Archive for the ‘eric red’ Category

“THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is a fun, cross-genre novel. Highly recommended.” — Buried.com.

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Read the full review at: http://www.buried.com/fictionreviews/guns-of-santa-sangre-the-2014/847/

Dread Central on CONTAINMENT!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Read the full article here: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/81770/zombies-space-graphic-novel-containment-gets-re-release/

Terrific review of CONTAINMENT on Hellnotes!

Monday, December 8th, 2014

“Graphic novels had never much interested me, until I got my hands on First Comics, Inc.’s version of Michael Moorcock’s Elric of Melniboné in 1986. Now, having devoured Eric Red’s horrifically mesmerizing Containment, I see just how far graphic novels can be taken when produced by author/artist pairings such as Red (screenwriter for The HitcherNear Dark, and others) and Nick Stakal (HydeSilent Hill).

In 2025 a NASA vessel—the Explorer—200 million miles from Earth, and on year 26 of a 32-year mission, is in big-time trouble. A problem with the life-support system forces the 12 crew members to be “thawed” from hypersleep. Commander Stark soon discovers that not all of them have emerged from the pods in the same condition they entered 26 years ago. She and Trumbo, Tulsa, Langtry, and Hobbs find themselves in a dire situation, perhaps best captured by this poetic maxim: “…In space, nobody knows you’re dead.”

After several brutal encounters, the crew figure their violent mates have been rendered so by cryogenic fluid tainting their blood. And that’s not the only threat. Explorer has been damaged, and needs repair quickly, or else…well….

Red’s screenwriting experience obviously carries over seamlessly into this format, with Stakal’s detailed—yet somehow also impressionistic—illustrations the perfect match. The echoes of Alien and Aliens soon faded as I was yanked into this very dark, fast-moving tale—barely time to catch my breath between scenes. That Red and Stakal are able to sustain this pace (while showing the crew’s frantic discussions about what to do) is impressive.

Hats off to Paul Fry’s SST Publications for taking on Containment, and doing a visually striking job.”  –Reviewed by William Grabowski

Read the full review on Hellnotes at: http://bit.ly/1IrkdoC

New book trailer for my zombies-in-space graphic novel, CONTAINMENT, available for the first time in hardcover and digital editions from SST Publications!

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

The trailer can be viewed at http://bit.ly/1y5RUZC

The  classic zombies-in-space graphic novel CONTAINMENT is coming back! And for the first time ever in hardcover and digital formats from SST Publications.  It was originally published by IDW Publishing back in 2005 and now long out-of-print.
The story takes place on a manned NASA space ship millions of miles from Earth, when a terrifying malfunction occurs in the cryogenic hypersleep pods containing the hibernating astronauts, turning most of the crew into the violently brain-dead. A handful of outnumbered astronauts awaken intact from their artificial slumber to find themselves pitted against murderous zombies running amok on the ship. The incredible artwork is by Nick Stakal and the introduction is by the legendary Wes Craven.
In his intro, Wes Craven calls CONTAINMENT, “Blood, mayhem, sex, cat-and-mouse terror, and some of the best visual storytelling in years. Eric Red takes no prisoners. Read it with the lights on. Read it with a friend so you are not alone afterwards. Won’t matter. You still won’t be able to sleep afterwards. What better way to spend your remaining moments?”
CONTAINMENT is available from amazon.com at http://amzn.to/1rzGlT2 or directly from the publisher at http://bit.ly/1ClMdcB

Samhain has added a Product Warning on the publisher’s website page for my new novel, IT WAITS BELOW.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

A rave review for IT WAITS BELOW from Horror Novel Reviews!

Friday, October 31st, 2014

“It’s all in how you tell the tale, and Red tells the tale like a seasoned skipper surrounding a bonfire and his mates on a rarely visited island off the coast of No Man’s Land. The action is steady, the mystery is alive and the novel’s conclusion will leave your head spinning 360 degrees. There isn’t a base that goes uncovered in Red’s latest, and if terror on water tales float your boat, this is an absolute must-read.”

Read the full review at: http://horrornovelreviews.com/2014/10/31/eric-red-it-waits-below-review/

“IT WAITS BELOW is a page-turner, an action-packed, underwater thriller that packs a powerful punch, liable to keep you up all night, feverishly turning pages.” – Lansing State Journal.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Read the full review at: http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/entertainment/books/2014/10/18/book-review-waits-page-turner/17505441/

My new novel, IT WAITS BELOW, is the Editor’s Pick in the Nov/Dec issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine!

Friday, October 10th, 2014

“Eric Red’s latest novel from Samhain Publishing is a perfect follow-up to his werewolves vs. gunslingers tome, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. In IT WAITS BELOW, Red mixes a little Lovecraftian mythos with classic, big screen Sci-Fi as an ancient beast, buried deep under the ocean, has awakened after a long slumber. The book reads like a Hollywood blockbuster with all the fixings as a deep sea team battles both the alien menace and pirates in an attempt to save mankind!”

Dread Central on IT WAITS BELOW!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Read the full article at: http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/71623/71623/

I have a new interview in The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writers Organization magazine.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Read the full interview at: http://www.thebigthrill.org/2014/09/it-waits-below-by-eric-red/