Magazine Review: Encyclopedia of Horror

Want a nice, high-quality magazine, full-gloss with no advertisements? Then the Encyclopedia of Horror is for you.

The art is beautiful and the style is just what any horror addict would want to see with shots of their favorite actors, bloody handprints, and blood seeping from the corners.

There is tons of stuff to love in this magazine, but a few of my favorites are:

“Long in the Tooth: A brief history of Dracula and a host of other vampires.” This article does talk about Dracula but then explores how the myth came about. It touches on Byron, Polidori, and Sheridan LeFanu, the author of Carmilla. They also mention The Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory, and cover all the vampire film adaptations from Dracula and Dark Shadows to Twilight and True Blood. With ten full-color pages of my favorite monster, it was hard not to love it out of the gate.

There are also in-depth articles on Frankenstein’s monster, The Exorcist, and great authors who bring our monsters to life. Like any self-respecting horror expose they have a top-10 Scream Queen list as well as a top 13 list of terror movies. One of the most interesting articles with something I haven’t seen before in print was about new horror creators highlighting Blumhouse, Jordan Peele, and the new IT.

Covering everything from aliens and psycho killers to vampires, werewolves, and zombies, this is a magazine you have to own. In fact, the only area of horror I saw missing was music. Perhaps they can add that in next time. The “Timeline of Terror” was especially visually stimulating, putting all of our movies in perspective from the 1920s to today.

Now, where can you get this awesome magazine full of our favorite subject? Well, you can’t order it online, but it is supposed to be in stores until December 31st, so run out and get one while they still last. If you aren’t near a store that stocks it, I’ve seen a few on eBay, but you got to act fast.

This was an exciting experience to review the Encyclopedia of Horror and I look forward to seeing what this creative team does in the future.

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Airing on COMET in December

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…

THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

 Area 10

The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you’re in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn’t have those Jeepers Creepers!

Weeknights at 10/9 C

 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

The Shout

The Cat Creature

The Blair Witch Project

Disturbing Behavior

Runaway

The Terminator

Futureworld

To All a Good Night

Haunted Honeymoon

Old Dracula

Jeepers Creepers

The Curse

The Curse II

Panga

 

AND MORE…

 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

There’s something sinister lurking in Black Hills Forest and missing girl’s disappearance is linked to the legend of The Blair Witch! A group heads into the woods to find out what happened and the footage found after will send a chill down your spine. Don’t turn your back because you don’t know what’s lurking behind you….

Saturday, December 15 at 5/4 C

Thursday, December 20 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

The Terminator (1984)

I’ll be back!

The original classic that started the franchise is airing on Comet TV! Catch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in their classic roles trying to defeat Skynet from launching total human extinction. Relive the first time you heard, “Come with me if you want to live.”

Tuesday, December 11 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

Friday, December 14 at 3/2 C

Wednesday, December 19 at 10/9 C

 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

It’s a battle to the death! Buckaroo Banzai gets caught in the middle of two alien forces from Planet 10. But Buckaroo Banzai has the Overthruster which will bring the bad aliens back to their home planet, which the good aliens can’t allow to happen. Earth’s survival hangs in the balance!

Wednesday, December 12 at 3/2 C

Thursday, December 20 at 5/4 C

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)

This Christmas, after you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C

 ON CHARGE TV

Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdown and so much more. CHARGE! Ready for Action

Airing on CHARGE! in December

Hurtin’ For A Burtin’

From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter (2000)

Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C

Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

Chantastic Movie Marathon

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Supercop (1996)

Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)

Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C

Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C

Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

CHiPs (Series)

California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren’t very high — the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.

Weekdays at 11a/10 C

Weeknights at 6/5 C

 

Winternight Whisperings Valentine Wolfe

Darklings, Listen!

 

Winternight Whisperings is upon us! The newest Valentine Wolfe album, Winternight Whisperings, is here in digital format and on it’s way in physical form. And what’s more, we’ve got THREE shows coming up to share our version on holiday music with you all.

 

The idea is simple: we’re inspired by the 19th century tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve. We felt we weren’t the only ones wanting to revive that celebration. After The Ghosts of Christmas Past in 2015, we started thinking about ways to play this music live and, of course, create more music for a haunted December.

 

The result is Winternight Whisperings: 8 ghost songs, one ghost story featuring Tally Johnson, and two metal songs to make your spirit bright.

 

 

You can also buy digital copies there if you can’t bear to wait.
Our local Greenville fiends can join us on Tuesday, December 18 at Hughes Main Library. We’ll be telling ghost stories with Tally Johnson. 6:30-8:30, No cover, all ages, too! Details are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/578057502664712/

 

And finally, we’ll celebrate on January 5 with a final Christmas Haunting: We’ll be bringing Tally down to the Wynne-Russell House in Lilburn, GA for an evening of dark ambient music and ghost stories celebrating Twelfth Night! Tickets are VERY limited, get yours here: https://timetravel.events/tickets/

Most of the music we’ll be playing at the shows are dark ambient/soundscape songs. We may play some metal at the Poe House; the other shows will be more…brooding.

 

Make your plans to join us now, and we can’t wait to celebrate this holiday season in our own way with you all. And we would love to know your favorite tracks from Winternight Whisperings…please let us know?

 

Marley was dead, to begin with…
Braxton and Sarah

CometTV.Com December Viewing Guide

Airing on COMET in December

YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…

THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!

Stigmata (1999) (with special audio commentary)

Frankie is having a really bad day. Suddenly she is getting wounds similar to the crucification of Jesus. Yikes! The classic film Stigmata starring Oscar winner Patricia Arquette is showing on COMET TV with director’s commentary! Learn why the director chose certain shots and the behind the scenes of the horror classic!

Saturday, December 8 at 5/4 C (airing with special audio commentary)

Sunday, December 9 at 3/2 C (airing without commentary)

 Area 10

The best in cult classic films are airing all month long on Comet TV! If you’re in the mood for laughs check out Haunted Honeymoon, if you fancy a trip book your ticket to Futureworld, join Ah-Nuld for The Terminator and who doesn’t have those Jeepers Creepers!

Weeknights at 10/9 C

 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

The Shout

The Cat Creature

The Blair Witch Project

Disturbing Behavior

Runaway

The Terminator

Futureworld

To All a Good Night

Haunted Honeymoon

Old Dracula

Jeepers Creepers

The Curse

The Curse II

Panga

 

AND MORE…

 The Blair Witch Project (1999)

There’s something sinister lurking in Black Hills Forest and missing girl’s disappearance is linked to the legend of The Blair Witch! A group heads into the woods to find out what happened and the footage found after will send a chill down your spine. Don’t turn your back because you don’t know what’s lurking behind you….

Friday, December 7 at 10/9 C

Saturday, December 15 at 5/4 C

Thursday, December 20 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

The Terminator (1984)

I’ll be back!

The original classic that started the franchise is airing on Comet TV! Catch Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton in their classic roles trying to defeat Skynet from launching total human extinction. Relive the first time you heard, “Come with me if you want to live.”

Tuesday, December 11 at MIDNIGHT/11 C

Friday, December 14 at 3/2 C

Wednesday, December 19 at 10/9 C

 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

It’s a battle to the death! Buckaroo Banzai gets caught in the middle of two alien forces from Planet 10. But Buckaroo Banzai has the Overthruster which will bring the bad aliens back to their home planet, which the good aliens can’t allow to happen. Earth’s survival hangs in the balance!

Wednesday, December 12 at 3/2 C

Thursday, December 20 at 5/4 C

Babylon 5 (Christmas Marathon)

This Christmas, after you sip your egg nog and trim the tree, turn on COMET TV for a spacey Christmas Marathon! Starting at 10a/9 C you can catch up on this classic sci-fi series!

Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 10a/9 C

 ON CHARGE TV

Watch action stars, every-day heroes and insane athletes engaged in battles, chases, showdown and so much more. CHARGE! Ready for Action

Airing on CHARGE! in December

Hurtin’ For A Burtin’

From Dusk Till Dawn TRILOGY

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999)

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter (2000)

Friday, December 14 starting at 10/9 C

Saturday, December 22 starting at 2/1 C

Chantastic Movie Marathon

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Supercop (1996)

Accidental Spy (Te Wu Mi Cheng) (2001)

Friday, December 7 starting at NOON/11a C

Saturday, December 15 starting at 2/1 C

Wednesday, December 19 starting at 10/9 C

Xmas Day Tuesday, December 25 starting at 8/7 C

CHiPs (Series)

California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello cruise the freeways of Los Angeles, solve crimes and help people in trouble in this cop show. The stakes usually weren’t very high — the better to highlight the personal lives of Ponch and Jon.

Weekdays at 11a/10 C

Weeknights at 6/5 C

 

Happy Thanksgiving from HorrorAddicts.net!

For those of you living in Thanksgiving land, we hope you have a great one! We present for your viewing pleasure a very memorable Horror Addict celebration… You gotta love Wednesday.

Kbatz: We like to watch a Godfather Marathon.

Emz: We tend to watch all Harry Potter movies in succession. It wasn’t long when it first started… now I’ve lost count! 7 movies now? 8?

So many of us spend this day overeating, fighting with family, and napping. What do you do?

Submission Call: Tech Horror KILL SWITCH LAST CHANCE!

2018 Horror Anthology

KilSwitch2front.pngKILL SWITCH / Edited by Dan Shaurette

“The Future is Broken.” – Black Mirror

What horrors will our technological hubris bring us in the future? When technology takes over more of our lives, what will it mean to be human, and will we fear what we have created? Artificial intelligence, robotics, bionics and cybernetics, clones, and virtual reality. These are a few of my favorite things. The technological singularity is fast approaching, and post-humanity is a frighteningly dark future.

First and foremost, your submission must be a horror story and contain something emotionally, physically, or mentally horrifying. Secondly, the technology should be front and center, not just a deus ex machina. Whether it be a modern technology we are creating now with a purpose yet fully realized, or some new horror as yet to be discovered. We are looking for stories in the same vein as NETFLIX’s Black Mirror.

Post-apocalypse is welcome, as are dystopian societies, but technology must have brought them about. Supernatural elements are welcome in conjunction with the technology. What we don’t want is aliens attacking humanity as the core conceit. What qualifies as “modern” technology is debatable; anything from the Cold War is the farthest back we’ll consider.

Manuscript Format:
*Font: either Courier or Times New Roman.
*Double spaced, font 12 point.
*Your manuscript must be in either DOC or RTF format.
*Do not place your name in the manuscript, just the title.**
*Following pages header to state:  story name, and page number.
**This year, we are doing blind submissions. Wow us with your story.**

In the body of the email:
*With no header on the MS, the header info should be in the email as such: author name, mailing address, email address, and word count.
*100 words or less biography about you.
*One sentence explaining the story attached; your elevator pitch.
*Facebook, Twitter, Instagram links
*Your website or blog.
No previously printed work and no simultaneous submissions.

Subject of the email state:
*KILL SWITCH/Author Name/Story Title
*Send to: horroraddicts@gmail.com

Deadline: October 31st, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Length: 2,000-7,000 words
Payment: $10.00 USD + digital contributor copy

Return time: Final decisions will not be made until AFTER the submission close date (10/31/18). You should expect a return within three months of the submission close date. If you do not receive an email stating your manuscript was received within two weeks of submission, please send a polite query to: horroraddicts@gmail.com.

For any other questions, please send an email to: horroraddicts@gmail.com