Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Artwork by Graham Humphreys revealed ahead of Frightfest 2017
With line-ups falling into place and tickets on sale, The Horror Channel’s Frightfest has now revealed its new stunning artwork for 2017, produced by Graham Humphreys. Expect more Frightfest news as and when we have it here at This is Horror. In the meantime, take a look at the official website here for ticket news or simply to whet your appetite for the August Bank Holiday Weekend at London’s Cineworld Leicester Square and The Prince Charles Cinema.
Horror-themed progressive sludge album I, Awake, coming September from Upcdownc
Said to be inspired by the soundtracks of John Carpenter and symphonic pieces by Fabio Frizzi, while simultaneously quoting influences such as the later work of Swans, I, Awake, may well be an album that horror fans will be on the look out for in September. Covering subject matter such as sleep, dreams, nightmares and fear, you can see what all the fuss is about by listening to the first track the band have shared ahead of release, below and get over to their website for more updates, here.
What do you get when you cross a classic detective noir story with an imagined world where the classic movie monsters of the fifties and sixties played themselves and are now out of work, doing regular jobs. Add to that that they may be the only people who can help discover the whereabouts of a missing teenager – none other than the son of Dracula and you get, as a matter of fact, Monstertown, by Bruce Golden. The novel will be released by PS Publishing this month and you can place your pre-order, as well as reading more about the release, here.
Stellar line-up of screenwriters and filmmakers to appear at ‘Highlighting Horror’ event at Derby’s Quad
Would be scriptwriters and filmmakers would do well to make their way to the Quad in Derby on Saturday 19 August, where a panel of luminaries from the horror film industry, including Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife), Jennifer Handorf (The Devil’s Business) and Joe Aherne (Ultraviolet, The Secret of Crickley Hall) will be offering advice on the art of making horror films at the first Highlighting Horror event. Presented by the Quad and The Horror Writer’s Association, it looks like a day not to be missed. Tickets are priced at £35 for access to all the day’s sessions. More information is available at the website, here.