Slasher films a a dime a dozen, or as my granny used to say, there are more slasher films than you can shake a shit covered stick at. So when a slasher film comes along that dares to do something different, Ginger Nuts of Horror just has to spread the word. Wink is a brilliant slasher short from Space Oddity Films. A perfect fun filled horror for Halloween.
A New Podcast Featuring Appearances by Horror Bestseller Joe Hill and MTV VJ Martha Quinn Makes its Frightening October Debut.
Billed as a mix of paranormal shows such as In Search Of with short-form narrative journalism (each episode explores a different mystery), the show comes across the This American Life of the supernatural world.
In the episode, Joe Hill is interviewed as one of the newly infected arriving at what will soon become Camp Windham. Set in early May, before the events of the novel get rolling, it offers a look at what the world may have looked like just as civilization begins to break down into chaos.
Martha Quinn became involved in the podcast after she was surprised to discover she was a character in Joe Hill's new novel The Fireman. "And all of a sudden I was like 'What is going on? Somebody on Twitter said that you're a character in Joe Hill's book and I look up Joe Hill and saw that he is Stephen King's son and he wrote this book and I'm a character in it and I'm like, 'Oh my God. I am. That is so cool!'" The pilot episode "The Fireman," featuring Joe Hill and Martha Quinn, plus a bonus episode with their full interviews and the season one trailer are available now on iTunes and the show's website, www.PointMystic.org. Season one, episode one: "White Rabbit" debuts on Halloween, this October 31st.
A “jarring, unpredictable, immensely fun”* (The Independent Critic) horror-thriller starring Jesse Woodrow (TV’s Charmed) and Tamzin Brown (The Adderall Diaries), Tabloid Vivant has received largely exceedingly positive reviews since it hit the festival circuit.
Max is an artist seduced by the allure of fame. Sara is an art critic whose obsessions exceed even his. When she lands a writing gig at a major art magazine, the pair retreats to a cabin in the woods, where Max reveals his strange new painting method. Convinced of its potential, she agrees to collaborate on a piece sure to revolutionize the art world. While both original and mesmerizing, the project reveals something dark and disturbing about their relationship. Like two digital-age Frankensteins, they manage to make a painting come alive - though the unsettling consequences of their success may be more fit for the pages of a blood-soaked tabloid than the chronicles of art history. Tabloid Vivant will be available on VOD from 10/20.
READ OUR REVIEW OF TABLOID VIVANT HERE
Occult Detective Quarterly is an exciting new venture for enthusiasts of those who dare to probe beyond the Veil, those who face the psychic, the supernatural and the strange. Arrogant amateurs, scholars and philosophers; hardened detectives, and innocents who have no choice - these are the characters who will fill our pages. Think Carnacki, John Silence and Flaxman Low. Think pulp and noir, and the disenchanted PI – Sam Spade staring into Hell itself. Or stand in contemporary shadows and watch the John Constantines of this world battle the next one.
Even more than this, we want to rip apart the boundaries, and explore the limits of occult investigative fiction. We're already looking for, and finding, new approaches, new characters in unlikely settings. From First Nation female investigators to gay detectives scouring a decadent 19th century Paris, from the South American bruja to the hoodoo-woman – we want all these to join the time-honoured ranks.
A perfect-bound print magazine, along with an e-version for day-to-day browsing, ODQ will bring you fabulous fiction by great names from the field, and introduce you to exciting new writers. All accompanied by fearsome art, fascinating articles and reviews.
Editing the journal will be Sam Gafford, an experienced writer of dark fiction, editor and William Hope Hodgson scholar, from the United States, and John Linwood Grant, a lifelong addict of supernatural fiction, blogger of the weird and a writer of strange period horror, from the UK.
We already have a great line-up for the first couple of issues, and now we want to make sure that we take it to the next level. Your pledges will ensure that we can bring this together. We want our contributors to get a fair deal, our journal to be stylish and our readers to be delighted. This Kickstarter will ensure that we get off the ground running. It will guarantee not only that we can offer subscriptions with confidence, but that we can expand our plans, such as:
- More quality art illustrating the stories
- At least one serial exclusive to ODQ
- Extended content to enthrall
Founded in 2016, the Edinburgh Horror Festival is a not-for-profit unincorporated association. It will present a platform for artists with a paranormal, supernatural, gothic and horror themed act and all applications will be considered.
The Festival was created by four Edinburgh based performers – Ash Pryce, Alexander Staniforth, Oliver Giggins and Michael Daviot - with backgrounds in theatre, magic, cabaret and comedy, the festival will feature a wide range of material and styles. Mike Daviot's NOSFERATU’S SHADOW, about the life of Max Schreck.
ASH PRYCE, something of a star of the pub and club circuit, will be demonstrating his awe-inspiring magical and psychical prowess; Ross Hepburn will perform his hugely popular stand-up/autobiographical piece, BEETLEJUICED!; and Poe’s curious tale, THE DEVIL IN THE BELFRY, will be brought to life by writer David Robb and director Flavia D’Avila. The rest of the programme is extremely rich and varied, read the full programme here
The festival will run from the 28th to the 31st at The Banshee Labyrinth, The Tron Pub, The White Horse and Otherworld Books. We intend to make the Horror Festival a fixture in the Edinburgh cultural calendar and expand and improve it year on year, providing an annual showcase for an underrepresented area of live performance.
A New Extreme Horror
My name is Samantha Brown, and I am 31 years old. I work in an office in the city. My older sister, Beth, went missing 3 weeks ago – disappeared without a trace. I’ve seen you once, but you didn’t see me. Or, at least, I don’t think you saw me. I saw you leaving my sister’s flat early one Saturday morning when I was pulling up in my car. Me and Beth had planned to go shopping that day, and she had forgotten about our arrangement. She was hungover and grouchy and refused to tell me anything about the mysterious man that I had just seen leave her flat. We never did go shopping, we argued and I left. I didn’t call her, and she didn’t call me. One week later, she disappeared.
Ever since then, I have been obsessed with the man I saw leave her flat; call it women’s intuition, call it what you will, but I have a bad feeling about you. You were too good-looking, and my sister was cagey about who you were. That wasn’t like her. So three weeks later, I see you in a bar. I approach you, and there we have the beginning of our story….
"Two Minds" is told through the viewpoint of the two characters living the story. The woman - convinced the man she is talking to is responsible for her sister's disappearance - and the man... Who is he? Did he have anything to do with the sudden disappearance of Samantha's sister or is he nothing more than an innocent bystander?
Only one thing is for sure... After this night, neither of them will be the same again.
The bestselling author of Richard & Judy Book Club hit The Cold Season returns with a chilling mystery - where superstition and myth bleed into real life with tragic consequences
In 1851, within the grand glass arches of London's Crystal Palace, Albie Mirralls meets his cousin Lizzie for the first--and, as it turns out, last--time. His cousin is from a backward rural village, and Albie expects she will be a simple country girl, but instead he is struck by her inner beauty and by her lovely singing voice, which is beautiful beyond all reckoning. When next he hears of her, many years later, it is to hear news of her death at the hands of her husband, the village shoemaker.
Unable to countenance the rumors that surround his younger cousin's murder--apparently, her husband thought she had been replaced by one of the "fair folk" and so burned her alive--Albie becomes obsessed with bringing his young cousin's murderer to justice. With his father's blessing, as well as that of his young wife, Albie heads to the village of Halfoak to investigate his cousin's murder. When he arrives, he finds a community in the grip of superstition, nearly every member of which believes Lizzie's husband acted with the best of intentions and in the service of the village.
There, Albie begins to look into Lizzie's death and to search for her murderous husband, who has disappeared. But in a village where the rationalism and rule of science of the Industrial Revolution seem to have found little purchase, the answers to the question of what happened to Lizzie and why prove elusive. And the more he learns, the less sure he is that there aren't mysterious powers at work.
Stay tuned for our review of Alison's latest novel.
01Publishing; Volume 2 edition (3 Oct. 2015)
This October 01 Publishing is proud to announce the release of their acclaimed Lovecraftian anthology, WHISPERS FROM THE ABYSS 2: The Horrors that Were and Shall Be in bookstores nationwide! Originally released for eReaders, fans demanded that the book be made available in print, and on October 4th they will get their wish.
Edited by Kat Rocha (Pseudopod) and featuring cover art by Patrick McEvoy (Casefile:ARKHAM, Lost in Space), the collection features 25 Lovecraft-inspired tales created specifically for readers on the go. Four of the included authors (Laird Barron, Cody Goodfellow, John Palisano, and Jonathan Sharp) have received Honorable Mentions in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year Vol.8 for their contributions to this volume. Other authors include Greg Stolze (Delta Green), A.C. Wise (Future Lovecraft), John C. Foster (Dead Men), Orrin Grey (Painted Monsters & Other Strange Beasts), Dennis Detwiller (Delta Green), Chad Fifer (The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast), Konstantine Paradise (Coven), and many more.
And just in time for Halloween, fans of the series can join editor Kat Rocha and other contributors at the launch party hosted by San Diego’s premear Sci Fi and Horror bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy on October 30th.
Praise for Whispers from the Abyss 2:
This anthology solidly delivers an array of Lovecraft inspired tales. Most tales share a fresh perspective rising above Lovecraft fan fiction. The best of the bunch carve their own path through the mythos to great effect. - Jaffa Kintigh / Jaffalog
Whispers of the Abyss Volume 2 is successful at delivering Lovecraft-inspired stories on a short scale. The intended audience may be folks on the go, but a wider audience will definitely appreciate them. - Nicholas Diak / Fanbase Press
Table of Contents
Michele Brittany :: Foreward
A.C. Wise :: We Are Not These Bodies, Strung Between the Stars
John C. Foster :: His Carnivorous Regard
Orrin Grey :: The Labyrinth of Sleep
Nathan Wunner :: Death May Die
Dennis Detwiller :: Knot
Jonathan Sharp :: Skoptsy
Cody Goodfellow :: Red America
Ferrett Steinmet :: Shadow Transit
Deborah Walker :: Baby Rhyme Time
Tom Pinchuk :: Nyarlathotep’s Way
Laird Barron :: Strident Caller
John Palisano :: Lucky Chuck Takes the Sunshine Express
Michael Hudson :: Five Minutes or Less
Chad Fifer :: The Baby Downstairs
Robert Stahl :: Gifts
Joel Enos :: Now We are Nine
Samuel Poots :: The Great Old Thing in the Fridge
Marc E. Fitch :: God Does Damn the Mind
Greg Stolze :: In the Light
Richard Lee Byers :: Kickstarter
David Busboom :: The Vindication of Y’ha-Nthlei
Konstantine Paradise :: Echoes in Porcelain
Sarah Hans :: Shadows of the Darkest Jade
Hunter James Martin :: The Dreadful Machine
Kevin Wetmore :: Notebook Concerning the Class Struggle in Dunwich, Found in the Ruins of a Construction Site
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).
Genre: Suspense Thriller
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener
Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
Produced by: Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Jordan Peele, Edward H. Hamm Jr.
Executive Producers: Raymond Mansfield, Couper Samuelson, Shaun Redick, Jeanette Volturno