James Herbert Award picks first winner
On Wednesday 1 April, Nick Cutter – pseudonym of the author Craig Davidson, scooped the first annual James Herbert Award for his novel, The Troop. Cutter’s novel won through a strong field including Bird Box by Josh Malerman, M.R. Carey’s The Girl With All The Gifts and Kim Newman’s An English Ghost Story. Kerry Herbert, daughter of the late horror master James said this about The Troop “This is the darkest of tales where human evil meets an insatiable force of nature to wreak havoc on kids, a scout troop, no less. What could be better? My father would have chuckled in his chair; his fans will love it. And you’ll never go camping again. The Troop is a brilliant and terrifying classic that I am proud to champion as the first winner of the James Herbert Award for Horror Writing – it’s now one of my favourite books.”
Apocalypse Season hits Horror Channel
Horror Channel is bringing you the end of the world, Apocalypse Season begins on 4 April with the network première of Stephen King’s The Mist. The week after sees the UK TV première of The Day, whereas Saturday 18 April features Planet Terror. The season draws to an end with Damnation Alley on Saturday 24 April. Horror Channel will also be screening the TV series of The Stand from 4 – 24 April.
Fear The Walking Dead
The first teaser for Fear The Walking Dead, the spin-off show from AMC’s The Walking Dead has been released. Blink and you’ll miss this 16 second clip but expect to see more details on this at This Is Horror as they emerge.
Double Spectral Goodness
Spectral Press have this week released the third episode in James Everington’s The Quarantined City, entitled Spot The Difference. Spectral have also announced the release of The Bureau of Them by Cate Gardner. The book will be released in mid-2015 and is available to pre-order in a variety of formats from the Spectral Press website.