About Ravenous Monster

Ravenous Monster is a webzine that delivers the latest  horror news, reviews, interviews, and analysis.  Born of a love for the all mighty horror flick, Ravenous Monster also covers books, comics, music, and games.  We seek to expose the bloody best the genre has to offer to the legions of horror fans out there!

Jason Thorson – Owner and Editor-in-Chief

Jason is not only the editor-in-chief of Ravenous Monster, but he’s also a writer, a filmmaker, a musician, and a master of cats.  Jason’s background is in both screenwriting and fiction writing and he’s been an A&E journalist for various alt rags in Madison, WI as well as a contributor to several blogs and websites.  Jason’s also afflicted with absurd levels of horror fanaticism which compels him to pursue the best the genre has to offer.  When Jason’s not watching horror flicks, writing about them, or directing them, you can find him performing on stage in the bands Fogcrawler and Mister Pink.

Tiana Bodine – Contributor

Tiana Bodine grew up in a motor home, traveling the country with her blue-collar family and living in the kind of backwoods, creepy towns where horror movies tend to be set. Maybe it wore off on her, because she’s been obsessed with scary stories ever since. As an adult, she’s a full-time freelancer, fly-by-night speculative fiction writer, and game writer for Black Chicken Studios. When not writing, she spends entirely too much time playing video games, and runs a small-scale rat rescue from her apartment. You can read more of her writing and hear about her exploits at her blog.

Hunter C. Eden – Contributor

Hunter C. Eden’s work has appeared in Weird Tales, City Slab, and Doctor Fantastique’s Show of Wonders. He lives in Denver, Colorado with his demanding asshole of a cat and is currently working on a comic book about Aztec gangsters and Vikings with machine guns.

M.R. Gott – Contributor

M.R. Gott is the author of Rising Dead and Where the Dead Fear To Tread and has had short stories published with Grinning Skull Press, Short Scary Tales and Easkey Castle Books among others. You can visit M.R.’s website Cutis Anserina at WhereTheDeadFearToTread.blogspot.com. He can also be found expressing his inner nerd at Unleash the Fanboy. M.R. lives contentedly in central New Hampshire with his wife, and their pets Lucy and Porter. Aside from writing M.R. enjoys dark coffee, dark beer, red wine, and fading light.

Justin Hamelin – Contributor

Justin Hamelin hails from Waukegan, Illinois- home of Ray Bradbury. He has published a collection of short horror stories and has been featured in Sanitarium Magazine, among other publications. He runs a blog, Mangled Matters, and also regularly contributes to the Women In Horror Month websites and movement. When he isn’t writing horror, he can be found collecting books or watching horror movies at his home with his wife and three black cats. Justin has been a RavMon contributor since 2011.

Robert Hibbs – Contributor

My name is Robert Hibbs. I hail from the cannibal hills of West Virginia. I’m a freelance writer, comedian, and videographer. If you want to see more of my videos check out my cleverly named “Rob Hibbs” channel on YouTube or tweet me up @Dial_H_4_Hibbs.

 

Dr. Abner Mality – Contributor

Currently residing in an undisclosed location to retain the purity of his research, Dr. Abner Mality is a former resident of Northern Illinois dedicated to unorthodox medical studies, loud heavy metal music…and horror. Certain misunderstandings regarding his work have forced him to lay low and adopt a pseudonym. Raised on Universal horror movies and Toho Godzilla flicks, he continues to delve into the darker realms of man’s nature with particular attention to film. Some of his favorite cinematic influences include Val Lewton, James Whale, Terrence Fisher, Roger Corman, Edward D. Wood, Andy Milligan, Tobe Hooper, Inoshira Honda and Armando de Ossorio. He’s also a fan of film noir, 70’s police dramas, classic comedy, spaghetti Westerns, kung fu flicks and pretty much anything that does not fall under the heading of modern mainstream film.

Bryan J. Pasquale – Contributor

Don’t be fooled by his day job as an Information Security Engineer. Behind the facade of protecting clients from cyber criminals and hactivists, Bryan Pasquale has a never-ending lust for movies that contain macabre and mayhem. Raised in a pseudo-bible-beating home in West Virginia, Bryan’s love for horror movies and novels was always met with heavy concern from his parents. Their biggest fear was seeing him on the news being hauled off in a straitjacket, covered in blood, and wearing the face of his former next door neighbor. Much to their relief (or dismay), that has never happened. Bryan’s writing heroes include the likes of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, H.P. Lovecraft, and Dante Alighieri. His love of horror includes having read over 25 King novels and proudly owning every Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th, and George Romero zombie movie (even the “bad ones”). Bryan currently lives outside of Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and young son.

Christine M. Soltis – Contributor

Christine M. Soltis was born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania. Her deepest passion is in fiction writing and has been for the past eight years. She has written dozens of books, many of which can be accessed via Amazon.com. In addition, she is co-writer on several film scripts and creates her own book cover photos and promotional videos. Christine is lead writer for travel sites EscapeWizard.com and WhatsCheaper.com. In the past, she has contributed to the Yahoo Network, Verdure Magazine and The Front Weekly. In 2011, she was an exhibitor at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. In addition to her writing, she made her acting debut in A Chemical Skyline, which was an Amazon best-seller for monster horror. She attended Point Park College for Broadcasting and has worked in newsradio since 2002. Currently, she is pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Studies. Websites: http://darkwriters.tripod.com or http://christinemsoltis.yolasite.com or http://solsticenightskyproductions.angelfire.com

Chris Thalman – Contributor

Chris Thalman currently lives in Seattle after living for ten years in Los Angeles. He was taken to see YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the age of 4, and JAWS at the age of 5, which taught him both to make fun of things and respect a good story. He got a degree in Classics before getting a master’s degree in Screenwriting from USC, preparing him for a life of unemployment and giving him no appreciable real-world skills. He’s writing a book that, God willing, he will actually finish before the Mayan calendar brings ruination to us all.

Benjamin Welton – Contributor

Benjamin Welton is a freelance journalist, fiction writer, sometime poet, and aspiring screenwriter who also dabbles in Software QA and independent research. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic, Classical Wisdom Weekly, The Airship Daily, and others. He currently runs two blogs (The Trebuchet and Schloss Orlok) and has two non-fiction books available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble.com, and iTunes. He can be reached at benjaminwltn@gmail.com.

 

“My media sensibilities were polluted at a young age.  Whether it was the Great White shark turning the waters crimson around Amity Island, the Wicked Witch of the West unleashing a furious flock of flying monkeys over Oz, or Michael Myers butchering teens with that ugly metal shard of a blade, I’ve immersed myself in the darkest stories I could find for as long as I can remember.  This fact has been a defining characteristic of my life.  As a result, I have great reverence for horror.  I respect it, I root for it, and most of all, I expect it to continue to awe and inspire me.  And from that expectation manifests my pursuit of the very best the genre has to offer.  Ravenous Monster is essentially the chronicle of that quest, and one that I share with a talented group of writers and fans, each with their own unique takes on terror.” –Jason Thorson

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