<![CDATA[Ginger Nuts of Horror - NEWS]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:10:33 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[DEATH NOTE TO PREMIER ON NETFLIX ON AUGUST 25TH 2017 ]]>Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:26:54 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/death-note-to-premier-on-netflix-on-august-25th-2017​What if you had the power to decide who lives and who dies?

We suggest you obey the rules. Based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, Death Note follows a high school student who comes across a supernatural notebook, realizing it holds within it a great power; if the owner inscribes someone's name into it while picturing their face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike abilities, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.

The Netflix original film is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man). Death Note will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 25th.
Death Note, Netflix, Adam Wingard, Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield), Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe.


If you were the owner of this book whose name would you place it in?  Leave your suggestions in the comment section below 

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<![CDATA[  LAURA MAURO IS NAMING THE BONES]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:49:32 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/-laura-mauro-is-naming-the-bones
Long term readers of Ginger Nuts of Horror should be well aware of my love for Laura Mauro's writing.  In years to come when our descendants compile lists of great writers Laura Mauro's name is one that will feature on all of the best list.  Emotive, intelligent writing that seeps into your subconscious where sits like an icy ghost, she truly is a writer of powerful stories.  

Laura has just announced that her  novella Naming The Bones will be the next publication from Dark Minds Press. The Dark Minds novella series has been roaring success with previous entries coming from the likes of Ben Jones, Gary Fry and Rich Hawkins.  With their distinctive black and red cover design these books are as good to look at as they are to read.  So glad to see that they have stuck with this winning brand image for this years batch of books.  

The book is due for launch around July, but stay in touch as we will have more details as the are made public.  And stay tuned for a review of the book to coincide with a competition to win a copy of the novella.  



Synopsis 

First there was darkness…

Alessa Spiteri survives a bombing incident on the London Underground only to discover that the horror she experienced there is only the beginning of the nightmare.

As she struggles to rebuild her life, she finds herself haunted by grotesque, shadowy creatures – monsters Alessa believes are hallucinations, born of her traumatised mind until she meets Casey, also the survivor of an Underground bombing, who tells her she can see the monsters too.

Together, the women plan their fightback against the creatures, a course of action which takes Alessa back into the tunnels beneath the city.

Back into the darkness.
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<![CDATA[RELICS: TIM LEBBON ON TOUR]]>Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/relics-tim-lebbon-on-tour
To celebrate the launch of Tim Lebbon's new horror novel Relics, Tim is embarking on a month long tour of some of the finest genre websites.  

​Tim will be making a stop here on Ginger Nuts of Horror on 28 March 2017 with an exclusive excerpt from the novel.  And stay tuned for our review of Relics which will be live on the site this coming Tuesday. 

​Full details of the blog tour can be found below.  
MARCH 20
WRITING A GOOD BAD GUY
RISING SHADOW
WWW.RISINGSHADOW.NET
 
MARCH 21
CROSSING GENRES
MIKE READS
WWW.MIKEREADSBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
 
MARCH 22
WORLD BUILDING IN THE RELICS UNIVERSE
READER DAD
WWW.READERDAD.CO.UK
 
MARCH 23
EXCERPT
ANGEL WINGS AND PETTICOATS
WWW.ANGELWINGSANDPETTICOATS.COM
 
MARCH 24
WHY LONDON?
WWW.DARK-READERS.COM

MARCH 27
INTERVIEW
MY LIFE MY BOOK MY ESCAPE
WWW.MYLIFEMYBOOKSMYESCAPE.WORDPRESS.COM
 
MARCH 28
EXCERPT
GINGER NUTS OF HORROR
WWW.GINGERNUTSOFHORROR.COM
 
 
MARCH 29
RARE AND FANTASTIC – THE TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES
LINDA’S BOOK BAG
WWW.LINDASBOOKBAG.COM
 
MARCH 30
INTERVIEW
SCIFI BULLETIN
WWW.SCIFIBULLETIN.COM

MARCH 31
EXCERPT
ALWAYS TRUST IN BOOKS
WWW.ALWAYSTRUSTINBOOKS.BLOGSPOT.CO.UK
 
APRIL 3
WRITING WHAT YOU KNOW OR DON’T
TERROR TREE
WWW.TERROR-TREE.CO.UK
 
APRIL 4
EXCERPT
BIBLIOPHILE BOOK CLUB
WWW.BIBLIOPHILEBOOKCLUB.COM


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Beneath the surface of our world, mythological creatures and their artifacts still exist—corrupt people pay fortunes for a sliver of dragon bone, a basilisk's scale, or an angel's wing. Angela Gough is an American criminology student in London whose fiancé Vince disappears, and her investigation leads her into a black market specializing in arcane relics. She meets Mary Rock, a criminal of mythic status who also wants to find Vince… to kill him. Angela and a growing team of adventurers must stop this horrific trade, yet they face a growing menace as the hunted creatures begin to fight back.

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<![CDATA[THE LOVECRAFT BUNDLE: NEWS OF A GREAT FICTION BUNDLE ]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 16:21:18 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/the-lovecraft-bundle-news-of-a-great-fiction-bundle
Are you a fan of the Lovecraft mythos?  Want lots of great books for a fair and ethical price, where you can set the the royalty that the authors receive?  You do, then you are in luck as we bring news of The Lovecraft Bundle, a set of mythos themed books curated by Nick Mamatas.

Here is Nick to fill you in on all the details 


For a long time, Lovecraft's mantle was carried in the small press, where slavish pastiche and careful avoidance of his politics were rules to be carefully followed. These days, however, Lovecraftian fiction is wider and more diverse. His themes and voice are being remixed, detourned, and exploded by a new generation of writers, and his distasteful opinions critiqued and parodied. This Lovecraftian Literature bundle explores the Lovecraftian idiom in a diversity of ways, from intense erotica to beat literature, from neo-pulp fun to theological exegesis.

Among the goodies in this bundle is the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology of She Walks in Shadows edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a bundle-exclusive collection Home from the Sea by pulp master William Meikle, the Pynchonesque (!) Lovecraftian military thriller duology Radiant Dawn/Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow, a real-life attempt at "keeping it R'lyeh" by examining the metaphysics of Lovecraft's vision of the universe by Scott R. Jones...and a whole lot more! Click here to read much more about the bundle, and make sure to click on each cover for reviews, a preview and a personal note from our curator!

Pay what you want! You choose how much you want to pay for these awesome books. (Click on each book above to check them out.) You decide how much of your purchase goes to the author and how much goes to help keep StoryBundle running. If your purchase price beats $15, you get Home From the Sea by William Meikle, Priestess: The Collected Blackstone Erotica by Justine Geoffrey, Cthulhusattva: Tales of the Black Gnosis by Scott R Jones, She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas and Ravenous Dusk by Cody Goodfellow!

Zero DRM. There's no DRM on any of our books. None. Why? For one, we don't believe DRM actually stops people from sharing what they want to share. Second, and most importantly, we don't believe we should be treating our customers as criminals. So go ahead and put these on your tablets, Kindles and smartphones, but if a friend wants to read the bundle, please have them buy one for themselves. With pay-what-you-want, we believe there's a price for everyone. Or better yet, buy one for them as a gift. Help support indie authors!

Support nonprofits. Best of all, you can also give a portion of the proceeds from each bundle to charity. To learn more about these charities and those they help, click the "Learn More" link next the charities when you purchase.

Easy delivery. It's super convenient to get these ebooks onto your reader of choice—just download and sync. Better yet, if you have a Kindle or Kindle-enabled tablet or smartphone, we can send the books directly to your device. No computer required.

Here are some of the books on offer 

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She Walks in Shadows by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

They emerge from the shadows, to claim the night ….

Women from around the world delve into Lovecraftian depths, penning and illustrating a variety of Weird horrors. The pale and secretive Lavinia wanders through the woods, Asenath is a precocious teenager with an attitude, and the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Nitocris has found a new body in distant America. And do you have time to hear a word from our beloved mother Shub-Niggurath?

Defiant, destructive, terrifying, and harrowing, the women in She Walks in Shadows are monsters and mothers, heroes and devourers. Observe them in all their glory. Iä! Iä!

"She Walks in Shadows showcase a considerable range of talented writers creating work that is vivid, unsettling, and resonant. If, as Gary Wolfe has suggested, an anthology can be thought of as an argument, then this book makes a strong case for its contributors being at the forefront of new, exciting Lovecraftian fiction."   – John Langan, Locus


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Move Under Ground by Nick Mamatas

The year is nineteen-sixty-something, and after endless millennia of watery sleep, the stars are finally right. Old R'lyeh rises out of the Pacific, ready to cast its damned shadow over the primitive human world. The first to see its peaks: an alcoholic, paranoid, and frightened Jack Kerouac, who had been drinking off a nervous breakdown up in Big Sur. Now Jack must get back on the road to find Neal Cassady, the holy fool whose rambling letters hint of a world brought to its knees in worship of the Elder God Cthulhu. Together with pistol-packin' junkie William S. Burroughs, Jack and Neal make their way across the continent to face down the murderous Lovecraftian cult that has spread its darkness to the heart of the American Dream. But is Neal along for the ride to help save the world, or does he want to destroy it just so that he'll have an ending for his book?


"In this tour de force, which is Mamatas' first novel, the Beats meet the elder gods of H. P. Lovecraft, and a harrowing time is had by all…Mamatas virtuosically parodies Kerouac's pell-mell On the Road style, but Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Exterminator, minus the outre sex, are more obvious templates for this wild, weird, woolly romp.
 - Booklist 

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Gateways to Abomination by Matthew M. Bartlett

Bizarre radio broadcasts luring dissolute souls into the dark woods of Western Massachusetts. Sinister old men in topcoats gathered at corners and in playgrounds. A long-dead sorcerer returning to obscene life in the form of an old buck goat. Welcome to Leeds, Massachusetts, where the drowned walk, where winged leeches blast angry static, where black magic casts a shadow over a cringing populace. You've tuned in to WXXT. The fracture in the stanchion. The drop of blood in your morning milk. The viper in the veins of the Pioneer Valley.

"Gateways to Abomination is a straight shot to the realm of nightmare. One of the most outstanding evocations of horror I've read in a while."


 – Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters and The Visible Filth

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Radiant Dawn by Cody Goodfellow

THE BEGINNING IS NEAR...

From a ruined chemical weapons bunker in Iraq to a shallow grave in California's San Andreas Fault, the lines are drawn for a shadow war that will decide who, or what, will inherit the earth and reign as the next dominant species.

The escalating conflict engulfs the lives of three born survivors: a broken veteran of the Gulf War; a fiercely independent young nurse dying of cancer; and a brilliant novice FBI agent. Plunged into an arena where the stakes are survival or extinction, each must choose a side: between a militia of rogue government scientists and an enigmatic messiah who holds the cure for death itself, and the key to a new form of life.

Trapped in a genocidal war the government will do anything to conceal, where top-secret military technologies vie with the primal power of evolution unleashed, they will struggle to understand and stay alive...and stay human.

"I truly relished Goodfellow's pull-no-punches, descriptive writing style which I found, in places, to be a cross between a less wordy Stephen King and a more coherent William Burroughs. One character's breath is described as, "a melange of corn chips, vaginal mucus, unfiltered camels and rampant tooth decay." I winced more than once while reading Radiant Dawn (that's a good thing!) and as I pored over each page, I kept thinking that fans of The X-Files would really like this book. While considerably more violent and graphic than the TV series, it's got all the elements of skullduggery, paranoia, and the questioning of authority which us devotees of that show delight in… In sum, Radiant Dawn is an excellent novel, well-written, fast-paced and meticulously thought-out."
 – Staci Layne Wilson, Cinescape Magazine

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Home From the Sea by William Meikle 

In these pages you'll find some glowing fog, some mad scientists, some tentacled things, booze, dreaming gods, cigarettes, some boats of various sizes, a bar or two, some stiff upper lips, a ghosthunter, a great detective and a multitude of universes, among other things.
Home from the Sea contains 14 tales of Lovecraftian Terror.

​"One of the premier storytellers of our time."
– Famous Monsters of Filmland

Check out all of the books here 

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<![CDATA[MEET HORROR ICON HEATHER LANGENKAMP AT THE WOMEN IN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL!]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:33:19 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/meet-horror-icon-heather-langenkamp-at-the-women-in-horror-film-festival
                                   
Heather Langenkamp, the iconic horror actress from Wes Craven’s Nightmare on Elm Street         franchise will be in attendance at the 2017 Women in Horror Film Festival, which will take  place from September 21-24, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center in Peachtree City, GA.  The hotel is conveniently located just minutes from Atlanta Pinewood Studios and Raleigh Studios (home of AMC’s The Walking Dead). 
 
Heather is also known for her work on films like The Cabin in the Woods (2012) and Dawn of the Dead (2004) and Television shows like American Horror Story for her work in Special Effects with husband David Anderson and their company AFX Studios.
 
 Tickets for the festival are available for advance purchase through the Women in Horror website  at www.WIHFF.com.  Vendor tables are also available for genre artists, authors &  performers.  Tables are limited so secure yours today! 
 
There are some amazing prizes and awards for the film and screenplay winners of the fest!  Check out the film freeway page at www.filmfreeway.com/festival/WIHFF for more info and to submit your film or screenplay today
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<![CDATA[GHOST HUNTERS AUTHOR NEIL SPRING SIGNS TWO BOOK DEAL WITH QUERCUS ]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 05:28:18 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ghost-hunters-author-neil-spring-signs-two-book-deal-with-quercus

Neil Spring, author of The Ghost Hunters  and The Watchers , signs two-book deal with Quercus.

Neil Spring, novelist behind the historical chillers The Ghost Hunters  and The Watchers, as well as the forthcoming The Lost Village , has signed a new two-book deal with Quercus Publishing.

Kathryn Taussig, Senior Commissioning Editor at Quercus acquired UK & Commonwealth, excluding Canada, in a deal struck by Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown.

Spring’s first title, provisionally called A Voice in the Walls, is an original spine-chiller based on the true story of Gef, ‘the talking mongoose’. The setting is a remote farm on the Isle of Man which became infamous in the 1930s through sensational reports of disembodied voices heard there. The new book will publish in hardback in Autumn 2018.

Spring’s second title will be a standalone psychological thriller, also based on a true story and which has already received interest from television development executives. Publication is slated for Autumn 2019.

Spring is a novelist who has enjoying substantial success in the world of film and television. The critically acclaimed ITV film Harry Price: Ghost Hunter (2015), starring Rafe Spall, was adapted from The Ghost Hunters . In 2016 the screen rights for The Watchers were acquired by DNA Films and Television after an eight-way auction and are now in development for a major broadcaster.

Kathryn Taussig said: ‘It’s a pleasure to continue to work with Neil Spring, who is such a powerhouse of ambition and creative energy. Neil brings so much to the publishing process, and he’s a real asset to his brilliant, spooky novels.’

Cathryn Summerhayes said: ‘Neil has a brilliant eye for a cracking historical mystery and with Quercus’ ongoing support I am sure he will bring more and more fans to his unique style of storytelling.’

Neil Spring said: ‘Quercus’ strong position within Hachette, and the support of their committed editorial and publicity teams, means it’s an honour to be working with them on my next two books. These are suspense stories I hope will thrill and chill readers, and television audiences, alike.’ 

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Some stories are never finished. Some voices insist on being heard, even after death . . .
Many years ago, soldiers entered a remote English village called Imber and forced every inhabitant out. It remains abandoned . . .
Each winter, on one night only, Imber's former residents return to visit loved ones buried in the overgrown churchyard.
But this year, something has gone wrong. Secrets are surfacing, putting all who come near Imber in danger. And only one man can help.
Notorious ghost hunter Harry Price has reluctantly reunited with his former assistant Sarah Grey. Once, she worshipped Harry, but their relationship has recently soured. Harry knows that Sarah could be the key to unlocking the mystery of Imber, but will her involvement in the case be the undoing of them both?
Inspired by real historical events, this is the second novel by Neil Spring featuring the notorious real-life ghost hunter, Harry Price. The critically acclaimed ITV drama Harry Price: Ghost Hunter, starring Rafe Spall, was adapted from Spring's first novel, The Ghost Hunters.

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<![CDATA[NAILBITERS: AN EXCITING BOOK LAUNCH FROM PAUL KANE AND PAUL FINCH]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:09:01 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/nailbiters-an-exciting-book-launch-from-paul-kane-and-paul-finch

Bestselling crime and horror authors Paul Kane and Paul Finch to Take Part in Exciting Book Launch at Derby QUAD



Black Shuck Books will be presenting a book launch for its latest title, Nailbiters, at Derby’s popular QUAD venue. The collection gathers together a superb range of short fiction from acclaimed horror author Paul Kane, who will be joined on the night by bestselling thriller author Paul Finch, who wrote the book’s introduction. This special event takes place on Saturday 18th March, and will feature a range of readings, interviews, booksales and more on the night.

Paul Kane is the author of more than sixty novels and a range of non-fiction titles, with his novel Lunar currently in production as a feature film. His other titles include Red and the sequel Blood Red, The Rainbow Man (as P.B Kane) and most recently Sherlock Holmes and The Servants of Hell, bringing the brilliant detective into the world of Hellraiser’s Cenobites. His new release, Nailbiters, gathers together tales of crime and psychological terror from this award-winning and bestselling author.

Paul Finch is the bestselling author of the Mark Heckenberg (or “Heck”) thriller novels, which began with the 2013 release of Stalkers. The most recent release in the series is the sixth instalment, Strangers. He has also written books and audio dramas for Doctor Who, is twice a recipient of the British Fantasy Award and also a winner of the International Horror Guild Award and was co-writer on the 2011 horror movie The Devil’s Rock.

The event runs from 7pm-9pm, and copies of Nailbiters will be on sale on the night, with both authors on hand to sign their books post-event.

Alex Davis, Literature Officer at QUAD, said: ‘I’m really excited to be bringing this event to Derby, and both authors have built a great following in their fields by continually producing fantastic writing. Both are fantastic speakers as well, so it’s bound to be a lively night of reading, discussion and more.’

Steve Shaw, owner of Black Shuck Books, said: ‘Both Kane and Finch have a long history of writing crime and horror fiction, plus they’ve been friends for years, so this is a unique opportunity not to be missed by fans of either genre. I’m very proud to be releasing Nailbiters, and I’m looking forward to a memorable event.’

The Nailbiters Book Launch – When Paul Met Paul – takes place on Saturday 18th March. Tickets for the event are £6 and are available from QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606 or online at http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/when-paul-met-paul.aspx


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A man seeks revenge for his dead wife’s murder, while another finds himself being tortured for information he doesn’t have. One woman’s job at a check-out is starting to take its toll, while another imagines all kinds of horrors during a blackout. An urban nightmare called Graffitiland is the location for a deadly hunt, but a thief finds more than he bargains for upon breaking and entering one particular property. And as a stalker tracks his latest victim, an altogether different kind of serial killer called The Gemini is rising… Here in these pages you’ll find gathered together all the tales of crime and psychological terror from award-winning and bestselling author and editor Paul B. Kane (Beyond Rue Morgue, Hooded Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell), plus three new novelettes – including a serial killer reworking of Cinderella. Complete with an introduction from the award-winning Paul Finch (author of the bestselling Sergeant ‘Heck’ Heckenberg novels, including Stalkers, Sacrifice and Hunted, as well as the Sunday Times bestseller Strangers), this is one collection of thrilling Nailbiters fans of the genre will not want to miss…

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<![CDATA[The Belko Experiment: “Office Space meets Battle Royale”]]>Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/the-belko-experiment-office-space-meets-battle-royale
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In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed in order to survive.

Presented by Orion Pictures, an arm of MGM, The Belko Experiment is directed by Greg McLean (The Darkness, Wolf Creek), written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2) and produced by Peter Safran (The Conjuring, Annabelle) and Gunn. The film stars John Gallagher, Jr. (The Newsroom, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (Scandal), Adria Arjona (True Detective), John C. McGinley (Stan Against Evil, Scrubs), Melonie Diaz (Fruitvale Station), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy).

Sprung from the mind of acclaimed filmmaker James Gunn and directed by Greg McLean, The Belko Experiment raises provocative questions while offering a black-humored thrill-ride that pushes ruthless corporate behavior to terrifying extremes.

When office workers arrive for work at Belko Industries’ isolated high-rise campus outside Bogotá, Colombia, the morning starts much like any other. Mike Pelk (John Gallagher, Jr.) smokes weed in the bathroom and flirts with his beautiful officemate Leandra (Adria Arjona) while new employee Dany Wilkins (Melonie Diaz) settles in for her first day on the job. Everything changes when an anonymous voice comes through the intercom speakers ordering employees to kill two of their colleagues within 30 minutes. Many of the 80 employees assume the order is a sick joke, even when steel-plated doors snap shut sealing off all windows and exits. When they fail to comply before the half hour is up, the heads of four randomly chosen office workers explode. Panic reaches a fever pitch when the disembodied voice issues his next command: thirty people must be killed within the next two hours or 60 people will die. Belko COO Barry Norris (Tony Goldwyn), a former Special Forces operative, commandeers a vault filled with guns, assembles an ad-hoc death squad and begins executing elderly and childless employees. In the ensuing melee, ordinary office workers including stoner Marty (Sean Gunn), nerdy Keith (Josh Brener), creepy Wendell (John C. McGinley) and maintenance guy Bud (Michael Rooker) reveal their true colors.
RELEASE INFORMATION

Distributor
Vertigo Releasing

In Cinemas
21st April, 2017

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<![CDATA[VOODOO CHILD, BOOK ONE: ZOMBIE UPRISING BY WILLIAM BURKE]]>Mon, 06 Mar 2017 07:55:32 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/voodoo-child-book-one-zombie-uprising-by-william-burke
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William Burke and Marketing Macabre announce the horror novel, Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising is now available on Amazon - Kindle Edition


Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising is the first novel in a new horror series packed with supernatural thrills, rousing adventure, dark humor, Voodoo lore and plenty of zombie stomping action. But a word of warning; don’t shoot these zombies in the head … because that just makes them mad!


It’s the legions of hell versus Maggie Child … and hell doesn’t have a prayer!


William Burke (producer/director Destination America's television series (OR hit series) Hauntings and Horrors, Cinemax's Forbidden Science and the cult comedy Sweet Prudence and the Erotic Adventures of Bigfoot) brings his Hollywood experience to the world of horror novels with Voodoo Child, Book One: Zombie Uprising and he succeeds in a big way with a monster amount of critical acclaim.


"With a great lead female protagonist, richly colorful set of secondary characters, plenty of roaring action, and an intense storyline that allows no boring moments, "Voodoo Child" is an intense, entertaining and memorable novel. Highly recommended." Columbia Review of Books and Film.

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Army chopper pilot Maggie Child has a reputation for being fearless, professional and, above all, rational. But when she’s shot down over Iraq her well-ordered life spirals into a paranormal nightmare. Alone, wounded and surrounded by hostile forces, Maggie is rescued from certain death by a demon straight out of Dante’s Inferno. Then, barely alive, she’s abducted by a private military corporation conducting insidious medical experiments. Her escape from their covert hellhole lands her on a Caribbean island where an evil voodoo spirit and a psychotic female dictator are conspiring to unleash an apocalyptic zombie plague. Then she uncovers the most terrifying secret of all—her own destiny. It seems a Voodoo oracle has ordained her the only warrior capable of saving humanity from a supernatural Armageddon … whether she wants the job or not!

But saving the world isn’t a one-woman job, so she teams up with a trio of unlikely heroes—a conspiracy obsessed marijuana smuggler, a Voodoo priestess with an appetite for reality television, and a burnt out ex-mercenary. Together, they’ll take on an army of the walking dead, with the fate of humanity resting in their eccentric hands.
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<![CDATA[HOUSE: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION! DUAL FORMAT OUT 27TH MARCH 2017]]>Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:03:48 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/house-the-complete-collection-dual-format-out-27th-march-2017
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This Arrow Video release sees the House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time in a spectacular Dual Format set. Scary, funny and downright entertaining, the four House films each tell a different tale of creepy old houses as the people living in them deal with undead Vietnam vets, zombie cowboys, murderers that refuse to die and, naturally, possessed pizzas. Lots of fun and utterly bonkers, House: The Complete Collection is a must for horror and cult fans alike.
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Step inside, we’ve been expecting you! At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the complete House saga, brought together on Blu-ray for the first time!


In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt’s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he has found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house’s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas…

House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse’s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who’ll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!

In House 3 (released domestically as The Horror Show) Lance Henriksen (Aliens) stars as a detective who sends a sadistic serial killer to the electric chair, only to find himself stalked by the maniac from beyond the grave.

Meanwhile, House IV: The Repossession has William Katt returning to the fold for one last terrifying tale that mixes seedy mobsters, Native American spirits and a singing pizza in perhaps the barmiest House entry of all!


From the team that brought you Friday the 13th, the House films are era-defining horror classics – now newly restored and loaded with brand new extras!



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We like it because:

There’s possibly not a barmier slice of late 80s and early 90s horror as the House series. Packed with brilliant visual effects, the four films tell tales of hauntings, magic, monsters and mayhem as their various characters get to grips with living in some of the creepiest houses around.

The four films star a host of cult faces including William Katt (Carrie), Arye Gross (TV’s Castle), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Dedee Pfeiffer (Vamp) and Brion James (Blade Runner), and make for some seriously fun viewing with each film’s different theme. Whether it’s the shadow of Vietnam in House, the horror-comedy chops of House II: The Second Story, the all-out scares of House III: The Horror Show, or the downright craziness of House IV each film in the collection has something to keep horror and cult cinema fans happy.

House: The Complete Collection is a perfect piece of Saturday night fun, so grab a beer and a slice of (hopefully not singing) pizza, and settle in to enjoy one of the most entertaining US horror franchises of all time.

Special Features:

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS
Brand new 2K restorations of all four films
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
The House Companion – limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material
HOUSE
Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
Ding Dong, You’re Dead! The Making of House – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
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Theatrical Trailers


HOUSE II: THE SECOND STORY

Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story – brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up & creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
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Theatrical Trailer


HOUSE III: THE HORROR SHOW

Uncut Version, for the first time on Blu-ray!
Audio commentary with producer Sean S. Cunningham
The Show Must Go On – interview with actor/stuntman Kane Hodder
House Mother – interview with actress Rita Taggart
Slaughter Inc. – brand new featurette with special make-up effects creators Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger
Behind-the-Scenes Footage
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Theatrical Trailer


HOUSE IV: THE REPOSSESSION

Audio commentary with director Lewis Abernathy
Home Deadly Home: The Making of House IV – brand new documentary featuring interviews with director Lewis Abernathy, producer Sean S. Cunningham, stars Terri Treas and William Katt, actor/stunt coordinator Kane Hodder, and composer Harry Manfredini
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Theatrical Trailer


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