Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Out now from Haunt Publishing and editor Lauren T. Davila, When Other People Saw Us They Saw The Dead
A faceless man stalks a woman’s nightmares in Hollywood. A Kanontsistóntie is summoned to seek revenge in a monastery. A move from the projects to Manhattan leads to ominous shadows closing in. Two sisters discover a secret room in their farm, unearthing a sinister power. When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead is an anthology of dark, unsettling writing from some of the most exciting contemporary BIPOC writers. Blending Gothic, horror, folklore, fantasy and fairy-tale, these eerie short stories will disturb, move and humour you. Death is ever-present in the pages of They Saw the Dead, blending with notions of home, memory, grief and belonging, as well as gentrification, white supremacy and colonisation. Edited by Lauren T. Davila, They Saw the Dead explores what it is to be truly haunted. Available in paperback and eBook formats, you can grab your copy here.
New from Hollowstone Press and creator Paul Stephenson, Bleakwood, a new horror podcast
Introducing Bleakwood, a horror podcast from the creator of Blood on the Motorway and the Sunset Chronicles. In Bleakwood, Hollow Stone Press’s new horror podcast, listeners will explore the dark corners of a small English town, as host Paul Stephenson delves into tales out of the ordinary from this seemingly ordinary town. From classic ghost stories to terrifying creature features, Bleakwood will leave listeners haunted for days to come. But each story is a hint, a fragment found in a world beyond the world’s end. With stories by authors including Dan Howarth, Helen Lane, Sam Tindale, and many more, Bleakwood is the perfect podcast for all horror fans. Each episode brings a fresh new tale of terror from the mysterious town, while the narrator tries to put together the greatest puzzle ever – what do these stories have to do with the world’s end? Each episode features a new horror story, read by Paul Stephenson. You can listen to the entire series on Hollow Stone Press’s website, or on iTunes, YouTube, or wherever you get your podcasts. Listen to the trailer on Spotify, here.
After Jack’s wife passes away he is asked by their friend, Ellen, to fulfill a promise his wife made a long time ago. Reluctantly, Jack agrees and, along with Ellen and her granddaughter Dani, the three return to Hethpool Grange – a forgotten hospital in Northumberland – to confront a dark and brutal past. A past Jack has tried for almost sixty years to forget. But there is something waiting for them in Hethpool Grange. Something which has not forgotten, or forgiven, their sins. And it is hungry… Available to pre-order in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.