HorrorAddicts.net 116, Kristin Battestella

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Horror Addicts Episode# 116

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

kristin battestella | new years day | only lovers left alive

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Horror Addicts Guide to Life Author Spotlight: James Newman

20528740James Newman writes horror novels and lives in North Carolina. For Horror Addicts Guide To Life  he wrote an article called More To Offer Than Blood And Boobs. The article gets into what horror movies you should watch with people who are not into horror films. This is a great article to try to get your horror hating friends to love horror as much as you do.. To read James’s article along with several other articles on living the horror lifestyle, pick up a copy of Horror Addicts Guide To Life. Recently James was nice enough to tell us what he likes about horror:

What do you like about the horror genre?

I’ve loved this stuff since as far back as I can remember. I don’t really know why, but I’ve just always been into it. Growing up, I always had a book in my hand with monsters on the cover. My parents are to blame, I guess, as they got me into it at a very early age — I’ve told the story so many times about my dad taking me to see THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, I’m sure my readers are sick of hearing about it by now.
It’s weird, though . . . looking back, I do recall that they were more worried about me glimpsing a naked breast in a movie than someone getting ripped apart. It’s that old Southern Baptist upbringing, I suppose. I can very vividly recall being told to cover my eyes during Johnny and Sarah’s long-overdue sex scene in THE DEAD ZONE, but Mom and Dad were perfectly OK with me seeing poor Johnny get ripped apart by bullets during his attempt on Stillson’s life. I saw RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD with my parents and two of their friends during its theatrical release (which was awesome, by the way; RETURN is my favorite zombie film to this day), and while they didn’t have a problem at all with zombies chowing down on brains I was again told to look away the moment Trash began her famous graveyard strip-tease.
So odd. But I was just happy they let me watch that stuff, when I was barely old enough to know what it was I was (supposed to be) shielding my eyes from.

What are some of your favorite horror movies, books or TV shows?38616

Got a while? As if you couldn’t tell, I love talking about this stuff. You don’t write a book called 666 HAIR-RAISING HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS without having a pretty good idea what you’re talking about. 😉
Favorite films: The original TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, Carpenter’s THE THING, Cronenberg’s THE FLY, THE EXORCIST and THE EXORCIST III: LEGION, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 1978, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD (as I mentioned earlier), the original PSYCHO, ROSEMARY’S BABY, SE7EN, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, THE MIST, INSIDE, AUDITION, UZUMAKI, BUBBA HO-TEP, and THE LOVED ONES.
Books: LIGHTNING by Dean Koontz, BOY’S LIFE by Robert McCammon, CAGE OF NIGHT by Ed Gorman, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum, just about any collection by Joe Lansdale, THE SHINING and CHRISTINE by Stephen King, FEAR by Ronald Kelly, THE CHILDREN’S HOUR by Douglas Clegg, UNIVERSITY and THE STORE by Bentley Little, and SHARP OBJECTS by Gillian Flynn. I also enjoy the occasional horror comic. Oh, yeah . . . and speaking of comics, I’m a huge Batman nerd too.
TV shows: Believe it or not, there have been very few horror shows on the small screen — at least modern ones — that have won me over. DEXTER was pretty cool, although I didn’t love it as much toward the end as I did early on. I love to watch FACE-OFF with the family. I’m a big fan of dark dramas with a streak of twisted humor . . . stuff like SIX FEET UNDER and BREAKING BAD. So far I’m really impressed with this new DAREDEVIL series on Netflix, but I’ve only watched three or four of those, so we’ll see . . . .

In what way do you live the horror lifestyle?

I tend to wear horror T-shirts a lot. A few favorites in my collection: the “hand-with-eyes” cover of Stephen King’s NIGHT SHIFT, a shirt with Cemetery Dance Publications’ (one of my publishers) logo on it, and assorted PHANTASM, THE FLY, and DONNIE DARKO shirts (love that creepy rabbit!).
Oh, yeah . . . and just this week I attached to the front of my new Jeep a license plate featuring the iconic image of Frankenstein’s Monster and the Bride meeting for the first time.

What are you currently working on?

A few short stories here and there, some movie reviews, and I’m hard at work on a new novella tentatively titled ODD MAN OUT (which might be the most intense horror story I’ve ever written, so much that I’ve found some of it very difficult to write because of the terrible things that are happening to characters I love). I’ve also started a follow-up to my “white-trash noir” novel UGLY AS SIN, called UGLY TO THE BONE.

Where can we find you online?

My official website is www.james-newman.com I also love to chat with readers one-on-one via my Facebook page. It’s really easy to find me on there. I’d invite anyone who’s interested in checking out my work to go to my website. There’s a tab at the top of the page that says “BUY MY BOOKS”, where you’ll find links to every edition of every book I’ve written. I’ve supplied links to reputable booksellers where collectors can find even the editions that are currently Out of Print.

Horror Addicts Guide to Life – Available now!

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Do you love the horror genre? Do you look at horror as a lifestyle? Do the “norms” not understand your love of the macabre?

Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written by those who look at horror as a way of life, just like you. This is your guide to living a horrifying existence. Featuring interviews with Midnight Syndicate, Valentine Wolfe, and The Gothic Tea Society.

Authors: Kristin Battestella, Mimielle, Emerian Rich, Dan Shaurette, Steven Rose Jr., Garth von Buchholz, H.E. Roulo, Sparky Lee Anderson, Mary Abshire, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Carlson, Catt Dahman, Dean Farnell, Sandra Harris, Willo Hausman, Laurel Anne Hill, Sapphire Neal, James Newman, Loren Rhoads, Chris Ringler, Jessica Robinson, Eden Royce, Sumiko Saulson, Patricia Santos Marcantonio, J. Malcolm Stewart, Stoneslide Corrective, Mimi A.Williams, and Ron Vitale. With art by Carmen Masloski and Lnoir.

 

HorrorAddicts.net 111, Horror Addicts Guide to Life

Horror Addicts Episode# 111

Horror Hostess: Emerian Rich

Intro Music by: Valentine Wolfe

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horror addicts guide to life | xy beautiful | the twilight zone

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Horror Addicts Guide to Life
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Horror Addicts Guide to LifeDo you love the horror genre? Do you look at horror as a lifestyle?

Do the “norms” not understand your love of the macabre?

 

Despair no longer, my friend, for within your grasp is a book written

by those who look at horror as a way of life, just like you. This is

your guide to living a horrifying existence. Featuring interviews with

Midnight Syndicate, Valentine Wolfe, and The Gothic Tea Society.

 

Authors: Kristin Battestella, Mimielle, Emerian Rich, Dan Shaurette,

Steven Rose Jr., Garth von Buchholz, H.E. Roulo, Sparky Lee

Anderson, Mary Abshire, Chantal Boudreau, Jeff Carlson, Catt

Dahman, Dean Farnell, Sandra Harris, Willo Hausman, Laurel

Anne Hill, Sapphire Neal, James Newman, Loren Rhoads, Chris

Ringler, Jessica Robinson, Eden Royce, Sumiko Saulson, Patricia

Santos Marcantonio, J. Malcolm Stewart, Stoneslide Corrective, Mimi

A.Williams, and Ron Vitale. With art by Carmen Masloski and Lnoir.

 

 

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“Animosity” by James Newman

Hello fellow Addicts!

animosityAs lovers of horror, we are misunderstood and stereotyped by people who aren’t fans of the macabre.  Horror writers tend to face that stereotype even more so than the average horror fan at times.  People think that we love the ugly side of life, that we yearn to act out in the ways we describe in our stories simply because that’s how we think and spin a tale.  When horrible things happen, it’s not entirely clichéd to think a lover or creator of fright might be involved in some way.  Author James Newman tackles that very fear in his book, “Animosity”.

Andrew Holland is a horror writer that lives in a very picturesque neighborhood.  His neighbors are fascinated and excited to have a best-selling author living among them, at least until he makes a horrifying discovery.  While out walking his dog, Andrew stumbles across the body of a girl around his daughter’s age.  At first, there is the normal excitement and fear you might expect when a vicious crime like that occurs.  People begin to wonder who the murderer might be, whether they are still in the area, or worse, is it one of their own?  It is only a short span of time before the neighbors start behaving differently towards him.  It becomes painfully obvious that everyone he once considered a friend now thinks him a monster because he writes about them.

I liked this story because of how it played with the fear most people in a similar setting have today.  Is the kind man down the street really a nice guy, or is it an act to cover some heinous crime or depravity.  With serial killers like Ted Bundy and the BTK, that fear is justified.  I think that, for the most part, the turn of the people in the neighborhood was handled in a fairly believable fashion.  There were a couple of people whose actions didn’t seem to fit all that well because it seemed to go completely against the nature of their character.  Also, the way the news seemed to focus their reports of the crime on Andrew and his past seemed an artificial way to make him feel persecuted.

My rating for this book is a 3.5 out of 5.

Until next time…

Donald “D.J.” Pitsiladis

Cheap Reads

20622453Are you obsessed with horror? Do you think you know more about horror movies than all your friends? Do you want to see how much you really know about horror. The ultimate horror trivia book is here horror fans. 666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions by James Newman is the book you need to test your knowledge on your favorite genre. This book is a lot of fun and will stump the most hard core horror fanatic.

666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions is set up into 7 sections including Vampires, Zombies, Werewolves,  Murderers and Maniacs, Ghosts and Demons, It Came From Beyond and Miscellaneous Mayhem. These 666 questions are for the hard core horror fan only,  even with giving multiple choice answers I still had a hard time getting the answers right.

In the intro of the book James Newman talks about how he has always been obsessed with horror. He writes horror, he wears horror movie T-shirts and is constantly watching horror films. He also goes on to say how he got into horror and points out that he is still a normal guy with a normal family. He may be a normal guy but he is also a walking horror encyclopedia. One thing I got out of this book was that I have a lot to learn about horror and I need to watch more horror movies. He has different categories that he puts you in depending on how many you got right and I unfortunately landed in the In a Horror Film You Would Be The Last To Die Category. I’m ashamed and will have to start watching more horror and then read this book again to redeem myself. If you ever wondered how good your knowledge of horror trivia is then you need to get this book  but watch a lot of horror movies first.

Another book I want to mention that I bought but haven’t started 15698108reading yet is: Night Of The Scream Queen by Michael McCarty and Linnea Quigley.  Scream Queen Desiree Starr is tired of starring in one low budget horror movie after another, each passing film, her wardrobe becomes skimpier and skimpier. Private Martin Riley, a simple solider from Iowa is recruited for “Operation Reptilian”, a dangerous experiment where he is suppose to become a “Solider of the Future”–but he becomes something else entirely different. Dr. Morrie Madden, a military “mad scientist” who has played God one too many times. Aging British actor Blake Smith, once a leading man in horror films, but that was before his face started to deteriorate and now has to wear masks in public. All their lives become intersected and a hell breaks loose in the Devil Bayou swamplands.

18046495The last book I want to talk about is by Mark McLaughlin: Welcome to the Best Little Witch-House in Arkham! In this midnight den of dread and doom, you will find twenty-five rooms, each with a story of its own to tell. Here you will enjoy a delectable variety of otherworldly nightmares and blasphemies … enough to satisfy even your most eldritch desires.

Here you will find evil pop-stars longing to devour their fans. You will meet a sophisticated secret agent in search of supernatural super-villains.
 You will learn the vile secrets of Kugappa, the writhing octopus-god, and Ghattambah, a grotesque insect deity whose soul dwells beyond time.
     
 You will smell the unhallowed stench of the Odour out of the Terrible Old Man. You will drink the creamy Milk of Time, an unholy substance which flows through the depths of a forbidden house of horrors known as Der Fleischbrunnen. You will even travel through deep space to a futuristic restaurant for alien connoisseurs, where you will sink your teeth into the monstrous specialty of the house.
You will find all of these horrors, and so much more … in the Best Little Witch-House in Arkham