News Round-up Week Ending 13 January 2017

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

Close calls

Psychedelic horror Close Calls due for spring 2017 release

When Morgan is asked to take care of her crazy grandma and subsequently consumes a cocktail of psychotropic drugs, her paranoid delusions ratchet up to the point of sheer terror. Directed by Richard Stringham (Forever Mine, Found), the movie harks back to the atmosphere of classic horrors by the likes of Wes Craven and Dario Argento. Take a look at the trailer, below.


Unsung Stories to release Pseudotooth, the debut novel from Verity Holloway

Coming in March 2017, Pseudotooth, by Verity Holloway features a young woman beset by unexplained seizures and blackouts, who finds therapy in the form of William Blake’s literature and her own writings in a journal about a recurring subject of her visions, one Feodor, a troubled East Londoner of Russian descent. She soon finds herself in a parallel world of sorts, in the company of an enigmatic man, called Chase.

While firmly lodged in the fantastic, the story is aimed at challenging society’s attitudes to purity, acceptance and, ultimately, those who are shunned from society and why. This is horror will bring you more news on this novel as we have it and you can read more about it in the meantime, here.




Dark Fuse Magazine Hosting Micro Fiction Contest: Tiny Terrors

Dark Fuse Magazine are holding a micro fiction writing contest, entitled Tiny Terrors, for which the prequalification round is open now. To pre-qualify, aspiring writers need to submit a tiny horror story of up to fifty words only. If accepted, they will then go forward to the competition proper, which will operate in a tournament format and have a higher word limit of up to 200 words. There are cash prizes up for grabs and would-be entrants can find all the information here. Good luck!


New novel from Tom Deady Eternal Darkness due for imminent release

Described as a character-driven, classic horror, Eternal Darkness by Tom Deady (Haven) finds terror in the town of Bristol, Massachusetts, as something is killing its people. Three young protagonists take up the mantle of uncovering the grisly truth.

Richard Chizmar (A Long December) has described the novel as reminiscent of early Stephen King, which makes this one to watch out for.

More information on the book is currently available here and This is Horror will bring you our opinions on the book in a review very soon. Watch this space.


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