Read Award-Winning Graphic Short ‘Whisper in the Woods’ in Famous Monsters 290!

Two friends go drinking in the woods and accidentally hit a homeless man with a bottle. What could possibly go wrong?

This is the predicament given to the two main characters of WHISPER IN THE WOODS, the graphic short story that won Best Graphic Novel at Silver Scream Film & Comic Festival 2018! Writer and artist Denis St. John says, “I always like a good cryptid sighting no matter what they end up being (it’s always owls)… Shani and Dani behave a lot like I did with my best friends in high school.”

‘Whisper in the Woods’ is a whimsical tale of humor and horror, where you’re just as likely to get your eye poked out as find donuts in the woods.

It’s also been entirely re-drawn and lettered from the original short, meaning you won’t find the version in Famous Monsters anywhere else!

Teaser Art for Silver Scream Winners Revealed at Comic-Con!

San Diego Comic-Con, birthplace of countless pop culture announcements, gave the Famous Monsters panel audience their first glimpse at what the latest Silver Scream Graphic Novel winners have in store!

Among the titles announced for American Gothic Press were Silver Scream 2017 Graphic Novel Script winner BLACK SUNDAY, 2018 Graphic Novel Script winner HAG, and 2018 Graphic Novel winner WHISPER IN THE WOODS.

2017 winner BLACK SUNDAY suffered delays due to the Northern California wildfires of October 2017, but now with artist Polychrome at the helm, Matt Dreiling’s haunting story about a farming family during the Great Depression has come to stark life in black and white. HAG and WHISPER IN THE WOODS both made a splash with the judging panel this year, and WHISPER IN THE WOODS will debut in the Famous Monsters 2018 Annual as a 12-page short story before being completed as an original graphic novel in early 2019. Chad Stroup’s HAG found its artist in previous Silver Scream winner Jon Clark (THIN), making the horror scribe and artist a true double threat in every sense of the word!

Concept art for each of the aforementioned titles can be found below. Silver Scream was founded on the idea of accepting graphic novel submissions due to the increasingly direct link between existing IP and developed screenplays.

BLACK SUNDAY
Script by Matt Dreiling
Art by Polychrome

WHISPER IN THE WOODS
Script and Art by Denis St. John

HAG
Script by Chad Stroup
Art by Jon Clark

Look for all three titles, along with AGP’s flagship series MONSTER WORLD and assassin mystery NICE, to debut in late 2018 or early 2019.

Our Online Theater is now live!

We’re all about giving independent artists a platform, but due to time constraints with scheduling, that’s not always possible for every film submitted to a festival. This year, Silver Scream Film and Comic fest is introducing an online theater where films that received an Honorable Mention can be viewed and rated by everyone! Our first two films, PORCELAIN and O2 NEGATIVE, are available for viewing and rating now. If you scream loudly enough, the filmmakers may just hear you…

2016’s Best Sci-Fi Feature Winner HACKED Gets Wide DVD Release

In Silver Scream’s debut year of 2016, we awarded the visionary science fiction film CTRL ALT DELETE with the Best Sci-Fi Feature award — and now we are pleased to announce that the film is available for the general public to enjoy! Released March 6, 2018 as HACKED, the film is on VOD and/or DVD from every major retailer, including including iTunes, Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy.

“Obviously it has been quite a journey to get to this point, and I couldn’t be more grateful for how our reception at Silver Scream helped set us up for success,” says director James B. Cox.

Follow the links to purchase a copy of HACKED!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/hacked/id1347510753
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hacked-Andy-Allo/dp/B0788XVFSR/ref=sr_1_5?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1519206693&sr=1-5&keywords=hacked
Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hacked/243419149
Best Buy: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hacked-dvd/33775559.p?skuId=33775559

2018 Gallery is up!

If you missed the festivities, OR if you were there and want to reminisce with us, check out our gallery of Silver Scream Fest 2018 and its special events, panels, parties, creepy makeups, and more!