Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Following on from his novel Night Waves in the early part of 2019, writer David Irons returns with Night Creepers, a new novel of horror from Severed Press. When seven strangers are invited to attend the funeral and will reading of the affluent Gregory Blitzer, they soon find themselves trapped in the tiny remote church where the service takes place. Before long they end up opening the coffin, only to discover there is no body and in its place there is a crude tunnel to the catacombs below, where something lies in wait. You can pre-order your copy of Night Creepers, here. Check out the trailer, below.
New from PS Publishing and writer & scholar of the weird, S. T. Joshi, comes Something From Below
In this new novella of cosmic horror, channelling Lovecraft, Hodgson and others while retaining his own compelling voice, S. T. Joshi creates a weird, yet poignant world for its protagonist, Allison Mannering. Having just returned to northeastern Pennsylvania from college, she finds her father has died in suspicious circumstances, while her mother seeks to avoid even discussing what has happened. Allison is forced to look into the mystery herself, uncovering horrors that date back a century or more. As ever with PS Publishing, Something From Below is available in a gloriously realised jacketed hardback edition (pictured) as well as a signed version, limited to just one hundred copies. Pre-order your copy here.
Coming 22 October from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing and W. P. Johnson, The Eight Eyes That Watch You Die
Released 22 October, just in time for halloween, is The Eight Eyes That Watch You Die. Written by W. P. Johnson and released through Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, the novel is the story of Arcana, whose shadow long ago brought about pure darkness and who, at the point of her death, hid her eight eyes around the world, where The Unbroken Weave and their band of silk addicts now hunt them down. Intrigued? You should be. You can pre-order The Eight Eyes That Watch You Die in paperback and eBook right now, here.
Dr Herbert West Astounding Tales of Medical Malpractice, adapted from H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-animator’, out now
Adapted by Bruce Brown, illustrated by Thomas Boatwright and released through Arcana Studio, Dr Herbert West Astounding Tales of Medical Malpractice is a graphic novel adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West: Re-animator’ aimed at children. While the book remains mostly faithful to the original, the bright, vivid illustrations and toned-down horror elements make this a great gateway for young readers into the world of horror fiction. Released in September, it is available now, here.