Archive for February, 2010

Video: Yeti Appears in TV Commercial

Posted in Cryptozoology, Video with tags , , , , on February 28, 2010 by ghostradioworld

It seems we’re seeing more and more references to bigfoot and the yeti in popular culture.  As evidenced by the humorous use of the Yeti in this ad for the restaurant chain “Red Robin”:

Neal Adams to Draw Wolverine

Posted in Comics, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , on February 27, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to Bleeding Cool, Neal Adams has inked a deal to draw a Wolverine comic.  Adams has drawn for Marvel in the past, and even worked on the X-Men.  But it was before Wolverine was even created.  So this is big news:  A comic legend meets a legendary character … for the first time.

No notion of when this project is happening, as Adams is still busy with his return via the maxi-series Batman: Odyssey.

GHOST RADIO Contest Continues!

Posted in Books, Ghosts, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by ghostradioworld

The “Ghost Radio – Countdown to Paper”  event contest, celebrating the mass market paperback release of Leopoldo Gout’s hit horror novel Ghost Radio, continues.  We’ll be accepting entries till March 13, 2010.

This is your chance to win autographed copies of the book and other exciting prizes!

To find out how to enter click here.   And enter now.   It only takes a few seconds!

And, remember, all days of the event have contests.  So enter every one of them.  And increase your chances of winning!

Photos: First Images of Pegg and Serkis as BURKE AND HARE

Posted in Movies, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on February 25, 2010 by ghostradioworld

First images of actors Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis in John Landis’ return to horror comedy, Burke and Hare.  A film about the 19th century’s infamous grave robbers.

They look great don’t they?  Even Pegg checking his cell phone in the bottom shot doesn’t spoil the Victorian effect.

Video: ELM STREET TV Spots – Remake vs. Original

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Check out these brand new TV spots for the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street:

Now let’s fire up the wayback machine and take a look at the TV spots for the original film:

Obviously, the new ones are slicker.  But those original ads are much scarier.

GHOST RADIO Paperback Hits Store Shelves Today!

Posted in Books, Ghosts, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by ghostradioworld

The mass market paperback release of Leopoldo’s Gout’s novel Ghost Radio hits store shelves today.

This, the official blog for the novel, has been celebrating this release with a series of special posts and daily contests, featuring the chance to win autographed copies of the book and other exciting prizes!  The contests will be open till March 13, 2010.  So there’s still time to enter.

To find out how to enter click here.

So click on that link and enter now!  It only takes a few seconds.

And if you’ve never heard about the novel before, here’s some of the rave reviews it’s already received:

“Ghost Radio reminded me of early Stephen King — Carrie and Pet Sematary and The Dead Zone. The story sticks with you long after you’ve finished the final page.”

– James Patterson

“A first novel that moves with deserved confidence into Stephen King territory … Palpable, almost visible cross-cultural creepiness that never lets up: very smart thrills.”

– Kirkus Reviews

“A deliciously creepy yarn … Gout’s fusion of radio-show culture and paranormal occurrences produces a winning compound.”

–  Booklist

“A thrilling literary and visual experience, this contemporary ghost story set in Mexico is a fast-moving and enjoyable read. The story and writing style recall early Stephen King and Joe Hill’s Heart-Shaped Box.”

– Library Journal

Doc Savage Movie On Again!

Posted in Books, Comics, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by ghostradioworld

According to Variety:

Columbia Pictures is set to return to the Bronze Age.

Studio is bringing Doc Savage — known as the Man of Bronze and hero of pulp novels, films and comicbooks — back to the bigscreen.

Now here’s the real good news:

Shane Black is attached to direct the film from a screenplay he is penning with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. Neal Moritz (“Fast and Furious”) will produce through his Sony-based Original Film banner.

Shane Black

Black, for those who don’t know, is an icon in the Screenwriting community for his impressive scripts all sold on spec.  Notably Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight.  He also directed one of the best films of the decade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from his own script.  Bargorozzi and Mondry are friends of Black’s.  Neither have previous screenwriting credits.  It’s nice to have friends.

And from interviews we know that Black is a fan of the pulp fiction era which gave birth to “Doc Savage”.  For fans of the pulp icon, this is very good news.

Let’s hope this version of the project actually gets made!

New NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET One-Sheet

Posted in Art, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by ghostradioworld

We’re not over the moon about this remake.  But the casting of Jackie Earle Haley has us curious.  And we’re rather taken with this poster image.

Photos: BURKE AND HARE Set Pix!

Posted in Movies, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by ghostradioworld

John Landis’ return to comedy horror “Burke and Hare” begins shooting in Edinburgh.  And we’re bringing you some set photos.  The film will take a comic look at the infamous 19th century grave robbers.  The film stars Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis.

Click on any of the images for a larger view.

COUNTDOWN TO PAPER: DAY 10

Posted in Books, Countdown to Paper, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Welcome to Day 1O the final day of the “Ghost Radio: Countdown to Paper” event! Our celebration of the mass market paperback release of Leopoldo Gout’s hit horror novel Ghost Radio. And make sure to read to the bottom of the post for a chance to win some exciting PRIZES!

In less than 24 hours, the paperback hits store shelves!  This ends a journey that began years ago, when I presented a proposal to Harper Collins for a potential graphic novel, and they said:  Why don’t you write it as a novel!

Many sleepless nights later, the novel hit stores shelves as a hardback in October 2008.   It received great reviews from both major and minor reviewers.  These rave reviews exceeded my wildest expectations.   Now a year and a bit later, the mass market paperback release is a about to be reality.  I’ve always felt that it was in its mass market paperback edition that Ghost Radio would find its real readers.  People who don’t necessarily follow the publishing industry, nor are first on board to snag hardbacks.  Just people who love horror novels, and pick up any new paperback that strikes their fancy.  This book is for them.

But just because its US publishing releases have ended doesn’t mean it’s the end for Ghost Radio.  The blog, which has been hugely successful, will continue.  And the future of the novel remains bright.  Chances of a movie version remain very much alive.  We will report on that front as it progresses.  And editions in new countries continue to appear, such as the recent release in Korea.

And, more important than that, the novel is still alive.  Every time a new reader cracks the spine on a copy of Ghost Radio the book has a rebirth,  opening its world to a new pair of eyes, telling its story anew.  For books are always alive.  We only have to open them to find out.

And if you’re one of those people who’s yet to experience Ghost Radio, please enter today’s contest, or any of the contest held throughout this event. Winners will receive autograph copies of the book as well as other exciting prizes! The contests will be open till March 13, 2010.  So there’s still plenty of time to enter.

So I wish to thank everyone who’s followed this event.  And hope you continue to return to the blog for our daily news on Ghost Radio, horror movies, comics, books, video games,  television and other news items from the world of the fantastic and the  paranormal.  You’ve made this site and this book a big success.  And I can’t thank you enough.

CONTEST INFORMATION!

Each day of this event we offer the chance to win prizes. Every winner will receive autographed copies of both the hardback and paperback editions of Ghost Radio. But they will also receive a special bonus surprise tied to the day’s theme. This could be additional books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, or maybe something even more exciting. So what are you waiting for? Enter today’s contest now.

Here’s all you need to do to enter today’s contest:

Just send an email to ghostradioinfo@gmail.com, and put “COUNTDOWN TO PAPER – DAY 10” in the subject line, and “Ghost Radio” in the body of the email. Or just use the contact form below:

This contest closes on March 13, 2010. Winners will be chosen at random, and notified the following week.

If you’ve missed any of the COUNTDOWN TO PAPER event you can catch up here.

Every day has contests!  So increase your chances of winning by enter everyone of them!

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