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HORROR NEWS: POLLY IS A CRACKER, WE WANT YOU TO SLEEP TIGHT, TOKYO GHOUL STALKS THE STREETS AND MICHAEL BRAY HAS GONE TO THE DARK PLACE
The second of this week'sGinger Nuts of Horror's News Blasts brings you news of a new novella from Mark West, a new video game, news of the live action release of Tokyo ghoul. and news of new novel from Michael Bray.
Mark West's Polly is released and there is an online party to celebrate
Ginger Nuts of Horror is pleased to announce that Mark West's new novella Polly will be published on 30th November by Stormblade Productions, with an online Facebook launch party to be hosted that day by Carrie Buchanan between 8pm and 10pm. You can find the launch here.
Leaving her cheating husband and hollow marriage behind, Polly goes to Paris to visit a city she’s always wanted to see and open the next chapter in her life. The City Of Love is everything she wanted it to be and even more - the grandeur of the architecture, the Seine, the people, the atmosphere. This could be the start of something special, something new.
But why did she keep running into the strange man she met on the plane, the one she christened Mr Creepy because his smile made her skin crawl? Perhaps it was just her imagination, perhaps it was paranoia but still…
Quickly making new friends - an American called Katrina and a waiter called Francois - she hoped to start again in a city that didn’t know her and never mind their melodramatic stories of a ‘necktie murderer’ stalking the backstreets of Paris.
What could possibly go wrong?
Sleep Tight haunts Nintendo Switch, PC in Early 2018
Sleep Tight, an adrenaline pumping arcade-style, twin-stick shooter with base-building elements, launches for Nintendo Switch and PC in Q1 2018.
Sleep Tight will be the debut project fromWe Are Fuzzy, a veteran team of AAA game developers and big-budget film VFX artists. The team is led by Maxx Burman, whose credits include Far Cry, League of Legends, Westworld, and Titanfall. Disney character artists, including Dylan Ekren, who worked on Wreck It Ralph and Zootopia, and Ubisoft designer Oscar Mar, whose resume cites the Far Cry and Rainbow 6 franchises.
Sleep Tight draws from shared childhood experiences to deliver a fast-paced twin-stick shooter that marries adrenaline-pumping action with a charming world wrapped in blankets of nostalgia.
Build pillow forts during the day to prepare for hordes of monsters who emerge after dark. Fight back against their relentless onslaught with dart Gatling guns, water balloon launchers, remote controlled gun turrets, and other toys. Throughout these frenetic nocturnal battles, players will collect stars from fallen enemies to upgrade their skills, buy power-ups, and unlock new weapons.
"Since I was a kid, I always wanted to make games. After 10 years of working on other people's projects, it was time to make my own, and I wanted to go back to that feeling of pure play." said Maxx Burman, co-founder and creative director at We Are Fuzzy. "I feel fortunate to work with such talented artists to bring this Pixar-esque world to life. I think it's an experience that will appeal to the young at heart, no matter their age."
For more information on We Are Fuzzy and Sleep Tight, visit the game's official website.
About We Are Fuzzy
We Are Fuzzy, founded by Maxx Burman and Banks Boutté in 2017, vaunts a veteran team of Hollywood artists and AAA game designers with experience working on HBO's Westworld, AMC's The Walking Dead, Hollywood blockbusters such as Iron Man and Godzilla, and video games including Far Cry 5, Dark Souls 2 and League of Legends.
About Maxx Burman
Maxx Burman is a VFX Artist/Art Director who's worked in film and games for almost 10 years. His credits include: Iron Man 3, Godzilla, Game of Thrones, League of Legends, Call of Duty, Destiny and many more. Sleep Tight is his first step into indie games and he's determined to create the best experience of pure fun, and a reminder of what it was like to play make believe. You can see more here: www.MaxxBurman.com
TOKYO GHOUL RELEASES IN CINEMAS: WEDNESDAY 31ST JANUARY 2018, FROM ANIME LTD AND NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS
Quiet and bookish, Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) was all but dead to a world living in fear of “Ghouls”: creatures who not only share our skin, but crave its taste. When a nightmarish encounter leaves him a human-ghoul hybrid however, Ken finds himself taken under the wing of those he once considered monsters and fighting to protect them from a vengeful hunger that will leave him asking what it truly means to be inhuman.
We Like It Because:
A thrilling reimagining of the breakout hit manga, “Tokyo Ghoul” is a gruesome delicacy that not only opens up the original’s captivating world to whole new audiences, but provides a gourmet feast for existing fans - earning deserved praise for its faithfulness to the source material in a climate where fans feel justified in hesitation towards live-action adaptations.
Similar films may be content with positioning the monstrous ghouls as unsympathetic foes of a vulnerable humanity. “Tokyo Ghoul” however, expertly paints its picture a striking moral grey, with examples like Tōka (portrayed by Fumika Shimizu) and her frustrated struggles to live in both worlds, giving us a wonderfully nuanced view of the humanity in monsters and the savagery in humanity.
Kentarô Hagiwara shines in his feature film debut, harmonising each ingredient on his plate into a unified flavour led by Masataka Kubota and supported by powerful spices like a deliciously creepy performance by Yū Aoi. With clever framing against the narrative’s brutal turns, even the costume choices are at times given an expressiveness that makes them feel like worthy additions to the cast!
Michael Bray has Gone to "The Dark Place"
When a mysterious sinkhole opens in a suburban street, nobody could ever foresee the horror that was to come.
Eight-year-old Adam Pettinger knows things. He has dreamed of the dark place and knows what resides in it.
His neighgour, Brian Embry is dying. With his cancer terminal, he no longer has any desire to live.
Now, these two residents of Chestnut Avenue will learn that they are connected in ways they could never imagine, and that they are the only ones who can possibly stop the thing from the dark place. It may, however, be too late.
As the sinkhole grows and the army arrives to calm the situation, they do not realise that a war centuries in the making is about to explode in their slice of suburbia, with consequences that could have deadly repercussions for all of mankind.