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Thursday, October 20, 2011

31 Days of Horror: Day 20-- Horror Links Roundup

Over on RA for All, I run an irregular series rounding up all of the interesting links I have found but didn't want to create an entire post around.  Since it is the haunting season right now, there is quite a bit of horror related info floating around.  Yes, some of it is crap, but some is definitely worth your time.  So, let me sift through it for you.  Here a bot of what I have been collecting over the past 20 days.
  • From What Culture-- 10 Reasons Why Horror Might Be the Best Film Genre.  In fact, What Culture is running their own 31 Days of Horror.  It has a different focus than mine.  They look at horror across all popular media.  Very fun. Check it out.
  • From the Guardian UK-- Bram Stoker's great grandson found one of his journals in the basement.  It will be published in 2012 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Stoker's death.  Also in honor of this anniversary, the Horror Writer's Association is also giving out an award for the Best Vampire Novel of the Century.
  • In NYC this weekend there is the Doomsday Film Festival and Symposium which explores, "our collective obsession with the apocalypse in film, art, and culture." Thanks to io9 for the link.
  • Or, next weekend you could go to the Kansas City Creep Fest:From horror films, to spooks, to treats for your inner ghost or goblin, KC CreepFest will provide you with a hauntingly good time! Gather your friends and summon up your courage, this event is not for the faint of heart.  
  • EW writer, Dalton Ross spent the day as an extra on the set of The Walking Dead.  Here are the photos of how he became a zombie.
  • Did you know that Kim Newman's classic, Anno Dracula is back in print?  Check your catalogs for replacement potential.
  • Peter Straub wrote this article about horror last year in The Millions.
  • The Shelf Talk blog of the Seattle Public Library just ran this list of gruesome horror reads.  I was happy to see the gruesome ones not being ignored in favor of titles that would appeal to a wider audience.  Some of us don't mind gruesome.
  • Amazon.com interview with the editor of a new collection of Lovecraft inspired stories entitled, The Book of Cthulhu.
  • 6 spooky cemeteries from Mental Floss.
  • And finally, from Monster Librarian a list of horror book set during Halloween:
    • Orangefield by Al Sarrantonio
    • Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge 
    • The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury and Joseph Mugnaini 
    • Halloween edited by Paula Guran
    • October Dreams: A Celebration of Halloween edited by Richard Chizmar
    • All Hallow's Eve by Richard Laymon
    • October by Al Sarrantonio 
    • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
    • Yellow Moon by David J. Searls
    • The Manse by Lisa Cantrell
    • Torments by Lisa Cantrell
    • By Wizard Oak by Peter Crowther
    • Halloween Horrors edited by Alan Ryan
    • Johnny Halloween : tales from the Dark Season by Norman Partridge
    • Black And Orange by Benjamin Kane Etheridge
    • A Soul to Steal by Rob Blackwell
    • Ghost Road Blues by Jonathon Maberry
    • Dead Man's Song by Jonathon Maberry
    • Bad Moon Rising by Jonathon Maberry
    • Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones
    • The Night Country by Stewart O'Nan
    • Halloween: New Poems Edited by Al Sarrantonio
    • The Nightrunners by Joe R. Lansdale
    • Cycle of the Werewolf by Stephen King 
    • The Samhanach by Lisa Morton.
    • The Watching by Paul Melniczek
    • Frightful October by Paul Melniczek
    • A Halloween Harvest by Paul Melniczek
    • Dark Harvest by Paul Melniczek
    • A Haunted Halloween by Paul Melniczek 
    • When the Leaves Hall by Paul Melniczek

    1 comment:

    1. I agree about the gruesome horror, I love Keene, Laymon and Lee and a variety of others who go all out there. It is horror after all. That's not to say every book has to have gore.