Category Archives: 3. Horror

Podcast Episode 39: Pushing the Boundaries of Genre Literary Art

In which The Genre Traveler waxes philosophical with author, screenwriter and humor columnist Jonathan Ball. Listen in to this week’s episode as we discuss finding where your writing fits — your identity as a writer — getting inspiration from song lyrics, his unusual books Ex Machina and Clockfire, the nature of art, human subjectivity, the […]

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Podcast Episode 36: Women & Horror

The Genre Traveler chats with horror author Amy Grech about her anthology of short horror fiction, Blanket of White. Along the way, we touch on a variety of horror writers, what it’s like being a female horror author, what the Horror Writers Association offers horror writers, the definition of horror fiction, what makes successful horror […]

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Genre Sequels and Prequels Coming This Year

While tooling around IMBD, I noticed a list of forthcoming sequels and prequels. What was interesting about the list was how it was dominated by genre titles. Here’s a short summary of those coming out this year. Currently in theaters: The fourth entry in the Scream franchise, which was first released in December of 1996, […]

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Texas Frightmare Weekend Has First Time Stateside Guest

Japanese actress and director Eihi Shiina (Audition, Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl) will be making her first time appearance here in the States at Texas Frightmare Weekend, April 29-May 1). Also from Japan will be special effects artist Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police, Machine Girl and Mutant Girls Squad). “Texas Frightmare […]

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Podcast Episode 27: Vampires and Technoculture

What happens when you write a novel that isn’t purely cyberpunk science fiction but also isn’t purely vampire horror? According to this week’s guest Gabrielle Faust, you end up in the dark fantasy or urban fantasy section. Gabrielle is the author of the post-apocalyptic, techno-horror vampire series Eternal Vigilance, as well as an illustrator and […]

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Imagi-Movies Film Festival Changes Venue and Date

Last week, Famous Monsters of Filmland announced a change in date and venue for it’s first annual Imagi-Movies Film Festival. Instead of as originally reported, the three-day festival will now be held at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills from April 8-10. It celebrates the legacy of Forrest J Ackerman, America’s #1 Sci-fi Fan. […]

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