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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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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......
Barbie Wilde as Female Cenobite
The fabulous and spectacular Barbie Wilde has a brand new video interview up on youtube for your pleasure.
Barbie Wilde is best known as the Female Cenobite in Clive Barker's classic cult horror movie Hellbound: Hellraiser II. She has performed in cabaret in Bangkok, Thailand, robotically danced in the Bollywood blockbuster, Janbazz, played a vicious mugger in the vigilante thriller Death Wish 3 and appeared as a drummer for an electronica band in the so-called "Holy Grail of unfinished and unreleased 80's horror" Grizzly II: The Predator, a.k.a, Grizzly II: The Concert, which starred a then unknown George Clooney. She was a founder member of the mime/dance/music group, SHOCK, which supported such artists as Gary Numan, Ultravox, Depeche Mode and Adam & the Ants in the 1980s.
Barbie presented and wrote eight different music and film review TV programs in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s. She interviewed such pop personalities as Cliff Richard, Iggy Pop, John Lydon (AKA the Sex Pistol's Johnny Rotten), The Sisters of Mercy, Roger Taylor of Queen, Pepsi & Shirley, The B52's, Lisa Stansfield, Jimmy Sommerville and Black, as well as actors Nicolas Cage and Hugh Grant.
In 2009, Barbie contributed a well-received short story, entitled 'Sister Cilice', to the Hellbound Hearts Anthology, edited by Paul Kane and Marie O'Regan. The stories in Hellbound Hearts were based on Clive Barker's mythology from his novella The Hellbound Heart, the basis for the Hellraiser film franchise.
In 2011-12, Barbie contributed three more short stories to three different horror anthologies: 'U for Uranophobia' for Phobophobia, 'American Mutant: Hands of Dominion' for Mutation Nation and 'Polyp' for The Mammoth Book of Body Horror. 'Polyp' was also reprinted for The Unspoken anthology in 2013.
Barbie's first novel, The Venus Complex, a fictionalized diary of a serial killer, was published by Comet Press at the end of 2012. America's biggest horror magazine, Fangoria, has called Wilde "one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror around." Rue Morgue said that The Venus Complex is "a transgressive tale that would make Patrick Bateman blush." Brutal as Hell said: "Imagine the hottest, horniest f**kbook in the Black Lace library spliced in with a Quantico serial killer profile report and you’ve got The Venus Complex."
In 2013, three more short stories by Barbie will be appearing in three different anthologies: ‘A is for Alpdrücke’ in The Demonologia Biblica, ‘Z is for Zulu Zombies’ in The Bestiarum Vocabulum and for Fangoria's Gorezone #29, and ‘Botophobia’ in Phobophobias. Barbie’s first crime short story, ‘Beauty and the Skell’, will be published in The Screaming Book of Crime, scheduled for publication in 2014.
Barbie is co-writing the book for a musical drama with composer-lyricist Georg Kajanus and screenwriter-playwright Roberto Trippini called Sailor, which contains a unique perspective on life, revenge, violence and love, set in the ruins of post-War II Marseille. Sailor is not only a romantic voyage – it also depicts the brutality of war and life on the fringes of society. Sailor has been conceived as both a stage and film musical.
Barbie is also working with writer and designer Eric Gross on a project called The Cilicium Pandoric, which has been sanctioned by writer-director-artist and Hellraiser creator Clive Barker. She has also written a "further adventures" of Sister Cilice to accompany the Pandoric.
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Deathless Legacy - Rise From The Grave
The Tuscans horror metallers Deathless Legacy have announced that the work on the debut album is finished. 'Rise From The Grave' is the title of the disc, it will be available from the 3rd of January via Danse Macabre Records. "Rise from the grave" mixes heavy, speed and gothic metal sounds, giving birth to a new experience of horror music: you'll be scared and exalted, believe the monsters! Danse Macabre
You can watch the video trailer following the statement from the band:
"I'll have promised and promised, finally arrived. Between changes in the line-up and problems of various kinds, but with the perseverance to believe in what we were doing, finally "Rise From The Grave" is ready to rise from the ground, shining and mocking those who, in these Deathless Legacy, there believed enough. We found in Danse Macabre Records (DE) a label propped up by excellent people, competent and approachable, but above all we were immediately shown to a fast-paced excitement, which was able to give us that final push, able to redeem the our sweat, our effort, our commitment. Well, the Horror Metal shine, enjoy the new website, and the video with a simple click, you can take advantage of Google Calendar to keep in mind the fateful date. Thanks to those who believed in us, who urged us to move forward, to the figures of inspiration that, willy-nilly, have intervened in our lives by bands of undead.
horror What is with you! "
Rise From the Grave is the first album signed by the Italian horror metal band Deathless Legacy. 10 creepy powerful songs adorned with industrial synth and a taste of hammond, to evoke the inner wishes and fears of all the human-beings walking on this world.
Their music is plenty of horror, as their presence on stage: all dressed up and made up like evil immortal spirits, they drip horror aspects from every point of view including music and atmospheres.