HorrorHound 2022: The Weekend They Returned

TALK ABOUT AN AMAZING weekend. HorrorHound 2022 in Cincinnati was outstanding. I have been to shows with more people (DragonCon, Wizard World) but never a show with more engaged people. Horror fans were glad to be back at their spring convention, and it showed. From the time HorrorHound opened on Friday afternoon until the last hour before it closed on Sunday, I was talking to people most of the day. It was my most successful…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week Three

21 Nights of Giallo - All The Colors Of The Dark

WELCOME TO WEEK THREE of 21 Nights of Giallo! Over the past 14 nights of reviews, I covered movies from Dario Argento, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Luciano Ercoli, Sergio Martino and more. I’ve been reviewing a classic Italian giallo film every night this month, as a fun lead-up to the March 22nd release of my 13th novel Five Deaths For Seven Songbirds. I love giallo films, and my novel is a homage to them… so…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week Two

21 Nights of Giallo - A Bay Of Blood

21 NIGHTS OF GIALLO continues with Week Two! I am reviewing a classic Italian giallo film every night in March, as a fun lead-up to the March 22nd release of my 13th novel Five Deaths For Seven Songbirds. I love giallo films, and my novel pays tribute to them… so I hope everyone who loves these movies like I do will check out the book. You can read last week’s film reviews, which covered films…

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21 Nights of Giallo: Week One

21 Nights of Giallo

A survey of some of the best classic giallo films from directors Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Umberto Lenzi and more! Week One features A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin, What Have You Done To Solange?, Death Laid an Egg, Puzzle, So Sweet…So Perverse, The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh and Deep Red.

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Goodbye 2021. Or really, Goodbye 2020 Part 2.

NOBODY IMAGINED TWO YEARS AGO that we’d spend the past 21 months wearing masks and closeting ourselves in our homes whenever possible to avoid a frequently deadly virus. Or that temporary telecommuting would turn into a permanent situation. It has for me… and I’m loving it (not a lot of upsides to a pandemic, but that’s been one for me!) Certainly when we began 2021, we all hoped to be “back to normal” with the…

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NEEDLES & SINS back in print!

Needles & Sins by John Everson

Happy to announce that my 3rd short fiction collection, Needles & Sins, is back in print in ebook and paperback! Originally published by Necro Publications back in 2007, this collection contains “Letting Go,” a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction, as well as five stories that appeared on the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology series’ Honorable Mention List: “Spirits Having Flown,” “The Beginning Was The End,” “The Strong Will Survive,” “Something…

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Psychedelic Furs: A View 38 Years On, From The Front Row

BACK AROUND 1983, my friend Erica, went away to college at University of Illinois and sent me back some tapes of cool bands she discovered there. One of them was labeled Psychedelic Furs Talk Talk Talk with the flipside being, what I thought for a long time was, US October. I fell in love with The Psychedelic Furs thanks to that tape, and quickly discovered their first self-titled disc and Todd Rundgren-produced personal favorite, Forever…

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Goodbye HAUNTER. Hello HAUNTER 2.0! And a Brewery-Pinball Roadtrip!

ON AUGUST 23, 2021, I traded in my 40th anniversary gray 2004 Mustang Convertible – HAUNTER – for a 2020 55th anniversary black Mustang Convertible. This was a difficult goodbye; the original HAUNTER has been with me 16.5 years — since before my son Shaun was born! Almost 1/3 of my life. I put 215,000 miles on that car and drove it to virtually every author event I’ve ever attended. It’s also in the background…

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Flashback Weekend 2021: The Weekend We Came Home.

IT WAS THE BEST! That’s really true of Flashback Weekend 2021 in so many ways.   It was a whirlwind of a weekend, and hands-down the best horror con I’ve had an author booth at over the past 10 years on multiple levels. After a two-year hiatus thanks to COVID, the fans and the dealers were all incredibly thankful and happy to be back, and that attitude permeated everything about the weekend. This was also the…

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FIVE DEATHS, DARK EROTIC covers revealed… and… how I spent my summer vacation not getting hit by a tornado.

THE BIG NEWS FOR THIS MONTH is that my 13th novel Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds has been put up for pre-sale on Amazon, B&N, Kobo etc. and the cover revealed. Click on the cover image to see a larger version! The release date for the book is the numerically perfect 2-22-22, so it’s still a ways off, but I can’t wait until it is finally available and people can read it. This book is…

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