News

SHE IS NOT YOUR DAUGHTER premieres on Lifetime Movie Network August 12, with a screenplay by guess who?

Another family thriller from the poison pen of the Klown Prince, only this time we're rocking some serous heart and soul!
Read More

PROJECT 51 is a rousing success! And sorry for being away, kids! Um. I’ve been real busy, okay?

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.
Read More

TRIPLE THREAT (A.K.A FRAMED BY MY SISTER) world premieres Friday February 25 on Lifetime Movie Network!

My new Lifetime original thriller comes to you from the director of SHARKNADO and the fun boys and girls who brought you Z NATION!
Read More

EVERY DIGITAL GHOST gets it’s WORLD PREMIERE ON THE BIG SCREEN!

Kay and Romano's cautionary tale about living online gets invited into not one, but THREE film festivals for its debut! Check it out!
Read More

Kay and Romano’s EVERY DIGITAL GHOST gets a creepy-cool trailer!

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!
Read More

Romano’s winter thriller NEXT DOOR NIGHTMARE now available on Amazon Prime!

Romano's Killer Granny Slasher Flick is now streaming!!
Read More

Romano’s NEXT DOOR NIGHTMARE On Lifetime! And MORE!

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!
Read More

ESCAPING MY STALKER and other craziness of the year 2020!

A long-overdue update from the trenches of The Klown Prince, including my Lifetime movie from 2020, and other things shocking and awesome!
Read More

DEADLY INFLUENCER now on Lifetime Movie Network

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!
Read More

WEB CAM GIRLS on Lifetime Dec 30!

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!
Read More

BOTTOMFEEDER finally to be released DECEMBER from Eibon Press!

It's BAD LIEUTENANT meets HUMANOIDS FROM THE DEEP in a king hell horror comic series written by Stephen Romano!
Read More

YOU KILLED MY MOTHER and WEB CAM GIRLS to premiere in DECEMBER on Lifetime!

Two awesome TV thrillers written by Stephen Romano!
Read More

Stephen does CANDYMAN for Clive Barker!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from the depths of hell!
Read More

EIBON PRESS GOES GREAT GUNS!

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!
Read More

LUCIO FULCI’S ZOMBIE #5 continues the story past the movie and beyond INSANITY!

Fulci's zombie invade Times Square. And get totally KILLED!
Read More

TRAILER TRAUMA 3 to be released December 22, with cover art and commentary by Romano!

The baddest-ass trailer collection OF ALL TIME comes out just in time for Christmas, and I'm all over it!
Read More

Eibon Press ZOMBIE comics are going to EAT YOU!

Our Fulci Comics are selling like bats out of hell over at eibonpress.com! Come check it the fuck out!!!
Read More

Romano movie art update: THE SATANIST, HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE and MORE!

Lots of swell new exploitation movie poster art from upcoming releases!
Read More

Romano announces Fulci Comics at his all-new publishing imprint EIBON PRESS!

The big news is that FULCI COMICS are coming! The bigger news is that I'm publishing them myself!
Read More

Romano’s legendary ZOMBIE comic book coming back to print in July!

Here's a teaser glimpse of Romano's upcoming new publishing venture, which brings his most celebrated "lost" book back to life!
Read More

Julia Starchild and the Planet of Lost love

Julia rises again, for the last time, with a new face and a new mission. Hope you've enjoyed the ride.
Read More

Julia Starchild 4: BATTLE BEYOND THE PLANET OF ICE!

Julia's finest hour. And her darkest hour. All in one.
Read More

JULIA STARCHILD 3: THE WAR OF THE STARS

The awesome, terrifying, cautionary tale of sci-fi's most notorious space babe continues...
Read More

TRAILER TRAUMA and TRAILER TRAUMA 2 kick all the ass, with art by Romano!

The most amazing trailer collections of all time will blow your eyes right out of your mind!
Read More

Full Moon’s RAVENWOLF TOWERS with art by Romano

An all new feature film from Charlie Band, master of 80's video sleaze. And a swell new teaser poster from little old me!
Read More

Julia Starchild 2

The Epic Saga of Science-Fiction's most awesome B-movie babe continues!
Read More

JUILA STARCHILD is here!

My wild new multimedia project makes its grand debut right here and over at at Dread Central, too!
Read More

DEAD KIDS! Glass Doll Films resurrects Romano’s “lost” art!

Some old "rejected" art gets a new lease on life! Check it out!
Read More

who is JULIA STARCHILD?

Check her out, boys. She's coming....
Read More

21st Century Grindhouse: FLESH FOR THE INFERNO!

The most terrifying motion picture of all time, because it's the MOST RECENT!
Read More

Stephen Romano’s THE RIOT ACT returns to print!

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!
Read More

METRO hits the street! With a KILLER review from legendary author/screenwriter William Kotzwinkle!

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!
Read More

Phantasm! Basket Case! Dino Delaurentiis!! METRO!!!

Some really awesome stories from my wretched past, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
Read More

FINAL COUNTDOWN TO METRO

BLOG OVERDRIVE at The Express, as we count down the last days to my new novel!
Read More

SHOCKING NEW TV SERIES!

Stephen Romano presents a gripping and edgy tale of sweet revenge . . .
Read More

COUNTDOWN TO METRO: Guest blog by Teighlor Darr!

ALL NEW GUEST BLOG CELEBRATING THE KINGDOM!!!
Read More

Stephen Romano’s KINGDOM begins at DREAD CENTRAL!

Stephen's ALL NEW WEEKLY COLLUM featuring The Kingdom and DEAD BABIES! Only at DREAD CENTRAL!
Read More

COUNTDOWN TO METRO! Guest blog by Joe Fay!

More Kingdom madness, celebrating the arrival of my new novel!
Read More

Stephen’s ALL NEW hard-hitting thriller METRO, out on September 14 from Simon and Schuster!

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!
Read More

“KINGS OF CULT” starring Roger Corman and Charles Band gets awesome new poster by Romano!

Stephen paints the masters of exploitation films.
WELL OF COURSE HE DOES!!!
Read More

Director William Friedkin shouts out to the RETRO 13!

Our last week got blessed by the hand of the MAN HIMSELF. What an awesome way to go out, folks!
Read More

RETRO 13 FINAL CHAPTER! William Friedkin’s SORCERER!

Not quite done! This week, ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, sudden death on RETRO 13! Thanks for watching, kids!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents THE PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE MUST DIE!

OUR FINAL WEEK, featuring the legendary iconic PHANTOM, only at DREAD CENTRAL!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents NEON MANIACS

ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL this week, the ultimate slasher dream team!
Read More

BREAKING! Rock icon Cherie Currie digs on RETRO 13!

Celebrity endorsements. Gotta love em, man!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents WAVELENGTH

A "lost" classic. resurrected in my swell online gallery project! ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents THIRST

BLOODSUCKERS! Only at DREAD CENTRAL THIS WEEK!
Read More

RETRO 13: SON OF LASERBLAST!

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!
Read More

RETRO 13: FROM BEYOND

What's more fun than a hundred gallons of slime? TEN THOUSAND GALLONS OF SLIME. FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This week, only a Dread Central!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents DEATH COLLECTOR

This week, ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, a truly obscure low budget Sci-fi classic gets a big time RETRO-1980s poster treatment!
Read More

RETRO 13 presents Oliver Stone’s THE QUEEN OF EVIL

Only At DREAD CENTRAL, kids! Ollie's directorial debut, which may have destroyed one of the most legendary movie distribution outfits of all time!
Read More

RETRO 13: MS.45

The ULTIMATE woman-gets-revenge film gets immortalized by little old me, in this week's edition of my wild online gallery project!
Read More

RETRO 13: STRANGE BEHAVIOR

Something STRANGE is happening. ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL!
Read More

RETRO 13: HELLRAISER

So much for the cat and mouse shit. ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL, folks, my all-new HELLRAISER poster tribute!
Read More

RETRO 13 – DAWN OF THE MUMMY . . . PART 2?

Let's take three awesome horror movie posters and make ONE AWESOME SEQUEL OUT THEM!!
Read More

BOTTOMFEEDER website slimes onto the internet!

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!
Read More

BOTTOMFEEDER, coming soon!

My new comic series that begins where the slime ends. And takes you right TO THE DEEP END.
Read More

RETRO 13: BLOOD BEACH! At Dread Central!

Part ONE of my ALL NEW ONLINE ART GALLERY, available ONLY AT DREAD CENTRAL for FREE!
Read More

Stephen Romano’s RETRO 13 goes live on MARCH 23!

What do Pinhead, Ms.45 and The Phantom of the Paradise have in common? Find out in just two weeks at Dread Central!
Read More

A Hundred Movies at Halloween-for-Christmas!

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!
Read More

New Novel METRO this summer/ELEMENTARY book cancelled

Some career updates for 2015, kids. Sherlock may be dead, but you still ain't seen nuthin' yet . . .
Read More

Stephen Romano’s WAYWARD PINES: BEFORE THE FALL a year-long bestseller!

Yes, fans, an AMAZON BESTSELLING NOVEL, here at the Express!
Read More

Stephen Romano’s SHOCK FESTIVAL to be featured on ABC’s CRIMINAL MINDS

Hey, what's that on TV? That's total COOLNESS from Romano's acclaimed alterno-world of Fax-ploitation madness.
Read More

THE WIZARD OF GORE, immortalized by Romano!

Some cool posters From SOMETHING WIERD and FULL MOON, painted from a wheelchair!
Read More

All-New WAYWARD PINES prequel Novel coming OCTOBER 29th, from Stephen Romano and Amazon Kindle Worlds!

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!
Read More

Romano’s RESURRECTION EXPRESS to be filmed by legendary producers of PLATOON, VIDEODROME and the RUSH HOUR series.

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.)
Read More

Stephen Romano’s acclaimed superthriller RESURRECTION EXPRESS, now in stores everywhere!

Wherever books are sold, you'll find action hero ELROY COFFIN, in the most acclaimed shoot-em-up extravaganza of the year!
Read More

American Hippie in Israel! Soon on BLU RAY with art by Romano!

More weird exploitation movie madness---this time on BLU-RAY!
Read More

Lost Trancers sequel, with new art by Stephen Romano!

Jack Deth is back, and he's damn sure never been HERE before!
Read More

Elroy Coffin hits the big time . . . as a PAPERBACK!

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!
Read More

RESURRECTION EXPRESS IN PAPERBACK . . . in just 5 MORE DAYS! From POCKET BOOKS!

ELROY COFFIN, the scrappiest literary action hero since Jack Reacher, gets a BIG PUSH from the premiere publisher of paperbacks!
Read More

BADA$$ MOTHER**ERS!

Another epic film of high art from Full Moon, shot in one day, with a poster by ME.
Read More

More FULL MOON Madness, with NAZITHON and WIZARD VIDEO posters!

Your life is meaningless if you haven't seen this movie, or the awesome poster that I did for it!
Read More

Stephen Romano Teams Up With Exploitation Video Legend Charles Band for BLOOD OF 1,000 VIRGINS and MORE!

Stephen meets The Master Of Puppets in the exploitation Techno-Brat shlock experiment of the decade!
Read More

The Manson Family theatrical release gets new poster from Stephen Romano

It's a twisted film. It's in theaters soon. I totally did the poster.
Read More

Red Band trailer for John Dies At The End features art from Stephen Romano’s SHOCK FESTIVAL!

The new Don Coscarelli film is even way cooler than you thought it was!
Read More

Resurrection Express now only $4.99 on E-Book!

Just a five spot for coolest new action thriller around! Less than the price of a movie, and It's waaaaay cooler!
Read More

Resurrection Express NOW AVAILABLE. Signing event at Bookpeople on October 1st!

Come meet me in person and get a book signed!
Read More

Resurrection Express is here! And another rave from Booklist!

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!
Read More

Publisher’s Weekly raves Resurrection Express!

"The pace never slackens in screenwriter Romano’s superior debut thriller . . . Few will anticipate the plot twists or the extremely satisfying resolution . . ."
Read More

The Raves Roll In For Resurrection Express!

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:
Read More

Best-Selling Author Blake Crouch loves Resurrection Express

"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
Read More

First Review for Resurrection Express, from the director of Phantasm!

"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
Read More

Welcome To the Express!

Hey, people!

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.
Read More

BLACK LIGHT by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Stephen Romano

BLACK LIGHT by Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan and Stephen Romano
Read More

Stephen Romano’s RESURRECTION EXPRESS explodes in 2012 from Simon and Schuster!

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.
Read More

BLACK LIGHT kicks in on OCTOBER 5th, in Collaboration with the Writers of the SAW FILMS!

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!
Read More

“MANIAC” Re-Released with All-New Poster by Stephen Romano

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.
Read More

Stephen Romano Attending ZOMBICON Oct 30-31, As Official Poster Artist, With “THE EVIL DEAD”!

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 ... Read More
Read More

STARCRASH: SPECIAL EDITION

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.
Read More

AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL: An exploitation classic gets the Romano treatment!

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.
Read More