August 2015

BryanFuller Hannibal Redefined How We Tell Stories on Television vulture.com/2015/08/hannib… via @vulture

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SeeingRed_book Great @nytimes article by Stephen King: Can a novelist be too prolific? modo.ly/1Kz8eYr pic.twitter.com/j2JGdkcTpD

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SimonSchusterCA 22 great pieces of advice from @StephenKing on how to be an amazing writer ow.ly/RlNEg via @businessinsider

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From the beginning, he was always exploring a ‘new nightmare.’ We’ve lost another auteur. @Screamqueenarmy @DreadCentral

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Elm Street is great, except it spawned the whole jokey “one liner before I kill you” trope which I now hate. @Screamqueenarmy @DreadCentral

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Only three Craven films on Netflix? Sounds more like Notflix. Same sitch w/Amazon Prime. Poor sample. @Screamqueenarmy @DreadCentral

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“Don’t bury me… I’m not dead!” — Long live Wes Craven’s Serpent and the Rainbow. @Screamqueenarmy @DreadCentral

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Horrorlitchica More Popular Uncanny: lostateminor.com/2015/08/27/lid…

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CFP, Collection of Essays on Race, Gender, and Sexuality in The Walking Dead, abstracts due Jan. 11, 2016 networks.h-net.org/node/13784/dis…

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Sing up for The Winchester Mystery House Writers Retreat on @Indiegogo igg.me/p/1366515/twtr

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Chauncey can’t stay behind the lines / with the fleshy peach crayons / softening in his grip / as he scribbles / the anatomy coloring book

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DaleElster Winchester Mystery House Retreat! Editor RJ Cavender does a NICE job with these retreats - wish I could go!
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Dark_Regions_Pr I AM THE ABYSS features new novellas by @LairdBarron, @auntbeast, @Punktowner, @ememess, @KealanBurke and five more: kickstarter.com/projects/chris…

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That’s a great article by @ChuckWendig! You’re not disease-free, @LuminousLuke but none of us are. We’re always rookies to a new project.

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BluGilliand Chris Morey from @Dark_Regions_Pr talks to @CemeteryDance Online about kickstarting the ABYSS: tinyurl.com/pkdj5q5

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io9 Oh god, spiders are using textspeak now on.io9.com/Qu2jdOw pic.twitter.com/2JJOuUjIfU

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Always nice to see a new review of an older book! Lurid Lit on Freakcidents: a “watershed moment for horror poetry” lurid-lit.com/2015/08/book-r…

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Ready Set Go Kill a Mockingbird.

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Newsflash #2: Arnzen will teach the art of “Making the Reader Squirm” at StokerCon May 2016 — see… fb.me/6NEUS7ECe

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Wonderful — look into StokerCon! If the link isn’t working, it’s at: stokercon2016.org There’s also a group on Facebook. @David_JWest

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Writers: Get help “Making the Reader Squirm” at StokerCon 2016! @RenaMason88 @StokerCon2016

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Many thanks, Chris! Lovin’ all those Tiny Terrors from Dark Fuse …the tinier, the more terrifying, I say. @CKosarich @darkfuse

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This antho from @JournalStone looks cool: Surreal Worlds by Sean Leonard amzn.to/1hZeJbX via @amazon

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“The power of Christ compels you!” the exorcist snarled. The demon girl writhed. I couldn’t watch. I stabbed him. @darkfuse

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Gracias. Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels…the monsters. @robert_wthomson @TheBehrg

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Dark_Regions_Pr The countdown begins… darkregions.com/books/i-am-the…

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That would explain all the heavy breathing. Darth Vapor’s suit is the best electrolarynx in the universe. @johnhornor

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robert_wthomson Can you imagine life without the horror genre? There would be no monsters. Only assholes. — Michael A. Arnzen

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Newsflash: Arnzen will be a guest at The Winchester Mystery House Writers Retreat in Aug 2016! Early birds… fb.me/40rVyNXkA

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The famous end credit of Rockford, more, was based on this move by the late @stephenjcannell en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_J… pic.twitter.com/R0I0s5iS8S

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gerrycanavan Last reminder! SFFTV Special Issue CFP: “STAR TREK at 50” gerrycanavan.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/sff…

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mcbrittany2014 Space Horror Films: SHF.2015.08.17.3 Reminder: Abstracts Due August 25… spacehorrorfilms.blogspot.com/2015/08/shf201…

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goldengateblond Jim Cramer’s not handling very well, you guys. pic.twitter.com/8QPACUmp6k

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pdacosta Funny to call it when entire market is in the red.

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archangelcrew in the Spider Chair. pic.twitter.com/a2F2RGmppU

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sblackmoore Scorpio: You will be responsible for wiping out an entire race of beings just on the verge of sentience when you finally wash your jeans.

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We all have to also be on the lookout for things like this with ebooks: Kindle Counterfeiters johndopp.com/writers/kindle… @heidirubymiller

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Weird! I wonder if they based that price based on weight?! In gold, it would be priced at 5 million. :-) @heidirubymiller

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scalzi This one will pop a few heads right off: Diversity wins as the Sad Puppies lose at the Hugo awards gu.com/p/4bmnm/stw

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Iron Maiden dedicates new song to Robin Williams ew.com/article/2015/0… via @EW <— “The NaNooper”?

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There are no calendars or watches on the Isle of Sabbaticus. Beer and ice cream flow from fountains and the sky is a TV screen. @ewazoo23

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Found this of interest when researching fear/trauma responses: not just fight vs. flight, but also freeze and fawn: pete-walker.com/codependencyFa…

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RenaMason88 Writers Retreat 8/11-13/2016! Join the dark side. We’ll have flashlights, and cookies! indiegogo.com/projects/the-w… pic.twitter.com/FLVDcUCku6

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Like a Monday… on Venus! One day is 243 earth days there. :-) I want to take a Venusian sabbatical. universetoday.com/47898/length-o… @JCSasmor

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Take your monthly calendar. Reshape it into a conic projection. Your weekends just got longer. progonos.com/furuti/MapProj…

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Joelenbach How many people had to die so you can enjoy your blood oranges?

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CemeteryDance Our new monthly column on wisdom, spirituality & life lessons found in @StephenKing’s books: bit.ly/1WJx7p6 pic.twitter.com/bKc5sbjTx0

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washingtonpost In Banksy’s new Disney-spoofing “Dismaland,” your screams will come true wapo.st/1JrNQYu

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I’m not entirely sure what’s going on here, but you might have me confused with someone named Michael Frost. @nickwashere1976 @BrianKeene

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nytimesbooks Its colors are dull and it teaches an important lesson: The Very Bad Picture Book, a new sketchbook by Grant Snider: nyti.ms/1JqFWOR

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I will not eat Soylent Green Eggs and Ham. I will not eat human, I am.

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We will now be showing our video presentation of Crash. Now sit back and enjoy our nonstop, never-ending flight.

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The flight attendants will be passing around the cabin to offer you their complimentary last rites. For a fee.

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“Flight attendants, prepare to take-off your skin.”

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Tampering with, disabling, or destroying the lie detectors in the lavatories is prohibited by law.

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All electronic devices must be off while the seat belt sign is on, including mp3 players, laptops and pacemakers.

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Your seat bottom cushion can be used as a flotation device or a smothering pillow for the floater beside you.

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To start the flow of oxygen, place the hockey mask firmly over your nose and mouth and scream.

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Please take a moment to locate the nearest emergency exit. In some cases, this may be directly beneath your seat.

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To fasten your seat belt, spool the metal fittings through your nasal cavity and tighten by pulling the strap

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wickerkat Congratulations, @paulGtremblay on the SK love. Great book, with an epic tweet from the King of horror. twitter.com/StephenKing/st…

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SCREAMBOXTV Lotion not included - The Creepy House From Silence of the Lambs Is Up for Sale - ow.ly/RakwF pic.twitter.com/lYVRSRfHhW

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Congrats on your story in Under the Bed horror mag @CoreyNilesSHU amzn.to/1U0sdju via @amazon

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Love the premise @g_so! Will try to get you something once I meet a few deadlines. 3 mins is perfect for !

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paulaguran YEAR’S BESTS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: paulaguran.com/calls-for-subm… pic.twitter.com/06Qkte8fia

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sixth_formpoet The easiest way to start your own fight club is to tell First Rule Of Fight Club jokes over and over again until people start hitting you.

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Hope you get some fun Cthulhu readings @lossrockhart - Here’s something silly I had my kindle do once: soundcloud.com/arnzen/the-kin…

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wickerkat Laird Barron’s THE BEAUTIFUL THING THAT AWAITS US ALL for $1.99? YES, please. Such a strong, original voice. Pick… fb.me/7wJTw88Pf

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See BE Burkhead and JL Gribble @hannaedits from Raw Dog Screaming Press @RDSPress at @MorgantownPoets tomorrow… fb.me/2581E60sv

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BNBuzz HEY STUDENTS! Decorate your textbook for a chance to win a $250 B&N gift card because we <3 you. Here’s how to play: oak.ctx.ly/r/3k5un

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TachyonPub .@joelansdale delivers an original tale for the forthcoming HAP AND LEONARD - tmblr.co/ZJ9b5s1sHh58A pic.twitter.com/p4Ir82NVNQ

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And here’s a link to the REAL Amityville theater! amityvillemagazine.com/content/when-w… The linked convo here brought back memories! @UntoldSciFi

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PublishersWkly HarperCollins UK to close Authonomy pw-ne.ws/f450a

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@_GreatName @LuminousLuke Yo Luke! I’m sneaking up on getting you what you’re waiting for. Sorry for the delays - hang tight!

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Next up: an alarm clock that snakes over to your pillow and whispers: “wake up.” (Metal plate in skull required). @mental_floss

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a) Think like a poet. b) Outline / know your ending before you begin, then surprise yourself along the way. c) Exploit POV. @MadeleineSwann

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(A personal favorite)

“dawning” : itchy scalp / the ants crawl out / wet to touch / drippy mulch / twilight darkens / brains brown rotten

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UndeadRat Come to Riffle Discussions to talk about the books in the ’10 Best Animal Horror Books’ list: bit.ly/1WzUvW4 pic.twitter.com/LLeYtHe2vz

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The Robots Are Winning! by Daniel Mendelsohn nybooks.com/articles/archi… via @nybooks

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The Best of Horror Library is getting great reviews from readers! Stories worth your time: amzn.to/1UKInQd via @amazon

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Right on — a new poetry book coming from @Betts_Matt ! twitter.com/JustAfterSunse…

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VikingBooks robots. But what role will humans play?
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FUME_FILMS British short THE STOMACH has won 21 awards 12 months and is now on iTunes: apple.co/1IBnrTc @AOTDBlog pic.twitter.com/eo9GHz5Wky

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Tip: set Diabolique Strategies to your browser start page — it’ll surprise you w/some new idea every time diaboliquestrategies.com

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TheAVClub The age of anthology: Why the Ryan Murphy model is taking over television avc.lu/1J1wYaB pic.twitter.com/Az2GD7UAx0

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Joe-la continues to rock her daily challenge with a Swiftian tale in “Dinner with a Dead Man” @ThePetulantMuse

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So deserving… your book on THEY LIVE is fantastic. twitter.com/DHarlanWilson/…

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Carrie II: The Second Republican National Convention.

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@eyesliketwenty Don’t eat for an hour before swimming! :-)

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MorgantownPoets 4th Annual Raw Dog Screaming Press Event w/ @RDSPress, J.L. Gribble, & B.E. Burkhead, 8/20 7-9pm at @monartscenter, downtown Morgantown.

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@eyesliketwenty @RDSPress Love it! Will add to the gallery on flickr tonight. Enjoyed seeing you at the Rickert reading!

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arnzen Colleagues in teaching of writing, film studies, criticism and horror studies: join me on @academia : setonhill.academia.edu/MichaelArnzen

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TheAtlantic From our September issue: Why can’t today’s college students take a joke? theatln.tc/1UvdA9V pic.twitter.com/6GlIx0UjR1

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See some of yinz 2pm at @Rickert_Beagle at my reading w/@JustAfterSunset rickertandbeaglebooks.com/2015/08/stepha… There will be clown blood.

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HorrorRealmCon Meet Bram Stoker Award winning author @MikeArnzen at @Rickert_Beagle books tomorrow at 2 PM! twitter.com/MikeArnzen/sta…

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Come see me and Stephanie Wytovich reading tomorrow (8.8, 2pm) at Rickert & Beagle Books . Clown poetry slam and… fb.me/7I4lF51Jw

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Greg: Persist! These books might help: Many Genres, One Craft; Horror 101; Instigation: Creative Prompts on the Dark Side @GMKemp

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The scariest horror movie poster with a hand as its main feature - imdb.com/poll/iOHmgcSCe…

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GeneralMills Blippar technology brings the Monsters to life bit.ly/1VZlz0J pic.twitter.com/1KgHwRPwxV

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HELLO! This is pretty funny. And . From @BoingBoing Robert freaks out drive thru: boingboing.net/2015/08/04/wat… twitter.com/BoingBoing/sta…

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What are the creepiest occupations? This study rates writers in 11th place. Clowns are #1. Writing Clowns like… fb.me/4m884x1qD

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advanyoung I covered the 2015 World Horror Convention for @VICE magazine. vice.com/read/horror-is…

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Looks like something all those considering their first tat need to read! And I agree w/the commenter — great writing. @MarkHennion

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BlackLawrence We’re super psyched cause Callista Buchen’s THE BLOODY PLANET is now available for pre-order through the BLP website! tinyurl.com/olwhb3l

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Video: Extra Credits - Shiver with Anticipation - How Horror Games Create Tension tmblr.co/ZgGSZr1r44-gI

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The pedal is to the metal this month on my revisions of The Popular Uncanny. In the mean time, here’s an update… fb.me/7qcl0KrQy

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As Ramsay himself might scream: “RAW!!”” Good stuff w/the gross-out prompt. @ThePetulantMuse

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The Clone Chores — aka Return of the Maytag Men: new post in The Popular Uncanny: gorelets.com/uncanny/advert…

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Selected poems from
The Nest appear in:

cover for The Gorelets Omnibus by Michael Arnzen