Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Sole Survivor by Zachary Ashford, the next installment in Unnerving’s ‘Rewind or Die’ series, coming 26 March
An uninhabited island … Several hundred hidden cameras … Ten contestants who think they’re stranded … One man employed to thin their numbers … One predatory species determined to feed … For the contestants of television’s latest prime-time reality show, the plane crash is a mere inconvenience on their way to fame and fortune. Unfortunately, there’s no rescue coming. Instead, the producers have other ideas, like watching them find the island’s killer creatures for themselves … Like watching them die. Tune in and discover who will be the Sole Survivor! This debut novella by Zachary Ashford (The Encampment by the Gorge and Bloody Memory) is available for pre-order right now, here.
Coming 27 March from Crystal Lake Publishing and author Jonathan Fortin, Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus
England, 1876. Twenty-year-old Maraina Blackwood has always struggled to adhere to the restrictive standards of Victorian society, denying the courage and desire that burn within her soul. But after a terrifying supernatural encounter, Maraina’s instincts compel her to action. Maraina soon discovers a plot to unleash a new world—one of demonic aristocrats, bloody rituals, and nightmarish monsters. Putting her upbringing aside, Maraina vows to fight the dark forces assuming control of England. But as her world transforms, Maraina finds that she too must transform … and what she becomes will bring out all that she once buried. From Jonathan Fortin (Requiem in Frost) and Crystal Lake Publishing, Lilitu: The Memoirs of a Succubus is available for pre-order now, here.
High school junior Cassie Adler just wanted the bullying to stop. She thought gaining a spot on the varsity soccer team would whip up instant friends, but it isn’t until the popular girls need Cassie’s help that they acknowledge her presence. Cassie reluctantly agrees to participate in a prank that turns sour fast. Now with blood on their hands, she and the popular girls race to cover their tracks. But something savage knows what they’ve done, and it’s hungry for revenge. Can Cassie redeem herself before it’s too late, or will her deadly sins ketchup to her? Find out in Nico Bell’s debut novella, Food Fright, available for pre-order right now, here.
Are you, the reader, safe in the train carriage on your commute home from work? Are you safe at night reading in the comfort of your favourite armchair or do you lay awake at night clutching the baseball bat? In this terrifying collection you’ll find renegade filmmakers, masked maniacs, opportune thieves, and disturbed individuals. People you interact with every day who have dirty little secrets. Do you really know what your neighbours are up to? From Robert Essig, author of Stronger Than Hate, In Black and Death Obsessed; and Jack Bantry, editor of Splatterpunk Zine, comes 11 tales of horror and examination of the dark side of human behaviour that will fray your nerves, leaving you to double and triple check that you’ve locked the door at night. Released 6 March, through Deaths Head Press, Shallow Graves is available now, here.