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Nightcrawler

Dwight Brown | Posted 10.29.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.

Hank Phillippi Ryan and Lev Raphael Rap About Writing

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.13.2014 | Books
Lev Raphael

We all know that writing is a solitary affair -- even when you talk to yourself and your spouse or your dog comes in and stares at you. That's why it's so much fun for us authors to go to conferences.

5 Questions You Must Ask Your Protagonist Before Writing Your Novel

Traci L. Slatton | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Traci L. Slatton

You know how the novel opens -- perhaps with a dream, which was Anais Nin's advice to a friend. Or perhaps you're starting with an explosive burst of action or with an immersive interior monologue.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

Joyce Lamb Lives Happy Ever After

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Joyce Lamb is curator of USA Today's Happy Ever After blog about romance novels, a USA Today best-selling author of romantic suspense and three-time RITA finalist. She's been a professional journalist for 25 years.

How Far Would You Go for Your Passion?

Lisa Barr | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lisa Barr

Rejection is the deepest of all artistic suffering because it is not just what we do -- it is who we are. And when we are celebrated for our work, there is nothing that comes closer to validating our soul.

Deliver Us From Evil

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Dwight Brown

At first, you might think that this creepy crime movie is just another The Exorcist rip-off -- but it's better than that. Better.

"Stay With Me": A Talk With Alison Gaylin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

International best-selling author Alison Gaylin received an Edgar nomination for her first book, Hide Your Eyes. Her Shamus Award-winning novel, And She Was, received a nomination for the Thriller and Anthony awards.

Sisters Lost and Found, in the Land of Shadows

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.17.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Land of Shadows, Rachel Howzell Hall's latest novel, is a riveting exploration of crime and its repercussions in the poor neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Talk with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

It's been said that each of M.J. Rose's bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction.

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Recall Brings Twilight Zone-esque Horror and SciFi to Hollywood's Lex Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Something is clearly not right with Justine (a manic, Laura Dern-esque Karen Nicole) and her angst-y daughter (Madeline Bertani) who hide in the drear...

"You're Edgy and Irritable" My Wife Says

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.24.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My characters and their dynamisms derive from some hidden (or maybe not-so-well buried) place within me. I cannot "leave them behind" at the office.

Magic, Mystery and Suspense -- Highlights of 2014

M.J. Rose | Posted 03.21.2014 | Books
M.J. Rose

I love reading... especially suspenseful fiction that touches on magic, myth and mystery. Here's my list of what I think is going to be stellar this y...

Books I Can't Wait to Read in 2014

Wendy Webb | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Wendy Webb

I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014. Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.

Writer to Writer: A Conversation With Jon Land

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Jon Land is a prolific author who has written 40 novels. Jon's most recent novel, The Tenth Circle, involves terrorist attacks on the U.S, masterminded by a vicious cabal.

CSI's Most Awesome Tool, Now Available at a Museum Near You

Lauren Cahn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts
Lauren Cahn

So crimes involving art, yes, I understand. And solving crimes involving art? Sounds compelling, although not nearly as compelling as this: the notion of crime-SOLVING involving art.

The Suspenseful Waffle... Wait For It... Wait For It...

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.11.2013 | Comedy

Don't worry, you don't have to wait too long. The Internet certainly wasted no time before turning this cliffhanger meme into Internet gold. Watch the...

Danny Trejo Will Kill You in a Movie if You Donate to This Kickstarter Campaign (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

Machete himself, legendary actor Danny Trejo, stops by the What's Trending studio to chat about raising money for his Snap Shot film on, the three Bs of fantastic filmmaking, and the future of his Machete films.

The Call

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This tension-filled thriller focuses on the strained, frayed but oh so mutually dependent relationship between victims and their helpers. And for the most part it does so admirably, giving Halle Berry her juiciest role in eons.

Suspense, Perspective, and Writing Advice

Georgia Soares | Posted 05.14.2012 | Teen
Georgia Soares

Readers are always seeking unique stories and writing styles. If your story starts with a first page that leaves the reader wondering what's going to happen next, you mastered the challenge!

'The River' Premiere: Evil In The Panic Room

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

ABC debuted its bold new horror-mystery series "The River" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on ABC) with a two hour premiere. The series features the found footage f...

DVDs Worth Owning - and Giving - for Christmas

John Farr | Posted 05.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I just know many of you out there are scrambling to catch up on your holiday gift giving. This article's for you.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Super 8

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

J.J. Abrams, the man who set the deliriously enigmatic pace for Lost in that show's pilot and upended Star Trek by blowing up Vulcan (we still haven't...