News Round-up Week Ending 10 November 2017

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

dare-you-open-patton-oswalt-s-ghost-box_origGhost Box – a beautifully presented collection of classic horror stories to keep you entertained this autumn

Available now from Hingston and Olson is Ghost Box, a collection of horrific short stories by such authors as Clark Ashton Smith, George R. R. Martin, Richard Matheson and more besides. But this is no ordinary anthology, presented in an ornate collection case (see above), each story is an individually bound book with its own artwork and an introduction by comedian and horror aficionado Patton Oswalt. Each box is handmade and, though shipped from Canada, is available throughout much of the world. Grab your copy here.

FINAL-FRAME-Logo-300x227Final Frame, the third annual HWA short horror film competition, confirmed for Stokercon 2018

Any budding film directors and producers looking for ways to publicise their horror shorts should look no further than the Horror Writer’s Association’s third annual short film competition, Final Frame, taking place at Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, alongside next year’s Stokercon. The 2018 event will take place on 2 March and will be writer and producer Craig Engler (Z Nation), author Grady Hendrix (My Best Friend’s Exorcism) and more experts from the industry. The entry fee is just $15 until 15 December, rising to $25 thereafter. The maximum running time for film entries is, appropriately, thirteen minutes, with the winning film picking up $1,000 and more accolades, still to be announced. Enter your film here.

gorilla-in-my-room-stories-signed-hardcover-by-jack-ketchum-New story collection Gorilla in My Room, by Jack Ketchum, available now through PS Pulishing

One of the scariest writers out there today, Jack Ketchum’s latest story collection, Gorilla in My Room, is now available on PS Publishing on the Cemetery Dance imprint. With only 750 copies available, numbered and signed by the author and presented in hardback with a beautifully decorated dust jacket, this is one for collectors, as well as regular fans. The collection features seventeen stories and is available for just £30 plus postage. To get hold of your copy, all you need do is click here.



Disturbing graphic anthology, Outside, featuring Joe R. Lansdale, Joseph S. Pulver and more out now

Ash Pure’s Pure Story and Topics Berlin have come together with a bill of outstanding writer’s of all things dark and masters of graphic novel artwork to produce Outside. The anthology of graphic tales is described as a collection of stories where a wide variety characters face their demons and their demons win. As can be seen above, the artwork in Outside is darkly beautiful and, with a roster of such outstanding writers, the content is sure to match up. Best of all, Outside is currently available at the discount price of EUR19.90 right here.


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