Monday, December 25, 2017

David Moody Moody first self-published Hater in 2006, and without an agent, succeeded in selling the film rights for the novel to Mark Johnson (producer, Breaking Bad) and Guillermo Del Toro (director, The Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth). His seminal zombie novel Autumn was made into an (admittedly terrible) movie starring Dexter Fletcher and David Carradine. Moody has a unhealthy fascination with the end of the world and likes to write books about ordinary folks going through absolute hell.

Moody's new novel is One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning.

Recently I asked the author about what he was reading. His reply:
I’ve just finished Josh Malerman’s excellent and thought-provoking Bird Box. I’m a sucker for all things apocalyptic. There’s such a glut of end of the world stories about right now (no coincidence, I believe, considering we’re living through such bizarre and unpredictable times), but it’s hard to find stories that bring something new to the genre. Bird Box is such a book. Malerman takes a relatively simple premise and gives it a whole new and completely unnerving spin: people are committing suicide as a result of seeing undefined creatures. The only way you can be sure of surviving this apocalyptic event is to only go outside blindfolded. It’s a simple twist, but it’s also a brilliant one, because in denying his protagonists (and readers) the security of sight, Malerman ramps up the horror a hundred fold.

The book’s currently in production as a movie starring Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich. I for one can’t wait to see how a book which hinges on its characters not being able to see translates to a visual medium.
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My Book, The Movie: One of Us Will Be Dead by Morning.

--Marshal Zeringue