BELLY TIMBER – A Novel By Gary Lee Vincent, Solon Tsangaras and John Russo, soon to be a major motion picture!
From the writers of Darkened Hills, Detour to Armageddon, and Night of the Living Dead comes a novel unlike any other…
In the 1800’s, ordinary people learned the secret of the Kala and undertook extraordinary measures to rid the earth of this evil. This is their story.
For John McCormick, life on the Indiana frontier held nothing but promise. His settlement along the White River would soon become the crossroads of America. Friends and family from back in Ohio and other points east were all making plans to see what all the fuss was about in the newly-formed city of Indianapolis. Yes, things were good. John had his general store and his friend George Pogue had his blacksmith business. Claims were being staked and relations with the native Indians were amicable. The town was growing and nothing could be better… or so he thought.
In Ohio, an evil was brewing. The Lecky Family, a group of ruthless Mongolian nomads, had made their way to America and were practicing their cannibalistic religion of Kala with reckless abandon. No one was safe, not even John McCormick’s family.
After the vicious slaughter of John’s brother Thomas and Thomas’ wife and children by the Leckys, John has no choice but to confront this evil head on. As each day passes, more and more people fall victim to the Kala Clan’s evil intent. With time running out, can John McCormick and his posse of frontiersmen find and defeat this notorious foe? Find out in Belly Timber.
Screenplay by Ken Wallace & Dustin Kay. Novel available at amazon.
BURNING BULB PUBLISHING
From John Russo, co-author of Night of the Living Dead™:
“By now almost everyone knows that the concept of the modern flesh-eating zombie originated in the sixties with Night of the Living Dead™. That’s why I think that this anthology of short stories paying homage to that fact is a wonderful idea. When I was asked to write such a story, I was told that each and every story in the book would have to take place in or around the time, in 1968, when the horror classic that I co-authored took place…
Perhaps, for you, dear reader, some of the stories you will read in these pages will take their place as some of your very own favorites. Please step back with me into the 1960’s – a time of peaceniks, rednecks and unspeakable zombie horror!!”
RISE OF THE DEAD
A collection of seventeen stories from masters of pen and screen, featuring:
– The First One by John Russo
– Home Cookin’ by Tyson Blue
– The Last Ministry by E.L. Stice
– The Turbulent Flight Home by Nelson W. Pyles
– The South Will Rise Again by Andy Rausch
– Lovely Rita by Stephen Spignesi
– The Protest by R.D. Riley
– Peace in Peaces by Zakary McGaha
– The Commune by David J. Fairhead
– Cocaine Connie by Gary Lee Vincent
– End Scene by David C. Hayes
– Elizabeth’s Story by Rachel J. Montgomery
– Deadheads by Paul Victor Wargelin
– Philbear by David F. Walker
– Wrong Place, Wrong Time by William Vitka
– Felicity Marmaduke Redux by Rich Bottles Jr.
– The Morning After by Douglas Brode
RISE OF THE DEAD
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Attention Film Makers: HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOVIES LOOK PROFESSIONAL audio seminar by JOHN RUSSO is now available!
“I made a movie I didn’t finish. Then I read your books, took notes and made charts, and that’s what guided me to my first complete movie.” — Quentin Tarantino
John Russo’s filmmaking books, lectures, seminars and workshops have paved the way to success for many famous professionals and hundreds of young, aspiring filmmakers!
NOW HE WANTS TO HELP YOU JUMP-START YOUR CAREER!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MOVIES LOOK PROFESSIONAL is a 44-minute audio book that lets John Russo deliver his lessons to you personally, in his own recorded voice, just as if the two of you are sitting
in the same room — or vehicle.
John Russo will elevate you above all those who think they are filmmakers just because they can point a camera and press a button. He will teach you all about ·blocking, screen direction, pacing, composition, camera angles and much more!
Learn how to become a true professional by listening to the man who has written, produced or directed 20 feature movies in worldwide distribution, including MIDNIGHT, THE MAJORETTES, HEARTSTOPPER
and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
He’s a good puppet, he does what they say, but he’s programmed for terror, and someone will pay!
From legendary horror writer John A. Russo comes The Academy. It’s every parent’s dream, turning their little darlings into geniuses, super-achievers, perfect little children.
And if there’s a problem, the Academy fixes that, too. It’s a simple operation. Just a little device. Then a teeny pink scar on a tender little skull…
One boy knows the secret. Now he wants his mind back. But it’s much, much too late. Too late for anything but the ugly feelings. The bad feelings. The messy sexy feelings. The knife-cold hatred, the murderous rage, for total screaming, blood-drenching revenge…
★★★★★ 5.0 out of 5 stars
In Dealey Plaza, John Russo deals with horror- only this time around he takes his horrifying cues from real news headlines., April 20, 2014, By Russ Streiner
This review is from: Dealey Plaza (Paperback)
With a sharp mid-career adjustment, John A. Russo shifted his storytelling focus from flesh-eating ghouls and zombies, to a totally different kind of horror- the horror of violence in America. The kind of terrifying horror we Americans inflict, mostly, upon ourselves with our suspicions, hatred, extremism and general madness.
In crafting his latest novel, Dealey Plaza, Russo utilizes his observations of contemporary history to create a spreadsheet of real and fictional historical violence starting with the time-stopping assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and spanning 40-years to the Al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.
In Dealey Plaza, John Russo has used real events and media coverage of those events as the sketch pad to create fictional events that his characters have to live and die with.
The characters and details are crisp and clear and the violence, horror and terror they deal with in Russo’s fictional settings are, unfortunately, reinforced by news headlines to this very day.
In Dealey Plaza, Russo holds up a mirror to contemporary society that we don’t really like to look into. Dealey Plaza reflects what is regrettably within striking distance of all of us, at any place, at any time. As a filmmaker myself, Dealey Plaza could be made into a stunning benchmark film.
– Russ Streiner
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From Legendary Horror Writer John Russo comes a harrowing tale where no one is safe!
Dealey Plaza is one of the most notorious places in America, and when youthful conspiracy buffs go there in 1964 to stage their own reenactment of the Kennedy Assassination, four of them are brutally murdered — the first victims of a hate-filled legacy that continues for four more decades.
The survivors of that long-ago Dallas trip, each of them now icons of the American way of life, are about to be honored — or killed.
Who will live and who will die? Will it be country-western star Lori McCoy? Her loving husband? Her scheming ex-husband? Or the case-hardened FBI agent and longtime friend who risks his life trying to protect them?
This is JOHN RUSSO at his best!
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From the Prologue:
Dealey Plaza is one of the most notorious places in America, and in the spring of 1964 I went there with some college pals, conspiracy buffs, who wanted me to help them film their own version of the Kennedy Assassination.
On the way home, four of them were murdered and their footage went up in flames.
It was the first link in a chain of violent death that spanned four decades and caused me to abandon all my youthful hopes and dreams.
As the years went by, some of us who had survived that trip became rich, some became famous or notorious, and some of us were entangled in tricky or dangerous situations that life had thrown our way.
Now we were gathered together for Homecoming Weekend 2000 at Belmont University.
But a killer was waiting for us.
And he was nursing a deadly grudge that had its roots in the trip to Dallas we had embarked on long ago when we were young, adventurous and innocent.