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News Round-up Week Ending 26 October

NOS4A2NOS4A2 details continue to emerge

Joe Hill has announced details of his new novel NOS4A2, through the Cemetery Dance website. Hill said the book is about  “a very bad man with a very bad car. Bad things happen to the children who get in the car with him. These children wind up being driven to a place called Christmas Land, and if Disney Land is the happiest place on Earth, Christmas Land is the unhappiest place NOT on Earth. It’s partially about people who have unnatural powers that they derive from vehicles.” The book will be available in 2013.

Horror on the Tyne

Many superb horror writers will be making an appearance at the Newcastle Winter Book Festival on Saturday 24 November 2012. Among those attending are horror legend Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Volk, Gary McMahon, Mark Morris and Alison Littlewood. The writers will be taking part in numerous panels as part of Horror Saturday, a day ticket is available for £20 and from the Newcastle Winter Book Festival website.

Mayhem Film Festival Returns

The Mayhem Film Festival returns to the Broadway Cinema from 31 October – 4 November 2012. The festival features screenings of brand new horror films, and guest appearances from numerous writers and directors including Kill List director Ben Wheatley. For full details visit The Broadway website.

Antarctica gets its first horror film

South of Sanity is a British made horror film, set and filmed in Antarctica. With shades of The Thing and Scream echoing through the trailer, it will be available from Amazon on 31 October 2012. 

Good news from Gary McMahon

Award-winning British author, Gary McMahon, has announced that he has signed a contract with DarkFuse to publish his forthcoming novella Nightsiders in April 2013. Check back for more news on this exciting release closer to the time.

New Joe McKinney novel now available

Dark Regions Press have announced that Crooked House, the new novel from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Joe McKinney is now available to pre-order in two different hard-cover editions. The book is available at the Dark Regions Press website now.

DAN HOWARTH

 

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