Our Top 10 Crime Noir Films
Russ Colchamiro’s picks: Since my contribution to Murder in Montague Falls—Red Ink—is a combination of noir and thriller, I expanded my range of movies and subgenres for my top 10 list. So here goes, in no particular order:
- The Killing
- Apt Pupil
- Silence of the Lambs
- Blade Runner/Blade Runner 2019
- LA Confidential
- No Way Out
- The Usual Suspects
Sawney Hatton’s picks: A couple of these may not be full-fledged noir, but like my story The Devil’s Delinquents, they all contain noir elements.
- Chinatown (1974, dir. Roman Polanski)
- Sunset Boulevard (1950, dir. Billy Wilder)
- Once Upon a Time in America (1984, dir. Sergio Leone)
- Rear Window (1954, dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
- Blue Velvet (1986, dir. David Lynch)
- Nightmare Alley (1947, dir. Edmund Goulding)
- Touch of Evil (1958, dir. Orson Welles)
- The Killing (1956, dir. Stanley Kubrick)
- Sin City (2005, dir. Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller & Quentin Tarantino)
- White Heat (1949, dir. Raoul Walsh)
Patrick Thomas’s (A Many Splendid Thing) picks:
- The Maltese Falcon
- Cast A Deadly Spell
- The Big Sleep
- Sin City
- Blade Runner
- High Sierra
- Gone Girl
- Double Indemnity
- Basic Instinct
WHITE HOT THRILLS! PITCH BLACK DEEDS!3 TALES OF TEENS TACKLING THEIR DARKEST RITES OF PASSAGE
Acclaimed storytellers Russ Colchamiro, Sawney Hatton, and Patrick Thomas each present an original novella brimming with enough danger, intrigue, and murder to get readers’ blood pounding and hearts racing.
In Colchamiro’s RED INK, a paperboy with an overactive imagination witnesses a brutal killing on his route—or has he taken his fantasy spy games a step too far?
In Hatton’s THE DEVIL’S DELINQUENTS, a trio of teenage misfits in pursuit of success, power, and revenge practice amateurish occult rituals… with deadly consequences.
In Thomas’s A MANY SPLENDID THING, a sultry high school teacher enrolls one of her students to get rid of her husband. But will the young man really graduate to murder?
Published by: Crazy 8 Press
Publication Date: October 1st 2019
Number of Pages: 250
ISBN: 0998364185 (ISBN13: 9780998364186)
The Turnback – You Kill Me:
“You Kill Me” is the official soundtrack to the book MURDER IN MONTAGUE FALLS (Noir-Inspired Novellas by Russ Colchamiro, Sawney Hatton & Patrick Thomas). Russ Colchamiro (a long time friend and fellow creator) asked the band to write what would be considered a closing credit tune for the book. We were happy to do so!
Read an excerpt:
RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the zany sci-fi backpacking series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the sci-fi mystery anthology, Love, Murder & Mayhem, and contributing author for his newest project, Murder in Montague Falls, a noir novella collection, all with Crazy 8 Press. Russ has contributed to several other anthologies including Tales of the Crimson Keep, Pangaea, They Keep Killing Glenn, Altered States of the Union, Thrilling Adventure Yarns, Brave New Girls vols. 3&4, Camelot 13, TV Gods 2, and Footprints in the Stars. He is now finalizing the first in an ongoing SFF mystery series featuring his hard-boiled private eye Angela Hardwicke and has several other SFF, crime fiction, and children’s book projects in the works. Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, their twin ninjas, and their crazy dog, Simon.
For more on Russ’s works, visit: russcolchamiro.com, Goodreads, Twitter, & Facebook!
SAWNEY HATTON is an author, editor, and screenwriter who has long loved playing in the dark. His published works include the Dark Comedy novel Dead Size, the YA Noir novella Uglyville, and the Dark Fiction short story collection Everyone Is a Moon. He also edited the Sci-Fi Horror anthology What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners? Other incarnations of Sawney have produced marketing videos, attended chili cook-offs, and played the banjo and sousaphone (not at the same time). As of this writing, he is still very much alive.
For more semi-unseemly insights into Sawney, visit: sawneyhatton.com, Goodreads, Twitter, & Facebook!
PATRICK THOMAS is the award-winning author of the beloved Murphy’s Lore series and the darkly hilarious Dear Cthulhu advice empire. His 40+ books include Fairy with a Gun, By Darkness Cursed, Lore & Dysorder, Dead to Rites, Startenders, As the Gears Turn, Cthulhu Explains It All, and Exile and Entrance. His is the co-author of the Mystic Investigators series, The Santa Heist, and the Jack Gardner mysteries. Patrick is the co-editor of Camelot 13 (with John French), New Blood (with Diane Raetz), and Hear Them Roar (with CJ Henderson), co-created The Wildsidhe Chronicles YA series and is the creator of the Agents of the Abyss series. He has had more than 150 short stories published in magazines and anthologies, with his work for YA and children including the Ughabooz books, the Undead Kid Diaries, the Joy Reaper books, and the Babe B. Bear Mysteries as Patrick T. Fibbs.
Visit him online at: patthomas.net, Goodreads, Twitter, & Facebook!
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