by Lois H. Gresh (author of BLOOD AND ICE, a futuristic vampire thriller — January 2011)


In Romania, vampires were known as Strigoli, from the Roman word, strix, which referred to the screech owl. It was thought that the strix were demons. Of the various […]

Review: Last Man On Earth

Fans of survival fiction are quick to note the influence of Romero’s Night of the Living Dead on the survival fiction genre, both in film and literature, since its 1969 release. However, too often, many fans of the that release have not seen its predecessor, The Last Man On Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price and […]

Monsters and The Legal System

In America zombies have the right to protest. Yeah! According to ABC News, Minneapolis is paying $150,000 t0 settle a law suit against a group of zombies. Apparently a group of protesters dressed as the walking dead were arrested. The authorities believed they had weapons of mass destruction. Read the full story here. And here.


ESP: Reading the Future

Elder Signs Press will soon release a horror novel by New York Times best-selling author Lois Gresh. We thought people would enjoy a short Q&A .

ESP) The upcoming ESP novel, Blood And Ice is a vampire story, but these aren’t your Twilight vampires, are they? How are they different?

LG) The Blood and Ice […]

In The Batter’s Box

SQT, who runs the blog always has an interesting view of film and fiction. I asked her to take a look at the calendar and give me some of her predictions as to which of the upcoming genre films might fare well at the box office. Here is what she wrote me:


Movie Review: Let the Right One In

Genre: Horror

Rating: R for some bloody violence including disturbing images, brief nudity and language.

Feature Running Time: 115 minutes

Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson

Studio: EFTI

Whenever a film makes the leap across borders, fans have a right to be nervous. Was Point of No Return as good as the original Le Femme Nikita? […]

Book Review: The Girls with Games of Blood

The Girls with Games of Blood

By Alex Bledsoe

Tor /Trade Paperback, 304 pages

$14.99 US/$17.99 CAN

ISBN 978-0-7653-6161-5

Release date: July 2010

Alex Bledsoe’s 2009 novel Blood Groove is perhaps one of the most over-looked and most under-appreciated vampire novels of the last ten years. The sequel to that novel, The Girls with […]

DVD Review: Daybreakers

Genre: Horror

Rating: R for strong bloody violence, language and brief nudity

Feature Running Time: 98 minutes

Studio: Lionsgate

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Claudia Karvan

DVD Release Date: May 11, 2010

The fact that Daybreakers sped from theater screens to DVD release in four months should be enough to throw […]