Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fresh Blood: New Releases In the World of Horror

In Book News:

The Book of Horror
Published by Living Dead Press

From the backcover:
What frightens you the most?
Is it serial killers, ghosts, demons, creatures that prowl in the night, or perhaps zombies?
Well, whatever your favorite thing that goes bump in the night is, you’ll find it here.
So dig in and set your fears loose in Living Dead Press’ first Book of Horror. Nothing is sacred and no myth is safe as this book delves into the darkest reaches of man’s mind, and perhaps his very soul.
Buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

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(I'm especially proud to announce this release, as the lead story in this new collection of horror short stories from today's up and coming horror writers happens to be by yours truly. SKINS is a western/horror story sure to please readers of both genres.)

In Movie News:

Clash of the Titans 3D
Release date: April 02, 2010
Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
I will always remember the original Clash of the Titans as a kid. It was high tech for its time and was a good telling of Greek Mythology. Now some 29 years later we receive a reimaging with big name actors and a huge budget to boot. The inclusion of 3D was done as an afterthought as the actual film was not filmed with 3D in mind. After the huge success of Avatar you will see many studios scrambling to convert their films into 3D.

Release date: April 30, 2010
Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Kyle Gallner,
Guess what….. Another remake!!! At least we have a possible worthwhile remake of a well known horror franchise. Jackie Earl Haley takes on the role of old burnt up Freddy giving series veteran Robert Englund a rest. I'm undecided on seeing another actor dawn the claws. Haley was good in Shutter Island and Watchmen, not sure how he will be in filling Englund’s shoes.

--Steven M. Duarte
(Editor's Note: Personally, I think asshat Michael Bay should not legally be allowed within a hundred feet of any remakes, re-imaginings, re-fuck ups, or whatever that simpleton is calling his shit-for-brains films these days. He is pretty much, in my opinion, exactly what the ailing U.S. horror genre needs the least: someone with absolutely no imagination, and even less respect for what made the originals work so well. So here's to you, Michael-fuckhead-Bay! May you choke on one of your overwrought CGI-fest, dummy downed, pieces of shit excuse for filmmaking, you moron.
--Nickolas Cook, Editor-In-Chief, and all around Michael Bay hater!)