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George Romero and Jonathon Maberry Bring Us A New Anthology Of Zombie Horror With ‘Nights Of The Living Dead’

Horror literature doesn’t get near enough attention.  There are some kick ass authors out there right now  – crafting some of the most horrific stories your peepers have ever laid eyes on – as a matter of fact – a bunch of them just got together and lent their talents to a new project being edited by genre legend George Romero and  Award-winning author Jonathon Maberry.  It’s titled Nights of the Living Dead and get a load of the talent that has assembled!

George Romero, Jonathon Maberry, John Russo, Jay Bonansinga, Max Brallier, Ryan Brown, Mike Carey, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Craig E. Engler, Mira Grant, Brian Keene, Joe R. Lansdale, Isaac Marion, Carrie Ryan, David J. Schow, Neal and Brenda Shusterman, John Skipp, David Wellington and Chuck Wendig.

Now -that right there is some amazing talent.  So – what will the tome hold for us?  A quick rundown:

In 1968, the world experienced a brand-new kind of terror with the debut of George A. Romero’s landmark movie Night of the Living Dead. The newly dead rose to attack the living. Not as vampires or werewolves. This was something new . . . and terrifying. Since then, zombies have invaded every aspect of popular culture.

But it all started on that dreadful night in a remote farmhouse…

Nights of the Living Dead returns to that night, to the outbreak, to where it all began. New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry teams with the godfather of the living dead himself, George A. Romero, to present a collection of all-new tales set during the forty-eight hours of that legendary outbreak.”

Yeah – I’m in!

July 11th is when this one officially hits but – you can head over to Amazon and pre-order yourself a Kindle, paperback or audio CD version right now.



Mondo Brings The Cool To Texas Frightmare Weekend With Debut Of ‘The Thing’ Board Game and More

No big secret that this weekend is when the Texas Frightmare Weekend - it's where all the cool cats are hanging - which explains why I'm in Ohio but....regardless, I'm still able to get my hands on some of the cool news coming out of the deep south.  Mondo - the bringer of all these cool and must-have - have gone and produced a handful of new items that are sure to have you eating Ramen noodles for the rest of the month.

First up is a kick ass The Thing board game - got some shots of the box and playing board.

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The Triumphant Return Of Diabolique Magazine!

Well – here’s some fantastic news.  Diabolique Magazine is back in print!

I’ve been fortunate enough to be a contributor to the website for the last year or so and I have to say – a greater, more dedicated group of people would be hard to assemble and I’m so pleased that things are once again moving forward and the print publication returning.

Last year the long time genre staple took a step back – halted print publication and took a deep breath.  Like most all print publications today – a bit of soul searching needed to be conducted and things evaluated a bit and after a brief hiatus the decision was made – the beautiful pages of Diabolique must live again.

The following press release showed up and it is the only source required for all the info on the fantastic announcement:

“In an age where even the most established and commercial publications are struggling to make ends meet, quality genre magazines are becoming few and far between, especially those operating independently. However, here at Diabolique we believe in exploring every aspect of cult entertainment with an honest, passionate, and informed perspective — and we believe in doing it on our own terms. With each issue we’re dedicated to providing insightful, analytical commentary on genre cinema, literature, music, and art, complemented by lavishly illustrated, full-color spreads. Every person involved with this publication lives and breathes this culture, and it is our aim to provide it with the innovative coverage it deserves.

Our next issue is dedicated to celebrating Japanese and Korean cult cinema at its most sublime, otherworldly, erotic, and visceral. In our cover story we explore the darker elements of Japanese folklore and track the evolution of the ghost story from genre-defining classics like Onibaba, Kwaidan, and Kuroneko through to the J-horror boom of the ‘90s with Ringu and Ju-On: The Grudge; J-horror pioneer Hideo Nakata joins us to discuss his career in genre film. This is followed by features on the blood-soaked influence of traditional Japanese theater on the work of Akira Kurosawa; the shocking horrors of Korean war portrayed in genre film; a tribute to the work of the late, great David Bowie that explores his relationship to Japanese culture; and a look at the sizzling sensuality and lesbian love of Chan-wook Park’s provocative The Handmaiden. Last, but certainly not least is a homage to the mythical beast Godzilla, resulting in one of our boldest and most potent issues yet!”

Print and digital copies can be pre-ordered now at: http://diaboliquemagazine.com/product/diabolique-magazine-no-26-marjun-2017/

Your job now?  Go pre-order this hunk of wonderfulness and support the genre, the magazine and a group of dedicated professionals that want nothing more than to bring their unique views and opinions to you – the fans.