The Vegetarian Werewolf! Monster Men Ep. 79: Scary Stories for Kids with Robert Holt

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On this episode of Monster Men, we welcome author Robert Holt, who has written a new children’s horror book, The Vegetarian Werewolf and Other Stories. We discuss the book, his writing process and the difference between writing horror for kids vs. adults. You see, Robert has also written an adult horror novel called Death’s Disciples. So he has something for everyone, young and old. We also talk about horror for kids in general and cover such classics as Goodebumps, Scooby Doo, Abbott and Costello, The Monster Squad and Scary Stories.

Speaking of Scary Stories, Robert is also part of an effort to get a documentary made about the famous and controversial kid’s horror books, Scary Stories. We discuss this project and we encourage you to help support the cause at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scary-stories-a-documentary

Here’s a link to purchase The Vegetarian Werewolf: http://www.greywolfepublishing.com

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Episode 78: IFC Midnight – The Horror Movie Hub

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On this episode of Monster Men we discuss the horror movies of IFC Midnight. Look it up on IMDB and you will be surprised at how many scary movies come out of IFC Midnight. It really is a hub of horror. If you are a fan of horror and you are looking for some new films to seek out on Netflix, Amazon Prime or cable, IFC Midnight is a good place to start.

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Monster Men Ep. 75: Island of the Forbidden Book Launch

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Haunted islands, ghostly children and lots of chills! It’s a new Monster Men show: Ep. 75: Island of the Forbidden

Hear the stories behind the new Hunter Shea​ novel.

On this episode of the Monster Men video podcast, we celebrate the release of Island of the Forbidden, the new ghostly horror novel by our own Hunter Shea. In this show we’ll hear the stories behind the book and also learn a little about the life of a horror author.

Island of the Forbidden is the latest book in a series that includes Forrest of Shadow, The Graveyard Speaks and Sinister Entity, but each book can be read as a stand alone novel.

Pick up your copy at:
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Island-Forbidden-Hunter-Shea-ebook/dp/B00PDJV156/

Samhain Horror:
https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5298/island-of-the-forbidden

Island of the Forbidden Synopsis

Sometimes, the dead are best left in peace.

Jessica Backman has been called to help a strange family living on a haunted island in Charleston Harbor. Ormsby Island was the site of a brutal massacre two decades ago, and now the mysterious Harper family needs someone to exorcise the ghosts that still call it home. The phantoms of over one hundred children cannot rest.

But something far more insidious is living on the island. When the living and the dead guard their true intentions, how can Jessica discover just what sort of evil lurks on Ormsby Island? And why is Jessica the only one who can plumb its dark depths?

Take a Chilling Walk Down EXORCIST ROAD

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Whoa! I just finished reading Jonathan Janz’s latest book, a novella called EXORCIST ROAD. If you want a book that will scare the living daylights out of you this #Horrortober, this is the one to do it. A possessed boy may also be a maniac known as The Sweet Sixteen Killer. The addition of the serial killer mystery thrown into the wild mix of a night battling demonic forces makes this one of Janz’s best. Serioulsy, download this to your e-reader now. You can thank me later.

The Bleeding House & The Vagrants – #Horrortober Reviews

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Bleeding House

Aaaarrrrgggghhh! Hunter checking in. So far, I’ve watched 14 horror flicks this month and have read half the books on my #Horrortober reading list. Well, well, well, I found this little gem from 2011 on Netflix last night. A very well-crafted indie horror flick about a family with a strange past who takes in a kind gentlemanly stranger. What ensues may be a bit predictable, but it’s so well acted and lovingly shot, you’ll fall in love with this murderous little tale.

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It’s no secret that I think Brian Moreland is one of the best new horror writers on the planet. And he’s an ultra cool dude. It was so hard holding myself back from reading his lastest novella, THE VAGRANTS, until this month. When a writer stumbles upon a charismatic cult leader amassing the homeless across the country, very bad things are bound to follow. THE VAGRANTS is gripping reading that will make you fear subway tunnels and abandoned houses! A must read for the Halloween season!

Apartment 7C and +1

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Just finished reading David Bernstein’s APARTMENT 7C. Once again, he has scored another winner. In this novella, find out what happens when an octogenarian has had enough with the abusive cop who lives next door. I actually wanted to cheer out loud at parts of the book. A perfect book for Horrortober!

I watched a cool little flick called +1. Netflix categorized it under horror, but it’s really a scifi movie. Think PROJECT X crossed with INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. Lots o boobs at a crazy ass house party and a plot that keeps you guessing. The pool house scene at the end makes the trip worth it.

Make Way for Doctor Sleep

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When Stephen King announced he was going to release a sequel to his masterpiece, The Shining, we here at Monster Men HQ were skeptical. What were the odds that a book about a middle-aged Danny Torrance could hold our attention and scare the pants off us?

Well, there’s a damn good reason why Stephen King is called a Horror Master. It took guts to even attempt making a sequel, and talent to craft a story so spellbinding. Find out more in our latest episode and pick up your copy.

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The Cursed Man Meets The Monster Men: Keith Rommel Interview

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The Monster Men are very happy to present an interview with author Keith Rommel. This was one of our favorite episodes we have ever recorded. We are sure you’re going to enjoy it.

Keith is the author of THE CURSED MAN, an incredibly original, creepy and entertaining book that is also currently in production as a movie. It’s a great read. This, along with his other books, THE LURKING MAN and the upcoming THE SINFUL MAN, are part of his Thanatology Series. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines Thanatology as “the description or study of death and dying and the psychological mechanisms of dealing with them.” That should set the stage for you.

Here’s the description for THE CURSED MAN:

 Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him.  A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

 With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death’s preferential treatment.

 But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings.  When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman.

Keith is a fantastic author and a person to keep your eye on. His work is turning a lot of heads and is being described as being in the spirit of Stephen King. High praise indeed.

Keith is also great guy and has absolutely cemented his place as a Monster Man. As you watch this interview, you can’t help but like him. He’s friendly, entertaining and quite candid. We learned the stories behind his books as well as what it’s like to have one of your novels made into a film. It is fascinating. We also partake in some great horror movie and TV talk, as is par for the course on the Monster Men video podcast.

For all things Keith Rommel, visit his website at http://keithrommel.weebly.com and pick up his books on Amazon.

The Cursed Man: A Must Read!

The Cursed Man: A Must Read!

Look for The Cursed Man Movie in 2015

Look for The Cursed Man Movie in 2015

Monster Hunting with Lyle Blackburn

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This episode of Monster Men is such a big event, we had to present it in two parts. This time out we interview renowned monster hunter Lyle Blackburn, author of THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK and LIZARD MAN. His books are must reads for fans of cryptozoology, urban legends and monsters.

Lyle Blackburn Part 1: The Lizard Man

Lyle Blackburn Part 2: The Beast of Boggy Creek

In part one of our interview we focus on the Lizard Man, the mysterious monster of Bishopville, NC. Lyle investigated this case firsthand and his stories and accounts from actual witnesses will astound you. He’s got every angle covered and his book is fascinating.

In part two of our interview, we discuss Lyle’s true passion, the legendary Fouke Monster of Boggy Creek. Ever since Lyle saw the movie “The Legend of Boggy Creek” as a kid, he has been fascinated by this Bigfoot-like creature that lurked the very swamps near where his family would vacation. Now Lyle is a leading authority on this topic and his book, THE BEAST OF BOGGY CREEK, is the definitive source on the subject.

Naturally, it would not be an episode of Monster Men if we didn’t do a little movie and TV talk. We also discuss some of Lyle’s favorite horror movies, monsters and TV shows and find we have a lot in common with him. We also find out what it’s like to hang out with the guys from FINDING BIGFOOT.

We are sure you’re going to love this episode. We sure did. After the show, be sure to check out Lyle’s books. For all things Lyle Blackburn, you can visit his website at www.lyleblackburn.com

 

THE WAITING: A Ghost Story by Hunter Shea

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To celebrate the release of Hunter Shea’s new ghostly novella, we dedicate this episode of Monster Men to THE WAITING. Based on true events, Hunter has spun a masterpiece that is sure to keep you up at night with the lights on.

Here’s the description…

Clinging to life, haunted by the dead. 

Newlywed Cassandra Pagano lies in a state between life and death, her body fed and preserved by the machines at her side. While she struggles, unaware of the world around her, someone waits—a boy. A phantom that appears solid, real, alive. Cassandra’s husband, Brian, sees him in the house, by her bedside, running down darkened hallways. The boy walks without sound, whispers words that can’t be deciphered. 

Terror and tension are driving Brian to the breaking point. Why is the boy there, and what does he want with Cassandra…and her fading soul? 

Check out the show and then head over to Amazon and download your copy  of  THE WAITING for your Kindle or eReader.