It’s over. Season two of American Horror Story completed last week. And now, American television is left with a vast cavern of a whole. How is that? When there is so much quality programming on at the moment, how is is possible a single show could leave behind such a gaping abyss?
It was that good.
Muhaha! It’s Halloween… not only in the Jackverse, but EVERYWHERE! It’s time for everyone of a spookier nature to crawl out from under the planks and graves to walk among the normal and living. Freak flags are high on this, the most coveted of holidays for the horror-loving ilk. Normally I would have loved to go off on some interesting spooktacular tangent about a horror film or how Halloween helped to mold me into who and what I am today. But tragedy struck the shores of our east coast. Authors and film makers cannot best the kind of tragedy wrought by Mother Nature. That is horror…wondering if loved ones and friends have survived the flooding, fires, and wind. And as those on the East coast attempt to piece their lives back together, mourn those that they lost, and try to bring their communities back to life — know that we are all beside you.
Welcome back to Hell! You’ve purchased your ticket and are ready to see a cage match worthy of a soundtrack by GWAR!
Our last match saw the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers barely edging out the voice and pimp coat of Candyman. This time around, the ol’ Creeper’s suffering could be legendary… even in Hell!
That’s right, the Creeper goes up against the leader of the Cenobites — Pinhead.
The Monster Cage Match continues on. Last time the fight from Hell took place, Candyman took down Freddie Kreuger. It was snark vs. basso profundo — with ‘the voice’ coming out on top!
This time around Candyman has to go up against a rather horrible foe with nasty leather wings and a penchant for eyeballs and human meat. Of course every big nasty has it’s achilles; but is the Creeper’s flaw enough to allow the Candyman to take it down? Let’s find out.
In the first bought of the Monster Mash, Freddy Krueger put a stop to any possible sparkly, shimmery vampire shenanigans. But this time, Freddy is up against a foe with considerably less teen appeal. Can Freddy defend the crown of bone and blood he currently wears atop is ragged and flensed head? Let’s find out.
It’s October and October means Halloween. Halloween means horror and horror means monsters. We all have our favorite monsters, but have we ever wondered just which monsters would win in a fight to the death (or undeath, as it were)? Well, I’ve always wondered this very thing, so I wanted to take some time (maybe even the rest of October) to answer the question.
October is made for horror! Books, movies, music… your CLOSET! Bwahahaha. The means to a haunted end are so plentiful, it’s often hard to know where to start. That, my lovelies and gentleghouls, is where I come in. That’s right, the Zombie King has a few recommendations that will help you get your fright on this weekend.
These are not your ordinary scares — these are films you might never have heard of. Some are lower budget, some might even contain actual A-list actors (as if that matters), but all are sure to raise the hair on your arms and stain your undies with the tiniest bit of “oh shit!”
During the last week of Septemter 2012, I had the pleasure of attending Scarefest as a dealer. My booth was proudly displayed on Celebrity Row and I got to spend the entire weekend staring and chatting with the likes of Nicholas Vince, Doug Bradly, Tony Todd, Denise Crosby, and much more. It was a fanboy’s dream come true — with benefits! The benefits being that I was there to sell my books.
Out of this experience I learned a great deal, and I have decided to share what I have drawn from Scarefest, so you too can make the most out your convention. So, if you think you might be attending some sort of convention to ply and plug your wares — read on. I believe what I have to say will help you out a great deal.
Well hello beautiful cats and kittens of the Jackverse! How have you been? It’s been a while since I’ve posted information on a work in progress, so I thought it time I shake the lazy out of my be-boned fingers and give you some tasty bits about the up comping release… Hell’s Muse.
- Jason Voorhees
- Michael Myers
- Freddie Kruger
- The Tall Man
The eighties brought to life some of the most feared and iconic monsters to ever rule the screen and our nightmares. But something happened between then and now to erase the bringing of fear and fright from the silver screen and the printed page.
Can you believe it’s almost the middle of September? And can you believe I am less than two weeks from participating in my first-ever Scarefest! I’ll be right alongside the likes of Malcolm McDowell, Doug Bradly, and (shudder) Clive Barker! My participation in Scarefest will be as a vendor to sell my wares.
Won’t you come buy?
From The Zombie King you have the opportunity to purchase paperback copies of the I Zombie series as well as my new book Screampark. Also present will be my very own booth babe pinup zombie! How could you resist? I mean seriously? AND you can meet some of the cast and company behind Screampark — the haunted attraction that inspired the novel.
I was riding my bike the other day (as I am wont to do) and noticed a number of new eateries popping up around my stomping grounds. Now, I should mention that Louisville, Kentucky has a LOT of really cool, unique places to break bread that are menu, style, and user-base specific. It’s actually suprising how many great places to eat we have.
I have a point that is universally awesome — stick with me.
If you can scream… you’re still alive!
Screampark is almost ready. Are you? Just in case, I thought I’d offer up a tiny sample of the delights you’ll find between the covers. Here, for your reading pleasure, is the first chapter of my next book. Read on my lovelies.
When I first read the news, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Let me lay this Prada bag of gory glory down on you so you can raise your hands and your voice in celebration:
Clive Barker is attempting to bring both Hellraiser and Nightbreed to life in the form of two fabulous television series.
Now, how does that feel? In the immortal words of Larry David… “Pretty…pretty…pretty…good!” Let’s examine the possibilities.
Last week I published Lie Zombie Lie. This was a milestone for me on a number of levels. First of all, this is the fourth novel in the I Zombie series and offers both myself and my readers proof in the brain pudding that Bethany Nitshimi and company are here to stay. Second, and I say this with pom poms in hand, TEN FREAKIN’ NOVELS! It’s at this point which one would say with some assurance “Yeah, I’m here to stay.” And I’m not one to pat myself on the back much, but TEN FREAKIN’ NOVELS! Can I get a Muhaha from the Jackverse? I thought so.
But… what have I learned from this wacky hay ride? I want to offer all of you (readers AND writers) ten things that I have gleaned from this wacky pop dance? And so, without further hullabaloo, let’s get on with this bitch.
Most of what I speak of here is my writing (or things related to the genres I write about). But there are other facets to Jack that you might not know about… and one of those facets has some projects about to be tackled. I thought I’d share some of the “news” with the Jackverse toay!
Yeehaw! Let’s get this hayride up to one hundred miles an hour.
Ah True Blood — that show that takes the smexy to eleven and the plot lines to the moon and back. It’s obsessive-level fans drool and bleed for each and every episode and it is undeniably one of the hottest shows on the ol’ tellebubbly. But what is my take on this season? We’re four episodes into the season now and things are on a tanning bed fire ride straight to Hell. Let me offer up my feelings on how True Blood, season five is shaping up.
Fear not, no spoilers are included.
I am a proud member of Pen of the Damned. This is a collection of writers of dark words and we share bits and pieces of our own personal dark fantastic with the world. Generally speaking I use this as a medium for my poetry — something I very much enjoy writing. I wanted to share with you, the members of the Jackverse, a taste of my most recent work.
We’ve examined the Horror Heroine Hierarchy already, now it’s time to switch the mirror and shine it on the XY chromosomal pair. That’s right people of the Jackverse — menses help make horror just like the womenses do. But how does the XY differ from the XX? Is it a vast chasm of difference, or are the tits and abs that drive the horror genre to the box office so similar it’s getting hard to tell which one gets you goin’?
Let’s open up this can of ‘hey now’ and see what spills out.
Ah the horror movie heroine. They are, in all honesty, that which drives the horror film forward. They offer the story tension, fear, strength, a good scream, and (in some cases) a layer of sexuality. Without the heroine, horror would have a much harder time competing with modern genre cinema. Of course, with everything, there is a hierarchy to the heroine. I thought I’d offer up my own personal pecking order of the horror movie heroines for your enjoyment.