Another family thriller from the poison pen of the Klown Prince, only this time we’re rocking some serous heart and soul!
This is a brief INTRODUCTION to the following collection of stories, thought, essays and general mayhem from the Klown Prince of Darkness.
My crazy book full of 51 STORIES WRITTEN IN JUST 24 HOURS has met the world finally, and I’ve got more coming. Just you wait, kids.
My new Lifetime original thriller comes to you from the director of SHARKNADO and the fun boys and girls who brought you Z NATION!
Kay and Romano’s cautionary tale about living online gets invited into not one, but THREE film festivals for its debut! Check it out!
Last year during the first wave of the pandemic, Stephen teamed up with a maverick talent in motion pictures to make a wild short film about how our better selves get gobbled up by the internet. Come see the trailer and the poster!
Romano’s Killer Granny Slasher Flick is now streaming!!
It’s a creepy winter wonderland, and a slasher is killing all your neighbors because she wants a baby… all in my latest TV movie madness from the fun folks at Lifetime networks!
A long-overdue update from the trenches of The Klown Prince, including my Lifetime movie from 2020, and other things shocking and awesome!
Stephen’s “progressive cautionary tale” about the dangers of social media is now airing, and guess what else? You can stream this baby, AND his other awesome Lifetime flicks at Amazon too!
On the day before New Year’s Eve, all hell breaks loose in Stephen Romano’s new cautionary tale about bad little girls and the hideous slasher who loves them!
It’s BAD LIEUTENANT meets HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP in a king hell horror comic series written by Stephen Romano!
Two awesome TV thrillers written by Stephen Romano!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the depths of hell!
My little publishing company has been going hard for a year! Here’s a collection of STUFF AND THINGS, all about the cool comics we’ve been doing!
Fulci’s zombie invade Times Square. And get totally KILLED!
The baddest-ass trailer collection OF ALL TIME comes out just in time for Christmas, and I’m all over it!
Our Fulci Comics are selling like bats out of hell over at eibonpress.com! Come check it the fuck out!!!
Lots of swell new exploitation movie poster art from upcoming releases!
The big news is that FULCI COMICS are coming! The bigger news is that I’m publishing them myself!
Here’s a teaser glimpse of Romano’s upcoming new publishing venture, which brings his most celebrated “lost” book back to life!
Julia rises again, for the last time, with a new face and a new mission. Hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.
Julia’s finest hour. And her darkest hour. All in one.
The awesome, terrifying, cautionary tale of sci-fi’s most notorious space babe continues…
The most amazing trailer collections of all time will blow your eyes right out of your mind!
An all new feature film from Charlie Band, master of 80’s video sleaze. And a swell new teaser poster from little old me!
The Epic Saga of Science-Fiction’s most awesome B-movie babe continues!
My wild new multimedia project makes its grand debut right here and over at at Dread Central, too!
Some old “rejected” art gets a new lease on life! Check it out!
Check her out, boys. She’s coming….
The most terrifying motion picture of all time, because it’s the MOST RECENT!
WHY IS THIS MAN UPSET? My critically acclaimed short story collection is coming back into print, ten years after it was first released, just in time for Christmas!
NY Times Best-selleing author of of E.T. The Extraterrestrial and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 4 chimes in with a killer capsule review of my brand new novel!
Some really awesome stories from my wretched past, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
BLOG OVERDRIVE at The Express, as we count down the last days to my new novel!
Stephen Romano presents a gripping and edgy tale of sweet revenge . . .
ALL NEW GUEST BLOG CELEBRATING THE KINGDOM!!!
Stephen’s ALL NEW WEEKLY COLLUM featuring The Kingdom and DEAD BABIES! Only at DREAD CENTRAL!
More Kingdom madness, celebrating the arrival of my new novel!
My new novel takes a look at the world we live in and asks the burning question: WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG? The answer ain’t pretty, kids!
Stephen paints the masters of exploitation films.
WELL OF COURSE HE DOES!!!
Our last week got blessed by the hand of the MAN HIMSELF. What an awesome way to go out, folks!
Not quite done! This week, ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, sudden death on RETRO 13! Thanks for watching, kids!
OUR FINAL WEEK, featuring the legendary iconic PHANTOM, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL this week, the ultimate slasher dream team!
Celebrity endorsements. Gotta love em, man!
A “lost” classic. resurrected in my swell online gallery project! ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL!
BLOODSUCKERS! Only at DREAD CENTRAL THIS WEEK!
Was there ever really a sequel to LASERBLAST? Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Find out the answers to these and many other questions THIS WEEK, only at Dread Central!
What’s more fun than a hundred gallons of slime? TEN THOUSAND GALLONS OF SLIME. FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This week, only a Dread Central!
This week, ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, a truly obscure low budget Sci-fi classic gets a big time RETRO-1980s poster treatment!
Only At DREAD CENTRAL, kids! Ollie’s directorial debut, which may have destroyed one of the most legendary movie distribution outfits of all time!
The ULTIMATE woman-gets-revenge film gets immortalized by little old me, in this week’s edition of my wild online gallery project!
Something STRANGE is happening. ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL!
So much for the cat and mouse shit. ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, folks, my all-new HELLRAISER poster tribute!
Let’s take three awesome horror movie posters and make ONE AWESOME SEQUEL OUT THEM!!
The weirdest, goriest, sleaziest, baddest-ass COMIC BOOK is coming your way soon, and we have a whole new site full of goodies for you to get slimed over!
My new comic series that begins where the slime ends. And takes you right TO THE DEEP END.
Part ONE of my ALL NEW ONLINE ART GALLERY, available ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL for FREE!
What do Pinhead, Ms.45 and The Phantom of the Paradise have in common? Find out in just two weeks at Dread Central!
Godzilla! Jason! Amadeus! They all show up in Stephen’s last gasp “nerdcore’ blog, which is a novella-length journey through the art of darkness!
Some career updates for 2015, kids. Sherlock may be dead, but you still ain’t seen nuthin’ yet . . .
Yes, fans, an AMAZON BESTSELLING NOVEL, here at the Express!
Hey, what’s that on TV? That’s total COOLNESS from Romano’s acclaimed alterno-world of Fax-ploitation madness.
Some cool posters From SOMETHING WIERD and FULL MOON, painted from a wheelchair!
The official prequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s wild new TV show and Blake Crouch’s shocking series of novels, by none other than Yours Truly!
It takes some heavy Hollywood muscle to bring action hero ELROY COFFIN to the big screen. These man bring the thunder, and then some. The most acclaimed thriller novel of the year will soon be the most awesome motion picture of the decade! (Calm, down, Stephen.)
Wherever books are sold, you’ll find action hero ELROY COFFIN, in the most acclaimed shoot-em-up extravaganza of the year!
More weird exploitation movie madness—this time on BLU-RAY!
Jack Deth is back, and he’s damn sure never been HERE before!
It has a scene in it where a guy runs straight at a car doing 90 and jumps over it. It has a bit where an entire hotel lobby is reduced to rubble in mere seconds from the oily sweat-soaked barrels of heavy caliber automatic weapons. It’s also got a love story that’s pretty cool. And the bad guy’s name is David Hartman. So BUY YOUR COPY NOW!
ELROY COFFIN, the scrappiest literary action hero since Jack Reacher, gets a BIG PUSH from the premiere publisher of paperbacks!
Another epic film of high art from Full Moon, shot in one day, with a poster by ME.
Your life is meaningless if you haven’t seen this movie, or the awesome poster that I did for it!
Stephen meets The Master Of Puppets in the exploitation Techno-Brat shlock experiment of the decade!
It’s a twisted film. It’s in theaters soon. I totally did the poster.
The new Don Coscarelli film is even way cooler than you thought it was!
Just a five spot for coolest new action thriller around! Less than the price of a movie, and It’s waaaaay cooler!
Come meet me in person and get a book signed!
This one means a whole lot to me, because one of my key inspirations as a writer is Andrew Vachss, and I’ve been compared to him here. Here is the review in it’s entirety. Hot damn!
“The pace never slackens in screenwriter Romano’s superior debut thriller . . . Few will anticipate the plot twists or the extremely satisfying resolution . . .”
My debut thriller from Gallery Books at Simon and Schuster is getting heavy advance praise from some real heavy hitters. To say that I am shocked and amazed would be a galactic understatement. I’m a little speechless, actually. So I’ll just the boys speak for me:
“A high-voltage blast! Stephen Romano’s action scenes are light years ahead of the pack, fueled by muscular prose, terrifying villains, and Elroy Coffin—a protagonist for the ages. RESURRECTION EXPRESS is one of the finest examples I’ve encountered of noir’s evolution into the 21st century.”
—Blake Crouch, acclaimed author of Run, Snowbound, and Abandon
“RESURRECTION EXPRESS is a rip snortin’ white knuckle ride….A page-turner that sinks its teeth into you and won’t let go. Stephen Romano has created a meal you will want to swallow whole—it’s that hard to put down. His damaged protagonist, Elroy Coffin, is a compelling computer freak with criminal skills who you can’t help but root for. A savage and vicious little tale that fans of Don Winslow will lap up. Highly recommended!”
–Don Coscarelli, award-winning director of cult classics PHANTASM, BUBBA HO TEP, and THE BEASTMASTER
Stephen Romano here, welcoming you to the latest and best incarnation of my ‘web presence.” This is a more-or-less all new site, with a theme sort of inspired by my new career directions, including the upcoming novel RESURRECTION EXPRESS, which bows in September from Simon and Schuster. See those nifty ads up there? That’s the book. Click it, pre-order it, live the burn, baby . . . it’s only a few bucks at Amazon. RESX is the new defining work of my career— a fast action/suspense extravaganza which puts a sort of renegade Mission: Impossible badass named Elroy Coffin in the middle of a gritty Quentin Tarantino scenario, where an on-the-street flight from multiple bad guys brings the hammer down from every imaginable direction, and the stakes have never been higher. Oh, and also . . . trust NO ONE. This one has twists you won’t see coming, badasses who will scare the shit out of ya, action you won’t be able to tear yourself away from, and (hopefully) a compelling central character you’ll want to to root for until the insane, bullet-riddled finale. I’m real excited about this one, and hope you will be also.
BLACK LIGHT by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Stephen Romano
Gallery Books at Simon and Schuster have announced that my new high octane thriller novel RESURRECTION EXPRESS will bow in mid-September of 2012 in hardback. I’m really thrilled to be at Gallery Books because they do Stephen King now, and the imprint has a great pedigree. They were Pocket Books before they became Gallery, and they’ve got a lot of my heroes, like Don Winslow and James O’ Barr. Simon and Schuster was a great place to go after getting my feet wet at Little Brown, where I did BLACK LIGHT. But that book was a collaboration, and supernatural horror action stuff. This new one is a little more serious, a little less comic book. It has the same awesome narrative drive, but I’ve taken it to whole new level—and, of course, this one is all mine.
I’ve just finished my commitment to BLACK LIGHT, a suspense-action novel written in collaboration with PATRICK MELTON and MARCUS DUNSTAN, the scribes responsible for the last four films in the SAW series. Begun in November of 2010, the BLACK LIGHT project was completed in record time, which meant no rest for the wicked on a brutal schedule . . . but the results are wild and epic, coming to a bookstore near you on OCTOBER 5th 2011, just in time for the Halloween season!
Grindhouse releasing has announced it’s theatrical re-release of Bill Lustig’s sleazebucket horror classic MANIAC, and I have created the disturbing new poster art which will haunt theatre lobbies. It’s a real honor to pay homage to the film this way, and to the late, great Joe Spinell. When I saw Bill Lustig’s MANIAC for the first time, I literally got sick to my stomach. It was back in the heyday of the slasher film, you know, back in the early eighties, but this wasn’t really a typical slasher film at all.
Earlier this year, I was tapped by Grindhouse Releasing and Renaissance pictures to create an all-new commemorative one-sheet poster for the classic horror film THE EVIL DEAD. Approved by Sam …
After thirty years, ROGER CORMAN’S CULT CLASSICS series presents the definitive video release of Luigi’s Cozzi’s notorious Italian STAR WARS/BARBARELLA mash-up, the one-and-only holy grail of “high class” exploitation films, STARCRASH! I am the co-producer of this lavish TWO DISC SPECIAL EDITION, featuring an all new high definition digital transfer of the film from the vaulted negative and a Dolby 5.1 soundtrack to rock your home speakers, re-mastered from the film’s original 4-track Dolby Stereo sound masters. I am a “known authority” of sorts on STARCRASH, having written the definitive “making of” book about the film (which was ultimately never published due to legal problems), and I brought some of that of knowledge and rare memorabilia to this special edition DVD set.
Fresh off the success of my collaboration with Grindhouse Releasing on their promo campaign for GONE WITH THE POPE, I am now proud to unveil our latest creation: the ambitious one-sheet poster for the new release of the obscure 1970s exploitation classic AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL. I’ve been working with Grindhouse on and off for well over ten years now, and they are amazing. That company basically amounts to Bob Murawski and Sage Stallone (yeah, THAT Sage Stallone) sitting in a room together and hatching crazy schemes to take over the world. They’re both pretty major players in Hollywood, but they’re completely insane.