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Posted by: Iain Fisher
« on: March 20, 2013, 07:39:32 PM »

Sadly the British horror writer James Herbert has died.

From the site about project that didn't go ahead:
"In Ingrid PittĀ“s interview for Shivers, Russell says "James Herbert [horror writer] gave me two of his books.  One was called Shrine.  It was about this girl who becomes a kind of second-hand Virgin Mary and there were things in the book that I thought were terribly good...but I think it had something like 2000 people at the end."  Maybe the second book was The Dark: Ingrid Pitt reveals in her introduction to the biography of James Herbert (Devil in the Dark by Craig Cabell, 2004) "I was asked to write a screenplay based on his novel The Dark".  The biography itself says of the possible filming of Shrine "perhaps some of this would be lost in a movie version, unless directed by somebody like Ken Russell: a girl floating in the air, her once pure white dress now soaked in blood and dripping over the faces of her smiling disciples".