5 reasons why zombies (still) scare the heck out of me

I’ve just posted my first entry over at Babel Clash – the Borders Scifi blog. It’s about zombies (wouldn’t you know) and why they scare me as much today as they did 25+ years ago when I first watched Night of the Living Dead. Please click here to check it out, and feel free to add to the conversation – it would be great to hear what you think it is about zombies that scares the heck out of so many of us. While you’re there, check out Jonathan Maberry’s post from yesterday about the horror books and movies which have inspired him.

It’s been a busy day today. I’m working flat out on AUTUMN: AFTERMATH right now, but I took time out this afternoon to speak to Ian Berriman from SFX magazine. Ian interviewed me for their forthcoming zombie special (on sale in September). I’ll tell you more about that nearer the time. I think you’ll like what they’ve got planned…

Issue 5 of Scream MagazineAnd in other news, the postman delivered issue #5 of SCREAM magazine (with some great features including interviews with Doug Bradley – Pin Head from Hellraiser, and Frank Henenlotter – director of Basket Case, Frankenhooker and various other cult movies I loved watching on VHS back in the day).

And finally, this morning I was asked to blurb the final volume in a hugely popular trilogy of zombie novels. It’s a book many of us thought might never see the light of day, and one I know many of you are looking forward to. Can’t wait to get into that!

Please check out the Babel Clash blog, and come back here tomorrow when another free AUTUMN short will be going online.

Blogging at Babel Clash – the Borders Sci-fi Blog

Just a quick post to let you know that Jonathan Maberry and I will be blogging over at Babel Clash – the Borders Sci-fi Blog – for two weeks from 21 June. I’m sure we’ll both find plenty to talk about – zombies, classic horror, our past and upcoming books… it should be a blast.

You can find the blog at bordersblog.com/scifi/ and you can follow Babel Clash on Twitter here. Please come and join us!