When it comes to horror in literature there are some names that not only stand out but have stood the test of time and have made literary history. Mary Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Joe Hill are just a few. However, there is one author that has not only changed the horror writing genre as we know it, but has been the inspiration for just about every author thereafter….Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is the ultimate gothic horror author for generations, and has been studied, discussed, and analyzed for decades, yet there is one thing about Poe we still find ourselves asking…how did Edgar Allan Poe die?
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It seems that every generation has at least one writer to come along that becomes legendary and iconic. Poe, Lovecraft, Stephen King, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, and Richard Chizmar.Each has their own genre, and have become pretty much household names. Author Richard Chizmar is no stranger to the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and several other best selling authors list.
Posted September 4th, 2023. Add a comment
Author Lee Gambin loves pop culture. His knowledge for television, movies, books, as well as his high regard for many actors is very impressive. I love that Lee also shows his appreciation for those actors who have less prominent roles…those many of us would overlook. Lee brings them into the spotlight as well. His books are diverse, and have covered many subjects including animals in films, television shows, actors, movie musicals, and horror films, which includes the 1980′s horror classic,THE HOWLING. That being said, Lee Gambin has done something else that’s notable as well.
Posted September 4th, 2023. Add a comment
There are many books written about Stephen King, who is considered one of the greatest horror writers of all time. Authors such as Stephen Spignesi, Robin Furth, Joe Maddrey, and many others (including myself) have all written about his works. However, there is one particular author who has been writing about Stephen King for a very long time, and is highly qualified and respected in the Stephen King universe. As musician Neil Young is to music (with his extraordinary guitar playing) being dubbed the “Godfather of Grunge, author Bev Vincent is also known as the “Godfather” to those who know his name throughout the world of all things that surround Stephen King. He has been revered for his in depth writing, and for paving the way for others who have also been enthralled with Stephen King.
Posted July 12th, 2023. Add a comment
There are so many film franchises it’s hard to keep up, and they generally are from the horror genre. From SAW, SCREAM, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, JAWS, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST., and FRIDAY THE 13th (which are all greats) there seems to be one that really resonates with fans…HALLOWEEN. This particular franchise not only kicked off an entire subgenre of “slasher films” within the horror genre, but also had its own long line of sequels that finally came to an end in October, 2022. It seems that through the decades HALLOWEEN films have sustained the test of time.
Posted February 17th, 2023. Add a comment
Andrew J. Rausch is a family man, father, editor, interviewer, expert on Pop Culture, but he’s also an extremely talented author of nearly fifty published books. His topics range from directors such as Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, and Ed Wood, to books about films, as well as Hip Hop music, to sharing his thoughts on author Stephen King. However, whatever Andrew writes, he pours his heart and soul into it, drawing the reader completely in.
Posted February 13th, 2023. Add a comment
Sitting down with a good read is still something that many of us love to do. Picking up a book transports anywhere we want to go. Many of us love to be scared out of our wits by a great horror story. What better time than Autumn to read creepy tales of things that go bump in the night? Christofer Cook’s two books, AMITYVILLE 1925, and HALLOW EVIL give readers plenty of scares through one creepy tale after another.
Posted November 23rd, 2022. Add a comment
When we hear the title and name, author Stephen King, we generally think of his world renowned status as the “master of horror” with his many books and film adaptations. We think of killer clowns, evil dogs, cats, cars, and even children, but what we don’t think of is…cooking. Specifically, a cookbook. That’s until now.
Posted November 10th, 2022. Add a comment
Just about every one of us has a favorite film, one we place above all others. For some of us it’s our favorite actor, storyline or type of film that draws us back to watch over, and over again. However, there are those very special films that are just so good that we appreciate every aspect of them. There has been one film in my lifetime that is still my favorite after many decades, it’s perfect in every way…WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
Posted August 5th, 2022. Add a comment
In the late 1970s, Stephen King had the idea of selling his short stories for ONE DOLLAR and a contract to let young filmmakers make their own films based on his works. After King’s approval, these films were only available for viewing at film festivals around the world. For the last forty-plus years and over hundreds of films made, The Dollar Baby program has made a serious impact not only on the Stephen King world, but the film industry itself.