Posts Tagged ‘Esmonde’

  Its that time again, 2015 is coming to a close. I’m sure Shakin Stevens, Slade and Wizard are selling records (downloads) and DVD sales of likes of Gremlins, Die Hard, Trading Places and Home Alone increase..

I’d like to thank you for your patronage, I take your support very seriously. Readers will be glad to know that at last Darkest Moons will be released (yes really!) I’ve poured in a lot of detail when crafting this novel, from the storyline and research, to exterior artwork. I hope you will enjoy.

This year I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of my early day heroes. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with Carl Weathers, Jenette Goldstein and her husband (also called Aaron) and my hero George A. Romero and his wife. After James Herbert (R.I.P) and George I think the only idol I’ve left on my list is Schwarzenegger.

As well continuing to support a diverse handful of indie film projects, as well as the day job and writing reviews for @BCRising  (I’ve seen alot of screeners this year) surreally I’ve found myself busy pitching ideas to SkyDance, NBC/Universal and Sony. I’m a little fish in a very big and experienced pond. So like all projects I won’t hold my breath. I simply don’t have time to travel in the ‘required’ circles. The NBC project has been particularly exciting but getting the right forum has proved challenging.

I want you to feel a part of my work as well. While I’m on Facebook and Twitter, the best way to reach me and get a personal response is via my website that includes any business or option queries.

Have a great seasonal time and I hope 2016 fulfils your dreams! Believe in yourself and keep plugging. A big thumbs up to you all.

A

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With the flooding of the vampire market I’ve unjustly neglected my own enigmatic, gothic and blood soaked vampire book Blood Hunger.

So what’s it about?

An explorer makes a discovery in Romania, dubbed the ‘Ice Prince’ find it is

Blood Hunger film style poster

significant enough to put him and his girlfriend Lucia Ferrara in the media spotlight. Iliana and her sister’s journey to the United Kingdom, news that the ‘Ice Prince’ had been discovered ceases their many years of blood abstinence and they unleash a bloodthirsty terror on humankind leaving a trail of death from London to the Welsh countryside.

From the fall of the vampire and the Dracul brothers in medieval Europe to their return in the present day. Prepare yourself, their first bite will be your last!

Blood Hunger is  definitive and fresh reinvention of the vampire legend. Inspired by the spirit of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella ‘Carmilla’, ‘Hammer Horror’s’ film series and cult horror ‘The Hunger’.

Out now on paperback and ebook. Watch the trailer here:

Let I be said that after horror and films I love Christmas and the holiday season, if it’s done right you too can feel like Cliff Richard, Shakin Stevens, Slade and Wizard in one giant snowball eggnog. Ah – it’s like a Fairy Tale in New York.

‘Tis the season to be jolly – when fathers get killed in chimneys dressed as Santa, terrorist take over tower blocks and children get left Home Alone to fend off burglars!

If you take it too seriously it will consume you. Don’t become a hater and try to dissect it. Just think log fires and ‘Last Christmas’ Wham jumpers and it will all go away. Also remember some of the best stories and plays (excluding the most famous one) are set in the winter. You may want to skip a Winters Tale though.

I’d like to take this blog opportunity to thank all my readers, fans and supporters for reading my books, watching my films and spreading the word. So while the weather outside gets frightful, curl up watch the perfect Christmas film like Gremlins, Muppets Christmas Carol, Die Hard, The Thing, P2 or Misery and have yourself a merry little Christmas time.

(Okay so they’re not all technically Christmas films but you get the snow drift.)

My zombie and vampire book continue to be successful (I’m not just making the connection it because they feature snow in a few chapters). Thanks all, I really mean it and to quote some lines from two of my favourite holiday films, “Now I have a machine gun – Ho, Ho, Ho .” “You’ll be sorry you’ll all be very, very sorry. ” and not forgetting, 
“I can see! I have…I have legs. I have… Oh shit, look at this. Legs! I can walk. …”,
“It’s Christmas, Theo. It’s the time of miracles, so be of good cheer…”
Happy holiday and have a fantastic New year!
My best A


 

Hello zombie walking undead eaters! Thank you for all your support.
The dead have returned to life…The world’s focus is on the city of Ravenswood and the once idyllic town of Farmore as platoons and scattered survivors fight the hordes of the dead, unbeknownst one of them holds the key to end the undead’s reign of mayhem. Across the city at a body disposal plant a small group take shifts on the ‘death watch’. Their hopes hinge on the soldiers of Farmore to rescue them. But with no contact for months, no food and surrounded by the dead, have they got what it takes to survive?

Dead PulseWith death at their door, only time can tell…

Click on the link below to read the opening of my walking dead zombie horror Dead Pulse free.  Share the dead

DEAD PULSE OPENING 

Check out the trailer.

Described fitting by film maker Chris Regan as “[an] existential vampire epic successfully crosses violent supernatural hijinks with an art-house aesthetic to produce a new take on a worn-out genre,” My production TERMINUS will have it’s UK premier at the Movie Bar Brighton on October 3rd at 7:30pm.

Based loosely on my novel Blood Hunger and featuring a few of its most alluring characters, writer/director Sean P. Parsons brings this vampire tale to life with some great visuals and moody atmosphere. Having already been shown in the USA and available State-side as a video on demand this is the first time Terminus will be shown in the UK.

 

Ellicott City a condemned paper mill, home to a vampire by the name of Anushka – a  vampire assassin haunted by lonliness and self-imposed isolation. 
Her vow to never feed on humans is tried when a chance meeting tests her resolve…
Her first bite could be your last!
The first Trailer of Terminus!
Philip FletcherHauer

Katherine DuBois

 Anushka
Stacey Jackson

Marquise
Sarah Taurchini Caelum
Ben Cunis
Jacob
Ryan Sellers
Target 2
Theo “Rick Vick” Johnson


Target 1


and Bruce Allen Dawson as the Bodyguard


 Photograph Copyright resets with their respective creators.

Curse of the Demon / Night of the DemonRichard Gladman presents a classic horror double bill. The man and his team have gone to the trouble not just to show what great films, stories and plots are out there, but to demonstrate that these classic film should be shown, to excite and stimulate. Er, um, and this is why the BBC should show these classics again.

There’s a big difference between watching a classic horror film with an audience to viewing it on TV. The red curtains, a darkened auditorium and an excitment in the air. It’s great that people chose to go out and see a film. They haven’t ordered a VHS or DVD, even a blu-ray, it’s not just for an individual to enjoy. The individual choses the showing, to watch something as a collective and enjoy a cinematic experience.

Possibly though it’s unlikely a person would seek these classics out unless they already have an interest. What was good about horror being shown on terrestrial TV is that you may settle down to watch something accidentally. The BBC exposed viewers to these horrors, broadening horizons indirectly igniting the imagination.

The Ninth Gate [Blu-ray] Nostalgia aside a lot can be experienced and discovered with classic movies, not just horror. Although it’s surprising how much a seed of and idea can create a tree… Watching Night of the Demon (1957) arguably there are so many elements that are reminiscent of Arturo Peres-Reverte paperback ‘Club DumasEl Club Dumas / Club Dumas (Spanish Edition)‘ which inspired, and was source material for Roman Polanski’s ‘The Ninth Gate’… My sibling was so surprised.

I’m partial to a great horror movie, especially because it’s the darker side of us, the unimaginable. The Classic Horror Campaigns aim is to bring classic horror back, to viewers new and old… So why not sign the petition?

Their first bite will be your last
(Aiden Ashley)

Take a look at the latest provocative promo’s for the vampire novel Blood Hunger and the zombie horror Dead Pulse.

BLOOD HUNGER –
An explorer makes a discovery in Romania, dubbed the ‘Ice Prince’ find it is significant enough to put him and his girlfriend Lucia Ferrara in the media spotlight. Iliana and her sister’s journey to the United Kingdom, news that the ‘Ice Prince’ had been discovered ceases their many years of blood abstinence and they unleash a bloodthirsty terror on humankind leaving a trail of death from London to the Welsh countryside.

An age of blood abstinence ends…
(Karlie Montana)
From the fall of the vampire and the Dracul brothers in medieval Europe to their return in the present day. Prepare yourself, their first bite will be your last!
Vampires want roses too
(Amy Reid)

A definitive and fresh reinvention of the vampire legend. Inspired by the spirit of Bram Stoker’s novel ‘Dracula’, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella ‘Carmilla’, ‘Hammer Horror’s’ film series and cult horror ‘The Hunger’.


The dead have returned to life… 

Being dead no longer means the end…
(Jayme Langford)

The world’s focus is on the city of Ravenswood and the once idyllic town of Farmore as platoons and scattered survivors fight the hordes of the dead, unbeknownst one of them holds the key to end the undead’s reign of mayhem.

Across the city at a body disposal plant a small group take shifts on the ‘death watch’. Their hopes hinge on the soldiers of Farmore to rescue them. But with no contact for months, no food and surrounded by the dead, have they got what it takes to survive?

Just eat me
(Karlie Montana)

With death at their door, only time can tell…

The author of ‘Blood Hunger’, A. M. Esmonde re-imagines his often imitated ‘The Breathing Dead’ novella in his latest George A. Romero and Lucio Fulci inspired zombie horror adventure, Dead Pulse.




With kind permission from cutting edge adult erotic photograph site Juliland.com with the legendary photographers Helmut Newton,Chris Von Wagenheim and Richard Avery.


Self confessed horror fan, alternative model Sophia Disgrace is causing a stir with her latest photo shoot.

My horror presenter socked it to shocked passers-by as she took to the streets of London with a deathly ‘Snow White’ look.

Some of Ben Westwood’s (son of designer Vivienne) pictures capture Sophia latest look perfectly.

Look out for Sophia on the next Breathing Dead show or watch her on youtube!

My vampire novel Blood Hunger is due out shortly from Coscom Entertainment. I’m hoping it’ll please true vampire fans.

Terminus the vampire film will have a 2010 release, it’s a dark action horror.

Bad news, Holli Dillon presenter of my Breathing Dead Show has been picked up by a large model/actress agency. Good news though is you’ll have a new horror presenter to cast your eyes over soon.

Keep spreading the word.

Signing off A.M

Although Blood Hunger was slotted to have a summer release A.M. Esmonde changed to a new publisher which pushed the release but just in time for Halloween we’ve had some fantastic news from A.M. about his vampire novel Blood Hunger.

“The book is with the publisher Coscom. It’s going through an edit. The whole editing process takes time, it’ll be worth the wait, Blood Hunger is going to be a great read for horror vampire fans. The cover is almost completed just the lettering to be added.”

The book will have something for old vampire lore fans and new. It’s an exciting time we can’t wait to read it and for those who have been following A.M. since The Breathing Dead you are in for a big surprise!

Once we know a release date you’ll know.

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