I just learned this morning that Jess (Jesús) Franco has passed away. I’m going to try to put together a few thoughts about the man and his films in the days ahead. In the meantime, I’m making available a PDF of a piece I did on his film Vampyros Lesbos. This originally appeared in the Horror issue of Paradoxa (no. 17, 2002), edited by Steffen Hantke. My thanks to publisher David Willingham for granting the permission so quickly. Read the article here: Guerilla Vamping.
Tags: Deleuze, Guattari, horror, Jess Franco, vampire
Tags: Fangoria, horror, Insidious, The Grey, Woman in Black
The current issue of Fangoria has its ballot for the 2013 Chainsaw Awards, and the nominees for “Best Wide-Release Film” got me thinking about the current state of the horror film. Here are the nominees:
- The Cabin in the Woods
- The Grey
- The Woman in Black Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: 40k universe, Black Dragons, space marines, warhammer 40
This has been the most incredible couple of months for me, what with three books being released one after the other. I’ve never experienced the like, and I am fully conscious of just how lucky I am. I truly wish that the struggling writer of my past, who couldn’t seem to get himself arrested, could have known that this day was coming. And so now, after the two novellas, my first novel with the Black Library, The Death of Antagonis, hits the shelves. A few days ago, over at the Black Library blog, I talked about why I love the Space Marines Chapter of the Black Dragons (check that out here), so over here I wanted to write just a few words about some of what I was hoping to achieve conceptually. Read the rest of this entry »
A few words from me today about Mephiston: Lord of Death over at the Black Library. Read the post here: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/an-interview-with-the-lord-of-death.html
… I make my first public appearance as a Black Library author. This afternoon, I’ll be signing Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha at the local Games Workshop, and I thank in advance everyone who shows up in the -19 C temps and blowing snow (but at least we don’t hit -30 until Monday!). I’m going to be a pretty excited little doggy over the next little while, as several of my efforts hit the streets. Golgotha was released yesterday, and Mephiston: Lord of Death begins its week-long sale on the 25th. And then, in February, The Death of Antagonis, but more on that in due course.
Tags: Alien, fantasy, Gethsemane Hall, horror, Kornukopia, science fiction, Seven, SF Signal
Today, I have another guest blog. I’m over at SF Signal, talking about horror as a literary virus: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/11/guest-post-david-annandale-on-why-the-messiness-of-genres-is-a-good-thing/
Tags: Gethsemane Hall, horror, Horus, Jen Blaylock, Mephiston, names, Warhammer 40k, world-building
Yes, I’ve written a new post. But you don’t get to read it here. Abhinav Jain has kindly invited me to contribute to his “Names: A New Perspective” series, and you can read my two-bits on names and world-building at his site, over here: http://sonsofcorax.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/nanp-the-depths-of-names/