The last time that I checked, The Ward was a total suckfest of a movie
so, marketing your next horror release by associating yourself with a
failure isn’t exactly a high selling point for audiences. The
psychological horror Dark Feed
comes from the screenwriters behind the John Carpenter flop, giving
horror fans a body of work that feels more like an extended episode of Masters of Horror rather than a legitimately terrifying film.
Back before Harry Potter and paranormal teen romance was all the rage,
horror characters were actually terrifying - especially witches. They
weren’t beautiful or sexy, and they certainly didn’t care about finding
love with a mere boy; witches were ruthless, mean, ugly, and absolutely
terrifying. Thanks to Rob Zombie and his latest film The Lords of Salem, witches are being represented in the way that they once were, as the powerful and evil individuals who should be feared.
Stories that are told from the monster's perspective are a rarity in the horror genre and ones that are funny are even harder to come by; however, thanks to urban fantasy author Jesse Petersen, that is about to change. The author's newest publication Club Monstrosity, which will release April 29, follows a group of monsters who are living in the real world. When their fellow monsters begin being killed in the same way that their characters die in their books, the monsters must ban together to put an end to the madness and risk exposing themselves to the world.
Petersen has previously published a zombie book series (Married with Zombies, Flip this Zombie, Eat Slay Love, The Zombie Whisperer) that follows married couple Sarah and David as they rebuild their relationship during a zombie apocalypse. The Tuscan, AZ native put a funny and somewhat realistic spin on an unbelievable and overdone horror favorite, making a refreshingly balanced comedy-horror series about the undead.
The fantasy author takes a step away from zombies in Club Monstrosity and focuses on monsters--a girl Frankenstein, to be exact. In the book, Natalie desperately wants to escape her monster past and be normal; however, her transition into regular life is made difficult when her friends start dying. Although the characters in the book are monsters, they face issues that anyone would deal with in the real world, making for a relatable story. Not to mention, Petersen's comedic voice shines through the snarky and witty voice of the characters, making the read all the more fun.
In the week before its release, Petersen would like to reward my readers with a giveaway from her Living with the Dead series. In the meantime, you can read more about the author at her official website and follow her on twitter @jessepet! Stay tuned to find out how you can enter to win a copy of her work!
Indie horror is always in need of support and filmmaker Lawrie Brewster needs your help in funding an exhibition tour for his horror-fantasy film, Lord of Tears. Brewster's collecting funds on Kickstarter and the film has almost received half of its funding goal of around $9,000. With just 27 more days to go, Brewster is hoping that a look at the film's new trailer will convince more horror fans to show their appreciation.
Brewster describes Lord of Tears as a cross between The Wicker Man, The Innocents, and The Haunting. The film follows a young man who is trapped in a decrepit and crumbling mansion while simultaneously being stalked by an owl-headed monster. The British horror takes references from mythology, ancient history, and modern legends like the Slender Man.
If you ever find yourself kidnapped by a serial killer intent on impregnating you and starting a family, you better hope that the cop on the case to find you isn’t John Cusack because he will suck at doing so. In the psychological thriller The Factory, Cusack demonstrates the reasons why he should stay away from serious films and why he’s definitely a better actor than a hard-nose detective.
Blood is thicker than water and it seems that the families who kill together stay together. There is no greater bond than the one that’s created over the torturing and butchering of another human and sometimes, it’s hard not to root for the sick bastards.
In honor of the upcoming release of Stoker(opening this Friday, March 1st), which follows a young girl who becomes infatuated with her uncle and his immoral ways, Shock Till You Drop takes a look at the families who are unconventional and compelling as they unleash a world of hurt on their innocent victims.