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Old November 9 2009, 09:53 PM   #466
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Does that mean you read it in an editorial capacity, Greg?

(I dream of being an author, but I don't know very much about the industry.)

I wasn't the editor on DARK HARVEST. I just wrote the back cover copy for the Tor edition.
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Old November 22 2009, 11:18 AM   #467
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film

I guess it's time to rename the thread once again.

The other day I got a surprise email that The Wolf Man (Special Edition) shipped, however, when I got it, it was the green Legacy set. It looks like it was just an Amazon error, though, and they're supposedly sending me the right one. I'm looking forward to watching all of those special features.

I also couldn't resist jumping into The Mammoth Book of Wolf Men; it hopped right up to the top of my "to read" list. I'm only about a hundred pages in, but so far, so good. It not only has modern stories by the likes of Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell, but a couple of old pulp entries, too. One's a novella-length tale collected from three issues of Weird Tales in 1938, and one's from Spicy Mystery Stories in 1942. They're by Manly Wade Wellman and Hugh B. Cave, respectively.

So, for a blind buy, I'm pretty pleased with it.
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Old November 22 2009, 11:15 PM   #468
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Manly Wade Wellman! That makes it worth the price of admission right there. He's the guy who wrote the "John The Balladeer" stories, which you should definitely seek out if you haven't read them. Highly recommended. Plus, Hugh B Cave, Weird Tales and Spicy Mystery? I'm ordering this today with some of my Christmas shopping.

That must have been a letdown with the Wolf Man Special Edition. When is the real ETA?

I wonder if there's a DVD release date yet for House Of Wolf Man?
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Old November 25 2009, 01:02 AM   #469
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I'm about 150 pages in, now, and there hasn't been a dud yet. I'm really pleased. A couple of typos, which is weird for a reprint, but not very many.

It's a pretty broad range of stories so far. From Cold War werewolves, to a touching werewolf family story to a tale about a man whose transformation is entirely psychological. (I remember Curt Siodmak saying that his original concept for The Wolf Man was along those lines.)

I was intending to put the anthology down temporarily so that I could dig into a new novel, but I haven't been inclined to take a break from it yet, which is a good sign.

Amazon was quick to send me a replacement for The Wolf Man Special Edition, but they sent me the green Legacy set again. Now it looks like many customers are having the same problem.

This site lists the release date as February 2nd, which sounds about right, coinciding with the remake. They have a different cover for it, which I kind of like better.

As for House of the Wolf Man, someone said on their discussion board that they heard it's going to be released on DVD next October, but the official response from "Bela Frankenstein" was that they hope it'll be long before that. There was implication that it might be distributed by Universal, which would be great.
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Old November 25 2009, 02:09 AM   #470
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Wow. I wonder if Universal will adopt it and consider it part of the continuity. That would be great, if the movie is as good as it looks. I hope we don't have to wait a year for it, though....

I had the same problem that you're having with Wolf Man last year when I ordered the first Pern novel. I had to order it at least four times, and I got a different book each of the first three, one of which I had to return (I liked the others, so I kept them). It turned out there was some corrupted data in their database; after the third time I ordered it, I got a message to wait a couple of months and try again.

I wish I had that Werewolf anthology tonight. It sounds great.
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Old November 26 2009, 12:29 AM   #471
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Not entirely off Topic-- since there are monsters involved --and I'm probably the last kid on the block to tumble to this, but Secret Saturdays is back for it second Season. Now it's on Saturday mornings. I think about four episodes have been broadcast so far, but they are sadly not available on On Demand.
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Old December 1 2009, 10:38 AM   #472
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Anyone know of some good Christmas-themed horror reading?

There are several movies good for watching around this time of year, but I'd like to find a decent horror novel or anthology with a yuletide bent.
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Old December 1 2009, 10:47 AM   #473
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I'll try to think of something-- the only Christmas-themed horror that comes immediately to mind is Gremlins and a few Gahan Wilson cartoons.

I'm sure there must be a couple of anthologies, though, if not novels.
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Re: Let's Talk About Horror Fiction and Film

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I'll try to think of something-- the only Christmas-themed horror that comes immediately to mind is Gremlins and a few Gahan Wilson cartoons.
Don't forget The Nightmare Before Christmas; though usually treated as a Halloween film, it works well for either holiday.
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Old December 1 2009, 11:02 AM   #475
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True. I need to get around to watching that at some point....
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Old December 1 2009, 11:09 AM   #476
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There are plenty of movies that either play on the season directly (Black Christmas, Gremlins, etc.), and there are lots that just take place at this time of year.

I'm mostly looking for something to read, though. The Wolf Men book mentioned one of the authors being featured in an anthology called Horror for Christmas, which I assume is this book. I might just bite the bullet and grab a cheap used copy.
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I wonder if the Cemetery Dance site sorts by Christmas-themed books; it sounds like something they would do.
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Old December 2 2009, 11:44 AM   #478
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I'm sure they have some Christmas-themed books, even if they don't have an actual store. They're a little pricier than I'd like to go right now, though.

I'm all about cheap and/or coupons.
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Old December 2 2009, 07:33 PM   #479
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Universal has this cool site as part of their promotion of the Wolf Man remake:

http://thewolfmanmovie.com/legacy/
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^^ That's a great site. I love the compilation movie at the beginning. Hopefully that will turn a lot of people on to the good old stuff.

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I'm sure they have some Christmas-themed books, even if they don't have an actual store. They're a little pricier than I'd like to go right now, though.

I'm all about cheap and/or coupons.
I can dig it. Especially after just spending five hundred bucks on tooth torture.

I wasn't able to come up with much in the way of Christmas Horror. This looks like it's probably pretty good. This looks less promising. The fact that there's nothing Christmasy in the suggested book list bodes ill for Yuletide scariness.
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