News Round-up Week Ending 9 February 2018

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

Varying Distances - smallNew from Crystal Lake, Darren Speegle’s Varying Distances

Released today through Crystal Lake Publishing is the short story collection Varying Distance by Darren Speegle, author of Adam’s Ladder and The Third Twin. The collection features twelve tales, with backdrops as varied as Ibiza in the flower era and the theatre of combat in the Iraq war to an assassin at a party trying to find their target. Jeffrey Thomas, writing the foreword to the collection enthusiastically tells us of the poetry that makes up much of the collection, as well as dialogue that sings and scintillates. If this slice of the surreal sounds like your kind of thing, you can get hold of your copy here.


Peel Back the Skin

Grey Matter Press Announce Limited Time Sale

Grey Matter Press have announced a wide-ranging sale on many of their eBook titles, starting with last year’s outstandingly well received anthology, Peel Back the Skin.  Including stories from Jonathan Maberry, Ray Garton, Tim Lebbon and more, the collection is now available for just ninety-nine cents, or pence, depending on your region. Their other titles from 2017, including Before, by Paul Kane and the entire John D. Taff back catalogue, are also available at $2.99. You can find the Peel Back the Skin offer here.


Collectors series

Lionsgate UK announce collectors’ Blu ray editions of three horror classics

The Gate, starring Stephen Dorff, Wishmaster, executive produced by Wes craven and Ken Russel’s legendary Lair of the White Worm are all receiving the Lionsgate collectors’ series treatment at the end of February 2018. On 28 February, the three titles will be released in a remastered edition, ported across to Blu Ray and with a variety of exciting new and special features. You can pre-order your copies now at all good dvd retailers.


KEV HARRISON


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