News Round-up Week Ending 17 March 2023

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

AgonysLodestoneComing 14 April from writer Laura Keating and Tenebrous Press, Agony’s Lodestone

A grave could be visited. Ashes could be scattered.  But simply vanishing? That ripped a hole in the world the size of a life, and through that hole sighed a terrible wind repeating a single note: Gone.

For years, Aggie had forgotten the real Joanne; the way her sister had laughed, fought, been. But now that the videotape made her real again—no matter how many times the recording changed, no matter how terrifying the flickering images—it was all Aggie wanted. To trade the Gone for the One. She owed Joanne that much. To say she was sorry. That it had been her fault. It had been all their faults. Available for pre-order in a special, limited edition pack including the book, a signed print and a t-shirt, you can guarantee your copy direct from the publisher, here.

CuttersDeepOut now from author Ronald McGillvray and Library and Archives Canada, Cutter’s Deep

Down a lonely stretch of highway stands the deserted and desolate town of Cutter’s Deep. Except it’s not as desolate as it seems. In fact, there’s quite a lot going on behind its decaying facade and for those unfortunate to find themselves within its shadow, it’s almost always deadly. Within its guarded walls lives a young man named Arlington Woods. He’s about to meet an outsider who’s going to trigger something hidden deep within him that just might destroy Cutter’s Deep. And the rest of the world with it.Available now in eBook and paperback, you can grab your copy here.

BloodstainedNarrativesArriving 17 April from Editors Matthew Edwards and Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, and University Press of Mississippi, Bloodstained Narratives

In Bloodstained Narratives: The Giallo Film in Italy and Abroad, contributors explore understudied aspects of gialli. The chapters introduce readers to a wide range of films, including masterpieces from Argento and overlooked gems, all of them examined in close detail. Rather than understanding giallo as focalized exclusively in Italy in the 1970s, this collection explores the extension of gialli narratives abroad through different geographies and times. This book examines Italian gialli of the 1970s as well as American neo-gialli, French productions, Canadian horror films of the 1980s, and Asian rewritings of this “yellow” cycle of crime/horror films. Bloodstained Narratives also features interviews with two giallo film directors, including cult favorite Antonio Bido. Rather than fading from the cinematic stage, gialli serves as a precursor and steady accomplice to horror-thriller films through the twenty-first century. Available for pre-order now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.


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