Archive for the ‘werewolf’ Category

It’s official. I’m writing a sequel to THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE for Samhain Publishing.

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

This time it’s bigger action, more werewolves, more guns, and much more Werewolf Western fun! More to come.

Here’s what people are saying about the book:

“THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is an old-fashioned, well-made dime novel, doing Louis L’Amour, Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson proud.”             – Bookgasm

“Bloody fights, desert vistas, a touch of romance, and plenty of werewolf action make THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE a fast-paced adventure. Screenwriter and author Red (DON’T STAND SO CLOSE) delivers a supernatural Western that should appeal to fans of the growing “weird West” genre. – Library Journal

“Imagine THE MAGIFICENT SEVEN mixed with DOG SOLDIERS and you’ve got Eric Red’s THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE.  It’s full of classic horror moments, non-stop action, and characters pushed to the edge. Three outlaws are hired by a young woman to protect her village from what she claims is a pack of werewolves. Seeing it as an easy job for three gunslingers looking to make some quick coin, they begin a journey that will forever change the way they see the world. Filled with action set pieces and terrifying monsters that are ready-made for big screen adaptation, GUNS is a fun and exciting read that no horror fan should miss.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland

“In our mythos of the Old West, there are bad guys and even badder guys,  But Eric Red’s are the biggest, baddest guys of all…” – Jack Ketchum.

“With THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, Eric Red delivers a wild mash-up of action-thriller and bloody horror. This one really digs its claws into you from page one to last bite. Fast, furious, and wickedly fun. Highly recommended.” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of FIRE & ASH and EXTINCTION MACHINE

“It’s THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN meets DOG SOLDIERS! Taut, action packed and gory as hell! I couldn’t put it down!” – Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com.

Order THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE in trade paperback or Kindle edition at from Samhain Publishing at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP

To view trailer, click on the link:  THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE book trailer

“Eric Red’s THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is a fun and exciting read that no horror fan should miss” – Famous Monsters of Filmland.

Monday, June 9th, 2014

“Imagine THE MAGIFICENT SEVEN mixed with DOG SOLDIERS and you’ve got Eric Red’s THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. It’s full of classic horror moments, non-stop action, and characters pushed to the edge. Three outlaws are hired by a young woman to protect her village from what she claims is a pack of werewolves. Seeing it as an easy job for three gunslingers looking to make some quick coin, they begin a journey that will forever change the way they see the world. Filled with action set pieces and terrifying monsters that are ready-made for big screen adaptation, GUNS is a fun and exciting read that no horror fan should miss.”  – Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.

Order THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE in trade paperback or Kindle edition at from Samhain Publishing at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP

I have a kick-ass in-depth interview in the new issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland about my werewolf western novel THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE from Samhain Publishing.

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

It was quite the thrill to be interviewed by the ultimate monster magazine I loved as a kid!

My novel THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE made the publisher’s Top 5 Bestsellers list this week.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Order THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE in trade paperback or Kindle edition at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP.

“Eric Red works his literary magic at full force, providing an entertaining and fascinating genre hybrid. If werewolves and westerns are your bag, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE will be your huckleberry.” –Fangoria.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Read the full Fangoria review at http://bit.ly/1eDEHKu.

Order THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE in trade paperback or Kindle edition at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP.

“Bloody fights, desert vistas, a touch of romance, and plenty of werewolf action make THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE a fast-paced adventure.” –Library Journal.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

“For years Sam Tucker, John Fix, and Lars Bodie made their way across the American West by rustling cattle and outshooting their enemies. Now wanted men, they head through Mexico, one step ahead of the law, until a Mexican peasant begs them to save a beleaguered town from the Men Who Walk Like Wolves. VERDICT Bloody fights, desert vistas, a touch of romance, and plenty of werewolf action make this a fast-paced adventure. Screenwriter and author Red (DON’T STAND SO CLOSE) delivers a supernatural Western that should appeal to fans of the growing “weird West” genre.” –Library Journal

THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is available in trade paperback or Kindle edition at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP

My new werewolf western novel, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, from Samhain Publishing just made the publisher’s top 5 bestseller list.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is available in trade paperback and eBook at your local bookseller, from Samhain Publishing at http://bit.ly/1aGwxAg or from Amazon at http://amzn.to/18o8QwT.

“THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is an old-fashioned, well-made dime novel, doing Louis L’Amour, Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson proud” –Bookgasm.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Read the full review at http://bit.ly/1iyBUCY

Order THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE in trade paperback or Kindle edition at http://amzn.to/1hETNlP


Good review on Bookgasm for my new werewolf western novel THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE!

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Eric Red kicked in the doors and smacked me around in the mid-1980s. His scripts for NEAR DARK and, in particular,  THE HITCHER were the stuff of geek dreams. His writing had precision-tooled, B-movie mechanics and plots built with a merciless, gleeful desire to give the people what they want in ways that surprised us.

His best work, in my humble opinion, emerged when he directed his own hit-man masterpiece, COHEN & TATE, where mean and funny and brutal and thrilling all hold hands and sing “Kumbaya” as Roy Scheider (fucking Roy Scheider!) and Adam Baldwin duke it out over the delivery of a 12-year-old eyewitness to their mafia bosses.

I’ve kept up with his film work, but I had no idea he’s been producing horror and other pulp fictions on the page for some time, too. Samhain Publishing now releases a short novel that displays a characteristic panache.

THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE has, at its core, a plot almost as perfect as SNAKES ON A PLANE: werewolves in the Old West. A vicious pack of banditos has holed up in a small-town church, terrorizing and daily snacking on the townsfolk. One young citizen sneaks away, hoping to convince some other vicious pack of bandits to ride in, melt down the silver and plug the lycanthropes. There isn’t a Western or werewolf cliché Red doesn’t welcome into the saloon.

As in his movies, the familiar is served up neat, no chaser; there’s an economy to his storytelling that will reward readers looking for the rush of mayhem. It’s an old-fashioned, well-made dime novel, doing Louis L’Amour, Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson proud. And there’s a bite of Tabasco in the shot, small doses of razor wit: a gunslinger asking about a hapless civilian, “Who’s the sombrero?”; a drunken prisoner carefully sizing up his escape plan while a wolf man rips up the cells.

My only caution is that it’s relentlessly familiar: the saloons and slang; the virginal, feisty Mexican woman love interest; THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN thug-vs.-thug match-up at the core of the plot. I had hoped to be kicked out of the saddle a little more often. Still, the book begins at a gallop and never lets up.

Once again, Red delivers the pulp goods. And it’d make a helluva film. —Mike Reynolds

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Check out the official book trailer for THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, my new werewolf western novel from Samhain Publishing!

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

To view trailer, click on the link:  THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE book trailer

“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 has 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 book is available now from Samhain Publishing at your favorite bookstore, on-line bookseller or at samhainpublishing.com.