Scott M. Sandridge

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The Dead Matter DVD Set

Special edition The Dead Matter DVD set including two bonus Midnight Syndicate CDs available at all HOT TOPIC stores nationwide on July 30th.   New The Dead Matter trailer released.

May 26, 2010 (Cleveland, OH) Midnight Syndicate Films has announced plans to release a special edition of The Dead Matter DVD that will include two bonus CDs by gothic Halloween music artists Midnight Syndicate.  It will be available at all Hot Topic stores nationwide on July 30th.  The specially-priced set will include The Dead Matter DVD, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD byMidnight Syndicate, and a new Midnight Syndicate 13th Anniversary greatest hits CD entitled Halloween Music Collection.   Midnight Syndicate Films has also released a new official trailer for The Dead Matter movie which can be viewed at the film’s revamped website, www.TheDeadMatter.com and YouTube.

The Dead Matter: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD contains the score composed by the film’s director, Edward Douglas of Midnight Syndicate, as well as several limited-edition remixes of Midnight Syndicate songs and other music that appears in the film from bands like Lazy Lane, HipNostic, and Eternal Legacy.   Midnight Syndicate’s Halloween Music Collection CD features over 60 minutes of songs hand-picked by Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka to celebrate the band’s first 13 years.   Both new CDs will also be available at Halloween retailers nationwide in August.


About The Dead Matter movie:
A guilt-ridden young woman desperate to contact her deceased brother discovers a powerful ancient relic that controls the dead.  Her dark obsession drags her into the tangled world of two warring vampire lords (Andrew Divoff of LostWishmaster and Tom Saviniof Friday the 13thDawn of the Dead) each with his own sinister plans for the artifact and a vampire hunter (Jason Carter of Babylon5) who will stop at nothing to destroy it.
This chilling gothic dark fantasy co-produced by Robert Kurtzman (creator of From Dusk Till Dawn, KNB FX) features a haunting score by Halloween musicians Midnight Syndicate.  It’s a mix of classic horror themes with modern twists and a touch of dark humor that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

About Midnight Syndicate:
Midnight Syndicate has been creating instrumental Halloween music and gothic horror fantasy soundtrack CDs for the past thirteen years.   The group’s music has become a staple of the Halloween season worldwide as well as a favorite in the haunted house, amusement park, role-playing game, and gothic music industries.   From Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights and Hugh Hefner’s Halloween parties to Monday Night Football, X-Box games, the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, and Barbara Walters specials, their CDs are designed to take listeners on a journey into the darkest corners of their imagination.

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May 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Finale

And we end the final issue of Fear and Trembling with a macabre tale on the high seas. Bon voyage!

“The Blood Soaked Journal of Captain Killian”
by Patrick Fisher White

Tease:

A sea story so salty that the Devil himself would turn away his eyes.


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May 27, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Got Werewolves?

Coming in June from Pill Hill Press

Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets: An Anthology of Werewolf Tails
Edited by Jessica A. Weiss
ISBN-13: 978-0984261093

Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets is a collection of twenty-five claw-biting short stories that explore the myth of the werewolf and the lure of the full moon.

From gladiator fights and cursed blood lines to secret societies and anonymous meetings, the following talented authors have turned the mysteries of the werewolf inside out: Matthew Dent, Jay Raven, Kelly Metz, Christopher Jacobsmeyer, Mark Souza, Dale Carothers, David Bernstein, Scott M. Sandridge, Marianne Halbert, Donald Jacob Uitvlugt, J. Leigh Bailey, Dylan J. Morgan, Edward Mckeown, Fiona Titchenell, Patricia Puckett, Jessy Marie Roberts, Ben Langhinrichs, Kiki Howell, D. Nathan Hilliard, Frank Summers, Christopher Heath, Rob Rosen, Carl Hose, Stephanie Morrell, and Lawrence R. Dagstine.

And while you’re there, don’t forget to also snag a copy of

The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine & Death
Edited by Jessy Marie Roberts
Release Date: April 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0984261031 (SOFTCOVER)
ISBN-13: 978-0984261048 (HARDCOVER)

…He that sat on him was called Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, and that they should kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth… —Revelation 6:8

A thrilling anthology of twenty-five short stories inspired by the themes of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Conquest, War, Famine and Death.

Authors in this volume include: Camille Alexa, Jason Toupence, Scott M. Sandridge, Megan R. Engelhardt, Alethea Kontis, Matthew Dent, Carla Joinson, Jessy Marie Roberts, Jonathan Shipley, Will Morton, Bill Ward, Christopher Heath, Alva J. Roberts, Jamie Eyberg, Laura Eno, Kat Heckenbach, Kelli A. Wilkins, AR Norris, John H. Dromey, Scott Taylor, Jacob Henry Orloff, Marie Croke, Marshall Payne, L.E. Erickson & Nye Joell Hardy.

May 26, 2010 Posted by | Writerly Updates | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Final Week Blitz Begins

The first story of our Final Week Blitz is here, so check out F&T every day this week for a new story, poem, or column. Enjoy!

“A Slice of Life”
by Rhonda Porrett

Tease:

How far will one chef go for culinary perfection?


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May 24, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Frankenstein, My Father”

“Frankenstein, My Father”
by Giovanna Lagana

Tease:

Ignorance and blindness can create a monster in us and in others.


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May 20, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Writerly Update 5/18/10

CoyoteCon has been a blast so far. If you haven’t yet registered and attended (it’s free), it’s running all month long so don’t miss the last two weeks of it.

Last week I managed to write a 1400 word story in one sitting. Haven’t done that in a while. Yay! 🙂

May is the last month Fear and Trembling will be open as a DEP webzine. It might come back in another form, but either way I will no longer be the managing editor after this month. Eh, we had a good three year run and accomplished quite a bit with it.

Also, I now know my Marcon schedule:

FRI04:00pm Union B Media Horror of the Mind’s Eye
FRI07:00pm Harding Literary How to be Edited
FRI10:00pm Harding Readings Reading
FRI11:30pm Franklin D Media Best and Worst Villians
SAT11:30am Harrison Literary How to Write Horror
SAT02:30pm Union C Literary The Business of Writing
SAT04:00pm Hayes Workshops Dialogue
SAT05:30pm Regency Ballroom Foyer Autographs Autograph Session
SAT07:00pm Harding GamingPaper vs. Electronic Gaming
SUN10:00am Franklin A General Wicca/Witchcraft/Paganism – Fact vs. Fiction
SUN11:30am Garfield Literary Creating Logical Societies
SUN02:30pm Union C Literary Real Life Tyrants v. Fiction
SUN04:00pm Union C Literary The Musical Muse

Boy oh boy! May 28-30 is gonna’ be one busy weekend!

May 18, 2010 Posted by | Writerly Updates | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “A Show of Magic”

“A Show of Magic”
by Douglas T. Araujo

Tease:

This time the show of magic went a little too far…


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May 17, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Underground”

“Underground”
by Deborah Walker

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May 14, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Black Diamond”

“Black Diamond”
by Stephen D. Rogers

Tease:

When you hear something in a bar or while sitting around an open fire, it’s a rumor shared over drinks or flames. When you start to repeat the tale yourself, it starts to take on all the characteristics of fact.


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May 10, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fear and Trembling Update: “Wires”

“Wires”
by Geoffrey A. Landis

Tease:

It’s a conspiracy
They’re controlling my brain
I can feel it.


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May 6, 2010 Posted by | Fear and Trembling | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment