|Gregory Lamberson’s JOHNNY GRUESOME and CHEAP SCARES Now Available|
|Written by Monica|
|Monday, 29 September 2008 19:16|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lamberson’s JOHNNY GRUESOME and CHEAP SCARES Now Available
Monday, September 29, 2008 - The trade paperback of Gregory Lamberson’s new horror novel, JOHNNY GRUESOME, will be available in bookstores nationwide this Wednesday, October 1st. The book, about a vengeance crazed, teenage zombie hell bent on destroying his home town during a harsh Western New York snowstorm, was published as a Limited Edition hardcover by Bad Moon Books in January, and was preceded by a rock CD called GRUESOME, a music video starring Erin Brown (“Misty Mundae”), an award-winning on-line comic book, and the collectible Johnny Gruesome Death Mask.
“This is a big year for me,” says Lamberson, “and it’s exciting to have two books that I’ve worked so hard on published in the same month. I originally wrote JOHNNY GRUESOME as a screenplay back when I made SLIME CITY, but I was never able to raise enough financing to make it the way I wanted to. I was happy when Bad Moon Books published the Limited Edition of the novel, which was illustrated, but that was aimed at the collectors’ market. Medallion Press’ trade paperback is affordable for horror fans and will be available everywhere. And I love that cover!”
Lamberson’s other book for 2008, the instructional CHEAP SCARES! LOW BUDGET HORROR FILMMAKERS SHARE THEIR SECRETS, will be available from McFarland and Company next week, and can be ordered now from the publisher, Amazon, and other on-line booksellers. CHEAP SCARES features straightforward filmmaking advice from Lamberson, who wrote and directed the 1988 cult splatter film SLIME CITY, 1992’s UNDYING LOVE (released on VHS as NEW YORK VAMPIRE), and 1999’s NAKED FEAR (available as a second feature on the SLIME CITY DVD, as well as in-depth interviews with such established indie filmmakers as Roy Frumkes, Larry Fessenden, J.R. Bookwalter, Scooter McCrae, Brett Piper, and James Lorinz, up and coming filmmakers, an entertainment attorney, the president of a DVD company, and a marketing executive. The book includes 92 photos (including never before seen images from Frumkes’s lost SHRIEK OUT and never completed TALES THAT WILL TEAR YOUR HEART OUT), screenplay pages and sample budgets.
“There’s a lot of useful information and advice in this book,” according Lamberson. “I wanted to provide inspiration, as well as realistic expectations, to fledgling filmmakers about what it’s like to make a micro-budget feature and try to get it distributed in these economically challenging times. I only plan to write one book like this in my lifetime, so I jammed everything into it I could think of: screenwriting advice, legal advice, marketing advice. The advance reactions I’ve gotten so far have better than I could have dreamed.”
Lamberson anticipates making an announcement soon regarding his in-development sequel, SLIME CITY MASSACRE, which he describes as “a celebration of 80s latex filmmaking.”
Greg Lamberson’s website – www.slimeguy.com
Medallion Press – http://www.medallionpress.com/blurbs/gruesome.html
McFarland & Company - http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-3706-1