Here’s your one-stop shop for all things PDI Press! Click here to find more publications from Psycho Drive-In writers! January 1, 2018 – AMERICAN CARNAGE: TALES OF TRUMPIAN DYSTOPIA Kindle version on sale now! Paperback version is also now on sale! American Carnage features five writers from the horror/pop culture website Psycho Drive-In, telling original tales of dystopian science fiction and horror in Post-Trumpocalypsian settings. John E. Meredith’s ” What Kind of Monster Are You?” offers a unique take on a classic science fiction trope: aliens are coming to steal our women! But this time, they’ve got a distinctly more sinister endgame in mind. Rick Shingler’s “The Day the World Turned Day-Glo” is set after a major new technology has effectively made sunlight a commodity. And the only person who can do anything about it is alone on the moon. Dan Lee’s “None but the Brave” follows the adventures of a sociopathic anti-terrorist agent in a future where nobody’s minds are safe from observation – not even after death. R. Mike Burr’s “Where Eagles Dare” is set the day after tomorrow as an unnamed protagonist comes under scrutiny by ill-intentioned patriots. Lastly, Paul Brian McCoy’s “Big Takeover” continues the adventures of the protagonists of his novel The Unraveling, as they take a trip into the dreaming mind of the President in order to save him, and the country, from potential apocalypse. These five stories range from straight science fiction to existential horror to trash/schlock splatter. If you’re feeling anxiety over the state of the world, these stories might not alleviate that worry, but they will definitely inspire, and disgust, you, all at the same time! April 28, 2017 – NOIRLATHOTEP: TALES OF LOVECRAFTIAN CRIME Paperback and Kindle versions now on sale! Noirlathotep features seven writers from Psycho Drive-In, telling original tales of blood-curdling Lovecraftian-themed crime. Dan Lee’s “Let Sleeping Gods Lie” is a classic hardboiled detective story set in the modern day. P.I. Glenn Mitchell is hired to retrieve a mysterious book by a mysterious man only to discover that he may be in over his head. Alex Wolfe’s “A Stutter in the Infinite” begins as a locked-door mystery, following police consultant Lindsay Alexander as she is called in to identify the body of a friend. From there, she spirals into madness with a hint of violence. “The Lurker in the Dark” by John E. Meredith, takes us to post WWII New England as African American private investigator August Winfield is hired to track down a beautiful woman’s missing mother while dealing with his own familial issues. “Dan Shadduk’s Bad Luck Day” by R. Mike Burr takes private detective fiction to the nether realms, as monstrous P.I. Dan Shadduk agrees to help an ex-lover escape from a demonic crime lord. Dan Johnson brings us back to the present and a disturbing case of lust, ambition, and murder on a college campus with “In the Shadow of Reality.” “In the Valley of San Fernando” is Rick Shingler’s comedic caper of P.I. Phil Howard, who is hired by the wife of great Cthulhu to find their missing twins, Nicci and Nikky, before Hollywood chews them up and spits them out. Lastly, Paul Brian McCoy weaves cryptozoology, meth dealing, dream traveling, and alien conspiracies into a neo-noir tale called “The Shadow Over Braxton County.” When Samantha Sargent returns home for her father’s funeral, she gets recruited by her corrupt police officer uncle into cooking meth. But who, or what, is he working for? These seven stories bring crime fiction to a dark and accursed realm where nobody can be trusted and even if you make it out alive, your mind – and maybe your soul – may not survive intact! April 17, 2015 – MARVEL AT THE MOVIES: 1977 – 1998 In 1977 the first Marvel live-action production hit the airwaves as The Amazing Spider-Man crawled up walls and into our living rooms! The following 21 years were filled with ups (a few) and downs (a lot), but as the new century lingered on the horizon, Marvel had finally figured out how to make their properties work in live-action features, beginning with Blade! Paul Brian McCoy has painstakingly gone back and watched all of the Marvel live-action productions from 1977 to 1998, taken notes, done a little extra research and has put together a film-by-film breakdown of what worked, what didn’t, and tried to figure out why in each case. Marvel at the Movies (1977-1998) features discussions of: The Amazing Spider-Man (1977) The Incredible Hulk (1977) The Incredible Hulk: A Death in the Family (1977) Doctor Strange (1978) Captain America (1979) Captain America: Death Too Soon (1979) Howard the Duck (1986) The Punisher (1989) The Incredible Hulk Returns (1988) The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) Death of the Incredible Hulk (1990) Captain America (1990) The Fantastic Four (1994) Generation X (1996) Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1998) Blade (1998) So cue up your VCRs — if you still have VCRs — and settle back to relive the wonders of Marvel’s low-budget feature-length live-action television and film experiments and see where the wonders of today originated. May 4, 2015 – MARVEL AT THE MOVIES: Marvel Studios – From Iron Man to Ultron In 2008, Marvel Studios launched their first foray into world domination with the release of Iron Man. In the seven years and eleven films since, the studio has gone from an indie hopeful to a massive global blockbuster machine. With 2015’s release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, there seems to be nothing that they can’t do. Paul Brian McCoy has been reading Marvel Comics and watching Marvel movies since he was barely old enough to be considered a real human being, and has sat down, done the research, and put together a survey of each film Marvel Studios has produced, from Iron Man to Age of Ultron. Each chapter provides some insight into the creative history of each film, from development hell, casting decisions, fan outcry and enthusiasm, to box office and critical reception. Along the way he also provides brief critical assessments and a joke or two. May 31, 2015 – SPOILER ALERT: HANNIBAL SEASON ONE – An Unauthorized Critical Guide The Psycho Drive-In Spoiler Alert Guides are in-depth critical guides of television shows one season at a time, featuring detailed recaps, critical evaluation, trivia, cast lists, with a touch of humor here and there. The first of the series takes a look at the first season of Bryan Fuller’s re-imagining of Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s Hannibal, starring Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy as Hannibal and Will Graham, respectively. Share this:TweetShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related One Response Read More From Psycho Drive-In Writers! - Psycho Drive-In January 11, 2018 […] Click here to check out all of the publications of PDI Press! […] Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.