"Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one..." because they were zombies?! That's author C.A. Verstraete's proposition in the horror novel Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter. Also in today's Highlights: new promos for American Horror Story Season 6, Satanic Panic release details, and info on the world debut of Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse.
Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter Book Release Details & Cover Art: On September 13th, C.A. Verstraete's Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter will be released in paperback and on Kindle.
"Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an ax and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy, and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.
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Watch New American Horror Story Season 6 Promos: American Horror Story's sixth season premieres on Wednesday, September 14th. The official synopsis of the new season has yet to be revealed, but these new teasers shed a spotlight on potential horrors to come, although the wide variety of these promo videos only adds to the intriguing mystery surrounding season six.
We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details concerning the new season of Ryan Murphy's anthology series. What do you hope to see in the show's sixth season?
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Satanic Panic Release Details & Cover Art: "In the 1980's, it seemed impossible to escape Satan's supposed influence. Everywhere you turned, there were warnings about a widespread evil conspiracy to indoctrinate the vulnerable through the media they consumed. This percolating cultural hysteria, now known as the "Satanic Panic," not only sought to convince us of devils lurking behind the dials of our TVs and radios and the hell fire that awaited on book and video store shelves, it also created its own fascinating cultural legacy of Satan-battling VHS tapes, audio cassettes and literature.
Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s offers an in-depth exploration of how a controversial culture war played out during the decade, from the publication of the memoir Michelle Remembers in 1980 to the end of the McMartin "Satanic Ritual Abuse" Trial in 1990.
Satanic Panic features new essays and interviews by 20 writers who address the ways the widespread fear of a Satanic conspiracy was both illuminated and propagated through almost every pop culture pathway in the 1980s, from heavy metal music to Dungeons & Dragons role-playing games, Christian comics, direct-to-VHS scare films, pulp paperbacks, Saturday morning cartoons, TV talk shows and even home computers. The book also features case studies on Thee Temple of Psychick Youth and Long Island "acid king" killer Ricky Kasso. From con artists to pranksters and moralists to martyrs, the book captures the untold story of how the Satanic Panic was fought on the pop culture frontlines and the serious consequences it had for many involved.
"An often hilarious, sometimes terrifying view into the damage that can be caused when belief outweighs reason." - Daniel XIII, Famous Monsters of Filmland.
Pre-order, Images, etc: https://www.fabpress.com/satanicpanic.html
VICE interview with editors: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/is-satan-still-a-big-deal-in-2016
SATANIC PANIC features essays and interviews by authors and media critics including Adam Parfrey (Apocalypse Culture), Gavin Baddeley (The Gospel of Filth, Lucifer Rising: Sin, Devil Worship and Rock n' Roll), Liisa Ladouceur (Encyclopedia Gothica), David Flint (SHEER FILTH!), Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (Rape Revenge Films: A Critical Study), Adrian Mack (The Georgia Straight), Forrest Jackson (Cosmic Suicide: The Tragedy and Transcendence of Heaven's Gate), Alison Nastasi (Flavorwire), Leslie Hatton (Popshifter), David Canfield (Twitch), David Bertrand (Fangoria; Spectacular Optical), Alison Lang (Rue Morgue, Broken Pencil), Kevin L. Ferguson (Eighties People), Wm Conley (Deathwound), Kurt Halfyard (Twitch), Samm Deighan (Satanic Pandemonium), Stacey Rusnak (The Postnational Fantasy: Essays on Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics and Science Fiction), Ralph Elawani (C'est complet au royaume des morts), Gil Nault (Liturgie apocryphe), one-man band John Schooley and Joshua Benjamin Graham, alongside co-editors Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) and Paul Corupe (Canuxploitation). The book also features comic art by Rick Trembles (Motion Picture Purgatory) and original illustrations by Toronto artist Mike McDonnell."
Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse World Premiere Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Diani & Devine Productions is honored to announce the world premiere of their latest feature, Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, at the Austin Film Festival this October. The premier film festival recognizing writers' and filmmakers' contributions to film, television, and new media, AFF recently unveiled the first slate of films included in the 2016 lineup. Written by and starring Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine (The Selling, "Huck Finn [Robotic Edition]"), Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse is a catastrophic comedy about two struggling comedians who discover that surviving the end of the world is almost as difficult as surviving Hollywood.
Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, "Spin City"), Harry Groener ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Dear John), Arye Gross ("Castle"), Robert Pine ("CHiPs"), Armin Shimerman ("Star Trek: Deep Space 9," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie's), Amir Talai (Harold & Kumar, Kung Fu Panda), Janet Varney ("The Legend of Korra", "Burning Love," "Key and Peele") and Kirsten Vangsness ("Criminal Minds") round out the cast of this end of the world laugh riot.
Two comedians. One apocalypse. When all power and communication systems mysteriously shut off, down on their luck comedians Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine pack up their things and hit the road in search of a safe haven to wait out the possible extinction event. Accompanied by their trusty dog Watson and their miserable cat Mrs. Peel, the duo must struggle against the mundane realities of the collapse of civilization while retaining their decency and rationality as the rest of humanity starts getting really, really weird.
"We are thrilled to be making our world premiere at the Austin Film Festival," stated producer/actor Etta Devine. "We are excited to attend the festival and experience all that it has to offer, including Migas tacos, we can't forget the tacos."
Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine are award-winning filmmakers, actors, and writers. Their first film, The Selling, premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival, played at over 30 film festivals, was in the Top 10 of About.com's Best Horror Movies of 2012, and received rave reviews from The Huffington Post, Ain't It Cool News, and Filmthreat. Written by Diani, the duo produced and starred in the feature. In addition to Diani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse, the comedy pair has recently recorded voices for the popular cartoon "Bee and Puppycat.""