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Ginger Nuts of Horror is giving one lucky reader the chance to win a set of books courtesy of Ginger Nuts of Horror and Amazon.com
To enter the competition follow this link, like the Facebook post for the competition, share the post and leave a comment on the post telling us what your favourite book of 2017 is, it's that simple.
The Prize pack will include the following books, these are my three favourite books of the year so far.
Teacher Nathan Brookes leaves four pupils alone during a field trip in a national park. Within minutes, they have disappeared. A girl called Liv returns, but she has no memory of where she’s been. When a body is found years later, it is first believed to be one of the children, but is identified as a Bronze Age man. Yet Nathan starts to have horrific visions of the missing students. Then Liv reappears, desperate that the man be reburied. For he is the only thing keeping a terrible evil at bay...
Beneath the surface of our world, mythological creatures and their artifacts still exist—corrupt people pay fortunes for a sliver of dragon bone, a basilisk's scale, or an angel's wing. Angela Gough is an American criminology student in London whose fiancé Vince disappears, and her investigation leads her into a black market specializing in arcane relics. She meets Mary Rock, a criminal of mythic status who also wants to find Vince… to kill him. Angela and a growing team of adventurers must stop this horrific trade, yet they face a growing menace as the hunted creatures begin to fight back.
Paul Cornell plumbs the depths of magic and despair in Chalk, a brutal exploration of bullying in Margaret Thatcher's England.
Andrew Waggoner has always hung around with his fellow losers at school, desperately hoping each day that the school bullies — led by Drake — will pass him by in search of other prey. But one day they force him into the woods, and the bullying escalates into something more; something unforgivable; something unthinkable.
Broken, both physically and emotionally, something dies in Waggoner, and something else is born in its place.
In the hills of the West Country a chalk horse stands vigil over a site of ancient power, and there Waggoner finds in himself a reflection of rage and vengeance, a power and persona to topple those who would bring him low.
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When aspiring and nihilistic film-maker Vincent Bittacker falls in love with mercurial serial-killer Brandon Swarthy they decide to embark upon a bloody journey to re-define cinema and create their own sub-culture - Ultra-Realism.
When the end came, it wasn’t zombies, asteroids, global warming or nuclear winter. It was something that escaped from a lab. Something small, and very hungry.
It starts with deadly rain that delivers death where it falls, but soon the whole planet is under threat as the infection spreads, consuming everything before it.
FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE SEASON 2 is available on Digital HD from 31st March
To celebrate the home entertainment release of the compelling drama FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE SEASON 2 and FORTITUDE: THE COMPLETE SEASONS 1 & 2, which is available to pre-order now from http://amzn.to/2o2zXgf and comes to Digital HD from 31st March and on Blu-rayTM and DVD from 1st May 2017, we take a look at the story so far and where season two picks up.
The chilling Arctic series returns for a second season that is darker than ever. Season two begins
several weeks after the disturbing events of season one as the strange goings-on continue in the town of Fortitude after a body is discovered. The wasp contamination has been eliminated, but the effects are still fresh and life isn’t the same for the once close knit community. Let’s recap what exactly happened in the gripping first season and who made it out alive.
Ginger Nuts of Horror welcomes author Thomas S. Flowers as part of his promotion of his new collection of short stories The Hobbsburg Horror. Telling Tales sees Thomas talk about one of one of the most iconic horror TV shows of all time Tales From The Crypt.
Thomas S. Flowers is the published author of several stories of dark fiction. He resides in Houston, Texas, with his wife and daughter. His debut novel, Reinheit, is published with Shadow Work Publishing, along with The Incredible Zilch Von Whitstein, Apocalypse Meow, Lanmò, and his newest release, The Hobbsburg Horror. His military/paranormal thriller series, The Subdue Series, including Dwelling, Emerging, Conceiving, and Converging (coming soon), are published with Limitless Publishing, LLC. In 2008, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army where he served for seven years, with three tours serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2014, Thomas graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with a Bachelors in History. He blogs at Machine Mean, where he reviews movies and books on a wide range of strange yet oddly related topics. You can keep up with Thomas and all his strange events by joining his author newsletter, by clicking here.
To celebrate the launch of his new novel Relics, Tim Lebbon has embarked on a blog tour. ( details of which can be found here). Today Tim's tour makes a stop at Ginger Nuts of Horror with an excerpt from the book. We loved Relics, and you can read our review of it here.
A guest post from Stephen Theaker
For most people, it comes as a shock to hear that any author would pay for a fake review. It is such a clear betrayal of the relationship between the writer and the reader, and it seems so pointless! Perhaps you can trick someone into buying your book, but it’s much harder to trick them into liking it, and when they realise how ropey it is they’ll be unlikely to give you a second chance.
However, this Red Nose Day, 24 March 2017, it’s okay to pay for fake internet reviews. We at Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction are forgetting our scruples, taking your filthy backhanders, and giving rave internet reviews to books we have never read. If you want us to review your book, or any book you choose, click here to visit our JustGiving Red Nose Day page. The money goes straight to Comic Relief without ever passing through our grubby hands.
To say that I have watched “some” unsettling films is akin to saying that Ron Jeremy has gotten laid “a couple of times”. After watching Stephen King’s “It” at about the age of 9, I embraced the cinematic world of the macabre, and my love for all things ooky and kooky is still as healthy as ever.
While many of the genuinely horrifying films I’ve seen sit firmly under the banner of “horror”, often the most affecting have been of a different breed. Ghosts, zombies and demons had the power to disturb a younger me, but these days it takes a cold hard punch of reality to unnerve me.
I thought, therefore, that it might be interesting to look at some of the films that have horrified me, but are not genre horror films. The following movies dwell firmly in the “real world”, but have a sense of all-consuming despair and distress that few (if any) horror films can match.
A disclaimer: these are in no way my “Top # Disturbing Non-Horror Films”, as there are simply too many to list. I could also perhaps have included such titans of unpleasantness as Requiem for a Dream, Irreversible, Funny Games, Gummo, Scum and American History X, but I wanted to highlight a handful of the more unique films that have affected me, which are perhaps less directly disturbing than the 6 films I have just referenced, yet at least as impactful.
I also imagine that when I finally see Dogtooth, Grave of the Fireflies, Threads, In the Company of Men and Come and See, I will have more to add to my list.
There are films that will not die, no matter how many stakes are hammered into their heart by movie critics.
"Hanno Cambiato Faccia" ("They Have Changed Their Face") filmed in 1971 by Corrado Farina, a director whose previous experience had been with TV commercials, is one of these impossible-to-kill flicks and it happens to be my favorite Italian horror.
An obvious product of late ‘60s/early ‘70s sensibilities and passions, “Hanno Cambiato Faccia” is hard-hitting and political, arthouse but cheap, intelligent and yet blunt, and at times rather tasteless in its all-out attack on its target of choice.
It is a horror without monsters, gore or jump-on-your-seat scares, a satire without laughs, and it builds a growing sense of hopelessness and alienation that the viewer will bring home after the end credits.
The true missing link between Murnau and Carpenter (or between Marx and MacLuhan), "Hanno Cambiato Faccia" won a Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film festival in 1971, and yet it is today almost completely forgotten.
If you are struggling with ideas about the next book to purchase, then don't fear. Ginger Nuts of Horror, is here to help you pick out some of the best books coming your way over the next month or so.
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