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when animals attack

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals

The definitive horror movie guide for fans of killer animals and "revenge of nature" films.

When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies with Killer Animals provides a fascinating and entertaining insight into the cinematographic world of animals on the rampage. From well-known predators such as sharks and lions to unusual killing machines like turkeys, elephants, frogs, cats, and rabbits, there is no shortage of the species on display in this book.

Leading horror writers and filmmakers present their favorite “animals attack” films through in-depth essays. Some of the films are touching, some are repulsive, and some are just plain silly. Not all of these horror movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they have made the heart of the writer beat faster with excitement.


Avalon (memoir)

Some cats need nine lives to make a difference. Avalon only needed one.

Avalon is the heartwarming and once-in-a-lifetime love story of a girl and her neurotic Turkish Van cat.

With humor, the author details how Avalon made other creatures cringe in distress whenever he was around, how he threw her dates out by means of special techniques, and how he rendered it almost impossible for her to leave the house. Avalon was so incorrigible that even her landlord ordered her to get rid of him. But beneath Avalon’s demonic boisterousness, Vanessa recognized her own flaws and insecurities, and she understood that abandoning Avalon would be the worst she could do to him. Thanks to her unswerving loyalty, Avalon transformed into a tender feline and even landed a major role in a horror movie. In turn, Avalon made it his mission to be there for his human companion.

Avalon is a memoir for anyone who has ever been obsessively in love with a pet.

drowned sorrow

Drowned Sorrow (novel)

Megan Blackwood has just lost her son in an accident. Now she has come to Moonlight Creek with her teenage daughter, Jenna, hoping that a change of scenery might help to put their lives back together.

But something odd is happening in Moonlight Creek. When rain falls over the village, its inhabitants commit grisly murders, leaving the village deserted again with the first rays of sunshine. Beneath the lake's surface, something watches... and waits... Waits to reveal a tragic past drowned in mystery and fear. One that doesn't bode well for visitors.

By the time Megan realizes that her daughter's life is in danger, it might already be too late.

a good man

A Good Man (screenplay)

Now a movie directed by Steve de Roover, and starring Pierre Lekeux, Matthias Pohl, Aurore Picavet, and Frédéric Bosso!

Louis Caron is a good man. He feeds the homeless, takes care of animals, and is concerned with the ecological future of the planet. But his altruism has a sinister edge - he's a vampire - and local detective Taglioni is becoming increasingly suspicious. Louis' attempt to escape the police takes him on a journey into his own private hell where he is not only forced to confront his worst fears, but also to destroy the lives of those he cares about most.

Also available in French as Un homme bien.

next to her

Next to Her (short film script)

Now a short film directed by Vincenzo De Jonghe and starring Luc de Ruelle, Anna-Maria De Schepper, Annelies De Nil, and Avalon. Next to Her is also a segment in the anthology feature film Follow: Love, Life, Ghent.

For more than two years, the 84-year-old Maurice has been taking care of his terminally ill wife, Yvonne. Because of the stress and strain of caring for someone in need of constant supervision, the line between nurturing and torturing is easily crossed. Is the elderly couple still capable of uncovering the tenderness of their bond?

the strangers outside

The Strangers Outside (short story)

Now a movie starring Pierre Lekeux, Iulia Nastase, Olivier Prémel, and Avalon.

Two sisters return to their remote holiday cabin after a day at the seaside. But little do they know they're being surrounded. Shortly after their arrival, the girls will come face to face with THE STRANGERS OUTSIDE. When the assailants make their intentions known, things take a shockingly terrible turn and an intense battle for survival will begin.

gps with benefits

GPS with Benefits (short film script)

Theo is a womanizer. He can't help himself when it comes to checking out the ladies. He's a danger on the road because of this, and the fines pile up. He makes a test drive with the new “GPS with Benefits,” an enhanced GPS device that comes with the promise to turn him into a better driver. Theo will find out that this new system is... radical.


  1. Stopping by from the Lucas's Journey blog hop to say hello. Your books look very interesting! I love this kind of stuff - I'm writing them down. And congratulations on your publishing successes - you have high praise!

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  8. Hi, Vanessa!

    Fantastic cover on Drowned Sorrow. I LOVE it!

  9. New follower from the hop at MomsReview. I'm a huge book junkie, especially thrillers, suspense and the supernatural. I can't wait to read your books now! I'll probably even do a review of them after I read them. You can visit my blog at www.thesassymom.com

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    Hi! My name is Chrissy. I'm following your blog now. I'm here from The Weekly Book Blog hop hosted by Beck Valley Books. It's great to meet you!

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  12. I'm stopping by from the Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop. I'm now following you by GFC. I'd love if you'd stop by my blog. Have a great Thursday!


  13. I am blog hopping & following you from Beck Valley Books. Growing Old With Grace http://growing-old-with-grace.blogspot.com/. Hugs, GraceinAZ

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  26. It was great working on the soundtrack of The Strangers Outside.

  27. Hi, Weekends with Lucy and Sam blog hop has sent me your way. Your books sound interesting. I enjoyed my visit. Hope you stop by and follow me back.

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  29. Wow they look interesting! Cant wait to find them and read them!! Thanks for the follow! Am following you too!!

  30. Hi lady. I'm a new follower, stopping by from Make My Morning Blog Hop! I am so glad I found you. I am a sucker for supernatural suspense. Definitely add these to my wish list.

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  32. How lucky am I that I found your blog and books through Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop? I am intrigued by your books and I'm going to get them from my local bookstore, if I can! Thanks you!!! BTW, I am your newest follower.

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