Ginger Nuts of Horror
The UK's very own master of extreme horror and purveyor sextreme horror fiction has a new book book out. Matt Shaw's Horror Back Catalogue collects together in one massive volume all of Matt's horror work published between 2011 and 2015. Clocking in at a massive 4000 pages and over a MILLION WORDS, this is if nothing else a great value for money collection.
Luckily for us Matt has the writing chops to ensure that this collection is something more than just a lot of words for your money ( even if a lot of the words are a wee bit sweary). If you like visceral horror and fast paced plots then Matt Shaw is the man for you. And this collection is a fantastic way to discover a great writer.
The collection contains:
This collection was put together for people who found Matt Shaw's works a daunting sight, unsure of where they should begin
The Mistress of vampire fiction Nancy Kilpatrick has a new novel up for preorder Revenge of The Vampir King Volume 1 - Thrones of Blood.
Moarte, King of the Vampirii, is a prisoner of his Sapiens enemy. The beautiful Sapiens Princess Valada, believing that Moarte killed her mother, tortures him, even to the point of breaking the bones in his wings so he cannot escape. She intends to incinerate him to ash in sunlight, but Moarte escapes.
Moarte hungers for revenge. When, through an act of betrayal, Valada is captured by the vampirii, his first instinct is to drain her blood and annihilate her. But he realizes he can get revenge in other ways, using her as a tool to gain the upper hand in this conflict. But who is manipulating whom? Both want revenge, and control of the other, and Moarte wants to drink Valada's blood. Dark desires lead down a path neither had envisioned, a threatening spiral that can destroy empires.
Hunter and hunted change places again and again in this novel of twisted, violent passions. Seeds of deception are sown amidst love and hate, loyalty and betrayal, obsession and indifference, in an erotic tale of warring races, foes since the beginning of time, and two unlikely adversaries aligning to battle a common enemy.
Perfect For Fans of The Paperback Horror Days
Reserve Your Copy Today From Amazon UK and Amazon US
Tom Deady, acclaimed author of Haven, is releasing another horror book, Eternal Darkness. For fans of old-school horror and character-driven stories with people you can identify with, this is sure to be a hit. Following the author’s debut novel Haven, Tom Deady’s Eternal Darkness novel promises a deeper look at the secrets people hide from one another, and the malice right next door.
“First and foremost, that’s what Tom Deady is about as an author: story. And those are my favorite kinds of writers,” says Richard Chizmar, owner of Cemetery Dance and author of A Long December. “Tom understands this traditional school of writing very well, and if his first two novels are any indication of his focus and growth as an author, all of us readers are in for many more treats in the future. Tom Deady is a true storyteller, and I can offer no higher words of praise,” says Chizmar.
Something is killing the people of Bristol, Massachusetts. Do you dare to find out what? First, a young boy goes missing. Then, his abusive father is slaughtered. Next, his grieving mother burns in an unnatural fire. The only thing you know for sure? Something’s not right. Ben Harris and his best friends Richie and Jack know the stories. Now, they must separate truth from lore when they dig for answers. Who will survive and who will succumb to the eternal darkness?
If there are three things to know about Tom Deady’s Eternal Darkness it’s:
"Tom Deady writes the type of novels that made me a fan of the genre decades ago - big, hefty books about regular folks fighting monsters against incredible odds,” says Pete Kahle, owner & founder of Bloodshot Books. “I'm ecstatic that we are able to debut Bloodshot Books' line of original novels with Eternal Darkness. We need more authors like Tom,” says Kahle.
Perfect for fans of the paperback horror days. Richard Chizmar says, “It would be too easy to tell you that Eternal Darkness is reminiscent of early Stephen King. Sure, it features a small town New England setting, a large cast of colorful children sprinkled with a handful of flawed adults, and a monster straight out of your nightmares. If it sounds like I just described ‘Salem’s Lot or IT, there’s probably a good reason for that.”
Whether you are a fan of Haven looking for more, or new to Tom Deady’s work, Eternal Darkness from Bloodshot Books should be on your 2017 release radar. Pre-order your copy of Eternal Darkness on Amazon Kindle today: http://amzn.to/2ibyj9p
About Tom Deady:
Tom Deady, born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts, is not far from the historic (and spooky) town of Salem. He has endured a career as an IT professional, but his dream has always been to be a writer.
Tom has a Masters Degree in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, and is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the New England Horror Writers.
Tom's first novel, Haven, was released in 2016 by Cemetery Dance Publications.
His new release, Eternal Darkness will be published by Bloodshot Books.
As always, he is actively working on his next novel.
SOMEONE HAS MOVED INTO THE OLD BREWSTER PLACE
Ben Harris and his best friends Richie and Jack knew the stories about Old Man Brewster, what happened to his wife . . . and the flies. They had no idea why anybody would want to live there, but then they met Greg Lupescu, the new kid who had moved in. He looked strange, his father was never around, and he had this creepy butler named Karl. Soon, however, he became their close friend.
SOMETHING IS KILLING PEOPLE
First, a young boy goes missing . . .
Soon after, the boy’s abusive deadbeat father is slaughtered . . .
And his grieving mother burns to death in an unnatural fire . . .
People are dying all over Bristol, Massachusetts and the boys are beginning to realize that it all started when the Lupescus moved to town.
SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T FIGHT YOUR DESTINY
Ben and little sister Eve can sense that a dark storm looms on the horizon threatening to engulf Bristol, and at its center stands his new friend. Can they all help Greg resist the sinister forces against him, or in the end will he choose to succumb and embrace an Eternal Darkness?
In the tradition of The Evil Dead, and starring The Newsroom’s Margaret Judson and Teen Wolf’s Michael Johnston, writer/director Alexander Babaev‘s Bornless Ones comes to theaters and VOD February 10.
Having just moved to a remote home near an institution to better care for her brother Zach, Emily invites a few friends over to help her unpack. They soon discover strange symbols etched into the boards on the windows. In an effort to clean the house they clear them away, soon realizing the gravity of their mistake as they one by one become possessed by an evil force. Margaret Judson, Devin Goodsell, Michael Johnston, Mark Furze, Bobby T, and David Banks star in an “atmospheric and demon-filled fright-fest” in theaters and On Demand 2/10. BORNLESS ONES in theaters and VOD February 10
Frankenstein's Monster as you have never seen him before, completely customised in unique designs by some of the UK's top artists from the prop-making and movie Special FX make-up industries.
25 of the UK's top prop-making, sculpting and SPFX make-up artists have been brought together to take part in a unique charity project. Each artist has been given a bespoke Frankenstein-inspired monster bust, created and supplied by SVFX University of Bolton Special & Visual Effects team, with the simple instruction: Customise him into any design you like.
Once customised, the artists then donate the finished bust back to the Monster Charity Project organisers who will auction them off via an online auction site. 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction will be donated to Make-A-Wish UK. All the artists and the back room project crew donate their time and skills totally free of charge.
Last year the same project team raised a staggering £28,000 for Make-A-Wish at Star Wars Celebration London with a similar project featuring an iconic Star Wars Helmet. 30 artists took part creating such custom designs as Deadpool, Judge Dredd , Batman and a Studio Ghibli inspired design.
The busts will be going on a UK tour during 2017 taking in such conventions as Horror Con UK, finishing the year at Creaturegeddon where many of the featured artists can be seen sharing their work and also available for a chat. The Monster Charity Project is also in talks to have the display featured at the very popular Grimmfest event in Manchester.
People will be able to start viewing the completed busts from May 2017 via various social media outlets and the above mentioned conventions, the project busts then go to auction on October 31st 2017, ending November 5th 2017
For Further information and updates you can follow the project and all its progress at:
Twitter - https://twitter.com/monsterproj
"Murphy and Power's listening post returns this Friday at 10:30pm, during which they will be listening to and writing about the seminal punk album 'Nevermind The Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols' - IN REAL TIME! Join them from 10:30 on the link below as they chat about this iconic album (and, if you want, listen along at home)."
Join in the fun by following this link -
An occasional series where two music nerds listen to albums they consider classics in real time, and live blog their thoughts, before applying a minimal polish and publishing. A commentary track in text form, if you can dig it, with little to no overdubs - edited for style, but never content. Enjoy.
A Long December by Richard Chizmar Collects Over Two Decades of Writing – And Earns Stephen King’s Seal of Approval!
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble Today
Richard Chizmar’s A Long December collects 35 of his most popular stories, including a never-before-seen novella titled, A Long December. This collection spans over two decade’s worth of writing. As the founder and publisher of Cemetery Dance Publications, Chizmar has had almost 30 years of experience in the book industry. Now, A Long December debuts to showcase his own imagination. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both paperback and e-book versions.
“Powerful…I love it… Richard Chizmar writes clean, no-nonsense prose,” says Stephen King. “[He] sets his tales in no-nonsense, middle class neighborhoods I can relate to…and writes terrific stories served with a very large slice of Disquiet Pie,” says King.
Whether you read horror, dark fiction, fantasy, mystery, or suspense – there’s a story waiting for you in A Long December. Chizmar’s work is acquiring new praise frequently as he branches out in the publishing industry. His latest release features 35 of the stories he’s written over the last two decades. This includes the acclaimed Midnight Promises, a unique and realistic love story he wrote after his own experience with cancer.
“I’ve never been able to write a big monster story that is more about the monster than it is about the people,” says Richard Chizmar. “For me, it always starts with the people. And yeah, those winter months can be dark times, there’s not as much daylight, it’s a time that people are more depressed. I love the snow, I love the bare trees, the whole Ray Bradbury-esque fall, the Earth dying and turning into winter.”
A Long December combines new, never before seen fiction with previous reader favorites.
“This is a must-read for fans of intense tales where psychological suspense and horror overlap, as with the novels of Peter Straub, Scott Smith, or Adam Nevill,”
says a Starred Booklist Review.
“Each tale in The Long December is a magic trick, luring you toward the light while leading you down an ever-darkening path,” says Entertainment Weekly. “There is hope mingled with horror, and that’s the author’s secret power. His storytelling always beats with a huge, passionate heart.”
A Long December is a hit for avid readers of several genres, and anyone who loves a good story. It’s available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, in Paperback and e-Book Formats. You can visit Chizmar’s website for more information, a full bibliography, readings & signings, and the latest updates. From now until 1/7/17 at 11:59PM EST, enter to win a signed Stephen King book via a giveaway on RichardChizmar.com
About Richard Chizmar
Richard Chizmar, Award-Winning Author of A Long December, has edited more than 30 anthologies and his fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, including, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and The Year’s 25 Finest Crime and Mystery Stories. He has won 2 World Fantasy Awards, 4 International Horror Guild Awards, and the HWA’s Board of Trustees Award.
Chizmar’s work has been translated into many languages. He has appeared at numerous conferences as a writing instructor, guest speaker, panelist, and guest of honor.
Richard is the owner & founder of Cemetery Dance Publications. He is the creator/writer of Stephen King Revisited.
Read an exclsuive interview with Richard here
Breaking Glass Pictures is proud to announce the release of the terrifying, Lovecraftian horror THE CREATURE BELOW On Demand and DVD this February. Described as “a triumph” (Eye for Film) and “a smart genre film” (Horror Talk), THE CREATURE BELOW follows a young scientist as she discovers something evil in the depths of the ocean, and her ultimate descent into the jaws of madness. THE CREATURE BELOW will be available On Demand and DVD on February 28, 2016. Synopsis: During a traumatic accident on a deep-sea dive, Olive, a gifted, young marine biologist discovers an unearthly creature. After losing her dream job, Olive smuggles the creature home, intent on studying it in secret, unbeknownst to her devoted boyfriend Matt, and estranged sister Ellie. Plagued by gruesome nightmares, her fractured memories of what happened during the accident in the depths of the ocean begin to unravel, revealing her symbiotic bond with an eldritch horror far older and more malevolent than she could possibly imagine, one which drives her to carry out its sinister will, with deadly results for those around her. Starting February 28, THE CREATURE BELOW will be available to buy/rent on the following platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, Vudu, and On Demand through your local cable provider.
Dark Arts Books to release Redemption, the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-winning Covenant In January 2017, the long-awaited sequel to John Everson’s Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel Covenant and its erotic horror sequel Sacrifice will be released. The first two novels were published eight years ago by Leisure Books and are currently with 47North Publishing.
There is currently a crowdfunding Kickstarter effort underway for Redemption with offers of autographed copies, having your name included in the book and more.
John had this to say about the release of his new book...
“I always wanted to write a third book in the Covenant series, to tell what happened to two of my favorite characters that I’ve ever written,” Everson says. “And lots of fans have told me over the years that they wanted that book, too. My editor, however, said that series in horror don’t tend to sell very well, and encouraged me to write other novels. So... that's what I've been doing for the past few years. I've published six unrelated novels since Sacrifice came out, and one of them, NightWhere, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award in 2012.”
With the demise of Leisure Books, Everson opted to “go it alone” with this release.
“In order to connect directly with the fans of those first two books (and hopefully make some new fans of the series!), I’m launching this Kickstarter Campaign so that I can get signed copies of Redemption – as well as the rest of the trilogy if readers want a matching set – in their hands.”
From The back cover synopsis
Alex hadn’t really considered what would happen after she dragged Ariana through the portal in a desperate bid to close the gate between worlds. She hadn't given sacrificing herself a thought; she'd just wanted to end the demonic summoning before it was too late. But when Alex wakes up on the other side, in the world of the Curburide, she has to think fast if she ever wants to see Joe Kieran, or Earth, again. Her only ally is an occult serial killer. Demons are searching for both of them, and there’s nothing demons love more than human fear and pain. They feed on it. In the world of the Curburide, the demons are everywhere. And they’re hungry.
You can view a video about the effort as well as the book packages offered here:
It seems as though this has been decades in the making, but it finally looks as though one of Brian Keene's most popular short stories is now ready for the big screen. Featuring fan favourites Tony Genova and Vince Napoli as they battle for their lives on a Christmas Eve they will never forget. The Naughty List looks set to be a huge hit in the horror community.
The Naughty List is a cautionary black comedy tale based on the short story 'The Siqquism Who Stole Christmas by Grand Master of Horror Brian Keene. It's Reservoir Dogs meets Elf - the perfect Christmas story for those who prefer their seasonal stories a bit more Bad Santa than Home Alone.
The Naughty List is Directed by award winning filmmaker and visual effects artist Paul Campion (The Devil's Rock, Sin City, Lord of the Rings).
The cast is made up by Vincenzo Nicoli (Alien 3, Captain Phillips), Sebastian Knapp and Mac Elsey.