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Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com chats with me about THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

“One of the perks of my 2013 summer was reading my bro ERIC RED’s THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE (which was re-released in March BTW ). A grisly, mean spirited and action packed book (read Jake Dee’s review here). On August 1st 2017 the sequel to that bad-boy THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO (PRE-ORDER IT HERE) will gore up book shelves around the world (expect a review of it on the site soon). I recently managed to fire a couple of questions Red’s way about his upcoming novel and the impending third chapter of his “Men Who Walk Like Wolves” trilogy – here’s what he gunned back at me!

“The Wolves of El Diablo” is a Western and a werewolf story rolled up in one. So what would say is your favorite Western flick and you fav werewolf film? And your movie Bad Moon is not an option ☺?

My favorite western is The Wild Bunch. The Searchers, The Magnificent Seven, Once Upon A Time In The West, and the original True Grit are others. Bad Moon aside, don’t really have a favorite werewolf film. I guess if I had to pick, it would be old Universal The Wolfman with Lon Chaney Jr. because the Lawrence Talbot character is so classically tragic and the actor played him with such pathos. In my opinion, and people may disagree, there have not been a lot of good lycanthrope flicks throughout movie history—you’d think there must be because werewolves are so iconic a film monster but when you think about it there really aren’t, even if some have terrific special makeup effects. Werewolf films are kind of a lousy movie genre.

“The Wolves of El Diablo” is a sequel to your badass book: “The Guns of Santa Sangre”. How does the follow up differ from the first installment?

The first book was mostly set in a Mexican village in the 1800s where three American gunfighters, Tucker, Fix and Bodie are recruited by a peasant woman named Pilar to protect her town from a pack of werewolves who are Mexican bandits in human form led by a jefe named Mosca. The heroes end up kicking serious lycanthrope ass. The second book begins a month later during the next full moon where the three gunslingers rob a steam train loaded with silver protected by Mexican soldiers. The cowboys don’t know that Mosca, the leader of the werewolves they killed in the first book has a bloodthirsty vengeful bandit sister named Azul out for revenge. She and her wolf men ambush the heroes during the train robbery. Before long, the three gunfighters find themselves fighting fifty werewolves on a highballing stream train in the middle of the Mexican desert.

I like to say, using a movie analogy, The Wolves Of El Diablo is to The Guns Of Santa Sangre what Aliens was to Alien: More action, more werewolves, more silver bullets, bigger weapons. It’s a high-octane action novel. Do readers need to read the first book to fully appreciate the second one or can they go straight to Wolves? The Wolves of El Diablo can be read by itself if you haven’t read The Guns of Santa Sangre. It’s important in writing a book series that readers can start with any book in series and enjoy a self-contained complete reading experience. The trick for the author is to let them know what happened in the story up to that point without revealing too much that it would ruin the past books when they read those. The Wolves of El Diablo recaps the basic events of The Guns of Santa Sangre just enough so you know what’s going on but doesn’t give away too many spoilers…”

To read the rest of the interview go to the full article at: http://bit.ly/2vc5XSI

Check out my live YouTube interview on UK’s Chattering With Nicholas Vince.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

We talk about my new novel THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, western and horror books and films, and lots of other fun stuff: http://bit.ly/2upNDC2

My ghost flick 100 FEET makes Taste Of Cinema’s list of the great horror films of the 2000s.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

“Eric Red is a filmmaker who understands efficient storytelling. He knows how to set a scene, how to develop a premise and characters using the sparse language of cinema. His films (Body Parts, Cohen and Tate) are lean, efficient, and almost always expertly plotted. With 100 Feet, Red took a crack at the ghost story, and in doing so addressed a nagging question that has plagued the haunted-house genre since its inception: “Why don’t these people just pack up and leave?”.

Marnie, the protagonist in 100 Feet, is under house-arrest, having murdered her abusive ex-husband in self defense. She can’t leave. Locked inside the dwelling she once shared with her former spouse, Marnie realizes that the vengeful spirit of her dead husband is still roaming the halls, fully intent on making her life a living hell. 100 Feet is a modest, intimate film that takes place entirely within one environment, and Red makes the most of his limited setting.

Every nook and cranny is explored, utilized to create a sense of menace: a dark basement, crawlspaces, a garbage disposal unit. Red’s picture is also notable for being one of the most violent haunting films in recent years. This is one seriously pissed-off spirit, possessing supernatural strength but dishing out very man-like beatings. The violence has a brutal, nasty edge, unusual for this particular sub-genre.

Acting is uniformly excellent, but the film belongs to Famke Janssen, as Marnie. Because of the close personal relationship Marnie once shared with her ethereal tormentor, the haunting here has an added layer of emotional resonance; Red’s script offers his lead plenty to work with, and she admirably rises to the challenge.

Both vulnerable and tough-as-nails, Marnie is a compelling, perfectly realized horror heroine. It’s no classic (there are a few instances of wonky CGI), but 100 Feet is a solid little ghost movie that deserves your attention.”

Read more: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/10-totally-awesome-2000s-horror-movies-you-shouldnt-miss/#ixzz4aI7MvhT3

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Enter to win an autographed BAD MOON Blu Ray from Shout Factory in exclusive contest on Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com.

Monday, July 18th, 2016

“ERIC RED’s werewolf classic BAD MOON finally gets the respect it deserves by way of SCREAM FACTORY’s quality laced and packed Blu-Ray (released on July 19 with a director’s cut of the film, a slick Making Of doco, the AITH commentary we had done years ago and more!) and we’re giving away 3 autographed copies (by writer/director Eric Red)!”

To read the rest of the article and enter the contest, go to AITH at JoBlo.com: http://bit.ly/2ao3eIz

BAD MOON Blu Ray signing event at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank on Tuesday July 19th at 7:00 PM.

Friday, 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!

Excellent review of the new Blu Ray release of BAD MOON, my Warner Bros. werewolf movie, on The Digital Bits.

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

“Bad Moon is going to become one of a lot of people’s favorite werewolf movies, no doubt about it. With strong direction, excellent special effects, and a straight-forward story, it’s certainly a welcome breath of fresh air. And Scream Factory’s release of the film is definitely one of their best. Highly recommended.” - Tim Salmons.

Read the full review at: http://bit.ly/29r3uGG

The BAD MOON Blu Ray from Shout Factory is available on Amazon.com at: http://amzn.to/29xNzZ3