Brian Keene

WESLEY SOUTHARD, GOURMET – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 223

Author Wesley Southard returns to the show to discuss his new novel ONE FOR THE ROAD, meeting Zakk Wylde and Mastodon, his forthcoming collaboration with Somer Canon, and more. Plus the Barnes and Noble buy out, the fate of Swamp Thing, and Matt summons…Alex Jones? Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

A Song Recommendation For Generation Z

This afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “It is the assessment of the U.S. government that Iran is responsible for today’s attacks in the Gulf of Oman.” Which brings to mind these quotes* from when many of you were children or not yet born. “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” Dick Cheney 2002 “Iraq both poses a continuing threat to

DEFENDERS DIALOGUE – Episode 68

The Gargoyle has always been the heart of The Defenders, but how well do we really know Issac Christians? The answer might surprise you, as Christopher Golden and Brian Keene discuss 1985’s Gargoyle mini-series by J.M. DeMatteis and Mark Badger. Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

Forthcoming Audiobooks

As of today, these titles are available as audiobooks: THE COMPLEX GHOUL KILL WHITEY THE RISING CITY OF THE DEAD DARK HOLLOW GHOST WALK A GATHERING OF CROWS LAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME EXQUISITE CORPSE SILVERWOOD: THE DOOR THE LOST LEVEL HOLE IN THE WORLD KING OF THE BASTARDS Click here to purchase them via Audible, iTunes, and other platforms. Here are the titles that are

The Few, The Proud, The Readers

Mary SanGiovanni (sitting across from me on the couch because we are both working from our living room today) brought to my attention this article by Clovis Whitman, which is two years old now (the internet equivalent of a century) but a fascinating read, regardless. In it, he links to a survey conducted by the National Center for Educational Statistics. There is a lot to unpack in that data, but

Audiobooks Now on iTunes

For those of you who don’t use Audible, audiobook adaptations of THE RISING, CITY OF THE DEAD, KILL WHITEY, THE COMPLEX, GHOUL, DARK HOLLOW, GHOST WALK, A GATHERING OF CROWS, LAST OF THE ALBATWITCHES, TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME, KING OF THE BASTARDS, THE LOST LEVEL and HOLE IN THE WORLD are now available on iTunes, as well as Audible. Click here for the complete list.

Apologies In The Apocalypse

I’m a longtime fan of the Fallout video game series, so naturally I was excited for Fallout 76 when Bethesda Game Studios released it last year. That excitement soon turned to frustration due to the game’s historically wonky start. Fallout 76 had so many problems and glitches that an entire cottage industry of reviewers and streamers documenting them sprang up. Most now agree that it was one of the most

Interview on GHOULISH

GHOULISH is a new comedy horror podcast hosted by Max Booth. If you’re a fan of Andy Kaufman or The Eric Andre Show, then you’ll like this. I had the honor of being his first guest, and playing the increasingly befuddled celebrity as things go awry. Click here to listen for free.

SHEDDING SKIN

My eleven-year old son (known to listeners of The Horror Show with Brian Keene and Defenders Dialogue as ‘Dungeonmaster 77.1’) graduated from 5th grade today. Next Fall, he’ll make the transition to middle school. It seems like just yesterday I was writing about his birth on my old Hail Saten blog. During today’s graduation ceremony, my son was awarded seven certificates of achievement, including one for the United Way’s 10,000

Stephen King’s CELL

I was happy to write an essay for this new dust jacket for Stephen King’s CELL. It is part of a series of collectible Stephen King dust jackets illustrated by artist Glenn Chadbourne and with essays by Scott Ian of Anthrax, critic Jack Haringa, and others. The dust jackets are designed to fit on the original Scribner trade hardcover edition of the book. They are limited to 500 copies and

CHRISTIAN JENSEN, THESPIAN – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 222

Chaos erupts as Christian Jensen returns to the show to talk about his new movie, acting versus writing, public personas, and more. But how will he fare in a battle of wits against Dungeonmaster 77.1? Plus Dennis Etchison and Frank Michaels Errington in remembrance. Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment– iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

MOVIES

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ABOUT & CONTACT

(For press and professional inquiries, see below) BRIAN KEENE writes novels, comic books, short fiction, and occasional journalism for money. He is the author of over forty books, mostly in the horror, crime, and dark fantasy genres. Keene’s 2003 novel, The Rising, is often credited (along with Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic and Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later film) with inspiring pop culture’s current interest in zombies. Keene’s works

FACELIFT

You might have noticed the new look for this website. That’s to go along with the new vibe, which is a return to daily blogging. I used to Blog quite a bit. I even won two awards for them. But I stopped when social media became a thing. And now, as I get older and social media grows increasingly tiresome as septic chodes from all walks of life pollute it

THE VAULT

Brian Keene provides an all-new afterword to THE VAULT by Richard Chizmar, available in trade paperback ($15) and as a signed limited edition hardcover ($45). To order and for complete details, click here.

FUBAR – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 221

Jonathan Maberry, Weston Ochse, Lee Murray and Brian Keene discuss the use of military in horror fiction, PTSD, their love of the characters they create, and how they craft realistic action scenes involving the military. Plus Joe Hill’s approach to politics, social media policies for writers, Christian Jensen’s new movie, and the final season of CRIMINAL MINDS. Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

Defenders Dialogue – Episode 67

The Defenders original run comes to its sense-shattering conclusion, as Christopher Golden and Brian Keene mark the end of an era…and the beginning of a new epoch! Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

ALL HAIL THE POPCORN KING Premiere and Screening Party

Join us at the Alamo Draft House in Austin, August 18th 2019 1-4 PM, for the premiere screening of the new documentary All Hail the Popcorn King on the life and work of Joe R Lansdale followed by a celebration with special guests Joe R , Karen, Kasey & Keith Lansdale and Brian Keene. From Bubba Ho-Tep to Hap and Leonard and for all of the fans that have followed along

JONATHAN JANZ – The Horror Show with Brian Keene – Ep 220

Jonathan Janz sits down with Brian Keene for an intimate, revealing discussion on fame, self-doubt, impostor syndrome, balancing family and writing, his influences, and much more…but who is interviewing who? Plus Ice-T versus Amazon, Nate Southard’s new movie, and new life for the 1970’s Atlas comic book properties. Listen for free on YouTube – iTunes – Spotify – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio  – Stitcher

Cancer Expenses For Mary Lescher & John Urbancik

The public knows Mary Lescher as a renowned animator whose credits include Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan, and the forthcoming Klaus (for Netflix). I know her as my friend, and as the longtime partner of one of my best friends, John Urbancik. Indeed, I’ve known John and Mary…I guess 20 years now, and in all that time, I’ve seen them always support each other in their creative

DEFENDERS DIALOGUE – Episode 66

It’s the Return of Johnny Blaze as Frog Boys at heart, Brian Keene & Christopher Golden, dig into New Defenders 145 & 146. All this while Brian awaits a special delivery and Christopher shows off a certain set of… singing skills? Listen for free on iTunes – YouTube – Project Entertainment – iHeartRadio – Stitcher

2019 Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event Author Programming Schedule

Here is the Author Programming Schedule for the 2019 Scares That Care Weekend Charity Event taking place in Williamsburg, VA August 2nd through the 4th. If you are an author listed here and you see a potential conflict, contact me within the next 24 hours. Otherwise, this is the final draft. One additional note: due to the convention’s growing size and popularity, this is the first year we were unable