Star Wars Horror Novel

Recently, I came across an article talking about a possible horror novel based in the Star Wars Universe. After doing a little research, I found out it is going to be penned by horror author, Joe Schreiber.

Schreiber mentioned it in his blog at

"Earlier today, Lucasfilm announced that my forthcoming Star Wars horror novel will be called Deathtroopers, and that it will take place immediately before A New Hope. So there you go.

I had the time of my life on this one, I have to say. I'm doing the final edits now, and I've tried to make it into exactly the kind of book you'd want to read if you were a child of the 70s who grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy and really digs horror in the vein of The Shining and Alien, with a little dose of William Gibson mixed in.

I hope when it comes out next November, you'll enjoy it as much as I do."

On the Star Wars message boards, there is alot of discussion about what the main monster of the book might be. Some have speculated, that since the title is 'Deathtroopers' it would be some sort of terrifying version of a storm trooper. If anyone wants to see how scary a deathtrooper might possibly be, check out the image I posted with this article. I typed in 'Scary Storm Trooper' and found those bad boys at the top. They are taken from an independent, Australian horror film called 'The Dark Lurking'.

Expect a full review when 'Deathtroopers' comes out.



I was brought up an only child/only grandchild in a family obsessed with horror films. I am really good at creating terrifying scenarios in my head, which can sometimes lead to dissapointment while watching scary movies. I am a comic book writer, and my love for comics only slightly surpases my love for horror movies.

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