Ginger Nuts of Horror
the mirror ultimately, despite being fairly chilling in its initial framing, just becomes a set up for getting “Exposition Fairy”
Here's the thing with Dean Koontz: he is often derided as the poor man's Stephen King, and that is true, to some degree; he is one of a million horror writers who made a name for themselves during the popular renaissance of the genre throughout the 1970s and 1980s, in which book store and library shelves groaned under a surfeit of Stephen Kings, Clive Barkers, Graham Mastertons, James Herberts, Shaun Hutsons and a hundred others. Though it seems absurd to even think it now, time was, horror was the dominant commercial force in mainstream publishing; something that we who remember regard as a golden age.
It's a question that everyone who is into horror must get asked a million times, "how did you get into horror". We all have different stories to tell, most of which will share common themes and appearances from many of the same horror genre staples. Alex Bowley takes us on his own journey of what got him onto horror.
So there are these two shows about zombies. I'm sure you've heard of at least one of them. The elder, more popular of the two, launched with tremendous pedigree behind it – adapted from a long-running and beloved graphic novel series, developed by a hugely respected film-maker and broadcast on a highly respected network. The other, younger show was developed by the producers of such modern day classics as Transmorphers and Sharknado, broadcast on a network that can't even spell its own name properly and was presumably created when one executive (probably high) turned to another and said: “Hey, so that new zombie show seems pretty popular. We should make one of those.”
As Halloween approaches, here’s a rundown of the 13 most frightening vampires, monsters and madmen to appear in horror films and TV shows – and which might well be knocking on your door on the night of October 31st!
Diana in Lights Out
This year’s horror hit, based on an acclaimed short film with millions of views on YouTube, features a nasty nightcrawler called Diana, who creeps towards her victims in the dark. It is nerve-shredding stuff. So whatever you do this Halloween, keep the lights on.
First up, thanks so much to Jim McLeod for giving me the chance to chat here about Crow Shine. It’s an exciting time, having my first collected volume of short fiction published. After six novels, it’s a good feeling to have something that feels like a first book again. Putting together a collection is also a uniquely difficult task.
I’ve had over 70 short fiction publications through my career so far, and narrowing that number down to the best is tough. It’s also incredibly subjective, so having a great editor on board, in this case Russell B Farr from Ticonderoga Publications, was a boon. The initial cull was straightforward enough. While I write across horror, fantasy and sci-fi, this is a collection of the cream of my dark fantasy and horror stories. Stuff I usually refer to as the dark weird fantastic. There's magic and monsters, there's revenge and consequences, there's wonder and darkness. And hopefully a few thrills along the way.
To celebrate the official launch of Train to Busan, ( released 28 October ) Ginger Nuts of Horror is proud to bring you our top ten of travel horror. Whether it's a leisurely day trip or a trans-continental journey across Europe, travelling has never been more fraught with danger and death. From flesh eating zombies to demonic motor vehicles, it looks as though we would all be better off staying indoors. Read on for our top ten favourite transport themed horrors, please comment with your favourite examples of transport themed horror films.
In Ginger Nuts of Horror's never ending search to bring you the latest and greatest from the world horror, we stumbled across this great little Game - Camp Sunshine. Most of you who read this site will remember the glory days of 16 bit video gaming. Where gameplay and story reigned supreme.
Camp Sunshine is a 16-bit blood-soaked Horror RPG that pits you as Jez, who is dropped off at Summer Camp. He awakes in the middle of the night to discover blood everywhere, a rampaging killer on the loose dressed in a mascot costume and himself involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse!
You can purchase Camp Sunshine from Steam by clicking here
To celebrate the release of Gods of Egypt out on Blu-ray and DVD on the 24th October, we explore some of the most epic and memorable mythological beasts and Monsters that have appeared in Hollywood cinema. Read on for our top six countdown of cinemas biggest and baddest scene smashing monsters of mayhem and destruction.
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Win a terror-filled weekend in Bram Stoker’s Whitby AND get a Horror DVD Movie absolutely FREE
It’s going to be Bram Stoker’s birthday on November 8th and to celebrate Safecracker Pictures have devised this bone chilled offer: We are giving away a horror-filled weekend in Whitby. This terror…ific prize includes two nights at the spooky Bats and Broomsticks Bed and Breakfast. And that’s not all… you get FREE entrance to Whitby Abbey and FREE tickets to the Dracula Experience and the Whitby Dracula Society Walk.
And it doesn’t end there….you will also be able to purchase Dracula:The Impaler on DVD at a 25% discount and get The House of Good and Evil absolutely Free! (Just enter your discount code).
All you have to do to enter the prize draw is to sign up to the Safecracker Pictures Newsletter ( by clicking on the image above) and we can keep you updated on all the upcoming Safecracker Horror film releases and then you’ll have the chance to purchase the bone-chilling DVD: Dracula: The Impaler and get House of Good and Evil absolutely FREE! Good Luck!
Prize to be drawn on 8th Nov 2016.