December 31st, 2016
Here is the new wraparound cover art for my werewolf western novel, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. The book will be republished in hardcover, paperback and digital editions by SST Publications and editor Paul Fry at the beginning of 2017.
The sequel novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, will be published by SST in hardcover, paperback and digital editions shortly afterwards.
Artwork by John Gallagher.
December 9th, 2016
“I ordered a copy of Eric Red’s White Knuckle from Amazon after reading a few rave notices from people whose opinions I usually respect and find reliable, and after diving just a few pages into the book I had become seduced and lost within its pages. White Knuckle is a gripping thriller about a prolific, truck driving serial killer who has spent over forty years criss-crossing the United States, abducting his victims and keeping them bound, helpless and terrified within a secret steel chamber installed underneath his big rig. A young, novice female FBI agent teams up with a seasoned, ex-con trucker to cruise the interstates in the hope of finding the maniac who has been leaving bodies all across the country. It quickly turns into a personal game of cat and mouse for both agent and killer, with each of them seemingly gaining the upper hand in turn, until the story reaches its frenzied climax.
Fast-paced, violent and gruesome, but with a true sense of character and a remarkable detail for life on the open road, White Knuckle is a cracking good read, with a few moments of genuine tension that help the book live up to its title (White Knuckle is the CB handle for the killer). The book has a real cinematic feel to it, not surprising as author Red has penned a number of excellent screenplays over the years, including The Hitcher (1986), Near Dark (1987), Blue Steel (1990) and Body Parts (1991, which he also directed).
I had a few minor quibbles with the story, mostly some moments of convenience and the odd detour into territory that seemed a bit far-fetched and over-the-top compared to what the bulk of the book delivers, but they did nothing to diminish my enjoyment of White Knuckle. Highly recommended if you feel like reading a gritty, pulpy thriller that contains elements of movies like Duel (1971), Breakdown (1997), Silence of the Lambs (1991) andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), yet combines them into something wholly of its own. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Eric Red’s horror fiction in the near future.” –John Harrison.
December 5th, 2016
The werewolf western sequel to THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE will be published this spring in hardcover, trade paperback and digital editions by SST Publications. Here’s a preview of the wraparound cover art.
September 13th, 2016
Both books will be released in brand new editions.
July 26th, 2016
“It’s a blistering, breathless page turner, hard-boiled, brutally violent and yet totally character driven. A mean, smart and often harrowing gasoline-soaked work…We cannot recommend this one enough and we’re very pleased to be living in a world where Red continues to spin his (Jack the) ripping yarns.” – Chris Alexander.
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WHITE KNUCKLE is available in trade paperback and digital editions in bookstores, from Samhain Publishing, or on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1STW9jo
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July 15th, 2016
I’ll be doing a BAD MOON Blu Ray signing with star Michael Pare, special makeup effects designer Steve Johnson, and composer Daniel Licht at Dark Delicacies Bookstore in Burbank this Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00 PM.
The address is 3512 W Magnolia Blvd. Burbank CA 91505. Stop by and visit.
Thanks, as always, to Del and Sue Howison!
July 8th, 2016
Guest List: Eric Red’s Top 5 Truck Movies
Eric Red, author of the new truck-thriller novel White Knuckle , has written such vehicular-minded movies as Near Dark , The Hitcher and Cohen and Tate (the last of which he also directed). Now he takes the wheel of Flick Attack’s first-ever Guest List!
Big rigs, the tractor-trailer 18-wheelers we see rolling along the American highways, belong in movies. There’s something bigger-than-life about the huge, rumbling, mythic diesels driven by those modern day cowboys, The Men Behind the Wheel. It was a lifelong fascination with these giant trucks and the colorful world of truckers that inspired my new high-octane thriller novel, White Knuckle, a mystery tale about an FBI agent on a cross-country hunt for a prolific serial killer/interstate truck driver. It’s surprising more films aren’t made about the epic world of the long hauler, but several truck movies have delivered on the exciting cinematic dimensions of big rigs. Here are my personal top-five favorites:
1. Duel (1971)
The mac daddy of all truck movies. A businessman four-wheeler overtakes a big rig on the highway in his car and, for the rest of the film, the menacing truck tries to kill him. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this ultimate present-tense thriller has no subplot, has no character backstory and we never even really see the truck driver. It’s a pure linear exercise in vehicular cat-and-mouse ratcheting suspense, with the scariest tractor-trailer 18-wheeler in movies — more animal than machine.
2. The Wages of Fear (1953)
The genius of this French thriller, about four truckers in South America on a suicide mission driving two truckloads of volatile explosive nitroglycerin through the jungle, is that it’s a vehicular action movie that moves at 5 mph. That’s about as fast as the heroes drive, because one bump and they get blown up. Honorable mention to William Friedkin’s Sorcerer, the 1977 muscular Hollywood remake, with its astonishing sequence of a nitro truck crossing a collapsing rope bridge during a hurricane rainstorm.
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