The Horror Zine

The News Page



DIABOLIK: Demented Discs from around the world! Sellers of hard-to-find horror, cult, Asian and import DVDs.

The News Page


Coronavirus: The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Conventions Canceled So Far

Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:15pm

Last updated Monday March 19 at 6:30 PM EST

The World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic, and within the United States, the number of cases has risen drastically—to the point where numerous states and municipalities have issued state of emergency declarations and issuing restrictions on heavily-trafficked events.

Those events include major science fiction, fantasy, and gaming conventions, as well as adjacent events like conferences. We’ve compiled a list of major and regional events that have been postponed, canceled, or which are as of now still running.

Be aware that individual conventions on this list could change abruptly, and that it’s always good to check with the convention in question before making or confirming plans. We’ll work to update this list as situations change.




Artists And Crafters Of Horror and Halloween Arts Find A New Haunt At Creepycrafters.Com

Adrian Halen 3:00 pm News

“Monstrous” Interest Building In Anticipation For Soon-To-Launch Online Marketplace for Creepy Arts & Collectibles What if Etsy went horror? No, that’s not the theme of a new B-movie (although it could be). It is a new online marketplace and community with a creepy twist, set to debut this year at The website will cater to artists, crafters, fans and …

“I’m a Creepy Crafter myself with a background in building props for the Halloween industry,” commented Brad Golden, Founder and Creepy Curator for the company. “ My vision is to create a community that brings artists and fans together to celebrate Horror and Halloween art and collectibles.” “We are currently developing our website and are inviting those interested in selling and/or buying through the marketplace to subscribe to our mailing list, so we can notify them when the site goes live.”

Golden continued, “By building a niche online marketplace, these artisans will be selling to a target market that is specifically looking for this style of art. Fans and collectors will delight in being able to shop in one place for such unique art and gifts like prints, sculptures, dolls, jewelry, candles, crocheted items, puppets and much, much more.”

Artisans will be able to set up and brand their online shop and sell their handmade wares. Additionally, the site will offer auction functionality, giving vendors will have a second channel through which to offer their art.

“We’re so stoked for the Creepy Crafters site to launch! Looking forward to a dedicated marketplace for all the spooktacularly talented Horror and Halloween Artists and their incredible work in one place,” says L.A.-based artist ‘CB’ of Creep Baby Studio.

Fans and Artisans alike are encouraged to subscribe for updates, announcements and contests today at For questions or more information email at


Stephen King's The Stand release date, cast and story

The Stand will return to screens in the form of a 10-episode streaming series at CBS All Access, a move that was announced in January 2019 after years of attempts to re-adapt King's epic novel for the screen in some form. After that announcement, writer/director Josh Boone began casting his production in earnest, and cameras began rolling on The Stand on September 12, 2019. Boone announced the start of production on his official Instagram page with a short teaser video that mostly consisted of an image of the script's title page. Boone also celebrated that same day with a photo of himself from the set, sitting in a cornfield that could indicate the first day included scenes at Mother Abigail's home in Nebraska.

So far, the cast includes James Marsden as principled Texan Stu Redman, Jovan Adepo as rockstar Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as the morally conflicted Nadine Cross, Odessa Young as the feisty young mother Frannie Goldsmith, and Nat Wolff as Lloyd Henreid, dirtbag lieutenant of the apocalypse. Intriguingly, Marilyn Manson has been cast in a still-undisclosed mystery role.

In the midst of all of these characters struggling to survive in the aftermath of the plague, two avatars rise — one representing the good of humanity and one representing the darkness. Together they form opposing sides of a conflict for the soul of the planet, and both roles require heavyweight talent. In September 2019, it was revealed that Whoopi Goldberg will play the kindly but powerful Mother Abigail, the avatar of good and kindness, while Alexander Skarsgård will play Randall Flagg, the Dark Man who assembles the morally dubious and just plain nasty human survivors into a kingdom of his own in Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, despite these rather fun signs of progress, we still don't know officially when we'll actually get to see the series. No trailers have been released, and we haven't even seen character photos yet, which means the show still has a while to go before it's ready to unveil to the world. With any luck, we'll catch a glimpse of the series soon, with a release date to follow sometime in 2020.

See more HERE


Did you know that BloodyDisgusting has a horror forum? Post your thoughts about horror HERE

Bubonic Plague!


Take the Plague Quiz HERE

Would you survive the bubonic plague? Find out HERE


Triumph of Death














































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Women in Horror Convention in San Francisco
Larkin Edge of Dark Water All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky Joe R. Lansdale Plague