Jason Pargin’s first novel, John Dies at the End, was originally published as an online serial. It eventually developed enough of a cult following to evolve into a full-blown book deal, with a hardcover print run and everything. The wacky misadventures of Dave and John––two 20-something slackers facing down a host of otherworldly monsters in their pathetic hometown––caught the attention of esteemed horror director Don Coscarelli (Phansasm, Bubba Ho-Tep), who adapted the novel into a Paul Giamatti-starring film that’s been bouncing around the festival circuit since January. Magnet is planning a VOD release sometime in late December.
It sounds like a dream scenario for any would-be novelist, but Pargin (writing under the pseudonym David Wong) proves he’s no fluke with the hilarious, hallucinatory sequel This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don’t Touch It. Dave and John are back, this time attempting to quell a surge of giant parasitic spiders that have infected their undisclosed hometown. Their investigation goes predictably awry, resulting in a full-on zombie oubreak. This Book is Full of Spiders hit American bookstores back on October 2. Read on for the full review. READ MORE
Yes, that’s a groan-worthy headline and I’m aware of it. However, I don’t care because I have a very simply sense of humor and I’m still chuckling.
Warren, MI electronic hard rock band I See Stars was arrested on August 30th by Saline police for “possession & intent to use hallucinogenic drugs”. While no official statement has been released, vocalist Devin Oliver tweeted a bit about the event. The band mugshots can also be seen here.
Maybe I’m one of the weird ones but I figure a band that is signed, popular, and touring should try to avoid getting in trouble. After all, this is their livelihood. This is how they make a living.
Today we caught wind of a trailer for Jonathan Wright’s Psychotica (aka Nostrum), starring Christian Bako, Tara Joshi, Jordan Hayes and Megan Hutchings. The Canadian horror flick was shown in its home country last May, but has yet to get an official stateside release.
Rocked by the gruesome death of one of their best friends, a group of teenage heroin addicts barricade themselves in an abandoned farmhouse in order to kick the habit. Things get out of hand when the drugs they brought with them for one last ‘hoorah’ are more than they bargained for. They struggle to escape with their lives when one of them snaps and turns violent.
Caught in the middle of a menacing social experiment, the teens must overcome the murderous forces within the house as well as the threat that is closing in on them from down the road. With nowhere to run, they must face their greatest fears and fight for their very survival, or be overcome by the very storm they brought upon themselves.