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“There’s inspiration everywhere if you are not afraid to slow down and look for it.” -Monica Kuebler

January 31, 2012

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DarkMedia Interviews Monica Kuebler: Monica Kuebler isn’t merely a woman who wears many hats; she’s a force to be reckoned with.  Besides being the Managing Editor for Rue Morgue magazine and running her very own micro-press, Burning Effigy Press, she’s a journalist and an author in her own right. In a time when the voices […]

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Step Into the “Dark Shadows”

January 20, 2012

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As we inch closer to the May 11th release of Tim Burton’s upcoming adaptation of the television cult classic Dark Shadows, staring Johnny Depp, French website CineHeroes has treated us to a brand new image of Depp as the infamous vampire, Barnabas Collins. The story of Barnabas Collins begins in the 18th century, when he’s turned into a […]

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Vamplit Publishing Discusses “Torture Films”

January 17, 2012

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Each Wednesday, genre fiction publisher Vamplit Publishing hosts an interactive, Twitter-based chat on a topic relevant to the horror/suspense/thriller genre.  Prior topics have included “Vicious Vampires”, “Witches”, “Horror Movie Makeup”, and the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock. This week (beginning at midnight GMT), Vamplit authors, fans and friends will discuss what’s become an undeniable […]

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So Long, And Thanks For All The Brains: A Review

January 17, 2012

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by Alex McDermott: I’ve always had a soft spot for zombies. I’ll admit it! But even as a long-time fan I can see when a walker has passed its less than fresh date! In the wave of zombies over the last number of years, the story seems to be getting stale. So Long, And Thanks […]

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Jessica Lange May Return To American Horror Story

January 16, 2012

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Last night at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press honored actress Jessica Lange for her work on the groundbreaking FX drama, American Horror Story.  Recently under harsh criticism from fans after his announcement that “every season of the show will be a different haunting”, series co-creator Ryan Murphy  was praised by […]

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In Celebration of the Monster: The History of Horror and the Thing under the Bed

January 14, 2012

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by W. Scott Poole: What would a history of American monsters look like? What would it mean to explore monsters as a way to examine the history of America? And wouldn’t this be a strange kind of history, a chronology of fear and desire more than a description of events, ideas and images? These questions […]

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A Review of Kelland by Paul G. Bens: FIVE STARS!

December 22, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Horror, real horror, creeps up on you. It crawls down the back of your neck and unsettles you. You turn on the lights, hoping that feeling will go away. It doesn’t. It lingers just around the corner like a thought you just can’t quite remember. Paul G. Bens’ novel Kelland is horror. […]

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Anne Michaud Bares Her Neck

December 11, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: Anne Michaud is an author of many talents, especially getting distracted by depressing music and dark things. She likes to write and read everyday, and speak of herself in the third person.  Since her Master’s degree in Screenwriting from the University of London, England, Anne has written, directed and produced three short […]

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“There’s no question that horror’s thriving, but horror is a beast with many faces.” -Nick Grabowski

November 13, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: I had the pleasure to sit down with horror author and now publisher Nick Grabowsky to talk about Black Bed Sheet Books, writing, and the nightmares of Hollywood!!! Alex Mcdermott: You are a well-established author! What inspired you to add publisher to your credentials? Nick Grabowsky: Well, being an author certainly helped […]

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Tattered Souls 2: A Review

November 12, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott The world of horror writing is a struggle. There are millions of time-worn cliché ideas to fall back on and many writers do just that. Taking a chance means taking a risk and that’s a dangerous idea. Selling the cliché is far easier. Editor Frank Hutton had put together a collection of […]

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“…what is strange, unusual, odd and unconventional is beautiful. Life is full of the strange, and in that is beauty.” -Ron Fitzgerald

October 24, 2011

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DarkMedia Interviews Ron Fitzgerald: As the great magician Harry Houdini once said, “Magic is the sole science not accepted by scientists, because they can’t understand it.”  But more than that, Houdini knew, from start to finish, the allure of magic was not only in the element of  the impossible — but within the promise of […]

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When Hell Cometh… Run For Your Life: An Interview With Author Todd Card

October 23, 2011

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by Alex Mcdermott: What happens when the walls between the living and the dead break down? What would you do when the worst possible scenario you can imagine is not as bad as the nightmare you are living? Todd Card gives us a glimpse of a world beyond the pale in his latest novel Hell […]

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