Archive for the ‘containment’ 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

CONTAINMENT is back in print! My zombies-in-space graphic novel published by IDW is getting a second printing in hardcover and digital editions by SST Publications.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The eye-popping artwork is by Nick Stakal, and the book has an introduction by the legendary Wes Craven.

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.

In his intro, Wes calls CONTAINMENT, “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?”

The graphic novel has been out of print and a high-priced collectable for years, and I’m thrilled it will once again be widely available. This a zombie saga unlike any you have read before, and is one of my all-time favorite projects. Big thanks to SST publisher Paul Fry!

More to come…

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

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Check it out at