Inside the Writers House featuring Clay Mcleod Chapman
Friday, October 13, 2023, 10:30am - 11:30am
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IWH w. Clay McLeod Chapman What Kind of MotherRU scared? U should be! Rutgers Writers House has never been more haunted! Inside the Writers House presents 13 DAYS OF HORROR! featuring house visits with: Rachel Harrison (Black Sheep), Josh Malerman (Birdbox, Spin a Black Yarn), Jonathan Maberry (V Wars), John Langan (i), Trevor Henderson (Scarewaves, Sirenhead), Elizabeth Hand (A Haunting on the Hill), Gus Moreno (This Thing Between Us), Gabino Iglesias (The Devil Takes Us), Tom Holland (writer/director, Fright Night, Childsplay), Chuck Wendig (Black River Orchard), Sam Rebelein (Edenville),Grady Hendrix (How to Sell a Haunted House), Eric LaRocca (Everything the Darkness Eats), Alex Grecian (Red Rabbit, Proof), and Stephen Graham Jones (Don't Fear the Reaper).

It all kicks off with a LIVE! in-person visit by Clay Mcleod Chapman (What Kind of Mother, Ghost Eaters, Quiet Part Loud), who Esquire just credited with "shaping horror's next Golden Age" @ 10:30 AM, Fri. Oct 13 (of course) at the Rutgers Barnes & Noble (100 Somerset).

Click HERE for more info. Stay tuned for the full calendar, running through mid-December.

Dubbed a "horror-drunk storytelling virtuoso master idiot" (Time Out New York) and "weaver of nightmares" (Richard Chizmar), Clay has written for The Avengers, Spiderman, and Scott Snyder's American Vampire. His "I Walked with a Spider" (Marvel) was a top ten bestselling comic book and he created a Venomized Deadpool (aka Venompool) for "Edge of the Venom-verse" #5. Clay's six issue zombie series, Self Storage, described as "Storage Wars meets The Walking Dead," was turned into an "augmented reality comic" by director Michael Bay. His film, The Boy (from his novel, Miss Corpus), about a nine year old sociopath, stars Rainn Wilson (The Office) and David Morse (World War Z). The New York Times called it "remarkable," "gorgeous," and "stunning to behold." His novel, The Remaking, was called "ambitious" (Guardian), "terrifying" (Library Journal), a "masterpiece," (Kirkus), and a "chilling page-turner" (Fangoria); his novel, Whisper Down the Lane, was called "spellbinding" (Publishers Weekly, starred), "a clever, creepy roller-coaster ride" (Library Journal), and "ruthlessly compelling... a truly diabolical nightmare that daylight can’t dispel" (Ramsey Campbell)' and his novel, Ghosteaters, in which a certain drug allows you to see dead people, has been called "an addictive Gothic punk graveyard tale" (Chuck Wendig), "a guided tour of a shroom-and-gloom ghost world" (Grady Hendrix), and "a terrifying meditation of the horrors of modern life" (Alma Katsu). The stop motion movie adaptation of his middle grade novel, Wendell & Wild, starring Jordan Peele and helmed by Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick, hit theaters last Oct, and he recently wrote Quiet Part Loud, a 12-part horror podcast series from Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions, with Mac Rogers. His newest novel, What Kind of Mother, came out earlier this month.

Location Rutgers Barnes and Nobles, Second Floor