Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Crystal Lake Publishing release collaborative novel by Aaron Dries and Mark Allan Gunnells
Crystal Lake Publishing have released a new novel, just in time for Christmas. Written as a collaboration between Aaron Dries (House of Sighs) and Mark Allan Gunnells (The Quarry), Where the Dead Go to Die is set in a hospice where people spend their last days before being euthanised before becoming monsters known as ‘smilers’. The book is both a genre work, with quasi-zombie monsters and a political piece, handling as it does the subject of euthanasia. It’s one that This is Horror is looking forward to and you can get all the info on it here.
New Christmas horror anthology released
A collection of short genre stories has been put together by author Kevin J Kennedy and is now available to buy in paperback and kindle formats. Taking on the tradition of the short Christmas horror story which was heavily popularised during the Victorian period, the collection features work by more than a dozen authors, some of whom have been awarded for their previous work. You can see the full listings here.
Hereford Films signs up Tormented
Directed by Adam Stephen Kelly (Done In), Tormented is the first in a series of US-set films slated for production by the UK-based Hereford Films. The movie will tell the story of a teenage girl who is involved in a serious car accident and, suffering from the grief of the loss of her sister, begins to have harrowing supernatural experiences. Tormented is scheduled for release in 2017.
Supernatural terror in The Snare, coming in January
Scheduled for release in January 2017, The Snare finds a group of British friends together for a weekend at the seaside which goes horribly wrong, when a supernatural force refuses to let them leave their holiday apartment. The film is the debut full-length from director C. A. Cooper and stars Eaoifa Forward alongside Dan Paton. You can view the trailer below.