Ginger Nuts of Horror
HORROR NEWS: GINGER NUTS OF HORROR TRAVELS TO PARTS UNKNOWN FOR A SERVICE WITH JOE R LANSDALE AND KASEY LANSDALE
FACEPLANT THEATRE BRING THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMEDY HORROR ‘THE SERVICE’ TO THE KING’S HEAD THIS APRIL.
The rapture is approaching. When it does, will your soul be saved?
The Service is an interactive comedy; which combines clowning, dark humour and horror, taking a riotous poke at religious cults and people’s absurd devotion to them. We enjoyed a sell out run at London’s Horror Festival in 2017. The show’s instagram account is updated after every performance, with photos and sefies with the latest converts.
After years in hiding, the lone surviving siblings of an extreme and unusual religious cult, are finally ready to tell their story. And they need you, to bear witness to a momentous occasion, which they believe will alter the very fabric of our world...The birth of the second coming.
Welcome to the dawn of a new era. Welcome to the end of days. Welcome, to The Service.
The Service will have the audience singing hymns, confessing sins, and consecrating the sacred cabbage. Literally.
The prophecy has been written in alphabetti spaghetti, no one can doubt them now.
This unique piece of comedy horror promises to chill, confuse and covert you.
Drink the kool aid. Eat the cabbage.
Praise for The service:
‘Extremely funny. The Service is about the best fun you can have. I actually laughed myself hoarse at one of the most disgustingly icky gags I have ever seen on stage ever.’ 5*- Horror Hothouse
“Genuinely the best show I've seen this year” Katy Danbury, Artistic director of Old Red Lion.
FacePlant Theatre Company
Founders, Alice Bounce, Owen Jenkins, Maxwell Tyler and Lydia Hourihan met whilst touring with Olivier nominated Les Enfants Terribles. United in their passion for original storytelling, clowning, and character driven theatre, they set up the company to share this passion. All output is written and devised by the company.
Venue: The Kings Head Theatre - 115 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
AWARD-WINNING “CHAMPION MOJO STORYTELLER” JOE R. LANSDALE RELEASES FIRST SUPERNATURAL HORROR COLLECTION WITH DAUGHTER KASEY LANSDALE
Sherlock Holmes: arguably the most recognized detective in modern history. As the brains of any investigation, it’s no wonder that the heart of his partner John Watson is what rounds out this duo to create a textbook definition of success. This complementary dynamic is at the epicenter of the first-ever collaborative short story collection from Joe R. Lansdale and daughter Kasey Lansdale. Terror is Our Business: Dana Roberts’ Casebook of Horrors [Cutting Block Books, May 29, 2018] introduces readers to the world of Dana Roberts and her frightening career as an investigator of what she calls the “supernormal.” While she doesn’t believe in the supernatural, she does believe in unknown worlds. And teaming up with her Watson-like partner Jana makes solving what can only be described as very unusual mysteries from beyond the veil that much more riveting.
Writing Terror is Our Business together allowed my Dad and I to blend our own personalities and styles. I tend to be more traditional, while he’s a bit more unconventional. And being a co-author allowed me to incorporate my unique authority from the female perspective, giving the series a refreshing edge,” says Kasey. “Most of the stories I grew up reading in this traditional style were male-centric. I love that Dana and Jana are powerhouse supernatural investigators, yet gender plays zero factor in the meat of these stories.”
With more than forty published works to his name, Joe R. Lansdale’s accomplished literary career also brings an element of old school storytelling to the pair’s latest work. “As a writer, I am known primarily in the horror world for things that don’t quite fit into the normal approach to horror. But in the last few years, I’ve had the bug to write more ‘traditional’ tales. Thus, Terror is Our Business was the perfect set of stories for Kasey and me to work on together. And coupled with her music career, being an opening act for everyone from Ray Price, to most recently Wynona Judd, it became clear that both of us have a sort of musical rhythm in our writing. The collaboration allowed us to connect on that commonality.”
Terror is Our Business offers readers:
· Compelling narratives injected with horror, mystery, and humor featuring two inspirational female characters front and center
· A Sherlock Holmes and John Watson dynamic forming right before the reader’s eyes, as Dana and Jana’s budding friendship melds them into an unstoppable pair
· Cinematic scenes which draw in the reader with their pacing and style, and delight with abundances of crippling fear
· A return to old school feelings of classic mystery horror novels and supernatural tales
About the Authors:
About Joe R. Lansdale
Joe R. Lansdale, with more than forty books to his credit, is the Champion Mojo Storyteller. He’s been called “an immense talent” by Booklist; “a born storyteller” by Robert Bloch; and The New York Times Book Review declared he has “a folklorist’s eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur’s sense of pace.” Lansdale has won numerous awards, including sixteen Bram Stoker Awards, the Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention, a British Fantasy Award, the American Mystery Award, the Horror Critics Award, the Grinzane Cavour Prize for Literature, the “Shot in the Dark” International Crime Writer’s Award, the Golden Lion Award, the Booklist Editor’s Award, the Critic’s Choice Award, and a New York Times Notable Book Award. His series of novels Hap and Leonard was adapted into the hit SundanceTV series in 2016 and is currently in its third season. He resides in Nacogdoches, Texas, with his wife, Karen, writer and editor. For more information, visit www.joerlansdale.com.
About Kasey Lansdale
Kasey Lansdale, first published at the tender age of eight by Random House, is the author of several short stories and novellas, including stories from Harper Collins and Titan Books, as well as the editor of assorted anthology collections, including Subterranean Press’ Impossible Monsters. She is best known as a Singer/Songwriter. Most recently, you can hear Lansdale as the narrator of various works, including Stan Lee’s Reflections, George R.R. Martin’s Aces Abroad, and George A. Romero’s latest installment, Nights of the Living Dead, among others. Her new anthology, Night Terrors, will release Spring 2019. For more information, visit www.kaseylansdale.com
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Terror is Our Business will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon and wherever books are sold. The book will release May 29, 2018.
Boston Film Family Releases Official Trailer For “Parts Unknown” Wrestling Horror Movie
Boston Film Family, LLC, has released the official trailer of its upcoming feature film, “Parts Unknown”. The wrestling horror movie will have its world premiere in Arlington, Massachusetts, on June 9, 2018.
Written, produced, and directed by Boston Film Family CEO Richard Chandler, “Parts Unknown” is the story about how the infamous Von Strasser family (of professional wrestling fame) seek to violently reclaim their notorious status through supernatural means despite being blackballed by forces within the industry. The movie stars retired pro-wrestler/actor William DeCoff, pro-wrestling manager/actress Lizzie Havoc, and Boston Film Family alumni Alexandra Cipolla, Alexander Hauck, and Sarah Michelle.
Legendary independent movie actress Melantha Blackthorne, who had a leading role in Chandler’s feature film “Gilgamesh” (2014), returns in a smaller role while former pro-wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts lends his vocal talents to the movie. Cameos are also provided by the indie tag team The Devil’s Doormen as well as YouTube and podcast personality Brian Zane (of “Wrestling with Wregret” fame).
The movie was shot by Director of Photography Denez McAdoo, costumes were created by Jenny French, and composer Andre Fernandea created the movie’s score.
Boston Film Family, LLC, is an award-winning Massachusetts-based independent film production company that specializes in the creation of visual horror and grindhouse stories.
Its previous works include the featurette “Witch Hunt” (2016), the feature film “Gilgamesh” (2014), and the webseries “Boston Massacre” (2012-2013).
For more information on Boston Film Family, LLC, the company’s homepage can be accessed at Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/bostonundead/about/?ref=page_internal - or on the company’s website - www.bostonfilmfamily.com .
The movie’s IMDb page can be found through the following link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5759188/reference .