“Slasher” is a recognizable and popular genre of horror films but it is also a hotbed of activity this year in horror fiction. I read three slasher books so far in 2019 and while I used to think all slashers were created equal, CAMP SLAUGHTER convinced me that some slashers rise above the stereotypes.
Typically, Slasher books have a large cast of underdeveloped characters in order for the “psycho killer” to have plenty of people to hunt, maim and kill. I’ve also found that slasher fiction isn’t too concerned with plot,...
Typically, I try to have a live-chat with an author so that our conversation can organically go where it wants to and I can feed off their responses in order to formulate the next question but in the case of Hunter Shea and myself, our schedules were just not lining up. I did suggest we pray to the Horror Gods to see if the stars and planets would align just so but Hunter thwarted my efforts by showing me a far simpler solution: Emailing my questions. So that's what I did and Hunter emailed back his answers.
- Can you...
Early September, Sadie Hartmann sat down with Daniel Kraus and they had the following conversation...
Night Worms: Hi Daniel, I'm here in Google Hangouts whenever you're ready
Daniel Kraus: I'm here!
NW: Hey there! Thanks so much for joining me today
DK: No problem.
NW: Just out of curiosity, what do your Mondays generally consist of?
DK: All my days are the same. Get up as early as possible, start writing, and go until I run out of gas. I basically run a...
The characters were fully fleshed out, nobody was introduced that I didn't care about on some level. Our main family, Kate & David felt very *real* to me, which made things super risky. I grew protective of this family. The neighbor, George Heatherly,...
Night Worms Interview with Author John Boden:
JB: ready when you are.
NW: Let me just tell you that sometimes this app is hard to tell when someone is busy typing so when you're officially done answering a question, can you type (end) at the bottom?
JB: sure thing END
NW: hahaha ohhhh man, you're gonna be a live wire aren't ya?
that's a question!
JB: Maybe. Probably. It's a gamble.