Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Having edited the M. R. James-related supernatural magazine Ghosts & Scholars since 1979, Rosemary Pardoe knows a thing or two about supernatural fiction. Coming 31 May from Shadow Publishing, The Black Pilgrimage and Other Explorations is a collection of twenty-nine essays by the supernatural fiction expert, along with a further eight essays on other notable supernatural fiction writers, including Fritz Leiber, E. G. Swain and Manly Wade Wellman, among others. For fans of the supernatural horror genre and writers alike, this collection of essays is packed with insight into some of the masters of the genre. You can pre-order your copy here.
The London Horror Society launches LHS TV on YouTube, to promote indie horror and more
The London Horror Society, who bring the Black Sunday horror film festival and much more to the UK capital have taken a new step and started a YouTube channel called London Horror Society TV (LHS TV). With a focus on independent horror, LHS TV will be bringing original content, interviews, trailers, and short films to a global audience. Take a look at one of their interview segments, ‘Hanging with Richard Rowntree,’ below.
Coming 15 May from Sinister Grin Press is the new novel from Erik Hofstatter (Katerina, The Pariahs). Toroa is the story of a Pacific island where babies are vanishing and the local tribes are blaming a collossal albatross which they believe has been trained for the purpose. At the same time, a Maori girl in the United Kingdom falls in love with a fire breather and, after tragedy strikes, she is forced to go to this island to find her estranged father and to discover more about her hidden origins. To learn more about the stunning cover artwork, you can head over to Sinister Grin Press’ site, here. To pre-order your own copy of Toroa, click here.