Monday, May 31, 2010

"They're coming to get you, Barbara, there's one of them now!"

I've only read Joe Hill's "Bobby Conroy Comes Back from the Dead"and recent Bram Stoker Award Winner, Lisa Morton's "Sparks Fly Upward" stories, but I am already a little in love with John Joseph Adams' zombie anthology The Living Dead (2008). These frightening, witty and unconventional zombie tales remind the audience why these contemporary masters of horror are so amazing. With short stories from Clive Barker, Stephen King, Poppy Z. Brite and Neil Gaiman, this book is a must-have for any horror fan and writer.

A new anthology, The Living Dead 2, is available for pre-order on with writers such as Max Brooks, Carrie Ryan and Cherie Priest. Yes, I am shame-faced since I don't know who they are, but I cannot wait to read their work.

If you're a zombie writer, crawl over to the flash fiction Web site, Flashes in the Dark, and submit to their Resurrection Contest that ends on June 19!  

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sweet Dreams!

Write a bedtime story to entertain this little...girl and send her off to bed...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Paper fun!

Coraline Doll front and back photosYesterday at the beach I bought Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain greeting cards that bore a striking resemblance to paper dolls, so of course I got crap from my friends about it. Regardless, since I love paper art and Coraline, I stumbled upon this.

For more info on my not-paper dolls, visit the Web site here.

Here is Edgar in front of The Concrete Ship of Sunset Beach. He shall become my Flat Stanley and travel the world.

While we're on the subject, how about write a poem about having dinner with your idol. It's an oldie but goodie.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kickass Trailers: "City of the Living Dead"

Italian director Lucio Fulci's 1980 zombie classic revives itself in a new DVD due May 25.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kickass Trailers: "Creepsville"

Creepsville Full Trailer from Mycho on Vimeo.

And Don't Forget To Help Us, Too!

Tainted Tea is now on fund raising Web site, IndieGoGo. Help us raise $500 by September. Funds will go into paying contributors and eventually producing a print magazine.

SpongeBob needs your help!

Well, maybe not SpongeBob, but some of the cast (including Tom Kenny, the voice for everyone's favorite yellow cube) is trying to raise $5,000 to fund Monstoville. Visit IndieGoGo for more info.

ABOUT Ever wonder where Halloween candy comes from? If you’re brave enough to venture through the haunted woods, past the old Jack Hill Graveyard, you’ll find MONSTROVILLE!
Monstroville follows the misadventures of a juvenile delinquent monster kid, Edward Von Ghastly, who lives in the haunted seaside town of Monstroville.

Edward, with his mechanized sidekick, Gear, are always up to no good. The denizens of the town features all sorts of monsters, witches, ghosts, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night. There are mad scientists, gruesome greasers, outer space monsters, even pirates, and other creeps lurking around every tombstone.
Edward’s family, the Von Ghastlys, is the most successful and oldest candy-making family in town. In his home, Monstroville Manor, Edward learns the time honored family tradition of candy-making. Their famous candy, “Ghastly Gruesome Goodies,” is made in their factory, which sits atop Spook Hill, the second tallest hill overlooking the town and the root beer sea beyond.
For centuries, Edward’s family has made their creepy brand of candy for Monstroville’s most beloved holiday, Halloween. Their marvelous candy concoctions have on occasion been known to spring to life and reek havoc upon the town and it’s up to Edward to help save the day.
One day Edward will be in charge of candy-making at the old mansion, but until that time he has to protect Monstroville from all sorts of seen and unseen menace and worse, mediocre candy produced by his family’s most unscrupulous rivals, Los Phantasmos. Their mediocre candy making facility is located in an old abandoned amusement island park and he has vowed to crush his number one candy making rivals, the Von Ghastly family!

Welcome to Monstroville!

Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Baron Von Ghastly, Clancy Brown (SpongeBob SquarePants, Highlander) as Gear, Mech Gear, and El Phantasmo, Carolyn Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron) as Elsa Von Ghastly, and Jason Marsden (Batman The Brave and the Bold) as Edward Von Ghastly.

This is a animated short created using Flash, and some CG elements. It will also serve as a 5 min. teaser to help fund a Halloween movie special in the same vein as; “Mad Monster Party”.
If you would like to learn more about our talented crew etc., please visit the links listed below. Or you can also reach us directly at

Thank you so much for your support!
The Monstroville Team

Sunday, May 16, 2010

*Feast* Your Eyes on This 2...

(Thanks Jodi MacArthur for the tip.)

Why am I so infatuated with creepy-ass fruit? Perhaps they're just the apple of my eye...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We're No 11!

Wow! Tainted Tea's Winter 2010 Issue made it to the Top 100 in Ebooks in Horror ranking Number 11 and we didn't even know it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring 2010 Available NOW!

Tainted Tea's third issue features short stories by David Massengill, Joseph Haeger, and Chris Yodice and artwork by Lawrence Boos a.k.a. Undead Ed.

Spring 2010 also features Flash Fiction Winner Jodi MacArthur and Bookmark Winner Dannan O'Brien, features by Jim Kennedy and Tim Yockey and photos by J. Toogood and Kris Fossett.

Download Tainted Tea on

One day, Shane and I will figure out how Lulu works and have a consistent price. One day.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Afternoon Shorts: "There's a Zombie on Your Lawn"

A music video from the delightful puzzle game, Plants vs. Zombies.

Read Tim Yockey's review of the game in Spring 2010 available this week.
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