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A pestilence has fallen across the land. Run and hide. Seek shelter. Do not panic. The infected WILL find you. 

When Great Britain is hit by a devastating epidemic, four old friends must cross a chaotic, war-torn England to reach their families. But between them and home, the country is teeming with those afflicted by the virus - cannibalistic, mutated monsters whose only desires are to infect and feed. 

THE LAST PLAGUE is here.

 
 
Camp Kilarunna Comes to Franklin County

“Who will survive, and what will be left of them?”

                                        

The Chainsaw Massacre
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On The Nose Events brings this first of its kind event to Mountain Lake Camp in Fannettsburg, Franklin County. This fully immersive horror experience and terror 5K starts with all the camp activities you loved as a kid: potato sack races, horseback riding, hiking, and roasting marshmallows by the fire. But as night falls, the race for your life begins with a horror themed 5K.

While campers run the 5K course, they will have to defend themselves from the creatures in the woods. People may jump out and chase, intimidate, or startle runners. Don't worry, no one will get hurt! We're just here to have a scary good time.  Those who survive the race can celebrate at a party sponsored by Straub and Clique Vodka.

For three straight weekends in October the Camp Kilarunna staff will bring you the fun, exercise, and scares that you love. For more information check out the official Camp Kilarunna Website. To help make this dream an annual event, contribute to the Camp Kilarunna Indie Gogo Fund.  

When: Oct 11-12, 18-19, 25-26

            Camper check in 9am Saturday, check out 10am Sunday for event weekends.

Where: Mountain Lake Camp, 17700 Old Camp Road, Fannettsburg, Pa 17221

Camp Organizer Nicole White is available for phone, skype and in person interviews. She can be reached at 412-215-5532.

On the Nose Events is a full service event planning company specializing in the unique. From weddings to bike rallies, our enormous creativity and flawless execution make for a fun time for all. 


 
 
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Two night guards, belonging to different generations and different epochs, this, as every other night are repeating what they did while they were alive. Generation gap in the other world becomes evident, too. And everything would be so endless if, this night, two live people didn’t enter that world of theirs.

Cast:Dragan Marinkovic, Stevan Matic, Viktorija Arsic, Marko Vuckovic
Director and writer: Marko Marinkovic
Camera/VFX: Andrija and Mladen Tomasevic
Music by: Midnight Beatz
Country: Serbia

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NIGHT GUARDS OFFICIAL TRAILER 

 

THE HEART AND SOUL OF HORROR NEWS 

 
 
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Telos publishing is pleased to announce that a new collection of vampire tales, and a detective novel, have been signed from author Tanith Lee. The collection brings together much of Tanith's published vampire short fiction, and includes several original stories as well. Talking about the deal, Tanith said: 'Aside from the fine reputation of Telos, I'm delighted to work with Sam Stone, who I've known for some years - a fascinating writer and fun companion. It's also great to get a huge Lee vampire collection between covers - not to mention seeing my 1990's (and only so far) detective novel, Death of the Day coming back into print. I love the detective genre, especially such stars as Ruth Rendell and Ian Rankin. I look forward to a new outlet for Death of the Day.'

David J Howe, Editorial Director of Telos, said: 'I have been hugely impressed with Tanith's work over the years. She is an author of rare power and vision, and to have some of her great short stories collected together in a special edition by Telos is something we are very proud of. In 2009 she was awarded the honour of Grand Master by the Horror Writers Association, and never has such an accolade been more deserved.'

The deal was agreed between Tanith and Stephen James Walker from Telos Publishing, and the collection and detective novel are currently planned to be published in April 2015.

ABOUT TELOS PUBLISHING

Telos Publishing was formed in 2000 by David J Howe and Stephen James Walker, and since then has published novels and novellas by many authors including Christopher Fowler, Graham Masterton, Stephen Laws, Simon Clark, Paul Finch, Steve Savile, Kim Newman, Paul McAuley and Stephen Gallagher. They are also known for an extensive range of unofficial guides to film and television, including Doctor Who, Space 1999, The Rocky Horror Show, Battlestar Galactica, Tarzan and A Song For Europe. www.telos.co.uk

ABOUT TANITH LEE

Tanith Lee was born in North London (UK) in 1947. Because her parents were professional dancers (ballroom, Latin American) and had to live where the work was, she attended a number of truly terrible schools, and didn’t learn to read – she is also dyslectic – until almost age 8. And then only because her father taught her. This opened the world of books to Lee, and by 9 she was writing. After much better education at a grammar school, Lee went on to work in a library. This was followed by various other jobs – shop assistant, waitress, clerk – plus a year at art college when she was 25-26. In 1974 this mosaic ended when DAW Books of America, under the leadership of Donald A Wollheim, bought and published Lee’s The Birthgrave, and thereafter 26 of her novels and collections.

Since then Lee has written around 90 books, and approaching 300 short stories. 4 of her radio plays have been broadcast by the BBC; she also wrote 2 episodes (Sarcophagus and Sand) for the TV series Blake’s 7. Some of her stories regularly get read on Radio 7. Lee writes in many styles in and across many genres, including Horror, SF and Fantasy, Historical, Detective, Contemporary-Psychological, Children and Young Adult. Her preoccupation, though, is always people.

In 1992 she married the writer-artist-photographer John Kaiine, her companion since 1987. They live on the Sussex Weald, near the sea, in a house full of books and plants, with two black and white overlords called cats.




GINGER NUTS OF HORROR THE HEART AND SOUL OF HORROR NEWS 

 
 
Hellbounce by Matthew W. Harrill 

Demons don’t always hide in the dark.




Synopsis:

As a psychologist in a prison hospital, Eva Ross had always dealt with her share of sinners. The corrupt, the insane, their minds were all hers to unlock. But when those around her, those she trusted with her life start to exhibit the same characteristics, she is forced to turn to a stranger, a man whose name she is incapable of even remembering, for sanctuary. 

Follow Eva as she crosses continents to unlock the answers, and her eventual destiny.




Excerpt:

Harold Fronhouse was a short man, not far over five feet in height. He sat secured in a straightjacket, and strapped to a wheelchair. He wore no mask. As Eva and Jenny entered the room, he watched, unblinking. As Jenny sat down, he gazed at her with the eyes of a predator. “Nice.”
Eva glanced at Jenny, who watched Harold the way a small child watched a stranger, not taking her eyes off him. She was uncomfortable.
“Harold. How are you today?”
“Hungry,” came the reply, although Fronhouse still had not taken his eyes off Jenny. This was going bad quickly.
“Well I see from your records you don’t appear to have had much problem with your meals.”
Fronhouse eyed Jenny up and down once more, and then turned his head to Eva. “Unsatisfied.” His eyes widened slightly and he fidgeted.
“Nothing changes then,” agreed Eva, motioning Jenny to take notes, more to give her something to do than for the need. “Harold likes to play games,” Eva lectured. “One-word answers can go on for days if he feels like it. It’s a shame. He is such a conversationalist. But I know what you love to talk about, don’t I?” Eva spoke as she would to a pet.
In response, Fronhouse grinned, the vacuous smile of one not in possession of all their mental faculties. “The bomb.”
Eva leaned forward, a conspirator to his cause. “Yes the bomb. Why don’t you tell us the story of the bomb.”
Fronhouse trembled with excitement, and looked at Eva as if seeking to please a master. “I was young, not more than a child. We lived in a farmhouse in the hills. My parents used to have parties. The sorts of parties where you put your car keys in a jar and the wife left with whoever owned the keys she pulled out. They loved that sort of thing. It gave them excitement.
"Over time, my mother pulled the same keys repeatedly. My father grew suspicious.” Fronhouse cackled to himself at some perceived vision.
“He took me with him once and showed me my mother and her lover through a window in the house. He was behind her. They were naked. She was moaning.” Fronhouse again watched Jenny as he said this, evidently gauging the impact of his words. Jenny had dropped her pad and pen in her lap, just staring.
Fronhouse, restless now, fidgeted more. “My father took me home and told me he was going to make my mother pay for this, and he wanted my help. We built a bomb, and fitted it under her car.” He turned his head to one side and growled: “Yes, I can feel it, too.”

Reviews:

Hellbounce is the first book of the ARC chronicles and was recently released by Heart Powered Publishing. Since then, the novel has gained exceptional reviews from people across the web:

“This book caught me in the opening and never let up.” -ruffy, Amazon review

“Wow. This guy has talent. Serious talent. . . . [Hellbounce] pulls you in, mangles your emotions and pushes your senses to the brink, and when you're done, you need a drink and a good night's rest. With the lights on.” -P. Palmer, Amazon review

"Hold on to your seats and take a ride to hell and back. A prison hospital psychologist spends a romantic night with a man she simply cannot remember. When you think her life could not be any more complicated, all hell breaks loose and she finds herself on a mission unlike any other." - Claudia, Goodreads review 

"This is not a genre I would generally read, in fact it's a genre I dislike. . . . However . . . I was hooked from the first few pages and I haven't devoured a book this quickly in long time. . . . I look forward to reading the rest of the trilogy." - Sean Groom, Goodreads Review


Where to Get it:

Learn more about Hellbounce, read other reviews, or purchase it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.


 
 

A Mountain Walked: Great Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos. Edited by S. T. Joshi.

A MOUNTAIN WALKED BY S.T. JOSHIA MOUNTAIN WALKED ED. BY S.T. JOSHI
A Mountain Walked is an oversize anthology with almost 700 pages. S.T. Joshi has selected the best of the reprinted Cthulhu Mythos stories and combined them with over a dozen new works written just for this anthology. This book has over 25 stories, including new stories by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr., Donald Tyson, Cody Goodfellow, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Jonathan Thomas, Laird Barron, Michael Shea, Patrick McGrath, Mark Samuels, Gemma Files, and others. The book also has new artwork by David Ho, John Kenn Mortensen, Drazen Kozjan, Denis Tiani, and Thomas Ott.

The edition is limited to 500 copies for sale. Each copy is signed by Thomas Ligotti, T.E.D. Klein, Laird Barron, Caitlín R. Kiernan, and many others. The signature pages are signed by 25 people and went halfway around the world for signatures. The book is 692 pages. There are several pages of full color artwork, too.

The book is oversize as well, measuring over 7 × 11 inches tall. The book comes in its own clothbound slipcase and has a stunning full color dustjacket by David Ho and the usual goodies: image on the front board, ribbon marker, and head and tail bands in a gorgeous cloth bound Smyth-sewn book. This landmark anthology will surely be known as a classic in its field. Although most of the living contributors signed the book, Michael Shea passed on before the pages reached him. Writers who did not sign the book include Neil Gaiman, T.C. Boyle, and Mark Samuels.


A Beautiful Madness by Lee Thompson

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A Texas Senator and his wife go missing... On the same day, their son is slaughtered by an enigmatic killer on the lawn of ex-Governor Edward Wood's residence. Sammy, Wood's drug dealing son, suspects his father of the crime. After all, his old man snapped once before and crippled his wife with a lead pipe. But there's something more to these events... something deeper and festering just beneath the surface...

In direct opposition to Homicide Detective Jim Thompson, Sammy begins an investigation of his own, searching for the truth in a labyrinth of lies, deception, depravity and violence that drags him deeper into darkness and mayhem with each step. And in doing so, brings them all into the sights of an elusive and horrifying killer who may not be what he seems.

A brutal killer on a rampage of carnage... a hardened detective on the brink... an antihero from the shadows... a terrifying mystery that could destroy them all...

A BEAUTIFUL MADNESS, the harrowing new novel of dark crime and suspense from Lee Thompson.



Blackout by Tim Curran

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A novella.

In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents.

First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that's only the beginning...

When the whipping black tentacles fall from the sky and begin snatching people at random, the denizens of Piccamore Way must discover the terrifying truth of what these beings have planned for the human race.



We Are Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

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Harrison is the Monster Detective, a storybook hero. Now he’s in his mid-thirties and spends most of his time not sleeping.

Stan became a minor celebrity after being partially eaten by cannibals. Barbara is haunted by the messages carved upon her bones. Greta may or may not be a mass-murdering arsonist. And for some reason, Martin never takes off his sunglasses.

Unsurprisingly, no one believes their horrific tales, until they are sought out by psychotherapist Dr. Jan Sayer. What happens when these ostensibly-insane outcasts form a support group? Together they must discover which monsters they face are within and which are lurking in plain sight.


THE HEART AND SOUL OF HORROR WEBSITES

 
 
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In what is looking to be one of the most important horror anthology releases of the year.  Johnny Mains and Robin Ince invite you to an evening of stand up, music, readings and maybe the return of some killer crabs.

With Charlie Higson, Stewart Lee, Josie Long, Steve Pretty, Joanna Neary, Johnny Mains, Robin Ince and a host of guests to be named.

Dead Funny will unite the worlds of horror fiction and stand up comedy in one brilliant anthology.

 

The event will take place 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

You can book tickets from the link below 

BOOKING

Tickets: 
£15, concessions £12
(booking fee £2.50 per transaction)


Performance times: 
Sun, 2nd November at 7:30pm
 
 
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This is great news, a brand new book from Gary McMahon. McMahon is one of the finest horror writers of our times.  Dark gritty and full of humanity his stories make us look at the dark heart of human nature.  Launching in September at FantasyCon this is a  must buy.  The book will be published by Newcon Press, stay tuned for the pre-order links.  












Forget Zombies, 

they were only the beginning... This is  

The End 

A strange suicide plague grips the city of London, tearing apart the fabric of society.  To escape this madness, a small group of strangers must journey north in search of safety. 

Everyone and everything must eventually come to an End, but in this case it happens quicker and with more savager  than anyone could ever have imagined.

When chaos reigns and things start to fall apart, The End might be closer than you think... and sometimes The End is really the beginning of something much worse...


Praise for Gary McMahon 



"Gary McMahon's horror is heartfelt, his characters flawed and desperate..."

- Tim Lebbon 


"He's one of the darkest- which is to say brightest - new stars in the firmament of horror fiction." 

-Ramsey Campbell

"Gary McMahon seems intent on taking readers through the looking glass and tearing down the walls between the living and the dead.   He creates dark, hallucinatory images that burn in your brain forever"
- Christopher Fowler 


"His work combines spare, elegant writing with an acute sense of their growing desperation felt by those having to deal with the crime and crumbling infrastructure of our urban centers.  Illuminating these themes with with a visionary's sense of the supernatural..." 
- Steve Rasnic Tem 



Ginger Nuts of Horror The Heart and Soul Of Horror News 

 
 
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Julie Crisp, at Tor UK has pre-empted World English Language rights for False Hearts and an untitled novel by Laura Lam from Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group in a six figure deal.

Julie Crisp, Editorial Director at Pan Macmillan said: ‘I was completely hooked from the first page by Laura’s writing. To me it was like reading Hunger Games meets Blade Runner meets The Shining Girls. Thrilling, addictive and completely page-turning. Laura’s an amazing storyteller and I’m thrilled to be working with her and Juliet on this exciting novel’

About False Hearts 

Raised in Mana’s Hearth, a retreat that’s closed off from the rest of society; denied access to technology or modern medicine, twin sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When their lives are threatened they finally manage escape to San Francisco and a life that’s beyond anything they could have imagined.

Ten years later, Tila returns to the twins’ home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the Police arrive and arrest her for murder - the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. For the police believe that Tila was involved with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate. But during her investigation she discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.


Juliet Mushens from The Agency Group said 


'False Hearts is an adrenaline-fuelled thriller, packed full of twists and turns with a compelling heroine at its heart. Laura is very talented and I am thrilled that Pan Macmillan will be her publisher.'

Laura said

 ‘This year has been a roller coaster, and this is definitely one of the highest highs. I loved writing False Hearts so much and I think Macmillan will do such a wonderful job introducing the world to Taema and Tila. This is a dream come true.’

Laura Lam was raised near San Francisco, California, by two former Haight-Ashbury hippies. Both of them encouraged her to finger-paint to her heart’s desire, colour outside of the lines, and consider the library a second home. This led to an overabundance of daydreams.

She relocated to Scotland to be with her husband, whom she met on the internet when he insulted her taste in books. She almost blocked him but is glad she didn’t. At times she misses the sunshine.

Macmillan will publish False Hearts in January 2016


 
 
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The Horror Writers Association has just announced that self published authors are now eligible to become full members of the association.   

Personally I think this is a great move, an organisation that prides itself on helping emerging authors should allow a wider scope for membership.  However before the dust has settled there is already rumblings in the ether from some well established authors who thinks this is a good idea.  

I thought we had got past this outdated notion of there being Gatekeepers standing watch over the genre, deciding who made it and who didn't.  Come on guys spread the love, don't be scared that someone might steal your thunder. Remember good will always find a way out.   Just because you are published by a proper publisher in no way means your writing is any better.  Christ a huge amount of Leisure titles were terrible.  

So what's your opinion, I'd really like to know.  Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.