Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Lost Voices is a horror anthology of tales left by the wayside: stories recorded on abandoned VHS tapes, horrors found in lifeless towns, voices silenced by the encroaching darkness. Born from a conversation about screwed up stories that’d been rejected from various anthologies, magazines, and callouts for being too weird, freaky, and dark, Lost Voices dredges these lost tales from a past better forgotten. Featuring twelve dark tales by Joseph Sale, Emily Harrison, Christa Wojciechowski and Ross Jeffery, Lost Voices promises to push the boundaries of what horror can be and do. With a foreword by Steve Stred, you can pick up your copy right now, here.
New from author S. A. Hunt and Tor Books, Burn the Dark, the first volume of a new urban fantasy horror series
Burn The Dark stars Robin, a YouTube celebrity gone viral with her intensely-realistic witch hunter series. However, even her millions of followers don’t know the truth: her series isn’t fiction. Robin’s viral adventures will continue in I Come With Knives and The Hellion out later this year – so make sure to stay tuned! Best selling author Jonathan Maberry says: “Burn the Dark is a brilliant debut! S. A. Hunt gets everything right about the creepier aspects of 21st century digital culture and presents a compelling and memorable female lead.” Released 14 January, you can pick up your copy right now, here.
New from the Splatterpunk Award-winning author of Kill For Satan, comes The Fucking Zombie Apocalypse. Phil went on an epic bender last night after breaking up with Crazy Sue. And now he’s waking up with the mother of all hangovers. But that’s the good news. Crazy Sue has called and left a message. She has Phil’s hamster, George the Magnificent, and she’s threatening to squash George if Phil doesn’t come back to her. She gives him an hour to make his way back across town to her place. Still in a drunken daze, Phil bolts from his bed and heads outside, at which point he runs headfirst into yet another complication–the fucking zombie apocalypse has started. But Phil loves his rodent buddy and he means to get to Crazy Sue’s place–whatever it takes. Available 30 January, you can pre-order your copy now, here.
Wicca Book, the first ever Greek-made indie horror series, available online now
Shot by Greek filmmaker Vahagn Karapetyan, Wicca Book is an independent film series, available to view online. Focussing on the character of Mia, who finds a mysterious book in a cave. She is then confronted by the devil, and forced to leave the book behind. A purely visual film, Wicca Book is shot entirely without dialogue. You can view the trailer below and, if you like it, subscribe to the YouTube channel for further episodes.
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