Friday, April 17, 2015

Horror Is Art!

Online horror blog, review and news site, announces the publication of its first ever book, HORROR IS ART! Authored by one of The Blood Shed’s staff writers, The Film Phreak, HORROR IS ART! is a collection of essays and interviews discussing examples of horror cinema as art, not just "exploitation" Horror movies famous and obscure are featured.

Interviews include Ari Lehman (Jason Voorhees, Friday the 13th), Teri McMinn (Pam, Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and Ed Guinn (also TCSM), Dan Yeager (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and director Jim Wynorski (Chopping Mall). Also included are essays on Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Texas Chainsaw 3D, the Friday the 13th franchise, Rob Zombie, David Cronenberg, Cabin in the Woods, Cannibal Holocaust, Guillermo del Toro, Roman Polanski's Repulsion, Anderzej Zulawski's Possession (starring Sam Neill), Jess Franco's A Virgin Among the Living Dead, indie directors Henrique Couto and Dustin Wayde Mills, A Serbian Film and more.

HORROR IS ART! is available in an 8.5 x 11 trade paperback edition and runs 236 pages. Presented and published by The Blood Shed and Book Devil Press via CreateSpace, the book is now available for purchase at $14.95 retail. It may be ordered by visiting:

The Film Phreak’s HORROR IS ART! will soon be available at in both print and Kindle ebook editions. For updates, keep your eyes peeled at,, and

The Film Phreak lives in a cave in Southeast Arkansas where he terrifies locals and argues vehemently with his neighbor, the Fauk Monster, who fled his home territory due to all the Legend of Boggy Creek fans. When not devouring tourists and the aforementioned locals, The Film Phreak is busy devouring horror films and other cinematic delicacies, especially the works of David Fincher, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. He digs Archie and other comics, and also books without pictures. He drives around listening to Britney Spears and other dance pop, plus hip-hop, R&B, reggae/dub, industrial, electronica, rock and, of course, metal.) He does not generally like Bigfoot movies, which is why he argues with his neighbor, who is hairy and very vain. Despite being a Luddite, he has an online presence as a staff writer at, as well as a few blogs, including, and Email him at