News Round-up Week Ending 24 April 2020

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

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Things in the Well release a second volume of Infected: Tales to Read Alone, coming 26 April

Featuring short fiction by F. Paul Wilson, Tracy Fahey, Chris Mason and Calvin Demmer, among others, Infected 2: Tales to Read Alone is the second in this series of isolation anthologies from Things in The Well, raising money for the Save The Children Coronavirus Response fund. With the first volume receiving rave reviews and a thrilling cast of writers who have given their stories over for use in the anthology, fans under lockdown will be sure to want to get their hands on this new volume, also edited by Steve Dillon. You can get hold of your copy, in paperback or ebook format, here.


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Grimmfest, Manchester’s premium horror movie festival launches Grimmfest TV

UK based GRIMMFEST, one of Europe’s most prestigious genre film festivals, is delighted to announce the launch of GRIMMFEST TV on Monday 20th April 2020.  GRIMMFEST TV is a new TV channel dedicated to horror films of all types, through which viewers can access exciting features and short films from the Grimmfest archives. GRIMMFEST TV will be available at: Grimmfest.com/TV. Festival Director Simeon Halligan said ‘Right now, it’s impossible to access cinemas or screening events in most countries, and we thought it would be a great idea to give something back to all of the amazing genre film fans out there that keep all of us film makers and exhibitors doing what we love to do. With that in mind, Grimmfest has been busy curating content for our new channel with award winning horror shorts and features that have premiered at recent additions of Grimmfest. The films will be available to view for free, while the world is in Lockdown.’.


Murder HouseNew from writer CV Hunt and Atlatl Press, Murder House, coming 29 May

It’s not the house you should be afraid of, it’s the people who live there. Laura’s boyfriend, Brent, is an author and he’s writing a true crime book about the Hallow’s Eve Massacre. The publisher has given Brent a tight deadline and the opportunity to stay in the house where the massacre took place. But the basement creeps Laura out and she’s left questioning her sanity after she sees things that may or may not be there. When Brent begins to act strange, Laura writes it off to the pressure of his deadline. Is Laura really losing her mind or is there something in the house that’s changing the couple? Find out in Murder House, coming 29 May and available for pre-order right now, here.


KEV HARRISON


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