Hi everyone! Today our Top Ten is with Author Kevin Ranson. He has his top ten movies to watch at Halloween and info on his latest release book The Matriarch.
Glenville Normal School - 1919
Sarah Louisa "Sis" Linn, class of 1877, is brutally murdered in her home on the school's campus. No motive or murderer is found.
Glenville State College - 2013
Nearly 100 years has passed since Sis Linn's unsolved murder. The school's name has changed, and the story of her death and tales of her apparition have become fodder for frightening incoming freshmen. But a century is merely a moment for a spirit - and less than a blink of an eye for even more sinister entities that endure beyond the grave. Student Janiss Connelly will soon learn that not only are some ghost stories true, but that there are greater things to fear in life - and in death - than ghosts.
Kevin Ranson takes Janiss and you on a terrifying journey from the past to the present - and from this side of the grave to the next - to uncover not only the truth behind a century-old murder, but behind the centuries-old legends of the vampire.
Title: The Matriarch
Tagline: "Vampires don't believe in ghosts."
Top Ten Films to watch at Halloween
1) Trick 'r Treat
3) Hellraiser II
4) The Cabin in the Woods
5) Fright Night (1985)
6) Prince of Darkness
7) The Fog (1980)
8) A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
9) Sleepy Hollow
10) Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon
Creator, Writer, Critic.
Heeding a macabre calling listening to "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes" in kindergarten, Kevin started writing in grade school and filled countless notebooks with story ideas while touring the Mediterranean in the US Navy. He is the author of The Spooky Chronicles and the vampire thriller The Matriarch, creator/critic for MovieCrypt.com and "ghost writer" for horror host Grim D. Reaper, and has numerous credits in the role-playing game industry. His author blog is at ThinkingSkull.com.
Kevin currently resides in the Houston, Texas area with his wife and fellow horror writer, Linda S. Cowden, in addition to four dogs, three horses, and over a dozen cats (don't judge).
Books - The Spooky Chronicles (ongoing series), The Matriarch
Contributor - MovieCrypt.com, Guy.com, DarkMedia.com
Anthologies - 66 Tales of Terror: "The Gates of St. Augustine", The Horror Society Anthology 2013: "Tendrils Never Lie"
RolePlaying - The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible 2nd Edition, "Shards of the Stone CORE" RPG, Kindling Moon "Rulebook & Realmbook"