Preview: The 18th Annual Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

South Korea’s 18th annual Pucheon International Film Festival (PiFan) — perhaps the largest film fest in Asia dedicated to horror, science fiction, fantasy, and similar genre films — will be held this year from July 17 through July 27. I will be covering the festival for both Horrornews.net and the Horror News Radio podcast. Each July, PiFan presents more than 200 feature-length and short films from around the world — some of which are so … Continue reading

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Con 9 From Outer Space – July 14th-15th 2012

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Con 9 From Outer Space is a two-day science fiction convention devoted to the Golden Age of classic science fiction films and pre-1965 science fiction television, radio and comics being held in Melbourne Australia 14th-15th July 2012! Two-strand panel program! Video program containing rare and long forgotten material! A classic science fiction film festival featuring all-original material! Fan fiction and short film competitions! Giveaways! Displays! Fantastic venue! Really cheap entry fee! Loads of laughs as … Continue reading

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Nightscape Press Presents World’s Collider!

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World’s Collider, an apocalyptic anthology edited by Richard Salter. The Collision is the worst disaster in human history. So far… In the near future, an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider causes an enormous explosion, known as the Collision. The blast flattens a huge chunk of central Europe and punches a massive hole in the Earth’s surface. Over the next decade, unspeakable horrors pour from the rift: vicious creatures with a taste for human flesh, … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1950s

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Just as the thirties had been a golden age for Gothic horror films, so the fifties would do the same for science fiction. The power of the atom had undeniably hooked the public on the wonders of science. This, coupled with the development of rocket power and the first major UFO sightings, provided a wealth of exploitable material for the film industry. The first film off the launch pad was to have been Destination Moon … Continue reading

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Shining in Crimson paperback giveaway on Goodreads.com

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Enter to win a free paperback copy of Shining in Crimson on Goodreads.com. Right now it’s on page 4 of the most requested. You could help it get to page one and maximize its exposure on the site as well as put a horror/science fiction vampire novel on the first page instead of the sparkly romance kind. Here’s a description of the book: “A big-scale vampire thriller that changes the rules.”–Scott Nicholson, They Hunger Set … Continue reading

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The Quiet: A Novella

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James Benton might be the last man on earth. Racing to get to work, he finds random abandoned cars, smouldering pile-ups, and something even stranger. Everywhere he goes there’s no grass, no people, not even a bird in the sky. Alone in a barren world, James travels west in search of someone, anyone who might have survived The Quiet. You can read a sneak peak of it at http://www.scribd.com/doc/61657643/The-Quiet  

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LORE magazine returns!

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After a ten-year hiatus, the award-winning magazine, LORE, returns to bring you some of the best dark and imaginative fiction, artwork and web content being offered today. During its initial run, LORE won The Deathrealm Award for Best Magazine, The Dragon’s Breath Award for Best New Magazine and was featured on The SciFi channel’s Sci-Fi Buzz, in addition to seeing coverage in a great many mainstream media outlets. Some of the fiction LORE published went … Continue reading

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