Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Howler

"The Howler is a throw back to pulp comic days with heavy exposition and introspective dialog.”

“Really good stuff!”

“Its a great opening to the series, and I am interested to want to read more. The art is fantastic. Not only is the art an achievement in its scale, but the entire book is well story boarded and helps move the story along."

"the overall story and concept is great and I recommend to anyone that longs for the golden age of pulp comics and loves classic monster vs. monster action."

"an ambitious project. It’s told in five parts and the parts contain as many as 55 pages! The page and panel layout and the angles are all dramatic and well thought-out."

So what’s this story about…

Chris Stevens: innocent, victim, fugitive, possessed. The Howler: vicious, ferocious, werewolf, possessor. In the battle for body and soul; Chris Stevens will travel on the fringes of the supernatural world facing demons, fallen angels, and cannibalistic monsters while dodging the authorities who are searching for him for the murder of his family, all in hopes of finding a cure to his curse. Will Chris succeed in his quest, or will the werewolf raging inside calling itself The Howler stop him?

Find out what happens to Chris by getting your copy today at:

And don’t forget to follow author Vin Varvara on Twitter!

Fade to Black

"Fade to Black is a fun and gruesome story with a wicked sense of humor that will have you laughing while you cringe."
—Ray Garton

"A smart, swift and fresh new take on a trope too many writers get wrong. Strong and thoughtful characters and story."
—Ed Gorman

"What [Fade to Black] is, however, is the darkest and most delicious kind of comic book fun. It’s EC Comics brought into the 21st Century and given a sophisticated spin. It’s midnight movie madness that unfolds in the stark brightness of a desert sun—and let me tell you, it’s damn hard to scare readers when the lights are all the way on. This one manages to do just that."
—from the Introduction by Jonathan Maberry.

So what’s this gruesome story about…

Desert survival is hard, even without a cannibal cult in the mix. Five people will find that out as they embark on the most terrifying journey of their young lives . . . only none of them are what they seem--and neither is anything else!--in this gut-wrenching tale of horror. Written by award-winning novelist and comic book writer Jeff Mariotte (DESPERADOES, ZOMBIE COP, THE SLAB, SEASON OF THE WOLF), with art by award-winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator Daniele Serra (PRAY FOR DEATH, VEINS AND SKULLS), FADE TO BLACK is, as bestselling author Jonathan Maberry writes in his introduction, ". . . the darkest and most delicious kind of comic book fun."

Get your copy today at:

About the author:

About Jeff Mariotte: Jeff Mariotte is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including supernatural thrillers Season of the WolfMissing White GirlRiver Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, the Dark Vengeance teen horror quartet, and others. He is also the creator-writer of the long-running horror/Western comic book series Desperadoes and original graphic novel Zombie Cop, among many others. He has worked in virtually every aspect of the book and comic book/graphic novel business, including writing, bookselling, editing, andpublishing, both for publishing companies and on a freelance basis. He lives in the Americansouthwest. Find him online at or

Orlando Film Festival

The mission of the Orlando Film Festival is to support and promote culture and the arts in Downtown Orlando through the medium of film. The Orlando Film Festival seeks to inspire student, current and future filmmakers in the art of filmmaking, and to enhance the movie viewing experience in Downtown Orlando through creative, unique and entertaining events. We put a strong emphasis on celebrating our filmmakers because many of us our filmmakers ourselves. We truly are a film festival by FILMMAKERS for FILMMAKERS!

While the festival runs from Oct. 22-26, Thursday, Oct. 23 will feature many horror films including:

Ghost Light
Her Name Was Alice
Life In Darkness
A Stray
The Cask
Delver Glass
Little Matthew
Preferential Treatment (Trato preferente)
Animal Within

The Box
No Place
The Other
Zugar Zombie
Good Fences
Attack of the Killer Skeleton from Outer Space
Birthday Boy
Dead Hearts
The Heebie!Jeebies
The Tale Of A Monster: Lillith

For more information, please visit:

You can also find more on Twitter, and Facebook!

Special screening of "Zombie Flesh Eaters"

The 2PIGS in Association with INNER DEMON is proud to show:


In Italy, it was considered the unofficial sequel to Dawn of the dead. In England it was known as zombie flesh eaters and banned as Obscene. In America, it was called zombie and advertised with the depraved tagline "we are going to eat you". Tisa Farrow and Richard Johnson star in this world wide splatter sensation directed by Maestro of gore Lucio Fulci. The film remains one of the most eye-skewering, skin ripping, gore-gushingly graphic horror hits of all time. 

Tonight we start a new night at the 2PIGS. We will be bringing you a selection of cult HORROR, SLASHER, ART HOUSE & ALTERNATIVE films. The 2 PIGS will be transformed into a cosy back street art house cinema. Seating 50 patrons with a large screen to enjoy some of the least shown classic films..

Doors at 8.30, film starts at 9pm

The bar will be open before, during & after the screening, with time to chat about the film (totally encouraged).

Strict 18yrs+

Adv tkts £6.50 / £8.50 on the door.
Adv tkts are advised to guarantee and reserve seat.

For more detail check out

This night is supported by & Richer Sounds Cheltenham

Click here for more information!

You can also find more on Twitter!

Sunday Scares: "Hallowed Ground" & "Hobie the Elf - Out of Bondage"

Today’s Sunday Scares features two films from Ken Barr…

What if all your beliefs, Heaven, Hell , God, Life, everything you believed in was called into question? What if you began to doubt your very soul? Hallowed Ground goes where no other film will.

Starring: Dean Baker, Sophiane Cineus, and Tremayne Clay 

Directed by: Ken Barr and Dean Baker

Written by: Ken Barr


A non traditional Christmas tale, destined to be the new holiday favorite!

Starring: Hector De La Cruz, Shana Kampf, and Thomas Vickers

Written and directed by: Ken Barr


The Laudanum Project presents The Grand Guignol Automaton Live At Ararat Lunatic Asylum!

The Laudanum Project are returning to Ararat Lunatic Asylum this Halloween to unleash their most nightmarish work thus far - The Grand Guignol Automaton. From out of their harrowing stew of visceral poetry and musical dissonance, The Laudanum Project will bring to life the hideous story of Sandrine Moreaux, a tormented young woman with a terrifying past and an unspeakable future.

Somebody once said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Of course this is true providing that the scrutinizing eye sees what is actually there. For if beauty is merely truth’s smile caught in a perfect mirror, what then happens when that smile finally dies and fades? Ask The Laudanum Project.

Set in Paris in 1920 this one act play explores the obsessions, phobias and waking nightmares of a young woman whose inverse perceptions of beauty and love lead her all the way from her sleepy village of Coulon and onto the neon smeared boulevards of Pigalle. Within this labyrinth of sleaze and danger Sandrine Moreaux hunts down the sanctified temple that has always haunted her dreams, the infamous Théâtre Du Grand Guignol. Taking refuge inside a darkened room within the theatre’s foyer Sandrine begins a terrifying journey that will leave her transformed and reborn. As narrator Alphonse Cheese-Probert pores over the hideously surgical minutiae of Sandrine Moreaux’s monstrous story the impossibly intense soundtrack created by Lady Sophronia Lick-Penny (Keyboards), Barnabas Oral (Percussion), and Shiny Helen (Accordion) forms an ever shifting musical tapestry that envelopes the entire story from beginning to end.

With The Grand Guignol Automaton The Laudanum Project have once more ventured behind the curtain and conjured up a disturbing world where fear begets beauty, obsession begets love and ugliness is merely truth’s smile caught in a perfect mirror.

“Evoking Jean Genet and the penny dreadful, it both thrills and repulses, and will haunt you for days.”
Christopher Fieldus, Hana Theatre Journal

The Grand Guignol Automaton may be an unsettling piece of raconteur theatre but it is also a great piece of theatre.”
Myron My, Theatre Press

VENUE: Ararat Lunatic Asylum (Aradale Asylum) Main Entrance, Heath St, Ararat Victoria
DATE: 31st October
Time: 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start
TICKETS: Full: $45 Cocession: $40
TO BOOK: Call 1300 856 668
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