Eric Red takes no prisoners. Read it with the lights on. -- Wes Craven
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 10, 2014
Eric Red’s classic zombies-in-space graphic novel Containment is coming back! And for the first time ever in hardcover and digital formats. Originally published by IDW Publishing back in 2005, it has been long out-of-print. The story takes place on a manned NASA space ship millions of miles from Earth, when a terrifying malfunction occurs in the cryogenic hypersleep pods containing the hibernating astronauts, turning most of the crew into the violently brain-dead. A handful of outnumbered astronauts awaken intact from their artificial slumber to find themselves pitted against murderous zombies running amok on the ship. The incredible artwork is by Nick Stakal and the introduction is by the legendary Wes Craven, who says about Containment, “It has blood, mayhem, sex, cat-and-mouse terror, and some of the best visual storytelling in years. Eric Red takes no prisoners. Read it with the lights on. Read it with a friend so you are not alone afterwards. Won't matter. You still won't be able to sleep afterwards. What better way to spend your remaining moments?"
SST Publisher Paul Fry says: "I'm extremely excited to be re-releasing Eric Red's incredible zombie graphic novel Containment. I'm a huge fan of sci-fi horror and Eric Red and Nick Stakal capture the sheer dread of being trapped in space and being hunted down by zombies perfectly. Eric Red, with his totally engaging and captivating storyline and Nick Stakal's extremely dark and terrifying artwork. It's a perfect combination. Add to that an introduction from movie legend Wes Craven and you can't go wrong! I know if people missed this book the first time they're going to love this new enhanced edition and be proud to have it sitting on their shelves."
About The Author: Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter, director and author. His original scripts include The Hitcher for Tri Star, Near Dark for DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Blue Steel for MGM and the western The Last Outlaw for HBO. He directed and wrote the crime film Cohen and Tate for Hemdale, Body Parts for Paramount, Undertow for Showtime, Bad Moon for Warner Bros. and the ghost story 100 Feet for Grand Illusions Entertainment. Mr. Red’s first novel, a dark coming-of-age tale about teenagers called Don’t Stand So Close, is available from SST Publications. His second and third novels, a werewolf western called The Guns of Santa Sangre and a science fiction monster novel called It Waits Below, are available from Samhain Publishing. His fourth novel, a serial killer thriller called White Knuckle, will be published by Samhain in 2015. A collection of eighteen of his horror short stories titled Toll Road will be published by SST Publications in 2015. His recent published horror and suspense short stories include “Colorblind” in Cemetery Dance magazine, the western horror tale “The Buzzard” in Weird Tales magazine, “Pack Rat” in Beware the Dark magazine, “Little Nasties” in Shroud magazine, “In the Mix” in Dark Delicacies III: Haunted anthology, “Past Due” in Mulholland Books’ Popcorn Fiction, and “Do Not Disturb” in Dark Discoveries magazine. He created and wrote the sci-fi/horror comic series and graphic novel Containment for IDW Publishing and the horror western comic series Wild Work published by Antarctic Press. Mr. Red’s website is: http://www.ericred.com.
About The Publisher: SST Publications is an independent publisher of all things dark. They have published several books; the first title, Cold Storage, includes an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Their most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark thriller novel Don’t Stand So Close by screenwriter, director, and author Eric Red. They also publish the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched a new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced mag of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. SST has also launched a new Art Book Series and will publish some of the best artists in the genre. The first title Veins and Skulls is by award-winning professional illustrator Daniele Serra. SST publishes their titles in multiple formats distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.
The Containment graphic novel trailer can be viewed on YouTube at this link: http://bit.ly/1y5RUZC
The cover art by Nick Stakal on Flickr can be viewed at these links:
Comic issue 1: http://bit.ly/1sb7k8y
Comic issue 2: http://bit.ly/1AS7CXP
Comic issue 3: http://bit.ly/1AS8mvU
Comic issue 4: http://bit.ly/1mjEIGi
Comic issue 5: http://bit.ly/1zRvd9u
Graphic novel Trade Paperback: http://bit.ly/1oyWM3l
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