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Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com on my new book series, THE MEN WHO WALK LIKE WOLVES.

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

“Eric Red has a lot of great film credits to his name (THE HITCHERNEAR DARKBLUE STEELBODY PARTSBAD MOON100 FEET, the list goes on), and he is also an author, having written about such nightmarish topics as a serial killer truck driver (in WHITE KNUCKLE) and an aquatic alien terrorizing a submarine (IT WAITS BELOW). Red is also responsible for the extremely cool “The Men Who Walk Like Wolves” dark fantasy series, which is about werewolves rampaging through the Old West.

Short, Scary Tales Publications will soon be publishing a signed and lined trade hardcover edition and a trade paperback edition of the first two books in the Wolves series, and these can now be pre-ordered directly from the publisher.

The first book in the series is titled THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, and these new editions of it will be published in March. The synopsis:

“They’re hired guns. The best at what they do. They’ve left bodies in their wake across the West. But this job is different. It’ll take all their skill and courage. And very special bullets. Because their targets this time won’t be shooting back. They’ll fight back with ripping claws, tearing fangs and animal cunning. They’re werewolves. A pack of bloodthirsty wolfmen have taken over a small Mexican village, and the gunmen are the villagers’ last hope. The light of the full moon will reveal the deadliest showdown the West has ever seen—three men with six-shooters facing off against snarling, inhuman monsters.”

The second book in the series, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, will be published just five months later, in August.

“In THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, three 1800s gunfighters battled a ferocious pack of werewolves in Old Mexico. In the sequel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, the three outlaws rob a Federale steam train in the badlands of El Diablo transporting a fortune in silver bars. But when a savage werewoman, hungry for revenge on the men who killed her brother, leads her bloodthirsty gang of wolfmen in an attack on the train, the outlaws find themselves trapped on a highballing railroad in the middle of the desert fighting fifty werewolves.

This time it’s bigger action, more lycanthropes, more silver bullets, and much more Werewolf Western thrills!”

Only the first 150 copies of the trade hardcover editions will be signed and lined by Red, so if you want those copies you should head over to SST Publications and get your pre-order in now.

THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE can be pre-ordered at THIS LINK.

Get THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO at THIS LINK.

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/2lkzxPV

Cover art unveiled for the reissue of THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE.

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Here is the new wraparound cover art for my werewolf western novel, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE.  The book will be republished in hardcover, paperback and digital editions by SST Publications and editor Paul Fry at the beginning of 2017.

The sequel novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, will be published by SST in hardcover, paperback and digital editions shortly afterwards.

Artwork by John Gallagher.

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

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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Enter Goodreads book giveaway to win a signed copy of my novel, WHITE KNUCKLE.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Three signed trade paperback copies are being given away.  Contest ends June 23rd.  Entry is free, just go to the Goodreads link at: http://bit.ly/1OoCXv7

“There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country. Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”

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Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com on THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO!

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

“The wild west is about to get a whole lot wilder. Fans of THE HITCHER screenwriter/BAD MOON director/all-around cool dude Eric Red may be familiar with his 2013 werewolf Western novel THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE Well that deranged masterpiece is getting a sequel this fall: THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

As if that wasn’t already enough to earn the book a slot on your fall reading list, the wraparound cover art by John Gallagher has been released, and it might just be the best design I’ve ever seen. Check it out below!

In THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, three 1800s gunfighters rescued a poor Mexican village from a ferocious pack of werewolves. The epic werewolf western saga continues in the sequel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, as the trio of outlaws, broke and back to their old ways, rob a Federale steam train transporting a fortune in silver bars through the desert badlands of El Diablo, but things do not go as planned. The slain leader of the dead werewolves in the village has an even more savage werewoman sister leading her bloodthirsty gang of wolf man bandits to get revenge on the gunslingers who killed her brother. The cowboys are trapped on a highballing steam train in the middle of a wasteland with fifty werewolves and a cargo of silver bars they can’t shoot through the monsters’ hearts. Climb aboard as the gunfighters hatch a desperate plan to battle the army of lycanthropes hurtling down the rails to a spectacular showdown. This time it’s bigger action, more werewolves, more guns, and much more Werewolf Western fun!

THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO will be published by SST Publications. It was edited by Paul Fry.

Also, a third book in the trilogy, entitled THE CLAWS OF RIO MUERTA, will be published next year. Go west, young werewolf, and enjoy some deranged genre mashup fiction…”

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/1SMBTQr

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Friday, April 29th, 2016

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“It’s a perfect summer horror read, sure to sate any and all gore-addicts and jaded sci-fi E.T. geeks. It will keep you utterly off-guard and guessing what’s to happen next!” – Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com book review of IT WAITS BELOW.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

PLOT: When a trio of salvage-extracting mariners are tasked with retrieving a lost treasure trove at the bottom of the Indian ocean, a band of thieving pirates isn’t their only problem. An angry, asteroidal alien-life-form is!

REVIEW: Legendary horror master Eric Red continues his Stephen King like efficacy of pounding out a quality new novel a year. This time Red returns with the saltily sinister IT WAITS BELOW, a relentlessly roiling alien-invasion romp set in the dark recesses of the Indian Ocean. Like his previous two tomes - DON’T STAND SO CLOSE and THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE – I enjoyed myself immensely while reading IT WAITS BELOW, as Red once again demonstrates how suspensefully aplomb his storytelling acumen continues to be. While vastly different from his last two – diegetically, epochally, tonally – one thing remains a constant: Red continues to enrapture his readers by drawing deeply engrossing characters melded with tightly-plotted, unpredictably gruesome action. Horror fiction aficionados, I shit you not, do yourself a goddamn favor and pick up IT WAITS BELOW stat. You will not be disappointed!

Meet the three-man crew of The Neptune, a state-of-the-art Salvage Rescue Submarine, owned by Enright Enterprises. Sebastian Enright, cocksure captain of the ship, his brusque Russian pilot Oleg Polidori and buxom first apprentice Jane Clark, have been assigned to plumb the unmanned depths of the Indian Ocean – some 10,000 meters deep – in order to retrieve the sunken treasure stowed in recently discovered Spanish galleon The Corona…a warship that suddenly vanished over 150 years ago. I’m talking a $30 million trove of gold bars, ornate doubloons, rare coins, the works! Coordinating the operation is Sebastian’s brother, Roy, who mans his own Support vessel on the surface called The Tulsa. Sounds like a solid plan, right? Fully funded, resourceful and well organized? Yeah, not so fast! As if the mission wasn’t daunting on its own – diving a submersible deeper than any before it – Enright, Clark and Polidori must contend with The Olga, a heavily armed barge of oleaginous pirates with plans of looting their rescued booty. Still not harry enough for you? Well then, how about the real assailant: A malefic extraterrestrial life-form at the bottom of the ocean pining for a warm human host to impregnate!

So many superlatives to get to, where to start? I think what I loved most about IT WAITS BELOW – in addition to the slowly mounted suspense Red builds towards its unforeseen crescendo of flash-bang bloodshed – is the deftly weaved narrative strands therein. By the final third of the book we tensely and tersely crosscut between The Neptune’s ill-fated deep-sea dive – replete with unknown alien contact, depleted oxygen and fatally pressurized freefall – and above the murk, a high-caliber shootout between Russian Pirates and Roy Enright’s Tulsa support crew. Real shit, just one of these narrative threads alone would have been raucous and riveting, but to tether them together in a way that feels neither forced nor contrived – well, it’s a feat to be commended. This is grippingly good, old-fashioned storytelling that not only keeps you on edge, but catches you off-kilter as well. I won’t spoil too much, but major character transformations occur throughout the story, with the line between friend and foe increasingly muddling. That you cannot see such developments coming, even if slightly teased or foreshadowed in some instances, is a true testament to Red’s carefully-constructed story architecture. Even if I admonished to expect the unexpected, you won’t be able to stay ahead of Red’s sly potting. Dude’s got more coy misdirection than Ricky f*cking Jay!

But enough of the cunning craft, you want to hear about the unremitting grue, right? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that this might be Red’s messiest foray yet…and that’s quite a statement coming off the smoldering gore-sodden werewolf-western SANTA SANGRE! But between the traded firepower of a mini-war above surface and the cringingly detailed sub-aquatic carnage below…not to mention the pumped-up pyrotechnic finale (nice JAWS homage Red, ALIEN too)…I promise you, there’s more bloodletting in this sumbitch than a goddamn donation bank! Again, not to get too spoiler-y, but I also loved the entire origination, description and ghastly evolution of the alien life-form itself. Here’s a intergalactic E.T. that hitched a ride to Earth on an asteroid over a century ago, crashing into and sinking the now discovered Corona ship. The semi-sentient entity has shown tremendous patience for a warm host to overtake and propagate its species with. Until the crewmembers of The Neptune descend, it’s only contact with life on Earth comes via sea-crab. And even those descriptions – scuttling insect-like critters – are icky enough, but when Enright, Clark and Polidori encounter the alien organism as it swells in size and appetite…that’s when the graphic displays of bodily, biological horror truly unfolds. And it’s f*cking gnarly!

I’m talking about leaky pools of grue – sticky, clumpy puddles of pulped viscera at every turn. I’m talking about gory green-goop and ickily painted alien-insides, bizarre underwater specimens of mutated terror filling almost every page. And the deeper we get, both in the story and in the water, the worse shit gets. Thankfully, in order to keep things fresh, Red fills the margins with not just the aforementioned narrative threads, or the sudden character swerves, but with actual marine lingo and educational purpose. Look, I realize one doesn’t pick up a horror novel to find any sort of enlightenment, but in a cool subsidiary way, I feel like I know a lot more about deep-sea submersibles – what they’re comprised of and how they operate – than I ever did before. In the responsible fashion of a well prepared writer, Red clearly researched his subject and not only paints the story with the requisite accoutrements of the setting – but does so in a way that feels both authentic and educational. A small detail it might be, but it makes all the difference when painting a specific, believable world. Of course, as a longtime screenwriter trained to think in pictures, Red understands how to paint such a visual, fully-realized time and place. And he does so again here with the terrifying expanse of the ocean!

I could go on waxing beatific, but nothing cuts to the chase quicker than the overall sentiment…cop yourself an edition of IT WAITS BELOW this instant!! Don’t wait. It’s a perfect summer horror read, not only sure to sate any and all gore-addicts and jaded sci-fi E.T. geeks, but it will keep you utterly off-guard and guessing what’s to happen next. Well drawn characters whose fate you will not be able to predict, viscerally-charged-carnage you will not be able to shake, and a satisfyingly souped-up conclusion – these are the primary reasons you should enthusiastically take the plunge! Do it now, IT WAITS BELOW!

9 out of 10.

Read more at http://bit.ly/1p5zdeo.

IT WAITS BELOW can be ordered in trade paperback and eBook on amazon at http://amzn.to/1zsCCtW or directly from the publisher at http://bit.ly/1l0rMu3.


Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com on my new novel, IT WAITS BELOW.

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Samhain Horror Executive Editor Don D’Auria says: “With It Waits Below, Eric Red shows again that he is able to bring to fiction the same amazing action, pacing and characterization that he brings to his films. This book flies by like the best Hollywood blockbuster.”

To read the full article go to http://bit.ly/XDjvlu

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

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Check it out at www.ericred.com.