Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
On 6 February, the new novella, Broken Shells, from dark fiction writer Michael Patrick Hicks (Convergence, The Marque) is released through High Fever Books. The novella is a story of a man, Antoine DeWitt, who is down on his luck, so desperate that he walks head first into what he knows is likely a scam. There to capitalise on his misfortune is Joe Dangle, a man with buried secrets and a will to exploit people like Antoine for everything they can. What unfolds is DeWitt’s struggle to escape with his life. With strong critical responses to many of Hicks’ prior work, this is sure to be an entertaining ride. You can pre-order your copy of Broken Shells, here.
Aspiring horror movie makers take note. Frightfest Glasgow is just around the corner (23 February) and the ninety-second film challenge now has a full compliment of judges. Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, the writer and director of Ghost Stories, join Hex Studio’s Laurie Brewster, Frightfest’s own Paul McEvoy and Allison Gardener, head of the Glasgow Film Festival. The deadline for submissions is 13 February, with selected entries to be screened at the festival on 23 February. Get all the information, terms and conditions, etc here.
10th Hellraiser film, Hellraiser: Judgement, coming 13 February
Great news for fans of Clive Barker’s Cenobites, as the tenth film in the Hellraiser series, Hellraiser: Judgement, is scheduled for a 13 February release on VOD and DVD. Those seeking a sneak preview need look no further as we have the trailer, below.