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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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“A powerful erotic thriller with the sexiest and most twisted villain ever to give a homework assignment.” – Ray GartonFriday, March 6th, 2015
“Eric Red’s first novel is a powerful concoction of one part coming-of-age story, one part erotic thriller, and the sexiest and most twisted villain ever to give a homework assignment.” – Ray Garton, author of LIVE GIRLS and FRANKENSTORM.
Obviously my novel, DON’T STAND SO CLOSE, about a high school student’s affair with his beautiful teacher and the terrifying consequences, is more fact than fiction.Monday, June 9th, 2014
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The publisher’s description of DON’T STAND SO CLOSE: “When handsome 17-year-old Matt Poe moves to a rural town in Iowa, he is the new kid in school. An outsider who can’t fit in, his only friend is his beautiful and sympathetic teacher, Linda Hayden. The older woman is the first to take an interest in him, helping him adjust to the community and keep his grades up. Matt can’t help falling hard for Linda and what begins with a kiss becomes a torrid, secret affair. But his teacher is a lot more than he bargained for and the kid’s wildest dream becomes his worst nightmare. The only people who can save Matt are his two classmates, Grace McCormack and Rusty Shaw. But the three of them are in way over their heads against an evil adult trying to make sure they stay after class permanently.”