Posted on 30th May 2008 by aaron in


My name is Aaron J. Howell and I’ve been a horror fan & writer for as long as I can remember.  Welcome to Backwoods Horror.  Come on in and sit a spell by the fire.  Within these pages you’ll find horror news, reviews, rants, ravings, and eventually some audio and video. I’m not only a fan of horror and exploitation movies, but films I’ve come to define as “Dirty South” flicks.  Movies like White Lightning, Slingblade, Black Snake Moan, Deliverance, Hunter’s Blood  and the like.

As I said, I am, obviously, a writer, having written short stories and published articles. I’m currently working on a variety of screenplays, my ultimate goal being to write and direct horror films. I’ve been a director and a producer on various independent short films and I’m looking to branch out into feature films under my Backwoods Productions/Backwoods Films banner.

Editor In Chief / CEO / Designer / Lead Writer


Some related pictures.  Everyone likes pictures: 

Meeting George A. Romero at a signing at a comic shop in Charlotte, NC

Tom Savini and I in Asheville quite a few years ago…

Jeff Lieberman and I outside the Anthology Film Archives before a 35mm screening of JUST BEFORE DAWN!

Tony Timpone and I after a press screening for V/H/S. Cool guy. We pretty much had the same opinion about the film…


  1. well here is to wishing you much success. I look forward to reading your reviews!

    Comment by Petra — August 15, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

  2. Hey,

    Just heard the name of your website mentioned on The Midnight Horror Show so I thought I would stop by and see what this is about. Nicely designed site! I also noticed that you like horror podcasts. Well if that’s the case stop by my website http://www.thedarkhours.net. Isn’t much to look at, but I put out a killer podcast biweekly. Let me know what you think!

    Comment by Grey — January 18, 2010 @ 3:37 am

  3. Glad you stopped by. I’ve been on something of a hiatus for a while, but I’m back and I may try and get back on the Midnight Horror Show as well. Those guys are crazy! I will be starting THE BACKWOODS HORRORSHOW back up as well, with new co-hosts and, potentially, interviews and such.

    Keep it Creepy!

    Comment by aaron — February 17, 2010 @ 12:04 am

  4. Hey Aaron,

    Great site! I came across it because the name is more or less the name of my gothic roots project album…great minds think alike I suppose. As a true southerner from the great state of Tennessee, I wish you hella success and if you ever need another voice on the podcast, hit me up! =)

    – Eric

    Comment by Erictehundying — February 27, 2010 @ 5:42 pm

  5. How do I see this movie? I’ve only seen trailers! And I’m in the movie! lol
    Or did I get left on the cutting room floor.? dang

    I would really like to see it. Maybe I should just go to Wes’ house and watch it? He’s just down the road about a 1-2 mile range. Yep… lol. True though. SAVINI!


    Comment by gNA gIANNI — March 4, 2010 @ 4:38 pm

  6. gNA gIANNI,
    I assume you’re talking about INTO THE PIT: THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY OF DEADPIT.COM! The short answer is, it ain’t out yet, so you’re still gonna have to wait a while. I got a screener copy for review. If you’re a big fan of the Deadpit.com boys, it will definitely be a MUST HAVE!

    Keep It Creepy! & Thanks for stoppin’ by the shack!

    Comment by aaron — March 5, 2010 @ 2:16 am

  7. Eric,
    The site is still a work in progress. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the time I’d like to work on it and the podcast more, but hopefully that’ll be changing soon. Havin’ you as a guest on the show might be cool, I’ll just have to figure out how to record skype or something. Normally we just record on an iPhone, Owen does his command line (or, Terminal in this case) magic, sends it to my lappy and I edit. Thanks for stopping by the site!

    Keep It Creepy!

    Comment by aaron — March 5, 2010 @ 2:18 am

  8. One of the best Horror sites on the web! 5 skulls for sure. Steph

    Comment by Stephanie L Davis — May 16, 2012 @ 12:34 am


    Comment by Phannie — June 28, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

  10. Hmmmm, I’ll take that under advisement. I am a damn handsome fellow, as you know.

    Comment by aaron — June 29, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

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