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News Round-up Week Ending 17 August 2012

Moody SimmonsWayne Simmons and David Moody signing tour

Wayne Simmons and David Moody have announced that they will be going on a signing tour across the country from August to December.

“Wayne and I have become something of a double-act at signings and events”, says David Moody, “So much so that Waterstones have started spreading the word for us amongst their branches. We found we’d got so many joint events lined up that it felt like we were going out on tour. Moody’s Survivors – an incredible Facebook fan group – got wind of our plans and things have spiralled from there with them producing posters and the like. So what began as a few quiet signings around the country has mutated into the first leg of the ongoing ‘Never Trust a Man with Hair’ tour! We’ll go wherever people want us (within reason, of course!). If anyone wants us to sign near them they should either get in touch directly or speak to their local bookstore/comic shop and ask them to get in touch.”

For more information such as the dates of the tour go to David Moody’s website or Wayne Simmons’ website.

Gary McMahon pens darkest story

Gary McMahon’s story ‘In the Darkest Room in the Darkest House on the Darkest Part of the Street’ is going to be in an anthology from the new South African publisher Crystal Lake Publishing. The anthology is called For the Night is Dark and is edited by Ross Warren. For more information visit Gary McMahon’s website.

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D trailer

The full-length trailer for the highly anticipated film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D was recently unveiled. Cast members include Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones), Deborah Kara Unger (The Game, The Samaritan) and Radha Mitchell (Man of Fire, The Crazies). The film will be released 26 October 2012, ready for Halloween. Check out the Silent Hill: Revelation 3D trailer here.

New Rob Zombie film The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie, director of House of 1000 Corpses and Halloween (2007), has released his first non-remake film in seven years. The Lords of Salem is about a radio DJ who accidentally unleashes a curse on her home town and hell breaks loose. An official trailer is yet to be released but there are videos of an apparent preview of the film Rob Zombie showed at one of his concerts. Find out more about the film on Rob Zombie’s website.

Hardback copies of David Moody’s Trust available now

David Moody’s new anti-sci-fi novel Trust has had its hardback release. Fans can get a 10% discount on the book through David Moody’s website. Pre-ordered copies are being dispatched a few weeks ahead of schedule. To order a hardback copy of Trust with the 10% discount go to David Moody’s website.

Variety magazine award going to Greg Nicotero at FrightFest

Renowned special effects and make-up artist Greg Nicotero will be presented with Variety magazine’s inaugural Variety Award at FrightFest on Saturday 25 August after an on-stage interview. “We feel Greg Nicotero is a perfect choice to receive this historic award – the first to be given out at a FrightFest event,” said FrightFest co-director Ian Rattray. “FrightFest is very proud to be associated with Variety Magazine.”

Co-director Alan Jones added, “Every time we see him his career seems to have taken another quantum leap and we are thrilled Variety has recognised his contribution to the genre in both fan and business terms. We love his company as much as his professionalism and are looking forward to hosting him on this auspicious occasion.”

Greg Nicotero has worked on films and television series such as The Walking Dead, Kill Bill, Sin City and Misery. 

  JO BALDWIN

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