Ginger Nuts of Horror
2016 has been one the best years for genre fiction, so much so that this post nearly never happened as there was just too many great books over the past twelve months. But with a lot of thought, deliberation and the occasional toss of a coin, here is my personal top 20 reads of 2016. Some of ther books here may not have been published in 2016, if i read it over the past 12 months then it counts in my book.
Ginger Nuts of Horror has been given behind the scenes access to the new Mummy film coming to a screen near you next year. Today we bring you a behind the scenes look at the zero gravity stunt that made Tom Cruise feel more than a little bit sick.
In the first of a semi regular new feature Ginger Nuts of Horror takes a look at some of the authors who have sadly passed from the collective consciousness of the horror genre. These Forgotten Sons ( and Daughters) of the genre are writers who hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the contributors to the site.
To kick the series off I could think of no better example of a Forgotten Son than the Scottish horror author ( yes there are more than just Willie Meikle flying the genre flag up north) Joe Donnelly.
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.