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Tom Cruise headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy. Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters. Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan. www.themummy.com Genre: Epic Action-Adventure Cast: Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe Directed by: Alex Kurtzman Writers: Jon Spaihts, Christopher McQuarrie Produced by: Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, Sean Daniel Executive Producer: Sarah Bradshaw
You can say many things about those of us who like horror, but one thing that has always been true, is that as a genre it has a great heart. The writers and editors who work in the genre have always been willing to give up their time for worthy causes. Just this week two brand new charity anthologies have been released from the minds of Matt Shaw and Dawn Cano.
Featuring two great author line ups featuring such greats as
Rich Hawkins, Duncan Ralston, Glenn Rolfe, Kit Power Gary McMahon, Wrath James Wright, Kealan Patrick Burke, and featuring many of the great writers who contribute to Ginger Nuts of Horror. These two anthologies should be on your Christmas wish list, use the links below to purchase these books and enjoy some great horror while raising money for charity.
A BATTLE ROYALE OF US AND UK INDIE HORROR HEAVYWEIGHTS!
All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Second Chance Center for Animals (US) and the West Wales Poundies Dog Rescue (UK) charities.
Who writes the best horror: the US or the UK? Find out for yourself in VS: US vs UK, a competition anthology featuring some of the year's best horror, judged by horror enthusiasts and you: the readers.
Featuring Pre-Fight Hype from The Ginger Nuts of Horror and The Eyes of Madness!
Duncan Ralston vs Rich Hawkins
James Ward Kirk vs Kit Power
Glenn Rolfe vs Lex H. Jones
Tim Miller vs Daniel I. Russel
John Ledger vs Jim Goforth
Essel Pratt vs Daniel Marc Chant
Thomas S. Flowers vs Kyle M. Scott
Jonathan Ondrashek vs David Owain Hughes
T.S. Woolard vs Toneye Eyenot
Michael Noe vs Dani Brown
Sisters of Slaughter vs Matt Hickman
Salome Jones vs Kitty Kane
Peter Oliver Wonder vs Kevin J Kennedy
Matt Shaw has called upon some of the biggest names in horror to put together an anti-Christmas anthology of horror and weirdness!
Including work from
Terry M. West (poem)
Daniel Marc Chant
Wrath James White (poem)
David Owain Hughes
Kealan Patrick Burke
Billie Sue Mosiman
Duncan P. Bradshaw
Thomas S. Flowers
Please note This anthology is made up of both reprints and original stories from the authors.
All monies received from this title go to different charities each month!
Over 100,000 words and more than 400 pages! Grab a bargain, support charity and get to know new and familiar authors!
Robert J. Stava and Severed Press presents Nightmare from World's End.
In the aftermath of a major hurricane, a massive antique crate washes up on the shore of Raadsel Point. It's smuggled cargo from the wreck of the Edmund Wood, an unregistered transport returning from a very unusual expedition. . . a ship that went down in the deepest and most dangerous part of the Hudson known as 'The World's End'. The nightmare creature it contains is about to unleash havoc on the citizens of the sleepy river village of Wyvern Falls and inadvertently draw to it a predator thought extinct a millennia ago. It will come down to two people to figure out what both these creatures are and how to stop them: expat CID Detective John Easton and American Indian anthropologist Sarah Ramhorne. The two of them will have to unravel local Indian myths, outmaneuver a corrupt mayor, a failing Ancient Astronaut Theorist TV show and an overzealous Green Folk Festival if they are to stand any chance of saving the day.
Charlie Bars is back. The second novel featuring three-time-loser turned PI Charlie Bars is now available on kindle. The brainchild of East Londoner Ben Jones, returns for another thrilling adventure. After the beating he received in the dark, and brutal Pennies for Charon, our Benson and Hedges smoking anti hero decides to take a holiday in the country. Which as we all know is never a good, as our lovable anti-hero is caught up in yet another gripping adventure.
The Charlie Barr adventures are dark and often hilarious trip down the dark alleys of modern Noir. An everyman reluctant hero who just can't help getting out of his depth, once you pay a visit to Charlie's patch, you won't want to leave.
Take a break, they said. Get out in the fresh air, they said. Get away from it all, they said. They have a lot to answer for. The follow up to Pennies for Charon sees Charlie Bars caught up in dark doings in the bleak Northumbrian countryside; horse mutilation, deadly obsession, dog fighting, a family of maniacs, and a family in danger. The city can be dangerous but the countryside is murder…
Being a horror writer is never easy, there are no shortcuts to fame, fortune and notoriety. Now Matt Shaw has managed one of the three, so please help him get some fame and fortune. Matt Shaw's brand of extreme horror may not be for everyone, but Matt is one of the few true gents of the genre. He has always been one of those writers who makes a point to help others, a great guy and a great writer.
He is currently in the process of producing a set of comics based on some of his short stories, and needs your help to pay for the artwork. Now i am not normally a fan of Kickstarters as a rule, but when the artist involved is deemed Ginger Nuts worthy I fully get behind the project. He is offering some great deals, from being a character in the comic, some amazing lifetime advertising opportunities, a story based around you, and loads more. I'll let Matt take over and tell you little bit about the project. And please follow the link below to help Matt out, even a small donation of £1 will help to bring this great project to life.
F*cked-Up Shorts, also known as the White Cover Books written by horror author Matt Shaw......
are known to be somewhat disturbing, for an idea of what they're like - think along the lines of "Tales from the Crypt" but... darker.
There are over twenty of these stories written (available on Amazon with good reviews) but, so far, only ten of these are being released in comic form - the idea being each 20-25 page comic being its own standalone twisted tale, all on different themes but all designed very much to shock. These are, after all, written and adapted by Matt Shaw who is known for pushing boundaries with his Black Cover Range of books.
Issues one, two and three of the shorts will be based around the stories "Eleven", "Nugget" and "She" with a top artist lined-up! Keep an eye on this page for sample drawings to be added!
The funds being raised are going towards the artists work and the lettering of issue one. The story adaptation has already been completed. If there are funds left-over, they will be put into the second issue and so on, so fourth.
A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, We Are The Flesh is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldy dimension of carnal desire and excess, as well as a powerful allegory on the corrupting power of human desire.
Noé Hernández (Sin nombre, Miss Bala)
Emiliano Rocha Minter (Writer/Director)
A young brother and sister, roaming an apocalyptic city, take refuge in the dilapidated lair of a strange hermit. He puts them to work building a bizarre cavernous structure, where he acts out his insane and depraved fantasies. Trapped in this maddening womb-like world under his malign influence, they find themselves sinking into the realms of dark and forbidden behaviour.
Acclaimed by the Oscar-winning Mexican directors of The Revenant and Gravity, and playing to rave reviews and stunned audiences at genre film festivals around the world, We Are The Flesh is that rare beast – an intelligent, beautifully-crafted film that is also provocative and deeply disturbing.
Mixing the graphic, powerful imagery of Gapser Noe’s Love and Enter The Void with the sureal, hallucinatory impact of Alejandro Jodorowsky, and taking Mexican arthouse cannibal flick We Are What We Are to the next level, We Are The Flesh is a bizarre, psychedelic head trip, mixing intense, outrageously explicit imagery with a profund allegory on the nature of existence, to make this an unforgettable, boundary-pushing experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Visionary, unrelenting, and certainly not for the prudish or faint-hearted, We Are The Flesh is an erotic inferno of the senses that manages to pack all manner of delirium into its short running time, including incest, necrophilia, and cannibalism, while its tantalisingly ambiguous plot can be read as an allegory for the fall of mankind.
Lead actor Noé Hernández has the malevolent intensity of Wild At Heart-era Willem Dafoe, while actress Maria Evoli is hypnotically alluring, and gives a bold, no-holds-barred performance as the young woman who falls under his strange spell.
Emiliano Rocha Minter is part of the new wave of Mexican directors backed by Oscar-winning The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu. Here making his feature debut, Minter doesn’t hold back in realising a fearless, unprecedented vision of Mexico.
“This is no ordinary party,” one of the characters exclaims towards the end of the film. Indeed it is – this is extreme art cinema at its boldest and most taboo-bustingly bizarre.
“I loved this film. It takes over our waking thoughts, like a recurring dream we try to forget, because we are fearful of finding out it may be a memory.” Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron
“We Are the Flesh is a very personal, very powerful film that deeply impressed me.” The Revenant director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu
“A deeply visceral and powerful piece that examines the darkest corners of the human soul, exposing parts of humanity we would rather attribute to some kind of monster. Brave, unapologetic, and morbidly beautiful to take in. Emiliano Rocha has created a world that ensnares the viewer in this nightmarish tale." American Mary directors The Soska Sisters
February 2016 – Rotterdam International Film Festival
May 2016 – Cannes Film Festival – Blood Window Midnight Galas
June 2016 – Fantasia International Film Festival
August 2016 – Horror Channel Frightfest
September 2016 – FantasticFest, Austin
October 2016 – Sitges International Film Festival
Screening at Horror Channel FrightFest Monday 29th August and in UK cinemas 18th November.
Horrific Tales Publishing and Joseph D'Lacey are proud to announce the latest premium hardback addition to their excellent novella range. With previous entries from such horror greats as Gary McMahon, John Llewellyn Probert, and Paul Kane, this is shaping up to be one of the finest horror imprints.
Joseph D'lacey has been a favourite at Ginger Nuts of Horror sine the inception of he website, his books Meat, Garbage Man, Clown Wars: Blood and Aspic, Blood Fugue and the Black Feathers series have featured on our best of year lists many times, and I am sure The Veil will be no exception.
As a special preorder deal Horrific Tales are offering a pre-release special deal on the e-book, order now from the links below and get this novella for a super low price of £0.99, ( $1.21 from Amazon US) or you can be like me, preorder both the e-book and a hardback version. The Hardbacks are a thing of beauty with amazing wrap around covers and high production values they will look stunning on your bookcases.
And if you haven't had the pleasure of reading Joseph's previous works click on the book titles above to purchase from Amazon, and check out the rest of Horrific Tales novella series by clicking on the author's names above as well.
About The Book
Some call it The Long Silence, others The Hush. Whatever it is, the world has gone quiet. No electricity, no engines, most of the people gone. There are survivors, small groups enduring as best they can in a seemingly abandoned world.
At night, the landscape glows with unnatural light. The stillness is broken by the desolate cries of the lost population, returning now to search for...no one knows what. What is certain, though, is that those they drag into the shadows do not return.
The Veil contains the final testaments of two disparate groups; a band of survivalists barricaded into a single block of an American city, and a young family hiding in a remote part of the English countryside.
But there are enemies among the survivors too, using the cataclysm to serve their own desires. If the end of the world can't cleanse the human heart, what reason can there be to continue?
With The Walking Dead returning to our screens and Halloween – the day of the dead – having passed just days ago, Haynes has launched a new zombie app to help fans of the genre ensure they have the right survival skills should these two events have seen the zombie apocalypse become reality.
Based on the best-selling Haynes Zombie Survival Manual by Sean T Page, the Zombie Survival App is available to download for free from the iOS App Store. It takes the manual’s hugely popular content and reformats it into the concept of persona types with corresponding survival techniques and the function to unlock other detailed crucial information. Importantly, it also educates the user in how to spot a zombie and signs to look out for.
With users being given the option to pick one of three survivor profiles – scientist, fighter or forager, they are then equipped with the tools to survive a zombie attack by navigating a series of chapters to understand more about the living dead. Wannabe survivalists can also test their knowledge by challenging themselves to various quizzes at the end of each chapter to receive rewards. On completing all chapters, users receive their official license to deal with the walking dead.
Capturing the imagination of Zombie fans, the survival techniques featured in the app are provided by Sean T Page, who runs the website Ministry of Zombies to raise awareness of the zombie threat. In addition to the Zombie Survival Manual and the Alien Invasion Survival Manual from Haynes, Sean has also written The Official Zombie Handbook UK and War Against the Walking Dead.
Andrew Golby, Global Digital Director at Haynes Publishing, commented: “This new app is an exciting venture for Haynes, and the result of a collaboration between Haynes and author Sean T Page. It also brings a new twist on our very rich heritage and reputation as the brand everyone trusts for practical information, ensuring that people are equipped with the essential low-down on how to survive the walking dead.”
Spooky Stage partners with NeonMob and Mint Potion to develop twisted, creepy video game series “The Orphanage.”
Spooky Stage, LLC announced today that the Los Angeles-based game developer is partnering with online trading card company NeonMob to adapt their popular card set “The Orphanage” into a series of video games for PC, mobile, and consoles. The Orphanage was originally released by NeonMob as a 100-card set, created by illustrator Vaughn Pinpin. It tells the story of deadly specter Elsabeth Grinn, who after losing her child Atticus, converts her home into an orphanage for ‘peculiar and unwanted’ children. But there are darker motivations behind Elsabeth’s kindness… The Orphanage video game series is a blend of visual novel and adventure game genres. As the newest orphan in Grinn’s home, players will explore the property, interact with the other children, make friends and enemies, and search for special items to advance the plot and ultimately defeat Elsabeth. The game features multiple endings, dozens of branching story paths, hidden secrets, and full VO for all characters. Valencia-based studio Mint Potion will provide original music, sound effects, and VO recording for the game. The Orphanage is a four-part game series, with the first game set to debut in early 2017 on all platforms.
CHEE KEONG CHEUNG
Executive Produced by
CARLOS GALLARDO (El Mariachi, Desperado, Once Upon A Time In Mexico)
KEVIN EASTMAN (co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
REDCON-1 will be at AFM with Filmmakers in attendance
“Some years ago I wondered what would happen if zombies could retain some of their previous life skills... What if they were combat based? And how would a small troop of soldiers survive being sent into the heart of a seething mass of the undead, who don’t just bite... they fight back too.”
With that notion began the journey by British-Chinese director Chee Keong Cheung to realise REDCON-1 - a unique fusion of action, zombie horror and war, with the added element of mixed martial arts, which has just wrapped a ten week shoot across the UK, with over 1500 extras and a mass of military hardware.
In REDCON-1, Eight Special Forces soldiers are sent on a suicide mission into the zombie-infested remains of the UK, to find a scientist who may hold the key to ending the viral outbreak that has turned the population into flesh-eating undead.
Chee’s central idea attracted the attention of Carlos Gallardo, producer of the acclaimed El Mariachi, Desperado and Once Upon a Time in Mexico trilogy, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who came on board as executive producers on REDCON-1.
“Carlos and Kevin have built huge followings for their creativity because they respect their fanbases, and I found enormous inspiration from them both, as I sought solutions as to how I could create an action horror epic that rewards fan commitment with everything we can get for them on screen,” explains Chee.
Chee also knew that there was a well of talent and goodwill across the UK, that could help him realise his vision. “Lancaster, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Rugby and London all feature, along with two prisons, an aerodrome, a church, supermarkets, the Barras in Glasgow, Tower Bridge in London and many amazing abandoned locations and council estates.” It was those estates where Chee found, to his gratitude, a lot of support as he witnessed communities coming together to get involved, and in turn grow the very nature of the scenes taking place and thus the size of the movie.
Exec producer Carlos Gallardo believes that he hasn’t seen organic filmmaking like this since he produced with Robert Rodriguez on El Mariachi - a ground-breaking movie that turned independent filmmaking on its head. “Every once in awhile a revolutionary talent comes along that changes everything. You’re fortunate if you get to work with one of those in your career. I got lucky twice.”
Chee, along with producer Ioanna Karavela and Mark Strange, needed not only the help of many willing people who got together in front and behind camera (director of photography is Lorenzo Levrini) to help, but also those who have access to heavy duty stuff! Like 15 tanks, an armoury to match, plus police cars, ambulances, troop carriers, helicopters, speedboats, munitions, weaponry and explosives.
Into that volatile mix he had to have skilled enough stunt and fight performers to pull off balls-to-the-wall fight action, an enormous amount of fake blood and make-up, and a truly hardy team of actors, including Oris Erhuero (The Cursed Ones); Akira Koieyama (Streetfighter: Assassin’s Fist); former WWE/TNA wrestler Katarina Leigh Waters; Mark Strange (Stan Lee’s Lucky Man); as well as Executive Producer Carlos Gallardo himself.
Currently in post production, REDCON-1 is being cut by the acclaimed editor of Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Martin Hunter, whose feature credits also include Underworld, Event Horizon, Chronicles of Riddick and Mortal Kombat.
As he completes the movie, Chee is now keen to turn to horror and action fans, to engage and involve them just as the public did around the UK during the filming. “We’ve got a lot of stories to share, assets to review, and decisions to make on how to shape all the footage. I’ve always known one thing - the fans who pay to see films, collect them and give so much time to share opinions, are the ones I want to reach. If they’re happy then maybe this movie can break out - and we can realise some of our other ideas of turning this into the first part of a trilogy with graphic novels and more.”
International sales, excluding North America, will be handled by Epic Pictures Group (Turbo Kid, Jeruzalem, Tales of Halloween, Nina Forever). Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson both join as Executive Producers alongside Rob Weston (Dark Places, Antibirth). Epic Pictures and director Chee Keong Cheung will be attending the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica from 2nd - 9th November.