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Charles Pinion is a visual artist and director who made the punk rock skateboard zombie movie Twisted Issues (1988), the post-Cinema of Transgression witches in the snow movie Red Spirit Lake (1992) and the gritty San Francisco cannibal movie We Await (1996). His 3D feature American Mummy premiered at the Revelation Film Festival in Australia (2014). His latest is the short film Try Again, "a hopeful film about suicide". Charles lives in Los Angeles.
INTERVIEW BY JONATHAN THORNTON
Malcom Devlin's, You Will Grow Into It has just been released, and it is already receiving a number of rave reviews. Published by Unsung Stories, it contains ten stories, each a strange sort of coming of age tale. There are ghost stories without any ghosts in them, werewolf stories without any werewolves in them, a city that turns into forest, a barren planet with a peculiar sort of harvest celebration and a suburban street suffering a very personal and rather embarrassing apocalypse.
Ginger Nuts of Horror's Jonathan Thornton, was at the UK launch of the collection, and managed to grab some time with the author for an exclusive interview about this must read collection.
Philip Fracassi is an author and screenwriter, lives in Los Angeles.
His brand-new collection of stories, BEHOLD THE VOID, was published by JournalStone on March 10, 2017. He has a novella, FRAGILE DREAMS, that was released in November 2016, and a second novella, SACCULINA, was published in May 2017, both from JournalStone. He is published in several current and upcoming publications, including Strange Aeons, Lovecraft eZine, Ravenwood Quarterly and Dark Discoveries Magazine. See his completely bibliography here.
He has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and was the founder of Equator Books, a publishing house and rare, out-of-print bookstore in Venice, CA.
Prior to publishing, he spent seven years as a live music producer for House of Blues Entertainment, producing concert DVD’s for The Psychedelic Furs and Public Enemy and more than 3,000 live internet broadcasts with bands such as The Cure, Motley Crue and Depeche Mode. He also produced the first live streaming concert ever broadcast over the internet.
Philip currently works full-time in the film industry and on his writing. His screenplay credits include “Girl Missing,” distributed by Mar Vista Entertainment (2015) for Lifetime Television and “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups,” distributed by Disney Home Entertainment (2012). Films in development include “Escape the Night,” “The Boys in the Valley,” “Gothic,” and “Vintage.” Visit his IMDB page for more on his film projects.
His debut horror novelettes, “ALTAR,” and “MOTHER” are currently available as individual Kindle eBooks via Amazon.com. (NOTE: Both of these stories are included in “Behold the Void”).
You can follow Philip on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@philipfracassi).
Read Tony Jones' review of Sacculina here
DeAnna Knippling makes her Ginger Nuts of Horror interview debut with an in-depth and entertaining interview with Jeremy Hepler about his latest novel The Boulevard Monster.
Native to the Texas Panhandle, Jeremy Hepler now lives in a small rural community in central Texas with his wife Tricia and son Noah. Throughout his life, he has worked jobs ranging from welder's hand to health care assistant, but writing has always been his passion.
Jeremy is a member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA) and is currently working on his second novel, Demigod Dreams. In the last five years, he has had twenty-four short stories published in various small and professional markets, and in 2014, he placed second in the Panhandle Professional Writers Short Story Competition
His debut novel, The Boulevard Monster, published by Bloodshot Books, is available now on Amazon and you can read DeAnna's review of it here.
Raven Dane is a UK based author of dark fantasy and steampunk novels and horror short stories. Her first books were the dark fantasy Legacy of the Dark Kind trilogy, Blood Tears, Blood Lament and Blood Alliance. These were followed by a High Fantasy spoof, The Unwise Woman of Fuggis Mire. Her steampunk novels so far are the award winning Cyrus Darian and the Technomicron and sequel Cyrus Darian and the Ghastly Horde. She has had many short stories published, including one in a celebration of forty years of the British Fantasy Society and in many international horror anthologies. Her story Constance Craving is featured in Billie Sue Mosiman’s anthology Frightmare, Women in Horror which is on the short list for a prestigious Stoker award for anthologies. In 2013, Telos Publishing brought out her collection of Victorian ghost stories, Absinthe and Arsenic and in 2015, the alternative history/ supernatural novel, On Death’s Dark Wings. The latest in the Cyrus Darian series is due out in 2017.
Raven is currently working on more short stories and a post-Apocalyptic steampunk novel.
Stewart Sparke is an Independent Filmmaker from East Yorkshire, UK. Stewart studied an BA in Film and Television Production at York St. John University before studying a MA in Directing Film and Television at Bournemouth University. In 2012 he co-founded the film and animation production company, Glass Cannon, based in York, North Yorkshire. Through Glass Cannon, Stewart has directed a number of short films and continues to work with local talent to produce ambitious film and television projects on a small budget. His feature film The Creature Below released in February is a wonderful creature feature tribute where a young scientist discovers a malevolent entity which sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity.
Last week saw the press screenings of the new French horror film Raw, Ginger Nuts of Horror was honoured to be invited to both the screening and the press junket interview with the director Julia Ducournau. Alex Davis our Film Gutter columnist braved the British rail network to represent the site.
Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She attended La Fémis and studied screenwriting. In 2011, her short film Junior won the Petit Rail d'Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and her first full length directed/written by her is Raw a horror film that have been acclaimed in Cannes film festival and she won for this film FIPRESCI Prize.
Garance Marillier portrays the teenaged Justine, who commences her studies at veterinary school to follow in her family members’ footsteps. Raised as a vegetarian, Justine is pressured at school to try meat for the first time. Once she does, she plumbs both the depths of her own soul and tests the limits of her darkest cravings.
You can read our review of the film here
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Following the release of his debut novel ‘The Last Days Of Jack Sparks’ to great critical response, Jason took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and chat with us about writing, process, his debut novel, Hollywood deals, his new book, and more. Enjoy!
Jason Arnopp is the author of the Orbit Books novel The Last Days Of Jack Sparks, which is currently being developed as a feature film at Imagine Entertainment, the Hollywood production company co-founded by director Ron Howard (Apollo 13, Frost/Nixon, The Da Vinci Code).
The Last Days Of Jack Sparks has been described as "a magnificent millennial nightmare" (Alan Moore), "scarier than watching The Exorcist in an abandoned asylum" (Sarah Lotz) and "The Omen for the social media age" (Christopher Brookmyre).
Arnopp's next novel will be Key Man, slated for release via Orbit Books in January 2018. While you wait, why not check out his four ebook-exclusive fiction titles? These are Beast In The Basement (a suspenseful, mind-blowing thriller novella), A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home (a chilling and groundbreaking short story set in YOUR home), Auto Rewind (a dark, emotionally charged thriller) and the free short story American Hoarder (a supernatural creep-fest), which is available at Arnopp's website.
Lydia Peever is a Canadian horror author, designer and journalist. She is a big fan of horror music, books and film–so anywhere there is blood, you will probably find her lurking somewhere in the corner.
Her short stories have appeared in Postscripts To Darkness, Dark Moon Digest, For When The Veil Drops and her small collection, Pray Lied Eve and it’s sequel Pray Lied Eve 2. The follow up to her first novel Nightface has also been written.
In her spare time, she helps update the new releases section of the Horror Writers Association website, photographs zombie walks or bloody punk rock bands, and records a few podcasts. You can find her books, links to other media, and contact her at http://nightface.ca.
My name is Jeremy Hepler. I'm a member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA), and my debut novel, The Boulevard Monster, will published by Bloodshot Books on April 7th. In the last five years, I've had twenty-four short stories published in various small and professional markets, and in 2014, I placed second in the Panhandle Professional Writers Short Story Competition. I also worked as a slush reader and book reviewer for Lullaby Hearse and Dark Discoveries magazines. You can contact me via Facebook or Twitter (@jeremyhepler) where you will find links to my blog and Amazon author page.