blu gilliand

02/26/2013 - 4:00pm
In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I have zero knowledge of the Dead Space video game series. My active gaming life ground mostly to a halt sometime around Halo 2, and although I still throw together the occasional session of Call of Duty or Madden, gaming as an entertainment option has dropped pretty far down my personal list.
02/19/2013 - 6:00pm
A recent story is USA Today shared the news that Clive Barker is working on an original comic book series for Boom! Studios entitled New Genesis.
02/11/2013 - 1:00pm
Last week I reviewed The Wicked, a nasty little bit of throwback-style horror from the pen of James Newman. Whenever a book grabs me like The Wicked did – shakes me up and reminds me of why I spend so much time reading this crazy genre – I like to talk to the writer, get inside his or her head and find out what led them to make the choices they made in writing it
02/07/2013 - 5:00pm
For some reason, small towns are frequent targets for horror writers. I’ve lost track of all the small towns that have been invaded, possessed, overrun, decimated, burned or otherwise leveled in the hundreds of horror novels I’ve read over the years.
01/28/2013 - 4:00pm
Tom Piccirilli does not write the kind of books described as "breezy." You should know that going into his latest novella, The Walls of the Castle, which was just published by Dark Regions Press as the first book under their new Black Labyrinth imprint.
01/22/2013 - 6:00pm
In a top-secret research facility buried deep beneath the Appalachian mountains, an elite group of scientists has finally succeeded in opening a pathway to another Earth – a world that is strikingly similar to our own, but fundamentally different in some important ways.
01/15/2013 - 6:00pm
Pale Preachers begins with a note from some guys named Finch, Floyd, and Fishboy Lennie, written to their cousin Mal. The note informs Mal that their Grandma Callie is dead, Mal’s sister Lulabelle is the new "witchy woman" of Moon County, and that Mal's help is needed ASAP, so he's to meet them at “that crummy strip joint up the road.”
01/08/2013 - 2:00pm
So … you fancy yourself a Stephen King fan? Think the term “Constant Reader” was invented solely for you? Feel confidant that you know his works inside and out? Unless you’ve tested yourself against The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book, it’s all empty boasting.
01/01/2013 - 4:00pm
I was fortunate to read a small mountain of amazing fiction in 2012, but 2013 has the potential to top it with ease.
12/26/2012 - 3:30pm
Sherlock Holmes vs. Dracula. It sounds like fan fiction, the kind of clumsy mash-up written in overly purple prose and shared on someone’s blog; or, perhaps, like the literary equivalent of comic book fanboy arguments, the ones that start with questions like, “Who is stronger: Superman or the Hulk?”