News Round-up Week Ending 4 August 2023

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

LacunasPointOut now from writer Tim Meyer and DarkLit Press, Lacuna’s Point

Three years ago, Ellie Brower’s daughter went missing somewhere in the heart of Virginia. Today, Ellie receives a mysterious text message that leads her to believe her daughter might still be alive. She follows this rabbit hole to the coastal town of Lacuna’s Point.

But there’s something wrong with this place. The town’s only constable is zero help and downright hostile. There’s a beloved mayor who presides over town affairs, but no one has ever seen his face. Meanwhile, an enormous clock tower holds something sinister behind its cyclopean eye of time.

As Ellie unravels the mystery of her missing daughter, the town begins to change. Its geography. Its spirit. Slowly, this homely paradise transforms into a nightmarish dreamworld. And not just the town; the people themselves are slowly evolving into something…else. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

DeadBranchesAvailable now from author Benjamin Langley and Crystal Lake Publishing, Dead Branches

When Thomas Tilbrook receives a letter telling him that his estranged father is dying, he realises it’s finally time to go back to the Cambridgeshire Fens. But going back evokes memories of the last time he saw his father—memories that he can’t entirely trust.
Thomas remembers the summer of 1990 like it was yesterday: long hot days in the sun, watching the World Cup on TV… and his best friend John going missing.
He remembers how the silence of the adults had forced him to investigate what had happened to John with his brother and cousins. After all, who knew the hidden pathways and secrets of a village better than they did? Could it have been the local bogeyman Shaky Jake? Could one of the creatures on his deck of horror cards have been responsible? Could it be the dead tree with the sinister smile that watched him from a nearby field? …or could the truth be closer to home and far worse than he could ever possibly have imagined? Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

TheNeverDeadNew from editor Dan Henk and DeadGuy LLC, The Never Dead

As Rod Sterling famously said, “You unlock this door with the key to your imagination”. Sixteen tales of horror and woe are ensconced here.
A record played backwards opens a portal to a dimension of monsters, a victim of abuse exacts her revenge when her werewolf gene takes over at the next full moon, skinheads try to kill a local kid, only to discover the horrible reality of what he really is. A father watches his son die in antipathy but evolves into an apocalyptic preacher as humanity descends into chaos, a cassette tape dropped by a local records store drives its listeners mad. And eleven more stories that harken back to the horror of old! The Tales From The Crypt, Outer Limits, Weird Tales; whispers of a reality that lies just beneath the surface of our mundane lives. Available now in eBook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook, you can pick up your copy here.


Permanent link to this article:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.