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“A fresh, new look into Westerns as we have known them.” – NetGalley

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

“The Wild West and a bad-ass Bounty Hunter cowboy….a winning combination! When said Wild West is a Weird Wild West it’s even better!!! This book was a fresh, new look into Westerns as we have known them. IMO, today’s westerns have become very stale, and pretty much the same across the board. It was so very refreshing to read a story that brings a brand new perspective to this genre. I absolutely LOVED Joe Noose. He was bad-ass (I’ve already said that didn’t I?). He was IMO snarky and to the point. The way he turns the tables on those who tried to wrong him was a fascinating and exciting ride. I hope there are more books to come with this MC! Anyone who has become bored with the Western genre, give this one a try! You won’t be sorry.” – NetGalley

NOOSE is available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Louis L’ Amour meets Pulp Fiction in NOOSE, the first Joe Noose Western from Kensington Books.

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

“Brings volatile action & bloody violence to a classic genre, injecting modern speed into old west legend for the first in an edgy, gritty new western series.”

On July 31 2018, Eric Red, acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The HitcherNear Dark, and Blue Steel, brings Jack Reacher action and Pulp Fiction violence to the Wild West for a bloody, action-packed new series. NOOSE is the first installment of the Joe Noose Westerns, featuring a bounty hunter with a heart of gold and a taste for violence.

In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral…

NOOSE is available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Enter for a chance to win a copy of my new western novel NOOSE from Pinnacle Books!

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

“MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “

To enter, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/280806-noose

My new Joe Noose Western series, NOOSE and HANGING FIRE, from Pinnacle Books and Kensington Books are now available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD and https://amzn.to/2kf78JA

NOOSE publisher’s description: “MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “

HANGING FIRE publisher’s description: ”THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN…In all his days as a bounty hunter, Joe Noose never met an outlaw like Bonny Kate Valance. The notorious female gunslinger has the kind of beauty that drives men wild—and a criminal record longer than the Snake River. She also has a date with the gallows. But before anyone can put a rope around that pretty neck, Joe Noose has to bring her in alive. On the way, he’ll have to protect his prisoner from a vile ex-lover and a vengeance-seeking posse. Which puts Noose’s neck on the line, too. Especially when this female of the species is deadlier than the male…”

Praise for my previous novels THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE and THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO:

“Blood-soaked weird west story….Red places a premium on action. Readers will enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Bloody fights, desert vistas [and] a touch of romance make this a fast-paced adventure…” —Library Journal

“Readers will rediscover an Old West genre.”—True West

“In the Old West, there are bad guys and even badder guys. But Eric Red’s are the biggest baddest of all.”—Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season

My new western novel NOOSE from Pinnacle Books is available for pre-order in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

Monday, March 26th, 2018

“Introducing a bold new Western series from Eric Red, the acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The HitcherNear Dark, and Blue Steel.

MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE.  In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “
NOOSE is available for pre-order at: https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com on my new thriller movie WHITE KNUCKLE with Horror Equity Fund.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Eric Red is one of our favorite writers around here. How could we not love the work of the scribe who gave us such cool films as THE HITCHERNEAR DARKBLUE STEELBODY PARTSBAD MOON, and 100 FEET (which featured Arrow in the Head founder John Fallon)? Back in 2015, Red wrote a novel titled WHITE KNUCKLE (you can read Jake Dee’s review of the novel at THIS LINK), and now we are excited to hear that he’s teaming up with Horror Equity Fund, Inc. to write and direct a film based on the novel.

Described as a “terrifying road thriller in the tradition of THE HITCHER”, WHITE KNUCKLE is

a gripping story of female empowerment about a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, and then takes it upon herself to stop him from hurting anyone else.

For a more detailed synopsis, we can turn to the book’s description:

There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country. Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.

Horror Equity Fund’s CEO Marlon Schulman, CCO Brian Herskowitz, and EVP Tony Timpone will be executive producing WHITE KNUCKLE. An entertainment company focused solely on the horror and thriller genres, Horror Equity Fund aims to “bring content creators, fans, and investors together and give them access to the tools that help them see their passions into profits”. The company is currently raising funds through a soon-to-close Regulation CF investment funding campaign.

Timpone promises that WHITE KNUCKLE will “keep people off the highways like JAWS kept ‘em out of the water”.

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/2DYaTPL

The movie version of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE is on the way.

Friday, January 26th, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Visionary writer/director Eric Red is teaming with Horror Equity Fund for the new horror movie, WHITE KNUCKLE. Eric has crafted a script and will helm the movie based on his novel of the same name. Horror fans know Eric as the writer of genre favorites, Near Dark (1987) and The Hitcher (1986). He is also the writer / director of Body Parts (1991) and Bad Moon (1996).

WHITE KNUCKLE tells a gripping story of female empowerment about a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, and then takes it upon herself to stop him from hurting anyone else.

Marlon Schulman CEO, Brian Herskowitz CCO, and Tony Timpone EVP of Horror Equity Fund have signed on as Executive Producers and plan on taking this project to the next level of horror entertainment.

Eric Red says, “I’m very excited to be joining forces with Marlon Schulman, Brian Herskowitz and Tony Timpone at Horror Equity Fund for my new film, WHITE KNUCKLE. It’s a great team to be working with making a terrifying road thriller in the tradition of THE HITCHER.”

Tony Timpone says, “Very happy that the first project that I brought into Horror Equity Fund to be fast-tracked is Eric Red’s super-kinetic WHITE KNUCKLE. Eric’s previous work in the genre, THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK and BODY PARTS, were unique and terrifying. WHITE KNUCKLE will keep people off the highways like JAWS kept ’em out of the water. And HEF supporters can be part of the ride!”

To read the full article on horrornews.net go to: http://horrornews.net/129123/creator-near-dark-hitcher-partners-horror-equity-fund-new-horror-movie-white-knuckle/

Great new review of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE in the San Francisco Review of Books.

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

“White Knuckle’ by Eric Red is well worth reading:

What do you do when a trucker starts playing games with you on the freeway? He’s trying to damage your car and make you stop. This woman attempts to get away and thinks she has when he drives on by. Unfortunately, he just went up and turned around and came back. Now he’s getting out of his truck. She’s locked her doors, but that doesn’t slow him down…

Mr. Red writes an interesting story about a man who has gone insane. He thinks the highways belong to him. He can pick his victims and torture them without remorse or guilt. No one can find him; or so he thinks.

We had the I-5 killer in the Pacific Northwest. It took a long time to take him down. So this premise is actually believable. What the killer in this story didn’t understand was that the FBI was after him. New technology allowed them to find DNA and compare marks on the bodies and find links that showed that a very old cold case was related to a more recent one. How long had this man been on the road? A long, long time…
The FBI agent is a newbie, trying to earn her special agent badge. When they haul in a potential suspect and she determines he’s not her man, she disappointed and feeling a bit bad that they accused him. He was glad to be cut free, but he offers to help if he can. She comes up with the idea she’ll travel with him and pretend to be his wife so she can try to locate the killer.
The reader will learn CB trash talk, learn the common terms for prostitutes, and learn about trucker bars. You’ll also find out just how far a person can go if they are determined. Both the cop and the killer are determined so the final confrontation is horrific, exciting, and a toss-up. You’ll keep flipping those pages until the end. Mr. Red knows how to keep your attention. His words flow well, the story holds up and you won’t forget it soon.”
- San Francisco Review of Books.
Read the full review at http://bit.ly/2AI5Ei7

True West Magazine reviews my novel THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

“Readers of director-screenwriter Eric Red’s latest Western-horror novel will rediscover an Old West genre that is an international fan-favorite in print and film.” – Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine.

Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions from SST Publications at: https://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Diablo-Men-Walk-Like/dp/1909640980/ref=la_B0034OY3T8_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503670130&sr=1-2

True West Magazine reviews THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

“Readers of director-screenwriter Eric Red’s latest Western-horror novel will rediscover an Old West genre that is an international fan-favorite in print and film.” – Stuart Rosebrook, True West Magazine.

Available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions from SST Publications at: https://www.amazon.com/Wolves-Diablo-Men-Walk-Like/dp/1909640980/ref=la_B0034OY3T8_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1503670130&sr=1-2