DRIVE BY MARK WEST DRIVE BY MARK WEST
When David sees Nat alone, late at night, she accepts his offer of a lift home. But, the streets at night are also alive with a gang intent on hurt and mayhem.

A gritty crime novella from the acclaimed short horror fiction writer and author of The MillConjure and In the Rain with the Dead.

This is a limited edition paperback of 100 signed and numbered copies, with an ebook forthcoming.

The paperback will feature an author's afterword as a bonus not included in the ebook edition.

"Mark West writes the kind of fiction that gets under the skin where it lies dormant until you turn out the lights…" Dave Jeffrey, author of the Necropolis Rising series.

Stay tuned for a very favourable review from me.  ( quick review - buy it now) 


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GINGER NUTS OF HORROR THE HEART AND SOUL OF HORROR NEWS 

 
 
The Spectral Book of Horror StoriesThe Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Release date: September 2014

Published by Spectral Press, edited by acclaimed, award-winning novelist Mark Morris (Toady, Stitch, The Immaculate, Fiddleback and the forthcoming Obsidian Heart trilogy) and inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of horror and ghost stories, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be the first volume of a non-themed annual horror anthology, showcasing all-original stories by the very best writers in the genre.

Each yearly volume will contain around fifteen to twenty stories, and will be available in paperback and e-book format across all platforms.

The cover for each volume will be a new and original work by multi-award-winning artist Vincent Chong.

The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be launched with a mass signing session at the 2014 British Fantasy Convention in York (September 5-7, 2014), though the book can be pre-ordered direct from Spectral Press at

http://spectralpress.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/the-spectral-book-of-horror-stories-table-of-contents/

The final Table of Contents for volume one is:

ON THE TOUR - RAMSEY CAMPBELL

THE DOG'S HOME - ALISON LITTLEWOOD


FUNERAL RITES - HELEN MARSHALL

SLAPE - TOM FLETCHER

THE NIGHT DOCTOR - STEVE RASNIC TEM

DULL FIRE - GARY McMAHON

THE BOOK AND THE RING - REGGIE OLIVER

EASTMOUTH - ALISON MOORE

CARRY WITHIN SOME SMALL SLIVER OF ME - ROBERT SHEARMAN

THE DEVIL'S INTERVAL - CONRAD WILLIAMS

STOLEN KISSES - MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH

CURES FOR A SICKENED WORLD - BRIAN HODGE

THE OCTOBER WIDOW - ANGELA SLATTER

THE SLISTA - STEPHEN LAWS

OUTSIDE HEAVENLY - RIO YOUERS

THE LIFE INSPECTOR - JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT

SOMETHING SINISTER IN SUNLIGHT - LISA TUTTLE

THIS VIDEO DOES NOT EXIST - NICHOLAS ROYLE

NEWSPAPER HEART - STEPHEN VOLK


GINGER NUTS OF HORROR THE HEART AND SOUL OF HORROR NEWS 

 
 
HORROR NEWS father dagon dread falls theatre FATHER DAGON
Dread Falls Theatre is set to preview their new immersive performance piece, Father Dagon, inspired by the works of H. P. Lovecraft, the literary figure often cited as being the father of modern horror. The show, written by director Victoria Snaith, will place audience members in a stream of intertwining tales told through the company’s combination of physical storytelling, spoken word, and live music.

Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Snaith says, “this has been the main inspiration when transferring his work from page to stage. By creating a performance where the audience are free to roam, we have taken away the comfortable space between audience and performer, therefore creating a feeling of unknowing and fear. This will be intensified by using physical storytelling instead of aural, to create an unknown language, much like that of Lovecraft’s creatures.”

The performance will also feature live, improvised music that will accent the actor’s movements, specifically music performed on unusal and homemade instruments, the sounds of which will add to the unfamiliarity of the surroundings for the audience.

Dread Falls Theatre intends to bring awareness of Lovecraft’s writings to the show-goers beyond the stage as well by inviting prominent UK and international gallery artists to display their Lovecraft influenced works in the bar at the venue.

Dread Falls Theatre hopes to expand the work next year to include a lager cast, upgraded set, and longer run. For this preview, Father Dagon will run from the 

27th through the 30th of August 
at East London’s Rag Factory, 
16-18 Henegae Street, 
E1 5LJ. 


Tickets and more information are available at the Father Dagon event page here

http://www.facebook.com/events/682555195145213 

For further information contact:   victoriasnaith@msn.com  

 
 
dread falls theatre
Father Dagon is the name of Dread Falls Theatre's new theatrical experience. Actors, dancers, musicians and visual artists will work together to create a world in which roaming audiences experience H.P. Lovecraft’s fiction through multi-disciplinary storytelling. 

Father Dagon is inspired by American horror author H.P. Lovecraft. Practically unknown before he died, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century authors in his genre. 

Lovecraft said, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” This has been the main inspiration when transferring his work from page to stage. By creating a performance where the audience are free to roam, we have taken away the comfortable space between audience and performer, therefore creating a feeling of unknowing and fear. This will be intensified by using physical storytelling instead of aural, to create an unknown language, much like that of Lovecraft’s creatures.

Music will play a large role in the immersive experience. Improvisation musicians will play music that interacts with the movement of the performers, and vice versa, featuring Seesar, Anton Mobin, raxil4, and Akoustik Timbre Frekuency. In addition, the unconventional instrumentation played by these musicians will contribute further to the unfamiliarity of the setting through unique and less recognisable sounds, adding to the eeriness of the audience's experience.

To complete the event and increase exposure of this great author to participants, Dread Falls Theatre have invited several UK and international gallery artists to display Lovecraft inspired works in a showing taking place in the bar, including Pavlina Bastlova, Jason McKittrick of Cryptocurium, Veronique Lady Goth, Bruno Stahl, and Joe Broers of Zombiequadrille.

Founded in 2011 by Victoria Snaith, Dread Falls Theatre is a London based theatre company. Inspired by the inherent darkness found in fairytales, folklore and gothic literature, Dread Falls Theatre aims to produce work which immerses audiences in a chaotic world where beauty intertwines with the grotesque. 


In November 2013, Dread Falls Theatre was awarded the High Wycombe Mayor's Official Kite Mark for their sell out show, The Wake. This promenade theatre piece took place in a series of underground tunnels known as The Hell Fire Caves, and used physical storytelling, masks and puppets to tell the dark and woeful story.

Other previous performances include: Interzone: Celebrating 100 Years of William S Burroughs (2014), The Goblin King’s Ball (2013 and 2012), Clockwork Underworld (2013) and Domestic Tinnitus (2012).


Dread Falls Theatre needs your help to raise the cost of of renting out the theatre, a mere £3060.  There are many levels by which you can help, from £1 - £1000, all with different levels of perks, from a simple thank you on their facebook page to an invite to an exclusive cast party.  


Even if you can't help Dread Falls Theatre financially please consider sharing this post with your friends and family on whatever social networks you frequent.  It's easy all you have to do is click the share buttons at the bottom and to the side of this post.  Come on lets help them fund the project.  Cheers me dears 




"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” 

H.P. Lovecraft

 
 
AMERICAN BURGER FILM POSTER HORROR FILMAMERICAN BURGER
The Plot 

A busload of American teenage clichés - jocks, cheerleaders and nerds –are on a cultural travel through Europe. Deep down in the European woods they find a mysterious hamburger stand, selling 100% American meat. At a visit to the hamburger factory, they make the shocking discovery that American burgers are something completely different from what they are used to...The trip turns into a struggle for survival and they learn lessons about friendship, sex, and to never visit a fast food chain again...

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2196844/

The Release 

The English version of the film will be globally released online in mid-October, providing comedy-horror fans all over the world with the possibility to see it, as well as acquire both fun gifts and cool merchandise. We are going to release new trailers, feature clips, stills, poster images, and other material that we would give you a firsthand access to. You will find all the current American Burger content on our YouTube Channel, ready to embed if you so desire. We are also interested in letting you be one of the first to review the film once we get closer to the release date.



AMERICAN BURGER - OFFICIAL TRAILER 

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JERSEY DEVIL HORROR FILM COMEDYTHE JERSEY DEVIL
A hilarious first look at the highly anticipated new comedy film.

Humanity Pride Productions, Green Light Films and Diamond Jesus Productions released the official trailer for the new comedy film, The Jersey Devil today.


The trailer contains several riotous moments as it reveals the plot of the film. Lucifer’s term limits are up, a new devil is in, and Jersey City, New Jersey is the new location for Hell. 





The film stars; Chris Mulkey (“Captain Phillips”, “Boardwalk Empire”,”Cloverfield”), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Award Winning Actor Keith Collins (“The Meat Puppet”,”Gravedigger”), Jack Mulcahy (“The Brothers McMullen”,”Porky’s”), Edvin Ortega ("Orange is the New Black"), Award Winning Actress Penelope Lagos (“Stuck in the Middle").

When his term limit comes up, Lucifer, the original Devil, must turn the reigns of Hell over to James Burnett. But Burnett has new plans for Hell that includes changing its' image and relocation. He enlists his Advocate, Richard Cooper and his beautiful sidekick Tori to find a new home for the damned. After an extensive search, they settle on New Jersey. As construction begins, James implements his plan to gather as many souls as possible so he can challenge the Kingdom. Meanwhile, Lucifer, with his wife Eve and Advocate Judas have arrived in Jersey to put an end to James' plans. After several failed attempts to stop him, Lucifer turns to a higher power for help.

“The Jersey Devil” and Jersey City, NJ are a match made in….HELL!! With the support of the FilmJC and the Mayor’s Office, The Jersey Devil was filmed throughout Jersey City early this year. Scenes were filmed at several well-known locations including the Landmark Loews’s Jersey Theater, NJCU and City Hall. Jersey City provided a perfect backdrop for the hipper, more contemporary Hell.

“The Jersey Devil” is directed by two-time New York Emmy winner Joseph Pepitone(“Stuck in the Middle”). Written By, Joseph Pepitone and Billy Pepitone.  Produced By, Jeff Quinlan, Keith Collins, Ed Luster, Jay Andriani and Joseph Pepitone. Executive Producers Michael Billy, Jarl Haugedal, Dorothy Fucito, Debbie Philips, Charles Anastasia, Larry Salvato, John Camera, Frank Sepe, Jessica Pell & Kimberly Clemente.  


IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3359642/reference

FACEBOOK - www.Facebook.com/JerseyDevilMovie

TWITTER - www.Twitter.com/TheJerseyDevil2

#TheJerseyDevilMovie
 
 
THE WEIGHT OF THE OCEAN HORROR NOVEL REVIEW WEBSITETHE WEIGHT OF THE OCEAN
Great news everyone, Ginger Nuts contributor PauL M Feeney has just published his debut story with Phrenic Press.  

Casual conversations, playful moments, two friends bonding over things that mean nothing, until one day they mean everything... 

Paul has a love for the ocean, but has never had the will to learn to swim. Jess draws him to the water, helping him overcome his fear. In the rocky brine, Paul finds more than courage; he finds love in its truest form: Jess. But the scars she carries hidden deep within won't allow her to love. After a beautiful but short lived courtship, she ends their relationship. 

The Weight of the Ocean, much like the pain she hides, is simply too much to bear.




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horror author horror blog paul m feeneypaul m feeney
Paul M. Feeney has been watching horror films since he was a young, impressionable boy and before the lunatic hysteria reached his parent's censorship. This transferred to the written word when he was sixteen and read his first Stephen King book. He hasn't looked back since (except to check over his shoulder that there aren't any monsters following...).

The past few years have seen him turn his hand to the writing of his own fiction, in the arena of horror and the supernatural. He expects to be published soon, wit fame and riches following soon after...

Blog: paul-feeney.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.feeney.50


 
 
DRIVE BY MARK WEST DRIVE BY MARK WEST
I've had the great pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book, which sees Mark West take a dark detour into the realms of neo noir.  If you like your fiction tight, dark and fast paced then go and get a copy of this book.  

Published by Pendragon Press, it will be available as a limited (to 100 copies) edition paperback (which will contain an exclusive afterword) and unlimited ebook, across platforms.



When David sees Nat alone, late at night, she accepts his offer of a lift home. But, the streets at night are also alive with a gang intent on hurt and mayhem.

A gritty crime novella from the acclaimed short horror fiction writer and author of The Mill, Conjure and In the Rain with the Dead.

This is a limited edition paperback of 100 signed and numbered copies, with an ebook forthcoming.

The paperback will feature an author's afterword as a bonus not included in the ebook edition.



“Drive takes you for a journey down the darkest alleyways of human savagery.  
A fast paced, high tension thriller that delivers on all fronts....”

- Jim Mcleod, The Ginger Nuts Of Horror

“Mark West writes the kind of fiction that gets under the skin where it lies dormant until you turn out the lights ...”
- Dave Jeffery, author of the Necropolis Rising series

The Rude Dude Films trailer is scored by gcw.  He is releasing the music as part of the "Drive EP", which features this score, "What Gets Left Behind" and "Me" (a song from his next album).  The EP is now available to download on Bandcamp at this link - https://gcwmusic.bandcamp.com/album/drive



 
 
real bio horror real bio horror
The Things That Keep Us Up At Night: Reel Bio-horror by Victoria Sutton. 


This book celebrates the new subgenre of biohorror and biothriller movies which has grown rapidly in the last two decades, building on a classic past beginning with Nosferatu (1922) and The Seventh Seal (1957) moving through the Biotechnology Revolution to the movies that use engineered and natural attacks from Mother Nature. All of these movies bring an amazing view of human nature in a disaster, a pandemic and sometimes a collapse of society. 

This book examines 48 movies representative of this biohorror subgenre with a look through the science and the law. Could this really happen? What laws do we have to protect us? What science do we have that can combat these biological threats? A book that will keep you up at night.


About the Author

Victoria Sutton, MPA, PhD, JD is the Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Texas Tech University School of Law, and the Director of the Center for Biodefense, Law & Public Policy, Lubbock, TX

Victoria Sutton grew up in North Carolina and wrote her first book at age 9, a 90-page epic of a bee family. As a law professor and scientist she writes academic books on the environment and emerging technologies and law -- nanotechnology, biotechnology and bioterrorism. In academia she has won the Best Book Award at her University (Texas Tech University)and two book awards for each of her "pop law" books, "The Legal Kiss" and "Halloween Law". She has also explored fiction, winning one award in romance writing from the prestigious Golden Acorn competition.


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ADAM NEVILL NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVEADAM NEVILL NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE
Adam Nevill is one of my all time favourite authors, so when news of his latest book is released I get very excited.  And after having the pleasure of chatting to him about this book over a pint in the pub at the launch of his last book, I can safely say that I am extremely excited about this one.  

His next novel is called No One Gets Out Alive due to be published in October. It’s a creepy and horrific tale about what happens when you have nowhere left to turn . . .

Cash-strapped, working for temping agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgehill Road is not what it appears to be.

It’s not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy – it’s the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. When Knacker’s menacing cousin Fergal arrives, the danger exceeds her darkest imaginings.

But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie’s worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?







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