Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Bram Stoker Awar-winning publisher Omnium Gatherum present the latest novel from Kaaron Warren (The Grief Hole, Dead Sea Fruit). Tide of Stone takes a tower as its setting, in which the very worst of the world’s criminals are incarcerated. They were faced with a bizarre choice at sentencing, to receive the death penalty or eternal life. After choosing the latter, they are left with the expanse of time to come to terms with the horror of that decision. Kaaron Warren is a multiple-award-winning author and with a premise as dark as this, Tide of Stone is sure to be a great read. It is available now and you can get hold of your copy in eBook or paperback format here.
Cardiff invites horror fans for the weekend of 29 and 30 September for the ‘Fractured Visions’ film festival
Featuring screenings of eight brand new feature films, two classics and ten short pieces, Fractured Visions is a horror movie festival, headed up this year by Phil Escott (Cruel Summer) and Mr. Mikel J. Koven (La Dulce Morte). The aim is to bring horror to the masses, on the big screen, particularly focussing on excellent titles which may otherwise only be seen at home on DVD or VOD platforms. They are also accepting submissions for budding filmmakers to submit their own horror shorts to be screened at the event. Information on listings, ticketing and submissions are all available at the website, here.
Serial Box presents its first horror serial, Silverwood, with an outstanding cast of writers
As announced by Brian Keene at Scare that Care, he has been writing a horror serial for the Serial Box platform, in TV writer’s room style environment, alongside Stephen Kozeniewski, Richard Chizmar, The Sisters of Slaughter and original Silverwood concept creator Tony E. Valenzuela. Billed as a combination of Twin Peaks and The X-Files, the serial will feature homicidal boy scouts, ravenous black goo and a cover-up conspiracy a la Stranger Things. Silverwood will launch on 3 October, just in time for Halloween and you can get more information here.