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"...Texas writer Joe Lansdale has said that, even though he was born in the 1950s, he was raised in the 1930s: That’s a byproduct of living in the remote rural areas, that there’s a lag in time. It’s not just a conceit for filmmakers to be able to dispense with cell phones and the internet..."
"...Austin Chronicle: You’re one of the so-called “Masters of Horror” as part of the Showtime series of the same name, and turned Joe R. Lansdale’s short story “Incident On and Off a Mountain Road” into that show’s very first, instantly memorable episode, co-scripting with Austin author and screenwriter Stephen Romano..."
"...Mikels' The Black Klansman; and Don Coscarelli's monsterpiece Bubba Ho-Tep, (adapted from a story by East Texas yarn-spinner Joe R. Lansdale)...."
"...In an email, Edgar Award winner Joe Lansdale, author of the Hap & Leonard crime novels, wrote, "Bill is his own thing, and unique is the proper word. He writes novels from his personal vision, not someone else's, and I admire that most about his work." [inset-1]..."
"..."Well, the horror-writing community is a little more fractured than I'd like it to be," says Southard. "Historywise, the first name that always popped into my mind with Austin horror was Joe Lansdale – and he's from Nacogdoches..."
"...Writing in The Texas Observer, novelist Joe R. Lansdale describes his Trump-supporting East Texas neighbors as neither stereotypical "rednecks" nor the "uneducated," but rather the willfully, "happily stupid." They have adopted a religion of guns and power, and yearn for "a chance ....."
"...It's not like he didn't have ideas on how to continue: "Over this length of time, and the long gaps between these films and from the Seventies onwards, I've been close friends with the key actors. I'd always been fantasizing about where these characters would go." Then in the mid-2000s, he was approached by horror illustrator and TV animation director David Hartman, who had supervised visual effects for Coscarelli's 2002 adaptation of Joe Lansdale's Bubba Ho-Tep..."
"...Joe R. Lansdale is loving his moment in the sun..."
"...In my favorite 2015 read, Joe Lansdale takes on the mythically true-ish story of Nat Love, an African-American marksman nicknamed Deadwood Dick who was both a marshal and a Buffalo Soldier. Along the novel's picaresque journey, Love is tracked by a racist killer seeking revenge..."
"...If someone had told me that it was adapted from one of Joe R. Lansdale’s genre-hopping horror stories I would have believed it..."
"...(Mike Simonetti’s track “The Magician” pulls double duty, lifting as it does from Brad Fiedel’s score for The Terminator.) Grace, a frequent collaborator with Ti West, mostly utilizes his own skills with electronic instrumentation in evoking the sweaty, do-or-die mood of Joe R. Lansdale’s humdinger of a crime novel..."
"...As an actor, writer, and producer of films like post-apocalyptic vampire nightmare Stake Land, cannibal family drama We Are What We Are, and the recent adaptation of Joe Lansdale's Cold in July, Damici and his long-time directing partner Jim Mickle have become mainstays of alternative horror. In his first teaming with director Adrián García Bogliano (Cold Sweat, Here Comes the Devil), Late Phases adds a new twist to the lycanthropic trope..."
"...Joe Lansdale has joked that the best thing that can happen to a writer is that they sell the rights to a book, it never gets made, they get the rights back, and then they get to sell the rights again. At least that way the filmmaker doesn't get to fuck it up..."
"...Romano is an institution in the Austin literary and genre scenes, having translated Joe Lansdale's "Incident On And Off a Mountain Road" for Showtime's Masters of Horror series, and penning the definitive fictional history of a cinema that never was, Shock Festival. His latest novel, Resurrection Express has been optioned by producers Pierre David (Videodrome, Scanners) and Arthur M..."
"...Set in East Texas in 1989 (that near-past era before cell phones and DNA testing made mystery plotting a much trickier business), Cold in July is based on a novel by Joe Lansdale, and the screenplay is adapted by director Jim Mickle and his writing partner Nick Damici (who also has an onscreen role in the film). The time period also fits the story’s underlying depiction of various modalities of masculinity...."
"...When writer/director Jim Mickle started reading Joe Lansdale's novel Cold in July, he expected a by-the-numbers thriller. What he got, instead, pulled not just the rug, but the entire floor out from under him..."
"...In 2010, he followed that up with a three disc collection of (mostly) fake trailers for those fake films. He's also been part of the real deal: In 2005, Romano brought together two of his favorite fearmongers, Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli and the king of Texas Gothic Joe Lansdale for Showtime's adaptation of Lansdale's Incident On And Off a Country Road...."
"...That doesn't mean fedoras and tommy guns. As Film Noir Foundation president Eddie Muller explains, "It's a certain story where the reader can empathize with characters who are bad, who are doing something that's bad." That's the theme in the upcoming adaptation of Joe Lansdale's Cold in July (directed by We Are What We Are's Jim Mickle and starring Michael C..."
"...In 2010, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him author emeritus, showing his value to and impact on the medium. Books like Interstate Dreams and The Hereafter Gang established him as a member of the slipstream movement, pioneered by Bruce Sterling and Barrett's close friend Joe Lansdale...."
"...R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-Tep, Zeppelins West, Jonah Hex)..."