Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Exploring themes of otherness, humanity, history, society and belief, Homeless Bodies & Other Stories brings together a gripping collection of tales that are unsettlingly eerie and provokingly current. Each story is inspired by an object or artefact on display at Wellcome Collection’s permanent exhibition, Medicine Man, in Euston, London. Objects that inspired Audible’s collection of stories include: a trepanned skull, drilled with holes to release trapped spirits; an iron scold’s bridle, used to punish ‘gossiping’ women; a 19th Century fragment of tattooed skin; a phrenology skull and an 18th Century wax vanitas head. The anthology includes stories by Sarah Moss, Laura Purcell and Andrew Michael Hurley, among others. You can get your copy, here.
UK Ghost Story Festival, at Derby’s Quad between 29 November and 1 December
Taking place at Derby’s Quad centre between 29 November and 1 December, The UK Ghost Story Festival, sponsored by The Horror Writers’ Association UK, will feature a full program of events over the weekend, including film screenings, readings, meet the author events and much more. Authors already confirmed as attending include Adam Nevill, Alison Littlewoon, Marie O’Regan, Paul Kane and many more. Saturday passes are available for £35, with full weekend tickets at £55. You can get all the information and buy tickets, here.
Released on Halloween, The Unbeliever & The Intruder, by Morgan K. Tanner is just one of the new releases from Demain Publishing’s ‘Short Sharp Shocks’ range to be released on Halloween. Also including new work by Theresa Derwin, Ian Woodhead, Dave Jeffrey, Joanna Koch and Dan Weatherer, the series has expanded to now include thirty-nine titles, designed to be read in a single sitting. As with the other entries in the series, the price of admission is just £0.99 or $1.29 and you can find them all, here.
Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror, edited by Mark Matthews, available for pre-order now
Featuring stories from Mercedes M. Yardley, John F. D. Taff, Caroline Kepnes, Gabino Iglesias and more, Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror is the eagerly-awaited new anthology from Wicked Run Press. Edited by Mark Matthews, this anthology is the continuation of the themes explored in the original, acclaimed anthology Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror. With great reviews already pouring in, this is one you are going to want to get your hands on when it launches in January 2020. Pre-order your copy now, here.