1984 Publishing, the same company to give us Michael Gingold’s Ad Nausem, Aaron Lupton & Jeff Szpirglas’ Blood on Black Wax, and Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin, now brings you the book spilling on the guts on Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead, in Clark Collis’ You’ve Got Red on You: How Shaun of the Dead Was Brought to Life.
This 424 page book will tell the how a group of friends got together and decided to make a horror/comedy/zombie film that broke records around the world. The book includes in-depth interviews with director Edgar Wright, producer Nira Park, and cast members Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Bill Nighy, Lucy Davis, and even Coldplay singer Chris Martin, as well as storyboards, rare behind-the-scenes photos, with over 70 black and white images.
Pre-order price is only $25 and I believe comes with a signed bookplate by the author, and due to ship out this October. For all the details, head over to their website HERE, and even follow them on Facebook HERE,
We may have just set a record with this year’s Turkey Day, at least when it comes to attendance. Once again, with the pandemic raging on, we were force to hold our Turkey Day marathon online, through a streaming service. This time though, we opened it up to everyone if they wanted to join in. And I think we had around 20+ people in the screening throughout most of the day. So for that, I think it was a great success. We did have a few glitches in the beginning, but thankfully my technical staff (aka Jason Coffman) was able to help me fix the problem and from there on went on with very little issues. Continue reading →
While I continue my quest to add more books to my personal library that I’ll ever be able to read in my lifetime, I thought I would give a little shout out to a few titles that are currently sitting in my Want List on Amazon. I don’t have any of these yet (key word…yet) so all I know about them is what I’ve read on the Amazon description. But they do sound pretty interesting, and I know that I intend to pick them up at some point. While I’m in the middle of reading 3 different books right now, and have a few piled up that I still need to find room in the bookshelves for, it might be a bit.
Who am I kidding, I’ll probably order them next payday!
I’ll list this these alphabetically so it doesn’t look like I’m playing any favoritism!
Ad Nauseam By Michael Gingold
Any horror fan worth their weight in magazines knows Gingold from his decades working for Fangoria magazine, but has been keeping himself quite busy since those days. His book The Frightfest Guide to Monster Movies is just awesome and is simply a must. But his new book is something that older fans will love paging through, as well as giving younger fans a look into the past. In his youth, Gingold would cut out the ads for horror films, the bigger named ones as well as the smaller titles that snuck out. This book is a walk through the 1980’s in a year-by-year guide to Gingold’s archive, featuring more than 450 ads. Remember folks, years before the internet, this is how we found out movies that were playing so these ads had the tough job of capturing the attention of the person paging through the newspaper and make them want to rush out to see this movie. And more times than not, at least for us horror fans, it worked.
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