Ginger Nuts of Horror
Ginger Nuts of Horror brings you this week's second round up of all the latest horror news, today we have news of a new horror video game, the latest book from Apex Publications and news of the release of a brand new clown themed horror film.
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The Blackout Club Revealed: Co-Op Horror for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Next Project from Senior BioShock, Dishonored Devs
Question™, a team of industry veterans including the Creative Director and Lead Writer of BioShock 2, the Senior Gameplay Programmer of Dishonored, and the Lead Effects Artist for BioShock Infinite, has unveiled its next title. The Blackout Club, a cooperative paranormal horror mystery,steps into the light in Q1 2019 across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Set in a small town with a monstrous secret, The Blackout Club follows a group of teens who band together after learning they’ve all been temporarily losing consciousness – waking up in strange places with no memory of what they have done. Recently, one of their closest friends vanished entirely. When none of their parents, teachers, or even the police are willing to believe them, the friends launch an investigation. Together they will discover a maze of tunnels – a hostile underworld filled with hypnotic music and populated by a clandestine group of adults – all beneath their seemingly idyllic suburbs.
To save their community and themselves, the teens will need to capture the conspiracy on camera and prove its existence to the world. Up to four players will sneak out of their homes and go on surveillance missions filled with procedurally-generated elements including variable objectives, enemy encounters, loot drops, and more. Every night will be a different adventure as the team seeks out additional clues and explores new parts of their neighborhood and its ominous underbelly. The club must trust no one as they get closer to finding out what happened to their missing friend -- and the cause of their uncontrollable blackouts.
Surviving the dangers of night will require intelligence, improvisation, and skill. Sleepwalking adults that could be their neighbors or relatives now seek to drag them underground. Players must create and coordinate diversions and use other tactics to break the enemy’s vice-like grip. The last player left standing must avoid attracting the attention of an even more dangerous entity – one that pursues its prey relentlessly – one that can’t be seen with open eyes…
Player characters will be customizable with a variety of powers and equipment loadouts. Every member of the group will play a distinct role and utilize devices like drones or deployable traps to outwit their foes and gather evidence of their crimes. When the mission is complete, players will head back to the hideout, where they can level up and acquire new abilities for use on future outings.
“In The Blackout Club, the horror genre comes home,” said Jordan Thomas, Co-Founder, Question LLC. “Our story is about vulnerable heroes -- for whom co-op gameplay is a matter of survival -- who unite to save their friends. We love expressive systems, where you shape the game experience as you see fit, often versus a whole ecosystem of intelligent threats. And now, they're right next door - in a familiar, modern town, where the monster wears a human face. We can’t wait for you to meet it.”
The Blackout Club releases in Q1 2019. Explore the official website, follow the game’s updates on Twitter or Instagram, and like the Facebook page for updates onThe Blackout Club.
Question is the Tiburon, CA-based independent game studio behind The Magic Circle. Comprised of industry veterans whose credits include the BioShock series,Dishonored, Prey, and Thief: Deadly Shadows, Question embraces its heritage of immersive sim creation. The team’s mission is to deliver focused, AAA-quality experiences with deeply realized worlds that engage players on a cerebral level and leave them with more questions than answers.
Breaking the World by Jerry Gordon
In 1993, David Koresh predicted the end of the world.
What if he was right?
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Cyrus doesn't believe in David's predictions, and he's not interested in being part of a cult. But after the sudden death of his brother, his parents split up and his mom drags him to Waco, Texas against his will. At least he's not alone. His friends, Marshal and Rachel, have equally sad stories that end with them being dumped at the Branch Davidian Church.
Together, they're the trinity of nonbelievers, atheist teens caught between a soon to be infamous cult leader, an erratic FBI, and an epidemic that may confirm the worst of the church's apocalyptic prophecies. With tanks surrounding the Branch Davidians and tear gas in the air, Cyrus and his friends know one thing for certain: They can't count on the adults to save them.
In his debut novel, Jerry Gordon takes readers deep inside the longest standoff in law enforcement history for an apocalyptic thriller that challenges the news media's reporting of the event, the wisdom of militarizing domestic law enforcement, and the blurry line between religion and cult.
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KILLER CLOWN FILM TERRIFIER
If you have a taste for the disturbing, dare to watch TERRIFIER! The killer clown slasher is the latest offering from Epic Pictures Releasing’s Dread Central Presents label. This unsettling horror film previews in select U.S. cities starting on March 15th and hits VOD on March 27th.
Based on a character from the 2013 anthology, All Hallows Eve, the gory ‘80s slasher throwback takes place on Halloween night as the demented Art the Clown sets his sights on terrorizing two girls and anyone else that gets in his way.
TERRIFIER was written and directed by Damien Leone (FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY) and stars Jenna Kanell (THE BYE-BYE MAN), Catherine Corcoran (RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH, VOL. 1 & 2), Margaret Reed (STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION), and David Howard Thornton (GOTHAM), who plays the very disturbing villain of TERRIFIER — Art the Clown.
Film page: https://epic-pictures.com/film/terrifier
About Dread Central Presents
Dread Central Presents is a joint venture between Dread Central Media and Epic Pictures Releasing. With the purpose of championing independent horror filmmakers and showcasing the diversity within the horror genre, the label releases films in monthly hosted screenings across the country as well as on demand and home video. The label’s first releases include ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT, TO HELL AND BAC