Friday, November 25, 2016

When Animals Attack | Cover Reveal

nature strikes back movies

I'm thrilled to reveal the cover of my new release When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals. The design is by Gilles Vranckx who also made the covers for Avalon, Next to Her, and GPS with Benefits.


The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killer animals and “nature strikes back” movies.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, elephants, frogs, cats, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book.

Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favorite “animals attack” films through in-depth essays. Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement.


Seventy leading horror authors, bloggers, and filmmakers have contributed to the book. To name a few: Paul Kane, Alex J. Cavanaugh, Christine Rains, Jonas Govaerts, Aaron Christensen, Warren Fahy, Matthew House, Stuart R. West, Kate Larkindale, Doug Lamoreux, Michael McCarty, Mark McLaughlin, Beverly Gray, Chris Hewson, and many others.


Did you notice that Avalon graces the cover?


Add When Animals Attack to your "to read" list on GoodReads.


When Animals Attack can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon FR, and many others.


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Let me know what you think of the cover in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #WhenAnimalsAttack. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

K-Shop Q&A

Tonight I'll be hosting a Q&A for the movie K-Shop at the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival. My guests are Dan Pringle (director), Adam J. Merrifield (producer), and Ziad Abaza (actor).

The screening of K-Shop takes place at Cine Liberty at 10 pm, and the Q&A is right after the film. I hope to see many of you there.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Exploring Brussels with Books

Travel blogger Ingrid Dendievel from Road Tripping Europe photographed Avalon and Drowned Sorrow against the backdrop of famous Brussels' attractions. Here are some of her pictures. To see the full, original post, visit: Exploring Brussels with a Horror Writer. Enjoy!

brussels monument everard 't serclaes
monument everard serclaes brussels

The "Monument aan Everard 't Serclaes" sits near the Grande Place. Legend has it that when you rub the statue, it will bring you good luck.

sint katelijneplein brussels

Sint-Katelijneplein is one of Ingrid's favorite places in Brussels. It's also where the yearly Christmas market takes place.

brussels manneken pis
brussels beehouwersstraat restaurants
brussels beehouwersstraat

The restaurants of the Beenhouwersstraat draw many tourists... and cats.

brussels grasmarkt charles buls

The Grasmarkt is a small square near La Grande Place. The statue of Charles Bules turned out to be a nice resting place for Avalon.

tropismes brussels

Ingrid describes the bookshop Tropismes as "a bookshop with grandeur," as the ceiling is a work of art. Can you spot Avalon in the selection of books?

brussels le cerceuil
le cerceuil brussels

Le Cerceuil is French for The Coffin. It's a dark café where you sit around coffins and drink beer and cocktails out of skulls. A perfect place to photograph a supernatural thriller such as Drowned Sorrow.

Have you ever explored Brussels? What are your favorite places and attractions?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween horror stories

halloween horror verhalen

Hi, everyone!

Any readers from Belgium or the Netherlands here?

One of my short stories, 9, has been included in the Dutch anthology Halloween Horror Verhalen, published by Luitingh Sijthoff. It's a collection of 13 different horror stories, perfect for Halloween. Some of the other writers include Barend de Voogd, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Martijn Lindeboom, and many others.

Pre-order Halloween Horror Verhalen at, Amazon UK, or Amazon FR.

halloween horror stories

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Signing session at the BUT film & music fair

film and music fair signing session

Saturday the 3rd of September, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm, I'll be signing copies of my books Avalon and Drowned Sorrow at the BUT Film and Music Fair in Breda, the Netherlands. I'll be accompanied by several other awesome guests.

Let me introduce them:

Enzo Castellari knows how to make a masterpiece with a small budget. He is mostly known for the films Inglorious Bastards, Keoma, 1990: The Bronx Warriors and Cold Eyes of Fear.

Julia Ostertag - who won at several film festivals, will have her world premiere at the BUTFF with the film film Dark Circus. Julia is a director, cinematographer, editor en and has her own 'one-woman film production company'. She is known for her experimental films and focusses on subcultures, music, alternative lifestyles, and female sexuality.

Johan Vandewoestijne aka James Desert, a cult filmmaker from Belgium, is not afraid of some controversy. Best known for his films Lucker the Necrophagous and Rabid Grannies. He is back with his highly anticipated flick Laundry Man.

Kasper Juhl got his first camera at the age of eight and has since been passionate about making films. He is known as the founder of the controversial independent film company Hellbound Productions, where he has directed, written and produced several horror films. In 2013 he went to The European Film College. He has since written and directed the feature film Gudsforladt (english title: A God Without A Universe) which premiered last year on CPH:PIX film festival and won the Best Feature award at last year's BUT Film Festival.

About eight years ago, Jeroen Bijl started his YouTube channel Horrible Reviews. This channel is mostly dedicated to reviewing all kinds of B-horror, exploitation and cult cinema. Now, the channel has over 100,000 subscribers, and he keeps providing the viewers with both obscure and some more well-known movies and filmmakers in a both entertaining and informative manner.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

BUT Film Festival

BUT film festival 2016

Hi, everyone!

I've been selected as one of this year's jury members of BUT, a b-movie underground and trash film festival in Breda. The film festival will take place between August 31st and September 4th, 2016. Do you live in or close to the Netherlands? Then come by to say hi.

See you there!