Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Recently released by Thunderstorm Books, Walk The Darkness Down, a weird western by John Boden
Originally released as a hardcover only, Walk the Darkness Down is a weird western by John Boden (Rattlesnake Kisses) dealing with a cast of characters fighting their demons, in a story that is as calmly unsettling and surreal as it is vicious and violent. Chad Lutzke (The Same Deep Water As You) describes it as a “Wizard of Oz-esque, Tolkienish adventure that feels more like Lansdale meets 80’s body horror meets Gunsmoke.” With the limited hardcover long sold out, the novel is soon to be released in eBook format, with a paperback to follow. We will provide dates and pre-order links when we have them.
London’s Miskatonic Institute presents ‘Hellbound Hearts’ – The Dark Art of Clive Barker
Taking place at London’s Horse Hospital on 9 May is a one off lecture on the work of Clive Barker. Exploring the ever-present themes in Barker’s work of sex, death, religion and selling one’s soul, this class will cover his body of fiction as well as film. The instructor of the event, Sorcha Ni Fhlainn, is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Studies and is the author of the 2017 book: Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer. Tickets are priced at just £10 and are available now, here.
New release by Ray Cluley, 6/6, available for pre-order now
When the short film series known as 6/6 appeared on YouTube, they caused quite a stir. More so when they were subsequently removed. In 6/6, Ray Cluley (Water for Drowning) presents a critical overview of the films and the circumstances surrounding them. Released through Black Shuck Books, this chapbook will be strictly limited to sixty-six copies and is available for pre-order now priced, naturally, at £6.66 and released on 6 June. Claim your copy, here.
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