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Old August 24 2009, 09:41 AM   #406
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^^ Hmm, that's weird....

I can't resist Trick 'r Treat, either. Looks classic. That and House Of Wolfman are what I really want to see this Halloween.
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Old August 24 2009, 01:01 PM   #407
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Anyone got any suggestions for good horror fiction? Especially those with a sci-fi mix to them?
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Old August 24 2009, 11:48 PM   #408
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Well, technically, anything by Lovecraft is SF Horror. So is Frankenstein. SF Horror is also the theme of Apex Magazine, so you might be interested in that; they also publish books, so you might see something interesting in their catalogue.
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Old August 25 2009, 04:49 AM   #409
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What are some examples of sci fi horror that you've liked in the past, SilentP?
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Old August 25 2009, 06:56 AM   #410
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That's the problem, apart from reading some of Lovecraft's stuff, I haven't read any, so I don't have any ball park to work with. I forget that Frakenstein is technicially a SF Horror, shows how little I know of the genre I guess having a browse Apex Magazine to begin with may help.
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Old August 25 2009, 09:26 AM   #411
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Duh, I don't know why I didn't think of it right away. Earlier in the thread, I was praising Scott Sigler's Infected.

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Infected: A Novel by Scott Sigler. This was an intense little read, and one of my favorites of the year. It's about these [alien] spores that infect people and turn them into murderous lunatics. At first glance, that sounds like a 28 Days Later scenario, but there are no zombies here. The book follows poor, poor Perry Dawsey from the moment of his infection to the inevitable results. Some parts of this book were just brutal, but it was quite a page-turner, and Sigler's not afraid to go straight for pulp.
Here's the description from Publishers Weekly:

In Sigler's riveting horror thriller, alien seeds from outer space infect a number of unlucky humans, who develop some unusual symptoms—itchy, blue triangular growths on their skin—that eventually result in the carriers becoming screaming, homicidal maniacs. CIA agent Dew Phillips must find out why these formerly docile citizens are running amok, aided by Margaret Montoya, a Centers for Disease Control epidemiologist, who reported the first of the strange cases. One of the infected, former football player Perry Dawsey, doesn't take any crap from anybody, not even the aliens residing in his body. Sigler (Ancestor) leads the reader from one startling detail to the next—the creatures learn to speak (feed us we hungry); they grow little black eyes—until even hardened genre fans will find themselves whimpering at each new revelation. This terrifying page-turner could be the author's breakout book, fueled by an extensive online podcast campaign.
And if you like that, the sequel, Contagious, is available. I haven't read that one yet, but you'll want to avoid the descriptions, as they're pretty spoilery about the first book.
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Old August 25 2009, 10:11 AM   #412
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Cheers for the suggestion, that one's been added to the Amazon cart

Some of the Apex Magazine entries they've got on the site are interesting, but I haven't seem to find any that are real horrors, but perhaps I haven't dug deep enough or in the right places yet.
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Old August 25 2009, 10:42 AM   #413
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You won't have to worry about that with Infected. There's some intense stuff in there. It's a great ride; there are even several moments that made me laugh aloud. It's been a while since a novel has made me do that and given me some pretty intense moments of dread.

Lots of "Oh no, he's not gonna ... oh God, he IS!"
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Old September 6 2009, 09:31 PM   #414
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Returned to the comic shop today and they did indeed find me a copy of new Creepy #1. Dark Horse has completely retained the format of the original (excepting the size), which is the type of respectful treatment I'd expect from DH. The art ranges from okay to good to excellent (Hillary Barta); I haven't read it yet, but I have high hopes for it.
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Old September 6 2009, 11:18 PM   #415
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There was only one I didn't really care for. I'll have to look at it again to see which.
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Old September 7 2009, 10:19 AM   #416
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It was good, with some weak spots. The Nazi story was compromised by the artist not having any sense of storytelling whatsoever, and the "Fat Farm" story was a good idea badly executed. The reprint was good, but anticlimactic; I wonder if there was ever a sequel. Speaking of which, I'm glad they're continuing the first story; it's an interesting premise.

All in all, a good continuation of the original, so far.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:24 AM   #417
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Annoyingly, but not unexpectedly, The Wolf Man Special Edition is delayed until February because of the remake's delay. It was supposed to ship today, and when I didn't get a shipping notification, I checked Amazon and saw the "This title has not yet been released" bit. A peek into the sole review's comments confirmed the delay.

I was really hoping to watch all of those special features in October. Oh, well. They'd just better not screw with Trick 'r Treat.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:30 AM   #418
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I'm also worried about House Of Wolfman. There's still no sign of it on Amazon.

At least Trick 'r Treat seems pretty solid at this point, knock on wood.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:36 AM   #419
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I don't think House of the Wolf Man will be on DVD by October. The premiere is going to be October 1st.

250 seats have been allocated for the public to attend the cast and crew screening of House of the Wolf Man. You can watch the film with the cast and crew as they see it for the first time.

Thurs., Oct. 1st, 2009
The Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Doors open at 9:00pm
So it's completed, but I'll be surprised if they crank out the DVD before Hallowe'en.
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Old September 15 2009, 10:40 AM   #420
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Ack, I thought it was supposed to go on sale in October.

Oh, well, better to be disappointed earlier rather than later, I guess. They'll probably synchronize this with the remake as well.
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