<![CDATA[Ginger Nuts of Horror - NEWS]]>Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:54:15 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[HORROR NEWS BLAST (20 FEB 2018)]]>Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:55:48 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/horror-news-blast-20-feb-2018
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ALICE IS ADDICTED TO BURYING ROAD KILL...

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Road Trash is a short horror film about good intentions gone wrong. Alice can't help but bury every dead animal she comes across. One day, she buries something she never should have touched and pays for her kind act dearly. 

It is the first film from director/writer/producer Natasha Pascetta and music composer James Malone. While watching a scary movie together last year, they decided to turn their love of horror into something tangible that could combine their talents. 

Road Trash was shot in the sleepy town of Mineral Wells, TX with the abandoned Baker Hotel serving as a haunting backdrop. 

Inspired by Italian and American horror films of the 1980's, Road Trash is a vibrant fairy tale about a girl and her strange addiction.

TITAN COMICS TO PUBLISH HOWLING NEW CREATOR-OWNED SERIES OF THE SUPERNATURAL – BROTHER NASH

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WEREWOLVES! TRUCKERS! MONSTROUS CICADAS!
THE UNQUIET DEAD! IT’S ALL HERE!
Titan Comics is thrilled to announce Brother Nash – a three-part supernatural comic series from creator, writer/artist Bridgit Connell.

If American Gods met Teen Wolf and Hellboy on the midnight road to Sacramento… they may well make something a little like Brother Nash, which tells the story of Nash, a haunted trucker who can see ghosts, talks with spirits, senses evil and – oh yes! – is a werewolf.

When the moon is on the rise and violence threatens his friends, he struggles to keep the beast in check, even as he strives to meet his obligations to those he loves.

And when Nash takes on a mysterious hitchhiker heading for Tucson, he and his friends are dragged headfirst into their most dangerous adventure yet.

So grab your shotguns, prime your shortwave radio, warm up the cab, flex those lupine claws, and join the crew for what may be the strangest and deadliest cross-country haul of all time!

According to writer/artist Bridgit Connell, “Brother Nash is about a mysterious trucker out West who gets lost in a supernatural adventure with his two friends, a bumbling sweetheart and fellow trucker named Ray, and a strong-willed ranch owner named Billie. On the road they encounter tricksters, motorcycle gangs, zombies, creepy ghost kids, high-speed chases, giant monsters, redneck shaman, witches... and find out that the lore behind astronomy is alive and roaming the earth."

Debuting in comic book stores and on digital devices in a staggering, triple-sized 72-page issue, Brother Nash #1 also features a stunning A cover by Sanford Greene (Power Man & Iron Fist, Royals, Uncanny Avengers), and an astounding B cover from Bridgit and colorist Luis Guerrero (Rivers of London, Mycroft Holmes).

Completely remastered from Bridgit’s self-published editions, and newly relettered throughout, this gripping, heartfelt tale of supernatural Americana

Fans and retailers can order the first issue of Brother Nash through the April edition of Diamond’s Previews catalogue, with an on sale date of 6 June.

Visit Bridgit in person at HeroesCon Charlotte from June 15-17 to celebrate the launch of the comic, and stay tuned for more information about this title!

THERE IS AN URGE INSIDE YOU...

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Dr. Gary Phillips, the resident hematopathologist at Claybrook Medical Center, is a lonely man struggling with the duress of an all work and no play lifestyle.

Burdened with an unhealthy infatuation with his co-worker, a burning disdain for his boss, and an abusive relationship with his grandfather, Gary just can't catch a break.

That is, until a workplace accident ushers in a bizarre, but empowering experience that evokes a new sense of self, forcing repressed memories to surface while encouraging him to pursue his fantasies with unconventional methods.

About the Author
As a child, Adrian Alexander Medina found solace in storytelling, and every day he had a new one to tell. He would go into great detail about his adventures at school, the time he helped Johnny Rico defeat the bugs on Klendathu, or that time he visited Moscow as a spy. As he grew up, he dialed back the grandiose tales of his adventures, but never lost his overactive imagination. A. A. Medina believes stories can help the reader understand the strangeness of life and, at the same time, break up the day-to-day monotony by injecting a sense of mystery, wonder, joy, and even fear. When he isn't melting in the Arizona sun with his wife, Samantha, or being pestered by his fat cats and obnoxious puppy, he is writing his fantasy-horror comic book series Void & Valor and co-running the fiction magazine Aphotic Realm. A. A. Medina can be reached and followed for updates at: Website: www.AphoticRealm.com Twitter: @uglybyproxy
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FICTION REVIEW: ​BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS BY STEPHEN KING
FILM REVIEW:HELLRASIER: JUDGEMENT, OR WHEN HELLRAISER WENT TO IKEA FOR THE DAY

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<![CDATA[GINGER NUTS FAVOURITE PEADAR O'GUILIN MAKES THE CARNEGIE MEDAL LONG LIST]]>Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:08:30 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-favourite-peadar-oguilin-makes-the-carnegie-medal-long-list
Genre fiction is often overlooked when it comes to so called "proper" book awards, but not this year as Ginger Nuts of Horror favourite Peadar O'Guilin has been nominated in the prestigious Cilip Carnegie Medal for his excellent novel The Call.  

In this weird version of Ireland the country has been sealed off from the rest of the world by a supernatural barrier. In this Ireland teenagers can be ‘Called’, this means they are summoned to another realm where they do battle with the Aes Sidhe, the ancient rulers of Ireland before they were banished in a great war. These as very evil fairy creatures and down-right nasty creatures which are incredibly cruel and live to torture humans for sport. The way the ‘Calling’ works is really great, any teenager can disappear into thin air for three minutes and they reappear in the fairy world where they are hunted. Most are killed horribly, mutilated or tortured, only one in ten return unharmed. Although they are only gone for three minutes in the fairy world this is 24 hours or longer, so avoiding death is almost impossible. Kids no longer go to school, instead they go to battle schools where they are taught how to survive the ‘Calling’ which will happen sooner or later. The plot revolves around a girl called Nessa, who has polio, and so cannot run properly, so nobody gives her a sniff of survival, however she is one TOUGH cookie. This book is quite simply brimming with fantastic ideas, meshing successfully Irish folklore with a totally fresh fusion of horror and fantasy. It was really violent and littered with believable characters and a totally terrific ending which is both satisfying for a standalone read and equally great for a sequel

Peadar Ó Guilín had this to say about his nomination: 

Well, this happened. I'm on the Carnegie longlist. Congratulations to my fellow nominees and a huge thanks to all those who worked on this book, from my wonderful beta readers all the way up to the editors who polished it and the booksellers and librarians who got it into the hands of readers. I know I'm lucky.

​The Carnegie Medal the world's oldest and most prestigious award for children's fiction is  awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children, was established in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). A self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA, Carnegie’s experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that “If ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries.” He set up more than 2,800 libraries across the English-speaking world and by the time of his death over half the library authorities in Great Britain had Carnegie libraries.

The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a book for children. Named after the popular nineteenth century artist, known for her beautiful children's illustrations and designs, the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

The full list of past winners of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals can be found here: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/archive-full-list.php
2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist

(alphabetical by surname):
1. The Tale of Angelino Brown by David Almond – illustrated by Alex T. Smith (Walker Books)
2. The Hypnotist by Laurence Anholt (Penguin Random House)
3. Overheard in a Tower Block Joseph Coelho – illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry Books)
4. Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (David Fickling Books)
5. The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)
6. The Song from Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold – illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
7. After the Fire by Will Hill (Usborne)
8. Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan)
9. Out of Heart by Irfan Master (Bonnier Zaffre)
10. A Berlin Love Song by Sarah Matthias (Troika Books)
11. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne)
12. Rook by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
13. Release by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)     
14. The Call by Peadar O'Guilin (David Fickling Books)
15. Black Light Express by Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
16. The Explorer by Katherine Rundell – illustrated by Hannah Horn (Bloomsbury)
17. Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick (Hachette)
18. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
19. Encounters by Jason Wallace (Andersen Press)
20. Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (Penguin Random House)

​2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist

(alphabetical by surname):
1. Wild Animals of the South written and illustrated by Dieter Braun (Flying Eye Books)
2. King of the Sky by Nicola Davies – illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)      
3. The Pond by Nicola Davies – illustrated by Cathy Fisher (Graffeg)
4. Night Shift written and illustrated by Debi Gliori (Bonnier Zaffre)
5. The Bad Bunnies' Magic Show written and illustrated by Mini Grey (Simon & Schuster)
6. A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies – illustrated by Petr Horácek (Walker Books)
7. A Child of Books written and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston (co-creators) (Walker Books)
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling – illustrated by Jim Kay (Bloomsbury)
9. We Found a Hat written and illustrated by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
10. The Secret Horses of Briar Hill by Megan Shepherd – illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Walker Books)
11. The Song from Somewhere Else written by A.F Harrold – illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
12. The Liszts written by Kyo Maclear – illustrated by Júlia Sardà (Andersen Press)
13. The Pavee and the Buffer Girl written by Siobhan Dowd – illustrated by Emma Shoard (Barrington Stoke)                               
14. Penguin Problems written by Jory John – illustrated by Lane Smith (Walker Books)
15. Town is by the Sea by Joanne Schwartz – illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
16. Thornhill written and illustrated by Pam Smy (David Fickling Books)          
17. Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth written by Nicola Davies – illustrated by Emily Sutton (Walker Books)                       
18. Storm Whale written by Sarah Brennan – illustrated by Jane Tanner (Old Barn Books)
19. Under the Same Sky written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger Press)        
20. The Secret of Black Rock written and illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton (Flying Eye Books)
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<![CDATA[The 1st Annual Splatterpunk Awards]]>Thu, 15 Feb 2018 02:33:39 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/the-1st-annual-splatterpunk-awards
The 1st Annual Splatterpunk Awards nominees list has just been announced! The shortlist was voted for by attendees of the Killercon Horror Convention in Texas, with the winners to be decided by panel and announced at the convention itself in August.

Gingernuts of Horror were pleased to see many of the team represented - not least Kit Power, who co-edited the Splatterpunk: Fighting Back charity anthology with magazine founder Jack Bantry, which is up for best anthology,  and three of its stories nominated in the Best Short Story category. Kit also has a short story featured in a second nominated work : VS:X: U.S. VS U.K. EXTREME HORROR (edited by Gingernuts Alumni and friend of the site Dawn Cano), and Jack has secured a second nomination for his debut novella, The Lucky Ones Died First.

We were also happy to see THE Matt Shaw representing the UK so ably, with nominations across 3 categories (best short story, best collection, and as part of Splatterpunk: Fighting Back).

As massive fans of genre fiction, Gingernuts of Horror is chuffed to see so many writers and friends of the site represented in these award nominations, and would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck in August. Full details of the nominations and categories follows:

Splatterpunk Award founders Wrath James White and Brian Keene are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards, recognizing works of superior achievement in Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror that were published in 2017. The nominees are:



BEST NOVEL

CONTAINMENT by Charlee Jacob (Necro Publications)
EXORCIST FALLS by Jonathan Janz (Sinister Grin Press)
THE HEMATOPHAGES by Stephen Kozeniewski (Sinister Grin Press)
SPERMJACKERS FROM HELL by Christine Morgan (Deadite Press)
WHITE TRASH GOTHIC by Edward Lee (Deadite Press)

BEST NOVELLA
THE BIG BAD by K. Trap Jones (Necro Publications)
DAMN DIRTY APES by Adam Howe (Thunderstorm Books)
HEADER 3 by Edward Lee and Ryan Harding (Necro Publications)
KILLER CHRONICLES by Somer Canon (Thunderstorm Books)
THE LUCKY ONES DIED FIRST by Jack Bantry (Deadite Press)

BEST SHORT STORY
“Dirty Desk” by Jeffrey Thomas, from Chopping Block Party (Necro Publications)
“Extinction Therapy” by Bracken MacLeod, from Splatterpunk Fighting Back (Splatterpunk Zine)
“Melvin” by Matt Shaw, from Splatterpunk Fighting Back (Splatterpunk Zine)
“Molly” by Glenn Rolfe, from Splatterpunk Fighting Back (Splatterpunk Zine)
“The Tipping Point” by Jeff Strand, from Everything Has Teeth (Thunderstorm Books)

BEST COLLECTION

2017: A YEAR OF HORROR AND PAIN, PART ONE by Matt Shaw (Amazon Digital Services)
EVERYTHING HAS TEETH by Jeff Strand (Thunderstorm Books)
THE GARDEN OF DELIGHT by Alessandro Manzetti (Comet Press)
GORILLA IN MY ROOM by Jack Ketchum (Cemetery Dance Publications)

BEST ANTHOLOGY

CHOPPING BLOCK PARTY, edited by Brendan Deneen and David G. Barnett (Necro Publications)
DOA III, edited by Marc Ciccarone and Andrea Dawn (Blood Bound Books)
SPLATTERPUNK FIGHTING BACK, edited by Jack Bantry and Kit Power (Splatterpunk Zine)
VS:X: U.S. VS U.K. EXTREME HORROR, edited by Dawn Cano (Shadow Work Publishing)
YEAR’S BEST HARDCORE HORROR VOLUME 2, edited by Randy Chandler and Cheryl Mullenax (Comet Press)

J.F. GONZALEZ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

David J. Schow

Congratulations to all! Works on the ballot were selected by fans and readers. Winners in each category will be voted on by the 2018 Splatterpunk Awards jury.
The winners will be announced the the inaugural Splatterpunk Awards ceremony, taking place August 24th through the 26th at KillerCon in Austin, Texas. For more information on the convention and the awards, click here.

FILM GUTTER REVIEWS: ​HER NAME WAS TORMENT (2014)
HORROR FICTION REVIEW: ONE OF US WILL BE DEAD BY MORNING BY ​DAVID MOODY

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<![CDATA[GINGER NUTS OF HORROR'S NEWS BLAST 05 FEB 2017]]>Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-of-horrors-news-blast-05-feb-2017
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CHINESE CULT FILM ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT ON VOD FEBRUARY 23

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Directed by Alan Lo, Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight is the slapstick story of Lone (Michael Ning) and Yeung (Louis Cheung), a pair of eccentrics who think of themselves as heroes, particularly when a zombie outbreak caused by Lone’s favorite animated monster — a man-sized chicken monster — hits. Crowd reaction at recent screenings across the U.S. was quite favorable for this quirky Chinese zombie horror comedy.

Watch the gonzo trailer for Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight here

Upcoming Dread Central Presents screenings include February 15th previews of the moody, Gothic arthouse film The Lodgers (in theaters on February 23rd) directed by Brian O’Malley (Let Us Prey) and the killer clown flick Terrifier (Frankenstein vs The Mummy) directed by Damien Leone.

The first-ever wave of Dread Central Presents screenings were received enthusiastically by audiences over the weekend. A double feature of Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight played with an anniversary screening of Turbo Kid in nine cities — San Diego; Las Vegas; Cleveland; Seattle; Akron, OH; Richardson, TX; Littleton, CO; Phoenix; and Pittsburgh.
Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight will be available on VOD everywhere on February 23.

Follow Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight on social media for updates.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreadcentralpresents/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DreadPresents
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreadcentralpresents/
Hashtag: #Zombiology

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9I0KbeOkqE

Titan Comics reveal stunning animated trailer for new gothic horror series, ALISIK!

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Written by Hubertus Rufledt with haunting art by Helge Vogt, Alisik is a cross between Emily The Strange and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book – a beautiful dark and gothic tale of mortality and what happens after death.

When Alisik wakes up alone in a cemetery, she thinks she’s in the middle of a nightmare. Terrified, she flees into the night, but realizes she is invisible to everyone she meets. She really is dead, with no memory of how it happened ... and only the ghostly residents of the graveyard can help her unravel the mystery of her afterlife.




“Alisik started as a short animation I did during my time at Disney – something different, a bit darker, but not horror. Hubertus liked it so much, that we wanted to make a comic series out of it,” said Alisik co-creator and artist Helge Vogt, “Alisik became a part of my life. It’s the best I’ve done so far, and I’m thrilled that it’s coming out English!"

Featuring an all-new cover by superstar artist, Junko Mizuno (Ravina the Witch?), Alisik #1 will hit stores and digital devices on February 28, 2018.

​Inoperable Available on DVD and Digital HD Nationwide February 6

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Zorya Films, Millman Productions and ITN Distribution are putting scream queen Danielle Harris under the knife with the February 6th DVD and VOD release of Christopher Lawrence Chapman's Inoperable.  Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, Rob Zombie's Halloween, the Hatchet franchise) stars as Amy, a hospital patient who must battle nature and the supernatural before she ends up trapped for eternity.  Chapman directed from a script he co-wrote with producer Jeff Miller following their collaboration on Clowntown.   Inoperable will be available nationwide on DVD, Cable VOD and Digital HD on February 6th.
A young woman wakes up in a seemingly evacuated hospital with a hurricane approaching. She realizes the storm has awakened malevolent forces, trapping her in a time loop. She must escape the hospital before the storm passes or she will be trapped in its halls forever.


The DVD (SRP $14.93) release of Inoperable will exclusively include a feature-length commentary with writer/producer/director Christopher Lawrence Chapman, writer/producer Jeff Miller, actors Jeff Denton and Katie Keene as well as trailers.

Eternal Frankenstein

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2018 marks the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel, Frankenstein. This February, Word Horde releases tribute anthology Eternal Frankenstein in a colorful new trade paperback edition, featuring cover art by Patrick Jones. This anthology, edited by Ross E. Lockhart, features sixteen original tales of terror and wonder by Siobhan Carroll, Nathan Carson, Autumn Christian, Rios de la Luz, Kristi DeMeester, G. D. Falksen, Orrin Grey, Michael Griffin, Scott R. Jones, Anya Martin, Edward Morris, Amber-Rose Reed, Betty Rocksteady, Tiffany Scandal, David Templeton, and Damien Angelica Walters. Preorder your copy today, or ask for Eternal Frankenstein by name where better books are sold. Here’s just some of the critical acclaim Eternal Frankenstein has received so far:
“Ross E. Lockhart and Word Horde have a reputation for putting out some wonderful anthologies, among those are The Book of Cthulhu and Giallo Fantastique. Eternal Frankenstein shines alongside them with an intensely dark and beautifully macabre mix of tales. This anthology is dedicated to Mary, and her monster. The writing within is a true testament to the love shared for the classic penned by Shelley, even after so many years have passed her inspiration endures. Each story is its own take on the making of monsters, the defiance of god and the realization that death can be more than an ending. […] For fans of not only the original monster but those also seeking tales what lies beyond death, from the far away corners of Russia to Hollywood to alternate futures and even your ordinary neighborhood, these stories and characters are sewn together to create one hell of an exquisite monster.” —This Is Horror

“This is an anthology of stories that all pay tribute to the Mary Shelley creation. Be it the doctor or his creation, these stories explore many differing interpretations and shades of creation and god complex. Ross E. Lockhart has done a fantastic job of corralling a wonderful selection of intriguing tales, all warming themselves around the same fire. […] I can easily recommend this book, it would make for a most enjoyable winter read, in a drafty castle as one nestles by a roaring fire.” —Ginger Nuts of Horror

Eternal Frankenstein is best read a couple of stories at a time. While the themes and motifs overlap a bit, each author builds a new and fresh creation out of the flesh and blood of monster movies and tales past. Frankenstein transcended the boundaries of life and death and, as this book proves, his legacy—and that of Mary Shelley, his own creator—will live on eternal.” —Muzzleland Press

“Lockhart is an insightful and meticulous editor who often picks stories that seem to be in dialogue with each other. […] Like a good selection, there is a type of horror story for every horror reader. If you like Frankenstein, if you wonder about the capability, and morality, of humans creating human life, you should check out Eternal Frankenstein.” —Fantasy Literature

“Here’s another smash hit from Word Horde … an entire book of new, diverse, wonderfully creepy takes on the classic original tale that launched basically an entire genre.” –Christine Morgan, author of The Raven’s Table
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BOOK REVIEW: BLANKY BY KEALAN PATRICK BURKE
FIVE MINUTES WITH ​ANTHONY WATSON

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<![CDATA[JONATHAN MABERRY IS HAVING A FACEBOOK AMA TODAY!]]>Tue, 13 Feb 2018 01:53:50 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/jonathan-maberry-is-having-a-facebook-ama-today
Join [@JonathanMaberry] TODAY, Tuesday, February 13 at 2:00 PM EST/11:00 AM PST for a Facebook LIVE AMA! He'll be talking about his new book GLIMPSE and answering your questions, PLUS offering a chance to win some great prizes.
GLIMPSE is on sale March 27. Pre-order your copy now! http://bit.ly/BuyGLIMPSE

A chilling thriller that explores what happens when reality and nightmares converge, and how far one will go to protect the innocent when their own brain is a threat.“A waking dream, at once powerful and subtly sinister.”—Clive Barker, New York Times bestselling author“Jonathan Maberry delivers a perfect suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat tale that will keep you riveted! I’ve ‘Glimpsed’ the future and no one tells it better than Jonathan. Jonathan Maberry is always my go-to author for awesome!”—#1 New York Times bestseller Sherrilyn Kenyon

THE YA STOKER AWARD:A SCHOOL LIBRARIAN DISSECTS THE SHORT-LIST

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<![CDATA[THE GINGER NUTS OF HORROR'S NEWS BLAST 12 FEB 2017]]>Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:12:52 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/the-ginger-nuts-of-horrors-news-blast-12-feb-2017
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Three New Legendary Monster Films on the Way from Small Town Monster

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Crowdfunding campaign to fund production of mythical creature projects is now live

​In 2018 three legendary monsters get the documentary treatment when award-winning production company, Small Town Monsters, unleashes The Flatwoods Monster, The Bray Road Beast, and On the Trail of… Champ. Turning to Cryptid enthusiasts and lovers of the strange and spooky alike, the studio has launched a Kickstarter to fund production of the three projects which will be released beginning with “Flatwoods Monster” in April, “Champ” in June, and “Bray Road Beast” next Fall. Small Town Monsters has successfully funded all of their films through Kickstarter, with last years’ “The Mothman of Point Pleasant” breaking records when it secured it’s initial funding goal in under two hours.


The Flatwoods Monster is a short-form documentary which takes a look at a bizarre encounter between residents of the town of Flatwoods, West Virginia and a mechanical, fire-breathing “thing” on a wooded hill in September of 1952. Years later, the saga is considered one of the most important UFO events in history. The sighting was eventually investigated, and subsequently covered up, by the United States Air Force. Viewers will learn about a true event, which has since been relegated to the pages of myth.


“Flatwoods” director, Seth Breedlove says about the film, “It’s a retro-styled throwback to the classic monster movies we all grew up loving… only the monster in this story isn’t simply a fictional character!”


Meanwhile, On the Trail of… Champ, shot last summer in Vermont on Lake Champlain, takes you deeper into the lore of lake monsters than you’ve ever gone. Join investigators, Scott Mardis, Katy Elizabeth and William Dranginis as they dive into the murky waters of one of the largest fresh water lakes in the United States, in search of an undiscovered species considered impossible by science. Filmmaker, Aleksandar Petakov was present for the largest, single quest to search for evidence of the creature in history and what they discovered might just change your mind about real monsters…


Finally, the fabled beast who lives on Bray Road near Elkhorn, Wisconsin is at the center of The Bray Road Beast, which promises to take viewers on a wild ride down one of the scariest stretches of blacktop in middle America. The Bray Road Beast is a terrifying, werewolf-like creature that has stalked the midwest for the better part of a century. Rising to prominence in the 1990’s thanks to a best-selling, non-fiction book by author, Linda Godfrey, the beast became the focus of numerous television shows and fictional films.


The Kickstarter campaign is now live at…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/minervamonster/flatwoods-monster-bray-road-beast-and-champ-docume?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=small+town+monsters
 

and rewards for backers include everything from posters to DVD copies of the film, to executive and associate producer credits. The campaign also has an exclusive Bray Road Beast statue by renowned sculptor Jean St Jean of CreatuReplica.


Learn more about Small Town Monsters at smalltownmonsters.com

Terror Films Unleashes the West Virginian Legend RED EYE Across Digital Platforms This February 9th!

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Terror Films has acquired the worldwide rights to Tristan Clay's demented indie horror flick RED EYE. The first phase of the release is set to land on digital platforms, Friday, February 9th. This genre distributor is sharing the official poster, trailer and several stills - ahead of the film's upcoming release.

The film is based around “The Legend of Red Eye.” This myth covers a violent, deranged masked murderer, who dwells in the backwoods of Black Creek, West Virginia. Gage Barker (Scott King), a young man who grew up on the tales of Red Eye as a kid, learns that there could be some truth behind these folk tales. With a group of his friends and his camera equipment in tow, they hike into the woods to seek him out or to prove that he is nothing more than a myth. They hike into the woods to seek him out or to prove that he is nothing more than a myth.

RED EYE, directed by Tristan Clay, stars a large cast and the film has won several awards. Destinie Orndoff, Scott King, Heather Dorff and Hayden Wilberger centrally star. As well, RED EYE was nominated for “Best Feature,” “Best Director,” “Best Producer,” “Best Actress (Heather Dorff),” “Best Actor (Scott King)” and “Best SPFX” at the San Antonio Horrific Film Fest (2017).  

The film is not for those with a weak stomach and contains some graphic and violent scenes. The film is so gory that Terror Films had to request that the filmmaker remove at least one moment in the story or risk having the film rejected by major digital platforms. Terror Films President Joe Dain says of the violence: “it’s a film for the true gore driven horror fans tired of the glazed over, more commercial horror fair we see coming out of the major studios.” This film is for true horror fans, everywhere!

RED EYE will be available on several digital, North American platforms. Platforms include: iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, and Xbox Live. Also, there are plans for a DVD release. As well, RED EYE will expand to worldwide markets through: iFlix, iTunes and Amazon International, soon.
An official RED EYE Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/RedEyeMovie

For more information on Terror Films, visit: www.terrorfilms.net

Or: www.facebook.com/TerrorFilmsLLC/

Their only chance to find the killer is to understand Dante’s trip down to Hell… 

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Beautiful and deadly, the Spanish Giallo, Francesca is an official Selection Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya, that packs a powerhouse of mystery, suspense and intensity all while following a serial killer bent on eradicating “impure and damned souls" from the city.   
"The film captures the look of the old school gialli perfectly, like a lost film recently discovered in a vault somewhere. The plot has the right mix of bizarre elements of both past and present."
-Beneath the Underground

"With its masterful depiction of 1970’s Rome and its unnerving prop assortment of dolls, masks, and razor blades, Francesca is a passport to the darker side of historic Italy."
-Fangoria

"There’s a definite creep factor involved, from the creepy doll which says “Mommy wants to play with you” to the mysterious killer in the face-obscuring veil and the fire-engine-red coat. Every traditional concept of the giallo is on display: the close-ups, the killer’s gloved hands, the gory set pieces, the sexuality, along with the film’s artificially aged look."
-Cut Print Film

"Quizás pueda creerse que se trata de un ejercicio que intenta representar, recrear u homenajear un estilo, pero sería una mezquindad hablar de ejercitación cuando se ha cuidado tanto cada aspecto de esta realización para que ocupe un lugar en el mundo del giallo italiano. Y sin dudas lo merece."
-Funcinema

Pre-order francesca here 

THREE NEW TITLES FROM TELOS PUBLISHING 

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THE HELL CANDIDATE
By Graham Masterton
ISBN: 978-1-84583-972-7
£12.99 p/b


Written in 1981 and initially released as by 'Thomas Luke', Graham Masterton's political horror novel tells the story of Hunter Peal, a mild-mannered businessman who decides to run for the Presidency of the USA. Initially he seemed pleasant and moderate … but then everything started to change.


As his popularity grew, so did his ability to influence people, sending them weeping to their knees, and seeing sights which no cameras could capture. And what of his opponents and the strange ‘accidents’ which befel them? Indeed, Hunter Peal was not the man he once was … one of the denizens of Hell has made a pact with him, and on his inauguration, all Hell will be let loose. Literally.

What is so interesting about the novel is the way that Masterton sets the lead up to the elections, and the way that Peal manipulates all around him, resulting in the unthinkable happening ... Some of the passages in the book could even come from today's political speeches:

“This country is going to be fearsome again! This country is going to be dominant again! We used to be the greatest in the world, and we let ourselves be led astray by nerveless liberals and spineless compromisers! We let ourselves be emasculated by cranks and Communists, and turned around by spluttering fools who spoke of peace and love and honour. Didn’t they realise that peace is only achieved through imperious strength, that love can only be enjoyed in the context of invincible security, and that honour is only the respectable name for the inspiration of utter fear?"

“They listened to Nixon. They listened to our friend the president. Have you read, actually read, what drivel those two spoke? But they listened to them, you know, and they voted. They voted because they thought they could sniff the tempting scent of a land flowing with milk and honey, a land they used to have and which they lost. Well, I’m going to give that land back to them. I’m going to give them a land of waving wheat and factories and prosperous farms. I’m going to give them everything.”

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DIVINER
By Dawn G Harris
ISBN: 978-1-84583-125-7
£12.99 p/b



Clarissa Davenpo­rt has two problems. The first is that her childhood ‘talent’ of being able to see people’s true characters reflected on their faces has alarmingly returned. The second is that she is being stalked by a terrifying ethereal child – a boy – who appears unexpectedly, and always with malicious intent. And then, the horrific deaths start. Challenges of daily life become shadowed by his evil and her need to exude strengths she didn’t know she had.

What is the connection between Clarissa’s ‘gift’ of being a Diviner, and the violent deaths of people she loves? What does an old mystical book written in Greek have to do with it all? Who is really hunting her and what will she learn?

To find the answers, Clarissa must look to her past, and discover the secret of the ancient power which stalks her.

‘Great story, characters, suspense and dialogue. I felt like I was in the book.’ Fred C Caruso

‘The debut of a shining and unusual new writing talent.’ Graham Masterton

‘A debut novel that pushes Dawn G Harris into the pantheon of British writers of menace.’ Michael Halperin

‘A compellingly inventive read – a psychic nightmare that gives us uncanny glimpses of the truth and snares us with a web of mystery before revealing the dark side of a favourite myth.’ Ramsey Campbell

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CYRUS DARIAN AND THE GHASTLY HORDE
By Raven Dane
ISBN: 978-1-84583-966-6
£12.99 p/b


Cyrus Darian’s misadventures continue …


In this exciting sequel to the award winning first instalment, Darian finds himself the unwilling master of a ghost army.


In order to rid himself of these embarrassing pests, Darian sets off on yet another misadventure with his inventor friend Miles and a mysterious and beautiful young woman called Tia.


But can the technology of his companions help him capture and control the ghastly horde? Or will Darian resort, as he has always done, to the use of the occult?

brian keene returns to the lost level with two new books 

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Return to the lost level  is now out in paperback and ebook! Click here to get your copy!War has come in this sequel to the best-selling novel The Lost level .

The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones are enslaved in the aftermath of a devastating Anunnaki attack, Aaron Pace leads a diverse group of warriors — including the bow-woman Tolia, the mighty Karenk, a baby Triceratops, and a time-displaced Ambrose Bierce — on a trek through primordial jungles, dark forests, and a sun-blasted desert while battling pterodactyls, man-eating worms, and other dangers. 

Can their small band lay siege to the Anunnaki city and rescue their friends, or will they suffer the same cruel fate so many others have before them? Find out in Brian Keene's 
Return to the lost level 

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Hardcovers of Hole in the World  are up for preorder. Hole in the World is limited to 168 signed and numbered collector's edition hardcovers. $65. 

CLICK HERE TO PREORDER
 

As of this writing, there are 15 copies left.

An hour ago, they were nineteen strangers on an airport shuttle, braving travel delays and a freak blizzard. Then they fell through a hole in the world. Now, they are nineteen strangers trapped in a dangerous dimension filled with prehistoric monsters, futuristic technology, and otherworldly mysteries. They’ll have to learn to work together if they want to survive and return home…but will any of them be left alive by then?

Thunderstorm Books is proud to present Hole in the World — a weird fantasy prequel to Brian Keene’s popular The Lost Level  series.

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UNDER THE SHANGHAI TUNNELS AND OTHER WEIRD TALES BY LEE WIDENER
THREE VINCENT PRICE RECIPES TO KEEP THE VAMPIRES OFF

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<![CDATA[ginger nuts of horror has got the shingles]]>Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:27:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-of-horror-has-got-the-shingles

THIS BOOK IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE WITH HEART OR BLADDER ISSUES. OPEN AT YOUR OWN RISK

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Sarah and Tommy have the same kinds of problems as most any ten-year-old girl and six-year-old boy. Homework, bullies, Dad not going in to work since Mom ran off to fuck the postman. That sort of thing. But they're not going to take their problems lying down.

After a quick bus ride into town to buy a gun, they think their problems are all but solved. That is, until a creepy weirdo follows them into an alley. But they aren't the only ones in that alley. What they discover will make you soil your pants in terror. It will make your skin crawl. It might even give you... Shingles.

ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR STRESS RELIEF LEADS TO TERROR

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Gary Handler has issues. His boss hates him, his mother hounds him, and his cat thinks he’s an idiot. But that’s okay because Gary’s got the perfect solution to all of life’s troubles: a porn site subscription and his right hand.

Sadly, all habits grow old, even the fun ones. Gary soon finds himself at the doorstep of a creepy old pawn shop where he buys a used adult novelty toy to spice up his one-man sex life.

Pity for him that it’s cursed by the angry spirits of all the “kids” he’s flushed down the toilet. Needless to say, hairy palms are about to become the least of his worries.

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Jack on, jack off ... with the Jacklight in book 2 of Shingles, the horror comedy series that’s not for those with faint hearts or weak bladders.

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Rick Gualtieri loves to write adventure, mayhem, and snarky dialogue. His bestselling Tome of Bill series combines all of this into a world of supernatural danger with hard-hitting action and plenty of sharp-tongued geeky humor.
Rick lives alone in a dark, evil place called New Jersey with only his wife, three kids, and countless pets to both keep him company and constantly plot against him. When he’s not busy monkey-clicking out words, he can typically be found either playing Dungeons & Dragons, losing at video games, or jealously guarding his collection of vintage Transformers from all who would seek to defile them.
Defilers Beware!

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Robert Bevan took his first steps in comedy with The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and his first steps in fantasy with Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, these two loves mingled, festered, and congealed into the ever expanding Caverns & Creatures series of comedy/fantasy novels and short stories.
Robert is a writer, blogger, and a player on the Authors & Dragons podcast. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, two kids, and his dog, Speck.

Find him online at http://www.caverns-and-creatures.com

Or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/robertbevanbooks

Authors And Dragons, A Podcast Where A Party Of Fantasy Authors Try To Make It Through A Game Of Pathfinder Without Dying. Will They Succeed? Probably Not, But It Will Still Be Fun To Watch Them Try!

FICTION REVIEW: ONLY THE DEVIL IS HERE BY STEPHEN MICHELL
FILM GUTTER REVIEWS:  DEATH BELL (2008)

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<![CDATA[ONE OF OUR OWN NEEDS OUR HELP: CHRISTINE MORGAN'S RECOVERY FUND]]>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 14:48:12 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/one-of-our-own-needs-our-help-christine-morgans-recovery-fundBy Amber Fallon 
The horror community is full of amazing people, people who go above and beyond to support the genre in a variety of ways. One such person is Christine Morgan.

Christine is an author, editor, reviewer, baker, and crafter and she puts all of her talents to good use in support of our amazing genre. Whether you know her from her books, like The Raven’s Table or Spermjackers from Hell, or from the Fossil Lake anthologies she puts together, from her many, many reviews for The Horror Fiction Review, or if you’ve been lucky enough to sample some of her amazing cookies or other baked goods, or even been the recipient of one of her amazing, handmade dolls, Christine’s mark on the horror community is undeniable. And now, she needs our help.

Christine has been struggling with cancer. She overcame thyroid cancer years ago, and now she’s dealing with a new form of cancer, which affects her nose and mouth. She’s had surgeries to help, suffered through radiation treatments, and through it all, kept a smile on her face, even through scars, pain, suffering, and exhaustion. She has still been giving her all to help and support the horror and bizarro communities and that’s pretty incredible.

Cancer sucks enough on its own, but when you add in the cost of surgeries, treatments, hospital stays, and ER visits, on top of the regular cost of just being alive, added to the fact that Christine has been unable to work due to her cancer treatments and recovery… well, that’s a lot to handle. And that’s where you come in.

A fundraiser has been started for Christine, to help cover some of those costs. Cancer sucks, there’s no way around that, but together, we can help make the situation suck just a little bit less for one of our own, someone who has tirelessly supported the community for years, and who deserves every bit of kindness we can show her, and then some.

Please, if you can, donate. Even a dollar helps. And if you can’t afford to contribute monetarily, you can help by spreading the word and sharing the fundraiser.
 
Thank you.
Or you could also help by purchasing one of her fantastic books by clicking here 

HORROR FICTION REVIEW: WINTER HOLIDAY BY CHAD A CLARK
FILM GUTTER REVIEWS: THE WORLD OF KANAKO (2014)
ONE OF OUR OWN NEEDS OUR HELP: CHRISTINE MORGAN'S RECOVERY FUND
FIVE MINUTES WITH: CHRISTOPHER RITCHIE

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<![CDATA[GINGER NUTS OF HORROR'S NEWS BLAST 30 JAN 2018]]>Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-of-horrors-news-blast-30-jan-2018
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The Campus
“The Devil Will Take Your Soul...One Piece At a Time.”​

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Gas Money Pictures is the studio behind the horror thriller The Campus. Starring Rachel Amanda Bryant, this film involves Morgan’s greed, a curse and reliving death over and over again. The Campus will have its World Premiere in Hollywood, in late January. Members of the media are welcome to attend. And, a look ahead at the film’s release is hosted here.
 
In the story, Robert (Robert C. Pullman) has died after breaking a deal with the Devil. His daughter returns for his funeral, only to be drawn into a family curse.Now, Morgan (Bryant) is in a never-ending cycle of being murdered, resurrected, only to be killed again. The Campus is a genre-bending thriller ride, deftly combining sub-genres such as body horror, zombies, ghosts and monsters.
 
The Campus will also show through Video-on-demand. After the theatrical premiere on January 27th and lasting to February 1st, The Campus will be available on Amazon Instant on February 1st, exclusively. Later, the film will be available on iTunes and VUDU, at the end of February. Then, The Campus will show on home entertainment formats (DVD, Blu-ray) in April. There will be lots of opportunities to see The Campus’ thrills and chills on the big and small screen, beginning this month!
The official synopsis: Robert dies after breaking his deal with the Devil, bringing his daughter home for the funeral. Morgan arrives with the intent of ripping off the family business but soon finds herself in a never-ending cycle of terror; being brutally murdered then resurrected over and over again - each time losing another piece of her soul.


On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCampusMovie/
 
Also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GasMoneyPics

Glasgow Horror Festival is back for 2018!

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Glasgow Horror Festival is back for 2018! Expanding on our successful Halloween season horror festival, Popcorn Horror is proud to launch Glasgow Horror Festival: BITESIZE.

We know that horror is for life, not just for Halloween! Glasgow Horror Festival: BITESIZE is there to fill the long months between Halloweens, and provide a more condensed version of our annual October event. The mini-fest is set to take place in Blackfriars Bar, Bell Street on Sunday 1st April.

There’s a lot packed in a single spooky evening though, with a horror feature double bill, two shorts programs, spectacular show from Ash Pryce featuring illusions and gore, and horror raffle -  Plus opportunity to pick up Popcorn Horror merch (and, of course grab some popcorn).

As always, Popcorn Horror will be showcasing the very best of independent horror talent, films which are innovative, inspiring and horrific. Glasgow Horror Festival aims to prove that creativity and quality filmmaking do not require a Hollywood budget, and to showcase horror outwith mainstream franchises to our local audience.

As well as the line up consisting of independent horror feature films and shorts programs, the mini-fest will kick off with Pryce’s praised show ‘Adventure’s With The Dead‘ – inspired by old school seances and horror hosts. Pryce is the creator and star of the sell out shows The Twilight Séance and Keep Calm and Scary On - as well as being the founder of Edinburgh Horror Festival. His BITE SIZE performance is a new show delving into the world of Spirit communication, ghosts, ghouls and witchcraft. Mixing a unique style of mentalism and magic, with tales of the supernatural, this show is packed with paranormal illusions both new and classic.

Join us this April 1st for an evening packed with spooks and thrills in the heart of Glasgow, surrounded by your fellow horror fans, freaks and geeks of the city.

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David J. Schow   recipient of the inaugural J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award

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(Photo by Timothy R. Bradstreet)

David J. Schow will be the recipient of the inaugural J.F. Gonzalez Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during the first annual Splatterpunk Awards ceremony later this year. Schow is the person who first coined the term “splatterpunk,” which has been in the Oxford English Dictionary since 2002. His seminal body of work includes such novels as The Kill Riff, The Shaft, and Upgunned; his nine short story collections include Seeing Red, Black Leather Required, Havoc Swims Jaded, Eye, and the 40-year anniversary volume DJStories: The Best of David J. Schow. As editor he brought us the classic Silver Scream anthology and the three-volume Lost Bloch series (celebrating Robert Bloch rarities). As scenarist he has written prodigiously for film (The Crow [with John Shirley], Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, The Hills Run Red) and television (Masters of Horror, Mob City). His non-fiction includes two books exploring The Outer Limits TV series, The Art of Drew Struzan, and Wild Hairs, a compendium of his popular “Raving and Drooling” columns for Fangoria Magazine. He can be seen on various DVDs as expert witness or documentarian on everything from Creature from the Black Lagoon and Psycho to I, Robot and King Cohen: The Wild World of Filmmaker Larry Cohen, and was lead researcher and commentator on the recent Outer Limits Blu-Ray set. His previous honors include the World Fantasy Award (Best Short Fiction), the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award (Book of the Year), the International Horror Guild Award (Best Non-Fiction Book), and the ultra-rare Dimension Award from Twilight Zone Magazine. Despite what the internet says, he has never won a Bram Stoker Award, and he's okay with that

The Splatterpunk Awards were founded by Wrath James White and Brian Keene, and recognize superior achievement in the horror fiction sub-genres of Splatterpunk and Extreme Horror. The awards ceremony will take place August 24 through 26 at Killercon in Austin, Texas. Please visit Killer Con Austin dot com for more information

PROVIDENCE: The Shadow Over Lovecraft 

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Following many successful years of work with their respective shows and companies, Dominic Allen (Belt-Up, A Common Man) and Simon Maeder (The Jurassic Parks, Licensed To Ill) are joining forces to create a fun & frightening physical comedy about the Godfather of all modern horror: HP Lovecraft.

“Life is a hideous thing.” - HP Lovecraft

Prepare to be amazed, terrified, and driven insane! Great Cthulhu may be sleeping beneath the sea, but in Providence, Rhode Island, Lovecraft can’t get a wink.

Join the morose and miserable Howard Phillips Lovecraft, author of ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, ‘Shadow Over Innsmouth’ and other weird tales, as he contemplates the many mistakes that make up his life.
His father went mad when he was four. He suffered a mental breakdown when he was eighteen. He lived with his overprotective mother until he was thirty. He loathed seafood, loved coffee and hated immigrants. Indeed he despised anyone who wasn’t an 18th Century English Gentleman. Himself most of all. Or maybe immigrants. Lovecraft's losses were fortunately our gains as his enigmatic, tortured mind would give birth to a body of work we now consider as the foundations of the modern horror genre.

Using physical comedy, live music and all the classic horror tropes you can rattle a chain at, ‘Providence’ explores a wretched life and asks a haunting question: can any love be salvaged from one so filled with hate?

The world is indeed comic, but the joke is on mankind. - HP Lovecraft

Providence: The Shadow Over Lovecraft is created and performed by Dominic Allen and Simon Maeder. Lighting Design - Ina Berggren. Sound and music - Wilfred Petherbridge. 

Simon Maeder has been creating theatre professionally since 2011. He is a Lecoq-trained, physical comedian who is best known for his work with his award winning company, Superbolt Theatre (creators of ‘The Jurassic Parks’ and ‘Mars Actually’). Outside of Superbolt he created the hiphop musical ‘Licensed To Ill’ which received 3 ‘Offie Award’ nominations and a Theatre & Technology Award. He also creates outdoor theatre with Wet Picnic and regularly gigs as a stand up comic. 

Dominic Allen is an Artistic Director of Belt Up Theatre and is the creator of 'A Common Man', his critically acclaimed solo show about Thomas Paine. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and went on to win the prestigious Peter O'Toole Prize. He has worked as an actor with Sally Cookson, Tom Morris and Les Enfants Terribles, and as a puppeteer with Finn Caldwell. His writing has been performed in the UK, USA and Australia. 

Ina Berggren freelances as stage and production manager as well as theatre technician. She has been based in London since 2008, she is originally from Sweden where she started her career before moving to the UK for family reasons. Ina went to Drama College in Sweden with focus on Stage and Lighting but will at this point have reached the level where she is today, by working in the industry for the last 10 years. She is at the moment, as well working on Providence working as technical and stage manager for Theatre Temoin, company stage manager for Superbolt Theatre and with Kane Power Theatre as stage manager. 

Wilfred Petherbridge is an award winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in the UK. His works have been performed in Australia, Japan, India, Iceland, UK and Sweden. Having studied composition at Dartington College of Art he continued to co-found music and dance company Coegi with whom he won Stockholm Fringe Festival's 'Young STOFF' award. Between 2013-2015 he contributed to the running of the Philharmonia Orchestra's touring outreach programme iOrchestra which was awarded the Philharmonic Society's 'Audience and Engagement' award in 2015. 
LISTING INFORMATION 
Dates: 31st January - 4th February 2018
Venue: Vault Festival (The Pit), The Vaults, Leake Street, London, SE1 7NN Time: 21:15 (16:45 matinee on Saturday 3rd)
Running Time: 60mins
Age Guidance: 12+ (some adult themes)
Press Night: 1st February
Tickets: £14.50
Booking: vaultfestival.com/whats-on/providence/
Web: vaultfestival.com
Twitter
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Instagram: @providencecult 

FLAY RELEASES NEW TRAILER AHEAD OF MARCH RELEASE

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"Everything you could want in a Horror movie" - BTTM.co.uk

"An inventive, well-mounted and visually stunning exercise in paranormal fear" - A World of Dreams

Long-awaited Horror fantasy Flay, from director Eric Pham, will be released 3/6 via Distribber.

Flay hails from a filmmaker who cut his teeth working VFX work on some of Robert Rodriguez’s best known films, including Grindhouse and Sin City.
The film features Violett Beane (The Flash) and Phantasm star A. Michael Baldwin. Elle LaMont (Alita: Battle Angel, Machete Kills), Dalton Gray (Lazer Team, Dumber and Dumber To), Johnny Walter, Aaron Spivey-Sorrells, Peggy Schott, Kaylee King and Noe de la Garza also star.

After the death of her mother, an estranged daughter struggles to save her brother, and those around her from a malevolent faceless spirit.

Flay available digitally 3/6 from Distirbber.

LONG-LOST JACK KIRBY THE PRISONER COMIC BOOK PUBLISHED BY TITAN

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PART OF TITAN COMICS’ THE PRISONER PUBLISHING PROGRAMME FOR THE 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS OF FIRST US TRANSMISSION!


Titan Comics are thrilled to announce two new projects based on The Prisoner, licensed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the surreal 1960’s cult TV classic in 2018: an oversized artist edition of a lost comic book classic by comic book legends Jack Kirby and Gil Kane; as well as a brand-new comic series set in the world of The Prisoner by celebrated writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Mummy) and artist Colin Lorimer (The Hunt, Harvest).


First shown on Canadian and UK TV screens in 1967, The Prisoner was co-created, written, directed and starred Patrick McGoohan (Scanners, Braveheart). Titan’s new unmissable comic collections and comic series are set to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the first US transmission in 1968.


In July, Titan Comics will publish an art-sized, hardcover collection of Jack Kirby, Gil Kane and Steve Englehart’s long-lost, previously unpublished The Prisoner comic strips based on the cult classic.


This special oversized collectors edition will contain the entire 17 page Jack Kirby strip, the first six pages of which were inked and lettered by Mike Royer, as well as 18 pages of pencils drawn by legendary comic artist Gil Kane.


In addition to reprinting these rare pages, this collection also features unmissable bonus archive material including facsimiles of the original script as written by Steve Englehart.


The Prisoner: Jack Kirby And Gil Kane Art Edition (ISBN: 97817858662878) is just one part of Titan Comics’ exciting plans for The Prisoner’s 50th Anniversary year –alongside a brand-new comic series based on the cult favorite TV series, written by Peter Milligan with art by Colin Lorimer.


Titan Comics’ new series transports readers back to the mysterious village where everyone is a number, and features six amazing covers, including Mike and Laura Allred, Jack Kirby, a Patrick McGoohan photo cover and more to be revealed.


Titan Comics’ all-new The Prisoner comics and The Prisoner: Jack Kirby and Gil Kane Art Edition will be available to order from the upcoming February 2018 Diamond Previews catalogue. Fans can find their local comic book store via www.comicshoplocator.com.


“Be seeing you.”

About Titan Comics
Titan Comics offers astounding creator-owned comics and graphic novels from new and world-renowned talent, alongside the world's greatest licensed properties and classic graphic novels remastered for brand-new audiences.

Titan is one of the most successful independent publishing operations in the US, with a recent six-week run at #1 in the New York Times bestseller list.


For more information, visit:
www.titan-comics.com
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MY LIFE IN HORROR: ADOLESCENCE: SURVIVAL HORROR PART ONE
​DOCTOR WHO - THE TWELFTH DOCTOR YEAR ONE

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<![CDATA[GINGER NUTS OF HORROR'S NEWS BLAST 23 JAN 2018]]>Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-of-horrors-news-blast-23-jan-2018The Frighteners By Peter Laws
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A celebratory exploration of what our morbid tendencies can teach us about humanity, society and spirituality from the ‘Sinister Minister’.
 

8 March 2018 £12.99 hardback ISBN  9781785782206
 
The Frighteners follows the quest of Peter Laws, a Baptist minister with a penchant for the macabre, to understand why so many people love things that are spooky, morbid and downright repellent. He meets vampires, hunts werewolves in Hull, talks to a man who has slept on a mortuary slab to help him deal with a diagnosis, and is chased by a chainsaw-wielding maniac through a farmhouse full of hanging bodies.
 
Staring into the darkness of a Transylvanian night, he asks: What is it that makes millions of people seek to be disgusted and freaked out? And, in a world that worships rationality and points an accusing finger at violent video games and gruesome films, can an interest in horror culture actually give us safe ways to confront our mortality? Might it even have power to re-enchant our jaded world?
About Peter Laws
Peter Laws is the author of crime fiction novels Purged and Unleashed (Allison & Busby, 2017) and is an ordained Baptist Minister. He writes a monthly horror movie column for the Fortean Times and hosts the popular podcast/YouTube show The Flicks That Church Forgot, exploring the deeper and sometimes spiritual themes of morbid culture. He is a regular public speaker and lives in Bedfordshire with his wife and two young children.

BREAKING GLASS UNLEASHES THE CROSSBREED

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Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the supernatural horror/thriller THE CROSSBREED. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in November in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and writer/director Biray Dalkiran of BD American & DFGS.
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THE CROSSBREED won multiple awards including Best Thriller and Best Actress at the Los Angeles Film Awards, Best Actress at the Independent Horror Movie Awards, and Award of Merit at the Accolade Global Film Competition. The film stars Angela Durazo (“Safe House”), Danny Winn (HYDE PARK), and Marques Bobesich (“Orphan Black”).

Synopsis:
A long time ago in a small village, a young woman had nightmares of a demon. One night, she felt evil encompass her, and woke up screaming. The next morning, she was pregnant. Unable to hide the pregnancy, she was locked away by her father, but the evil could not be contained and was birthed into the village. In a rage, the villagers stoned the woman to death and sealed their fate as the demon exacted bloody revenge on them all, except two sisters tasked with taking care of the baby. 

Now, another young woman is secretly pregnant and considering an abortion. While she thinks through her choices, Amy and her husband are sent to a village to research a story about demonic possession. Little does Amy know, she is just a pawn in birthing ultimate evil into the world…

“Before Eve, Lilith was Adam’s first wife and considered “the mother of demons”, and I focused on telling the story of her devilish descendants crossbreeding”, said Dalkiran. “I feel that audiences will be extremely pleased with the outcome.”

Starting March 6, THE CROSSBREED will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable and satalite provider.



Cast: Angela Durazo, Nathan Schellerup, Malina Lee Shaffer,
Danny Winn, Katy Bentz, Chad Ayers, Marques Bobesich

Director: Biray Dalkiran
Written by: Biray Dalkiran, Safak Güçlü
Producers: Biray Dalkiran, Manuela Santini Dalkiran, Dipti Regmi, Vivek Sharma

SUPERNATURAL STAR-STUDDED VAMPIRE MOVIE LIVING AMONG US TO HIT U.S. THEATERS FEBRUARY 2ND 2018!

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The anticipated supernatural vampire movie Living Among Us from writer/director Brian A. Metcalf will hit select theaters across the country on Friday February 2nd, 2018.

Starring the late John Heard (Home Alone), Ésme Bianco (Game of Thrones), Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption), James Russo (Django Unchained), Andrew Keegan (10 Things I Hate About You), Jordan Hinson (Eureka), Hunter Gomez (National Treasure), and Jessica Morris (The Wrong Man), Living Among Us is a fresh modern twist on the vampire movie genre. Vampires have been revealed to the world at a blood donation facility by a local news team. Now, the vampires’ sectional leader, Samuel (William Sadler), has spoken out to explain that they wish only to coexist with humans and mean no harm.

Vampires have just made themselves public! A group of documentary filmmakers have been invited to spend time with a family of vampires and learn how they live. But as reality sets in, the crew realizes they are in for far more than they bargained for.

Best known for his role as the father in the Home Alone movie series, Living Among Us is the final movie starring John Heard, who passed away in July 2017. Heard plays the role of Andrew, the father of the vampire family, alongside his wife Elleanor (Ésme Bianco) and their children Blake (Andrew Keegan) and Sybil (Jessica Morris).

When crewmembers Mike (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Aaron (James Russo), Carrie (Jordan Hinson) and Benny (Hunter Gomez) realize things are not what they seem, they risk everything to get as much footage as possible, but must battle to escape the scene alive and reveal their footage to the world.

Living Among Us is an entertaining, modern supernatural horror and a commentary on today’s society, media and politics. It examines how ratings can take importance over safety and how leaders will manipulate the public and shield truths.

The filmmakers have partnered with Vision Films, Prekindle and Alamo Drafthouse to present an exclusive offer for fans who pre-order tickets before January 19th. They will receive a signed headshot by Living Among Us star and producer Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie, Rookie of the Year, Walt Before Mickey), and a free digital download of the film.
To find out more visit: redcompassmedia.com/theaters

Living Among Us is a Red Compass Media production produced by Brian Metcalf and Thomas Ian Nicholas and executive produced by Ben Chan, with Vision Films handling worldwide distribution.

Director and producer Brian A. Metcalf says:  “Living Among Us is a contemporary American New Wave horror film that subverts the traditional vampire mythos and fuses it with modern day science and technology.
. I hope audiences enjoy it!”


Managing Director / CEO of Vision Films Lise Romanoff says: “The performances are amazing.  The Vampire family appears to be a normal family except for the sociopathic son.  Then when things turned sadistic, while that in itself wasn’t a surprise, you are still affected never-the-less!”


Don’t miss Living Among Us when it opens at the following list of participating theaters starting Friday February 2nd.
Cinema Village, New York City, NY | cinemavillage.com
Ahrya Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA | laemmle.com/theaters/25
Rheem Theater, San Francisco, CA | lamorindatheatres.com
Davis Theater, Chicago, IL | davistheater.com
Monroe 12, Seattle, WA | galaxytheatres.com/12
Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas, TX | drafthouse.com/dfw
Galaxy Highland 10, Austin, TX | galaxytheatres.com/4
Alamo Drafthouse, Phoenix, AZ | drafthouse.com/phoenix
Royal Oak 11, Detroit, MI | royaloakmusictheatre.com
East Bethel 10, East Bethel, MN | emagine-entertainment.com

RED KROKODIL COMING JANUARY 23, 2018 FROM WWW.UNEARTHEDFILMS.COM

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Special Edition re-release of the 2011 foreign genre cult classic! Red Krokodil is the story of a man (Brock Madon) addicted to mind numbing drug, Krokodil. He suddenly finds himself alone in a post-nuclear city similar to Chernobyl. His physical decay, caused by the massive intake of drugs, is mirrored by his inner world, as reality mixes with hallucinations.

The decomposition of the flesh caused by Krokodil is severe in it's graphic, yet slow destruction. Madness and desperation are rampant as one man's addiction to the drug runs out of control.

Director, Domiziano Cristopharo depicts a psychological condition that brings a total detachment from oneself and from the surrounding world. Red Krokodil is a dark trip with no way out.


Destroy the body to calm the mind...

"The bottom line is that by that time you finish watching this film, you will know that you have truly experienced something special. It is a dark work of art." 
-Steven Paul, Beneath the Underground

"Brock Madson gives an extraordinary interpretation to the audience. His performance is a mirror of the psychic and physical consequences caused by krokodil."
-Barbara Toretti, DarkVeins.com

"There's a powerful message here that is open to personal interpretation and what you take the film for is exactly what it is. Recommended."
-Seth Poulin, Celluloid Terror

AMY LUKAVICS' RAVENOUS MAKES THE  STOKER BALLOT 

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We were absolutely delighted to see the amazing Amy Lukavics appear on the preliminary ballot of the next Stoker Awards, nominated by the HWA for her 2017 novel Ravenous which we gave a five star review to last summer. Ginger Nuts of Horror has been a long term supporter of the work of Amy and it is shocking  that neither of her previous two novels were nominated, and we have been very happy to call her the 'Queen of YA Horror' as there are very few authors writing YA horror as powerful as Amy.

In relation to this Ginger Nuts of Horror will be reviewing the four other novels on the YA section of the Stoker Award and will provide our own 'alternative' selection of other superb horror novels we read published in 2017.

You can read our review of Ravenous here

We also carried out a very detailed interview with Amy, which you can read here
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FICTION REVIEW: LOOMING LOW: VOLUME I

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