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Halloween list of my top 10 favorite movie monsters.

Friday, October 19th, 2018

10.  The Monster That Challenged The World.

9.  War Of The Colossal Beast.

8.  Return Of The Fly.

7.  Curse Of Frankenstein.

6.  The Blob.

5.  Beast Of Blood.

4. Jason And The Argonauts.

3. Duel.

2. Starship Troopers.

1.  The Exorcist.

Happy Halloween, everybody!

Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com on my new thriller movie WHITE KNUCKLE with Horror Equity Fund.

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Eric Red is one of our favorite writers around here. How could we not love the work of the scribe who gave us such cool films as THE HITCHERNEAR DARKBLUE STEELBODY PARTSBAD MOON, and 100 FEET (which featured Arrow in the Head founder John Fallon)? Back in 2015, Red wrote a novel titled WHITE KNUCKLE (you can read Jake Dee’s review of the novel at THIS LINK), and now we are excited to hear that he’s teaming up with Horror Equity Fund, Inc. to write and direct a film based on the novel.

Described as a “terrifying road thriller in the tradition of THE HITCHER”, WHITE KNUCKLE is

a gripping story of female empowerment about a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, and then takes it upon herself to stop him from hurting anyone else.

For a more detailed synopsis, we can turn to the book’s description:

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.

Horror Equity Fund’s CEO Marlon Schulman, CCO Brian Herskowitz, and EVP Tony Timpone will be executive producing WHITE KNUCKLE. An entertainment company focused solely on the horror and thriller genres, Horror Equity Fund aims to “bring content creators, fans, and investors together and give them access to the tools that help them see their passions into profits”. The company is currently raising funds through a soon-to-close Regulation CF investment funding campaign.

Timpone promises that WHITE KNUCKLE will “keep people off the highways like JAWS kept ‘em out of the water”.

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

The movie version of my novel WHITE KNUCKLE is on the way.

Friday, January 26th, 2018

For Immediate Release:

Visionary writer/director Eric Red is teaming with Horror Equity Fund for the new horror movie, WHITE KNUCKLE. Eric has crafted a script and will helm the movie based on his novel of the same name. Horror fans know Eric as the writer of genre favorites, Near Dark (1987) and The Hitcher (1986). He is also the writer / director of Body Parts (1991) and Bad Moon (1996).

WHITE KNUCKLE tells a gripping story of female empowerment about a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, and then takes it upon herself to stop him from hurting anyone else.

Marlon Schulman CEO, Brian Herskowitz CCO, and Tony Timpone EVP of Horror Equity Fund have signed on as Executive Producers and plan on taking this project to the next level of horror entertainment.

Eric Red says, “I’m very excited to be joining forces with Marlon Schulman, Brian Herskowitz and Tony Timpone at Horror Equity Fund for my new film, WHITE KNUCKLE. It’s a great team to be working with making a terrifying road thriller in the tradition of THE HITCHER.”

Tony Timpone says, “Very happy that the first project that I brought into Horror Equity Fund to be fast-tracked is Eric Red’s super-kinetic WHITE KNUCKLE. Eric’s previous work in the genre, THE HITCHER, NEAR DARK and BODY PARTS, were unique and terrifying. WHITE KNUCKLE will keep people off the highways like JAWS kept ’em out of the water. And HEF supporters can be part of the ride!”

To read the full article on horrornews.net go to: http://horrornews.net/129123/creator-near-dark-hitcher-partners-horror-equity-fund-new-horror-movie-white-knuckle/

Join me for a book signing of THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO and Q&A with screenings of COHEN AND TATE and BAD MOON at The Alamo Drafthouse in Denver, Colorado on October 26th.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

With thanks to Tattered Cover Bookstore.

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/2xRIbYP

Check out my live YouTube interview on UK’s Chattering With Nicholas Vince.

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

We talk about my new novel THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO, western and horror books and films, and lots of other fun stuff: http://bit.ly/2upNDC2

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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Cool article on my films and books in the new issue of Fangoria Magazine #358.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

For more information on the new issue go to: http://www.fangoria.com/new/first-look-cover-contents-for-the-kevin-smith-edited-fangoria-348/

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.

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

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