Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Special edition of Josh Malerman’s Bird Box to be released through Dark Regions Press
First published in 2014, Josh Malerman’s Bird Box received glowing praise, as it told the story of a woman rowing her two children down river blindfolded in an attempt to escape something, be it man or creature. Dark Regions Press have announced that the book is to be re-issued in a special edition, with stunning artwork by Vincent Chong (a sample of which can be seen above). The special edition will feature an oversize hard cover, illustrated dust jacket and will be signed by both the author and the artist. It will be limited to five hundred and twenty-six copies, so interested parties will have to act first to get their copy. Pre-orders will begin soon and you can find all the information on the release here.
Gothic monsters on a collision course with heavy metal icons in Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos
Featuring Morbid Angel’s David Vincent, Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth and more, Realm of the Damned: Tenebris Deos is a new animated motion comic feature from director Tom Paton and based on the original graphic novel by Alex Worley. It’s described as fast-paced, raw and leaving no church unburned. You can find more information about the film here and take a look at the trailer, below.
Richard Chizmar reveals new novella co-written with Stephen King to take place in Castle Rock
After billing 1991’s Needful Things as the last story to come from the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine, it seems Stephen King is making a return to the town in Maine of his own invention. The news was leaked by Richard Chizmar who confirmed that a new novella which he has co-written with King will take place in the iconic location. There are no plot details thus far, but we will bring you more news on this as we have it.