Ravenous Monster’s Spreading the Plague Flash Fiction Contest

Jan 21, 2014 No Comments by

On July 29, 2014, Titan Books will release Plague World—the final novel of author Dana Fredsti’s acclaimed Ashley Parker Trilogy.  Fredsti’s Ashley Parker novels are endearing, addictive yarns depicting the zombie apocalypse with biting humor (yeah, yeah…that was a pun!), exhilarating action, heady drama, and gory terror to spare!  To mark this occasion, Ravenous Monster has […]

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The Shapes of Midnight: The Scariest Horror Anthology You’ve Never Heard Of

Apr 15, 2014 1 Comment by

Nothing makes such an impact on your mind like a great book that comes out of nowhere to impress itself on your memory. And probably no book creates more of an unforgettable impression than a work of horror. To quote an author of some notoriety in the horror biz—”the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind […]

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Oculus Movie Review

Apr 13, 2014 No Comments by

“It was well said of a certain German book that ‘er lasst sich nicht lesen’ – it does not permit itself to be read.” -Edgar Alan Poe, “The Man of the Crowd” Oculus, Mike Flanagan’s cerebral thriller hitting theaters April 11, is a film that does not want to be read or easily understood. It’s […]

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Hammett’s Horror: Re-Reading The Dain Curse

Apr 10, 2014 No Comments by

“He was spare, frugal, hard-boiled.” That’s how Raymond Chandler, a great writer himself, characterized Dashiell Hammett in “The Simple Art of Murder.” Chandler also quipped that Hammett “gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons.” In saying this, Chandler was of course referring to the then more popular British school […]

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Veneno Para las Hadas: Thirty Years of Creepy Little Mexican Girls

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments by

“Nana, how do you make a deal with the devil?” It was thirty years ago that one of the most accomplished horror movies was released in Mexico. And you’ve probably never even heard of it. Unlike Japan, Korea, France, Spain, and the U.S., Mexico is not particularly recognized for its horror. Sure, there’s the camp […]

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A Taste of Blood Wine Book Review

Apr 03, 2014 No Comments by

When I interviewed Freda Warrington for Ravenous Monster a little while back, one aspect of her writing I commented on was how in her stories she manages to preserve the image of the vampires of old instead of succumbing to creating the angsty teen vampires so prevalent in modern literature. And in A Taste of […]

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Final Grade

Mar 31, 2014 3 Comments by

And just like that, Horror Fans, The Walking Dead season four finale is in the books.  I’ve written about this trendsetting smash of a series at length and the one recurrent unavoidable theme of that coverage has been my defense of it from those who don’t give much credence to things like characterization, human relationships, […]

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Indie Horror Round-Up: Finding Diamonds in the Coal Bin Volume 1

Mar 26, 2014 No Comments by

Have you ever been to a Halloween party – maybe in your childhood – and played the party game where you get blindfolded and stuff your hand into boxes to guess at what’s inside?  You do this knowing perfectly well that most of the things you come across will be disgusting: slimy spaghetti, peeled grapes, […]

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Grimm: The Chopping Block Book Review

Mar 23, 2014 No Comments by

Portland Homicide Detectives are on the hunt for a monster that roasts human beings alive before eating their cooked meat straight from their severed bones in John Passarella’s The Chopping Block. This is the second novel tie-in to NBC’s Grimm television series written by Bram Stoker Award winning horror author John Passarella who, according to […]

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Bryan Coyne’s UTERO Wraps Principal Photography

Mar 16, 2014 No Comments by

March 16th, 2014—Writer/Director Bryan Coyne’s (Harvard Park and Incarnate) new horror film Utero wrapped principal photography this week in Los Angeles. The entirety of the movie was shot in Los Angeles and was independently financed by Coinopflix. Jonathan Higgins and Jessica Cameron (Truth or Dare) produced the film with former Platinum Studios executive Richard Marincic […]

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Mark Torgl to launch Indiegogo Campaign for Toxic Avenger Tie-In Movie

Mar 10, 2014 1 Comment

Mark Torgl (The Toxic Avenger) is launching a crowd-funding campaign this Friday to finance a mockumentary depicting the story of his Toxic Avenger everyman Melvin the Mopboy.  The full press release is below! March, 10th, 2014—Hello Friends, Fans and Associates, We are proud to announce the launch of our Indiegogo campaign for TOXIC TUTU – […]

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