NBC/CHILLER MOVIE VERSION OF DEAD SOULS NOW AVAILABLE FOR E-READERS

July 9th, 2012

This October, the film version of my novel DEAD SOULS will air on NBC’s Chiller Network. To celebrate this, Crossroad Press is releasing my own preferred version of the novel, with over 5000 additional words and a new ending. The e-reader version is now available, and can be downloaded wherever e-readers are sold, or here:

DEAD SOULS ON AMAZON

For purists, a new version of the book will be up for preorder soon from Omnium Gatherum, and will be available in August.

 

RETURN TO DARKNESS, the sequel to DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, is now available for e-readers.

June 6th, 2012

The sequel to my bestselling novel DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, aptly titled RETURN TO DARKNESS, is now available for e-readers. You can grab a copy here:

 

 

DEAD SOULS COMING FALL 2012 TO NBC/CHILLER

June 1st, 2012

PRODUCTION COMMENCES ON DEAD SOULS; CAST REVEALED

April 19th, 2012

Here’s the official PR announcement:

NEW YORK, NY – April 18, 2012 – Production has commenced in Canterbury, CT on Dead Souls, Chiller’s all-new original movie slated to premiere in October 2012.  Adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Michael Laimo, the film is written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys; Andrew Gernhard and Zach O’Brien will produce for Synthetic Cinema International.

On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie learns he was adopted when he inherits a farm in Maine, abandoned for the 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher. Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father’s questionable teachings.  In a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family.  Dead Souls stars Jesse James (The Amityville Horror, The Flyboys) as Johnny, Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1,000 Corpses), Magda Apanowicz (The Butterfly Effect), Noah Fleiss (Brick), Jaiden Kaine (Hellbenders) and Geraldine Hughes (Rocky Balboa, Gran Torino). 

And to answer your question, YES, I will be doing a cameo ;-)

DEAD SOULS to be a CHILLER NETWORK original movie

January 7th, 2012

I am very proud to announce that my novel DEAD SOULS, originally released by Leisure Books in 2007, will be made into a full length feature film. NBC Universal, the parent company of the Chiller Network, greenlit the project in December. The creative team behind the first Chiller Network original film, Steve Niles’ Remains, will take on the task of bringing Dead Souls to life.

Here’s the official announcement, from Variety.

From Synthetic Cinema International:

 DEAD SOULS-On his 18th birthday, Johnny Petrie learns he was adopted when he inherits a farm in Maine, abandoned for the 18 years since his natural family died at the hands of his father, the local preacher. Eager for a new life, he leaves home to start over in his new dwelling. However, as he digs into his past, he soon uncovers the horrifying details of his father’s questionable teachings. In …a frightening revelation, he also learns that his return has revived decades-old forces trapped in the home and sets in motion a heart-stopping finale to a ritual that already claimed the lives of his family.

Dead Souls is adapted from the novel by Bram Stoker Award finalist Michael Laimo. The film is written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys; Andrew Gernhard and Zach O’Brien will produce for Synthetic Cinema International.

Dead Souls will film in April and will tentatively run on Chiller in October.

RETURN TO DARKNESS NOW AVAILABLE

December 20th, 2011

It’s about time, right? Well…lots of readers are telling me it was worth the wait. The sequel to my bestselling DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, is now available. Titled RETURN TO DARKNESS, the story of Michael Cayle and the Isolates continues right were the first novel left off.

Here’s a review for RETURN TO DARKNESS:

http://nickcato.blogspot.com/2011/12/now-this-is-sequel.html

Here’s the cover:

 

Now available from Bad Moon Books, and Amazon.com.

Coming December 2011

November 5th, 2011

Picking up right where Deep in the Darkness left off, Dr. Michael Cayle returns from near death to rescue his wife and daughter, who have been taken captive by the Isolates, the aboriginal creatures living in the woods behind his home. Will he find them alive, or dead? Or…worse?

Click HERE to order now and save 5% off the cover price.

“Dead Souls is creepy, atmospheric, and explosive — keep a light on and a gun loaded when you crack this baby. Another outstanding thriller from Michael Laimo.”  Douglas Preston, author of The Monster of Florence.

“Michael Laimo can stand proud next to Clive Barker and Stephen King” The Horror Review

“One of the best and most refreshing horror novels you’re likely to read…” Gary Braunbeck, on Deep in the Darkness

LOTS OF STUFF HAPPENING…

November 3rd, 2011

I’m bursting at the seams, but for now I must remain quiet. But I can say there will be a great deal of Michael Laimo product out in 2012. I exhibit patience and look forward to sharing some very good news with you soon.

Stay tuned…

All of my books to be published for KINDLE & NOOK

August 22nd, 2011

Hey everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that ALL of my books will be published for e-readers. As much as I feel that the e-reader is the cause of the huge slump in the book and publishing industry, I feel I have no choice to join them, as I can’t beat ‘em. So…I’ve teamed up with Crossroad Press to bring ALL of my books back into print, digital that is. I must say I am VERY impressed with Dave Niall Wilson’s new company. He’s quickly become a leader in digital press, bringing the best horror titles back out for download. Here’s my current list of titles, soon to double in size:

Michael Laimo’s Kindle Store

Well…lots of stuff happening…

July 20th, 2011

I know, I’ve been quiet. But life takes its toll, but for me, its all in a good way. I’ve decided after taking 20 years off from playing guitar, that it would be fun to pick it up again. Now, 8 months later, four guitars later, two amps, tons of gear, and a kick ass high energy classic rock band, I’ve got another time consuming hobby on my to-do list. It’s been great fun, but I’d be the first to admit it’s taken a lot of my writing time away. Add in the fact that I do not commute to Manhattan anymore for my day job, and I’ve got even less time on my hands to ink down all those scares. Don’t fear…I am still writing, some short stories here and there, and I do have another novel in the works. But for now…it’s rock and roll, Rubie’s Costumes, and this stuff:

1)      Crossroad Press is ushering me into the digital age. I’ve released nine books over the years, and they will be releasing them all for Kindle. Right now, The Demonologist, Sleepwalker, Demons Freaks, Dregs of Society, and Deep in the Darkness have all been released for Kindle and Nook. You can get them at CrossroadPress.com, Amazon, or wherever e-books are downloaded.

2)      Here’s a new one for me—it appears that my novel Fires Rising, which was published in Germany last year under the title Demon Fire, was nominated for a German Fantasy Award. I am not familiar with this award, or its proper title, but I’m up against the best in the field under the category of Best International Novel:

• Brom: The Children Thief
• Iain Banks: Worlds
• Michael Laimo: Demon Fire
• Neil Gaiman: The smiling and the odd trip to Asgard
• Scott Westerfeld: Leviathan – The Secret Mission

3)      As well, and this is the news I’ve been patiently waiting to share…but my novel RETURN TO DARKNESS, the sequel to DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, will be released this fall in trade paperback. Details coming soon. But…I am very pleased to announce that is WILL BE RELEASED this year!

Thanks for all your continuing support!