News Round-up Week Ending 24 January 2020

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

girlinthevideoComing 28 April, from This is Horror creator Michael David Wilson, The Girl in the Video

Released through Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and featuring this stunning cover art by long time This is Horror affiliated artist Pye Parr, comes The Girl in the Video. In this, the debut novella from This is Horror creator Michael David Wilson, a teacher receives a weirdly arousing video, causing his life to descend into paranoia and obsession. More videos follow—each containing information no stranger could possibly know. But who’s sending them? And what do they want? The answers may destroy everything and everyone he loves. The Girl in the Video launches 28 April, and is available for pre-order now, here and here. UK and European customers may wish to wait until later when the book is made available on Amazon.co.uk with free or reduced-cost shipping.


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Frightfest Glasgow announces line-up for fifteenth year festival

Frightfest Glasgow have announced the line-up for their fifteenth year of the festival. Taking place from 5 – 7 March at the Glasgow Film Theatre, headline attractions include a new special cut of Synchronic, the latest from the acclaimed duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (both of whom intend to be in attendance. Graham Hughes will present his horror mockumentary, Death of a Vlogger, while there will also be the UK premiere of the gory horror-comedy The Cleansing Hour. For full programme details and to buy your tickets, visit the Frightfest website, here.


FindingJerichoDave Jeffrey’s Finding Jericho, a narrative exploring mental health, re-released 31 January, through Demain Publishing

Originally released in 2008 and since included on the BBC’s Headroom recommended reading list, Finding Jericho is a novel that tackles issues of mental health, head-on. Jonathan Dupree is a young man who moves back in with his mother to help her care for his uncle, a life-long sufferer of mental illness. When school kids target Jonathan, he makes a pact with a local gang to fit in, a pact that will see him betray his family and seek redemption from a most unlikely source. The question is, will it work? Pre-order your copy of this important release, here.


KEV HARRISON


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