Ginger Nuts of Horror
Great news, today is the day that No One Gets Out Alive is finally released. I had the pleasure of purchasing an advance copy of this book at Fantasy Con, and I can safely say it's a stellar read from Adam Nevill.
No One Gets Out Alive
Darkness lives within . . .
Cash-strapped, working for agencies and living in shared accommodation, Stephanie Booth feels she can fall no further. So when she takes a new room at the right price, she believes her luck has finally turned. But 82 Edgware Road is not what it appears to be.
It's not only the eerie atmosphere of the vast, neglected house, or the disturbing attitude of her new landlord, Knacker McGuire, that makes her uneasy - it's the whispers behind the fireplace, the scratching beneath floors, the footsteps in the dark, and the young women weeping in neighbouring rooms. And when Knacker's cousin Fergal arrives, the danger goes vertical.
But this is merely a beginning, a gateway to horrors beyond Stephanie's worst nightmares. And in a house where no one listens to the screams, will she ever get out alive?
WILL, a high school Mr. Popular wannabe, prepares his costume for the big Halloween party, while pondering how to get noticed by his high school crush, HEATHER, whom he can’t stop thinking about. Meanwhile, his introverted ex- best friend, RUSSELL, is at his isolated home deep in the boonies, playing a game of Dungeons & Dragons with his friends. To spice up the game, Russell chants a spell from a mysterious necromancer book that he found and accidentally raises undead creatures, referred to in the spell book as “Revenants”.
After the party gets busted by the cops, Will becomes desperate to keep the night going and earn his crush’s affection, and, knowing that Russell’s parent’s are never home, tells everyone to continue the party at Russell’s place - a huge house in the middle of the woods, with no neighbors and worst of all, no cell phone service. Will tells Russell what he has done, and Russell is furious, but after Russell’s secret crush, ANGIE (An angsty hipster who’s not afraid to speak her mind), shows up, he allows the party to go on, only to be crashed later by four revenants who relentlessly slaughter party patrons with their weapons of death.
Isolated from help, surrounded by danger, Will must team up with Russell, Heather and Angie for survival. Ill-equipped, unskilled, and anything but team players, this rag-tag group’s true colors come out. But before they can deal with death-dealing revenants, they’ll first need to deal with each other.
The Thomas’ travel to their lakeside cabin in the woods for a joyous Christmas celebration with their daughter and her new boyfriend... only their first time celebrating Christmas may be their last.
Lake Alice is the first of many collaborations between Glass Horse Films and Gas Lamp Entertainment, two production companies with big visions. We need your support to make these visions come to life!
Produced by Scott Miller and Lamar Billups, Lake Alice will propel viewers in and out of the killer's perspective while leaving them uncertain of what lies ahead. In addition, the creation of a claustrophobic environment with no escape and the fear of being hunted will cause the audience to fight for survival themselves.
When films are exhilarating, we tap into and find some of the deepest parts of ourselves, and yet lose ourselves at the same time. With Lake Alice, we want to take the audience on a winter holiday journey unlike ever before, so that they will lose themselves in the chilling blizzard on the lake.
Glass Horse Films is the collaboration of independent film producers Lamar Billups and Ben Milliken. They have produced several films including the highly-anticipated romantic comedy Somebody Marry Me.
Gas Lamp Entertainment was founded by producer Scott Miller. The company specializes in high-quality scripted film and television, and currently holds the rights to three films. Prior to opening Gas Lamp Entertainment, Miller coordinated and managed feature films such as Superstition by Blumhouse Productions and Paramount's much-awaited Drunk Wedding.
To help fund this project please check out their indiegogo campaign
HG Chicken is a cartoon with a voice cast that stars comedians Bobcat Goldthwait, Jonathan Katz, Maria Bamford and Todd Barry. A Kickstarter campaign (www.HGChicken.com) has been launched for the animated production about an evil, mutant, time-traveling chicken (Goldthwait) and his robot sidekick (Katz).
The voice cast also includes filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman (Toxic Avenger, Class of Nuke ‘Em High), Herschell Gordon Lewis (Blood Feast, 2000 Maniacs), as well as Samantha Newark (Jem) and Trevor Lissauer (Sabrina the Teenage Witch).
The cartoon is being produced, directed & co-written by animator Mike Salva, who’s made a handful of animated shorts that have had over 100 film festival screenings. Salva plans to make HG Chicken into the length of a half hour show, and to use it as a pilot for a proposed animated series. A 30-second clip from the cartoon can be seen on the Kickstarter page.
In exchange for supporting the project, backers can choose from rewards including digital downloads of the cartoon, onscreen thanks credit, posters, t-shirts, associate producer credit, and more. There are even options for backers to be drawn as a character in the cartoon. (One option even promises the backer’s character can “die a horrible and grisly” onscreen death.)
The project is live on Kickstarter until Nov. 20, 2014. During this time, backers can become part of the animated project and get access to the rewards at www.HGChicken.com (that URL redirects to the Kickstarter page).
Synopsis: HG Chicken and the Chronological Order is about a giant mutant chicken who steals a time machine and uses it to wreak havoc on the life of Nick Carver, the scientist who created him. In an effort to stop HG Chicken and his sidekick robot, Nick must regularly travel back in time while being accompanied by his friends Zee & Alvy, and they get their instructions from a mysterious ancient society known as The Chronological Order. Oh, and by the way, Nick's young niece, Kristal, is bored and wants to travel in time, too.
Every now and then a couple of films crop up on my Amazon wish list that grab my interest. The first of these this week is Open Grave from the director of Apollo 19. Now I know a lot of you didn't like that film, but I loved it. And when my go to guy for film reviews John Llewellyn Probert has good things to say about this film I take notice.
"OPEN GRAVE is obviously low budget, with only a few actors and relying mainly on location filming. What's great about it is that it's been made by people who actually know what they are doing. The script is clever and keeps you guessing up until the end, the direction"
Jon (Sharlto Copley, District 9, Elysium) wakes up in a pit of dead bodies with no memory of who he is or how he got there. Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that's more vicious - and hungry - than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together before it's too late. Open Grave is a terrifying and twisted thriller that will keep you guessing until the bitter end.
Stay tuned for a review. If in the meantime you fancy getting a copy click on the link below to purchase one
The second film that has grabbed my attention is Treehouse from the director Michael Bartlett. I have to admit that I am a sucker for backwoods horror. There is something intrinsically scary about woods and forests, and I have never liked treehouses.
If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a gruesome surprise. When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their home town imposes a curfew, no one is allowed to go out after dark. But when a group of teenagers break the rules for a secret double date in the woods, they unwittingly stumble across an old isolated treehouse... And right into the middle of an unimaginable nightmare. Inside, they find the missing girl but her brother has vanished. Together they start to unravel the horror behind the killings... But while they re safe inside the Treehouse, they can t stay hidden for long. Whatever is out there is watching them, and waiting for them to come down. Treehouse is the bone-chilling horror that critics are calling a masterpiece in suspense and it will keep you hooked from beginning to bloody end.
The Crypt and 13 of your favorite horror directors invade your phone! The Crypt, Eli Roth’s multi channel horror studio and iPhone app has officially arrived in the United Kingdom and will be bringing fear to your phone this Halloween as 13 directors are participating in The Crypt’s 13 Days of #HalloVine!
• #HalloVine begins October 3rd and ends with Eli Roth himself on October 15th!
• Find these scary Vines by following The Crypt on Vine or checking out any of The Crypt’s social media channels @fearthecrypt.
• The director of the day will conquer the realm of digital scares and take over The Crypt’s Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook and the Crypt App giving fans the chance to connect with their favorite directors and find out what inspired their love of horror.
THE CRYPT UK
• The Crypt iPhone App is the first interactive mobile horror app and your one stop shop for everything horror.
• The Crypt is the global community dedicated to a film genre that connects fans and filmmakers like never before.
• One can instantly stream horror videos, browse through the work of special effects artists, read exclusive interviews and reviews on the latest horror films and best of all showcase your love for the genre.
• One can use the ‘hang’ button and submit their own article, photo, and videos and have their creation personally reviewed by acclaimed horror filmmaker Eli Roth as well as the elite of the global horror film community.
• The only place where you one can share their passion for horror with the most devoted horror community in the world, the Crypt has now officially arrived in the UK under the leadership of rising film icon Sidney Malik.
Andy Remic has announced the final completion of his debut indie horror movie, IMPURITY, starring Frazer Hines (Doctor Who/Emmerdale), made by a group of friends for the astonishingly devilish sum of $666. You can check this out at
To celebrate, Andy intends to write a book about his grueling exploits, inspired by Robert Rodriguez (Rebel Without a Crew), Chris Nolan (Following, Memento, Dark Knight) and Chris Jones/Genevieve Joliffe (Guerilla’s Filmmakers Handbook). He has started a Kickstarter campaign, and for just £6 you can receive the book, and for £10 the book and a 1 month window to watch the movie – as well as some other very interesting pledges including the chance to be in the next movie! (Woohoo!)
All proceeds from this Kickstarter go towards the making of the next film, The Mask Within. You can read more at:
and the Kickstarter can be found at:
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Here it is folks, the categories that you the public can nominate on. These aren't just your basic dull and boring categories, like best book, best short story. No and if you thought I would come up boring things like that then SHAME ON YOU!
Read on for the categories
Get your thinking caps on people the Ginger Nuts Horror Awards are coming back. Stay tuned for the nominations categories. They are going to be spectacular.