Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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!

My latest novel WHITE KNUCKLE is a road thriller about truckers, so here’s a list of my top five truck movies on FlickAttack.

Friday, 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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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.

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Check out my YouTube channel to see selected scenes and uncut sequences from my films, along with behind-the-scenes docs and other cool stuff.

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

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Check out my guest blog about researching horror on Samhain Publishing author Brian Moreland’s Dark Lucidity website.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

“What does research matter in horror?
You’d think doing research as an author would be less important for a horror novel than other literary genres, because monsters and the supernatural aren’t real—or at least some think so. But in my opinion, the more realistic the everyday details, technology, ordinance, hardware, professional behavior, and science, the more the reader believes what’s going on, increasing their involvement in the story. Even though the reader knows a horror story is unreal, I believe the greater the verisimilitude, that on an unconscious level people believe what is happening just a little bit more—and it’s that much more scary. It all comes down to suspension of disbelief…”

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My Bigfoot movie, NO MAN’S RIDGE, is on track for production in Wyoming summer 2014.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

More to come…

My website just got a major overhaul and is now live.

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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Creature concept design for my planned Bigfoot film, NO MAN’S RIDGE.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Monster design by John Gallagher.

View the NO MAN’S RIDGE sizzle reel at–ridge-trailer

NO MAN’S RIDGE sizzle reel.

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Check out the trailer created by John Vulich and myself for an upcoming film project.  This sizzle reel was assembled from existing footage:–ridge-trailer

Eric Red to write & direct Jonathan Maberry’s DEAD OF NIGHT!

Saturday, July 13th, 2013


Legendary screenwriter/director ERIC RED has just inked a deal with New York Times bestseller JONATHAN MABERRY to adapt the author’s bestselling zombie novel DEAD OF NIGHT for the screen. Red is also attached to direct.

ERIC RED is the screenwriter or the cult favorites NEAR DARK, THE HITCHER as well as the director of BODY PARTS, BAD MOON and COHEN AND TATE.

JONATHAN MABERRY is a NY Times bestseller and winner of four Bram Stoker Awards, as well as a writer for Marvel Comics. His teen zombie novel, ROT & RUIN, is also in development for film.

About DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
(St. Martin’s Griffin: available in trade paperback, eBookand audio)

A prison doctor injects a condemned serial killer with a formula designed to keep his consciousness awake while his body rots in the grave. But all drugs have unforeseen side-effects. Before he could be buried, the killer wakes up. Hungry. Infected. Contagious.

Small town cop Dez Fox and her partner JT are caught in a wave of murder as everyone they know and love die…only to rise again as the ravenous living dead. If Dez and JT can’t contain the plague inside the town limits, the infection will spread beyond all control.

This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang…but a bite.

Praise for DEAD OF NIGHT:

“Fans of the genre willwant—absolutely—to read this highly entertaining yarn. – BOOKLIST

“Gruesome, imaginative andgrateful to its inspirations.” –KIRKUS

“Maberry grounds the story withscientific confidence, spares no attention to detail, and presents the undeadas more than faceless targets.” -Publishers Weekly

“Jonathan Maberry is the top gunwhen it comes to zombies, and with DEAD OF NIGHT, he’s at the top of hisgame. Frankly, I’m shocked by howeffortlessly he moves between the lofty intellectual heights of T.S. Eliot’spoetry and the savage carnality of the kill. DEAD OF NIGHT develops with the fevered pace of a manhunt, and yet stillmanages to hit all the right notes. Strap in, because Maberry’s latest is one hell of a wild ride. I loved it.” – JoeMcKinney, author of Dead City andFLESH EATERS

“Jonathan Maberry has created anhomage to death itself and an homage to the undead that is as poetic as it isterrifying. It’s a brand new andintriguingly fresh slant on the zombie genre that we all love!” -John A. Russo co-screenwriter of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

“Maberry is a master at writingscenes that surge and hum with tension. The pacing is relentless. Hepresses the accelerator to the floor and never lets up, taking you on a ridethat leaves your heart pounding. It’salmost impossible to put this book down. Dead of Night is an excellent read.” —S.G. Browne, author of BREATHERS

“It would be enough to saythat Jonathan Maberry had topped himself yetagain with an epic zombie novel that is as much fun as it is terrifying. But that he has also created a story of such tremendous heart and socialrelevance only further cements his place as a master of the genre. Italso doesn’t hurt that in DEAD OF NIGHT he has created one of the mostcompelling heroines I’ve read in years. Dead of Night blew me away!” –Ryan Brown – Author ofPLAY DEAD

“Once again, Jonathan Maberrydoes what he does best; Take proven science, synthesize it and create somethingtruly terrifying. In DEAD OF NIGHT, Maberrylays the groundwork for a Bioweapon that could very well create zombies in thereal world. Combining great characters (Ifell in love with Dez Fox from the moment she was introduced) and taut,blindingly fast action, DEAD OF NIGHT, is a runaway bullet train of a ride.This is Jonathan Maberry’s best writing yet.” –GregSchauer, owner Between Books, Claymont, DE

“Dead of Night stands droopedhead and lurching shoulders above most zombie novels. The nightmare increasesexponentially – from minor outbreak to major crisis with unstoppable speed,building to a heart-stopping climax you won’t be able to put down.” –David Moody, author of the HATER and AUTUMN books