Friday, October 29, 2010

Edgar wants to know if you have a Thirst

Yeah, I know. I've been stomping around the graveyard for a long time if I can remember the original Lost Boys, but that just goes to show that I'm close to being as old as the dirt I shovel.

Lost Boys: The Thirst undoes some of the damage caused by the slightly lame Lost Boys: The Tribe. Grab it on DVD and learn the joy of partying with the Frog Brothers.

Grave Digger does not hop; OK, maybe I do when nobody is looking.

Book Blogger Hop
As a newly unearthed blog, I feel it's important to get out and mingle. After all, how else will I discover new victims to stalk and torment?

For that reason, I am taking part in an amusing little social game known as a blog hop, hosted by book blogger Crazy for Books. It looks like it could be fun, and with over 200 blogs currently on the list, there's no shortage of victims for me to find.

Part of the Hop includes answering a question. The question this week is:

"What is the one bookish thing you would love to have, no matter the cost?"

No matter the cost? Hmmmm... interesting theory. Being the horror fiend that I am, I would kill to have a room dedicated to holding the works of all the various horror masters that have put pen to paper and spilled their blood on the page. From Lovecraft to King, I would have them all.

Trick R Treat

The Halloween weekend is upon us and what better way to spend it than by watching a movie that captures the true spirit of the holiday in such a wicked and fun fashion.

The 2007 film, Trick R Treat, remains my favorite Halloween movie, blending the perfect mixture of horror and comedy.

The film is an anthology of four short stories that are loosely connected with one another by a ghoulish and mysterious trick-or-treater wandering the streets to remind unfortunate individuals of the price that must be paid if the rules of Halloween are broken.

What are the rules of Halloween that can result in disaster if they're broken? Writer/director Michael Dougherty is here to share them with us.

From a psychotic school principal who really gets into the spirit of the holiday to the 'virgin' looking for her first experience, Trick R Treat provides shocks and laughs in equal measure.

Check out the animated short story below that spawned the idea for the movie and watch the new channel for 24 hours of the movie in HD. Unfortunately, many won't be able to watch the movie because they haven't gotten everything lined up in regards to distribution. If you don't have the channel in your line-up, you can still enjoy the movie by renting the DVD.

Ripper's Row by Donnie Light and Shawn Weaver

I just love when misguided villains are re-imagined as heroes, and I think Jack the Ripper really could have been stalking the streets of Whitechaple to defend innocent people against vampires.

Ripper's Row should be out on Halloween, but it looks like it will be worth the wait even if we have to wait an extra day or two.

Ripper's Row
by Donnie Light and Shawn Weaver

In the fall of 1888, Jack the Ripper cut a swath of blood and terror through the streets of London, in an area known as Whitechaple. The papers called him a monster for attacking innocent women in the night. But if the world only knew the truth behind Jack’s monstrous acts, they would think differently. Jack was a madman, yes, but a madman on a mission to save the world from the foul creatures of the night.  Creatures that haunted his soul, tortured his existence, and made every minute of his life a living hell.

Only Jack the Ripper could save the unsuspecting masses from the vampires that ruled the streets of Whitechaple after dark. Only he could strike down the dangerous Master Vampire William Carpenter—or die in the attempt.

Follow the infamous “Jack the Ripper” through a harrowing adventure to take back the streets of Victorian London, and reclaim the honor of a love lost to darkness.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Movie Trailer: Skyline

Huge spaceships descend upon Earth and shoot out a light that draws people to it like a moth to a flame? How cool is that? Well, it might not sound that cool but it looks wicked as hell.

Skyline opens November 12th.

Horror Hottie: Kelly Brook

Horror Hotties is normally going to be done on Mondays because there's no better way to start the week than by having a beautiful woman to drool over, but I thought I'd toss this one out there now because - well, because it's my playground and I can do what I want with it.

Piranha 3D had a lot of things going for it that made the movie a great summer flick, but Kelly Brook had to be one of the best attractions.

Gorgeous and Gory

Who doesn't love a gorgeous woman all covered in blood and made-up to look like a zombie? The creative team at Bad Zombie knows that zombies are all the rage right now, and that no guy can say no a zombie that looks totally hot.

Besides, when it comes to zombie chicks, you know you don't have to worry about them hanging around because of your money or your looks; they're definitely into you for your brain.

Want to start 2011 with a Gorgeous and Gory calendar on your wall? Head over to Bad Zombie and grab one before they're gone.

Movie Trailer: The Rite

Gotta love when a scary book is turned into a scary movie. The book is The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, but I guess the big shots in Hollywood didn't think the movie crowd would be bright enough to remember all of that so the movie is simply called The Rite. Hollywood can insult my intelligence all they want by clipping the title. I'm still going to go see it.

Zombies in the Bookstore: Apocalypse of the Dead

Author Joe McKinney loves zombies, and he doesn't mind sharing that love when he puts pen to paper... or fingers to keyboard, as is usually the case these days.

McKinney has a new book coming out called Apocalypse of the Dead. Yeah, doesn't that title just send a charge down your spine? That's the kind of title that lets you know there won't be any sparkly vampires within these pages. This book is all about good ol' fashioned zombies looking for some tasty brains to feast on. Well, actually it's about the party-poopers who want to avoid that fate, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they lose.

Apocalypse of the Dead will be out November 2nd, and that gives you plenty of time to get the first book in the series that started the zombie party, Dead City.

Apocalypse of the Dead
Two hellish years. That's how long it's been since the hurricanes flooded the Gulf Coast, and the dead rose up from the ruins. The cities were quarantined; the infected, contained. Any unlucky survivors were left to fend for themselves.

One boatload of refugees manages to make it out alive - but one passenger carries the virus. Within weeks, the zombie epidemic spreads across the globe. Now, retired U.S. Marshal Ed Moore must lead a group of strangers to safety, searching for sanctuary from the dead.

In the North Dakota Grasslands, bands of survivors converge upon a single outpost. Run by a self-appointed preacher of fierce conviction - and frightening beliefs - it may be humanity's only hope. But Ed Moore and the others refuse to enter a suicide pact. They'd rather stand and fight in the final battle against the zombies.

Dead City
Battered by five cataclysmic hurricanes in three weeks, the Texas Gulf Coast and half of the Lone Star State is reeling from the worst devastation in history. Thousands are dead or dying - but the worst is only beginning. Amid the wreckage, something unimaginable is happening: a deadly virus has broken out, returning the dead to life - with an insatiable hunger for human flesh.

The nightmare begins within hours; the plague has spread all over Texas. San Antonio police officer Eddie Hudson finds his city overrun by a voracious army of the living dead. Along with a small group of survivors, Eddie must fight off the savage horde in a race to save his family.

There's no place to run. No place to hide. The zombie horde is growing as the virus runs rampant. Eddie knows he has to find a way to destroy these walking horrors... but he doesn't know the price he will have to pay.

Welcome to Horror Revealed

Welcome to my little playground of terror. I hope you will find things here that will both thrill you and chill you.

Here, you will find news and information about all those lovely things that go bump in the night.

The playground might be a little barren right now, but like some malicious fungus thirsting for your blood, the site will continue to grow. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you'd like to see, and I might consider adding it... if the idea pleases me as much as it pleases you.

Coming attractions include news on books and movies, movie trailers, interviews with various dabblers in the field of horror, and a section that is sure to get your blood flowing - Horror Hotties.

Enjoy your stay... and try not to bleed on the furniture.