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Simon Strantzas, whose intense and original fiction helped revive the weird tale, has penned a new story to launch a new chapbook series from Undertow Publications.
"I'm delighted to again be working with Mike and Undertow Publications," Strantzas said. "I was thrilled to be asked to write an original tale to launch this exciting new series."-Simon Strantzas
"I'm thrilled that Simon agreed to provide a new story for this series," Kelly said. "I am a massive fan of his work. He is an important and vital scrivener of weird fiction, and with 'These Last Embers' he continues to display his extraordinary skill." - Michael Kelly
Established in 2009 by writer Michael Kelly, Undertow Publications (UP) is home to the acclaimed weird journal Shadows & Tall Trees, as well as Year's Best Weird Fiction. (UP) and publish/editor Kelly have been hailed by Peter Straub, Glen Hirshberg, and others. Stories from (UP) are regularly reprinted in annual "Best Of" anthologies. Kelly has been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson and British Fantasy Society Awards, and his fiction has appeared in a number of venues.
Strictly limited to 200 numbered copies, and signed by both Simon and Drazen, this is truly a one-of-a-kind collectable. There will not be an eBook edition.
“These Last Embers” will be released in February 2015. It’s a terrific new story from Simon Strantzas, not available anywhere else. We are now taking pre-orders. The books will undoubtedly sell quickly. Act now to secure an early number.
These Last Embers (Feb. 2015, Undertow Publications)
16 pages, plus full cover wraparound
Strictly limited to 200 signed and numbered copies
Signed by Simon Strantzas AND Drazen Kozjan
Price, including shipping: $10 to North America, $14 to Rest of World
For more information, please visit www.undertowbooks.com/embers
Sorry for being a bit late on this, but for those of you who haven't already subscribed to what is in my opinion the genre periodical out there the latest issue of Black Static (43) is out now. Featuring insightful columns from Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, reviews from Peter Tennant, and Tony Lee, excellent fiction from Simon Bestwick, Ralph Robert Moore, Annie Neugebauer, Andrew Hook, Aliya Whiteley and Usman T. Malik. All held together with some wonderful artwork from the likes Ben Baldwin and Tara Bush.
And in a fantastic interview with James Cooper, Ginger Nuts of Horror gets a much appreciated shout out. Thanks Peter that meant a lot coming from you.
I am very proud to not only being a part of thos blog tour, I am also extremely honoured to be the first stop on this tour. Please follow this tour, John F.D. Taff is a great writer and always gives a great interview. There is also a chance to win a signed and very limited edition copy of the book. Be sure to enter.
November 13 – Ginger Nuts of Horror (Interview with John F.D. Taff and 3-Day Sweepstakes to win Autographed, Limited Edition paperback copy of The End in All Beginnings)
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* November 18 – Hellnotes (Interview with John F.D. Taff and 3-Day Sweepstakes to win paperback copy of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 19 – Horror News Network (Interview with John F.D. Taff and Kindle giveaway of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 20 – The Horror Bookshelf (Guest Post by John F.D. Taff and Kindle giveaway of The End in All Beginnings)
* November 21 – Hellnotes (Sweepstakes winner announcement)
Two years ago, a series of horrific murders shocked the city of Bristol. These were killings so elaborate in their planning, and so outrageous in their execution, that they made national headlines for weeks.
Now the journalists who wrote the stories behind those headlines are beginning to die, in ways even more gruesome, even more flamboyant, and even more unbelievable than the murders they themselves wrote about at such length in the national dailies all those months ago.
Dr Edward Valentine, brilliant surgeon and the maniac responsible for the Nine Deaths, has not been seen since he escaped the police following a final confrontation.
Has he returned?
Is he now intent on punishing the British tabloid press that he feels has misrepresented him?
Has he chosen as the most appropriate method of punishment that most British of institutions, the Hammer Horror film?
And how many times will the Hammer of Dr Valentine strike before he can be stopped?
Of course, there’s only one way to find out…
Once more, John L. Probert’s brings us an affectionate, bloodily gruesome and blackly comic tribute and homage to the Golden Age of horror films, this time pulling focus on that most famous of British cinematic institutions, Hammer Films. Included in the hardback edition is an Appendix, THE HAMMER FILMS OF DR. VALENTINE, featuring mini-reviews and reminiscences by the author of all the films referenced in the story.
The Hammer of Dr. Valentine is the much-anticipated sequel to the award-winning The Nine Deaths of Dr. Valentine, and the magnificently malign medical madman is hellbent on setting the record straight in his own inimitable manner.
John L. Probert saw his first Hammer film at the age of ten. It was Terence Fisher’s Dracula (1958). The Mummy (1959) the week after and Dracula Has Risen From the Grave (1968) the week after that, immersed him in a world of elegant, bloody, sexy horror that he has loved ever since.
This is a bit different, rather than promoting a horror film or a horror book, I'm going to ask you to take a look and consider helping these guys out. I've done a lot of with Beverly and she is awesome.
LAB•B is home to a community of creative entrepreneurs and freelancers. We are Brampton’s first coworking space, and membership means an alternative to working at home or in a coffee shop, a chance to share ideas and build networks, a chance to collaborate on new opportunities and keep professional skills sharp.
Naturally over time we have become family, and the space has become our home.
Why are we crowdfunding?
On October 2nd, 2014, we were served a cease and desist letter by the owner of the building in which LAB•B was located. The letter asked us to stop doing business in the building; however, the reason that was given was inaccurate. After discussion with lawyers, we were assured that LAB•B had not violated any terms of the lease and had been clear at the outset that coworking was one of the purposes of the space. Still, it became clear to us that there was no way we could grow and thrive in an environment that would have us constantly walking on eggshells with a landlord who doesn’t understand.
Steve Kahn the writer and director of the film had this to say about his latest project.
FEAR is a visually striking poetic film on the universal emotion that can hit us when we let insignificant little incidents spin wildly out of control.
My film is a visual piece on the nature of fear - how seemingly innocent little things in our lives can swirl and twist and wind uncontrollably into mammoth proportions. Rather than a traditional plot the film is meant to be a poem on the fear cascade that we can all can experience. I return to the cascade theme again again whether it be blood swirling down the drain or her spinning around, or the doorknob spinning on the ground or her actions spinning from shaving her legs to washing her hair, then taking a bath.
Welcome to The Boneyard a newly launched website that aims to bring you a new horror short film every Wednesday. The content is 100% and exclusive to the site. Give them a look, this weeks film is called Selfie and is directed by George A. Taramas
The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who've dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted.
THE PYRAMID will be released in the UK on 5th December 2014
Certification - 15
Run time - 89mins
Two years ago, Steve Wolsh quit his job and sold everything he owned. Then, he convinced a creative and resourceful production team and cast to leave L.A. and spend 19 grueling nights in New England’s wetlands to film the middle chapter of his true horror trilogy, “MUCK”. Now, on the heels of selling the distribution rights for “MUCK” to ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT ("MUCK" will hit theaters next March), Steve will once again risk everything he has, as well as beg, borrow, steal, and, this time … Kickstart, to make the prequel to “MUCK”. You don't have to sell everything you own, but by backing theri campaign you will be part of the “MUCK” trilogy, which is truly independent and completely free from green screens, stages, and CGI.
LeeAnna Vamp Gives a MUCK!
Internationally-known cosplayer and horror genre icon LeeAnna Vamp is a proud member of their cast, and has offered some EXCLUSIVE rewards for all her loyal fiends out there:
The “MUCK” trilogy is sexy, hyper-violent, and original; playing out like a love letter to horror fans everywhere. ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT will distribute “MUCK” next St. Patrick’s Day. The three “MUCK” films bookend each other, as they all take place on Cape Cod over just three days, the middle day being Saint Patrick’s Day. At the core of these movies is a commitment to practical effects, incredible stunts, no CGI, and all those involved take some kind of risk, whether getting thrown through a huge picture window or giving some spare cash to be part of a new movement in horror.
New members of the "MUCK" cast - Playboy's Playmates of the Year 2013 and 2014 Raquel Pomplun and Kennedy Summers proudly display our rewards:
Struggling to find something to read for Halloween? Then stop panicking Ginger Nuts of Horror is here to help you find some great horror reads for Halloween.
Read on for some recommend reads, and if you like the sound of any of these books please purchase them from the links provided.