Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Frightfest announces world premiere of The Terror of Hallow’s Eve
Boasting a retro style to accompany it’s 1980s setting, The Terror of Hallow’s Eve is based on true events and features a young boy with a difficult family life and an obsession with all things horror. When he makes a wish to scare those who don’t understand him to death, he does not expect the result. Frightfest UK have managed to secure the world premiere of this new release, which will take place on 28 August. Ticketing information and more are available at the Frightfest website, here.
The babysitting job from hell with the Annabelle experience
Ahead of the release of the new film from the Conjuring universe, Annabelle: Creation, a secret location in London will be playing host to a world first horror experience. Visitors will first be asked to take care of a seemingly harmless eleven year old girl as they walk around a spooky, purpose-built mansion. Things will start to go wry however, as a variety of special effects come together to scare the life out of guests. These include directed sound units, lighting effects and genuine props from the forthcoming film. Tickets for the attraction are available now, here.
Knucklebones, the chilling debut novel from Marni Scofidio, coming August from PS Publishing
Set in rural North Wales, Knucklebones is the story of an ordinary, calm person who heads off on a collision course with a neighbour when things go wrong. Described as chilling and frantically-paced, Knucklebones is a tale of human horror and is available to pre-order in limited edition hardcover from PS Publishing here.
Bargain limited edition hard covers in Dark Fuse’s clearance
Fans of Dark Fuse publishing and their brand of dark fiction will be delighted to hear that they currently have a clearance sale on all limited edition hard covers. You can pick up full listings and grab yourself a bargain here.
Audio adaptation of folk horror classic, Blood on Satan’s Claw, coming soon
Forty-six years after the original film, the folk horror classic Blood on Satan’s Claw has been recreated in audio form by Bafflegab. With scripting by Mark Morris, the recording features Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Game of Thrones) Ralph Ineson (The Witch) and Linda Hayden, star of the original film. The plot follows the events of a small town where a bewitched skull is uncovered, leading to the youth of the town being seduced by Satan and spending their days in the forest enacting deeds of sex and violence. Information on how you can listen to it will be appearing on their Facebook page soon.