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Legendary Director DON COSCARELLI Proves He Still Plays a Good Game with the Wildly Entertaining (and Heartfelt) Memoir, “TRUE INDIE”

The Phantastic Voyage of Don Coscarelli

Phantasm: Ravager (2016), the fifth film in the nearly-40-year arc of the Phantasm series, ends with a bittersweet reunion.

Brothers Mike and Jody and their best friend Reggie, the protagonists from the original 1979 film, sit inside the trademark black Plymouth Barracuda.

They had been separated over the course of their endless battle against the otherworldly Tall Man and his minions. Now, as they sit in the muscle car, they exchange wordless looks. Age has altered their features, and there’s a weariness in their expressions. Continue reading “Legendary Director DON COSCARELLI Proves He Still Plays a Good Game with the Wildly Entertaining (and Heartfelt) Memoir, “TRUE INDIE””

SPECIAL OFFER: FREE GIFT FOR FIRST 100 BUYERS OF “SCREAMING FOR PLEASURE”

 

The first 100 purchasers of Screaming for Pleasure can get a FREE eBook of Isaac Thorne’s Road Kills!!

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Here is how to claim your FREE eBook:

  1. Purchase a copy (print or eBook) of Screaming for Pleasure: How Horror Makes You Happy and Healthy. (If you haven’t purchased a copy yet, order through here)
  2. Email your proof of purchase (receipt from whatever outlet you purchased from) to admin@hellbentforhorror.com
  3. Within 48 hours you will receive an email with your own personal redemption code and instructions on how to get your free eBook of Road Kills.

Note: This offer is limited to the first 100 emails with proof of purchase received.


ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

About the Author:
Isaac Thorne is a nice man who has, over the course of his life,
developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises.
He also avoids public men’s restrooms at all costs. He considers
himself a lover of books, music, movies, and other forms of pop
culture phenomenon. His philosophy on his life is that it’s all one
giant experiment.

The Soska Sisters Aim to Infect the World with Their Own Virulent Strain of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid”

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When it comes to horror movies, give me a good remake over a good sequel any day.

Horror films are self-contained magic acts, and sequels strip away all the mystery that drew you to the original movie in the first place by inevitably adding backstory and blowing a small magic act out of proportion. A remake, by it’s nature, has the potential to take a brilliant idea and resurrect it for new audiences to discover.

Continue reading “The Soska Sisters Aim to Infect the World with Their Own Virulent Strain of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid””

Episode 076- We Lost It in the ’80s: An Interview With the Creators of “In Search of Darkness”

The ’80s were horror movie heaven.

A wild mixture of new technology, misfit filmmakers, obscure distributors, rich dentists trying to find tax shelters, buckets of blood and latex, and home video rental helped usher in one of the most prolific and influential eras in horror film history. Continue reading “Episode 076- We Lost It in the ’80s: An Interview With the Creators of “In Search of Darkness””

Hellbent for Horrible Questions 02: Kevin and Jennifer Sluder

Welcome to a new installment of HELLBENT FOR HORRIBLE QUESTIONS, a mini-digest of interviews and short discussions!

In ISSUE #2, my guests are the creative team filmmaking team, KEVIN AND JENNIFER SLUDER.

They have shepherded many independent horror and sci-fi films to  completion and now Kevin has directed his first horror short, HEARTLESS, which is winning awards and rave reviews.

Continue reading “Hellbent for Horrible Questions 02: Kevin and Jennifer Sluder”

Issue #01- Hellbent for Horrible Questions! Guest: director Simone Kisiel

Welcome to a new installment of the “H4H Universe” we call HELLBENT FOR HORRIBLE QUESTIONS, a mini-digest of interviews and short discussions!

In ISSUE #1, my guest is director SIMONE KISIEL, who has made two feature films, “HOUSED” and “BUGS: A TRILOGY.” Continue reading “Issue #01- Hellbent for Horrible Questions! Guest: director Simone Kisiel”