<![CDATA[Ginger Nuts of Horror - NEWS]]>Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:04:14 +0000Weebly<![CDATA[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]]>Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:36:06 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/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



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.




<![CDATA[CLICKERS, HOLLYWOOD ZOMBIES, OCCULT DETECTIVES, OUTSIDERS AND WILLIE MEIKLE HAS AN INFESTATION.]]>Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/clickers-hollywood-zombies-occult-detectives-outsiders-and-willie-meikle-has-an-infestation
This week's horror news round up includes news of the tribute anthology Clickers, Hollywood Zombies, Occult Detectives and news of William Meikle's latest release, Infestation 

The collectible signed limited edition of CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ is available for pre-order.

Few Millennium-era horror authors left as big an imprint on the genre as J.F. Gonzalez. CLICKERS FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO J.F. GONZALEZ celebrates his rich legacy, featuring some of horror’s biggest names alongside tomorrow’s stars in a massive career-spanning tribute. Featuring stories set in Gonzalez’s literary worlds of CLICKERSSURVIVORPRIMITIVE, and RESTORE FROM BACK-UP; examinations of his creative process and the lasting impact of his seminal works; personal tributes and anecdotes from those who knew him best; and much more. A must-have for fans of J.F. Gonzalez and horror fiction. Includes exclusive content available only in this edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction – Brian Keene
Captivity – J.F. Gonzalez
That Goddamn Grin – Robert Ford
Vanilla Sunshine – Jonathan Janz
Books with Bite – Jonathan Maberry
Back from the Dead – Mike Lombardo
Bangers and Mash – Matt Hayward
Garage Clicker – John Urbancik
On the Contributions of J.F. Gonzalez to Horror Literature – Mary SanGiovanni
My Own Personal Jesus – Wayne Allen Sallee
Algorithms of the Heart – Mike Oliveri
Moist Air – Adam Cesare
On Clickers II – J.F. Gonzalez

Clickers vs. Mandibles: The Tale of an Unwritten Saga – Jeff Strand
Ten Secrets to Survival Clickers Don’t Want You to Know (They Really Hate Number Six) – Jeff Burk
A Birthday Party for Jenny Too Good – Gord Rollo
Belief – Lesley Conner
Shooting Schedule – J.F. Gonzalez
WWJD: Collaborating with J.F. Gonzalez – Wrath James White
Only One Way to Write the End of the Individual: J. F. Gonzalez’s The Corporation – Nick Mamatas

Gracias, hermano: a letter to a man I never met – Gabino Iglesias
Deep into That Dark One Peering – Stephen Kozeniewski
At the Corner of Flanders and Phillipsport – Michael T. Huyck Jr.
Surfing Is My Life: Fear and Loathing on the Northern California Coast – Gene O’Neill
The Folly of the Dead, or, I’m Pretty Sure My Buddy Is A Serial Killer – Geoff Cooper
The Survival of Horror: A Tribute to J.F. Gonzalez’s Survivor – Matt Serafini
For You, Anything – Wesley Southard
WonderClaws™ – Monica J. O’Rourke
Throwing Books – Dave Thomas
Clickbusters – Amber Fallon
Night Run – Kristopher Rufty
A Bad Influence – Robert Swartwood
Grab – Jay Wilburn
Ku Klux Clickers – Wile E. Young
My Own Private L.A. Gangsta – Weston Ochse
Jesus and the Splatterpunks: An Oral History – David J. Schow, John Skipp, and Brian Keene
Bleeding Through – Charles R. Rutledge
Mabel’s Recipes – J.F. Gonzalez
To the Bitter End – Kyle Lybeck
Complications Of – Kelli Owen

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If you needed any further proof that there was something rotten at the ehart of Hollywood, then ginger Nuts of Horror brings you Hollywood Zombies.  Inspired by the Topps Hollywood Zombies trading card line back in 2007, which humorously turned Hollywood’s biggest stars into rotten, flesh-eating zombies.  Fabrice Mathieu has  edited together his own trailer for a movie titled Hollywood Zombies, taking clips from various Hollywood films and, well, giving them an undead makeover.

Occult Detective Quarterly Issue 3 is out now 

John Linwood Grant's rather splendid Occult Detective Quarterly returns with the third issue in what hopefully will be a long running series of issues.  

With even more thrill-packed pages than last issue, OCCULT DETECTIVE QUARTERLY returns to offer another wild ride of strange crimes, where hardened investigators and supernatural sleuths dare the darkness to seek out the truth. New tales of gritty detective work and the unnatural cross the globe and the timelines. A Seventies PI faces death on the NY subway; a gifted young woman investigates murder in Victorian England, and the authorities send a man to help troops in Nicaragua who face unknown terrors. Pulp noir meets the worlds of H P Lovecraft, and an unusual detective faces aquatic perils in the Bay of Bengal. Sherlock Holmes himself makes an appearance, and much more. Stories from Brian M Sammons, Alice Loweecy, Edward M Erdelac, Willie Meikle and six other talented modern writers. Plus extensive reviews, non-fiction articles on Robert E Howard’s detective characters, Dickens and Conan Doyle, and great commissioned art.


william Meikle has an infestation 

One of Ginger Nuts of Horror's favourite authors has a brand new book out, and it sounds like a classic Meikletastic romp.  

It was supposed to be a simple mission. A suspected Russian spy boat is in trouble in Canadian waters. Investigate and report are the orders.

But when Captain John Banks and his squad arrive, it is to find an empty vessel, and a scene of bloody mayhem.

Soon they are in a fight for their lives, for there are things in the icy seas off Baffin Island, scuttling, hungry things with a taste for human flesh.

They are swarming.

And they are growing.


Stephen King's The Outsider coming June 5th 2018

On 5 June 2018, Hodder will publish an exciting new novel from Stephen King. The Outsider is a compelling and chilling suspense novel which will delight readers of King’s bestselling Hodges trilogy.

Following the phenomenal success of his Bill Hodges series, Mr Mercedes, Finders Keepersand End of Watch, all Number 1 bestsellers, Stephen King has written an unputdownable crime thriller with a unique twist.

When an eleven-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect, arrested in a public spectacle, has an alibi, and further research convinces Detective Ralph Anderson that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?

‘King works his customary storytelling magic, unspooling the plot threads almost as quickly as readers can turn the pages’ – Daily Mail on End of Watch

Pre-order your copy of The Outsider here 

<![CDATA[STEPHEN VOLK AND Lesley Manning'S EXTRASENSORY NEEDS YOUR HELP.]]>Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:16:32 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/stephen-volk-and-lesley-mannings-extrasensory-needs-your-help
Ginger Nuts of Horror is about to enter its tenth year of existence, and over the years many greta friendships and relations have been formed, some have fallen by the wayside, and some like the friendship with horror legend Stephen Volk have stood the test time.  I can still remember the day Stephen agreed to be interviewed on the site in its first year of existence, and I can still feel the the buzz of excitement that I felt at the thought of interviewing someone, who for me, was an almost mythical force on my formative years in the world of horror and the supernatural.  

So now nearly ten years later I am proud to class Stephen as a friend, and friends look out for each other, and help them when we can.  Which brings us to the point of this news item.  Stephen has teamed up once more with the director of Ghostwatch, Lesley Manning for a brand new project Extrasensory, and Stephen and Lesley need your help seeing this project through to fruition.  

Set in Russia during the final years of the Soviet period it sees twin brothers, separated by years of animosity,  brought together because of a secret scientific experiment to test ESP across the reaches of space. A unique and gripping high concept movie, Extrasensory, is an emotionally powerful and heart-rending story of betrayal, love and ultimately forgiveness, in which the mysteries of the vastness of outer space conjoin with those of the inner space of the human mind.

Check out the concept trailer for the below 
Stephen and Lesley had this to say about the project

“Extrasensory had a long gestation period, some of which was a lonely obsession, but once I showed the script to Lesley and she was as enthused by its possibilities as I was, it suddenly became alive and real” - Stephen Volk, screenwriter. 

“Extrasensory is an extraordinary story. It’s universal and really touches your heart and it has this fantastic visual, epic backdrop, something I think Stephen is very good at, which is true, pure, gold-seamed drama” - Lesley Manning, director.

Funding films especially genre films is never easy, so please take a moment to visit their Kickstarter page for the full details of this project, along with the pledge rewards that are on offer.  and even if you cannot support the film, please take a second to share either this  article of the Kickstarter page, social media reach is key to the funding  these worthwhile projects 
Visit The world of Extrasensory


<![CDATA[SLEDGE-LIT BRINGS THE HORROR THIS NOVEMBER – AND YOU CAN BE THERE WITH OUR EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION!]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:12:24 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/sledge-lit-brings-the-horror-this-november-and-you-can-be-there-with-our-exclusive-competition

With Christmas almost upon us, you’d be mistaken for thinking that everything is about to turn holly and jolly. But Sledge-Lit is one Christmas celebration that will be bringing plenty of horror to the table, as well as a healthy dash of science-fiction and fantasy to boot.

Running on the 25th November at Derby’s QUAD venue, Sledge-Lit is the sister event to the popular Edge-Lit day, which ran for the sixth time this summer with record numbers. Sledge-Lit is a Christmas do which won’t see anyone misusing the photocopier, gathering together some of the finest writing talent from around the UK for a packed days of panels, interviews, readings, workshops and much more besides.

So, what have we stuffed into the event for horror fans? Well, plenty! All of our Guests of Honour work on the darker side of fiction, with acclaimed horror and thriller author Alison Littlewood (The Hidden People, The Crow Garden, A Cold Season), World Fantasy Award Winner Claire North (The End of the Day, The Sudden Appearance of Hope, Touch) and Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller Sarah Pinborough (Behind Her Eyes,  13 Minutes, The Death House). As well as that sterling array of talent, we’ll have horror authors including Daniel Marc Chant, Simon Clark, Tracy Fahey, Gary McMahon, Justin Park and more, as well as the launch of the exciting new horror collection Imposter Syndrome from Dark Minds Press.

And here’s the best news – QUAD have teamed up with Ginger Nuts of Horror for an exclusive competition to make sure your festive season isn’t too cheery! We’ve got two tickets to Sledge-Lit to give away, as well as a host of horror DVDs and books to keep you sane while TV is nothing but Christmas specials.

For your chance to win, just answer the following simple question:
Which hit Christmas horror film was released back in 2015?
A) Grampas
B) Krampus
C) Scrimpas

Please fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter by the… 17th November 2017. Winners must be free on Saturday 25th November to attend Sledge-Lit. No cash alternative or substitutes will be offered.

Prize Pack Includes 
2 tickets to sledgelit
Ash V's Evil dead season 2 dvd boxset 
the tower of evil bluray
the curse of frankenstein dvd 
last chance by greg hurwitz hardback
thatchers tree by james shipway trade paperback
vigil by angela slatter trade paperback

<![CDATA[Splatterpunk’s Not Dead: fighting back exclusive  cover reveal!]]>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:31:29 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/splatterpunks-not-dead-fighting-back-exclusive-cover-reveal
Ahead of Friday’s launch, Gingernuts of Horror can exclusively reveal the front (and back cover). Featuring an exclusive new painting by Dan Henk and design by Mike Dickinson, this is the full wraparound for the paperback of this anthology.

Featuring the talents of Adam Millard, Matt Shaw, Bracken MacLeod, John Boden, Duncan Ralston, Rich Hawkins, Glenn Rolfe, George Daniel Lea, Tim Curran, WD Gagliani & Dave Benton and Kristopher Rufty.

A row with a boyfriend leads to unexpected and bloody consequences...

A high powered CEO undertakes a highly unusual therapy to take his career to the next level…
A mother frantically searches for the child as the world burns…

ALL profits raised by sales of this anthology will be donated to charity, funding specialist support staff for people diagnosed with cancer.
Fighting Back! Will be on sale from November 10th  in paperback and on Kindle.
Stay tuned as Gingernuts of Horror interviews some of the contributors, in the days leading up to the release - set for Friday 10th November.


<![CDATA[GINGER NUTS OF HORROR'S NEWS ROUND UP 07 NOV 2017]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ginger-nuts-of-horrors-news-round-up-07-nov-2017
Ginger Nuts of Horror brings you our weekly round up of horror news.  This week we have details of Leatherface, The Cat O'Nine Tails, a new folk horror film "The Gatehouse", and "All The Devils are Here" 


The Cat O'Nine Tails On Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD on 8 January 2018

When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, blind puzzle-maker Franco Arnò , who overheard an attempt to blackmail one of the institute’s scientists shortly before the robbery, teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo Giordani to crack the case. But before long the bodies begin to pile up and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives imperilled in their search for the truth. And worse still, Lori, Franco’s young niece, may also be in the killer’s sights…

Dario Argento’s devilishly good 1971 horror mystery The Cat O’ Nine Tails starring James Franciscus (City On Fire) and Karl Malden (On The Waterfront), is a brilliantly byzantine thriller that cemented Argento’s reputation as a master genre director.

Following the success of his debut feature, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, distributor Titanus tasked writer/director Dario Argento with delivering a follow-up in short order. The resulting film, granted a greatly enhanced budget and heralded in its US marketing campaign as “nine times more suspenseful” than its predecessor, was The Cat O’ Nine Tails.

This second entry in the so-called “Animal Trilogy” found Argento further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as the master of the giallo thriller. Co-starring Catherine Spaak (Il Sorpasso) and Rada Rassimov (Baron Blood), and featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly), The Cat O’ Nine Tails remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.

This limited edition Blu-ray gets a superb limited edition 4K restoration, and is packed with extras, and features a new audio commentary, new cover artwork and comes with a poster, lobby cards and a lavishly illustrated collector’s booklet featuring essential writing on the film.


Leatherface releases on EST 18th December 2017, and on DVD 8th January 2018, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The maniac is unmasked in this gory, nerve-shattering prequel to the legendary classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, exploring the chilling origin of the fearsome horror icon, from the directors of the extreme French masterpiece Inside.

A young nurse is kidnapped by four violent teens after they escape from a psychiatric hospital, and take her on a road trip to hell. Pursued by an equally deranged, trigger-happy lawman out for revenge, one of these teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind - moulding him into the monster we now know as Leatherface.

We like it because:

When the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre burst onto the screen in 1974, a new horror legend was born, in the form of a mumbling, bumbling, flesh-masked, chainsaw wielding maniac - Leatherface! Seven films and untold gruesome deaths later, audiences can finally find out
who lurks behind the mask - and how he got there, in this stylish, scary and blood-soaked prequel.
The directors - masters of horror Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury - are a perfect fit for the material, having shocked audiences with their 2007 gory Gallic debut Inside, described by Twitch as ‘one of the harshest, most brutal and disturbing things to hit celluloid in recent years’.

Here, the pair deliver brooding menace and nightmarish psychological horror, all the while ratcheting up the tension to the ninth degree.

With a fantastic cast - including genre favourites Stephen Dorff (Blade) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring), as well as Game of Thrones star Finn Jones - this is a worthy addition to the Chain Saw franchise, and a thrilling examination of the genesis of a monster who is ranked alongside Freddy and Jason as one of the greatest horror characters ever.

The eagerly-awaited home entertainment debut of this slick, sick horror flick will have horror fans drooling with delight.


An ancient curse is unlocked in The Gatehouse, on VOD 12/5 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

From award-winning director Martin Gooch comes a bold and arresting gothic horror feature that’ll stir the senses and spike the neck hairs. 

Jack is a struggling writer recovering from the death of his wife. His daughter, 10-Year-Old Eternity, loves digging for treasure in the forest behind her house. In a coincidental turn of fate, Jack agrees to undertake a writing project about the ‘legend of the black flowers’ at the same time that Eternity discovers a mysterious object in the woods, and the forest wants it back. They’ve unlocked an ancient curse and must now fight for survival.

Scarlett Rayner, Simeon Willis, Linal Haft, Paul Freeman, Hannah Waddingham, Alix Wilton Regan, and Melissa Knatchbull star in a Martin Gooch film, available 12/5 on Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment.

All the Devils Are Here: Something Emerges from the Swamps of Florida and Onto VOD

From the twisted mind that brought you the award winning short film “Roid Rage,” comes an original creature-feature that is sure to get pulses racing in the horror community - All the Devils Are Here! Bahamian filmmaker Ryan Lightbourn has recently debuted this film festival hit on a wide range of digital outlets.
All the Devils Are Here (formerly titled Sleepwalkers) tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a debaucherous spring break getaway. As a series of horrific events surfaces, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. With nighttime approaching, they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive in this synth-fueled love-letter to 80’s & early 90’s B-movies.
All the Devils Are Here can currently be found on most VOD platforms. Platforms include:  iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, VUDU, Sony Playstation, XBox Live and many others. The latest trailer is also available, along with the film’s official movie poster. Indie fans can see this horrifying creature feature, right now - on their favourite VOD hoster!
 A fan page for the film: https://www.facebook.com/pg/allthedevilsareheremovie/
More info’ on Ryan: http://www.ryanlightbourn.net/about/



Don't touch that dial! TV Dinners from Hell, the debut fiction collection from Amber Fallon, includes 17 stories from the twisted mind that brought you The Terminal and The Warblers! Almost half of the stories have never before been published! From the introduction by celebrated author and reigning queen of weird fiction, Mary SanGiovanni: Citing early influences like J.F. Gonzalez and Brian Keene, Amber's work is a rich and spicy dish of unflinching violence and unapologetic humanity. There is a pervasive sense in each of these stories of being alone, whether by choice or an error in judgment, and of a history of dinners for one in these characters' pasts. There is also a frank examination of the kind of choices people used to being alone make, good or bad. Much of the work that has influenced Amber is precisely in the realm of universal conditions of aloneness and loneliness; one of the great horrors in tales of the apocalypse or after is what people do with those two conditions, or what is done to them as those conditions evolve. And much like those previous influencial works, Amber captures the inherent vulnerability of those conditions. Like both Brian's and J.F.'s work, she infuses her writing with a kind of honesty and integrity in the face of being alone that warms the gut. Mouth watering yet? It should be. Table of Contents: Night Music The Donor Pretty Pretty Shiny Behind the Smile 78154 The Glen Something Bit Me Tequila Sunrise Dawn of the Death Beetles The Shark that ate Everything Demolition Derby Blind Tell Me How You Die Clickers in Space Odessa The Dick Measuring Contest at the End of the Universe Ornamentation

                                                       PURCHASE A COPY FROM AMAZON HERE 


Masters of Horror
A selection of some of the finest horror writers of today were invited by Matt Shaw to bring him their twisted tales for this anthology. A book put together with the sole purpose of reminding readers what the horror genre is really about. Each author was told they could write about any subject matter they wanted so long as it was set in a world of horror. The only rule they had: No Paranormal Romance. Vampires do not sparkle, werewolves do not date, Witches do not scour Tinder for Virgins and ghosts do not declare their undying love whilst tidying the apartment... This is horror...

                                                                       featuring stories from 

Introduction- Matt Shaw 
Brian Lumley - The Cyprus Shell
Ramsey Campbell- Again
Sam West- Survival
J R Park - Mary
Peter McKeirnon- Doll Face
Andrew Freudenberg- A Taste of Mercy
Mason Sabre - Chocolate
Shaun Hutson- The Contract
Anton Palmer- Dead-Eyed Dick
Wrath James White- Beast Mode 
Shane McKenzie- Dewey Davenport
Tonia Brown - Zolem
Graeme Reynolds- The Pit
Adam L.G. Nevill- Hippocampus
Gary McMahon- You Can Go Now
Ryan Harding - Down There
Matt Shaw - Letter From Hell

Matt Hickman- Eye For An Eye
Daniel Marc Chant - Three Black Dogs
Amy Cross- Checkout
Kit Power- Loco Parentis
Adam Millard - In The Family
Guy N. Smith - The Priest Hole
Jaime Johnesee- Just Breathe
Craig Saunders- Raintown Sam
Michael Bray - The End Is Where You’ll Find It
Jeff Strand- Don’t Make Fun Of The Haunted House
Mark Cassell - Trust Issues
Paul Flewitt- The Silent Invader
Clare Riley Whitfield- The Clay Man
Jim Goforth- Animus
Brian Lumley - The Deep-Sea Conch
Chris Hall- Afterword 

click here to be purchase a copy from amazon 

<![CDATA[DIRTY TUPPENCE - THE MOVIE NEEDS YOUR HELP]]>Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/dirty-tuppence-the-movie-needs-your-help
Just when you thought the world had seen enough deluded people in Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Teresa May, Piers Morgan and Katie Hopkins, along came a rock band that outstripped them all – Dirty Tuppence.
Ladies & Gentlemen ...... welcome to the show !!!!
The latest Ginger Nuts of Horror's  endorsed Kickstarter project is now live.  Please help to support this project either by making a pledge or by sharing this article on your social media accounts.

Below is hopefully all the information you will need to decide whether you think it is worth pledging some of your hard earned income towards helping us make what promises to be a comedy horror classic !!!

Among the perks you can claim are time with some of the main stars - 2006 Big Brother winner, Pete Bennett, internationally renowned fetish model and live performer Dani Divine, and UK TV legend Joe Pasquale ... and the movie's 6' 6" Great Dane - Otis.  Backers of this Kickstarter can star in the film, hang out on set, become an Associate Producer or attend the World Premiere by donating various amounts. What’s more Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Mila Kunis, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Jared Leto and Helena Bonham-Carter are all encouraged to contribute to the cause in their own private funding opportunity.
​Legendary drummer "Egg" (AKA Percy Gash-Hound) is having to start his life afresh due to a very indelicate accident and it's highly publicised aftermath ... which saw him kicked out of the multi-million selling rock band Bad Penny, and also confined to a wheelchair.

After a year of extravagance and excess Egg has now spent all of his £3M fortune and needs a new income. So he teams up with his voluptuous new carer Brody (who also happens to be a mean bassist), and his vertically challenged twin brother Maynard (on guitar) ... and together they begin auditioning for a charismatic lead singer for their new band Dirty Tuppence (a Bad Penny tribute act - or is it vice versa?).  Although how Egg plans to drum when he can't move his legs is something he is yet to work out !

But ... what should be a very straight forward process is thrown a huge curve ball by the human element. 

Especially when you add people such as the hapless serial killer Derek Pendulous, bickering Private Investigators Jack Fire & Emily Brimstone, Otis the talking Great Dane, Joe Pascale, , 'Axl Rose' from genuine tribute band Guns 2 Roses, Fizzy Pop the high kicking mystical vocalist, Ulysses Twist and his weird clipboard fetish, and the crazy all-girl rock band Clitosaurus Rex.

"Dirty Tuppence - The Movie" is a topsy-turvy roller-coaster of a movie injected with a quirkiness and peculiarity that only a writer/director/actor like Warren Speed (who cites his two main influences as Charlie Chaplin and Rob Zombie) could imagine - and then bring to life.

The Cast 

The driving force behind "Dirty Tuppence" is eccentric Yorkshireman Warren Speed (49). And there is a quite a story behind how Warren has managed to get to the point where he is now about to direct, write and star in his fifth full-length feature film, despite so many obstacles, disasters and setbacks in his life.  

Warren is bipolar (manic/depressive) but he sees it almost as a "superpower" - and no - this is not one of the movie's characters - but a real, very hard-working and driven Yorkshireman. Fifteen years since being diagnosed Warren now knows how to focus his mental health issue to benefit from its advantages ... and he is is adamant that if he was not bipolar he would never have been able to deliver four (ninety minute) movies with such tiny budgets in eight years.    He has also wanted to make movies since he was twelve years old!

Warren's first movie "Zombie Women of Satan" (produced by his previous company Growling Clown), was released around the world on DVD in 2010 and made quite a splash at the renowned Cannes film festival the same year. 

​"Zombie Women of Satan" also aired on the horror TV channels in both the UK and USA, and went on to achieve over 1.9 million views when it was somehow illegally uploaded to YouTube (it was removed in 2015). But the fact is that nearly 2 million hits demonstrates the level of popularity his first movie achieved - despite the fact that Warren himself describes it as a "trashy, low brow comedy horror featuring his old alter ego - Pervo the Clown." 

In 2017 the sequel "Zombie Women of Satan 2" was released.  Outside of the uk it was released under the title "Female Zombie Riot"

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<![CDATA[​FIGHTING BACK! A SPLATTERPUNK ANTHOLOGY]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/fighting-back-a-splatterpunk-anthology
From Jack Bantry, editor in chief of Splatterpunk magazine, and Kit Power, author, comes a very special charity anthology, pulling together some of the brightest lights and up and comers in the genre. Fighting Back is a showcase of the enormous power and vitality of Splatterpunk horror, in the best traditions of Splatterpunk ‘Zine.

The full table of contents is:
They Swim By  Night - Adam Millard
Melvin - Matt Shaw
Extinction Therapy - Bracken MacLeod
The Going Rate - John Boden
The Passion Of The Robertsons - Duncan Ralston
Hellscape - Rich Hawkins
Molly - Glenn Rolfe
Only Angels Know - George Daniel Lee
Limb Memory - Tim Curran
Feast Of Consequences - David Benton & W.D. Gagliani
Darla’s Problem - Kristopher Ruffy
ALL profits raised by sales of this anthology will be donated to charity, funding specialist support staff for people diagnosed with cancer.
Fighting Back! Will be on sale from November 10th  in paperback and on Kindle.


<![CDATA[GHOST STORIES - TEASER POSTERS AND CASE VIDEOS!]]>Wed, 01 Nov 2017 10:56:15 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/ghost-stories-teaser-posters-and-case-videos
Following a sell-out World Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, Lionsgate are pleased to make available a set of four teaser character posters and three short teaser videos for GHOST STORIES, which is in cinemas on Friday 13th April 2018.
Based on Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s original Olivier nominated stage production, the same team have co-written and directed this adaptation for the big screen.
Starring Martin Freeman, Alex Lawther, Andy Nyman, Paul Whitehouse, and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith
Andy Nyman also leads the cast, reprising his role as Professor Goodman alongside Paul Whitehouse (Alice in Wonderland, ‘Harry & Paul’, ‘The Fast Show’), Alex Lawther (‘Black Mirror’, Old Boys, The Imitation Game) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise, ‘Fargo’, ‘Sherlock’).
Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology, arch-skeptic, the one-man ‘belief buster’ – has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet. Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three stories that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, he meets three haunted people, each with a tale more frightening, uncanny and inexplicable than the last.
GHOST STORIES in cinemas on Friday 13th April 2018.

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<![CDATA[DARE YOU OPEN PATTON OSWALT’S GHOST BOX]]>Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMThttp://gingernutsofhorror.com/news/dare-you-open-patton-oswalts-ghost-box “Elegant… irresistible.”
Washington Post
These are some of my favorite stories of gut-bucket horror, or
subtle terror, and sometimes uncomfortable combinations of both … I wanted
each of these selections to be a concentrated sip of shimmering unease.

—from Patton Oswalt’s introduction
What’s Hallowe’en without a scary story or two? When sticking a flashlight under your chin just won’t cut it, now there’s the Ghost Box (Hingston & Olsen Publishing), a collection of individually bound tales guaranteed to get your goosebumps up—edited by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt.

The Ghost Box contains a range of spooky stories, including classics and hidden gems alike, from authors like Richard Matheson (I Am Legend), George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones), Arthur Machen (“The Great God Pan”), and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (the Saint-Germain cycle).
It is available in a one-time print run, exclusively through the Hingston & Olsen website. The deluxe clamshell box includes an iridescent, colour-shifting ink foil, as well as a magnetized lid. Inside, each story has a range of hidden design features and clues to be explored and deciphered. The booklets have debossed design details and are bound with brass staples. There might be another surprise or two in there, too.
The Ghost Box is the third project from by Hingston & Olsen, an independent Alberta-based press run by author Michael Hingston and designer Natalie Olsen. H&O’s previous titles are the 2015 and 2016 Short Story Advent Calendars.
The Ghost Box is available exclusively at www.hingstonandolsen.com, while supplies last.