Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Star Wars Turns to Horror !

WHAT THE F**K ?!?!
Star Wars turned to Horror with the prequels, but this shows they'd flog a dog turd with the Star Wars name on it !!

George Lucas' powerhouse property is switching gears to another kind of "dark side." Shock is stepping well outside of its normal coverage with this one, because we've never covered novels and Star Wars is, well, cool and all, but not within our genre. But when someone does merge horror with the SW universe, I think it's good reason to break our usual coverage habits.

Apparently it's been rumored for some time that author Joe Schreiber was penning a Star Wars "expanded universe" horror novel entitled "Deathtroopers." Then, the below artwork (embracing a very Hellraiser-esque approach) popped up this week at StarWars.com and Schreiber further confirmed his participation via his blog:

"I'm going to be writing a Star Wars horror novel for Lucasfilm, to be released in November of 2009. And although I've been specifically asked not to talk about the content of the book, I can tell you that A) It's going to be very scary and B) It's hopefully going to be released on the same day that my original horror novel The Black Wing comes out. I'm thrilled (to death, obviously) to have this opportunity, and almost as thrilled to tell you about it."

The Pennsylvania-based Schreiber also penned the novels "Chase the Dead" and "Eat the Dark."

Source: Shock Till You Drop


allen said...

I am checking to see if Andrew has a time machine and is leaking the April Fools joke-post early this year. Andrew, you little scamp you!

...unless this is a real post...

Michael G Clark said...

What in the hell! As someone from Nebulous may say.

This is.. er... what? Star Wars porn next anyone!

Steve said...

As if The Phantom Menace wasn't horrific enough...

Jim said...

the hell with it - I'm in.
why not? better than lucas' kiddie-fying the series. A horror story revolving around just stormtroopers and the empire (instead of main rebels).... go for it. I'll take this over musical numbers by cartoon characters, singing and farting, anyday.