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Were talking The Bye Bye Man, the upcoming movie based on the story “The Bridge to Body Island” that appears in Robert Schneck’s The President’s Vampire: Strange-but-True Tales of the United States of America. The non-fiction story revolves around three Wisconsin college students who experience a series of terrifying events. The movie is being directed by Stacy Title and produced by Trevor Macy for Intrepid Pictures. It is set to start filming in November in Cleveland, according to Scene. Doug Jones (best known for his roles in Hellboy and Pan’s Labyrinth), Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, and Lucien Laviscount have signed on to star in the horror-thriller, according to Variety. This is the first of two movies set to be made based on books published by Anomalist Books. Unfortunately, the option on a TV series based on Budd Hopkins autobiography, Art, Life and UFOs, did not materialize. Any interested parties should contact Anomalist Books to option this book or any of our other titles.

aluJerry Clark wrote a review of Budd Hopkins’ Art, Life and UFOs: A Memoir in what may have been the last print issue of Fate magazine. For Clark, the book was special for many reasons, one of which was “because memoirs by ufologists are both exceedingly rare and crucial to the historical record.” Other than the expected ufological figures like J. Allen Hynek, John Mack, and others, Hopkins mentions encounters with some of the leading cultural figures of the 20th century, among them Alger Hiss, Norman Mailer, Kurt Vonnegut, Brendan Behan, Edward Hopper, Zoot Sims, Buddy Rich, Mel Torme, Ray Bradburry, as well as Budd’s fellow Abstract Expressionists Mark Rothko, Franz Kline, and Robert Motherwell. Written “in prose that sparkles and delights,” writes Clark, “Budd’s book will engage the happy attention of readers who don’t know him or perhaps have never heard of him. Art, Life and UFOs does justice to all three. It’s a wonderful book. It is also safe to say that, given its unique main character, there will never be another one like it.”

aluThis book is going to surprise a lot of people. First of all, it’s a new book (not a reprint) from a bestselling author, and it appears not from Simon & Schuster, not from Random House, but from Anomalist Books. Second of all, it is without a doubt the author’s most literary production to date. As a memoir, Art, Life and UFOs by Budd Hopkins not only provides the details of a very complex life, but it’s also the first treatment of Budd’s remarkable artistic career in book form. And it’s at the intersection of these two topics, art and life, that readers are allowed insights into his UFO work that we have never been privy to before. This memoir not only puts into perspective his 30 years of UFO research, but it also reveals, for the first time, the details of an important, previously unpublished case that helped Budd recognize “missing time” as an aspect of UFO abductions, as well as his curious personal ties to some of the people involved in the very first UFO report he ever investigated. Whether you are interested in UFOs, modern art, or Budd Hopkins himself, you are certain to find Art, Life and UFOs quite a candid and compelling read. (“Look Inside” the book at Amazon.)