Ginger Nuts of Horror
This is some very exciting news, Spectral Press have just announced that the fabulous and spectacular Mark Gatiss is to write the introduction to this special book.
Do any of you out there remember the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas dramas which were broadcast between 1971 and 1978 during December? Well, we hope you do, because this December Spectral Press will be publishing its first non-fiction book, The Ghost Stories of Lawrence Gordon Clark, the director of those dramas. It will be edited and introduced by Tony Earnshaw, and feature all the M. R. James tales from which the dramas were adapted, plus short introductions to each one by Clark himself. In addition, there will also be a reprint of the unfilmed “Count Magnus” script by Basil Copper. The book will also feature a Foreword by someone yet to be announced, plus other material including unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs.
This is the list of prospective contents:
Foreword by Mark Gatiss
Introduction by Tony Earnshaw
Seven short stories by M. R. James: The Stalls of Barchester Cathedral, The Treasure of Abbot Thomas, A Warning to the Curious, The Ash Tree, Lost Hearts, Casting the Runes, Count Magnus
Seven brief introductions by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Count Magnus script by Basil Copper
Lost Hearts short play by Lawrence Gordon Clark
Filmography, awards, bibliography of Lawrence Gordon Clark by Tony Earnshaw
Q&A with Lawrence Gordon Clark by Tony Earnshaw
It is envisaged that it will be available in three editions: limited signed slipcased hardback (£75 – 50 only), limited unsigned hardback (£35 – 100 only) and unlimited paperback (£20). Only the highest production values will go into the making of this book – there will also be NO eBook of this as it is felt that that physical books will work best for the nature of the material. Pre-orders will start mid-October for each of the editions on offer. Some have already begun reserving their copies – if anyone wishes to do so, please contact Spectral at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com as soon as possible.
This is going to be a very special book.
OUT NOW FROM DAMNATION BOOKS and RICHARD FARREN BARBER
He is watching you.
Steve Granger immediately realizes there is something wrong about the grey man. When he starts to follow him, Steve knows he is right.
When Steve cannot get rid of the grey man, he erupts. Walking across the park one night he turns on the grey man and kills him. The next morning, as Steve leaves his flat to get rid of his blood-splattered clothes, he walks out to discover the grey man standing on his doorstep. Steve learns that killing the man a second time is easier.
Still the man comes back.
“Who the fuck are you?” he shouted into the man’s face. Flecks of Steve’s spittle landed on the Grey Man’s cheeks, but he did not flinch.
Steve turned and ran again, down the far side of the heath. He felt the incline take hold of his balance and for a moment he thought he was lost, that he would trip and tumble and crash to the bottom of the hill and come to rest against the iron gates in a crumpled heap.
He stopped, his shoes kicking up gravel as they dug into the ground.
The man remained behind him. Two paces.
Steve turned and rushed at him, his hands outstretched across the man’s chest, and pushed him. The Grey Man staggered backward.
“Leave me alone.”
He felt the rage. Tasted it. It sang in his head. It pulled taut the muscles in his arms. His body ached with anger and fear.
Steve stepped forward again.
“Fuck off and leave me alone.”
He pushed again, his hands splayed across the man’s chest. Not just pushing him now but hitting him.
“Why don’t you say anything?” Steve demanded.
There was no noise from the man as he staggered onto the grass. His face was completely lost to the darkness now. He was just a shadow.
How far will a parent go to keep their child alive? John and Angela Mason’s lives are brought to a tormenting halt when their ten year old son is reduced to a lifeless shell. John watches his wife slip into madness as his son rises from the dead. He realizes they must escape the terrifying infection in order to survive but how can he choose between the insanity consuming his wife and the undying hunger of his son. An appetite for death will come in one form or another and it will be left to John to decide on the hand that feeds.
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I only just found out about this deeply sad news. Rest in peace Bob.
Re posted from The Necon Website
Dear Necon Family,
Papa is at peace, and free.
Bob Booth — writer, editor, publisher, founder of Necon and Necon E-Books, avid fan of horror and the written word, father, grandfather, mentor and friend — passed away last night shortly after 2AM. As you all know, Bob had been battling cancer for the last eight months (and had far exceeded any and all expectations at the time of his diagnosis, including his miraculous four days spent at Necon this summer). His passing was peaceful and dignified, completely without pain or fear.
Plans for a memorial mass are currently being made, and details regarding the services will be made public as soon as they are finalized.
Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Mary; his children, Dan and Sara; his granddaughter, Jillian; and by literally everyone who is reading this email / blog / post. The term “Necon Family” is not an empty platitude; Bob loved you all, and you touched his life as much as he touched yours. Your love, prayers, thoughts and well-wishes meant more to him, and did more for him, than I have the words to express.
Condolences can be sent to: Mary Booth, 67 Birchland Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860. They can also be sent via email to Dan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sara (email@example.com), or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org), or via this blog or Facebook post; you have our word they will be received and passed along.
On behalf of all of us — thank you, Papa. Safe passage. We love you.
Great news folks the master of the zombie genre David Moody, has just announced a series of public appearances. If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting the great man himself, then I highly suggest you get yourselves along to one of these events. Not content with being a brilliant author, David is also one of the nicest people working in the industry. I had the great honour and pleasure meeting him earlier this year, and it was one of the highlights of my year so far.
REBLOGGED FROM DAVID'S SITE
Forthcoming eventsI’ve just confirmed a couple of dates, so I thought now would be a good time to let you know about a few events I’ll be attending before the end of 2013.
GRIMMFEST – 3/10/13 – 6/10/13
Manchester’s brilliant international festival of horror and cult films again takes place at The Dancehouse Theatre this October. Another great collection of eclectic films are showing. Full information can be found at www.grimmfest.com, and I’ll be there on Sunday 6 October.
SCARDIFF 2013 – 27/10/13
A brand new horror event in Cardiff, organised by Fantasy Events, Shock Horror Magazine, and good friend Wayne Simmons. It takes place at the Mercure Holland Hotel, and I’ll be there all day. It promises a brilliant mix of guests and you can find much more information atScardiff.co.uk.
AUTUMN: HORROR IN THE EAST 2 – 8/11/13 – 9/11/13
A return trip to Lowestoft – the spiritual home of the HATERbooks! – for this gem of a convention. Highly recommended. I’ll be there, and I hope many of you will be able to support this brilliant free event at the Aspire Centre. More information at www.horrorintheeast.com.
DAY OF THE UNDEAD – 16/11/13
Finally, it’s back to the Phoenix, Leicester for Terror4Fun’s 2013 Festival of Zombie Culture. Twelve hours of zombie movies, special effects, games, competitions… I don’t really need to say anything more! Details here at the Terror4Fun website.
Joe Hill has just revealed the first look at the new movie adaptation of his fabulous book Horns.
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Following on from the fantastically successful Joe Hill Event, Ginger Nuts of Horror and Blackwells Edinburgh are proud to announce another fantastic book signing / meet the author.
Keep your diary free for Friday 4th Oct, and prepare yourself to meet one of the finest horror authors of our time Adam Nevill.
This is a particularly special event for me as Adam is not only one of my all time favourite authors, it will finally give us the chance to figure out if he did throw me out of St University's Student Union.
The event will take place in one of Edinburgh's most haunted pubs, The Banshees Labyrinth, Niddry Street on Friday 4th October at 6.20pm. Adam will be reading an extract from his new book and will be interviewed by me The Ginger Nuts of Horror, Jim Mcleod. For those brave enough to stay after the event Adam has selected two horror films for your enjoyment - these will be shown in Banshees cinema room.
Tickets are only £3 and can be bought from Blackwell's Bookshop,
52-63, South Bridge, Edinburgh.
Tel: 0131 622 8218/229
HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS
They watch you while you sleep...
Catherine’s last job ended badly. Corporate bullying at a top antiques publication saw her fired and forced to leave London, but she was determined to get her life back. A new job and now things look much brighter. Especially when a challenging new project presents itself – to catalogue the late M H Mason’s wildly eccentric cache of antique dolls and puppets.
Rarest of all, she’ll get to examine his elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals, depicting bloody scenes from World War II.
When Mason’s elderly niece invites her to stay at Red House itself, where she maintains the collection, Catherine can’t believe her luck. Until his niece exposes her to the dark message behind her uncle’s ‘Art’. Catherine tries to concentrate on the job, but M H Mason’s damaged visions raise dark shadows from her own past. Shadows she’d hoped therapy had finally erased. Soon the barriers between reality, sanity and memory start to merge. And some truths seem too terrible to be real . . .
The Banshee Labyrinth, the most haunted pub in Scotland, serves as the atmospheric backdrop to showcase Adam Nevill's chilling novel.
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Hello everyone, if you have been wondering why things have gone quiet on the Ginger Nuts front then here is the reason.
I'm not sure if everyone knows that Ginger Nuts of Horror is a one man operation. And this man works the night shift, which in a normal week is tiring enough. However for the past few weeks and for a few more weeks, my crew has been at breaking point, with two key members and one other member off for one reason or another.
The end result of this is by the time I get home I am not just tired, but physically and mentally shattered. To the point where I don't even have the energy to turn the TV channel.
Can I please ask you all to bear with me, as soon as I can I will catch up on all the outstanding reviews and interviews.
I have a few interviews ready for posting and I'll start posting them tonight.
Thanks for your support and patience,
New collection of short stories from Nathan Robinson, the author behind Starers
Thirteen horrific stories from Nathan Robinson, including several which are previously unpublished.
The world has ended, but an old man discovers he’s not so alone in 'The House that Creak’d.'
A wronged gangster finds himself beaten, battered and bruised and in the deepest of trouble, can he find his way off 'Top of the Heap?'
A lonely widow is given a reason for being after a horrific natural disaster, but this gift is not all its 'Crack’d' up to be.
Two men meet on a dark and rainy night; one sane, one insane and together on a lonely road that leads to a battle beyond life for love in a destination that is 'Not That Way Home.'
If you love your child how far would you go to protect them? When their life is in the balance would it matter if they’re 'In One Form or Another?'
Lupo is the most despicable of villains, but what would you do 'If you ever meet a girl named Maisie Mae?'
What would a girl do to keep her man? Beth asks, what is love? She knows how far she’d go, so 'Eat your Heart out Lorena.'
It’s time to pack up for the last time, don’t leave anything behind; you’ll need plenty of 'Banana Boxes' to help you on your way.
He’s waiting, he wants something you cherish and he can’t leave without it. Meet a strange stranger that calls himself 'Brian of the Night.' He’s the last person you’d want to meet.
Three lifelong friends on a holiday of a lifetime stumble upon a body, soon they’ll discover why he waited so long in 'The Skeleton Tree.'
An un-deadly army rises up during the night shift; all 'The Chicken in Black ' wants to do is get to the other side.
It might be the time for giving, but it’s still 'Colder than Hell up here.'
Everybody will believe the world has been turned upside down. Something has 'Fallen' . . .
Nathan Robinson lives in Scunthorpe, England with his wife/editor, twin boys and a three legged cat called Dave. He's contributed to over fifteen different anthologies so far, with lots more on the horizon.
His crime thriller 'Top of the Heap' was adapted in a podcast by www.pseudopod.org to rave reviews.
He is currently completing four anthologies of his own work, the first to be entitled 'Devil let me go'.
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OH YES PLEASE!!!
Kealan Patrick Burke's Timmy Quinn series of books has to rank as one of my all time favourite book series ever. it was a sad day for me when the final part of Timmy's story dropped through my letterbox. I don't like when things end. Hell I'm still upset about the ending of Blakes 7. So when it came to my attention via Horror World, that Kealan was going to return to this universe with this book, I shed a little tear of joy.
The book is due for release in January 2014. As soon as I have ordering details I will post them up. In the meantime why not reacquaint yourselves with the fabulous writing of Mt Burke by clicking the link at the end of the post
Read on for a TEASER FROM THE BOOK.