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The Horror Zine’s Book of Ghost Stories is delighted to present to you original, never before seen, spine-tingling tales from Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Graham Masterton with Dawn G. Harris, Tim Waggoner, and the very best up and coming writers in the genre. Includes a foreword by Lisa Morton. Find it HERE

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The HWA is pleased to announce that StokerCon®️2023 will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

Many thanks to Michael Arnzen, Benjamin Rubin, and Sara Tantlinger for taking on the roles of Co-Chairs for this event. And thanks to Gabrielle Faust for creating this fantastic logo, as well as working on the forthcoming website!

**Order your early bird tickets here!**

(Early Bird) Launch through September 30 - $150
October 1st through October 31st - $200
November 1st through December 31st - $250
January 1st through May 15th - $300
More info will be available in the coming months.


‘The Munsters’ Trailer – Rob Zombie Embraces Retro Campiness for His First Love Story




Rob Zombie‘s The Munsters will release in September 2022, we’ve learned this morning, and Zombie has also debuted the full trailer for his adaptation of the classic TV series.

Watch The Munsters official trailer below, which makes it clear that this is something of an origin tale, documenting the love story between Herman Munster and Lily Munster.

Yes, a Rob Zombie love story… for all ages. We never thought we’d see the day!

It’s clear based on the trailer that Zombie is fully leaning into retro, kid-friendly campiness for this one, a bold departure for the filmmaker behind House of 1000 Corpses, HalloweenThe Devil’s Rejects, and 3 from Hell. How well will that work out? We’ll find out this Halloween…

“The strangest love story ever told: Herman and Lily’s crazy courtship takes The Munsters on a hauntingly hilarious trip from Transylvania to Hollywood in the all-new feature length film.”

Jeff Daniel Phillips is playing Herman Munster and Sheri Moon Zombie is playing Lily Munster in Zombie’s movie, with Daniel Roebuck co-starring as Grandpa Munster.

Richard Brake (31, 3 from Hell) is playing Dr. Henry Augustus Wolfgang. Catherine Schell (“Space: 1999,” The Return of the Pink Panther) is playing “Zoya Krupp the gypsy queen.”

Dee Wallace, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson and Jorge Garcia will also star in the film, alongside original “The Munsters” television series actors Butch Patrick and Pat Priest.

If you want to revisit the original series, “The Munsters” is streaming on Peacock. That series ran for just two seasons between 1964 and 1966, spawning several feature films and a sequel television series titled “The Munsters Today” (1988 – 1991). Most recently, Bryan Fuller’s “Mockingbird Lane” reimagined the series for NBC, but never made it past a pilot episode.

See the entire article HERE





Stephen King names his 10 favorite novels of all time


“Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.” – Stephen King

Stephen King, the undisputed master of the horror genre, an award-winning novelist who has enjoyed unprecedented success when transitioning his work into cinema, has named his ten favourite novels which range from the likes of George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Katherine Anne Porter and more.

From the moment Brian De Palma adapted King’s book, Carrie, into a feature film back in 1976, the novelist has seen no fewer than 50 feature films birthed off the back of his writing with more scheduled to arrive in the next 12 months. Alongside Brian De Palma, King has worked with some of the best in the world of cinema with the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, and, recently, Mike Flanagan, all taking King’s stories to the big screen. Still active both on paper and behind the camera, King oversaw the release of Doctor Sleep, the highly praised sequel to his 1977 novel The Shining which was adapted by Flanagan himself. With that, we decided to look back at some novels that have had a lasting impact on the man himself.

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent,” King once said. “What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

When reflecting on what it takes to become a writer, the iconic novelist laid it out simply: “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

Following that advice, King suggested his ten favourite novels for essential reading. “Any list like this is slightly ridiculous,” King admitted as a precursor to his suggestions for Goodreads. “On another day, ten different titles might come to mind, like The Exorcist, or All the Pretty Horses in place of Blood Meridian. On another day I’d be sure to include Light in August or Scott Smith’s superb A Simple PlanThe Sea, the Sea, by Iris Murdoch. But what the hell, I stand by these.”

He added: “Although Anthony Powell’s novels should probably be here, especially the sublimely titled Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant and Books Do Furnish a Room. And Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet. And at least six novels by Patricia Highsmith. What about Patrick O’Brian? See how hard this is to let go?”

With the likes of George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Thomas Williams, Adam Johnson and more, see the full list below.

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Ship of Fools by Katherine Anne Porter
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  • The Hair of Harold Roux by Thomas Williams
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • American Pastoral by Philip Roth
  • The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

One of the major activities that King always advocates is reading. He once said: “You learn best by reading a lot and writing a lot, and the most valuable lessons of all are the ones you teach yourself.”

“It’s not enough to have imagination. You have to be able to tap into it,” he said. “I taught school and you could see the kids losing their imagination right in front of your eyes. I don’t know whether it’s peer pressure or some sort of governor they have. But imagination shrinks and shrinks and shrinks. I’ve never met anyone without a sense of humour, but I’ve sure met people without any imagination at all. My books are successful because I’ve never assumed the job is half-done for me because the reader had a great imagination. I try to be logical when I’m telling a story.”

See the complete article HERE

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The 10 Best Horror Movies For A 3AM Screening, According To Reddit

Nothing good happens after 3AM, does it?

by Josh Korngut


Midnight Madness is more than just a concept, it’s a way of life. The Midnight Madness showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival, in particular, is an infamous breeding ground for some of horror’s most notorious titles. Many other film festivals (like Sundance) have their own middle of the night sections, dedicated to screening the genre’s wildest and most exciting programming. Now Reddit is getting in on the fun. Users over at the internet’s front page are voting on what scary titles are best suited for a 3AM screening slot.

To get more specific, Reddit user ChicagoBurdman asks: if you were responsible to program a 3AM slot with a horror film, what you include? It’s a great question. 3 AM, also known as the devils hour, is truly the most ungodly hour. And therefore, possibly the most perfect time to be showcasing outrageous

I’ve gone through the votes and assembled Reddit’s answers in order of upvoting. Check out the list right here:

  1. Dead Alive – 200 Upvotes
  2. The Return Of The Living Dead – 117 Upvotes
  3. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight – 117 Upvotes
  4. Demons – 62 Upvotes
  5. Midnight Meat Train – 42 Upvotes
  6. The Exorcism of Emily Rose – 37 Upvotes
  7. Ichi The Killer – 34 Upvotes
  8. Reanimator – 32 Upvotes
  9. Hausu – 31 Upvotes
  10. Society – 24 Upvotes

Personally, I’d love to stay up all night to watch The Return of the Living Dead. That film’s combination of fun, scary, and outrageousness is the perfect cocktail for a 3AM fever dream showcase.

See more HERE 


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