Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

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…”

To read the rest of my guest blog, go to Brian’s site at

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

In the mail today…the Blu Ray of COHEN AND TATE!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Super props and sincere thanks to Cliff MacMillan and Reed Kaplan at Shout Factory for doing an incredible job with the disk…the film transfer picture and sound is magnificent, every single uncut and deleted scene is included, the still gallery is comprehensive. and the behind-the-scenes documentary with cast and crew is lots of fun. I’ve never had a Blu Ray or DVD of any of my films turn out anywhere near as good as this, and I’m not just saying that. It’s the ultimate release of COHEN AND TATE.

The Shout Factory Blu Ray of the movie is available to order here:

The Blu Ray of COHEN AND TATE now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

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COHEN AND TATE coming out on Blu Ray in July from Shout Factory.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

My first picture COHEN AND TATE, a hard-boiled crime flick with Roy Scheider and Adam Baldwin, is being released on Blu Ray in a few months. It’s about a little boy who is kidnapped by two hit men driving him back to the mob in Houston. To survive, the kid pits the two killers against each other, using psychological warfare to get them to do what they do best…to each other. The picture is now regarding as a classic modern film noir. Scheider’s iconic performance as a bad guy, an icy but honorable contract killer, is not to be missed. The disk will be loaded with special features including a director commentary, uncut unrated scenes, on camera interviews, tons of behind the scenes and production stills, and script pages. Check it out!

Recently got the great and unexpected news that COHEN AND TATE is coming out on Blu Ray this summer through a terrific distributor! It’s going to have the unrated deleted scenes, director commentary, the works. More to come…

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013