Archive for the ‘horror’ Category

Tonight (August 2nd, 2018) at 8 pm EST, we’ll be chatting Religion in Horror with Michael Mahin at Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Give us a listen at:

If you can’t make the show, you can listen anytime afterwards at the same link!


Michael Mahin is a children’s author, aspiring screenwriter, and recovering preacher’s kid. His debut picture book Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters (Atheneum) earned many honors, including being named an NPR Best Book of 2017 and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2017.

His first produced horror movie, REBORN, directed by Julian Richards (THE LAST HORROR MOVIE) completed filming in December and stars legendary scream-queen Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR), Michael Pare (EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS) Rae Dawn Chong (COMMANDO), Chaz Bono (AMERICAN HORROR STORY), and Kayleigh Gilbert. See more at

Michael’s forthcoming children’s titles include Stalebread Charlie and the Razzy Dazzy Spasm Band (Clarion) and When Angels Sing: The Story of Rock Legend Carlos Santana (Atheneum). You can find him online at and on Twitter at @MahinWriter.

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Tonight, we’ll be talking to legendary horror author, Jeffrey Konvitz on Thorne & Cross Haunted Nights LIVE! Listen in at 8 pm EST at:


Jeffrey Konvitz was born in New York City, but after graduating from Cornell University and Columbia Law School, he headed to Los Angeles, where he lives and works as an entertainment finance attorney, producer (The Sentinel and Spy Hard, among others) and novelist. His first published novel (Simon and Schuster and Ballantine) was The Sentinel, which rose to Number 2 on the New York Times Mass Market Best Seller List. The Sentinel sequel, The Guardian, was also a bestseller along with his next book, Monster. He is now at work on the third book in The Sentinel Trilogy, currently untitled, while The Sentinel and The Guardian are being mounted for e-book sales.


This year, his newly-written historical novel, The Circus of Satan, will be published. It is a story of murder and revenge, set during the rise of organized crime in America from 1900 to 1912 when the Irish Mob ruled all major American cities, only to be taken down by its own hubris and the rise of the Jewish and Italian Mobs into labor racketeering and, then, bootlegging. Filled with real events and real heroes and villains, who rampaged from New York’s Bowery through to Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City and Boston, it is the story of epic, transformative times and two violent men, who meet on a descent into blood and Hell.


The author spends most of his spare time on tennis courts, on skis, on basketball courts, and in poker tournaments. The rest of his spare time is spent seeking the perfect word, the perfect sentence, the perfect phrase and the perfect characterization, a most challenging endeavor.


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By Alistair

So tonight, I met Chelsea Quinn Yarbro who, as anyone who knows her will tell you, is not only one of the most talented writers alive, but a charming, intelligent, and truly fascinating human being. Though Quinn and I have exchanged plenty of emails and had many phone conversations in the past couple of years, there’s something to be said about person-to-person contact – you never know what the real-world “chemistry” might be like. I’m glad to say that tonight was effortless; it felt like reconnecting with an old friend.

But for all those easy, natural moments, there were a few that had me thinking, “Wow. What cosmic design put me in a Mexican restaurant with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro?” I remember thinking that very thing as I sat across from her, listening as she recounted her adventures with legendary writers like Robert Bloch, Stephen King, Richard Matheson, and Tannith Lee. It was surreal, and even as the conversation moved to more personal things, private things, I couldn’t help wondering how it all happened.

The answer to that, of course, is my collaborator, Tamara Thorne, who’s known Quinn for many, many years. It was Tamara who introduced us, and it was Tamara who, for reasons that still bewilder me, decided in the first place that it was me – me, of all people – that she wanted to write a book with.

That changed my life – and meeting Quinn was a reminder of how lucky I am to know Tamara and how mysterious this world is … and what an extraordinary hand it’s dealt me. It’s a pleasure and an honor to know these women, and I don’t – not for one minute – take them for granted.


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Graham Masterton has written more than a hundred novels ranging from thrillers to disaster novels to historical sagas. He has published four collections of short stories, and has also written horror novels for children. His first novel The Manitou was released in 1976, and was adapted in 1978 for the film The Manitou. His work has garnered critical acclaim, including a Special Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America and a Silver Medal by the West Coast Review. Several of his books have also appeared on the New York Times.


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Thursday at 8 pm EST on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!, we’ll be talking to Daniel Farrands, screenwriter and producer of A Haunting in Connecticut, Halloween 6, and The Haunting of Sharon Tate, starring Hilary Duff. Join us at:

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The eBook version of DARLING GIRLS is available for pre-order: It will be released, along with the paperback, on April 16th.
Darling Girls (final)
About Darling Girls:
Fang Meets Fang
The vampires of Candle Bay and Crimson Cove come together for the Biting Man Festival in Eternity, California, to celebrate a centuries-old tradition that quickly turns murderous as they’re faced with old enemies, uncontrolled bloodlust, and the unpredictable antics of a self-proclaimed vampire slayer who is hellbent on destroying them all.
Meet the Cast: 

**Repeat Offenders (characters who have made appearances in other Thorne & Cross novels)

The Darlings



**IVY DARLING, their sister

**LUCY DARLING, their sister

**IVOR DARLING, their brother

**ORI DARLING, their uncle

DAISY DARLING, their cousin


From Crimson Cove

**MICHAEL WARD, owner of Eudemonia

**WINTER, security

**CHYNNA, security



In Candle Bay

**JULIAN VALENTYN/KELIU, proprietor of Valentyn Vineyards

**AMANDA PEARCE/TALAI, Stephen Darling’s fiancee

LOIS TRINSKY, real-estate agent

NEIL TRINSKY, vampire hunter


**EDDIE FORTUNE, radio deejay

NORMAN KEELER, prostitute

**FELIX FARQUHAR, Julian’s assistant

BRUNO, Julian’s guard

RANDY PETERS, owner of the Petting Zoo

KRISTOPHE, bouncer at the Petting Zoo

BOBBY BLACK, coffee shop owner

JIM BOTTOMS, night morgue attendant

**NETTIE GRUBEN, works at the Candle Bay Hotel and Spa
In Eternity

**ZACH TULLY, sheriff

**HARLAN KING, Mayor, banker

CURTIS PENROSE, shopkeeper

**ELVIS PRESLEY, shop owner

BILL KISSEL, owner of Bill’s Pickles

FLOURNOY GREBBLE, employed at Kissel’s Pickles

**MARTHA ANN and ELMER DIMPLES, owners of Dimples’ Boarding House

KARL and KORA KOHLKOPF, attendees of Biting Man

**TIM HAPSCOMB, deputy




Plastic Taffy

**RAMON, lead singer

**DAVY, guitar

**PAUL, guitar

**MICK, drummer








RENFIELD (RENNY), the Trinsky’s Jack Russell Terrier

PRISCILLA, Elvis’ Yorkie


Honorable Mentions


**THE TREASURE, Julian’s father, King of Blood

**KATE MCPHERSON-TULLY, Zach Tull’s wife

**JOSH MCPHERSON-TULLY, Zach Tully’s son

SALLY STARKEY, desk Sergeant

ROY, gas station attendant in San Miguel


CONNIE, police dispatcher

TOM BLACK, deputy

MILO, priest


GALEN, priest

LUCIUS, priest

GORDON RENQUIST, Search & Rescue

TOMMY, Search & Rescue

WILLY WILKENS, Eternity resident

ARLEY MORDRED, Eternity resident

CREIGHTON DAVIES. Eternity resident

**GRETCHEN VANTREESE, from Crimson Cove

**JAZMINKA, from Crimson Cove

**SCYTHE, from Crimson Cove

**EMERIC, from Crimson Cove


**ABSINTHE, Chynna’s tiger

**HYACINTHE, Chynna’s tiger


HOBART, Norman’s college roommate


**DILLY, head of Security under Ivor for at Candle Bay

OPAL MILLER, deceased local

ERNIE, daytime morgue attendant in Candle Bay

TINA, Neil’s younger sister, attorney,

JACOB, Neil’s younger brother,

**PHIL KATZ, from Eternity

**JINXY, Julian’s former assistant

MISS FINCH, school teacher

**JIM MORRISON, from Eternity

**JEREMIAH JOHNSON, from Eternity

**AMBROSE BIERCE, former Mayor of Eternity

**AMELIA EARHART, postmistress of Eternity

**JACK THE RIPPER, from Eternity

BALDY, a boarder at Dimples

THE VALKYRIE, HUSBAND, STACEY, MARCY, diners at Bobby’s Coffee Shop

**JACKSON COOP, Resident Eternity

CLARKE, unsuspecting driver


(Mick Garris, Tobe Hooper, Stephen King, Clive Barker)

In honor of the upcoming spooky season, check out our interview with film director Mick Garris on Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! 


(Mick Garris and Jamie Lee Curtis)

Garris was born in Santa Monica, California. He is known for his adaptations of Stephen King stories, such as directing the horror film Sleepwalkers starring Mädchen Amick and is the creator of the Showtime series Masters of Horror and the NBC series Fear Itself. Garris won a 1986 Edgar Award for an episode he wrote for the Steven Spielberg-produced television series Amazing Stories. Garris directed the FEARnet web series Post Mortem. He hosted the double feature re-release of The People Under the Stairs and The Serpent and The Rainbow on 20 February 2010 in the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. He contributes to the web series Trailers From Hell. Garris was also the co-screenwriter and executive producer of Hocus Pocus.


Garris most recently directed the miniseries adaption of Stephen King’s novel Bag of Bones and the documentary film Pure in Heart: The Life and Legacy of Lon Chaney Jr., about the life and work of Legend actor Lon Chaney Jr., which screened on the Horror-Rama 2015 in October 2015.[9] He has a role, as Himself in the Biography Horror film Digging Up the Marrow, from Indie Director Adam Green.


As of 2015, he is also a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.

In 2017 Mick Garris has given an exclusive interview to the Ukrainian horror writer Denis Bushlatov. The interview was published in Darker magazine and is considered to be the only interview ever given to Russian-speaking fans.



Fuzzbucket (1986)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Sleepwalkers (1992)
The Stand (1994)
The Shining (1997)
Quicksilver Highway (1997)
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Masters of Horror – “Chocolate” (2005)
Masters of Horror – “Valerie on the Stairs” (2006)
Desperation (2006)
Bag of Bones (2011)

As writer

*batteries not included (1987)
Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)
The Fly II (1989)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
Michael Jackson’s Ghosts (1997)
Riding the Bullet (2004)
Masters of Horror – “Haeckel’s Tale” (2005)
Masters of Horror – “Chocolate” (2005)