set tension that he begged for Kolchak's
TV show to be canceled!
HORROR BIRTHDAYS TO
Long time veteran Horror Writer Charles L. Grant (BLACK
OAK: HUNTING GROUND, BLACK CAROUSEL) I don't know his exact age
but it's reasonable to assume that there are some hills younger than he.
Horror Writer Kathryn Ptacek (GHOST EYES,
SHADOWEYES, [editor] WOMEN OF DARKNESS, WOMEN OF DARKNESS II) I
don't know her exact age either, but I'm pretty sure that all the hills
are older than she.
We remember those who were taken from us on this day. The perverts will
be caught and justice will be done.
UNTIL THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED,
WE ALL STAND AT GROUND ZERO.
HORROR BIRTHDAY TO
Director Brian DePalma (SISTERS, PHANTOM
OF THE PARADISE, OBSESSION, CARRIE,
THE FURY, DRESSED TO KILL, BLOW OUT, SCARFACE, BODY DOUBLE, RAISING CAIN)
THE MUTANT TRASH IN ALL THE GALAXIES
no small number of writers in Horror today, toiling away, trying their damndest
to be weirder than thou. But M. F. Korn (CONFESSIONS
OF A GHOUL) seems to write weird without breaking a sweat. If he is
struggling to make his stories and characters as odd as hell you would never
know it. He gets into their skin so completely you'd think he grew up with
and loved these people.
Continued at Story
HORROR BIRTHDAY TO-
Lucky 13 years of being the voice of Homer Simpson for The Simpson Haunted
Treehouse Halloween Specials puts a happy birthday to
Actor Dan Castellaneta (The Voice of Homer)
is 45. Yeah, I know this is a stretch, but I LOVE The Simpsons!
Warren Zevon wrote and sung many songs but none so "hit popular"
as the ultra cool Werewolves of London. Songs of monsters were sung before
but they were trite and cornball. "Werewolves", like many of
Warren's songs, was smooth and cool, violent and funny, rusty and suave,
all at the same time. Warren died Sunday after many months of battling
lung cancer brought on by too many years of smoking cigarettes. His last
days were spent with family and friends, working on his final album, THE
WIND, which was released in August of this year. He was 56.
HORROR BIRTHDAY TO
This guy has spent his career in small Horror movies and what Horror!
Nothing but the most off the wall freaked out yet intriguing stuff you
Actor Jeffery Combs (FRIGHTMARE, THE MAN
WITH TWO BRAINS, RE-ANIMATOR,
FROM BEYOND, CELLAR DWELLER,
BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR, DOCTOR MORDRID, NECRONOMICON, CASTLE FREAK, THE
FRIGHTENERS, HOUSE ON HAUNTED
HILL, THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, FEAR
DOT COM, BEYOND RE-ANIMATOR, and way more!) is 49.
Comic The Amazing Jonathon is a Horror comic if there ever was
one. He routinely chews up shards of glass, razor blades and string, and
then, bleeding profusely from the mouth, pulls it all out neatly tied
to the string. He is also knnown for pulling the spines out of volunteers
from the audience. He is 45 today.
CHIMERA HAS GONE e-BOOK CRAZY!
Publishing has brought out both his novels - SZMONHFU and UNITED STATES
- in e-book format (DDP recently brought out his
short story collection ANIMAL INSTINCTS earlier in the year with a fully-illustrated
oversized paperback due in Q1 2004). In the latest spate of e-book
sale mania, Hertzan Chimera's collaborative culture shock collections,
CHIM & HER (co-written with Charlee Jacob, Alex
Severin, Amy Grech, Destiny West, Dawn Andrews, Brutal Dreamer, Queenie
Tirone and Christina Sng), CHIM & HIM (co-written
with DF Lewis, MF Korn, Mark McLaughlin, Simon Logan, Greg Wharton, Marc
Sanchez, John Lawson and Vincent Sakowski), and CHIMERWORLD (Hertzan
as editor, submission deadline End October 2003) have all been
snapped up by Cyber
Pulp for e-book release in late 2003, Q1 2004.
sex-horror rollercoasters come in all ebook formats direct from the publishers
and are also available through Fictionwise, PalmDigitalMedia and MicrosoftReader
THE PSYCHO-EROTIC HELL HOLE
KING DIAMOND "The Puppet Master" news - The release date for the
forthcoming King Diamond CD "The Puppet Master" is set for October
21st for both Europe and the USA. The CD will also contain a bonus disc
of King telling the story of The Puppet Master in full make-up!! Massacre
Records (King's European label) will also release
The Puppet Master as LP and picture disc! Also, don't forget to check out
King Diamond live on tour when he heads out with Entombed, Nocturne, and
Single Bullet Theory. This is the first time King Diamond has toured the
US since the release of House of God!!!
YOUR READING! DOUBLE YOUR FUN!
Brian Keene (Bram Stoker winner and author of THE
RISING) and John Urbancik (SINS OF BLOOD
AND STONE) are sharing a book designed in the spirit of old ACE
paperbacks. On one side is Brian's new novella, THE RISE AND FALL OF BABYLON
and on the other side is Urbancik's story, the title of which I cannot
even find on his own site. He refers to the book as "that one with
the Brian Keene story." So there you have it. The cover art is by
Deena Holland. Published by Earthling
Publications, which has no further information on their site. So it's
a big freakin' mystery aleady!
Sunday, Sept. 7.
I feel I don't even HAVE to explain THIS director from Italy.
His very name stands for Artistic Horror!
Writer/Director Dario Argento (L' UCCELLO DALLE
PIUME DI CRISTALLO, IL GATTO A NOVE CODE, DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA,
PHENOMENA, OPERA, TWO EVIL EYES, TRAUMA, THE
STENDHAL SYNDROME, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) is 63.
This actor usually makes more movies in one year than most actors make in
a decade, and most of them are Horror / Thriller / Mystery movies.
Actor Corbin Bernsen (KING KONG , DEAD
AIM, THE KILLING BOX, SHATTERED, TALES FROM THE HOOD, INHUMANOID, THE DENTIST,
MENNO'S MIND, THE DENTIST II, RAPTOR, FANGS, and way more) is 49.
Though probably best known for American Pie, this actress is also known
for starring in nutso Horror movies. Look for her in the 2004 werewolf movie,
CURSED. Happy Birthday to
Actor Shannon Elizabeth (JACK FROST, SCARY
MOVIE, THIR13EN GHOSTS) who is 30.
IN THE NORTHEAST? AYEH!
Douglas Clegg (THE
INFINITE, THE HOUR BEFORE DARK)
will be at the "amazing festival" Boats,
Books, Brushes, & Taste. Doug calls it "A mega-festival of
arts and food and sailing ships of all kinds in New London, Connecticut."
Clegg says "If you decide to venture to New London, Connecticut,
for this event, be sure and drop by at my signing, which takes place at
about 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 6th."
at Story Time.
HORROR BIRTHDAY TO -
This guy has been doing Horror shows onstage for over 20 years! Happy
Musician: Blackie Lawless (Albums: ANIMALIZE,
THE HEADLESS CHILDREN, HELLDORADO.
Movie: THE DUNGEONMASTER) who is 47.
After the insideous events of September 11, 2001, and after the initial
shock, there were those in the writing community who claimed that the
event would kill Horror. No one would want to watch or read Horror for
a very long time. Both in movies and books, nearly a century of history
proved them wrong, but no matter: This was a new era and human nature
had changed. No one would want to watch or see it.
at Horror Movies.
LEFT THE NEST
Tom Piccirilli is no longer associated with Mike
Oliveri, but that's not a bad thing. For years now, Horror writer
Tom Piccirilli has had his official website as a subset of Mike Oliveri's
website. but things have got big for Tom and I mean BIG! Tom's
newest website is tompiccirilli.com
and his webmaster is his long time lover, Michelle Scalise, a published
writer in her own right who can be found at michellescalise.com.
They didn't put ME in their list of links but I don't care! They're
all so damn Italian you can smell the garlic just reading this!
IF THEY EVER
RISE FROM THE DEAD...
I will welcome them back with open arms, but until then, let's bid adieu
to the following Horror sites that I must remove from my links list.
A Fond farewell to
GOTHIC.NET: R.I.P. And it's time to get a new sticker for my hat.
HORROR FI ME: It has been "Under Construction" since 56k
was fast and dot coms were booming!
REDSINE: Though still officially online, they haven't been updated
in about a year.
TWILIGHT SHOWCASE: The 04-01-03 Re-Birth never happened.
And if you are a Horror fan and enjoyed these sites, remember, most of them
live or die by your contributions, click throughs, or purchases. So if there
is one you want to keep around, spare a buck or two!
Some script-kiddie toad out there is just thirsting to be arrested and sent
to ass-rape prison. Avoid the following messages in your email that will
often have in the Subject Line:
Re: That movie
Re: My Details
Re: Your Details
Re: Thank You
Re: Your Application
Re: Wicked Screensaver
And the like. You will also find that these viruses and trojans are in the
97kb to 103kb range. Regardless of the email address (Even
if it's a friend or relative - which is likely a hacked into account)
avoid even opening these emails. Users of Outlook, Hotmail, and like Microsoft
email services will find their accounts hacked if they simply open this
THRILLER BIRTHDAYS TO -
Okay, admittedly, she hasn't been in that many Horror / Thriller movies.
BUT: She IS SALMA HAYEK!
Did I say SALMA HAYEK? No, I Wrote SALMA HAYEK. But
just in case I may have caused some confusion let me wish a special Happy
Actress SALMA HAYEK (DESPERADO, FROM
DUSK TILL DAWN, THE FACULTY,
DOGMA, SPYKIDS 3D, ONCE UPON A TIME
IN MEXICO) who is 37.
BE VERY AFRAID OF EDO!
Edo van Belkom was presented the Aurora Award (Canada's
top prize for speculative writing) Saturday at the 61st World Science
Fiction Convention held in Toronto, for his editing of the young adult
horror anthology BE VERY AFRAID!
at Story Time.
In addition to being Eddie Munster's Mom, Hollywood pin-up beauty, Yvonne
de Carlo (whose first 20 or so movies merely listed
her - or not - in the credits as "Girl") played lead roles
as a strong, independent woman in movies like BRUTE FORCE, Black Bart, Casbah,
Calamity Jane and Sam Bass, The Gal Who Took The West, and The Desert Hawk.
Even in her musicals and comedies Yvonne brought a hard edged whimsy to
her role. So she was perfect for early 1960s TeeVee comedy during that media's
S.F. / Horror period when she played Lily Munster in THE MUNSTERS TeeVee
series. So Happy Birthday,
Yvonne de Carlo (BRUTE FORCE, "MUNSTER,
GO HOME", THE POWER, LA CASA DE LAS SOMBRAS, SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS,
NOCTURNA, SILENT SCREAM, CLASS REUNION, PLAY DEAD, CELLAR DWELLER, AMERICAN
GOTHIC, "MIRROR, MIRROR", THE SORORITY HOUSE MURDERS) who
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.