A video trailer for the new novel by the writers from the Saw franchise.
What remains of THE EXPRESS
Here’s a brief primer on the content left at THE EXPRESS after the purge…
Here Lie The Remains of The Express
What’s left, after the purge . . .
Eibon Press Presents VHS COMICS! Featuring MANIAC and LASERBLAST!
From out of the FIRST AGE OF HOME VIDEO, the most awesome fringe sci-fi and horror movies of the past, re-imagined for the future!
JULIA STARCHILD saves the universe (And other musings from EIBON PRESS!)
The long-delayed JULIA wrap up, and some SHOCKING stories from the outer rim of chance and cosmic possibility.
Julia Starchild: WHAT’S MY NAME????
A few words about art and spelling errors.
The “last stand” of Julia Starchild
The Power of the Force resurrects Julia and give us her finest hour.
What started it all? The face of Julia, of course…
JULIA STARCHILD 2: The Greatest Sequel of ALL TIME?
More Julia. And a few words about why most sequels generally suck.
A Word or Two about Julia Starchild.
A personal insight into the creation of my latest multi-media offering at The Express.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: An Epilogue
A final word from the world of The Kingdom and METRO.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Death Becomes Us by Christopher Head
A vintage article about The Kingdom with a wild personal twist!
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: God Help Us by Marc Savlov
An archival look at The Kingdom through the eyes of ace Austin film critic Marc Savolv
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: The Chowder Society by Stephen Romano
Some sleazy adventures and some awesome head trips.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Top Ten Things by Robert Jacques
A list of very important stuff, from founding member Rob.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Learn from One Bird by Teighlor Darr
A vintage tone poem by our Princess, that pretty much says it all.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Help Me Make It Through The Night by Joe Fay
A short, but powerful, reminisce of one awesome happening at The Kingdom, from founding member Joe Fay
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Mouse Farts by Scott Hiles
Kingdom week continues with Scott Hiles’s terrifying confession from the outer rim of Kingdom madness!
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: King of the Cool Cats by Bryan Geer
A few words about out NON HUMAN counterparts at The House of Houses in an awesome guest blog from Bryan, founding member of the “Golden” age.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Ride The Kick by Teighlor Darr
Princess TEIGHLOR DARR guest-stars in an awesome journey through the awesome dream world of The Kingdom.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: Night of the Zombie/Shark Jam by Joe Fay
Another awesome memory of The Kingdom by it’s key founder, the awesome mister JOE FAY.
COUNTDOWN TO METRO! Guest blog by Bryan Geer celebrates The Kingdom!
Celebrating Stephen’s coming new novel with a hilarious GUEST BLOG from an old roommate.
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: “Burning The Log” by Bryan Geer
Burning down the house is fun! Just make sure you have a fast getaway planned! My old roomie Bryan tells a cautionary tale of friends, fire and chaninsaws.
Countdown to METRO: Remember The Kingdom
MY new book comes out on September 14! Come live the madness of the real place that inspired it!
REMEMBER THE KINGDOM: An Introduction
Today begins my blog series celebrating an old house I used to live in, which is the setting for my newest novel METRO. Come visit, kids. It’s an awesome place.
RETRO 13: THE ANTHOLOGY
My Awesome “Online Gallery Project” featuring 13 (plus 1) awesome ALL-NEW MOVIE POSTERS for the coolest films ever, collected in one blood-blasting anthology! Come feel the burn, only at Dread Central!
RETRO 13: FINALE and ONWARD TO THE KINGDOM!
I have one more, totally awesome poster for you. And then, a world of even more awesome!
Retro 13 The Phantom lives!
The PHANTOM returns to end my online poster gallery series. BUT IS THIS REALLY THE END???
RETRO 13: The Movies In Your Mind
Some of the best monster flicks I ever saw as a child were never made by human hands. Until 20 years later.
RETRO 13: Film and Family
The power of the movies is that they can unite us. In more ways than one. No bullshit. WITH A SUPER COOL ADDENDUM, FROM JULY 7th!
RETRO 13: “You Can’t Have EVERYTHING!”
A master class in film poster composition from a master illustrator. No, not me. That OTHER awesome guy.
Stephen Goes to the movies Part 3: COMING ON LIKE A MEGAFORCE!
Oh, holy shit YES! Let me die in the service of Hal Needham and his nutty gang of dumbasses.
RETRO 13: Kid With A Raygun!
He’s teen and green and mean and turtle aliens want to kill him! And they’re green too! Only at DREAD CENTRAL, kids!
Stephen Goes To The Movies Part 2: MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!
When I get excited about a movie, I make up goofy shit. I have never been more excited about a movie I’ve not yet seen, people.
RETRO 13: “Always More To See.”
Some hit parade favorites from The Empire days, plus my favorite scream queen at her absolute finest.
RETRO 13: remembering DEATH COLLECTOR by Joe Fay
A guest blog from my great friend Joe, all about his standing-room-only screening of DEATH COLLECTOR
RETRO 13: WAKE UP SCREAMING!!!
Some words about honesty and bullshit, through the sacred lens of exploit ion cinema.
RETRO 13: My Favorite Baby
A few very personal words about a very special new lady.
RETRO 13: “NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY!”
A fun tale from the trenches of RETRO 13 and a bit of solid advice to all the dead kids out there.
RETRO 13: My Friend Ash
Ten years ago, I met a really awesome lady. I’m celebrating that at Retro 13 this week, along with some silly old horror movie called HELLRAISER.
The Black Hole: Special Edition Blu Ray (The Do-It-Yourself-Package)
Disney’s 1979 horror/sci-fi epic in an ALL NEW special edition that YOU PUT TOGETHER YOURSELF!
RETRO 13 presents DAWN OF THE MUMMY . . . Part 2???
The sequel that never was, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
RETRO 13 presents BLOOD BEACH
Part one of my epic ALL ORIGINAL MOVIE POSTER GALLERY, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
RETRO 13 begins at DREAD CENTRAL on MARCH 23!
In JUST TWO WEEKS, the online madness begins! Be VERY afraid.
CHRISTMAS GORY AND THE MEANING OF LIFE: Monsterfest 2014 PART III: FINAL CHAPTER
The final chapter, boys and girls and my last nerdgasm at The Express. Have a happy Christmas and a terrifying new year.
Monsterfest 2014 Part II: Jason For Christmas!
VINTAGE POST FROM 2014: It’s CHRISTMAS EVE, monster-fans, and here is PART 2 of my epic quest, full of aliens, big lizards and an indestructible psycho-killer we all know and love.
HALLOWEEN FOR CHRISTMAS: Monsterfest 2014 Part 1
VINTAGE POST from 2014: Merry Monstertime, kids! And welcome to the EPIC first chapter of my 33 day journey through the art of darkness.
BATMAN ain’t HEAVY METAL enough!
Another one from the archives, updated for the year 2014. Pay attention, class, there’s a history lesson going down here. And easter eggs, too.
Axl Foley Don’t get NO respect
My famous retrospective review of Beverly Hills Cop, from the old days. This piece once got over 10,000 hits in a few days. Today nobody notices. Good, can I just say FUCK again?
Let Me Die On 42nd Street
Take me to the Deuce, shoot me in the head and bury me there. Really, I mean it.
Cartoons For Perverts Part XXX
Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up, man.
Everyone is a Rock Star in the Future
VINTAGE ESSAY from 2014: The epic tale of a bookstore, a Cheesy band and a guy named Jason.
STARCHIVES Chapter 3: Galaxy Of Awesome
More images from behind-the-scenes on STARCRASH.
An exercise in deductive reasoning for detectives who like their movies bad.
HER: A Spoiler-Free Movie Review About Our Lives
Are you in love with your computer? Think about that. Think really damn carefully.
STARCHIVES Chapter 1: Stella Smile
Caroline Munro is every fanboy’s reason for blasting themselves through the blackness of a hundred million nights.
Famous Last Words
Peter O’Toole died yesterday. I think he might have appreciated some of these twilight thoughts.
On The Table . . .
A bunch of books sit next to me while I sleep. They call my name when I dream. And they snap cruel insults at me every time I wake up. Jerks. Why did I had to become a writer anyway?
“I’d rather die in a hurricane, than never know the storm.”
King Billy lives on, in the rain. Listen.
50 Greatest Hits In Film: a tone poem, sort of.
Describe, in 35 words or less, a moment from one of your favorite films. Okay, now do it 49 more times. Done? Good, now you have a blog. Post the son of a bitch.
Technicolor Gloom And Doom: HALLOWEENFEST 2013
Some movies, a few stories and a laugh or two from this year’s dark season.
Spiders, Zombies, Aliens, Space Warps, Mutants. They don’t make ’em like this guy used to, man.
Articles about Stephen Romano on DREAD CENTRAL
Star Crash (DVD)
While running from the authorities, a pair of smugglers (Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro) are recruited by The Emperor (Christopher Plummer) to rescue his missing son (David Hasselhoff) while they track …
Shock Festival [Hardcover Book] & DVD
An illustrated history of 101 of the strangest, sleaziest, most outrageous movies you’ve never seen! An elaborate work of illustrated fiction, SHOCK FESTIVAL is a raunchy, hilarious tall tale of …
Incident On And Off A Mountain Road
Chased through the night woods by the maniacal Moonface (John De Santis), Ellen (Bree Turner) defends herself by rigging a series of booby traps she learned from her cruel survivalist husband (Ethan Embry). But her tricks may not be enough to stave off the creepy predator.
The Riot Act
From the common depths of human loneliness, to the delirious heights of love that transcends death . . . get ready for a disturbing and exhilarating ride along a maniac’s razor of madness and horror, where the ultimate evil is a dark mirror reflection of humanity, and the most unlikely redemption may find us all in the darkest hour.
Stephen Romano – The Maxx – Maxximum Sound – A Comic Book Soundtrack
A soundtrack/radioplay designed to be played while reading the first three issues of Sam Kieth’s The Maxx comic book.