Ginger Nuts of Horror
So recently, I was invited on a few podcastsEW
and even granted a regular slot on another.
And I had a lot of fun. So much fun, in fact, that it occurred to me, as someone who is often a verbal thinker, and who really enjoys conversation, that maybe this was something I should think about getting into in my own right - A Show Of My Own, if you can dig it.
My thoughts quickly turned to my enthusiasm - because enthusiasms are most definitely where it’s at where podcasting is concerned. There’s little or no money in it (a thought I shall return to later), so if you’re gonna do it ,you’d best be in love with the subject.
So I mulled it over. Doctor Who was an obvious choice, but given the many excellent podcasts
already covering that topic, I wasn’t sure I’d have anything meaningful to add to the subject. Also, it’s a bit… well, big. Pex Lives, God love them, have committed to covering every single classic series story - at a podcast a month, that’s a ten year project. Yowzer.
Stephen King was another strong contender. I’ve read most but not all of his catalogue, and a monthly ‘cast where I re-read a book and had a guest on to talk about it had some appeal… but that’s a hell of a lot of reading, especially given some of the word counts, and I have little enough time to engage with new material as it is.
I thought about other things, but my mind kept returning to one thing - one of my great loves.
I am talking of course, of Robocop.
It was announced today that Terror Films has acquired North American rights to the erotic, psychological thriller Goddess of Love , from director Jon Knautz. Terror Films is planning a wide ancillary release, for the film, across all major digital, EST and VOD platforms in the fall. As part of their recently announced partnership, Raven Banner Releasing will be handling the Canadian distribution, while Automatic Entertainment is overseeing distribution for the rest of the world.
In the film, Venus (Alexis Kendra), a lonely, eccentric woman, meets Brian (Woody Naismith), the man of her dreams. A sexually fueled, passionate relationship begins. But, as time progresses, that wonderful honeymoon-phase changes into something hellish. Brian breaks things off when his old fling, Christine (Elizabeth Sandy) comes back into his life. Completely destroyed, Venus begins a downward spiral into madness as she acts out her twisted fantasies of love and revenge.
Goddess of Love was an official selection at Film4 FrightFest, in London and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. The film centrally stars Alexis Kendra. Kendra also co-wrote and produced the film with director Jon Knautz, Woody Naismith and Elizabeth Sandy.
Jon Knautz quote: “I'm glad to have found the proper home for Goddess of Love with Terror Films and I'm excited to unleash it this fall.”
Alexis Kendra quote: “I'm thrilled to be working with Terror Films and I hope the audience loves the film as much as we loved making it.”
Ginger Nuts of Horror reviewed Goddess of Love during its festival run, you can read the review of what was one of my personal favourites of last year here
ABOUT TERROR FILMS
Terror Films is a Los Angeles based distribution label with a focus on horror, sci-Fi and thriller films. Distribution outlets include: DVD, EST, VOD and all major streaming outlets. Their first film The Chosen, starring YouTube Sensation Kian Lawley, remained in the Top 100 of Horror Films on iTunes for 8 consecutive weeks upon its release. Their second film Trace opened exclusively on Redbox in all 40,000 locations, followed by a wide ancillary release. The label recently released the award winning film Landmine Goes Click on DVD. This label is gearing up to release an impressive slate over the next 5 months of 2016, including their original anthology Patient Seven starring Michael Ironside and Jack Plotnick, the documentary Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary, The House on Pine Street, The Dark Stranger, Hell House LLC and House of Purgatory.The company is repped by Michael Sherman of Reed Smith LLP.
For more information on Terror Films, go to: www.terrorfilms.net
Jedi Summer marks the first collaboration between Boden and Post Mortem Press, and is Boden’s first foray into long form fiction, focusing primarily on short stories until now. The book is scheduled for publication in late July 2016 and will be available in trade paperback and eBook editions.
Jedi Summer with The Magnetic Kid has been described as coming-of-age tale certain to please fans of Robert McCammon’s A Boy's Life and Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes .
Johnny and his kid brother, Roscoe, spend their summer eagerly awaiting the much anticipated release of “Return of the Jedi” at the local cinema. While it starts out as any other summer, the summer of 1983 is different; there’s something in the air that’s not quite right.
When asked why he chose to add Boden’s novella to Post Mortem Press’ growing line-up, Beebe stated, “John is an amazing storyteller without pretense. His stories grab the reader by the collar and the heart- strings, using no gimmicks or hyperbole. Readers truly walk in the footsteps of Johnny as he experiences a summer like no other. Sure, it’s a coming of age story, but it’s not your typical young teen angst that fills the coffers of what passes for literary fiction today.”
Boden’s work isn’t easy to categorize. “What I think of or put to paper is a little too offbeat to be classified as traditional fiction, not weird enough for the bizarro cats...I'm just quite lucky to be writing in a time where it's quite alright to let your literary freak flag fly unfettered,” adds Boden.
An extensive social media, print, and audio marketing campaign will be launched in early July 2016, leading up to the July 22, 2016 release at the annual SCARES THAT CARE convention in Williamsburg, VA, as well as via Amazon, Barnes and Noble.com and other on-line retailers.
ABOUT JOHN BODEN
John Boden lives a stone’s throw from Three Mile Island with his wonderful family. A baker by day, he spends his off time writing, working on SHOCK TOTEM or watching M*A*S*H re-runs. He likes Diet
Pepsi, cheeseburgers, heavy metal and sports ferocious sideburns. His macabre pseudo-children’s book DOMINOES was released to great acclaim in 2013.
ABOUT POST MORTEM PRESS
Since its inception in 2010, Post Mortem Press has published over 100 titles in the genres of dark fiction, suspense/mystery, horror, and dark fantasy. The goal is to provide a showcase for talented authors, affording exposure and opportunity to “get noticed” by the mainstream publishing community. Post Mortem Press has quickly become a powerful voice in the small genre press community. The result has been five years of steady growth and successful endeavors that have garnered attention from all across the publishing sphere.
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The independent horror feature film ‘The Creature Below’ will receive its world premiere at the Horror Channel’s Frightfest film festival in London, UK on Saturday 27th August. In anticipation of the premiere screening, a new trailer and poster have been released for the Lovecraftian horror film.
The Creature Below is a new horror film about a young scientist whose discovery of a malevolent entity sets her on a bloody descent into the jaws of insanity. The film will introduce a terrifying new monster to the genre and with slimy practical creature and gore effects, it promises audiences a deeply disturbing new addition to the international horror scene.
Out this Friday!!!
The Quarantined City: sealed off from the outside world, with only the sight of the ocean to remind its inhabitants of life beyond. No one knows why the city has been quarantined and conspiracy theories abound.
But for Fellows life continues largely as before. He walks the streets, hunts out rare books; the sun continues to shine and the gulls circle above.
There’s the small matter of the ghost haunting his house, but Fellows doesn’t let himself think of that.
But when he tracks down a story by the reclusive writer known as Boursier, his old certainties fade as he becomes aware that the secrets of the city, the ghostly child, and the quarantine itself, might be more connected than he thinks...
“There is an edge of Murakami here, we are in a world just slightly skewed from our own but all the more foreign for that. Everington has a crystal clear prose style, reminiscent of JG Ballard but, like China Miéville, twisted toward the gothic...” Damien G Walter
“Good writing gives off fumes, the sort that induce dark visions, and Everington’s elegant, sophisticated prose is a potent brew. Imbibe at your own risk.” Robert Dunbar, author of The Pines and Martyrs & Monsters
“Everington is excellent at evoking a mounting sense of unease, turning to dread, that close, oppressive feeling when everything is still and ordinary, but the whole world is filled with the sense that something huge and terrible is just about to happen.” Iain Rowan, author of One Of Us and Nowhere To Go
Studiocanal today confirmed their acquisition of underwater thriller The Chamber following Friday’s World Premiere announcement within the FrightFest programme.
The Chamber stars Swedish actor Johannes Bah Kuhnke in his first film role since his international breakthrough performance in family drama Force Majeure and is written and directed by Ben Parker, his feature debut, having previously made the short Shifter, which played at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
The Chamber revolves around a special ops unit, who commandeer a commercial research vessel and it’s submersible to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea. When an explosion causes the sub to overturn and take on water, the crew begins to understand that not all of them will escape and a fight for survival ensues.
The Chamber also stars Charlotte Salt (The Musketeers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Elliot Levey (The Lady In The Van). Producers are Jen Handorf and Paul Higgins. Executive producer is Hugh Spearing.
Production financing for the film comes from Fields Park Media Partners, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Great Point Media.
UK Release plans and additional Festival plans to be announced.
Kit Power is one of the rising stars of the UK horror scene, a writer whose thought provoking stories have the to power to both scare the reader and to make them look inwardly at themselves and the world around them. Breaking Point collects his Lifeline Trilogy and his prequel to his amazing novel Godbomb! together in what ranks as the author collection that every fan of intelligent horror needs to have on their reading list.
A Cyclist is knocked unconscious on his way home and wakes up in a nightmare...
A devoted husband begins to suspect all is not well with his marriage...
A desperate family man, running out of time and options, turns to an old schoolmate from the wrong side of the tracks - looking for work - any work...
A young man's world is thrown into chaos as his father is abducted...
Four tales of people pushed to BREAKING POINT.
For 'The Loving Husband' - "Gripping, compelling and utterly nerve-wracking." - DLS Reviews.
For 'Lifeline' - "More savage than Rottweiler on meths with its nads caught in barbed wire." - zombiekebab, Amazon reviewer.
"One of the best novellas I've had the pleasure to read." - Duncan Ralston - Author of Salvage.
"a sliver of sheer brutality and nastiness that is unbridled." John Boden, author of DOMINOES.
"Power gets splatterpunk in a way that few do." - Bracken MacLeod, author of Stranded and Mountain.
Dolph Lundgren stars in this B-movie thriller about,