Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
New from April A. Taylor (Corvo Hollows, The Haunting of Cabin Green) comes Sinkhole a new novel of unrelenting horror. A sinkhole opens up, swallowing a girl in Michigan. Fire shoots into the sky in Pennsylvania. Deer attacks leave people hospitalised in West Virginia. Thus begins a catastrophic series of events that has you questioning everything you knew about life, the planet and nature. Available now in Kindle edition, the paperback will arrive later this month. April A. Taylor asks the question, could you learn to get along with a complete stranger – or even your worst enemy – to save your life? Get hold of your copy, right now, here.
In his first novel, Nicholas Day (Nobody Gets Hurt and Other Lies) presents us with a view of a hell which is both uncomfortably familiar and unlike anything we have seen before. A surveyor finds himself pursued by flesh-eating donkeys in the furthest reaches of Oregon’s desert; a mass-murderer leaves the sanctity of his mountain home to pursue a long-lost love, his guide an otherworldly raven possessed by a 19th century American humorist; in nearby Klamath Falls, two estranged childhood friends set off to find a missing father with the help of two aging cowboys; and, a prisoner in her own home sees a vision of death and knows there is no escape. Sadie Hartmann, in Cemetery Dance, says: “I don’t know if Nicholas Day sold his soul at a crossroads to bring us Grind Your Bones to Dust but this book feels like a pact made with the Devil to bring us the finest horror has to offer.” Released 10 October, you can buy your copy here.
Imagine if there was a single book that could transport you to other worlds. Worlds where terrifying things await. That is precisely what happens in The Dark Tome podcast. Teenager Cassie Pinkham finds the tome in a mysterious bookstore and is promptly delivered into other worlds created by established and up-and-coming writers of horror and weird fiction. In series two, she finds herself catapulted into ‘sideways’ worlds. Those which are almost alike to our own, but with subtle, unnerving differences. Previously a stitcher exclusive, from 19 October, both series will be available in full on all podcatchers. In the meantime, you can learn more at the official website, here.
Dark Tides, a charity horror anthology from Gestalt Media, featuring Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and many more, out now
Featuring stories by Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Kenneth W. Cain, Richard Chizmar, Lisa Morton and many many more, Dark Tides is a charity horror anthology, released by Gestalt Media to honor the victims of the Virginia Beach Tragedy. Edited by John J. Questore, the anthology has been garnering great reviews but beware, these tales may have you questioning whether to step into the water. Get hold of your copy in paperback or Kindle eBook, here.
Selected from over eight hundred submissions, The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories features eighteen tales of terror by the likes of Christopher Stanley (The Forest is Hungry), CC Adams (But Worse Will Come), Sue Bentley (Second Skin). The anthology features authors whose work has sold in the millions of copies and new voices alike, all with the objective of creating terrifying stories for this year’s anthology. Available in paperback and eBook, the anthology was released on 1 October and you can get hold of your copy, here.
Featuring stories by some of the best that British genre fiction can offer (plus one international guest), Black Shuck Books prepare to launch the fourth iteration of their Great British Horror anthologies. Featuring stories by Priya Sharma, M. R. Carey, Alison Littlewood, Phil Sloman, This is Horror’s Paul M. Feeney and more, the book is due for release some time in October and is available for pre-order now in hardback, priced at £20. For further details and a full TOC, including story titles or simply to place your order, you need look no further than the Black Shuck Books webstore, here.
Free fan screening of 3 From Hell in London tonight, 11 October
To celebrate the upcoming release of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell on Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD, Lionsgate UK would like to welcome fans of the ‘Firefly Family’ franchise to a very special, one-off advance screening of the film on 11 October at the Genesis Cinema in London. This screening will include a video intro by series star Bill Moseley (Otis Driftwood). Tickets are free of charge and are issued on a first come, first served basis. Guests will receive one free drink on arrival and there will be a cash bar available after this as well. Get your free tickets, here.