Archive for the ‘mystery’ Category

Publishers Weekly gives a good review to my new novel, THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

“In this blood-soaked weird west story (following The Guns of Santa Sangre), bad guys come with glowing red eyes instead of black hats, but they still go down in a hail of (silver) bullets. Red mixes up vengeful werewolves, roguish American outlaws, and Mexican peasant Pilar, whose love for gunman Tucker leads them to embark on a train robbery. Tucker and his buddies Fix and Bodie haven’t been paid for a previous werewolf encounter, so they plan to heist the silver shipment from the Salazar mine. Azul, sister to slain werewolf leader Mosca, wants them dead, and stolid Colonel Higuerra and his 60 federales are not letting the silver go without a fight. Red, a screenwriter as well as a novelist, places a premium on action (“Then the first of the three werewolves struck!”) over character or description. Readers will enjoy discovering the connection between Azul’s abandoned twin pups and the mysterious, hypermasculine Salazar brothers and appreciate the resolution of Tucker and Pilar’s story.”

— Publishers Weekly

THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO is now available for preorder on Amazon.com in hardcover and paperback at http://amzn.to/2sZEGBF and Kindle: http://amzn.to/2rWOFYi

THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO book signing at Dark Delicacies bookstore.

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

I’ll be doing a book signing for THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO at Dark Delicacies bookstore in Burbank, California on Sunday, August 13th at 4:00 PM. The address is 3512 W Magnolia Blvd Burbank CA 91505.  (818) 556-6660

Excited to be signing again at the best horror bookstore in Los Angeles, and thanks as always to the owners Del and Sue Howison. Hope to see you there!

Check out my new interview in Fangoria on THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO and THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Read the full Fangoria article at: http://www.fangoria.com/new/blood-red-werewolves/

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My ghost flick 100 FEET makes Taste Of Cinema’s list of the great horror films of the 2000s.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

“Eric Red is a filmmaker who understands efficient storytelling. He knows how to set a scene, how to develop a premise and characters using the sparse language of cinema. His films (Body Parts, Cohen and Tate) are lean, efficient, and almost always expertly plotted. With 100 Feet, Red took a crack at the ghost story, and in doing so addressed a nagging question that has plagued the haunted-house genre since its inception: “Why don’t these people just pack up and leave?”.

Marnie, the protagonist in 100 Feet, is under house-arrest, having murdered her abusive ex-husband in self defense. She can’t leave. Locked inside the dwelling she once shared with her former spouse, Marnie realizes that the vengeful spirit of her dead husband is still roaming the halls, fully intent on making her life a living hell. 100 Feet is a modest, intimate film that takes place entirely within one environment, and Red makes the most of his limited setting.

Every nook and cranny is explored, utilized to create a sense of menace: a dark basement, crawlspaces, a garbage disposal unit. Red’s picture is also notable for being one of the most violent haunting films in recent years. This is one seriously pissed-off spirit, possessing supernatural strength but dishing out very man-like beatings. The violence has a brutal, nasty edge, unusual for this particular sub-genre.

Acting is uniformly excellent, but the film belongs to Famke Janssen, as Marnie. Because of the close personal relationship Marnie once shared with her ethereal tormentor, the haunting here has an added layer of emotional resonance; Red’s script offers his lead plenty to work with, and she admirably rises to the challenge.

Both vulnerable and tough-as-nails, Marnie is a compelling, perfectly realized horror heroine. It’s no classic (there are a few instances of wonky CGI), but 100 Feet is a solid little ghost movie that deserves your attention.”

Read more: http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2017/10-totally-awesome-2000s-horror-movies-you-shouldnt-miss/#ixzz4aI7MvhT3

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Special $3.99 price for new Crossroad Press Kindle edition of my crime thriller novel WHITE KNUCKLE on Amazon for a limited time.

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

“Rookie FBI Special Agent Sharon Ormsby works as an analyst for the Bureau when she discovers evidence of a prolific interstate truck driver serial killer who has been on the road for forty years and killed over five hundred victims. His CB handle is White Knuckle and he is Jack The Ripper on eighteen wheels. Sharon is assigned to go undercover as a truck driver trainee with a helpful long hauler named Rudy to hunt White Knuckle down. With two million big rigs on the U.S. highway system, tracking down the killer is as impossible as finding a needle in a haystack. She wrestles with her own inexperience and doubts, under pressure to prove herself as an FBI agent. When the young agent gets on the serial killer’s trail, the chase escalates into a deadly game of cat and mouse in a cross-country pursuit that ultimately brings SA Sharon Ormsby face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.”

From the publisher’s book description.

Available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2jBV1bv

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Special $3.99 Kindle price on new Crossroad Press edition of my science fiction novel, IT WAITS BELOW!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

“It waits no more! In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashed to earth and sunk a Spanish treasure ship. Now, a trio of salvage experts dives a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold. There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension, which has waited for over a century to get to the surface. It finally has its chance. As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before.”

Order IT WAITS BELOW on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2ketOZf

Excellent new review of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE by John Harrison.

Friday, December 9th, 2016

“I ordered a copy of Eric Red’s White Knuckle from Amazon after reading a few rave notices from people whose opinions I usually respect and find reliable, and after diving just a few pages into the book I had become seduced and lost within its pages. White Knuckle is a gripping thriller about a prolific, truck driving serial killer who has spent over forty years criss-crossing the United States, abducting his victims and keeping them bound, helpless and terrified within a secret steel chamber installed underneath his big rig. A young, novice female FBI agent teams up with a seasoned, ex-con trucker to cruise the interstates in the hope of finding the maniac who has been leaving bodies all across the country. It quickly turns into a personal game of cat and mouse for both agent and killer, with each of them seemingly gaining the upper hand in turn, until the story reaches its frenzied climax.
Fast-paced, violent and gruesome, but with a true sense of character and a remarkable detail for life on the open road, White Knuckle is a cracking good read, with a few moments of genuine tension that help the book live up to its title (White Knuckle is the CB handle for the killer). The book has a real cinematic feel to it, not surprising as author Red has penned a number of excellent screenplays over the years, including The Hitcher (1986), Near Dark (1987), Blue Steel (1990) and Body Parts (1991, which he also directed).
I had a few minor quibbles with the story, mostly some moments of convenience and the odd detour into territory that seemed a bit far-fetched and over-the-top compared to what the bulk of the book delivers, but they did nothing to diminish my enjoyment of White Knuckle. Highly recommended if you feel like reading a gritty, pulpy thriller that contains elements of movies like Duel (1971), Breakdown (1997), Silence of the Lambs (1991) andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), yet combines them into something wholly of its own. I’ll definitely be checking out more of Eric Red’s horror fiction in the near future.” –John Harrison.
Read the full review at: http://bit.ly/2gijj3J

My novels WHITE KNUCKLE and IT WAITS BELOW have a new home and publisher with Crossroad Press in January 2017.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Both books will be released in brand new editions.

Terrific review of my road thriller novel, WHITE KNUCKLE, from Shock ‘Till You Drop.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

“It’s a blistering, breathless page turner, hard-boiled, brutally violent and yet totally character driven. A mean, smart and often harrowing gasoline-soaked work…We cannot recommend this one enough and we’re very pleased to be living in a world where Red continues to spin his (Jack the) ripping yarns.” – Chris Alexander.

Read the full review at : http://bit.ly/2aeM8yT

WHITE KNUCKLE is available in trade paperback and digital editions in bookstores, from Samhain Publishing, or on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1STW9jo

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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.

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/29oqeq0