Ginger Nuts of Horror
I swore that I was never going to do one of these, however due to public demand, and peer pressure I was strong armed into doing one of these. So folks here it is the inaugural Ginger Nuts of Horror Awards, which have been subtitled by a couple of my fans as The Only Awards that Matter. I let you the readers decide if that's the case so click below and see if you are a winner.......
Great news folks, Ginger Nuts favourite Gary McMahon has a brand new collection out now from Crystal Lake Publishing. Just in time for Christmas this brilliant collection features selected stories his rare limited edition collection It Knows Where You Live. Plus seven brand new stories. This is a collection that all horror fans must own.
Gary McMahon is the acclaimed author of nine novels and several short story collections. His latest novel releases are Beyond Here Lies Nothing (the third in the acclaimed Concrete Grove series, published by Solaris) The End (an apocalyptic drama published by NewCon Press) and The Bones of You (a supernatural mystery published by Earthling Publications), and his short fiction has been reprinted in various “Year’s Best” volumes. Gary lives with his family in Yorkshire, where he trains in Shotokan karate and likes running in the rain. Website: www.garymcmahon.com
Horror is everywhere… It’s waiting behind a closed door, sitting in an ordinary chair, or following you on a country walk. Perhaps it’s washed up on a tranquil beach, hanging at a local skate park, recorded on an MP3 player hard drive, or even embedded somewhere deep within the design of something as simple and innocuous as a supermarket barcode. Horror is everywhere, in the shadows and in the light. It takes on every shape, comes in every conceivable size. But most of all it’s right where you live.
“WHERE YOU LIVE is a horror collection that stirs emotions and provokes thought. These aren't simple riffs on overused horror motifs, rather they are tales examining this complex, confusing, often disturbing thing called "the human experience." McMahon's tight, precise prose cuts to the bone with surgical precision, laying out the common fears that plague all of us. Not to harp on the title overmuch, but these horrors don't live in dank caves or moldering, Gothic castles or moonlight cemeteries. These horrors hit close to home, sometimes too close. They hit us where we live." - Kevin Lucia, author of Things Slip Through
Read a brand new interview with Gary here
Make the most of this fabulous offer. Michael Bray's Whisper is free to download today.
It was supposed to be a fresh start. A place for Steve & Melody Samson to begin their new life together away from the noise and crime of the city. However, their new home – an idyllic cottage nestled deep within the dense solitude of Oakwell forest-has a disturbing history, hidden for generations by the locals. There is evil in Hope House, and the cursed forest that surrounds it. Evil that has awakened after lying dormant for decades, and has terrifying plans for the young couple.
Once you hear the whispers, it may already be too late.
Nightshade Publications Announces Thrilling Second Official Release With If It Bleeds by Darryl Dawson.
The new publishing house Nightshade Publications, a wing of Nightshade Productions and the Nightshade Vampire Boutique, has announced it’s second release for 2014. If It Bleeds by Darryl Dawson is a traditional supernatural horror novel that promises to grip the reader with a twisted darkness reminiscent of Clive Barker’s earlier work.
In addition to If It Bleeds, Darryl Dawson was a selected author for the short horror story collection, The Crawlspace. He has also contributed to the Dark Bits anthology (Apokrupha Press) and is the author of the compilation “Cold Sweat.” He is a Los Angeles native currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. If It Bleeds is Dawson’s second novel.
SYNOPSIS: Television is killing us. A wave of violence is sweeping across the city, triggered by subliminal messages in local TV broadcasts. And those messages are more than suggestion–they are living demons corrupting the souls of unsuspecting viewers, driving them into insane rampages of cannibalism that no one can stop. A video journalist named Moses Mayborne sees the changes first-hand in his wife, and now he must rescue her and their child, or get swept up in the carnage.
If It Bleeds is currently available for pre-order at a discounted price of only $6.99 for the paperback through the Nightshade Vampire Boutique. All pre-orders will also receive a FREE PDF ebook version. The official release date for If It Bleeds is January 10, 2014.
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The votes have been tallied, counted and double checked and the winners have been picked. Stay tuned for the results of the first ever Ginger Nuts of Horror Awards results, the only horror award that counts.
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A woman sits beside her father's bedside as the night ticks away the final hours of his life. As she watches over her father, she relives the past week and the events that brought the family together . . . and she recalls all the weeks before that served to pull it apart.
There has never been anything normal about the lives raised in this house. It seems to her that sometimes her family is so colourful that the brightness hurts, and as they all join together in this time of impending loss she examines how they came to be the way they are and how it came to just be her, the drifter, that her father came home to die with.
But, the middle of five children, the woman has her own secrets . . . particularly the draw that pulled her back to the house when her own life looked set to crumble. And sitting through her lonely vigil, she remembers the thing she saw out in the fields all those years ago . . . the thing that they found her screaming for outside in the mud. As she peers through the familiar glass, she can't help but hope and wonder if it will come again.
Because it's one of those night, isn't it dad? A special terrible night. A full night. And that's always when it comes. If it comes at all
'One of the best books I've read in a long time. It's a subtle, beautifully written, harrowing story that gets under your skin and stays with you long after you turn the final page. Highly recommended, 9/10' - Graeme Reynolds, Starburst Magazine.
Quite simply, this is a beautiful novella, a deeply felt and very moving exploration of family bonds and the ways they can be twisted, strained and - maybe - broken by death - Mark West
Join The Horror Channel's fabulous Emily Booth this Friday (06 Dec ) as she live tweets through her very own film Evil Aliens.
A tabloid television news magazine host and her ramshackle crew have a gruesome close encounter when they set out to investigate an alien abduction in director Jake West's no-holds-barred splatstick comedy. Cat (Jennifer Evans) and her boyfriend were copulating in a moonlit graveyard when they were abducted by a malevolent gang of extraterrestrials and forced to endure a most unseemly series of highly-intrusive medical tests. Though Cat would eventually find her way back to terra firma, something strange seems to be growing inside of her and the man she was with that night has never been heard from again. When exploitive "Weird Worlde" hostess Michelle Fox (Emily Booth) catches wind of the Cat's story, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to resuscitate her failing ratings and get her show back in the spotlight. With keen-eyed cameraman Ricky (Sam Butler), stoned-out sound guy Jack (Peter McNeil O'Connor", spotty-skinned ufologist Gavin (Jamie Honeybourne) and reenactment actors Candy (Jodie Shaw) and Bruce (Nick Smithers) in tow, the determined television host sets out for the Welsh peninsula where the abduction took place to get the scoop and make a buck. Upon arriving at their remote destination, the crew quickly discovers that Cat, who lives in a decrepit farmhouse with her three inbred brothers, is in an advanced state of pregnancy despite only having been inseminated by the attacking extraterrestrials just days ago. It's not long before the murderous aliens show up at the farmhouse seeking to see what kind of progress their interspecies offspring has made, and as the terrified humans stage a last stand against the interstellar invaders the stage is set for a man-versus-alien bloodbath that threatens to soak the stars in gore
Don't forget to join @emmybooth this Friday at 9pm as she Tweets along to her movie Evil Aliens @horror_channel
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Dry County Entertainment, founded by director Robert Green Hall (MTV’S Teen Wolf, Laid to Rest, Lightning Bug) and Fear Chamber LLC, are proud to announce the final round of casting details for their upcoming production of the feature film Fear Clinic.
Fear Clinic began as a 2009 horror series for FearNet that consisted of five episodes starring up-and-coming talent like Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) and Kate Nauta (Transporter 2) as well as horror icons Danielle Harris (Halloween 4), Lisa Wilcox (A Nightmare on Elm Street 4) and Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees). The series and upcoming film stars Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise) as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who treats patients afflicted with crippling phobias by inducing hallucinations inside his exposure therapy invention; The Fear Chamber. The series, which focused on a different phobia every episode, received critical acclaim including two 2010 Streamy Awards (Best Sound Design and Best Visual FX for Hall’s company Almost Human) and reached over five million hits on FearNet.com. It has since been added to On Demand and mainstream channels Youtube and Hulu, making it the most-watched horror web series in history.
The project has been in active development for a feature film, written by Robert Hall and Aaron Drane. The story has seen a shift from the series, however; instead of the episodic nature of the original show, the film will focus on a variety of phobias that all stem from one traumatic event.
Grammy award-winning music icon Corey Taylor, vocalist and frontman for rock bands Slipknot and Stone Sour, has joined the cast. Taylor was named one of the Top 100 Metal Vocalists of All Time by Hit Parader. He is also a writer whose novel Seven Deadly Sins: Settling the Argument Between Born Bad and Damaged Good skyrocketed to bestseller status within days of its release. The Stone Sour two-volume album House of Gold and Bones has also recently been adapted into a comic book format. Fear Clinic will see Taylor in the role of Bauer, one of the employees of the clinic who struggles to keep things under control when all Hell breaks loose.
Felisha Terrell (Days of Our LivesI) who wowed viewers with her recurring role as Kali on MTV’s Teen Wolf, will reunite with director Robert Hall as she joins Fear Clinic to take on the role of Osborn, a therapist at the clinic and second-in-command to Dr. Andover (Robert Englund).
Also attached to the project is Brandon Beemer (Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful) as Dylan, a famous moto-cross rider who will stop at nothing to protect his girlfriend from the darkness plaguing their lives.
These talents join previously-announced Fear Clinic cast Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker, Kevin Gage, Cleopatra Coleman and Angelina Armani.
The film may be a more mature realization of the concept from the series, but at the heart of the story it focuses on the cerebral nature of fear itself and the manifestations it can take for different people.
The film opens with a tragedy that launches five people into the public eye and enlists Dr. Andover to lend his expertise to help them overcome trauma-induced phobias. A year later, terrifying ‘aftershocks’ rattle the survivors, leading to them finding their way back to the fear clinic seeking answers. As they line up for another turn in the chamber, Dr. Andover believes that something more sinister may be at work.
Fear Clinic is currently filming for a Halloween 2014 release.
Project updates can be followed on social media. Visit https://www.facebook.com/fearthecure , @fearclinicmovie on Twitter, or @robertgreenhall to keep up with the director’s transmissions from set.
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Goodreads have just announced their Best Horror Books of 2013. And surprise surprise Stephen King's Dr Sleep has one the book of the award for Horror. I don't normally comment on these sort of things, but in my opinion I could easily pick 20 other books that should have been in the top twenty. In truth this is more of a popularity contest.
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Some films are hailed as instant classics, some films bury themselves deep into our collective memories, and some films become forgotten classics, fondly remembered by a handful of people. Luckily for folks like me and you there are people like Johnny Mains out there looking out for these forgotten films, and ensuring that these films don't disappear from our collective memories.
The Sorcerers is one of these forgotten classics and much like the film itself the films screenwriter contribution almost became forgotten. The Sorcerers is a 1967 British science fiction/horror film directed by Michael Reeves, starring Boris Karloff, Catherine Lacey, Ian Ogilvy, and Susan George. The original story and screenplay was conceived and written by John Burke. Reeves and his childhood friend Tom Baker re-wrote sections of the screenplay, including the ending at Karloff's insistence, wanting his character to appear more sympathetic. Burke was then removed from the main screen writing credit and was relegated to an 'idea by'.
Enter Johnny Mains and a meeting with John Burke, when John pulls out a copy of the original script Johnny is overawed with what he is holding......