Wild Eye Releasing has opened the doors to the House of Afflictions with a new poster and trailer. The latest supernatural thriller from UK director Anthony M. Winson (The Witching Hour, Unholy) follows a crime author mourning the loss of her child as she tries to start life over in a new home. She soon discovers that she is not alone in the house. Is something from her past haunting her, or is it something deep within the house itself that wants to ensure she remain restless forever?

Kate Beckley was once a best selling crime author, but it's been years since her last novel following the disappearance of her daughter, Julia. While attempting to write again in a new home, Kate finds herself haunted by strange visions and paranormal occurrences - which become worse each night. Has Julia returned, or is something more sinister preying on this grieving mother?

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Sky Atlantic is unveiling a chilling first look at the new series of the network’s hit drama series PENNY DREADFUL, currently shooting nine episodes in Dublin, Ireland, featuring Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) as she turns to her alienist Dr. Seward (Patti LuPone) for help in battling the evil forces she cannot seem to escape. “Dreadfuls” will have to wait until the hotly anticipated third series premieres in 2016 to find out what led them here. 

Series three includes a wealth of new and returning stars. Tony® Award winner LuPone (American Horror Story), who guest starred last season as the Cut-Wife, returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist who treats Vanessa with an unconventional new approach. Wes Studi (Hell On Wheels, A Million Ways to Die in the West) is a new series regular starring as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native American with a deep connection to Ethan (Josh Hartnett) who also becomes an ally to Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton). Guest stars Sarah Greene (Hecate) and Simon Russell Beale (Ferdinand Lyle) return, along with new guest stars Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks) as Dr. Henry Jekyll; Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Christian Camargo (DEXTER®, The Hurt Locker) as zoologist Dr. Alexander Sweet; Sam Barnett (2012, Jupiter Ascending) as Dr. Seward’s mysterious young secretary; Jessica Barden (The Outcast, Far from the Madding Crowd) as Justine, a young acolyte to Lily (Billie Piper) and Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney); and Perdita Weeks (THE TUDORS), as Catriona Hartdegan, a scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural. Rory Kinnear (as The Creature) and Harry Treadaway (as Dr. Frankenstein) also star.

PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller created, written and executive produced by three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Logan's Desert Wolf Productions, along with Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street Productions. PENNY DREADFUL is a co-production with SHOWTIME and Sky.

I remember first reading this book almost 20 years ago.  The Eternal was my first exposure to Mark Chadbourn, and it laid the foundations for a reading relationship that has lasted almost as long as my relationship with my wife.  Despite rereading this book numerous times I'll be picking up a copy of this ebook, as I don't think my hardback can take any more.  

Two-time British Fantasy Award-winner Mark Chadbourn publishes his long-awaited horror novel The Eternal in ebook on November 18.

Originally published in hardback and paperback by Victor Gollancz, this new digital version has been fully revised by the author.


Annie Bolton's future was bright - until she met the Eternal, an immortal cursed to wander the Earth bringing death and destruction. Only Annie and a mysterious drifter - a human who has pursued the Eternal across continents - hold the key to stopping the triumph of evil. A shocking supernatural thriller from British Fantasy Award-winning author Mark Chadbourn.

Special offer: this novel will be heavily discounted for just seven days at which point the retail offer will revert to standard novel pricing.

The Eternal is the first in a new line of horror thrillers from Chadbourn, which will include new novels, serials and novellas, as well as revised digital versions of his earlier works.

Mark Chadbourn’s fantasy and historical fiction novels are published by Penguin Random House.  He is a screenwriter for the BBC and is now developing new series for the US and UK, and he is a journalist for The Guardian, The (London) Times and The Telegraph.

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Mike Duke's Ashley's Tale is now available  to download on Amazon.  Mike has recently started to contribute to Ginger Nuts of Horror with his series of film reviews.  Please show Mike some support and down a copy of the novelette. 

Ashley, a young college girl with a horrific past, is immediately thrust into a living hell when she is kidnapped one night. In the lair of her captor she will be forced to choose between submission and defiance, between folding beneath his punishment or finding the strength to endure and seize an opportunity to kill the man and escape. But Ashley will also have to face the horrors of her past in this twisted game he has prepared for her. Can she prevail against the demons that have made her frail and weak as well as the sadist before her? And if so, what may she become in the process?

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As I will be heading down to Nottingham at 4am tomorrow morning there sadly won't be any more posts until the beginning of next week.  If you are coming to Nottingham this weekend and going to Fantasy Con, please drop by and say hello I'll be the big guy with the big beer propping up the end of the bar  Where I sit with the broken angels clutching at straws and nursing our scars.  I'm really just a big softie no need to be scared.  

But seriously this is going to be a fabulous weekend of catching up with friends and make lots of more new friends.  And who knows I may even be coming home with my very own BFS Award, which would be nice.  

See you there or see you on the other side.  
To Scott, Paul and Mark, horror films are everything. 

The year is 1983, the boom of the video revolution, and Scott Bradley is seventeen, unemployed and on the dole. Drifting through life, he and his friends love nothing more than to sit around drinking, talking about girls, and watching horror movies. 

But things are about to change. 

As the ‘video nasty’ media storm descends, their desire to find a copy of the ultimate horror film – The Evil Dead – is going to lead them to the most significant days of their young lives. As the law tightens and their way of life comes under threat from all quarters, they come to learn what truly matters to them – and what doesn’t. 

A heartfelt story of friendship, loyalty and youthful rebellion, Dead Leaves is a darkly funny and brutally honest depiction of aimless life in a Midland town, and perfectly captures the impact those first few years of video had on a generation.

Say tuned for a review of Dead Leaves.  In the meantime why don't youpick up a copy here 

MILK-BLOOD, a novel by Mark Matthews, has been optioned for a full length feature film by Monkey Knuckle Films. The option includes rights to the short story, The Damage Done, a companion piece to the novel.

"MILK-BLOOD is true reality horror, with supernatural elements that only serve to make it more believable," explains executive producer Michael Bradford. "The story will certainly hold an audience."

MILK-BLOOD is the story of a ten year old girl named Lilly, born with a heart defect, who lives on a Detroit street where poverty, urban despair, addiction, and both the living and the dead threaten her outside her doorstep. The author has tapped into this experience as a
social worker to create what one review site calls, "an Urban legend in the making.”  The author’s previous novel, On the Lips of Children, was a number one best-selling kindle novel on amazon. 

The title, "Milk-Blood," comes from the Neil Young song, "The Needle and the Damage Done" and refers to the extensive lengths a heroin addict will go to in order to maintain their high.

Monkey Knuckle Films is a newly created LLC, but the founders have a long history of horror, and have worked with actors such as Sid Haig from The Devil’s Rejects, and much of the cast of The Evil Dead. They are currently in post-production for the horror film, "Elder Island", set for release in 2016. MILK-BLOOD was a semi-finalist for the 2015 Best Kindle Book Awards and is available in paperback, kindle, or audiobook on amazon.

A sequel to MILK-BLOOD is scheduled for release in early 2016. “The sequel is some twisted material,” says Matthews, “but with a purpose. Horror without heart doesn’t appeal to me, and I don’t think to many readers.”

Discover true terror on October 19th as Icon Film Distribution and FrightFest, the UK’s leading genre film festival, team up to launch FrightFest Presents, an all-new expert driven social community-building label ready to deliver true shocks and scares straight into your home just in time for Halloween and beyond... 

FrightFest Presents will bring you the most unsettling feature films from the festival; a series of movies that wowed and earned critical acclaim hand-picked by FrightFest directors Alan Jones and Paul McEvoy.

You’ll even have Alan and Paul on hand to guide you through each film thanks to specially filmed introductions in the spirit of the much-loved Moviedrome. No need to wait for the next fest - this is year-round FrightFest in your home!

Paul McEvoy, of FrightFest says, “We are delighted to be bringing some of the most amazing genre films currently being made to viewers across the UK. With FrightFest Presents, everyone will be able to experience some FrightFest thrills from the comfort of their sofa.” 

PHASE ONE: The first phase of six films hand curated by FrightFest Presents will be available to Download from October 19 and are....


From Epic Pictures comes Tales of Halloween. Coming to Digital HD 16th October. 


Named “the best horror anthology since Trick 'r Treat” by Fangoria and “among the best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made” by DailyDead, this critically acclaimed film weaves together ten chilling tales from horror's top directors. Ghosts, ghouls, monsters, and the devil delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night.

The all-star directorial lineup includes Neil Marshall (Game of Thrones, The Descent), Darren Lynn Bousman (SAW 2,3,4), Lucky McKee (The Woman, All Cheerleaders Must Die), and Mike Mendez (Gravedancers, Big Ass Spider!). Cameos by horror heavyweights such as Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Lin Shaye (Insidious), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog), John Landis (Director of Animal House), Joe Dante (Director of Gremlins), Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, We Are Still Here), Booboo Stewart (Twilight), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows), Grace Phipps (Fright Night), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie's Halloween), Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Star Wars), Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes), Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman), and more.

This is the one film that i am most looking forward to watching this Halloween.  Stay tuned we should have a review of this up very soon.  

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Really looking forward to this one, That cover is sublime, brings back so many memories of reading horror in the 90s.  I already have a soundtrack picked out for  reading this.  Here is the first song to get you in the mood. 


Big Time Books horror anthology “18 Wheels of Horror – a Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors” will be released on October 3, 2015. The book contains 18 short horror fiction stories, all set in the trucking world. Psychotic killers, devious ghosts, alien monsters, howling storms, undead creatures, and other dark forces haunt the highways and the truckers who drive them in these chilling tales. 

FROM THE BACK COVER: A ghostly voice on a trucker’s CB radio knows more about his life than it should... Two drivers find their cargo gives them inhuman appetites... A boy in a truck stop encounters a supernatural force that threatens to destroy the world... The hypnotic singing lulling a driver to sleep might not be coming from the tires... A fender-bender between a big rig and a four wheeler is not as accidental as it seems... The sinister cargo lurking in a rock and roll band’s fleet of trucks is unleashed at their final show... 

Grand Master of Horror Ray Garton ( “Lot Lizards” and” “Live Girls” novels and many more) headlines the book along with John Palisano (horror novels “Nerves” and “Dust of the Dead”), Edward M. Erdelac (“Merkabah Rider” weird western book series as well as the horror novel “Andersonville”), writer/editor Del Howison (“Dark Delicacies” and “Midian Unmade” horror anthologies ), Hal Bodner (best-selling novels “Bite Club” and “The Trouble With Hairy”), Shane Bitterling (“Reel Evil” and “Beneath Loch Ness” screenwriter), Brad C. Hodson (“Darling”), Joseph Spencer (“Grim” and “Wrage”), novelist and screenwriter Daniel P. Coughlin (“Ditch Day Massacre” and “Craven’s Red”), Ian Welke (“End Times at Ridgemont High”), novelist and screenwriter Jeff Seeman (“American Virgin” and “Guns and Butter”), Michael Paul Gonzalez (“Angel Falls”), Eric Miller (“Ice Spiders”), Janet Joyce Holden (“The Only Red is Blood”), and prolific short story writers R. B. Payne, Meghan Arcuri, Tim Chizmar, and Charles Austin Muir. 

Editor Eric Miller’s previous books include the Bram Stoker Award nominated “Hell Comes To Hollywood” anthology and “Hell Comes To Hollywood II,” both books containing horror stories set in the entertainment industry and written by written by Movies and TV industry insiders. 

“18 Wheels of Horror” will be available in Trade Paperback format (6”x9”, $14.99) on Amazon and at select retailers, with E-Books for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes bookstore, Kobo and other platforms. Audio Books will be on Amazon,, and iTunes.