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Take Your First Look Behind the Bookcase; Read an Excerpt and Enter to Win a Signed Advance Copy and Amazon Gift Card

Author Mark Steensland and illustrator Kelly Murphy are excited to announce their upcoming book for young readers entitled Behind the Bookcase.

Mark Steensland Talks The Weeping Woman and Tengu

Filmmaker Mark Steensland has been in our newsfeed quite a bit recently. Between the world premiere of his short film The Weeping Woman this weekend at Motor City Nightmares and the news that he had just acquired the rights to the novel Tengu, we thought it was time to talk to the man himself and find out more about his projects.

Chang Shao Trading Company to Unleash Tengu

Filmmaker Mark Steensland is certainly on a roll. Fresh on the heels of his short film The Weeping Woman hitting the festival circuit this spring comes word that Steensland and screenwriter Rick Hautala have acquired the screen rights to Graham Masterton’s novel Tengu via their Chang Shao Trading Company shingle. From the original novel's synopsis:

The Weeping Woman Teaser Trailer Hits the Web

Like most horror fans, we can be pretty cynical when it comes to our genre. We have to wade through a lot of swill to find the gems. But what I've seen come out about The Weeping Woman is leaving me with a lot of hope about newcomer Mark Steensland and his short, which stars Stephen "Evil Ed" Geoffreys (Fright Night) and DC alum Melisa Bostaph.

The Weeping Woman Short and Soundtrack Set for World Premiere

On April 16th, 2011, Motor City Nightmares Film Festival will be the scene for the world premiere of the latest short film by award-winning director Mark Steensland, based on a short story by Paul Kane (The Hellraiser Films and Their Legacy and Hellbound Hearts).

Weeping Woman, The (Short, 2011)

Starring Melissa Bostaph, Stephen Geoffreys Directed by Mark Steensland Written by Paul Kane

Legendary Composer Fabio Frizzi to Score Mark Steensland's The Weeping Woman

It's been a long time since we heard any horror themed music from composer Fabio Frizzi, but that's about to change thanks to his participation in Mark Steensland's new short The Weeping Woman. From the Press Release:

Mark Steensland and Stephen Geoffreys to be Haunted by The Weeping Woman

One filmmaker we've had our eye on for a while is Mark Steensland. The man's made some truly tremendous short films including the critically acclaimed The Ugly File, and now he's back with a new short-form fright fest along with Evil Ed himself! From the Press Releaae

Dead @ 17 Feature Film Update

It's been about two years since last we spoke of a live action feature film adaptation of Dead @ 17, but finally an update has come and thankfully it's good news! Any progress is good progress, no?

Exclusive: Teaser Poster for Animosity

Last Monday we doled out the scoop about producer-director Mark Steensland and screenwriter Rick Hautala acquiring the screen rights to James Newman’s forthcoming novel Animosity via their newly formed Chang Shao Trading Company. Today we have some teaser artwork for you!

Steensland and Hautala to Show Animosity

Badass producer-director Mark Steensland and screenwriter Rick Hautala have acquired the screen rights to James Newman’s forthcoming novel Animosity via their newly formed Chang Shao Trading Company shingle, and we've got the first heads-up on what to expect.

Peekers Director Debuts The Ugly File

Last year short film director Mark Steensland unleashed his horror short "Peekers" on fans, and this year his newest project, "The Ugly File", is set for not only its world premiere but also its US debut during the Shocklines Short Film Series event later this month.

Savini & Steensland go Beyond the Pale

We’ve been keeping close tabs on the filmmaking career of Mark Steensland (“Sucker”, “Lovecraft’s Pillow”) and it’s a good thing, too, because it’s moving pretty damn quick now.

Peekers to Travel the World

A few weeks back we had the opportunity to host the premiere of the latest short film from Mark Steensland, the adaptation of Kealan Patrick Burke’s short story “Peekers”. I would love to point you to it now but we only had it for 48 hours, so I hope you checked it out when you had the chance!

Exclusive: First Peek Behind Peekers!

Recently I had the chance to visit the set of a local film called "Peekers", directed by Dead @ 17 (review) helmer Mark Steensland, where I was witness to a scene being shot using the green screen equipment at Mercyhurst College here in Erie, PA (pictured, see more pics from the set below!). Peekers is based on a short story written by Kealan Patrick Burke. I won’t give too many details about the movie’s content, but I will say this much; Peekers is by far the best work I’ve seen from Steensland.