Correct me if I’m wrong, but it looks like the books that the upcoming Vampire Academy is based on are doing some fairly shameless Twilight aping. That being said, this thing takes place in a school, right? So the hiring of Mark Waters (Heathers) to write and Dan Waters (Mean Girls) to direct is actually a pretty damn good sign. After all, Heathers and Mean Girls are two of mainstream cinema’s best high school takedowns so perhaps they can do something interesting and sharp with this.
Don Murphy (Transformers 1-4) is producing, so it looks like this thing might actually happen. In the film, “Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.”
You can check out more on the film’s Facebook page. Based on the talent involved, color me interested. Also, someone let me know if these books are actually any good!
Remember the stellar Lovecraft-themed anthology “Torn Realities” (review here) from a few months back? Well, the publisher, Post Mortem Press, is back with another horror fiction anthology, packed with stories from veterans and up-and-comers alike. Fear The Abyss meshes horror with sci-fi as a means to explore the terrors and thrills of modern science. Included in “Fear The Abyss” are stories from Jack Ketchum, Harlan Ellison, Michael Arnzen, and plenty others. Check out the full details below. READ MORE
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
Today we’re doing the MEGA list, which is all four of our lists combined into one handy guide. A huge thanks to my fellow BD chums Jonathan Barkan, David Harley, Lonnie Nadler and Adam Dodd for shooting me some of their suggestions. If you don’t feel like reading the whole thing, we’ve got shortcuts below.
So, you’re looking around for some good zombie literature because you want to make sure you’re ready for the impending zombie apocalypse (and you know that the CDC’s plan is complete and utter rubbish). You’ve ready everything you need to ensure your survival but then it hits you, like a bucket of ice cold water, shocking you to the very core of your being.
“What if I don’t make it? What am I supposed to do then? How do I function?” Enter The Brain Eater’s Bible by J.D. McGhoul and Pat Kilbane, an invaluable instruction manual that teaches the reader what to do should they become one of the walking dead. But is there advice sound or will it ensure you get an extra hole in the head with a quickness? Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
4th of July is right around the corner, and we all know that’s when ex patriot zombies rise from the grave to watch fireworks and eat the hell out of our overly tanned asses. Well The Brain Eater’s Bible’s own J.D. McGhoul has a 4th of July message for you.
If you haven’t already gotten or tried out The Brain Eater’s Bible I definitely suggest you check out out. You can get it in the Apple Store for the iPad. Basically it is a book written by zombies, for zombies. What more could you zombie bastards ask for? Early July the app’s lite version will be released for free. Otherwise you can get the app at a reduced price of $4.99 for the full version until July 10th. READ MORE
Mad TV’s PAT KILBANE along with Zentro Media have sided WITH zombies. They went ahead and created a manual FOR the living/walking dead! Finally! It’s about time those worthless sacks of dead flesh knew what they were up against. Kilbane got the idea for The Brain Eater’s Bible while shooting the 2008 film Day of the Dead in which he plays a scientist who becomes a zombie. “I loved picturing the world through cloudy, undead eyes,” Kilbane says. “With this project I can deeply explore that point of view and share it with fellow zombie enthusiasts.”
Pat has been a life long horror and sci-fi fan, which is great fuel and drive to make this book the best possible. And he really did his research. Going out at night, feeding on the living…..wait, I lost my train of thought. “The Brain Eater’s Bible app brings the zombie world to life,” Kilbane says. “The interactivity and video capabilities of the iPad are amazing. When you combine that with high-end makeup effects, it’s as close as horror fans can get to a zombie apocalypse without being eaten.” More info and screens past the break! READ MORE
We all know those people who seem to have seen every movie and T.V. show, played every video game, and read every book and comic out there (where do they find the time?), and trying to shop for them can make for a frustrating experience. That being said, there are always those off-the-wall items that even the most well-versed horror fanatics haven’t yet gotten their hands on, and that’s where the “Toys & Merchandise” section of B-D’s Black Friday Chopping List comes in. Along with the latest in toys and decorative figurines, you’ll also find such oddities as specialized license plates, zombie-themed Zippo lighters, and even real embalmed mice made into Christmas tree ornaments. Seriously. READ MORE
From kick-ass boxed sets to classics put out for the first time on DVD or Blu-ray, 2010 has been a pretty damn good year for horror releases on home video, and in the following “Film & TV” section of B-D’s Black Friday Chopping List we’ve selected a few of the best ones to come out in time for the holiday season. The wide variety of titles included here – from hit T.V. shows about hunky vampires, to a bizarre Japanese film about…well, what exactly?, to the Blu-ray boxed set to top all Blu-ray boxed sets – should cover practically any horror-loving fiend on your list. As for your grandmother, it might be best just to buy her a sensible blouse at JC Penney and call it a day. READ MORE
There’s nothing that says “the holidays” quite like remaining sedentary for hours on end, and in that spirit Bloody-Disgusting has put together a list of the best, recent horror-themed video games to satisfy every hardcore gamer on your holiday shopping list. On the console front we have a slew of sequels and reboots to whet the appetite (sounds kinda like the movie industry, no?), while for mobile devices we’ve cherry-picked the best-reviewed titles to give you a better idea of how to spend that hard-earned…um, dollar ninety-nine on the people you love. Better yet, just by `em for yourself. READ MORE
There’s something for every horror fan on your gift list in the “books & comics” section of B-D’s 2010 Black Friday Chopping list – from lovers of great poster art to rabid aficionados of indie comic books; from those who tend to engage in thought-provoking academic-minded discussions on the nature of the genre to those who just enjoy taking in as much grotesque, depraved imagery as they can get their hands on, this should prove a great guide for anyone scratching their heads over what to buy for one of those odd people who enjoy, um…whatchamacalit? Oh, yeah. Reading. READ MORE