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The Horror Writers Association announces the Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot. 

Superior Achievement in a Novel

    Katsu, Alma – The Hunger (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Glimpse (St. Martin’s Press)

    Malerman, Josh – Unbury Carol (Del Rey)

    Stoker, Dacre and Barker, J.D. – Dracul (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    Tremblay, Paul – The Cabin at the End of the World (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel

    Fine, Julia – What Should Be Wild (Harper)

    Grau, T.E. – I Am the River (Lethe Press)

    Kiste, Gwendolyn – The Rust Maidens (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Stage, Zoje – Baby Teeth (St. Martin’s Press)

    Tremblay, Tony – The Moore House (Twisted Publishing)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel

    Ireland, Justina – Dread Nation (Balzer + Bray)

    Legrand, Claire – Sawkill Girls (Katherine Tegen Books)

    Maberry, Jonathan – Broken Lands (Simon & Schuster)

    Snyman, Monique – The Night Weaver (Gigi Publishing)

    White, Kiersten – The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Delacorte Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel

    Ahmed, Saladin – Abbott (BOOM! Studios)

    Azzarello, Brian – Moonshine Vol. 2: Misery Train (Image Comics)

    Bunn, Cullen – Bone Parish (BOOM! Studios)

    LaValle, Victor – Victor LaValle’sDestroyer (BOOM! Studios)

    Liu, Marjorie – Monstress Volume 3: Haven (Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

    Bailey, Michael – Our Children, Our Teachers (Written Backwards)

    Hill, Joe – You Are Released (Flight or Fright: 17 Turbulent Tales) (Scribner)

    Malik, Usman T. – Dead Lovers on Each Blade, Hung (Nightmare Magazine Issue #74)

    Mason, Rena – The Devil’s Throat (Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror) (Adrenaline Press)

    Smith, Angela Yuriko – Bitter Suites (CreateSpace)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction

    Landry, Jess – “Mutter” (Fantastic Tales of Terror) (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Murray, Lee – “Dead End Town”(Cthulhu Deep Down Under Volume 2) (IFWG Publishing International)

    Neugebauer, Annie – “Glove Box” (The Dark City Crime & Mystery Magazine Volume 3, Issue 4-July 2018)

    Taff, John F.D. – “A Winter’s Tale” (Little Black Spots) (Grey Matter Press)

    Ward, Kyla Lee – “And in Her Eyes the City Drowned” (Weirdbook #39) (Wildside Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection

    Files, Gemma – Spectral Evidence (Trepidatio Publishing)

    Guignard, Eric J. – That Which Grows Wild (Cemetery Dance Publications)

    Iglesias, Gabino – Coyote Songs (Broken River Books)

    Snyder, Lucy A. – Garden of Eldritch Delights (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Waggoner, Tim – Dark and Distant Voices: A Story Collection (Nightscape Press)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay

    Aster, Ari – Hereditary (PalmStar Media)

    Averill, Meredith – The Haunting of Hill House: The Bent-Neck Lady, Episode 01:05 (Amblin Television, FlanaganFilm, Paramount Television)

    Garland, Alex – Annihilation (DNA Films, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Skydance Media)

    Heisserer, Eric – Bird Box (Bluegrass Films, Chris Morgan Productions, Universal Pictures)

    Woods, Bryan, Beck, Scott, and Krasinski, John – A Quiet Place (Platinum Dunes, Sunday Night)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology

    Chambers, James, Grey, April, and Masterson, Robert – A New York State of Fright: Horror Stories from the Empire State (Hippocampus Press)

    Datlow, Ellen – The Devil and the Deep: Horror Stories of the Sea (Night Shade Books)

    Guignard, Eric J. – A World of Horror (Dark Moon Books)

    Murray, Lee – Hellhole: An Anthology of Subterranean Terror (Adrenaline Press)

    Ward, D. Alexander – Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road (Crystal Lake Publishing)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction

    Connolly, John – Horror Express (PS Publishing)

    Gambin, Lee – The Howling: Studies in the Horror Film (Centipede Press)

    Ingham, Howard David – We Don’t Go Back: A Watcher’s Guide to Folk Horror (Room 207 Press)

    Mynhardt, Joe and Johnson, Eugene – It’s Alive: Bringing Your Nightmares to Life (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. – Uncovering Stranger Things: Essays on Eighties Nostalgia, Cynicism and Innocence in the Series (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection

    Boston, Bruce – Artifacts (Independent Legions Publishing)

    Cowen, David E. – Bleeding Saffron (Weasel Press)

    Lynch, Donna – Witches (Raw Dog Screaming Press)

    Simon, Marge and Manzetti, Alessandro – War (Crystal Lake Publishing)

    Tantlinger, Sara – The Devil’s Dreamland (Strangehouse Books)




Writer and director of cult thrillers, Larry Cohen, passed at the age of 77 on March 23, 2019. Known for a sense of story that slipped sly social commentary into low-budget horror and exploitation films such as God Told Me To and The Stuff, Cohen helped define a genre. His work also influenced more traditional filmmakers that followed, including J.J. Abrams, John Landis, and Guillermo del Toro. In a tweet after the announcement of his passing, Edgar Wright called Cohen an "independent freewheeling movie legend" and described his work as "fun high concept genre romps with ideas bigger than the budgets."

In 1988, Cohen received the George Pal Memorial Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. A documentary about his work, King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Lary Cohen was released in 2018.


Horror director and special effects artist John Carl Buechler has died following a battle with prostate cancer. Though his name might not be well-known, Buechler had a hand in loads of famous horror films throughout his decades-long career, including Friday The 13th Part VIIHalloween 4Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, the original Troll, and more recent slasher movies like Hatchet. Buechler was 66.

Born in Illinois in 1952, Buechler first broke into the special effects business in 1980 with Dr. Heckyl And Mr. Hype, quickly going on to work on a number of early-’80s sci-fi/horror movies like TrancersThe DungeonmasterThe Prey, and Ghoulies—best known for being the movie with the monster coming out of a toilet on the poster. Just a few years later, Buechler directed his first feature film with Troll, a movie that spawned an infamously terrible sequel (though at this point it’s officially considered “terrible in a good way”).



From HorrorNews.Net

School and college life can be stressful. Students usually struggle with submitting their academic tasks on time so they’re always looking for someone who can help with custom writing. Smart students get the best custom writers to write a quality paper on time to improve their grades. Hiring professional help for new essays UK will relieve academic stress. But young people still face emotional and mental pressure as they step into a new world that’s full of new challenges and opportunities.

Students usually go through lots of changes as they grow up and decide to seek a higher academic degree. Some move away from home, and some prefer studying abroad, while others lose contact with their old friends and colleagues.

Movie makers understand the struggle and always make new features that college students, as well as other audience, can easily relate to. The following movies talk about the struggles that students and young people are likely to deal with as they grow up. They might have found a professional custom essay writing service, but they usually have to find a way to get to meet new friends and prove themselves. Some of these movies go back a few decades ago, but surprisingly we can all still relate to them.

  1. Easy A:

Although this teen comedy movie is fun, to some young people, its concept can be a real horror. The movie talks about how fast and easy a rumor can pass around to the extent that it can ruin lives. Most students deal with bullying where others might hurt them by spreading false news. This fun movie highlights the burden of social pressure as a young teen spreads false news about herself for a social experiment.

  1. The Cabin in the Woods:

This movie should definitely be on our list of monster high movies list. It tells the story of a group of college students who fall victims to an attack of some zombies summoned by mistake. It’s one of those movies where there are no survivors, which appeals to distressed college students.

  1. The Edge of Seventeen:

This cool coming-of-age feature is one of the best high school movies that talks about emotional and mental pressure. Some of the students’ problems can be solved by the help of a reliable custom essay writing company, but the movie discusses family issues in addition to self-image problems. It talks about the emotional distress a young teen has to deal with as she faces problems expressing herself.

  1. Good Will Hunting:

This movie is a must-see for students who think that success is impossible to achieve. This drama film shows how the right circumstances can help someone realize their potential, as it follows the story of an unprivileged janitor who finally gets a chance to study advanced mathematics. The movie teaches students that they should always look for ways to make life easier. If they can hire essay-writing services, they shouldn’t hesitate.

  1. Accepted:

High school students go through stressful times when they’re applying for college or university. The smart ones usually get professional help from experts who provide high-quality custom essay UK. But the movie tells the story of someone who didn’t work that hard. He failed to get accepted in any reputable college or university, so he designed a fake institution that surprisingly attracted hundreds of high-school students.

Every day you spend in school or college is a chance to gain new experience as you learn and deal with challenges. Educational institutions are full of inspiring stories about students who managed to overcome all obstacles in addition to some funny stories that we will never forget about as grow older.


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